Our week in Sciathos was as good as anticipated, gorgeous weather, perfect hotel, right on the beach, delicious food and a chance to snorkel in the sea and swim in the pool. What more could anyone want? I read two novels and did a load of puzzles and we had a night out on the mainland after a ‘sunset’ cruise. I’ll put some more on later and make the photos stretch over a few posts.
It may be late but worth the wait, the Rotary float’s in view.
Give them all a wave- the Worthing Crier, in costume gold and blue.
I can hear the beat of the samba band and see the pom-poms, too.
They spin and punch ( without any lunch) on lorries all forming a queue.
Let the music blare as the people stare; I love parades, don’t you?
Sixty eight copies now gone or going. I need to keep some to take on holiday. I guess it will all slow down from now on. Trouble is, I have been so busy marketing that I haven’t written anything for two weeks. Looking forward to producing the pantomime, starting next month and then the scriptwriting course. Thoroughly enjoying two books I am reading at the moment, one fiction, one non-fiction. I’ll review them when I have finished. I don’t seem able to find folk on Goodreads so I’m communicating on twitter instead. More about my activities can be found on http://www.juliecround.co.uk
When I go on holiday I usually take a novel to read but this time I took a short story magazine. Once I had finished reading them I looked for something else to do. I didn’t feel inspired to write anything so I bought a “Take a Break” magazine – full of different puzzles. I don’t usually like crossword puzzles. I find them difficult – but there were variations on the theme from simple wordsearch puzzles to’guess the meaning’ type puzzles. My favourite turned out to be one where they give you three words and you have to find the word that connects them. We took the dog for walks but I am getting very out of breath on hills so we can’t go as far as we used to.Still, it has been a break – back to sorting out the poetry anthology on return.
Reading about an author blog on twitter made me wonder if this should be an author blog or remain as a blog by an author. If it is to be an author blog it should contain links to my websites or the ability to purchase books but , at the moment, that is only possible through http://www.juliecround.com, which is linked to amazon.
Also, I guess I should be demonstrating my writing style, while I have only been posting poems. My problem is that I don’t seem able to connect with readers in the UK. I know a great many of them do not use the computer but I think, perhaps, I do not use keywords or Google as well as I could.
Until I get more skilled on the computer I’ll continue as I am, mixing musings with advice. Sorry there’s no photo but the country walk we had at Bramber yesterday was a delight. All on the flat and the dog was allowed in the pub afterwards for lunch. In fact he nearly pulled us through the door!
I have just returned from recording a magazine for the Voice of Progress, a local newspaper for the blind. I was lucky enough to meet a folk singer/song writer who had had a fascinating background and who was willing to share it with our listeners and sing a few songs while he played the guitar.
Littlehampton and Worthing are fortunate in having this facility where free discs are sent to people who have registered with the charity so that they can hear local news and listen to items chosen by the readers, which can include pieces about history, travel nature, music and, in my case, poems and stories. I’ll add a couple of verses from one of the poems I used this morning.
Sunny Worthing is the place to stay
A town between the South Downs and the sea
Maybe you’ll never want to go away
So much to entertain you, here, is free.
There’s festivals, parades and fairs and fun
There’s jazz and folk and organ concerts too
There’s parks for younger ones to climb and run
And artists’ open houses – all to view.
A flavour of the countryside where we walked the dog today. I know it isn’t about writing but if I can find attractive pictures I hope I might get more folk interested in reading my back posts.
Peat beneath my feet
tall trees, almost leafless
delicate sunlight streams
through winter branches.
February in Hartshill.