Personal Update and Apologies

Hi All. I want to apologise for the unexpected hiatus. I had a family emergency which took me away from everything for a few days, and then I went straight back into an absolute clusterfuck at work. Between family and work I haven’t had a chance to think about anything else.

My family situation is back to it’s usual level, and work is still an absolute nightmare. However I feel like I need to start making time for reading, and this blog, for my own mental health more than anything else. I’ve only read three books so far this month, and having the blog will give me the push I need to make this more of a priority. I know that reading is one of the first things I stop doing when my mental health takes a dip, which turns it into even more of a downward spiral. Also, if I ever snap and murder someone it will be over this project at work, and I know exactly who it will be, and what they will have said to trigger my rage, so blogging is the better option for everyone.

I want to apologise to the blog tours I missed over the last couple of weeks. I had a lot going on, but it’s still very unprofessional of me. My first priority is to get those reviews up today and tomorrow at the latest.

After that I’ll be working on getting things ready for the next few blog tours, and I did still manage to get to all of the shows I wanted at the Edinburgh Book Festival so I’ll be writing up things from there. Hopefully I’ll be back to a normal, consistent schedule in the next couple of weeks.

Thank you all for sticking with me. I’ll be getting things out pretty soon.

In happier news a few of my family members foster, and there is a new foster baby, so next weekend I’ll get lots of baby cuddles. It also gives me a great excuse to do lots of knitting, which is a great way of dealing with stress.

Finally here are some pictures of my baby boy helping me see what books I have at my parent’s house. And one of him being particularly snuggly one day when we had a nap.