Chickens And Bees

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Busy week, dodgy internet. The usual bits and pieces. A couple of swarms of bees have invaded the house over the last couple of days. The first lot caught me out in the dressing room with only a tin of air freshener for ammo. It worked though. I came out scathed with only one sting, and that was from standing on a floored bee. Not too bad considering my usual luck. I wonder at the wisdom of using cute bees on children’s cakes and so on. Certainly around here I wouldn’t want any child being under the impression that a bee is in any way cute and wandering over to say Hi to a swarm. I get chills just thinking about it. These little buggers are deadly.

My feathered horde is growing. Angus has been eyeballing a limping baby chicken around and about, and being the macho, uncaring guy that he is, made a point of finding its owner, buying it, and bringing it home. Of course I named him Naka. He’s a sweet little guy, but the rest of the horde bully him, so he hobbles around all on his own all day. They bully the dog too. They’re like a gang of chicken hoods. How to stop chicken bullying – anyone know?

Right now our anthology group is preparing to launch its first book. So that excitement won’t leave me any time to get African Me out there for a little while. I’m not in any hurry any more though. I’m planning brand new covers for existing books anyway, and a re-launch of everything with bells and whistles.

I’m finally figuring out that it’s not necessary to zoom as much as I always feel compelled to do. In fact, I’m learning that speed can be a bad thing as far as establishing yourself as an indie writer is concerned. With my very soul being zoomy, I’m finding slowing down a little hard, but I’m definitely a lot happier with what I’m producing, and learning. I’m loving combining writing with painting too. I’ve started four paintings – one for each cover, but even though that really is slow going, it’s brilliant seeing my own visions for my scribbles coming to life a little.

Till next time friends. xxx


4 thoughts on “Chickens And Bees

    LucyPireel said:
    April 9, 2013 at 11:56 am

    Jo Dearie, you do great! Both in writing and blogging. But best of all you are a good person and I’m glad to be able to call you my friend. Unzoom yourself and see that the people who care will still follow you around on your journey to becoming the best you can be, no matter in what field that be.
    Oh, yes and again you delivered a post which is not only a good read, but gave me food for thought as well. Thank you. xoxo


      jorobinson176 responded:
      April 9, 2013 at 12:06 pm

      That is lovely, kind thing to say gorgeous Lucy! Thank you my friend. Unzooming unless I’m running away from bees. 😀 xxxxx


    T. A. Woods said:
    April 9, 2013 at 4:37 pm

    Hi Jo! I pictured a group of chickens dressed in zoot suits and holding tommy guns from 1920s Chicago. That gave me a chuckle.

    Bees on the other hand, I’ve always found them terrible. I remember I met one of my neighbors years ago, because I was too afraid to get rid of this huge wasp that was in my bedroom. She had pity on me and got rid of it. *shudder*


      jorobinson176 responded:
      April 11, 2013 at 5:57 am

      Ha ha haaaa! Gangster chickens – funny!!!! Bees are really nasty things. I’d be happier with a crocodile in the yard than swarms of bees – safer! 🙂 xx


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