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Ready for School

Dear Mum,

Just a quick one to say hello, welcome back to the UK and it was nice to Skype you yesterday. I’ll try and get back to ‘blogging over the next few weeks, although I have so much on at the moment that its hard to find the time.

To summarise, I’ve started writing another two books, one is a vampire comedy thing, another is about my life with diabetes, I’ve also started planning to collaborate on a musical with one of the girls from my writing group using my old songs and her ideas, finally I’ve also just asked to be a contributor for a music ‘blog called Semplesize, my first article is here.

I’m also currently running six extra Twitter accounts for characters from my book, so that is also taking up my valuable waking hours, plus some of my sleeping ones as I schedule their Tweets to go through the night.

Josh started pre-primary this morning, here’s a picture of him ready to go.

Love

Dan

Joshua. Ready for School

Joshua. Ready for School


Some More Pictures

Dear Mum,

A few more pictures to keep you going, while I’m busy working on marketing my book.

The first one is from Happy Zoo Year and is a painted dog. Because it was a bit later than normal when we got to look round it meant the animals were more active, so the dogs were up and about and investigating things.

The other two pictures are from when we went to Riverton with Julie and Rick, to watch the new year’s day fireworks. We got there fairly early and Josh wanted a swim, so he put on his bathers and went and splashed about in the river for a good half hour. We took a picnic tea with us and ate that, after which bands started playing, which explains the ear defenders! We had a really nice time and the cover bands were actually pretty good, you’d have enjoyed them.

I’m off work on Wednesday to look after Joshua, no Nana this week. Then he’s spending Thursday AND Friday at day-care, so he’s likely to be shattered on Friday night/Saturday.

Hope you and ToF are having fun with Rich/Ana/Jasmine.

Love

Dan

A Painted Dog

A Painted Dog

 

Joshua, Sitting in the Water

Joshua, Sitting in the Water

 

Ear Defenders

Ear Defenders


Jump

Dear Mum,

As you can imagine it’s been a pretty busy few weeks, even the weekend was crazy.

On Friday Deanne went out with the Mum’s from Kindy for an Xmas meal, so Joshua and I went to get some fish and chips, which we ate at the playground at Riverton. During Daycare he had actually taken part in some facepainting (for the first time ever) so I thought I better capture it for posterity, which is the first picture.

Joshua seemed more interested in playing on the playground than eating his chips and potato scallops, but eventually he did take some time out from his busy schedule to have dinner. The second picture is of him looking through the spyglass at the park, this was after we had eaten and we played together for a bit, ho didn’t get to bed until about 9 o’clock.

On Saturday I did what remained of my pre-Christmas, Christmas shopping. I’ll send the UK contingent’s stuff out in the new year. Then I met with Deanne and Josh at the shopping centre at Success, I turned up just in time to stop at Miss Maude’s for a drink and a cake, which was nice. Then we did our food shopping and came home. It was super busy at the shops, but I still have a bit of a disconnect going in my head about Christmas being three days away because it’s sunny and hot!

On Sunday we had an impromptu trip to the Zoo, most of the animals were laying about relaxing, although it wasn’t such a hot day as a few lately, we’ve been up to the high thirties a couple of times. The best picture I got was probably the third one below of the Koala having a bit of a kip.

My final, slightly exciting, news is that I’ve actually got round to publishing my book on Amazon. If you or ToF want it I’ll chuck you a copy of the finished one straight to your Kindles, but if you happen to get a chance tell Rich he can even buy it in Brazil by going to the Brazilian Amazon website and searching for Dan Ladle. The cover of the book is the fourth picture, although I’ve updated it since I did that one but it hasn’t shown up on the site yet!

Love

Dan

Rudolph the Red Nosed Joshua

Rudolph the Red Nosed Joshua

Captain Joshua

Captain Joshua

A Koala

A Koala

Jump by Dan Ladle

Jump by Dan Ladle


Snowflakes Aren’t Falling On Our Heads

Dear Mum,
I’m on call this week so keeping it short and sweet.
Joshua finishes his first year at school tomorrow, and what a year! He’s taking in some cards for his friends and might be meeting up with a few of them over the summer holidays.
That still feels weird, breaking up for the summer holidays…and Christmas!!! Barbecues all round.
He also did his last gymnastics lesson of the year today, but will be starting again in 2015, as well as being enrolled to start swimming lessons. He’s going to be super busy.
Deanne is working hard to get her business off the ground, while she’s not at work on a Monday and Tuesday, and I’m still figuring out what to do at work, as well as getting closer each day to publishing my book.
I’ve also been making some Xmas decorations as we left all ours in the UK. The one you can see below is an Ewok, from Return of the Jedi.
Love
Dan

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Tell Me Why…

Dear Mum,

Monday again! It’s been quite a busy day but I’ve been working most of this evening on my book as I’ve found a decent publisher who accepts electronic copy, so I’ve been working on that tonight.

Deanne took Josh to Kindy so I could go to my interview. It went okay but I wasn’t really suitable for the job I’d gone for, however the nice man gave me the phone number of someone in another institution who I can call and try and wheedle a job out of. He also called her and left a voice-mail for her telling her how good I was, so that’s pretty good. I haven’t managed to contact her yet but I’ll keep trying.

Picked Joshy up from Kindy this a’vo and he seemed perfectly happy, although happy to see me too. Apparently he emptied the sand out of his shoes on the grass before he went back inside after playtime today 🙂 He also did some writing on the computer, although I’ve yet to see the fruits of this labour.

Deanne had a meeting with her CEO today, which went pretty well by the sound of things.

Tomorrow I’m going to try and get my manuscript finished and sent if I can, as well as organising some more house viewings for Wednesday and probably some other bits and pieces.

Oh yes, I also called the NDSS and checked to see if I can get cheap blood test sticks, as they are the thing I’m going to run out of first, it appears that I can, although they’re still going to cost me around eight dollars a tub :-S

Love

Dan