Saturday, 3 August 2013

The Heat is On!

Well maybe not quite as on as it was!

I wasn’t going to blog this week, but here’s something writing related I think you’ll enjoy!

You can read the first two chapters of Eight Degrees by Amanda Timoney starting here. Each character has their own blog and there's a link on each one to the next part of the story.




Spent an afternoon at Flatford Mill last weekend. I haven’t been there since I was pregnant with my youngest son and have been meaning to go back for ages. No excuse really as it’s only about 15 miles away.







Everywhere was incredibly green and lush considering these photos were taken before we had any rain! My beloved is behind that tree. Can you see him?


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  1. I've just been over to Amanda's blog - looking forward to reading it. Flatford Mill looks beautiful and no, even with my glasses on, I can't see him! Glad to see we're magazine buddies in FF again this week, Teresa.

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    1. It is unbelievably peaceful there, Wendy with cows grazing in the fields, birds singing, bees buzzing, the gentle slap of oars in the river - a very special place.

      I can't see him either, but I know he's there. He was sort of leaning into a hollow round the other side - and that tree was perfectly straight until he leaned up against it ;-) Good to be in FF together :-) x

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  2. Your beloved is a master of disguise, Teresa!

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    1. He just doesn't like the camera! As soon as he realised I was taking a photo he vanished ;-) x

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  3. What was he DOING behind that tree? Or daren't I ask?

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  4. Hi Teresa,
    Thank you for pointing us to Mandy's blog. I think it's a brilliant idea to give characters their own blog (although the extra workload it involves probably needs careful organizing)
    Doesn't Flatford Mill look beautiful? I'm sure it won't be another ? years before you return. I'm also sure your beloved had his own reasons for being behind that tree. Bless him. Rx

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    1. It's a great idea isn't it, Rena and so well worth a read! I can't wait to read more :-)

      You can't see it in the photo, but the tree is right at the edge of the river which had a few people messing about in boats (as you do), so he wasn't up to no good, honest. And if you look closely in the bottom right hand corner, you can see where the mud is all churned up by cow hooves where they go down for a drink :-) x

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  5. He blends in well Teresa, would make a great undercover detective. It looks a relaxing place to visit.

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    1. He does fancy himself as a bit of a detective! Where the tree has been pollarded (or coppiced, I'm not sure which) there are sort of two trunks side by side and a neat little hollow between them, just right for someone to lie back. Maybe that's why it leans so much - perhaps over the years many people have rested there :-) x

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  6. Flatford Mill looks gorgeous, Teresa, and THANK YOU so much for linking to my Eight Degrees blog, that's so kind of you. :-) XX

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    1. You're welcome, Mandy - I am so looking forward to reading the rest :-) x

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  7. I've been over to Eight Degrees. So cleverly done with the different blogs and I was hooked in from the start. Can't wait for the rest :o)

    Flatford Mill looks just heavenly, Teresa. What wonderful photos.

    That tree looks like a dragon about to take flight. No wonder your beloved is nowhere in sight (ooh that rhymes!!) xx

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    1. It's really great isn't it and must have taken so long to set it all up - everyone should read it :-)

      Love that you've come over all poetic :-) x

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  8. I think you're just teasing us with the tree picture Teresa. Flatford Mill featured on a TV programme recently. It's still very similar to Constable's painting, and several artists were 'doing their thing.' I wonder how many Flatford Mills there are about the country?

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    1. It is a perfect place to paint, Maggie. It's lovely to be there and imagine John Constable doing his thing. The village of East Bergholt is very pretty too - I've always fancied living there :-) x

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  9. Oh so poetic :)...Teresa you are one romantic lady :)

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    1. And you are only a week away from your wedding, Petronela - so much romance in the air :-) x

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  10. Oh - lovely photos, Teresa. It's the kind of place I'd love to explore!

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    1. I think you would love it, Rosemary :-) x

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  11. Beautiful pictures, Teresa. Flatford Mill looks gorgeous. I would love to see it. x

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    1. It would be wonderful to sit there quietly all day with a notebook and pen, Joanna :-) x

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  12. Flatford Mill looks beautiful, Teresa, the perfect place to spend a summer afternoon. It's strange how we often don't visit the lovely places which are closest to us, yet travel further afield. I'm exactly the same. Thanks too for the link to Amanda's blog. I love the idea of each character having their own blog. I'm saving the extract to read later after work.

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    1. We are trying to explore and revisit places closer to home, Sharon.
      I'm sure you'll enjoy the beginning of Eight Degrees :-) x

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  13. Flatford Mill looks lovely in the sunshine, Teresa. A must visit place...

    And even enlarging the picture doesn't help in finding your OH. :-)

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    1. I did intend him to be in the photo, but he always vanishes when he sees the camera! I'm starting to wonder if he's a figment of my imagination, Carol ;-) x

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