I am at last a published writer of fiction!!!

See page 117 of this fortnight’s (20th October to 2nd November) issue of Yours magazine!!! My short story Flash Harry – which they have re-titled Where Did You Get That Hat? – is there in its glory, along with a piccie of me!!

I am over the moon. I was flashing the mag at everyone today: all my workmates, the lady in Spar from whom I bought the magazine, the lady in the hairdressers next door, total strangers at bus stops (well the latter isn’t true actually)…

Woo-eeee – my fiction is in print at last!! Does this mean I have arrived?

By coincidence TV Spa-Dom was, if you recall, set to appear in the 17th October edition of My Weekly, under a new title Girlie Weekend. However, it was dropped at the last minute to make way for an ad! I guess that happens a lot in the magazine world. Advertising revenue will always take precedence. I was gutted at the time, but appearing in Yours makes up for the disappointment.

Here are some pics:




Sharing the Lara Beach love

My review of the Lara Beach Hotel in Antalya is now on the Trip Advisor website: http://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/ShowUserReviews-g297962-d568401-r46018065-Lara_Beach_Hotel-Antalya_Turkish_Mediterranean_Coast.html#CHECK_RATES_CONT – I penned it under my username of SooWestMidlands!

I feel that think Nathan and I were extremely lucky to have gone to that hotel.  We only booked it two weeks before we flew, but we absolutely made the right choice.  It truly is a special place.  There is something magical about the Lara Beach that just rubs off on you and makes you feel you will never be the same again somehow!

I know that sounds a very deep way of describing a hotel, but it’s true!

Here (because I need any excuse) are a few more of our holiday piccies:





Turkey Lurkey

Oops, haven’t updated this for a while.

My hubby and I have just returned from an unforgettable week in wonderful Turkey. We are still on a high from the experience – well falling from it fast now we are back at work and have had to crash back to earth.

I will say I can heartily recommend the Lara Beach Hotel in Antalya. The food and drink were first class, pools and activities excellent, staff great fun and entertainment utterly superb.

It was our first time in Turkey but will definitely not be our last.

Here are a few holiday snaps to brighten up this dingy October day: