Friday, 30 January 2015

If I Stay - my new favourite book

Not since Bernhard Schlink's 'The Reader' and Blake Nelson's 'Girl' have I felt such passion and emotion as I do for Gayle Forman's 'If I Stay'; not bad for a book I picked up on a whim in Asda last week, so I'm incredibly excited to find out there is a sequel 'Where She Went', which of course I have just ordered.
I have also discovered the novel was made into a film which was released last summer but is out on DVD in the U.K next Monday (also on order!)
So, if you love music and a little intense romance and you are prepared to shed a few tears, then this is your next novel - enjoy.
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Wednesday, 14 January 2015

"After Little Farm Place"

Well, here we are already into the second week of 2015. I do hope you all had a wonderful festive period and despite the current snow, wind and rain are looking forward to Spring. To help motive myself I've been happily gushing over the above painting by Cornwall based artist Sophie Harding - 'After Little Farm Place' - a sweet canvas that taps right into my imagination, and boy, it's working overtime!
Enjoy your day!
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Friday, 12 December 2014

Oh Christmas Tree!

In the 4 years I've been writing as 'The English Writer' I have always posted a photo of my Christmas tree and decorations, so here is this year's offering!
Our tree may be on the small side but it's crammed full of all my families favourite things!
So, let Christmas begin!
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Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Duffle Coat


This is my Christmas present - a Duffle Coat.
It's been over 20 years since I've worn a duffle coat and I have to say this one is going to look so much better than when I did it the first time around as a geeky 17 year old College student!
And no, this does not have anything to do with the new Paddington Bear movie!
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Thursday, 20 November 2014

Sk8ter Girl

I love this Christmas skater dress by Marks and Spencer.
The colour is a little different to what I would usually like but the style is just what I've been looking for to wear over the Christmas period.
Can't wait!
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Friday, 14 November 2014

Making Merry


OK, so it's rare I ever post pictures of myself on this blog but today as I'm feeling a little festive (I've been Christmas shopping!) I've been thinking about the Christmas celebrations and "making rather merry".
These photos were taken on a recent trip out to one of our local restaurants near St Ives, Cornwall, a couple of weeks ago to a rather chic place on the sea front called the Carbis Bay Beach Club, where hubby and me shared white wine, fine food and good conversation, but I think it's fair to say we possibly made rather too merry...thankfully there was no work the next day!
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Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Our Cornish Christmas is just beginning...

In my lovely little village Christmas is well on it's way!
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Monday, 3 November 2014

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Grey Skies and Cottages - Sophie Harding

This is 'Grey Skies and Cottages' by Sophie Harding.
I absolutely love Sophie's paintings, they have inspired so much of my recent writing and none more so than the Christmas novella I'm currently working on.
It doesn't matter if these paintings aren't Cornwall because to me they remind me of everything I love about the village where I currently live, especially at this time of year where autumn seems so prominent, and who knows, we might even get a little snow...now that would be nice.

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Puppy Love by Orla Kiely

 
I love this dress by Orla Kiely.
The Puppy Love Sweatshirt dress.

 
I've put it on my Christmas list!
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