Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Time Out

Sometimes it's nice just to get away and spend time completely focused on writing and that's exactly what I did last week.

I swapped my writing desk for the kitchen table of this lovely little cottage set in the heart of the Welsh countryside. Llanwrtyd Wells is full of stunning countryside and Bronfelin Cottage is geared up for enjoying the many walks that surround it. But my main aim for those few days was to write - and write.

I wasn't alone, as fellow romance writer Melissa Morgan joined me, which made for the perfect mix of writing time and talking writing time!  It was so nice to be able to give all my attention to my current story and with a deadline fast approaching, those few days away were perfectly timed.

With countryside like this on our doorstep, we took a well-earned break after spending the morning writing and enjoyed the April sunshine. Once we'd enjoyed a relaxed lunch we went our separate ways again and wrote for the rest of the afternoon, after which we made the most of the nice weather and walked again before cooking our evening meal.

On our walks, we often wandered along footpaths where ewes grazed with their lambs and they were all very friendly, often coming close.

Each evening we enjoyed a glass of wine sat outside in the evening sunshine, which was so warm, it was hard to believe it was only April. The sounds of lambs calling mingled with cheerful birdsong and the sound of the river, rushing by.

Just perfect!

Tuesday, 7 April 2015

Easter Sunshine

It's been a beautiful Easter weekend here in Wales and whilst it's been busy on the farm with lots of new calves, I was still able to make the most of the sunshine and a friend visiting. We went to Aberaeron, a nearby seaside town and enjoyed a stroll around the harbour and sat overlooking the pebbly beach.

From there we went to a National Trust property, Llanerchaeron and sat in the walled garden which was filled with the delicious scent of Camellias - until we were disturbed by this pair who'd slipped unnoticed from the farmyard.
Llanerchaeron is a place I visit often and it's great to see the gardens
at different times of the year, but I've never met the turkeys before!

It was also a chance to have a long walk, just what I needed when the weekend was full of chocolate temptation.

I also spent time writing and am really excited that one of my favourite heroes, Sandro Roselli will be in bookstores very soon. Craving Her Enemy's Touch is my May release.

If you missed my first book A Deal Before The Altar and you are in Canada or US then it is available at the great price of 99c until April 12th here.