Friday, January 08, 2010

Conceding Defeat


I'm flying back to Dubai this afternoon because I admit I can't face the driving conditions on the way to Cornwall especially as the wiper fluid in the car is frozen and it means stopping at virtually every lay by to clear the windscreen. I am not a wimp when it comes to winter driving having spent my life until the age of 26 in New England and then did a stint in Calgary. Snow and ice do not hold terror for me - I can drive through them with care. However many of the drivers currently on the road do not have years of experience and that's all I'll say.



I love snow - it's imprinted on my psyche. I can spend hours at a window just watching the white stuff fall. This patch of white weather has given great delight to DD who has little experience of it. So she has made her first snow angels and pelted some well aimed snow balls at me. Her return to school was delayed by a day and she enjoyed every minute.




I loved waking early listening to the special silence that comes with snow fall and then the ensuing crunch when you venture forth....bliss. Here are a few photos of my brief stay in the UK.

I will miss Cornwall but I hope that on my next visit, taken in less than two weeks) I can make it to my lovely home.

My last post promised some links. The first is from agent Jenny Bent and in thispost she sums up concisely what a novel should be.

Anita Burgh has come up trumps again with so many fantastic posts - rejection, pace.... that I will just link to the blog Read and learn.





Finally an interesting post on what is romance vs women's fiction from Guide to Literary Agents.

11 comments:

Flowerpot said...

lovely pics and sorry you didnt mnake it to Cornwall Liz - it looks lovely but think you're very wise. Off to read those links now - take care and hope to meet up soon!

Debs said...

Beautiful photos, Liz. Hope you have a great trip to Cornwall in a couple of weeks time.

Thanks for the links to these blogs. I read Anita Burgh's often and think it's brilliant.

JJ Beattie said...

I don't blame you Liz. I hope your trip back is easy by comparison.

I can't make the Jenny Dent or the Literary Agent links work! Is it only me? I didn't try the Anita Burgh one as she's on my feeds.

sheepish said...

Sorry you didn't get home this trip but atleast you should be there soon. I don't know how you cope with all the travelling it would exhaust me. I love snow too there is something very romantic about it.

Jayne said...

Gorgeous photos. Have a safe trip back to the sun :)

Karen said...

Great links and gorgious photos! Hope you have a good trip - eventually :o)

Susie Vereker said...

Lovely pics, but agree you were wise not to go to Cornwall. Dubai seems v. appealing at the mo!

Liz Harris said...

I can't make the Bent link or the Literary Agent link work. Any ideas?

Liz x

DJ Kirkby said...

Love the way you've described snow in this post. One thing you didn't mention was how bright everything is when it snows, even during the night. Have you noticed that or is it just me? Off to follow your links now.

liz fenwick said...

First - I've fixed the links! Sorry about that.

FP I'm missing Cornwall but I know it was the right decision - hopefully the weather will have warmed a bit for my next trip.

Debs - the Annie's blog is fab - it's like a masterclass in writing.

JJ the trip back was no problem other than the 4am arrival!

Snow is romantic Sheepish - I love the way it covers everything and makes even the most mundane object beautiful.

Thanks Jayne and Karen :-)

Susie - Dubai is at it's best at the moment but I dwell on it...

Liz - the links should work now.

DJ - you are so right it is brighter and the other night when it was so clear even the sliver of the moon made it seem like day...

cs harris said...

Gorgeous winter wonderland. We've had two weeks of FREEZING weather but no snow. Killed about half the plants in my garden, including trees. Sigh. If we were going to go through all that, we should at least have been able to enjoy some snow!