Wednesday, 16 January 2013

After the Downs, An Up...

This picture has nothing to do with the post, but was taken on the Isles of Scilly last year to remind us all that we did have some sunshine, and some magic days. This was Moll's first trip to Scilly, and meeting a horse and loads of feathered friends.

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."


18 comments:

Jenny Beattie said...

I'm so glad to hear that things are looking up. Long may they continue.

(I saw that film in two sittings on an aeroplane; I don't think it did it the justice it deserved! Must see it again.

Flowerpot said...

JJ - thanks.I loved that film I really did. 2nd time round even better!

Akelamalu said...

I hope 2013 is a great year for you Sue, I think it will be. xx

Flowerpot said...

Thanks Ak - that's so kind. I hope it will be for you, too. xx

Jane Lovering said...

What a lovely picture - so nice to have a reminder that times can be good as well as bad. And now you have the proof of that, too! Fantastic, hope 2013 continues on the up.

Melissa Marsh said...

Congratulations! So pleased that you received good news from your publisher and that the skies are full of sun again. :)

Flowerpot said...

Melissa - thank you! Though we'll wait to see the sun!

Flowerpot said...

Jane - I hope 2013 is great for you, too.

Sarina McEwan-Bell said...

See, the tide has finally turned.
You will have a great 2013!

Colette McCormick said...

Onwards and upwards

Flowerpot said...

Colette - and for you too, I hope...

Flowerpot said...

Thanks Sarina! I trust you will have a great one, as well.

Carol White said...

Congratulations, what wonderful news!
You mentioned last week that you would like people who read your blog to get in touch and tell you where they are. Well, I'm afraid I'm not from anywhere exotic just deepest, darkest (snowy) Wiltshire.
Here's hoping 2013 is a good one for you and Molls :-)

Carol White said...

Congratulations, what wonderful news!
Last week you mentioned that you would like people who read your blog to get in touch and tell you where they are. Well, I'm nowhere exotic, just deepest, darkest (snowy) Wiltshire.
I hope 2013 continues to be a great year for you and Molls :-)

Flowerpot said...

Carol - how lovely ot hear from you, in deepest snowiest Wiltshire. We've actually got a bit of snow here in Cornwall but it won't last. Looks very pretty though. All the best for 2013 to you, too.

Chris Stovell said...

Congratulations on the excellent news about the walking book. What a great Christmas present too - when will you sail away on a tall ship? I know it will make for some fascinating reading when you tell us about it.

Chris Stovell said...

How annoying, I think cyberspace just ate my comment! Congratulations on the next book deal and looking forwards to hearing all about your tall ships experience in due course.

Flowerpot said...

Thanks Chris - they both came through! Tall Ships isn't till Easter so hopefully the weather will be a bit more clement then...