This long awaited autobiography to which I refer occasionally in this blog, continues to mushroom the longer I put off the final revision and putting a printed copy out there in the public domain. I seem to shy at the last hurdle. This is partly because I am lazy about revising and editing and getting ready for a definitive printing and publication. Meanwhile time is marching on so there is more that I can add, and I keep getting new ideas about how I want to do this. e.g. A print-run of 100 copies? A limited production of say 5 copies for close relations? Should I use the Espresso Book machine?
And now my latest interruption is some big repairs to our house, as well as a number of blows of sad news regarding close friends and family members.
In my general sorting of memorabilia, photos, old papers, etc., I have come across the following, now 10 years old. For a while I kept a journal – this was in pre-blogging days – and here is a mock-up of a cover that I used to print the one copy of my journal for 2001. This was the year we went to Dubai to visit son Andrew and wife Amanda. The photo was taken on a beach near their home. Note the Kilternan Market bag. Ever useful, this bag from the Market in Dublin. That sunshine in Dubai was most welcome but my oh my, it was hot.
on the beach in Dubai, the sun was strong but the breeze made the heat more bearable
I also used to keep a copy in print of the list of books I read in a particular year. This was my mock-up of the cover for that one-off publication for the year 2001. I assume this is a sunset in Dubai.
I’m glad now that I did these little publications for my records. In more recent years I have still kept track of things via the computer but haven’t got around to making any print copies.