Monday 24 July 2023
Saturday 3 June 2023
Against a sun-drenched backdrop of the glorious hills and valleys of West Dorset in the UK, a group of authors - of which I have the privilege to be a member - celebrated the launch of our consortium, Resolute Books.
This came as the culmination of many months of discussion and preparation, and with the members coming from all over the country it was all done on Zoom. Some members hadn't met each other in person until launch day, and that was an added pleasure.
Two members launched their books on the day, making it even more special: Paul Trembling brought out his crime novel, Local Killer, latest in his 'Local' series.
And C.F.Dunn introduced Wheel of Fortune, the first volume of her historical fiction series, The Tarnished Crown.
Both these fine books can be ordered from bookshops or Amazon.
Other books by Resolute members, published elsewhere, were also on display. My own are there, flanked by Paul's other works and the Isabella M. Smugge series by Ruth Leigh.
No celebration would be complete without food and drink! The French fizzy was well chilled and the canapes were magnificent.
There will be more titles published under the Resolute banner in the fullness of time, with other members' work represented covering a sweep of genres, from thrillers to crime, memoir and contemporary drama, devotional and humour, among others.
For more information please visit www.resolutebooks.co.uk
Wednesday 26 October 2022
My husband said he wanted to be mowing our acre in France on his 80th, and he got his wish. He is very fortunate to be able to! Here he is, wearing an appropriate T shirt given by a friend.
Having family members with us made it even better, and we did some touristy things, including a very wet visit to Mont St Michel!
The weather wasn't great, but it didn't deter us, and the dogs loved this beach.
The highlight was a musical party with friends, most of whom made a contribution. The family practised beforehand, indoors and out.
A clever friend made this magnificent cake.
Then everyone went home, and we got on with the jobs - including harvesting our apples.
Friday 24 June 2022
Friday 27 May 2022
Some of you who have dipped into this blog may remember that my dog Rosie had a blog of her own, called Rosie's Ruminations. I think she's trying to shame me into posting more often, because I see she has just published a new post! If you would like to see what she's been doing, it's at www.doghair1.blogspot.com.
Here's a photo of Rosie in our motorhome, ready for a new adventure.
I can't feel too shamed because at least I have posted sometimes in the last nine years, whereas she has been most neglectful! We both need to do better.