One of my favourite memories of visiting Japan was going to samurai school with my wife and learning how to wield a katana from a master swordsman! The closest I can get to that experience now is playing Ghost of Tsushima! Have a great day everyone! 🗡🇯🇵🎮🕹😊👍🏾💖
Back from one of the most magical trips to our favourite island.🌴
A highlight was our dinner at @mintloungeibiza 🍴We had lovely food and watched the sun go down. 🌅
I took this time lapse video as the sunset - so annoying the boat is perfectly in line with my camera here!
The romantic setting earned this stretch of track its nickname, the “Tunnel of Love.” It’s also called the Green Mile Tunnel, for the bright leafy branches that arch over the railway.
The Tunnel of Love is a section of industrial railway located near Klevan, Ukraine, that links it with Orzhiv. It is a railway surrounded by green arches and is five kilometers in length. It is known for being a favorite place for couples to take walks and a wonderful photo spot. This beautiful natural train tunnel is said to grant the wishes of visiting lovebirds.
I’VE DONE IT! Last night, I delivered my first book in over 6 years to my agent! Obviously, all books are a labour of love but this one has been particularly so.
After we lost our baby girl 24 weeks into our pregnancy 5 1/2 years ago, I wasn’t sure I’d ever write a book again. But two years ago I had an idea and I knew then, it was a book I HAD to write. Not necessarily to be published, I needed to write it for me.
I chose to do it out of contract & with no input from anyone - and most importantly, no pressure. I knew that having no book contract meant that there are no guarantees that it would be published, but I wanted the freedom in that. I needed it, in fact. Writing this book required having the space to write my truth; to find my voice again after a life experience that obliterated my world and made me reassess everything - including my career.
To say I’m emotionally done is an understatement: I’m proud, excited, exhilarated, emotional. Mostly emotional TBH.
I still have zero expectations. I’m just happy and thankful that I have found a way to express myself the best way I know how - through fiction. And that, unbelievably, I have deeply loved doing it. It has been joyful, painful, emotional but ultimately... healing. A homecoming.
Now, it’s time to pack for a weekend of camping fun and hang out with my kids who I’ve basically ignored for the past couple of weeks whilst I worked full throttle to get it done.
P.S I can assure you that the views and expressions whilst writing this book were far less tranquil than this picture suggests. It was taken a year ago today when I was writing the first few chapters and, whilst the concentration frown is always there when I’m writing, there was way more grey cloud, mess, tears and um, snot for the rest. But, I’m posting it because it reminds me that being a writer is a job I don’t have to do - I want to do it. It’s a way of life. And I’m so glad I’ve come back to it again. #ididit#book4#authorlife
This time last year I was in Croatia *deep sigh..🌞🌞 with really short hair! Today I'm in a very soggy Somerset with something Crystal Tips* would be proud of. 🤦🏻♀️
Only a few more weeks to go until ✂️✂️✂️so to detract from mentioning the 🌧️🌧️🌧️🌧️...back to short or not?🤔😬 #dilemmas#icantdecide