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I can’t wait!

Melina Marchetta

One day I will write an account about the adaption of Jellicoe. It’s been one of the longest times I’ve spent on one project.  My first novel (Alibrandi) took about six years to write. Most of my other novels took 18 months.  The film script of Jellicoe has taken technically five years.  In working that out, it has surprised me that I was able to write Finnikin, The Piper’s Son, Froi and Quintana during that time (I miss those Lumaterans and Charynites).

It’s strange to speak about the script and say it’s so different from the novel. Because it’s still about Taylor Markham who is left behind on the Jellicoe Road when she’s 11 years old. It’s still about her being chosen to lead the Boarders in the territory wars against the Cadets and Townies.  It’s still about the history Taylor has with Jonah Griggs, the leader of the…

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5lwenmkoTomorrow is Valentine’s Day (not that that’s a big deal here in Sweden), and we’re not going to my parents. Mum’s working and Pirate has got a fever (and he says his ear hurt too, we’ll see how that turns out).

Instead we’ll go see Frost and maybe take a tour about town (promises have been made to Princess of new hair things). I don’t think tomorrow will be much different from other Fridays, and that’s very comforting.

This week our schools have a break, it’s sort of this “winter sports break” (though the snow’s gone…) and we have it same week in February every year. It’s been really nice to be able to stay home with the kids, we’ve baked things, eaten them and watched Avatar (Legend of Aang).

Tonight I’m going to try out Bounce (it’s a certain type of dance ya know) and my friend warned me that unless I’m Beyonce (which I sadly (?) am not) it might be rather or very difficult.

But hey: try everything once, eh? 

2014-02-13 - 1Anyhow, I’ve done my nails, Valentine’s style and plan to have loads of fun tonight.

Because, dancing is ALWAYS FUN!

xoxo

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A woman I looked up to, who spread light and life wherever she popped up, has left this world.

And even though I never had the chance to meet her, I have a hole in my life.

Cancer is such an horrible, evil and devious sickness!

My thoughts and prayers are with her family and close friends.

Thank you Lord for all the wonderful people in this world, but we’d like to keep them with us for so much longer.

xoxo

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We took a walk.
Pumpkin refused to nap and feeling she’d benefit from a little sleep I bundled her up and took her out. After 15 min she was fast sleep and I realised it was a glorious day.

The snow’s melted away and I think that’s a little too soon, give me one month and I’d be alright with it (snow in March is not fun). But the sun’s shining, the wind’s not too cold and the sky’s a lovely blue colour.

Life is good.

Next week we have winter/spring break, it’s a week off school (though I work Mon- Tue) and we’re planning on visiting my parents next weekend. Probably just eating and playing in the woods outside of their house, but it’s something different from our usual routine.

Anyhow, off to get the twins from a birthday party (in our “new” old/used car).

xoxo

red velvet cheesecake brownies

Nothing’s really happened.

I still miss having a laptop, all things that have to do with writing in any form has almost stopped… I used to have my laptop sitting in the kitchen and go write things when they popped into my head. Now it seems such a bother to find where I put my notebook and pen och do the swipey writing thing on my phone (GIMMI A LAPTOPPPPP!)

Anyhow… meh. I baked these Red Velvet Cheesecake Brownies – they turned out DELISH! We might make them with some of the kid/youth groups. In any case, I brought some to work today and I mean to eat them!

xoxo

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