Monday, 1 July 2013

Home is where ...

At the moment home for me is where the laptop is! Due to my glamorous new job, going too see Anne Rainbow's play and visiting friends and family I spent more time in the van than at home during June. I've got some writing done, but not as much as I'd like. Must try harder!

Would you believe this was the view at my latest writing retreat? We really were there a few days ago, but writing retreat implies writing and I had the choice between working or visiting Tintagel and eating pasties and ice cream all day. The ice cream was honey and lavender ... I'll let you work out which I opted for.

Whatever home means to you, you can write about it for this competition. The prize is £50 of book tokens. Home is where the books are, perhaps?

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  1. You missed the bit with the Fog ;-)

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  2. Looks lovely! I going on my first writer's retreat in a couple weeks and I can't wait! :)

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    1. I'm jealous, Rachel as I've never done a proper one - just set up the laptop in the van when Gary's been working away.

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  3. Tintagel!! Ice Cream!! What's there to choose!?!?! :-)

    Take care
    x

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  4. Lucky you. Does anyone actually write at a writing retreat I wonder!

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    1. It probably depends if it's a solitary one, Wendy. If there were lots of other writers I'd probably spend more time chatting than writing.

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    1. It is, Alex. I'm lucky to be able to visit some beautiful places.

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  6. Lovely photo - hope it inspired you eventually!

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    1. Not sure it did, Rosemary but I had a good time.

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  7. That view would inspire me I'm sure. The ice cream sounds good too though!

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    1. I'm almost feeling guilty for not writing anything the whole day, Suzanne. Almost.

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    1. I did, L - and will be going back when I can.

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  9. Gorgeous pic. And you could always write about the ice cream afterwards?

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    1. Brilliant plan, Frances. That'd mean I was doing research and not skiving off after all.

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  10. Haven't been by in awhile, sorry about that, but glad to be back.

    Amazon notified me about your new book. I'll check it out soon.

    Lavender and Honey Ice Cream - If you're gonna keep talking dirty like that I'll have to become a regular.

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    1. Stick around as it looks like I'll be doing a whole story on the subject!

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  11. I'm still thinking about Tintagel. What an inspiration!

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  12. Ah yes, I like that metaphor..home is where the books are...so true!Edith :0

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  13. Honey and lavender ice cream? How awesome! I'd move in and never leave the place. :-)

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    1. I suspect I'm going to be a regular visitor, Lexa.

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  14. The photo made me feel a bit homesick for Devon. Hope you found the fab pasty shop in Tintagel, can't remember the name but it used to make (and deliver by post) the most delicious Cornish pasties. Wonderfully odd shops in the village too, a magical place.

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    1. The pasty shop we went to made their HUGE pasties on site and they were delish, Tracy so it's probably the same place. (On the corner near the path down to the castle ruins). It is a lovely place.

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  15. Wow, so jealous of that view! And yeah, the pasty's might have won me over too...

    Sarah Allen
    (From Sarah, With Joy)

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    1. Glad I'm not the only one who's easily led astray, Sarah.

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  16. Now you have more time to write do you find you're writing less?

    xx

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    1. Not less, Vikki - but not much more. There are so many other things I want to do.

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  17. Ah, yes, writing is such a hard life - although the ice cream makes it bearable! Thanks for the link to the home competition. I might have a go - if I can find the time ... :)

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    1. Oooh, it's tough, Linda but I manage somehow! ;-)

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  18. I've never read a zombie book or seen a zombie film so writing a zombie story? I wouldn't know where to start!

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