Wednesday, 14 May 2014

Afloat

This is the publicity shot I'm going to use for the Penzance Literary Festival - me on Gypsy Moth IV last year.

I’ve just been asked to give a talk at the Penzance Literary Festival in July which has thrown me somewhat. I’m busily writing some words and trying to think how to incorporate pictures into it. There aren’t that many of me sailing so I will have to have a good think about this. Still, it’s great to be asked, and I’m delighted that the Penzance Literary Festival has grown year on year - I have been part of it since the first one so it’s wonderful to see it thriving.

As I write, the sun is blazing outside and I am getting excited. All being well I’m hoping for a trip on Echo in the next few days, and the lone sailor is taking his boat out and has asked me if I’d like to go for a sail on Saturday. Moll is coming too, and I’m not sure how she’ll take to it, but I can take her for a walk before and after, and you never know - she might take to it.

Getting on and off the boat could be a problem but I talked to my specialist nurse who said as long as I’m careful, and don’t pull anything when I’m on board, it will doubtless do me good.

The prospect of one, if not two boat trips in as many days has got me so excited I can’t sleep. I feel just like a child on Christmas Eve. And there’s a high over us so the weather looks set fair till Sunday.

If I was a glass half empty person I’d say that something’s bound to go wrong. As I’m not, I’ll hope for the best and just enjoy begin on the water again.

17 comments:

Sally said...

Have a wonderful sail! :)

Flowerpot said...

Thanks Sally! I will....

ADDY said...

Take care and hang on to the scar as you go round corners!

Flowerpot said...

Addy - don't worry I'm not doing anything energetic!

Chris Stovell said...

Lovely news - a little of what you fancy will surely help your recovery. And how wonderful to be invited to give a talk at the Penzance Literary Festival. Have happy memories of coming ashore at Newlyn and trotting round Penzance... the next leg of our voyage was horrendous though!

Flowerpot said...

Chris - yes I'm delighted. Sorry you had such a horrible time after Newlyn on your voyage!

Jane Jazz said...

I'm sure gentle adventures help with healing mind and body, and this sounds incredibly exciting - not surprised you can't sleep! Maybe you could get someone to quickly shoot some boating-type pictures you could use? Would be good to illustrate your piece with images of you :o)

Flowerpot said...

Jane - that's a very good idea! Will see what I can do.....

Trubes said...

What a lovely picture Sue.
I do hope the Mollie dog finds her sea legs,

Have a wonderful weekend,

Di.x

Flowerpot said...

Thanks Di - Echo trip went well but she's used to that. How she will cope with the lone sailor;s boat is another matter! But she will enjoy a walk the other end. And I will love it!

Kim @ Him, Him Me said...

Glad to hear your sealegs are in use again. Enjoy yourself. Hope you get some pictures for your talk

Flowerpot said...

Kim - didn't get any pictures but had a great time. Twice! x

Akelamalu said...

Lovely photo Sue! Sounds like you're healing well and enjoying yourself. x

Flowerpot said...

Ak - it is a lovely picture isn't it?

Flowerpot said...

Ak - it is a lovely picture isn't it?

Flowerpot said...

Ak - it is a lovely picture isn't it?

Flowerpot said...

Ak - it is a lovely picture isn't it?