I was a bit absent from blogland last month. I seem to be saying that a lot this year, mainly because my work situation has changed, but I was still finding time to check in every once in a while – at least until March came along.
But what a month it was! I can’t complain because it was wonderful. The first weekend happened to coincide with my birthday, and I decided to go to Paris with a dear friend just arrived from Australia. We had a marvellous time despite the rain and a delay on the Eurostar heading back – Paris is truly one of my favourite cities.
The next weekend was spent in London, a family wedding taking us into Shoreditch and to an ancient church for the ceremony. The old Courthouse, now a hotel, was home to family and friends for the weekend and it was an interesting place, the bar still featuring the old holding cells decorated with images of some of their most famous inmates.
The next week saw things return to a semblance of normality, though we were off again on Sunday to see family, then a snot monster descended and held me hostage for most of the following week. It did lead to some interesting writing, but was pretty awful for everything else.
However, I felt better once the weekend arrived, which was a good thing. It was Mothering Sunday and we’d decided to go on a family adventure, visiting Stonehenge on the Saturday and continuing on to the beautiful city of Bath for the night. We ate pizza, visited the ancient Roman baths and wandered the streets, taking in the sights. The weather was glorious, sunny spring days and clear nights, the warm golden stone of the city lit by fairy lights. I absolutely loved it.
And I’ve also been writing, finally finishing the edit for my fourth Ambeth book and sending it out for a second beta read. The responses are coming in now and are (thank goodness) mostly good – just a few small adjustments to make before it goes to the editor.
So I guess this is a long way of saying I’ve been away and now I’m back, looking forward to spending some time visiting in blogland again. Although I did sign up for Camp NaNoWriMo this month – what was I thinking…?
Happy weekend, everyone! xx
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Looks like you had an amazing month, minus the illness.
Thanks Craig – it’s been great 🙂
Soooooooo… let’s just say you and I may have vastly different takes on the 3rd month of 2017, which in my name shall not be named.
Oh dear, I’m sorry to hear March hasn’t been a good month for the Potts household. Here’s to a much more pleasant April xx
What a lovely month you’ve had! I’m always envious of how close everything is in Europe, and how far away we are over here.
I understand, too, about not having enough time to blog—paid work must come first, and your priorities have had to change. You still do a good job, though—with your Wednesday Wander and Thursday Doors. Lovely to read this piece, though.
Thanks, Louise 🙂 It has been a lovely month, and I really appreciate being so close to Europe after living so far away for so long. As for blogging – well, as you say, my priorities have had to change recently and I’m learning to not be so hard on myself, as I’d also quite like to do some writing too! So at the moment I’m doing all I can. Can’t miss a Wednesday Wander though – I love to escape somewhere else for a little while. Hope you’re well and enjoying your writing life xx