Monday, 17 May 2010


Forgive my blog absenteesim (that doesn't look right, but what the hell?).
I've just spent time in beautiful Umbria and then onto magnificent Tuscany (Quick! I need more superlatives!), where a daily walk gave me views like this....

I was teaching romance writing at the Watermill in Posara - of which more, later. For now, I have just sent off some urgent tweaks to my latest ms and am rushing around, burying my nose in lily-of-the-valley during it's brief, sweet spell, which gives us that wonderful smell. My favourite, actually.

What's yours? Chanel No. 5 or freshly-laundered sheets?


  1. Good old fashioned geranium and roses on a dewy summer's morning. It takes me right back to my great granny's garden when I was just tiddly.

    Italy looked divine, Sharon. Can't wait to see more!



  2. The warm blast of home-cooked apple crumble as the oven door is opened ... peaty, wet moss under dripping oaks ... and the brine charged air from crashing waves

  3. Italy looks wonderful! Glad you had a great time.

    For me: freshly washed and aired sheets - by a mile - if only for the fact that perfume gives me a headache...Caroline x

  4. Glad you had a wonderful time (and hope your journeys were reasonable).

    Scents - vanilla. Mmmm. (I also like pomegranate, as you know!)

  5. Fantastic shot. It sounds like you had a wonderful time! (I'm jealous!)

    I've always loved the crisp scent of the air after a light rain. It's the fresh, clean scent of youth, of dreams, of desire.

  6. Peaty, wet moss under dripping oaks and brine charged air - now there's a thought....

  7. Is it getting warm in here or is it just me?

  8. Earthy woody smells
    I am intoxicated
    I inhale deeply
    The heady scent of bluebells
    Pine cones, sweet berries, musty leaves.
    This was part of a poem I wrote a while ago.(Tanka style)
    Glad you liked Italy, I can't wait to go back. Mum enjoyed your company.
    Love Diana (Marks Sister) x