Tier 3 for Christmas

So it looks like Leeds will be staying in Tier 3 for Christmas – yikes!
As we are already in this tier, I am not 100% sure what the actual changes are in regards to Christmas and family, but it looks like it is going to be a quiet one this year.
My husband, Paul, is super happy to learn that the barbers will be opening again – which is sad for me, I quite enjoyed being Bealy Todd, The Demoness Barber of Morley!
In regards to gifts, I am not sure how we are to hand out our presents to the family in a safe way – but I’m sure that we will think of something.

I wonder when we will be out of all of this?
When can we ditch the masks and stop giving the beady eye to our fellow humans if they stand too close to us?
When will people stop stockpiling loo roll?
When will we see mouths moving again during a conversation?
What will we do with all of the re-usable masks that we’ve bought?
How long will it take for people that stockpiled Andrex and hand sanitizer, to actually use all of it?
Will people carry on washing their hands properly – PLEASE SAY YES!, or will the shops see a dramatic fall in soap sales? Seriously!

When this is over, will we appreciate our freedom more?
Seeing our family and friends?
Will we appreciate the little things more?
The ability to just walk into a shop and not queue for a lifetime?
Not be scared to touch things when out shopping?
Being able to go for trips to the seaside again?
Not walking in the road to avoid people?
Will we still rely on home delivery as much?

I suppose with Christmas being a quiet one, I really have no excuse not to finish my next book – Asylum. So I best get on with it!

Speak soon,
Em x

Happy Birthday to me…

Well, birthdays in Lockdown are a bit pants aren’t they?!
I have however been spoilt rotten, so despite not being able to go out anywhere to celebrate, I have enjoyed receiving all of the lovely birthday messages that have been sent to me ๐Ÿ™‚
My husband has treated me to a new Fitbit, which I really wanted, and it’s fab, I’ve taken the day off of work to just chill out, and my good friend Lisa has bought me the softest pink gloves EVER!
I know that things are weird for celebrations this year, maybe even next year too, so we just have to make the best of the situation and celebrate in whichever way we can, and then make up for it big time when we are allowed to do so.
I am looking forward to my hubs finishing work as I have a really yummy birthday tea planned, and because being in lockdown on you birthday, in the house all alone is boriiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiing!! hahahaha!! – wonder if the hubs will let me get a puppy? – Mmmm, probs not!
Anyway, I have steps to get in, so I must get moving – hee hee.

Whatever you are doing to celebrate something special, I hope that you have a lovely time ๐Ÿ™‚

Em x

Lost (still lost)

I was quite excited at the prospect of leaving copies of my short story ‘Lost’ out and about again for strangers to find and pass on, but as we are once again in lockdown this is just not possible. So, I need to think of some new ways to get this little book back on it’s travels, and see how far we can get it to go around the world ๐Ÿ™‚
Maybe I could hold a competition, or a free giveaway?
I have quite a few of these little cuties to send travelling, so I definitely need to do something.

Em x

I have never haunted a funeral home before, but needs must. You see I am looking for my dead Fiancรฉ and I have been unsuccessful for the last seven months. I know that he is dead, because I watched him die.
I didn’t kill him if that’s what you’re thinking. No, I barely recall our deaths, all I know is that it involved a motorway, telegraph pole and a lorry load of sheep.
I had naturally assumed that we would be reunited in death, and yet we were not. This is a problem I cannot seem to rectify. I have looked in cemeteries, hospitals, pubs and all along that blasted motorway but I cannot find him. So now I figure that funeral homes are my best bet, and dead people are just what I need.

5.0 out of 5 stars Tender with a touch of humour
Reviewed in the United States on 11 July 2019 Verified Purchase
Have you ever read a story that made you want to wrap your arms around the person you’re in love with and never let go? For me, that was this tender and touching story by Emma L. Beal. I read it in one sitting and both laughed and cried. Read this for a reminder of how precious love and life are ๐Ÿ’• I found Emma L. Beal’s story fun because I had never considered what it would be like to be a ghost and the little difficulties you might encounter while moving around. She also did a nice job sprinkling bits of humour throughout Lost ๐Ÿ˜Š

5.0 out of 5 stars Heart warming
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 13 August 2019 Verified Purchase
Didn’t think a story about ghosts/dead people could end up being so cute! Lovely story behind this, a very heart warming book, cleverly thought of and makes you smile throughout!