Lionel Bart's Musical interpretation of Charles Dicken's novel, Oliver Twist, simply entitled 'Oliver!' has the criminal ring leader Fagin, considering his options when confronted by a change in circumstances. The version I always think of has Ron Moody in the role of Fagin, hunched, crooked nosed and grubby in attire and demeanour "Reviewing the situation," prior to making his next move.
That's the gist of my absence for the last few months. I'm working on a shift in emphasis regarding the naughty old bird and a move to a more considered approach to the writing and blogging.
Life, bless it - it's a damn sight better than the alternative - has a way of chucking a spanner in whatever works you have going on and sitting back to watch the resulting antics.
The situation reviewing continues, it's just taking longer than originally anticipated.
It might be a couple of steps forward and one back, but then the progress inches forward.
Keep smiling, people will wonder what you are up to, and have a good day, wherever you are.
Saturday, 24 February 2018
Occasionally the best decision is to pull back, regroup, lick your wounds and work out a new way forward.
The seagull question raised its head once again, and I know that previous considerations have ended with a decision to stay with the old bird, this time it's different. I'm letting it go.
Recent events have brought about a change in perspective. A reconsideration of my outlook.
So, with that in mind, from the 1st of March the Grange thrillers will undergo a thorough overhaul.
The Grange series will remain available, but the texts will be worked on behind the scenes. The idea is to reboot the series under a new flag later in the year. Dates and times are still in the formative stage but I'll try and keep you posted on how things are developing
The website, cheekyseagull.co.uk will remain as a limited footprint on the Internet for the immmediate future.
Now, I have work to do, so if you will excuse me.
For the time being, Cheerio.