A tad self-indulgent this posting and I hope that is ok. If it’s not ok, I’m sorry. Feel free to move on and spend some serious time deciding if you like the new Bake Off. (Personally, I’ve not seen it. I know it’s not Christian to be as annoyed as I am by Sandi Tosvig but I am a work in progress and I haven’t made much here. “I don’t watch much TV – I’m more of a reader” is not an acceptable answer when someone asks you about your new presenting gig in British TV’s bestest baking programme) I’m sure it will be fine though. It’s really about the bakers I think. Anyway – I have two Nadia’s Food Journeys (or whatever it’s called) to catch up on and as I love Nadia she takes precedence. I will get round to Bake Off eventually.
Is anyone watching Strike? I read the books and have really enjoyed them. I watched the adverts and was a bit concerned that he was going to be a bit too pretty. The Cormoran Strike of the novels is a one legged, chunky, slightly uncouth, drunken detective with very bad hair. Is Tom Burke too pretty? Well yes he is. Now ask me if I am bothered. Nope he’s really good (and pretty – don’t care) and Holliday Grainger is equally good and equally pretty. I thought it was very watchable. I am (because it’s me) a bit concerned about how nasty it is going to get – because the books get a bit nastier as they go on but we shall see.
Also *makes little excited ooooh noise* – Strictly – Rev’d Richard Coles! Yasss. If you don’t follow him on Twitter you should give it serious consideration. I will almost certainly be Team Coles – even if his mother insists he will be well out of it by Michaelmas – whenever that is. I am almost 100% certain that I will not be tempted into Team Jonnie Peacock, despite his winsome charms. (Although I do work for a disability charity and I should possibly be showing some solidarity? No?)
To move on. There will be some changes on the blog in the next week or so. I had thought it was time to move it to content I owned. Views have been going up a bit and I had thought about blogging a bit more often – (“Thinking is not the same as doing Lesley” Aged Parent’s voice in head ) Also, I think something may have got into my stats because I appear to be the third most popular blogger in France which I think is unlikely. However if it is true – Bienvenue Tout Le Monde! (A level in French failed – coming in handy there) I have tried to sort it but it’s not going well, so I think I need to move. I have been assured by the powers that be that all followers etc will be unaffected and there are things that they can do (What things? I ask. Just “things”) It’s not that I don’t have any confidence in science or anything but I wondered if you read this blog reasonably often – you would consider following me elsewhere so that you have a back-up way of contacting me if all else fails. I know that’s a bit pushy but not as pushy as those marketing people on Twitter.
You can find me on Facebook where I have an author page and if you “like” it – you will get a message whenever I post which you can jump with joy at or ignore. You can befriend me on ordinary Facebook if you like but that is just a lot of photos of my dog and me and HOH trying to get the tops off bottles and other elderly things, so maybe a bit boring. Or I am on Twitter and Instagram – just my name Lesley Hargreaves should find me. I usually say hello to most people (unless you are that woman on Twitter who wanted to show me her knickers) The best place to start would probably be searching Lesley Hargreaves Author on Facebook and like that page. Or you can leave it and see what happens. It might be exciting – like those space films where the airlock is opened and you wait to see who suddenly finds themselves floating alone through space. No pressure obviously but it would be nice to take you with me.
Arrrgh! See what happened. I had a really good thing in my head about when Jesus turned water into wine which made me feel very hopeful about things and now I don’t have space to tell you. Sorry, I have gone on. Here’s to meeting on the other side.