Tuesday, 31 August 2010

Liberty, sunshine and inspiration

This bank holiday weekend was the first in a couple of years that I haven't taken as annual holiday or been working.  Yep, the 'day job' is no more and I can tell you that this must be how it feels like to be let out of prison (after being wrongly convicted obviously).

We had lovely family visitors for the weekend which meant a decadent takeaway on Friday, a boozy barbecue on Saturday and a fabulous time seeing the sights in the sunshine.

This is one of the gorgeous places on the South Coast we visited: Bosham in West Sussex:

Bosham is incredibly historic and among many other things is believed to be where King Canute did his tide turning stuff. When you check out the video below you'll see why he stood no chance!

There's plenty of car parking within a few yards of the shore that doesn't flood with the tide, so don't get caught out!

And then, strolling around in the sunshine with sound of church bells filling the air, I spotted this:

Now, romance writers, doesn't that notice start a few cogs whirring? A tiny seed from which a story could grow? The questions: what, when, how...Completely irresistable, huh? I know my imagination is going into overdrive with possibilities.

I'd love to hear your ideas on what could have led to the ring ending up where it is now. And what could happen afterwards!

I'm rather liking the idea of it being found by a tall, dark, brooding marine artist actually...


Jane Holland said...

A tiff at a wedding rehearsal? Or after the ceremony itself?

Lol, that's your next story then.

I just spent a long weekend holed up in a Premier Inn on an industrial estate in a small Midlands town, writing my vast Tudor novel. My only outing was to a corner shop for half an hour on Sunday, where I bought in more provisions and reminded myself what sunlight feels like.

Got some good work done on my book, which was the most essential thing, but I'm glad to be home again now. A girl can have too many Pot Noodles and packet Lattes, don't you think?

Rachel Lyndhurst said...

Oh,Jane,the things you have to do to get some writing done!

Glad you got lots done though.

What's your favourite flavour pot noodle then? Are they the same as they were in the eighties? I HAVE noticed they do a doner kebab flavour one now...will put on shopping list for the big back to school writing push!

Lots of love,


Judy Jarvie said...

Love the shop note. And the hero inspiration. Beautiful place! Lucky you.

In sharp contrast I've got shingles and am holed up in bed. Jealous, very.

Rachel Lyndhurst said...

Oh, Judy, that's awful!

Sending lots of hugs and get well wishes, my dear.

Lots of love,