R and R

R and R. = Rest and rehabilitation.

R and R = Races and Recreation.


Hi everyone, I have spent an entire day having lots of the above. You may well ask. Why is this woman not sat working at her laptop, typing away at her next novel?    Good question.

I can confidently report that my second novel ‘Love, Secrets and Absolution’ is now completed and currently in the hands of my excellent publisher. Together, we have designed the book cover, although in fairness Anna –Lisa did most of the work. I am not saying that there is lots of time for fun and frolics. Quite the contrary, for as most of you know, the next stage of marketing the book can be relentless. However, Sunday, August 20th, there I was along with six friends at Southwell Races, located near Newark on Trent, Nottinghamshire.

Ladies I was proud of you. And you too Gents. It was ladies day and what a grand spectacle it was. Royal Ascot ‘eat your heart out’ for the ladies of Nottingham are most definitely the finest fillies in the land.

The sun was shining, the Prosecco was out and the races began.  My husband and I had a small flutter on every race. For those of you not accustomed to the term, I refer to a small bet. Knowing nothing of horses or form, we just went with our hearts, betting on such horses as, ‘David John’ and ‘Old Harry rocks’. Both for sentimental reasons. Needless to say, that with these tactics, it wasn’t until the last race that I managed to back a winner. My friends were less sentimental. Interesting ending to that word! They backed the favourites to win and due to the laws of probability, managed to come away in pocket.

A good day was had by all. Thank you to ‘And Why not’ for organising this amazing day out.