A Little Bit of Deja Vu

I am so sorry for the delay in posting again. I’m really just treading water waiting for the sale of Avocado Cottage to go through. And I haven’t been too well lately.

So, to give you something to be getting on with here is an article I did for one of my favourite authors and a very special woman, Barbara Copperthwaite.

https://www.barbaracopperthwaite.com/elaine-spires

Enjoy!… Read the rest »

Fingers and Newly Pedicured Toes Crossed

My iPad has been playing up, hence my silence on the blog.  It’s thrown out my hotmail and is taking slow to another level.  Two nights ago I fell asleep as it was buffering so long while I was waiting to comment on someone’s post on Facebook.  So, if you’ve e-mailed me or messaged me and I haven’t replied, my apologies, and this is the reason why.  It’s also messed up my Skype.  I’ve Skyped the Daughter several times and can see it’s ringing on the screen, yet she tells me it’s not ringing and her Skype has no record … Read the rest »

I Hate To Say ‘I Told You So’

Easter is almost upon us.  And bringing with it the usual press and media contradictions, know what I mean?  You open any paper or women’s magazine and half of it is dedicated to seasonal supermarket ads for Easter eggs and hot cross buns and recipes for Easter cakes while the other half flags up dire warnings of growing obesity and tells us that sugar is the new fat.

I’ve been saying that for years!

It’s no secret that my first novel, What’s Eating Me, is semi-autobiographical in that I’ve struggled with my over-eating compulsion all my life.  And I knew … Read the rest »

MeandSimonAreAsCloseAsThis

Wow!  Where has the time gone?  The days all roll into one and suddenly I haven’t blogged for ages.  How very remiss of me!

There’s been loads going on, not least of all the everyday busyness of looking after Aunty. Added to that, seeing the Younger Nephew in Dahling! You Were Marvellous!, Quiz Night on Monday for the Older Nephew’s Fundraising Week, fabulous Mother’s Day lunch with the even more fabulous Daughter at the Gaucho and Mother’s Day visit to my own Mum’s grave to take her some flowers With the Sister.  Then there’s my drama classes at Stages Studios … Read the rest »

Time for Raspberries Among the Spice

It’s been a while since my last Retailer’s Raspberry, but today I’m going to award one to the Murco Service Station in Upper Rainham Road Elm Park.  Twice I’ve been in there recently and both times the whole transaction has taken place without the assistant even looking at me, other than to glance to see that I’m holding a card to pay with, while he continues his conversation in a foreign language with his colleague.  How rude!  On the second occasion I actually just looked at him and didn’t insert my card into the machine until, after a considerable time, … Read the rest »

Didn’t We Have a Luvverly Time?

Well!  What a day Friday 14th was!  My birthday, of course, along with the Younger Nephew who was 15 (I was slightly older) and I thank everyone for the beautiful cards, presents, messages, flowers which made me feel loved and cherished.  I had a great lunch with the Sister and the Daughter; lovely to spend time with my two favourite ladies!

But it was also THE LAUNCH PARTY!  In case you didn’t hear: the Kindle launch of SINGLES AND SPICE, my fourth novel. And we had a ball!  The wonderful Kim Nash was the organiser and a fabulous job she … Read the rest »

We Have Lift-off!

Yay!  I am beyond thrilled to announce that my fourth novel, Singles and Spice, the second of the Singles’ Trilogy, is available as of tomorrow, 14th March, in Kindle version.  Here is the link: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Singles-Spice-Trilogy-Elaine-Spires-ebook/dp/B00IWZ60MW/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1394746137&sr=1-1&keywords=Singles+and+spice

The paperback version will be out on 4th April.

For several chances to win a signed copy of the paperback, join the launch party on my Facebook page from 9am tomorrow!

Thanks for your continued support!… Read the rest »

Getting Exciting!

Well, what a great few days! First of all, I’ve had some brilliant reviews for my blog tour of Singles’ Holiday.  You can read them all on my Facebook page, www.facebook.com/ElaineSpiresAuthor.  I am going to have a Review section on my website where all my interviews – two great ones this week, too – and reviews are together as soon as the lovely Lisa, who’s been busy with the cover for Singles and Spice, has a moment to do it for me.  Speaking of which, I am over-the-moon with the cover Lisa’s produced for Singles and Spice.  I really love … Read the rest »

Poorly!

After a whingey start to last week, things soon picked up, I’m pleased to say.

On Thursday I had lunch in the Dorchester with the Sister and the Brother; it was the Brother’s Christmas present to us.  Fabulous food, great service, as you would, of course, expect. Unfortunately, at the end of the meal I came sashaying out of the Ladies’ Powder Room with my skirt tucked in my knickers.  Fortunately, the Sister was behind me, or I’d have sashayed through the foyer and up Park Lane liike it!  As I said on Facebook – you can take the girl … Read the rest »