#ccmackenzie #Sugar and Sin
It’s been a while since I’ve put pen to paper but life stuff happened and I needed to take a break, mull things over, chew the fat, chill out, etc. I can’t say that everything is back to normal, whatever that is, but something funny happened last week and H said, you really need to blog about that – and here it is:
So the thing is that I love and adore shoe shops. I’ve no idea why this is other than I’m a woman and shoes appear to be hot wired into our DNA. H and I were loitering in the gorgeous Roman spa town of Buxton in the peak district national park. We’d spent a couple of hours chatting and chilling out in a cafe, watching the world go by. (All authors people watch, that’s in their DNA too.)
Anyway, Buxton has THE most amazing shoe shop. It’s one of those places that defy a woman to pass without checking out the new stock, or even better, the SALE!
Now H knew that I’d stop there, like a dog cocking her leg on her favourite lamp-post. And sure enough…..
Like any woman my eyes can scan shelves like a laser travelling over brand names, discarding the dross and hunting for a diamond. For the first time in years I found nada. I know, it shocked me too. How could this possibly be? So I turned towards the entrance but double backed to check out the stand there, just in case I’d missed something I couldn’t live without.
But nope, nothing hit the spot.
So I backed up into H, ‘There’s nothing here I want,’ I said, and then I half-turned and patted his bottom and felt him go stiff. ‘Let’s go.’
You know how we all have another sense, a sense that says, ‘Hold it! Something’s not quite right here.’
Well, my sense kicked in and I looked at H. Except it wasn’t H!
My eyes went huge and I held out my hand to grip his arm while my other hand slapped my face.
The poor man just stood there grinning at me and had the most amazing twinkle in his eye. Thank God.
‘Ohhh, I am sooooo sorry,’ I cried. ‘I thought you were my husband. And Oh My God, but I patted your bottom.’
In the meantime I was desperately searching for H, and found him leaning against a pillar and grinning like a fool.
‘Don’t worry,’ H said to the man. ‘She does that all the time.’
The stranger just grinned at H and replied. ‘Women! They’re all the same.’
By this time I was crying with embarrassment and H tucked my arm in his as we waved goodbye and walked down the street.
‘What happened?’ he asked.
‘What happened?’ I spluttered. ‘I only patted his bum!’
It’s not often my H is speechless, but he took a deep breath and then howled with laughter.
So there you go, H can’t take me anywhere but I’m feeling up other men. As I type this my face is radioactive.
Talking about radioactive.
Let me draw your attention to something else I got up to over the summer. The lovely New York Times best-selling author, Nana Malone, invited me and four others – Stacey Joy Netzel, Kristine Cayne, Liz Matis and L.C. Giroux – to bring a sample of our work to the masses. The boxed set is titled Sugar & Sin
My contribution is Run Rosie Run which fits into the Sugar and Sin part of the deal.
The cover is really cool!
Now what the world wants to know is – what’s THE most embarrassing this you’ve ever done????
(This should be good.)
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