Anyone got a space craft going cheap?

Going back to events at the end of the last blog, as you can now gather, I woke up on Wednesday morning, and all seems fine with me. Actually, a couple of amazing things happened on Wednesday, much to my surprise. One of which leads to the witty comment in the blog title!

Firstly, for the first time in quite literally months, I made a book sale. Yes, fine, only 1, but given I havent put anything new up in a year, maybe thats to be expected? How do I know it was a year, simple! That morning on the anniversary thing that Facebook do, I got the notice that 1 year before, I’d put my last book up for sale, and done the publicity for it. No, it wasnt that book that got a sale, but hey, it was nice to get one, all the same.

For anyone wanting to add to my book sales delights this week, you can try this link https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/merrybrooks They are also available at all good ebook stores, under the same author name, as you prefer.

But no, the commission on that isnt what will enable me to buy a space craft, or much else, given the cheap prices of the books (hint hint), and the fact it will be at least a couple of months before I see the money, anyway.

A while back, one of the hotel groups that I hold a membership card for, sent me a survey to do. I filled it out, and would have done so regardless, but for my effort, I’d be put in a draw for some Amazon gift cards. I know, me win anything, normally, but…there it was, the email telling me I’d got one, and the code to activate it at Amazon. Fine, its only £10, but hey, its better than I normally do! No, I’m not seriously expecting to get a space craft at any price, let alone £10, but no harm in asking! I suspect it will either be used on an item of clothing, or on an edible delight, but I havent investigated that yet. But as I say, if a friendly alien should see this, have an old craft up for sale cheap, then let me know, I’ll make him a deal!

These 2 amazing happenings actually tempted me to try my luck with lottery tickets this week, though the Euro Millions one last night, brought the usual result, no joy whatsoever. I’m not really expecting anything different with the UK one tonight, but hey, I can dream, for a few more hours at least! Put it this way, if I were to win even one of the twenty thousand pound prizes, I would quickly be planning a trip to LA. A million (or more) would only make it a longer stay lol!

The video. I guess you could say I had one of these Wednesday, though that might be stretching facts somewhat!

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Things may be getting better?

Well, at least this week I’ve had one good piece of financial news, even if the money hasnt actually appeared in my bank yet. Yes, the matter of the rent benefit has been sorted out, a mix of good news, and bad.

The good news, I’m actually going to get more per week than I was expecting to get. The bad news, its not being back dated as I hoped, beyond the date I made the claim. At least I have the consolation, that as I’ve been paying my rent where possible, though the claim went in 7 weeks ago, I’m only 3 weeks behind in payment, so I’ll get some money to sort myself out, at least.

Yes, after this length of time, being waxed is not going to be fun! On the other hand, I will be so glad to get it done at last, you wont believe. Not yet sure if I will worry about getting nails done, I’ll think about that one for now. But brows especially, so need to lose some hair!

Thats not to say (ha ha), that if anyone has a few spare pennies laying around, I couldnt use them, but at least when this money arrives next week (so I’m told), immediate issues will be eased. Could be eased even more if the job interview is successful on Monday, but on current form…Yes, no breath held!

Fine, I might solve the issue tomorrow, given the National Lottery is creating 10 millionaires, instead of the normal 1, so I might go mad, and give it a go. Its been that sort of week, who knows? Mind, one of the 20 prizes of £20,000 would solve all issues for a couple of years or so! Unlikely, but the way the week is going (I won £5 on a free horse race competition yesterday), it might just happen!

All the same, just at the moment, things seem to be improving slightly, this video seems apt

Vintage lady, for a day

The one thing I’ve barely done since getting back from Hollywood, is just having a day out, anywhere. In fact, in truth, after the first month or so of post redundancy life, I havent actually done a lot of things, just fun, for myself, apart from the 2 US breaks. Yes, they were quite something, believe me, but other than that, Harlean has been a pretty dull girl, in all honesty. To be fair, my own choice, I’ve been trying to (apart from those delights) to keep costs to a minimum, apart from the lottery of late, though that so far at least, has proved to be wishful thinking. At least Saturday, it has to be paid out, so I wont have to buy one again for a while at least. Mind, 1 of the £20,000 prizes would be enough to preserve my sanity, not part of £57 million, but I’m not likely to get either, I’m sure. Still, compared to the Powerball lottery in the US, which has now reached $600 million, its chicken feed, but anyway…

So yes, I’m beginning to feel a bit of jail fever, of sorts, especially as of course there were no interviews over the Christmas Period. I should have had a registration trip on Tuesday, but I havent got ID until that passport actually arrives, so its been put back until it does. Anyway, I’m planning a prison break tomorrow! No, not seriously an escape, I can still walk out of here in freedom, but a day away from here might just do me good. Yes, its an expense, a rail fare to Nottingham, and actually having to pay cash for bus fares around here, but apart from that…

A couple of years ago, or so, I actually went to a Vintage fair, in Leeds. While there, I had my hair, and make up done, by a couple of lovely ladies, using their mobile studio. Yes, you’ve guessed it, their main place is in Nottingham. An example of their work?

Digital Camera
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Earlier this week, they were looking for a volunteer to help out, with training a new person in the ways of vintage make up styles. And I offered, if they got no one more local, and I guess they didnt? So tomorrow, I’m off down there. Strictly, no fee, though I will leave with my make up done, and my hair styled, 30’s style, so not altogether a bad deal?

But yes, it gets me out of here for a day, and even if I wont be going anywhere, I’ll look nice for a day or two!

Right, the video. What my look will do for me tomorrow. Might not be a true Jean Harlow, but I’ll have the 30’s look!