Saturday, 5 December 2009

Festive Fiction

Got my copy of Take a Break's Christmas Fiction Feast yesterday. My story, spread over 4 pages, begins on page 8 and has some lovely illustrations to accompany it so not too worried Norah's changed my title from 'Ice Angels' to 'An Angel in Bovver Boots'!

I'm in good company this month with my writing chums Teresa Ashby, Della Galton, Pam Weaver, Sandra Beswetherick, Sally Quilford and Geraldine Ryan. Just thinking off the top of my head here so if I've missed anyone out, apologies ;0)

And still in festive mood, I put up the Christmas tree this morning. Not a bauble in sight this year. I've gone for the rustic look with pine cones, gingerbread men, candy canes and ribbon. I like it. Not sure what Himself will think. He's more the glitter and tinsel type. Who said 'chav'?




Might dry out some orange slices tomorrow to string with ribbon and hang on the tree. I do them fresh every year because they don't seem to save very well. I found two mouldy ones at the bottom of the deco box. Think the trick is to dry them out more slowly. Or buy them ready made as I've done with the cinnamon sticks. Tescos are selling them in packs of 2 for £2 so much cheaper than doing them myself. Though on closer inspection, I think they're twigs and not cinnamon.

7 comments:

Olivia Ryan said...

Well done Sue - and everyone! - on the Christmas stories in TAB FF - can't wait to read them! They can form part of my research on the subject of Why I Can't Sell Stories to TAB!! I did laugh about the title. Angels in Bovver Boots are quite appealing!

Martin H. said...

Congratulations on the four page spread Sue. The tree looks great too!

Janice said...

Wow - Fab and congrats on the Christmas spread, Sue. I'm going to enjoy a lovely read by the fire to get me in the Christmassy mood. AND you got your tree up. I like your style this year, going for it myself this weekend, - if I can get myself, his goodself, and the chainsaw all in gear for this weekend - it might happen!
Love, Janice x

Teresa Ashby said...

Your tree looks good enough to eat, Sue. I'm going to be doing mine today then hoping to sit down and read my festive FF.

Sue Houghton said...

Thanks, all of you. Enjoy the FF special!

Sue Houghton said...

Thanks, all of you. Enjoy the FF special!

Diane said...

Yup, I saw you all in my copy too. :oD

The tree looks lovely. I've not put mine up yet, it's still in the loft, but I love that you've kept yours natural.