Monday, June 17, 2013

Pavilion in the Park

I hope everyone had a glorious weekend! I have now passed the 50,000 mark on The No-Kids Club, which I'm sure deserves a few glasses of wine. I'm hoping to finish the first draft in the next few weeks, and then the dreaded editing begins. *cue music of doom*

The past week has been a busy one! I'm very pleased to say I signed with super-agent Madeleine Milburn. She's got a great stable of authors -- many of whom I know -- and I'm thrilled to be a part of them. I hope to give more details of exactly why I've decided to go with an agent in the near future!

In a complete non sequitur, every year, the Serpentine Gallery in Kensington Gardens commissions an architect to design a summer pavilion. Checking it out has become an annual occurrence! While I wasn't keen on last year's, I quite like this summer's structure.

Gratuitous baby shot!

Have a great week, everyone. See you next Monday. 


  1. Freaky! It's like a giant jungle gym.

  2. What fun! Do they dismantle it at summer's end? And oh but your son's a handsome dude!

  3. 50K already? Go you! Good luck with finishing the first draft, and congrats on the agent signing!

  4. Go, Talli! Oh, and just to warn you, I will pop little one in my bag when I get to meet him! Too cute! x

    Good luck for the future, and I look forward to reading, The No-Kids Club. :)

  5. Congrats on reaching that writing mark and your agent acquisition :-)

    And I must say that is a rather intriguing structure.

  6. Congrats on the agent! Thanks also for sharing the pics. So glad you shared one of baby TR. He is adorable! :)

  7. Love the gratuitous baby shot! He looks like such a happy baby....

  8. Awwwww terrific Talli!! YAY! You have an agent!! BRILLIANT!! That's definitely deserving of a couple of bottles of champers!!!

    And look at lovely Baby TR!!!

    That new summer pavillion is brill!! Take care

  9. Awesome! It reminds me a bit of how here in MN, during our winter carnival, the city builds a castle out of ice.

    And woo hoo on the agent!!! Can't wait to hear more!

  10. What a unique looking structure. If they build a new one every year, what happens to the old one?

  11. Congrats on signing with an agent that you like. Also for those great photos of that structure.

  12. Congratulations on both the word count and signing with your agent. Wine has definitely been earned!

  13. A peculiar looking structure!


  14. Wow, your baby is so cute! I think that sitting at that pavilion would make me feel like I was sitting in the middle of a blueprint. And congratulations on reaching the 50,000 mark and the agent!

  15. Baby TR is a total cutie!!!
    Great job on the 50k and on the agent!!! Wahooo :)

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  17. Love your baby :).

    Congrats on the 50K and the agent!!

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  20. Congratulations once again - I can't wait to hear your news...

    I'm about to pass the 50k mark on my book today, relief. Love that picture of your gorgeous little boy!

  21. Congratulations on your agent...and I can't believe how big baby TR is! And Cute!!

  22. Congratulations on your word count and your fab Agent news Talli. Wee master TR is such a cutie - and how he's grown!

    Janice xx

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  25. Hi Talli - is that baby TR standing? Amazing - he looks just so delightful and cuddly ...

    I was in the Park the other day .. and if I get a chance when I'm next up in town, I'll drop by the Summer Pavilion .. I wrote about Oscar Niemeyer designing one of the Pavilions in 2004 aged 96!

    So I must get through .. if not this year, definitely next ...

    Cheers - it looks 'interesting'!!! and so much is going on in your life .. Baby TR brings lots of good luck and fun times .. Hilary

  26. Adorable Baby TR!! We love those "gratuitous" shots. :) And CONGRATS on signing with your agent! That is so awesome. I'm very happy for you!!! LOL on the dreaded editing (yeah, that's the less fun but very important part). Congrats on your word count.

    That's a creative pavilion, too!

  27. I didn't know that about Kennsington Gardens. All that white frothy castle like thing is pretty.

    Hey, congrats on signing with Madeleine!

    Love baby TR's smile. Wow, he sure has grown.


  28. Congratulations on the word count and the signing! And love the gratuitous baby shot :-)
    Argh, editing... that's what I'm supposed to be doing at the moment, but butt-in-chair is hard after a long day at work. Wish I was still drafting, when everything's free and easy and I can write in my notebook anytime/anywhere!

  29. Well done on all counts Talli and love the pictures too!

  30. The little one looks quite pleased!

    Congratulations to you, Talli!

  31. Congrats on passing the 50,000 word mark!

    And the gratuitous baby pic is adorable.


  32. Congrats on the signing! Great news. x

  33. Huge congrats on your agent! So excited for you, Talli. You have a fabulous career already. I can't wait to see where it goes!

    And your baby? Adorable!

  34. Congrats on getting signed with a great agent! And I agree with you about last year's pavilion not being much good. This one looks much nicer, specially on a nice day.

  35. Wow. Amazing! Congrats
    Baby shot , such a cute cheeky chappie!

  36. That is one interesting looking structure!
    Your baby is SO DARN cute!

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