Monday, May 14, 2018

Dandelion clocks and the test card

I spent most of my weekend going through the proofs for my new book, and am so pleased with it. They've used a stunningly beautiful font for most of the text. Sadly there's no cover for the book yet, so I can't exhort you all to buy it, but am hoping we'll have one soon.


I was trying to find an image to denote a placeholder, and came up with this. If you're British and of a certain age, you probably remember it. I spent part of my childhood staring at it! It's both slightly creepy and deeply nostalgic. When people say that I'm technically a millennial, I don't believe them, because I don't think most millennials know what the test card is.

Which reminds me: I'm 37, and the last time I had a book out, I was 29. To put this into perspective: the last time I had a book published, I wasn't pregnant, and now I have a seven-year-old daughter! If that's not a stark illustration of the passing of time, I'm not sure what is. But the seven-year-old is the best thing about my life, so being older doesn’t matter to me at all.


2 comments:

  1. Ha! In my day we had proper interludes!
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jUzGF401vLc

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  2. In French, dandelion is called pissenlit, which means "piss in bed".

    Sorry, that is a filthy comment.

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