Thursday, 24 December 2015

Season's Greetings!

A very Merry Christmas and all good wishes to one and all! Thank you to all of you who have visited my blog, maybe stayed for a chat and shared your reading and travel experiences this year - I've loved meeting you and continuing relationships with my lovely long-time internet friends. I hope you all have a very happy holidays.
PS. A Jo Malone bag has appeared under our tree...oh, yes!!

Tuesday, 8 December 2015

Dreaming of sun

Weeks have passed and I have been quietly working away at my desk, trying to get another novel off the ground. I can't say much about it yet, as it's such early days and so much can change, but the act of writing brings home, once again, how much I enjoy working under gloomy skies and rain, while the pictures in my head become more intensely vibrant.
Just like these images from Portugal that capture the setting for my new novel, 300 Days of Sun (out next April). So relax and scroll down, and see if you can imagine yourself there, feeling the heat of the sun and the salt water on your skin...while winter does its worst outside your window.
As these are not my photos, I have included the links to the articles and travel websites they came from. The top image is from the London Daily Telegraph, and comes with a great introduction to the Algarve coast:
This is the same view, but taken in bright daylight. I want to swim in that emerald green part of the water!
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