A First World Tragedy

Wednesday was rather sad. I had an bus excursion with people from a cruise ship which went very well. They’re clarly people of superior intelligence and taste, because they laughed at all my jokes. They really enjoyed the rum distillery, too. The owner was delighted with the sales and gave me a bottle of toffee rum as a thank you. I love toffee rum! When I got home I left…

October 16, 2013


One of my friends is hugely pregnant.  She also has a very cute one-year-old. Today it was almost 30 ºC, and the last day to get the paperwork done for quarterly tax returns (mandatory for all freelancers in Spain, including my friend.)  And the tax office has lots and lots of steps.  And her partner had to go out. In other words, she needed a little help. So we went…

April 22, 2013


I’ve been wrestling all week with the software to sell ebooks from my new site at http://dragontree.sheilacrosby.com, and just when I finally got a file associated with each product (the file you actually get to download), Paypal changed their terms and conditions. Smashwords are telling authors to remove fiction that contains themes of bestiality, rape, incest and under-age sex at the behest of Paypal who say it’s to comply with…

March 8, 2012

Busy, busy

I’ve been burning the candle both ends lately, and not for fun. I’m on a course to become a tour guide, specializing in astronomy. Of course I’ve been working as a tour guide at the observatory for a couple of years, and I love it, so the course is just what I want. The tricky part is making the time. It’s three separate weeks (one in March, one in April…

March 24, 2011