Friday, 13 September 2013

Tardy Blogger, Busy Summer & Surreal Moments

Firstly, apologies for being a very tardy blogger! My excuses are:

1) It's been an incredible summer and I've been making the most of my daughter's last few weeks in Jersey before she goes off to start uni - gulp!
2) Also, it's been such glorious weather that we've made the most of it by being outside as much as possible,
3) I've finished the first draft of a new book - LOVED writing it - it's a little different to anything else I've written,
4) I've been job hunting,
5) I've also been away on a cruise to the Mediterranean for the past ten days, visiting Lisbon, Cartagena, Gibraltar, Barcelona, Monte Carlo and Rome. I had a surreal moment as we were embarking when Rob picked up a Writers' Forum magazine they were giving away (together with other business mags) and spotted an interview I'd done with Sally Quilford on page 62! Then there was a sad announcement from the Captain when he told us that Sir David Frost had died on-board the ship, however, we did have a memorable trip for other reasons, here are a few pics...

This is the Queen Elizabeth in Monte Carlo:

Ponte Vecchio in Florence - a place I've always longed to visit and wasn't disappointed.
We  and visited the Park Guell and saw this house by Gaudi (as well as others),

This is my 601st blog post - I was stunned to make this discovery - and I'll try not to take so long to post the 602nd one. I hope you had an incredible summer too, now here's to a magical autumn...