The rather dodgy title of this post actually refers to the state of my life at the moment: so many balls in the air that I could do with being one of those Hindu goddesses with six arms! And, as I’ve not yet quite managed to finish the next ‘serious’ post I thought I’d throw in a little 21st century ramble.
As you may remember from a recent post, I am trying to get an online business up and running. Yep, that’s still a goer but – priority-wise- has been pushed back a bit. The reason? Some more writing work has – unexpectedly – come in. I can’t say too much at the moment as I shall be ghost-writing for someone, but I can say that the project is extremely exciting, if not immediately lucrative. So, as it stands at the moment, I am researching and writing blog posts both for this person and for the Scribery too (which means lots of reading and research). There is also the prospect of another ghost-writing job coming on line soon too!
So, I am chaining myself to my computer, getting in barrels of coffee and stamping down hard on procrastination! Any more tips on how to do this will be heartily appreciated :-).
But a little bit about what is coming up in the next few posts… while writing about Robert Baldock and his death in Newgate, I became rather interested in forms of punishment in Edward’s reign. So, the following three or four posts will be on this subject. I already have three lined up on London prisons in Edward’s day and there will also be one on forms of corporal punishment (other than hanging, drawing and quartering which I have already done here). From the number of blog searches I get on the subject of execution (yep, strange, I know), it seems that it is quite a popular topic with more than a few people out there (and the more gory details the better!). And, if it raises my blog stats … ;-).
You might notice the odd poll cropping up now and again too, as I would like to find out what you guys like and don’t like etc, as well as having a bit of fun.
Just to finish things off (not literally!), here are a few photos of the snow we had here during the past week or so which, for us in the UK, was actually quite a lot (and yes, the light really was that grey!):