Thursday, 28 June 2012

Surfacing ...

I've not posted for a few weeks (slaps own wrist) as I've been giving some light  revisions on my latest Entangled Indulgence book my full attention. Well, almost all of it ...

I have been outside the house a few times (not including Sainsbury's and Le Dump):



I finally made it to Exbury Gardens at its glorious best.

And the amazing walled rose garden at Mottisfont Abbey.


I wish you could smell it - just incredible.

I'll be sharing more pictures from these places in due course as tiny bits of them have sneaked their way into the book that's just been revised and another manuscript too. And this weekend I'm being taken to the Goodwood Festival of Speed! And you know what that means, don't you? Fast cars, planes, millionaires and champagne - hands on research that's just too good to waste. Putting the camera on charge now! My mind is racing towards another book already ...

I'll be back with some pics next week, but for now it's the Post Office and the laundry that await. Poor Cinders ...

14 comments:

Kath said...

I'm no gardener but even I can appreciate those gorgeous gardens. Welcome back, Rachel, it's lovely to have you back blogging but it's probably just as important that you've been getting out and about to such wonderful places in amongst the edits.

Annie Seaton said...

I love English gardens. There is nothing like the fragrance of colourful flowers.
Enjoy the weekend!

Sharon Kendrick said...

You've reminded me that I MUST go to Mottisfont!

Where was that gorgeous photo taken (looks Italian....not the Cinque Terre, is it?)

Nina Croft said...

Welcome back! And get us some photos of those millionaires (or should it be billionaires!)

Rachel Lyndhurst said...

Yay, Kath! I'm still trying to get the work/life balance right and not doing terribly well. Fortunately I have a very calm man by my side (some of the time!)to drag me away from the lappy! Um, have you got a kindle/similar yet? I may have a treat for you. ;0)
xxx

Rachel Lyndhurst said...

You know, Annie, as I was standing there amonst the roses and foxgloves I wondered if there was anywhere in the world that could beat an English garden in June. Do foxgloves grow *anywhere* but the UK? I must find out ...
xxx

Rachel Lyndhurst said...

Sharon, yes you must! They've also got an exhibition of some of Lord Lichfield's polaroids on at the moment, with Wind in the Willows later on in the year. And the Whistler Room! And all the cocktail swilling scandalous romance between the wars ... fantastic.

The background photo is actually of Portofino harbour, courtesy of lovely Kath Eastman (see above). Same area as the Cinque Terre, isn't it? My geography is beyond shocking sometimes ... I believe you're teaching out that sometime soon aren't you? Lucky devil!
xxx

Rachel Lyndhurst said...

Don't you worry, Nina, I'll bag us some. A pick'n'mix of millionaires and billionaires,I think. And one of those nice Bugatti Veyrons ...

xxx

Teresa F Morgan said...

Lovely pictures! And exciting research... I must do more of that getting out stuff and researching.

Rachel Lyndhurst said...

Yes, you must if you can,Teresa, but easy on the mojitos! You can't eavesdrop at home either ... hehe ... I'm so very, very naughty. ;0)

Lacey Devlin said...

Oooo so pretty! Happy revising!

D.J. Kirkby said...

Gorgeous photos, especially of the Abby! Have a great weekend.

Victoria James said...

Oh, how gorgeous! And what a perfect way to get some 'research' done! Have fun :-)

Talli Roland said...

Oh,so beautiful! I love puttering around in gardens. It's good for he soul.