Exciting stuff!

I now have a slightly amended contract following a couple of questions I put to Emma the Agent. I’ve also seen a proposed mock-up of the front cover, which both Emma and I felt was a lacking a certain ‘je ne sais quoi’, so a counter-suggestion has been made.
Timescale? I should email the signed/scanned contract within the next twenty four hours, so presumably by the middle of the week it will have been counter-signed by all other parties. I think the book will be available fairly shortly after that in e format and if ‘things’ are encouraging in paper form two months after that.
Today really will be ‘Roast Beef on Sunday’. The weekday chef at the Marina Restaurant has been persuaded to work Sundays to produce an ‘English Sunday Lunch’. He was a cook in the British Army for eight years so he can ‘do the biz’. Probably won’t be as good as mine of course (NO comments from any ex-crew required, thank you), but sadly it will be a while before I’m cooking on Troutbridge (unless of course about thirty thousand of you decide to buy the book, in which case I might be in Australia by Christmas…..just kidding….no I’m not, buy it, you’ll love it!)
Hey Ho, back to the magazine article, which I’ve provisionally titled ‘The cost of a long blink’. Blinking high, is the answer to that!

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