Just a quick blog this week as I am officially on annual leave and will be back next Thursday for the Nina Leonard Today’s Special Value offer.
Well, having failed to make it to Wales two weekends ago, I was determined to spend a few days with Daniel in Swansea before the summer is over. I arrived on Tuesday afternoon in glorious sunshine. Wednesday was not so nice, although I did see a girl punting down the River Tawe, which runs outside Daniel’s flat, in her bikini (wasn’t quick enough with the camera I’m afraid). Yesterday, however, was glorious.
We went for a walk on the beach at Port Eynon, a bit blustery but lovely, and then had our lunch at the Bay Bistro overlooking Rhossili Bay. They have some lovely vegetarian choices there and we both opted for carrot, cumin & honey soup with olive bread…. delicious! We were in two minds whether to go down to the beach for another walk but in the end decided to go for it. It was a long way down and I was fearful for the climb back up. It’s a gorgeous beach but again I wish I’d had my camera as two of the biggest jellyfish I have ever seen were washed up on the shore… Eek! The climb back up was as bad as I had feared so we treated ourselves with a Joe’s ice-cream in Mumbles on the way home. It was a lovely day out and so nice to spend time with Daniel on his day off.
This picture was taken earlier in the year when the weather was much worse of course!
Today is not quite so nice but I have just enjoyed a coffee at Morgan’s Hotel with a friend of mine who works for ITV Wales. She has just returned from her holiday in Marbella where she read my book. It’s always a bit nerve wracking waiting for a comment about your work from people you know, particularly as she is a journalist, but she really liked it and was trying to get information about the sequel, which I have been working on whilst Dan has been at work! I then heard today, on last week’s blog, from Pat who has just been reading my book on holiday in Cyprus and also had this picture sent to me on Facebook from Liz who is in Bali! Life’s a Beach and Then… really is ‘On Tour’!
I have been slow in organising my book signing, ‘Cream Tea and Me’ tour, for which I apologise. However, depending on interest, I can announce that I am hoping the first one will be here in Swansea on Friday 23rd October at Morgan’s Hotel. There will be two different ticket prices, £25 which will include a copy of the book if you haven’t already bought one, and £16 without the book, if you just want to bring your copy along to be personally signed, and enjoy a cream tea with me. Please send me a reply on here if you are interested in attending, and I will let you know how to reserve your place via email. All the profits from the day will go to Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research (now known as Bloodwise).
Incidentally, if you are on the waitlist for my book via the QVC website, the new stock is due in next week – item number 705211.
Right, I need to get back to writing the sequel. Have a great weekend – Elemis Today’s Special Value offer tomorrow with a fab new neck product.