Thursday, 17 June 2010

Ta-ra Tramuntana


Sorry blog - I've been ignoring you - AGAIN. But there's been a really, really good reason - honest. I mean, as well as doing the TWTAWH edits - I've also skived off and been here. That's the place in the picture, blog, in case you're not following my drift...

The Toyboy Trucker and I have been to the Tramuntana Mountains and it was BLISS. Yes, I left unfinished edits behind which makes me a Bad Writer, but we'd planned to have the hol at the end of May/beginning of June ages ago in those halcyon days when I was convinced TWTAWH would have been delivered/edited/all over and be nothing but a blurred memory and I'd be well into The Next One by April. Of course, this was a mistake - but the hol was booked and paid for - so, off we went.


Did I fret about the un-done edits? Did I hell! Sorry - Bad Writer moment again. No, we joyously embraced the non-stop Mediterranean sunshine and the crystal-clear turquoise sea and the wall-to-wall tapas and the sheer gorgeousness of the laid-back way of life. We whizzed up and down the mountains (amazing hairpin roads - felt like something off Top Gear!) in little wooden trains and through citrus groves in rattling wooden trams and stayed in an old-fashioned hotel that was exactly like something out of a lavish Agatha Christie adaptation. Oh, the absolute decadence of eating late, strolling beneath the palms and pines at the foot of the mountains in the moonlight, and then returning to the hotel to sit in cushioned wicker chairs on the vast tiled and candlelit-terrace with a jug of sangria and people-watch...


And now we're back, and The Toyboy Trucker is embroiled with lorries and parcels again, and TWTAWH is FINISHED!!!! I ignored everything else (except the cats, of course) when I returned and spent about 16 hours a day, every day, on the edits and rewrites and sent it yesterday! It's DONE! Phew!!!!


Sooo - it's ta-ra to TWTAWH and to the Tramuntana. I hope the former will never need to be revisited - but the latter, oh, yes - we (in the words of Arnie) will be back...

15 comments:

Phillipa said...

Hurrah! Congratulations, Chris and what a fantastic holiday...

Christina Jones said...

Phillipa - thanks so much - such a relief to have TWTAWH finished - and yes, it was, just amazing - and so much needed... C x

Debs said...

Congratulations and the very best of luck with TWTAWH.

Your holiday looks and sounds breathtaking. Glad you had such a wonderful time. x

alzamina said...

Yay! Congratulations and bottles of wine all round. Glad you had fun in the sun - and a good chance of a break before you start all over again!

Am at Avoncroft this weekend - will take loads of pix of the prefab as promised! x

Christina Jones said...

Debs - thanks so much. And the hol was lovely - but think the next one will be even lovlier - VBG - Cx

Christina Jones said...

alzamina - thanks so much! Can't wait to see the prefab pix - have a great time. C x

Claire said...

Glad your hols were grand! Have left you a Beautiful Blog Award over on my blog if you want to collect it :) xxx

Olivia Ryan said...

Looks like a fantastic holiday - good for you. And you've still got the book finished, so - not a bad writer at all! Well done, looking forward to another good read!
xx

Karen said...

Wow you have been busy - well done :o))

And Tramuntana sounds lovely, even though my geography's so bad I don't know where it is!

Chris Stovell said...

A well-deserved break with all the hard work going on. The photos look fab. Congratulations on finishing TWTAWH.

womagwriter said...

Spectacular! And well done on completing the edits.

Jayne said...

ooh get you!!!! So pleased you've managed to finish TWTAWH and the photos look just stunning! xx

Christina Jones said...

Chris - thank you! And congrats to you, too - I LOVED it!

Christina Jones said...

womag - thanks so much - on both counts! Am sooo happy now!

Christina Jones said...

Jayne - yeah, well you know me - thrill seeker par excellence - NOT! Still, it was a LOVELY way to get over the slog of TWTAWH....