Not Quite What I’d Expected…..

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The lesson of the week is “things don’t always turn out the way you expect.”

My youngest has learnt this lesson with school dinners. Every so often the school hands out a new dinner menu, full of professionally taken photos of quite frankly delicious looking dinners and puddings.

The children usually have packed lunches, but this week I’ve let them pick three school dinners each. My youngest must have spent hours poring over the choices, unfortunately…

Tuesdays meat loaf turned in to spaghetti and meat balls
Thursdays much waited for cornflake tart turned in to apple crumble.

The last dinner of the week is tomorrow so I’ll let you know what turns up!

My week didn’t turn out quite as planned either when I visited a local travel agent, only to find it had moved to a different town. Instead of getting holiday quotes I ended up in a carpet shop getting quotes and samples instead, not quite what I’d expected but still very satisfying. 🙂

I find my characters tend to do the same, no matter how much you want them to do one thing, if they don’t want to do it or it’s not in their nature it’s no good trying to force them, it just won’t work.

Do you find your characters put their own spoke in when it comes to plots?

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