Wednesday, 16 December 2015

Tumbledown

Tumbledown means falling, or fallen, into dilapidation. To me it sounds nicer than neglected, devastated, destroyed or ruined.

Oh and coincidentally*, my lovely romantic novel Escape to the Country has tumbled down in price to just 99p/99c until 21st December.

The castle is Tarbert in Scotland. There are a lot of Scots towns and villages with the name Tarbert or Tarbet. That word means a narrow strip of land. It's quite often where two lochs meet.

There you go - two words for the price of one! You can't say I'm not good to you. Well, you could I suppose but I can't hear you from here.

*You didn't really think I planned this stuff, did you?

14 comments:

Nicola said...

I must visit Scotland again. Lovely picture and super words, Patsy. Wishing you a lovely Christmas and continued success in 2016.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I want to visit Scotland again as well! Beautiful country.

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

I'm triple up on my vocabulary today...just read up on 'riffle'

The wind riffled the pages of my book

Happy Wednesday

Leandra Wallace said...

I liked the way you used tumbledown there. =)

oscar case said...

Tumbledown appears rather frequently in westerns, as does tumbleweed. Nice photo!

liz young said...

Tumbledown sounds so much gentler, I agree. That's what my daughter and her husband have bought to do up in Ireland - a not-quite-tumbledown cottage.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Patsy - language is so interesting ... and a tumble down could be an excellent idea ... either left as is, or turned into a humble dwelling for today ... cheers Hilary

Patsy said...

I'm going back next year, Alex.

Patsy said...

Thank you - best wishes to you too.

Patsy said...

Riffle is a great word, Mac.

Patsy said...

Thanks, Leandra.

Patsy said...

I can see how it could be appropriate, Oscar.

Patsy said...

Sounds like an excellent project, Liz.

Patsy said...

I've always fancied building a sug home inside a ruined castle, Hilary. Might have to settle for a character doing it.