Wednesday, 16 January 2013
After the Downs, An Up...
Given that the end of last year and the beginning of this year were, frankly, pretty miserable, life has taken a turn for the Up, I’m glad to report.
On Monday I got an email to say that Sigma, my publishers, would like to publish my next walks book – Circular Walks with Cornish Writers – which I’m delighted about. When I saw the email from Jane I was almost too afraid to open it in case they said no. But of course you can’t leave an email like that unread.
At first I was pleased, then euphoria bubbled up like the champagne that I won’t be drinking as I don’t like the stuff. And suddenly life turned from grey, to black and white and shot through with the promise of colour. It's incredible the difference a bit of good news can make.
Just to continue the Upwards trend, last night one of my dearest absent friends returned (the other one, Viv, is still stuck in London, sadly) so we had a lovely dinner out and caught up and I got my Christmas present. A trip on a Tall Ship.
So 2013 is going to be one of lots of walks. Literary ones as well as Cornwall Today ones. There will be some boating and some sailing and who knows what? Doubtless a fair share of rollercoaster ups and downs, knowing my life.
They’ve forecast snow though I doubt it will reach Cornwall. If it does, we’re going to take Moll off at the weekend to explore and take photos of the white stuff….
And I leave you with a thought from the film of the Exotic Hotel Marigold, that I saw for the second time the other night:
"The person who risks nothing, has nothing."