Starting to get the jitters as my Brown Belt Karate exam looms closer. Managed to survive the Pre-Grading mock lesson of two and a half hours. Also discovered my 40 daily press-ups and sit-ups, is actually supposed to be 70 of each. Eeek! Need to increase my practice at home. I have two lessons this week, a brown/black belt class Sunday and another two lessons next week - then its the big deal, my 6+hour Grading. What am I doing? I must be mad.
On another tact, the beginning of June saw my husband and I (yes the royal we) as recipients for a pair of tickets from the Royal British Legion to share in the Queen's Platinum Jubilee Trooping of the Colour. Initally, we had thought we had seats at Horse Guards Parade, but we discovered ours were facing Buck Palace. The good thing was I chose seats at the far end of the row and it turned out to be the spot where the bands, guards and horses stopped. Got some amazing photos. There more on my FB page and also a beautiful reels, including one of the Red Arrows that's had over 5,000 views. Plus, the queen provided us with a free boxed lunch and tea, coffee and water all day. Thank you your majesty.
Back at home, I'm continuing to work on Aquasapien Three in preparation for its release later this year. Its hard work finding time after a very full day at work and either Karate, street dance or Yoga each day, but its got to be done to get fit enough for my goal. Also made tentative enquires for a potential launch location in Thanet. I suppose I could carrying on with the book instead of Blogging, but I try to keep up to my monthly blog. I've only missed two I think in several years.
As I continue to amend and review sections, thanks to my Beta reader Karen, the book extends. Its already expanded several thousand, so I might cut it off early as I have identified a title for the fourth and final book in the series. Aquasapien - Legacy,
Chicken Wizard isn't going anywhere at the moment despite me loving it, its not enough. I'm considering publishing it independantly, but I need to find an illustrator who doesn't want buckets of money as its essentially a picture book. I'll let you know how it goes.