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...

16 comments:

Sue Guiney said...

glad you had such a wonderful summer, and glad to have you back.

Jennifer Joyce said...

Ooh, new-look blog. I like it.

Gorgeous photos. It looks like you had a lovely time.

Rosemary Gemmell said...

Of course you had to spend time with your daughter and enjoy the sunshine, Debs! Glad you had such a great cruise - and well done on getting the first draft finished on your novel.

Liz Fenwick said...

Sounds like a wonderful summer and cruise!!!

lx

galant said...

Lovely as it was to see Grumpy each time I logged on to your blog, it's good to have you back again, and what a wonderful cruise.
Margaret P

Deborah Carr (Debs) said...

sue - thank you - it's good to be missed! x

jenni - I did, very much, thank you.x

rosemary - thank you, I feel like I've made the most of this fabulous summer. x

liz - it was, thank you.x

gallant - thanks very much, Margaret! x

Chris Stovell said...

What a packed summer, Debs. Good to see you!

Anita Chapman said...

Your cruise sounds wonderful Debs! (apart from the David Frost part). I love Florence and the Ponte Vecchio bridge is wonderful. Best of luck to your daughter at university. Congrats re being in Writer's Forum mag too.x

Deborah Carr said...

Chris - it was such a busy summer, thanks.x

Anita - I LOVED Florence and am sure I could live in Italy!

Thanks, I think my daughter is going to have a fantastic time at university and I'll slowly get used to not having her around on a daily basis.

The Writers' Forum mag piece was such a lovely surprise! x

Anita Chapman said...

Oops-apostrophe in the wrong place...meant Writers' Forum of course..! Must get a copy so I can read your interview.x

Talli Roland said...

Happy 601st post! Hope your daughter has settled in well.

Phillipa said...

Ah, Debs, I know the feeling of being too busy to blog - but at least you do keep posting and I know your blog is always a source of fun, gossip and useful writer info. Your summer sounds amazing.

Deborah Carr said...

Talli - thank you. She has settled in very well, which is a huge relief!

Phillipa - thank you, we did have a wonderful summer.

Karen said...

A memorable summer for all sorts of reasons, Debs :o) Lovely photos.

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