Good Timing

I moved to the Middle East just in time to avoid the snow in the U.K. and I have no complaints about the weather here. In fact, I have no complaints at all at the moment. I am enjoying my new school and have made lots of lovely new friends here, especially a wonderful lady called Susie – and her dog, Haggis. Yes, Susie is a fellow Scot. A few days ago I sent the manuscript of my 3rd book back to the publishers by courier. At the same time, I sent a card and present off to my new grandson in London. I had 3 children in 3 years, wrote 3 books in 3 years and now I’ve had 3 grandchildren in 3 years. I suspect there will be more of the latter to come yet, though.

7 Comments so far

  1. Hamad Al-Nuaimi on May 4th, 2009


    I’m glad to hear you’re making friends here! and i’m glad your liking our school!
    How can you leave the snow and search for a desert!!

    The part that says “and I have no complaints about the weather here.” is really weird, even locals escape the heat at every holiday that comes up.

    I NEVER knew you were a writer. when i found this website i was really shocked.
    I’m really looking forward to read your books in summer after IGCSE’s.

  2. lele on May 7th, 2009

    HI do you teach me at school! I’ll tell you who i am at school! Please write something else in your blog!

  3. Hessa Al-Mannai on May 12th, 2009

    Hi Mrs Cottrell remeber I’m in your math class I’m Hessa in Year 7KC the annoying person 😀 I saw a post about you all over the school so I figured that you had a website as in your name I WAS SHOCKED you didn’t tell us you were an auther.

  4. Susie on May 12th, 2009

    Thank you for the wonderful comments!

    Hug from me and a lick from Haggis x


  5. mohammed al naimi on June 12th, 2009


  6. MioMio on June 14th, 2009

    Hey Mrs,
    remember me. I hope u have a great summer and i will see ya next year.


  7. Layal Mashhadi on June 29th, 2009

    I’ll go with hessa’s comment! I’m also in ur maths class and i am in 7kc and im the one who usually makes whaling sounds that anoys you! Sorry!

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