Wednesday, 2 January 2008

Happy New Year

The London fireworks are amazing. This was the first time I had seen them. I've heard them often enough but I've usually been bent over a drunken person who is vomiting on my shoes as the chimes of Big Ben ring out. Happily, I had the night off this year and went to see the display and thoroughly enjoyed myself.


Yes, I had a drink but not enough to put me in the back of the Booze Bus. How embarrassing would that be? I don't drink a lot anyway.


Now I said I was about to go on extended leave and I am. I was ill on New Year's day because I have been trying to throw off this stupid man flu I've got, so I wasn't on duty in the evening (nothing to do with my New Year's eve, honestly). The rest has helped recharge a battery but I need a total MOT, so I will be unavailable until the end of January. No more posts 'til then I'm afraid, although I have a few waiting in the wings which I never got around to writing up!

I'm back on duty on the 30th of January, so I will start writing again after that.

Many thanks to those of you who bought the book. Thanks for the positive reviews you've given me (don't forget to write reviews on Amazon and Waterstone's websites - it all helps sales). I walked into a bookshop in Charing Cross Road and it was staring at me from the 'favourites' table...cool. At least I know it's getting out there.

If it does well, I will write some more but that will be down to sales. Business first for publishers you see.

So, thank you for reading this blog and have a great January. I'll be back soon...

Be safe.

16 comments:

Hugh said...

enjoy the break

Emma said...

You stay safe and I look forward to your return with your batteries fully charged..xx

oliviascotland said...

Have a great break - and we'll look forward to your return, refreshed and recharged in February.

Elaine said...

Aw... Going to miss your blog updates but I hope you have a great few weeks... looking forward to when you return. :)

Sue said...

Have a wonderful and restful month off and hurry back to us, we'll miss you! Now at least I don't have to peer at every FRU that drives past and think "is that him" - I need to get out of the office more!! xx

Matt M said...

Have a great break. Thanks for a bunch of interesting and well written posts during 2007.

I look forward to your return.

Anonymous said...

I hope you and scruffs enjoy the break, take care and stay safe, Helen

miss emma said...

sue i do the same thing sadly! the book arrived today and it will makenice break from revision!

Paramedci to be said...

enjoy the break. U diserve it:)

RandomPinkness said...

I hope you enjoy the break, I think this is my first comment even though I've been reading for a fair while, but I've only just noticed that the name you've written the book under, whether it's a pseudonym or not, is also the name of my father, Gray's even spelt right, and come to think of it he does spend a lot of time in London... ;) Can't wait for the next post, oh and Happy New Year.

izzgoo said...

My book arrived today via amazon(along with blood sweat and tea), me thinks the postman had a read as one end was open but the books were not battered, despite having fallen across the doormat ! Gonna have an early night and a read instead of a surf....

H said...

missing the blog. I like to read it and think i'm not the only one that has to deal with crap.

Kieran said...

Long time no read ! been really getting down to my studying i'm afraid !

hope all is well and i'll get back reading soon, hopefully ordering a copy of your book soon!


- Kieran

Supermouse said...

Thanks for all the posts you've done. I look forward to your return in February.

miss emma said...

ive finished the book and wish there was a follow-up! we had to call an ambulance for my mum the other day as she was having DIB and the guy that turned up in the FRU was scottish which made me think of you!

Anonymous said...

I'm a Medic from 'across the pond', and it seems we (almost)share the same sarcastic, (slightly) cynical sense of humour...(did I spell that correctly?); and some of the same background, which of course, isn't really suprising, is it? Anyway, we in the States that can read and/or have the same occupation enjoy your site a great deal. Stay safe and smiling...