Stress level critical…
The stress levels over the move are going through the roof. My own contracts are signed on both sale and purchase but my buyers have been using the same reason for three weeks as to why nothing i happening on their side.
I’m told “it takes time” and “nothing happens quickly in the west country”.
I’m attempting (with not much success) to remain zen and concentrate on the colours for the new apartment. I think I’ve settled on heartwood and almost oyster for the bedroom. Almost.
I have chosen the material for the curtains for the living room – slightly limited colourwise by the sofa and armchairs, but the dark blue is a perfect match and I do love those seed heads.
Earlier in the month I spent a long weekend in Kent on a writer’s retreat with friends. We all worked incredibly hard and I managed to get the book I started back in August up and running again, with actual words written.
Work and play…
I went from Kent to spend a week with my daughter and her family.. She takes the view that because my new apartment has a catflap it would be rude not to get a cat. Meanwhile I played with hers.
I have two trips planned between now and then; Center Parc with the grandchildren in June just for fun and, because The Sheikh’s Convenient Princess has been nominated for a Rita, I’ll be flying to Denver for the Romance Writers of America conference in July Oh, and, with any luck, throw a move into that mix and with the book due on my editor’s desk at the end of July you’ll see that I need to focus.
Meanwhile the boxes are piling up as I pack away stuff I won’t see for a couple of months and I’ve been downsizing my clutter with the help of eBay and the local charity shops,
I’ve been trying the odd audiobook and started with The Chilbury Ladies Choir which is set in a wartime English village. I know the clipped 1940s English accents are authentic, but I found them a little distracting and just a bit overdone, but loved the story. I also listened to the latest Ellie Griffiths, Ruth Galloway Mystery, The Dark Angel. U really love this series but found I was not as engaged by the audio book as I was reading. I became too easily distracted, and once or twice I feel asleep! I also read Teri Wilson’s The Princess Problem, published by Cherish in the UK, which had everything you’d want from a romance.
Finally, just a reminder that Jessica Hart’s The Baronet’s Wedding Engagement is still #free to download. It’s part of the #royalweddinginvitation series written by Sophie Weston, Jessica, myself and Anne McAllister for Tule.