Decisions, decisions.

Life has been quiet as I’ve been recovering from surgery. It’s been a time of rest, worry, IMG_6899gratefulness, fear, joy, exhaustion ~ it’s pretty much been a sea of feelings here.

(If you’d like to know more I’ve made a few vlogs. I chat about ovarian cancer and hysterectomies and getting better… A total overshare 🙂 But for a very good reason; womens health.)

In amongst all this, the third and final book in my Langstone Bay trilogy was released, and publication day just kind of happened around me.

I didn’t  do all the social media posting I would normally, and I wasn’t bouncing up and down with equal measures of excitement and anxiety.

Publication day ended up being a time of reflection. I’ve loved writing this series, and The Witches of Langstone Bay-3.jpggetting to know the characters. These are the only books I’ve ever written, and I’ve been carrying this story around for so long… and seeing Cold Moon finally completed, to become a book, with a cover and a spine…  I just don’t have the words at how serene and happy it makes me feel.

So I’m here to say I’m on the mend, the cancer has, thankfully, all been removed, and my dream of writing the story I’ve been carrying around since I was a teenager sits in front of me, in the form of three beautiful books.

With that said, I’m going to spend the next few days smiling, and the next couple of months deciding what’s next.

Take care lovely folks,

J xx

 

Spring gin anyone?

Okay, so Mothers day was a couple o’weeks back, and my tribe bought me some rhubarb and ginger gin…  

Now, I feel I should say, upfront, that gin is my summer tipple of choice.

(Not winter, gin is far to cold and fizzy for that – winter is a time for red. A good, heavy red.)

Anyway, I got off topic; back to the gin. Now then, is it just me, or does there seem to be something of a gin-revolution sweeping the nation?

Which is fine with me, except there are so many varieties circulating that I find one, I like it, and then I can never find it again! It’s a real trial I tell you.

So I’ve developed a course of action – I’m going to make me’ own.

Yup, I tried it last year about this time, with parma violets.

Yes, you read right 😀 thank the heavens for amazon. I ordered a box of giant parma violets, pulled a large mason jar from the pantry, used regular old gin, gave it a shake every so often, and Boom! Summer deliciousness not to be forgotten.

This time, it’s rhubarb or bust. I’ll let you know how it goes.

Jx