Right now, I'm working my way through the first readings of all the submissions to this year's Milford Conference, which starts on Saturday.
I'll talk a bit more about that in another week or so, as there's a FREE week available for some lucky *** next year if they qualify [peers mournfully into wallet after paying up].
For now though, I'm just sliding by with a tiny trick - absolutely nothing to do with books or writing but great for people like me who actually eat BUTTER.
Hot weather means the butter has to stay in the fridge. Naturally when I want some I haven't planned ahead - does anyone? - so it's hang around for ages [well it feels like ages, yes?] or start carving shards off the bar, or dipping the knife in hot water...
OK, you get there, but it is a bind.
So when I saw this little tip I thought, 'of course.'
1 Fill a glass with hot water.
2 Remove butter from fridge.
3 Cut a chunk off, as needed.
4 Empty the glass.
5 Place the glass upside down over the chunk of butter.
6 About a minute later your butter is spreadable again!
Nuff said [takes bow]
I'll be back after Milford to talk, among other things, about a bursary?