Yesterday, I intended to post a new message but ran out of energy. The contractor came in the morning and laid some new laminate flooring over area where the hearth was. The next task is to deal with a little damp seeping through one wall and redecorating the sitting room. I've decided on three shades of cream paint. One below the dado rail, one above it and a third for the woodwork. In addition I shall make a feature of the wall where the fireplace was with wallpaper. above the dado rail.
The contractor left in time for me to clean up and dust before my guests arrive and lay the dining room table etc. We enjoyed the meal and the company.
Today I met a fellow author. We lunched at Rani, a vegetarian restuarant in Finchley (U.K.) and talked about what we are writing, editors, publishing and much more. The food was delicious. bhajias, thin sliced potatoes deep-fried in chick-pea flour batter, samosas, a curry made with paneer, (Indian curd cheese) other curries, rice and flat breads.
Now I'm making up for being lazy first thing this morning, sleeping a little later than useful, having breakfast in bed and then, before getting ready to go out, reading some of the second book, Something Dangerous, in Penny Vincenzi's wonderful trilogy, The Spoils of Time.