Ferry nice!

April 21, 2010 at 20:36 (1)

I actually quite enjoyed the trip home! Caught the train from Euston, and that made a huge difference — trains are definitely a lot more comfortable than buses!! The journey to Holyhead passed swiftly, it was easy to get onto the boat, there were plenty of seats onboard. I went to the cinema and saw Valentine’s Day — not very good, but perfect for a venue like that, and it passed most of the journey. No problem getting a taxi in Dublin port — there was the longest lines of taxis I’d ever seen, cabbies desperate for work because they’ve been getting nothing from the airports for the past week. I felt sorry for them. Caught the train to Limerick, then my Dad gave me a lift home. Door to door, it took 13 and a half hours. I wouldn’t want to be doing it every time I travelled to London, but it was nowhere near the nightmare journey that I was dreading!!

Today I waded through all of my post and unpacked. Then I started to edit the page proof for Birth of a Killer, the first Mr Crepsley book. This will be my final bit of work on the book — any last-minute changes must be made now, or never. Thankfully I haven’t had to change much so far — in fact, I think I only slightly altered one line in the first 30 pages. By the time I get to this stage, I normally have the book almost exactly the way I want it. But this is my chance to read it the same way that readers will, laid out in the finished format — you sometimes spot tiny things at this late stage that you might have missed on the PC.

Visited my grandparents and parents this evening. Nice to catch up. Bas is still stranded in Liberia, but there’s light at the end of the tunnel, and with luck she should be home by Friday. In the meantime, I’m off to watch some light TV before hitting the sack. It’s nice to be back!!!


  1. Paul Carroll said,

    Poor Bas. I share your pain; my parents are stuck in Rome. They managed to get a flight for tomorrow though…just a day too late for my brother’s 21st today though!

  2. Kathryn Winstanley said,

    Hi, Darren!

    I’m glad to hear you got home safely and the journey wasn’t too bad. I bet it good to be back home now!
    It’s great about the book by the way, I can’t wait unti it comes out, I’m dying to read it!
    I hope Bas has a good journey back on Friday.
    Take care.

    From your huge fan, Kathryn Winstanley 🙂

  3. Stephanie said,

    That sound very pleasent it really does and i cant wait for the first book its going to be fantastic 😀

    • Stephanie said,

      OH i feel bad for Bas 😦 hopefully shell get out of there soon enough 🙂

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