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  1. Barbara

    Oh yes, of course. I even licked the screen just in case of splatters. Luckily, I've learnt...

    Oh yes, of course. I even licked the screen just in case of splatters. Luckily, I've learnt thorough licking from my cat. He wasn't watching as it happened though (busy snoozing) but I'm sure he'd have been impressed.
  2. Barbara

    Note to self: don't eat pistachio spread while typing out the synopsis. Pistachio spread and...

    Note to self: don't eat pistachio spread while typing out the synopsis. Pistachio spread and typing? No no no.
  3. Barbara

    I think I know where you went wrong: your aftershave doesn't smell like teen spirit. (Sorry bad...

    I think I know where you went wrong: your aftershave doesn't smell like teen spirit. (Sorry bad joke.).
  4. Barbara

    I'm done with panicking about my work situation courtesy of the lockdown. As of now, I'm now...

    I'm done with panicking about my work situation courtesy of the lockdown. As of now, I'm now going to view this time as a long writing holiday or else I'll lose the plot.
  5. Barbara

    Hmmm. I must be in a writing slump. I'm now editing my dreams while I sleep.

    Hmmm. I must be in a writing slump. I'm now editing my dreams while I sleep.
  6. Barbara

    Nice new site!!

    Nice new site!!
  7. Barbara

    We need a 'pat on the back' emoji. I'd use it right now. Well done. This recording malarkey...

    We need a 'pat on the back' emoji. I'd use it right now. Well done. This recording malarkey sounds rather complicated.
  8. Barbara

    I belong to the under-represented community of Manic Chocolate Scoffers. Do you think that counts?

    I belong to the under-represented community of Manic Chocolate Scoffers. Do you think that counts?
  9. Barbara

    Sadie Enders. I ought to go and do something sensible.

    Sadie Enders. I ought to go and do something sensible.
  10. Barbara

    Iva Reed

    Iva Reed
  11. Barbara

    There must be something silly we can do with either Wright or Reed as a surname?

    There must be something silly we can do with either Wright or Reed as a surname?
  12. Barbara

    @Leonora. Re Russian: No, not particularly. I'm happy to sound Swiss, or other, as long as it's...

    @Leonora. Re Russian: No, not particularly. I'm happy to sound Swiss, or other, as long as it's pronounceable. But I'm trying to stay away from an English surname. I feel like an impostor.
  13. Barbara

    I tried the parent history. It's full of Swiss names, difficult to pronounce (and remember) for...

    I tried the parent history. It's full of Swiss names, difficult to pronounce (and remember) for the English speaker. I'm currently thinking 'Kaminski' as a surname, or something Italian like 'Cipriani'. It's the first name I'm stuck on most. I can't wait to get shot of my first name. I could be...
  14. Barbara

    Female or unspecified.

    Female or unspecified.
  15. Barbara

    Me: 'I need a pen name. Any suggestions?' Himself: 'Hmm … how about Beth Sellars?'

    Me: 'I need a pen name. Any suggestions?' Himself: 'Hmm … how about Beth Sellars?'