Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Back From Angkor Wat!
I went to Siem Reap in Cambodia last week and finally got to see Angkor Wat - the temple ruins that date back the 12th century when the Khmer kings were big noises in what is now Indochina.
Between the 11th to the 13th century, the Khmer Empire ran over much of what is now Vietnam, Laos, and Thailand. In gratitude for their power, the kings set up dozens of temples in their capital city, Angor.
Today Angkor is gone but nearby Siem Riep that was also a capital on and off for centuries is thriving. We had a great time there and can recommend a visit. More on this on Friday!
While I was excited to go, the cats were not. Target draped himself over my clothes, spreading fuzz all over each bit. I guess he thinks this will warn off any impertinent foreign kitty who tries to cozy up to me!
They had Tom at home all this time but you know how cats are: they like a complete family around them at all times. I thought they might sulk and show me their tails when I returned, but after an absence of four days, both Au and Target welcomed me back with open paws. They are very sweet natured.
So after my trip I'm energised. And this is to announce there are going to be some changes!
1. I am taking off one day a week - every week! And possibly two. It's time I had a life that's not work.
2. This blog will be Katz (And Other) Tales from now on. Expect to be bored by my non-cat pics :-)
3. I'm going to turn up the heat on finding an agent for my romance novels. I want a change of pace by the end of this year so I had better get cracking. I have just written off to Harlequin Intrigue to sell one and am now looking for an agent for my second novel. It's an action/suspense/romance. Anyone got a suitable friend or relation in the business of agenting or publishing?
Finally, I'm not going to feel guilty about stuff I can't fix. It's time I had some fun, and this month marks the beginning of that time. Life is short, I intend to enjoy the rest of mine.
It's good to be back!
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