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!