Friday, 20 July 2012

Summer is officially here

The weather lady said we're heading for a few sunny days down here in the south of England, maybe even a heatwave, which is typical now that we've got the flood pump working so nicely ...

Yep, in a few hours the children will be on their summer school holidays for a whole six weeks as well, so there's no ignoring the fact that summer really IS happening. Hurrah!

On reflection, the last two summers in my house were anything but relaxing; submissions, book deals, a publisher folding,deadlines and other Things That Simply Had To Be Done. However this year is different. I've a book (Kidnapped by the Greek Billionaire) that, as I write, is still in the top 20 Kindle series romance chart after being released in February by Entangled Publishing. My second novel, The Devil to Pay is all ready for release with The Wild Rose Press on October 10th 2012, and I'm awaiting edits on my third book that's contracted to Entangled as well. Other projects are lining up behinds the scenes too, so I'm very, very happy with my lot this year.

So I'm going to try and STOP for a few weeks and just 'be', because they won't be children forever.

This is me and the little Lyndhursts a few years ago in Ibiza. A wonderful place. An inspiring place ... But enough of all that romancey stuff for now.

I'll be popping in and out to tell you what I've been up to, but until then I hope you all have a wonderful summer. Without wellies!

Monday, 2 July 2012

Cancel Christmas for Rachel Lyndhurst because ...

...I just had all mine early and in one go.

Remember I told you I was going to the Goodwood Festival of Speed this weekend? And I promised you pictures? Well, here we go:

Here's a snap of me with one of the vehicles that the Queen has travelled in - a great big Lincoln. Check out the cool  number plate!

And this is as close as I could get to a Bugatti Veyron Vitesse. Very luxe. Very pricey.

I was within a few steps of Chris Evans at one point, and he's definitely a millionaire, but I fumbled with my camera and missed the moment. Here, however is one of his Ferrari collection.

The lovely, generous man has  auctioned off the use of his collection to raise money for the charity Children In Need. According to  the Southern Daily Echo he's raised £1.5 million so far. Brilliant stuff!

Here's  Matt Baker's back (just in case any of you are desperate fans!).

Then I thought I heard angels singing ... and began to run (truly I did!).

And he was SO polite and kind and utterly charming ...

Yep, another dream come true - I met DAVID GANDY! Yes! David superdupermodel Gandy!

Now, those of you who know me, also know that this is a big deal for me. A Very Big Deal Indeed. So I forgot to take any arty photographs of vintage champagne, because I was too busy drinking lots of it. For the shock you understand.

And now I need a very long lie down ...