Monday, July 22, 2013

Baking and Basking

Monday! It's baking in London (yet again - we're actually having summer!) and I'm currently stuck to the leather sofa as I type. Not a pretty sight, I can assure you.

Thank you so much for all the congratulations on my Amazon deal! I've yet to make my way around to everyone, but I appreciate each and every comment.

Last week's news overshadowed my return from the annual Romantic Novelists' Association Conference. This year, it was held in sunny Sheffield and I couldn't wait to attend. As the moment for departure drew closer, though, I had to tear myself from from Baby TR (first night away!) and force mind and body through the door.

A glass of wine and my wonderful flatmates put everything right once I was there (except for my bionic boobs which were near to bursting all weekend, but we won't go into that!), and I soon drifted off on a wonderful cloud of writerly conversations and fantastic company.


Basking outside in the tropical temperatures: Giselle Green, Rhoda Baxter, Lizzie Lamb and me.

Still basking: me and Cally Taylor.

Our luxurious accommodation.

My wonderful flatmates! Kate Johnson, Imogen Howson, Ruth Long, Sarah Callejo, me, Jane Lovering

More basking.

(All photos courtesy of Lizzie Lamb because I was too lazy.)

As you can see, attending a conference is very hard work indeed!

I hope you all have a lovely week ahead. See you next Monday!

26 comments:

  1. Well you be exhausted after all that basking! *passes restorative wine spritzer*

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    1. Why thank you, DJ. Don't mind if I do!

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  2. That conference looks like fun! I think it'd be interesting to listen to a bunch of romance novelists talk about writing, and to read about how they portray love and romance in their books.

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  3. It must have been so much fun and it looks like you were enjoying yourself.

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  4. First departure from baby i mom milestone. The conference is just a perfect way to explore the separation and you'll soon have new and novel ideas to write more romances. Your summer is a bit in the style of Toronto. Enjoy!

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  5. Very hard work, all that basking about!

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  6. Every new mom needs a weekend to bask now and then : )

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  7. It must have been very hard to tear yourself away from Baby TR, but it looks like you had a well-earned bask/rest with the other attendees.

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  8. Seems like a lot of basking going on. Are you perhaps lizards in disguise?

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  9. Whew! That does look tiring, make sure you rest up.

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  10. Deal with amazon!?!? What have I missed!! Oh wow!! CONGRATULATIONS lovely Talli!! Yyayayayayyayayy!!

    Awwwww bring out the bolly!!

    And look at you and your gorgeous writerly pals all looking suitabley loved up and romantic! Yay! Take care
    x

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  11. So nice to see London getting a decent summer.

    I heard about your Amazon deal over at Alex's blog. Congratulations!!!

    Jai

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  12. Looks like a fabulous time!!! Cheers, my friend!!!

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  13. Basking is encouraged! Especially on your first night away from baby TR! Glad you enjoyed :)

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  14. I don't see much conferencing. Or is that the same as socializing? Hey, glad you had a good time!

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  15. A lot of lovely basking going on. Grab that sun while you can, eh? I don't think I've ever seen it when I've been in London!

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  16. Hi Talli .. I can believe you were peeling yourself of your leather sofa yesterday - it was even hot and sticky down here .. we now have a brief shower .. definitely not enough .. and that's all we've had - not like your storms.

    So pleased you had a happy time in Sheffield - they look great flatmates and fellow authors ... and I bet baby TR and Mr TR had a great first night together ...

    Cheers and enjoy the cooling down a little .. Hilary

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  17. Definitely sounds like hard work. You could sprain an arm lifting glasses of wine!

    I'd love to go to a writers' conference some day. It looks like so much fun.

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  18. Looks like very hard work Talli! Glad you had such a good time.

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  19. Lots of basking going on,did you do anything else? Oh yes,drink wine! I know what you mean by sticking to a leather settee,me too!

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  20. Looks great fun - wish I'd been there! I can imagine how difficult it was to leave baby at home.

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  21. Sounds like you had so much fun, Talli! I still need to get myself to a writers' conference one of these days.

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  22. It looks like you had a great time!

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  23. Looks great fun, but where are those cakes and cookies? ;O)
    Yes we've been baking hot too but decorating rather than basking.Rewarding in a different way, I guess :O)

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  24. Besides the Bionic Boobs, I'm fascinated by all that sunshine. Why is it that whenever I'm in England it's shrouded in a lovely fog? Call me the next time there's a sunny day and I'm flying over. Glad you had a wonderful outing with your mates.

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  25. It looks like you all had a nice time! Good weather is a great thing.

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Coffee and wine for all!