What you don't know is that The Bloke's book has been shortlisted for ...
... The Queensland Premiers Literary Award - Science Writing.
He is very excited.
I am very excited.
If he wins on the 31s August, he will get a noice sum of money. (Albeit that all sums of money are noice.)
If he doesn't win, he will get a noice sticker to put on his book.
Go on. A sticker is a better than a poke in the eye with a sharp stick. (Albeit that almost anything is better than a poke in the eye with a sharp stick.)
And here we are together showing off our books because yesterday the local glossy Weekender came out to do a feature on the Published Knitter and the Published Fish Doctor and their home in the hinterland.
There were many more "here and points" but you'll have to look out for the Weekender to see them.
Thank YouThank You
Now this might seem an odd spot to say thank you - beside a dog's cocked leg - but this is the place I have chosen.
It is one's usual practice to respond to comments by return email or by visit to your own lovely blog and while there is no excuse for lax manners, one holds up one's busy knitty schedule to you in one's defence and says hello and thank you here.
And welcome to fellow blogers and blog following fellows new and old.
Home now for a while to knit up a new book. Woo hoo. And to polish my manners.