With perfect timing, not only did my Mistress have Amazon vouchers for her birthday, but she got her first royalty cheque from sales on Amazon too. I think she was happier about that than about most of the birthday presents, not because she didn’t like the presents but because for a writer it is a very precious moment to actually receive real money for the work you have done. She says she may frame the email.
Her other presents tell you a little about how strange she is. She was very excited about her new mallet. When she put some stakes in the for the fruit trees using the old one, she was concerned that the head was going to fly off and it was rather dangerous. Now she can bash posts into the ground to her heart’s content! She also had a circular saw, which of course is the sort of present that every woman needs. Best of all she had a ladybird house and new puppy. I don’t have to get jealous of the new puppy because he isn’t here. He’s in Bulgaria. He really is a very cute puppy. http://shopping.rspb.org.uk/p/VirtualGifts/A_Karakachan_puppy.htm The way it works is because the shepherd has a dog to protect the flock he doesn’t need to lay poison to kill the wild animals, so all the wildlife benefits including the birds which otherwise accidentally eat the poison. The dog also keeps the shepherd company, which has to be a good thing. I did ask if we could have a real live one move in with us, or whether I could at least go and visit him, but I don’t think either of those is going to happen. I suppose I shall have enough fun with Shadow’s litter, another puppy would be a bit much right now.
Alfie Dog with a little help from Rosemary J Kind email@example.com
Alfie’s Diary – the Book is available at Amazon UK – https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00583ZGSA