This #weekendcoffeeshare is the brainchild of PartTimeMonster. We sit down every weekend and share our week. Feel free to join in.
If we were having coffee I’d tell you to get comfortable with whatever it was you were drinking, as you’d know by now there are a selection of beverages here as I’m not a coffee drinker, (and I’m still hoping I don’t get kicked out of the blog meme for this!) because it’s been one hell of a week so you might actually need two cups.
So what I’m going to do is start with the good news and end with the good news and cram the crap week right into the middle. Sound good to you?
Last week I felt honoured to be thought of by fellow blogging friend Eva at Lilicaspace for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award. I’m very appreciative of being thought of this way, so thank you, Eva. What inspires me?
- My children
- The Future
So what was so bad about this week? Well last Friday night, and this is why I didn’t respond to comments or follow-up on everyone’s blogs on last weekends coffee share, so I apologise, but I will do that this weekend, luckily I’d scheduled the post just before my daughter came in from work, anyway, last Friday night, I took my eldest daughter to A&E when she came in and she was admitted to hospital.
It was a long week. She had a high temperature, her head hurt and has been hurting for the past month, but this was different, she couldn’t move it and it was going down her neck. She was immediately put on IV antibiotics, saline, and paracetamol. Her infection count was 86 and it is normal at 5 and in the blood at 100.
They did a lumbar puncture and a CT scan. Eventually, both came back clear and the doctors ended up saying it was a virus of some description. They let her come home on Wednesday. We were both exhausted. She’s now had lots of sleep in her own bed where it’s quiet and dark and is recovering a lot better. Things are starting to appear more normal. It’s taken its toll on my body now though as it realises that it had been forced to sit in a hospital chair for that length of time! Now it’s screaming out its complaint – but I’m coping. Like I said, things are going back to normal.
Now back to the good news. I promise we’re nearly done and you can put your cup down and move to the next refreshment spot. But I’d be remiss, not to tell you that my crime novel Shallow Waters is on a weekend promotion of 99p in the UK and $1.48 in the US on Amazon UK, Amazon US and Kobo. It is also on equivalent half price promotion in all other countries, so grab it while you can!
When the naked, battered body of an unidentified teenager is found dumped in an alleyway, post-mortem finds evidence of a harrowing series of events.
Another teenage death with the same MO pushes DI Hannah Robbins and her team in the Nottingham City division Major Crimes Unit, to their limits, and across county borders. In a race against the clock, they attempt to unpick a thick web of lies and deceit to uncover the truth behind the deaths.
But it doesn’t stop there. When catching a killer isn’t enough, just how far are the team willing to push themselves to save the next girl?