- What am I GRATEFUL for?
I’m grateful for friendship, yet again. Last week I met up with some of my cousins, who I only see every few years (we live quite far, and although we’re in touch, we hadn’t actually seen each other for a few years). Last week I also met up with a very good friend whom I hadn’t seen in a few years, Juan Luis. I met him and his family when I was thirteen and he was twelve, and we’ve been like cousins ever since. His older brother was actually my very first real boyfriend, and we all know how one never forgets their first love, because it’s always young, and fresh and innocent and only lives in our idealised memories… A quick (he had to work) coffee by the beach in Santander with Juan Luis was a highlight of the week for me 🙂
Another good friend, I’ve known Loli for over 30 years, who loves baking cakes brought me a cake she’d made and showed me her brand new engagement ring!
The second thing I’m grateful for is that today’s the 1st of August, and as every year we spend the month in a rented sea-front flat near where my daughter lives, in Fuengirola. It’s wonderful to be near m daughter and grandchildren as we live in different cities the rest of the year (about 200kms away, I do see her some weekends, but not as much as I’d like). I love my temporary beach flat. I don’t actually use the flat much, because I spend most of the day on the terrace looking out to the sea. Bliss.
- What have I ACHIEVED? (Things I’ve done for myself)
I’ve started my fourth novel and amazingly, this is true, I’ve written 20,000 words, and more or less plotted it out. It’s a contemporary romantic suspense and it’s set in Spain. I can’t say much more yet, but I’m very excited with my new project.
I wonder what you think of this cover? I’m thinking of using it.
- What are am I PROUD of? Things I’ve done for others.
I’ve written a review for a fabulous novel I read last week, I Let You Go
I’ve tweeted and retweeted other authors and checked out as many blog posts as I could.
I took my grandson to Madrid to visit the Real Madrid Stadium. He’s a big fan, so it’s something he’ll always remember!
- What are my PLANS for next week?
I’d like to met up with one of my readers I’ve met on Facebook, and some old friends in Marbella, I see very rarely.
I hope to have lots of fun with my grandchildren and write some more of my new novel…
I’m also behind in my reading, so I need to catch up!
Hope you all have a wonderful week!