The Lost Summer

Where do I begin?

Firstly, with an apology for my absence since my last post on 1st July. As some of you may know, a lot has been happening in the interim!

Secondly, an explanation! The plan had been for me to give up my full-time day job on 12th July, go away on holiday for two weeks (admittedly, with limited access to the Internet) and then resume day to day life in my new role as an author. However, within days of returning from our trip, a disaster had befallen us as a family.

My parents-in-law, who are both in their 80s, were mown down by a reversing car and sustained severe, and in my mother-in-law’s case life-threatening, injuries. Our lives went on hold as we spent all of August and early September at the hospital some distance from where we live. Thankfully, down to a combination of their strength of spirit, wonderful nursing, superb medical care and some sort of miracle, they have both recovered and as of last week were both back home. Though they are both still receiving after-care, they look set to make a full recovery, for which we are so thankful.

Therefore, I am finally delighted to say that I am now in a position to begin my new ‘job’ and give it 100% of my attention. I spent last week at the Jane Austen Festival in Bath and have much to share with you about this fun and interesting experience, along with updates on the new writing that I hope to progress over the coming weeks.

Thank you for your patience with me! Sorry to have been absent for so many weeks during a summer that has quite passed us by!  Here’s to an amazing Autumn instead!

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14 Responses to The Lost Summer

  1. Carol says:

    Cassandra, there nothing to apologize for. Family always come first.
    I am so glad to hear that they are doing better and are on the road to recovery.

    No worries. Take your time. I knw you have more wonderful stories in you. I can be patient.

    Family and you first

    Thanks for keeping us informed !

  2. Hazel Mills says:

    Sorry to hear all you have been through, good to have you back and best wishes to you all for continued recoveries and new ventures I await!

  3. charlotte says:

    Take the time to enjoy your love ones, we can wait. I can promise you we will.

  4. Sheila says:

    i wondered “where” you were….
    so sorry to hear of the stressful situation you and your family went through. thankfully all is going well and very glad to hear you are back

  5. deb says:

    So sorry about about your in-laws. Very pleased they are on the way to a full recovery. I am looking forward to reading your new stories.
    Good wishes to you all

  6. Welcome back! Enjoy your happy place for now and yes, as you say, here’s to an amazing autumn!!!!

  7. Barbara Jordan says:

    So glad to hear your folks are getting better each day. Thank you for taking the time to write a new book. it’s wonderful. Happy holidays!

    • Cass says:

      Thank you, Barbara!

      They are still very well. My father in law will be turning 90 in February! They have been amazingly strong.

      So happy you are enjoying the new story!

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