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Ickworth Fairy Pond

Week in Review: 27 July 2015

Ickworth Fairy Pond
Ickworth Fairy Pond

I meant to do a proper update last week but some things happened in real life (which I’d rather not discuss here) that forced focus elsewhere. I did manage to do a guest post for Kay Jaybee’s site, where I talked about endings in erotica and romance, but that was the limit of my internet activity. Hopefully I’ll get back to doing these updates again – to make sure I do, I decided that I’d do this on Monday even though I prefer it for Sunday. And so tomorrow we’ll see this week’s Gentleman of Intriguing Appearance instead.
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In Oxford

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Spending weekend in Oxford with friends this weekend. Finally injecting some dragons onto the blog with the Dragon School above, and perhaps some blood with Inspector Morse below. 🙂
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Ramparts of Saint-Malo

Saint-Malo

We’ve been in Saint-Malo for two days. The first we spent on one side of the Walled City, traipsing around a headland. As always at the coast, I’m reminded of where I spent my teenage years. Photo below is particular reminiscent for me of home. Above is the ramparts of the Walled City, which you can walk around, and is surrounded by marinas and beaches. I tend to find something to grab onto, something for inspiration for writing, particularly historical places – certainly had it in Mont Saint-Michel, the dragons and dragon slayer not withstanding (no, I don’t need to write a time-slip story featuring a medievael monk and a pre-revolution prisoner, thank you very much! No, I really don’t…shut up brain). Here… I’m really just enjoying the weather, the colours, the sea and sky, the beachy aspects of it. My sister and I dipped our toes in the water – my mother told us we made steady progress down the beach, and were immediately stilled when the cold water rushed over our feet. And it was chilly, but I got used to it. Just so nice to back with this for a while.

We were pointed to a very nice seafood restaurant where we ate twice – really nice waiter working there, who also rescued my camera and phone when I stupidly wafted out of there without them!

View of the sea at Saint-Malo

Seagull at Saint-Malo
Oh, and these seagulls? HUGE!