It’s that Friday feeling again…

I don’t know about where you are but it’s been gorgeous in Nottinghamshire today. Clear sky, warm sunshine and all the blossom out on the trees. It’s days like this I feel so lucky that I work from home, doing a job I really enjoy. Being self-employed means I can stop what I’m doing and go for a walk without being told off by my boss. Having said that, I do sometimes tell myself off because I should be working. I never take much notice though which is why I’m on my third warning before I get sacked.

By the way, does reading Bliss magazine count as work? I reckon it does when I’m reading it to research ‘tween’ talk for my next book. Amy, one of my characters in Girls FC, is the girlie one. She’s as pink as the cherry blossom in the picture. Her hobbies are talking, make-up, hanging out with her best friends and fashion. She knows the name Beckham but only because Brooklyn is sooooooooooo cute and Victoria is soooooooooo cool as a fashion designer. Actually, I’m not sure whether VB fashions would seem cool to Amy – I’ll have to have a think about that one.

Here’s what I’ve picked up from my selective reading to date. A best friend is a bezzie or bff (best friend forever). If you’re feeling down, your bezzie will cheer you up so it pays to never diss your bezzie. That is so, like, uncool. Also, Justin Bieber has replaced David Cassidy as THE heart throb (who knew?) AKA  a crush and JLS are the band to swoon (we’re talking major crush) over. According to MIZZ a boy’s head  is filled with footie (30%) food (20%) video games (11%) and nothing (5%). I’m a bit disappointed football is so low but you can’t have everything.  Blue is the in colour this season and some lass called Vanessa is handling her heartbreak just fine, bless her. I presume by hanging out with her bezzies.

On a more serious note there’s a new study out today that shows that reading is THE best pastime to have if you want to be successful in life. That’s above all the violin lessons and athletics training and Saturday maths classes. Plain old reading. Not even loads of reading either – we’re talking one book a month. This is not a class thing, either.  Kids can go to ballet/Latin/rugger/Polo/Blockbuster etc until their legs drop off but if they don’t read they won’t get nearly as far as the couch potato stuffing her face with Seabrook crisps (Seabrook being officially the best crisps in the world ) AND reading.  I know this study is accurate. I am living proof of both the reading and the crisp eating thing.  What I love about this study is t means anyone gets a chance. Anyone. That’s regardless of how much dosh they’ve got and whether their dad drives a 4×4 or a scrap metal lorry. So read. You know it makes sense.

This is what I’m reading at the moment:

That and Bliss, obv, girlfriend. LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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