November 2012

White Rabbits!

……All Hallows’ Eve having just passed, Bonfire night coming up VERY soon…… Christmas on the horizons….. time to strike out the candles – dark nights are up and lots of writing to do.

October felt very short and I could have done with a few more days to add to the thirty-one I appear to have eaten my way through!  …..However as months go it was super productive, completion of magazine entries, overseas commissions, my clients blogs and web-words and a couple of quirky pieces to throw into the pot and THEN off to The Cheltenham Literature Festival for some very interesting and rewarding banter – meeting J K Rowling was probably high up there on my ‘to remember moments’ coupled with the suave and very lovely Roger Moore, both truly enthralled and inspired me – a very interesting Festival full of wonderful people, ideas and what seemed the last of the summer sunshine.

More of the same this month – work orientated, with a dash of photography to add to the pot for pure indulgence – MY time to play!  Talking of which my youngest has been at it again, photographing Lamborghini and Bentley’s to add to her repertoire AND mighty fine pics they are too x

Short and sweet for the 1st of November – I am off to create – with the added bonus of Starbucks RED CUPS arriving this Friday!  I CANNOT WAIT… YAY..x

FLAME ON!

August 2012

….jumped into August!  A slow start – holiday season and all that jazz…. July saw the Jubilee a wash with celebrations, August continues the tradition and joins in with the festivities with all things Olympian – the weather is competing with the Amazonian Forests as if an Olympic sport!   I, on the other hand have joined a night class to hone my skills to be proficient in the ancient art of ‘Arc Building’ – just in case!

End of July saw my own celebrations…my birthday was to be a very enjoyable and relaxing, full of fun, love and peace.  Thank you to those who made it FAB…x   Not forgetting the star of the show THE ‘Nikon D5100’ made me go all weak at the knees with excitement!  Not much writing went on in that week I can tell you….distracted somewhat!  I think I am going to have some fun dabbling with this new toy.

A couple of projects flew swiftly in and out of THE WORK ROOM during the latter part of July, ramping down for the Summer Holidays in the commission department, hoping for a couple of quite ‘ish’ weeks to complete some of my areas of interest and a submission.  Some lazy hazy summer days to be had – I HOPE – if the rain stops!  Proms are upon us, great music and FAB times are planned, BBQ’s and general recharging of batteries to be had and spending time with my wonderful family and friends.

Once again …. thank you to all of MY new followers and your kind words, seems I am now reaching the four corners of the world – WELCOME to my Russian followers …..

‘Добро пожаловать в мои русские последователи’ and I do hope Google translate has that right!  GULP!

Happy Summer Holidays ALL – enjoy AND hopefully FLAME ON!

June 2012

Hello – out of the starting blocks and hitting June at full pelt this month, organisation and time management the key……….

May saw a steady mixture of commissions,  with some interesting threads laid for various people and establishments. The word pot was brimming at the end of May, organisation and planning always the key to writing, pulling words out of the bag most evenings whilst writing late by candlelight – my favourite time to lay MY words for my continual project……well… the moths were enthralled!

June is lining up nicely with a ‘hope’ and a real possibility to set aside time for my personal writing project and reading – I say ‘hope’ as one never knows just where or when the next commission strikes, as they are the bread and butter and my project is usually placed on the back burner.

Ummm! I DID incur a MAJOR dilemma during May……

…….after visiting my usual favoured Waterstones to purchase a ‘nice little read’ to take my mind out and away from work and all things dutiful I was handed a copy of ‘SANCTUS’ by Simon Toyne, it instantly felt unique, tactile and interesting…..not my usual choice of genre.  My original book choice was out of stock, this was recommended by a Waterstones representative to pacify me whilst I await my book order. As I thumbed through, read the covers and first page I decided to give it a go. Simon Toyne……to me an unknown writer, BUT one that I am convinced will be up there with the greats, certainly one to watch and follow his work.

I am not normally taken to writing book reviews in MY blog!……..BUT………this is an exceptional book, from start to finish a heady paced read, exciting, extremely well written with oodles of scene painting for my mind to toss around in a thoroughly believable direction – worthy of a film score. No stone unturned, clearly well researched, threads and plot lines AMAZING in their projection, winding the reader down paths fully loaded with detail. The imagination and plot grasped me from the onset, no moments to spare or drift off! I must add at this point, I could not put the book down, a rare occurrence for me! A thoroughly enjoyable book, first of three, my only dilemma – when to purchase book two, ‘THE KEY’, as I am finding it hard to resist the pull of my local Waterstones. For me ‘resistance WAS futile’ …. NOW that is the sign of an excellent author, when you cannot stop reading what they produce!  WELL… little did I know that this book would single-handedly lead to such a pitch of obsessive reading, even I thought reading could possibly become an Olympic Sport!

I am off now to enjoy the rest of the ‘extended’ Bank Holiday, I can feel some more R&R coming on (Reading and w’R’riting!)….ENJOY yours…x

FLAME ON……