I arrive home this morning feeling a bit crumpled.
I had been out with my friend Om last night, and were making good in-roads into a bottle of wine, when I was called by Emma, my sister. Emma is what you might term VERY pregnant and consequently, I have been on standby to go and look after her daughter when she goes into hospital to have the baby.
“I think I’m in labour,” she said.
I rushed across town and got to her house just in time for her contractions to stop. Just in case they started again, I slept on the sofa.
Hence me arriving home this morning feeling a bit crumpled.
I flick on my computer and see a mail from Trevor, my publisher. Good news, he says, “March 2010: The Mango Orchard to be promoted front of store in all Waterstones stores with a 3 for 2 offer.”
I’ve always liked those Waterstones people!