Tuesday, June 16, 2009

You give me the chills

The Met Service got it right!!!!!

Snow Day...

School's closed.

Roads are closed.

Airport is closed, so Mum's here for another day.

Work is closed.

Play ground is open!



Dave B said...

Haha ... yay. Our Dunedin branch is shut today so un-yay for that.

Although after the trouble Timaru had with the big freeze and power outtages ... snow makes me nervous.

Mary McCallum said...

Your picture made me smile before I pressed on it to get to your blog. Lovely funny snowman!

Claire Beynon said...

Very endearing fellow, your snowman, Vanda!

I left a message on my blog for you and your boys earlier today (introducing the marvelous Bill Peet + leaviing his web address).

Lucky you having your Mum for an extra day! Enjoy.

Mark Hubbard said...

Hi Vanda

This is a bit of a repeat of a comment I made to Rachael King's blog this morning.

I'd seen your name on her comment schedule from time to time, thus when I saw 'Overkill' facing me on the returns shelf at the library last week, thought I should read it (and because the blurb caught my interest :) )

I started Sunday, and will finish tonight - it's a great read. I see you have a second Sam Shepard novel out, so I'll not be a cheapskate second time around and go buy one (from an independent of course :) )

And now I see May on your blog, I must, must, must get around to 'The Blue' also.

... and there's a good question. Where are all the NZ male writers blogs?

Mark Hubbard said...

Typo: Mary, not May.

Vanda Symon said...

The snow day was fantastic - what fun, couldn't stop grinning all day.

Hi Mark, lovely to hear from you. The only male NZ writer I could think of who blogs is Martin Edmond, although I think he lives in Aussie now. You can look at his at http://lucaantara.blogspot.com

I wish more guy writers would blog, I'd love to know a bit more about how a man's mind ticks.

There are plenty of overseas male crime writers who blog, so I don't know what's stopping the NZers.

The Paradoxical Cat said...

There are some other NZ male writers who run excellent blogs, the ones that spring to my mind first are:

Chris Else http://www.ventiak.com/

Scott Hamilton http://readingthemaps.blogspot.com/

Jack Ross http://mairangibay.blogspot.com/

Tim Jones http://timjonesbooks.blogspot.com/

Vanda Symon said...

Thanks PC - good to know some of the guys are getting in on this blogging act!

PC said...

Love your snowman :-)