The Beeb didn't like Red Star - a cursory glance at the first 10 pages, then 'BAM', an email rejection. My mini-opera poem didn't work either (but that's no surprise). I did get an agent to read my work, and prepared to read more! I forwarded their response to my friend, with a mini-rant about how hard it is getting traction as a writer... only I hit reply instead of forward, so I suspect the agency will have added me to their SPAM filter, never to be read again.
BUT, I'm feeling cheerful! I've discovered a skin lotion from Avon - it's a pre-sun lotion of all things, but I'm using it post sun. 2 weeks back from my holidays and there are little bits peeling here and there, but I apply the magic lotion and it sticks it all back down. Slathering my skin in the stuff, with particular attention to peeling bits - magic skin glue!
I think it might also be a fake tan, as I seem to be getting browner, which is obviously completely unrelated to British Summer Time.
Secretly, I entertained ideas about tattooing my skin - if I could make tiny pin-pricks all over my legs, & apply the lotion like a dye, could I go permanently brown? Decided I'd end up speckled, so I'm glad I didn't share that idea with anyone.
Back in IT world for now, though I shall steal a few hours for writing at some point this week.