Today is the last day of October and my pumpkin is carved and ready to light when darkness falls! This month we have seen the return of the Galician rain after quite an absence over the summer. I don’t mind though as I get to spend more time sitting in my warm and cosy Big Barn writing and planning my next books.
My second full length travelogue memoir is now at the editing stage. I am excited to see how it looks now I’ve put it into one document. I am happy with the story and I think you will love it! I’m still in two minds about the title, though tomatoes come into this one as we had so many that second year casa nosotros.
Christmas is coming and I’m getting my presents in early. Every purchase of Plum, Courgette & Green Bean Tart made in December will come with a FREE downloadable short story Christmas in Galicia.
Here’s a sneak peek of the blurb:
’Twas 14 nights before Christmas and the snow was falling…
“Perfect for collecting mum from the airport then!”
It is December 2008 and a special visitor is due for Christmas casa nosotros for the very first time. Join us for two weeks of fun, food, friendships, and a mysteriously disappearing passport!
The inclement weather means I have also started transcribing my letters home ready for book three of the Writing Home series. I love sitting by our wood burning stove of an evening doing this. It brings back so many lovely memories. And I am already excited about writing this one!
I haven’t been entirely lazy this month though. My allotment is now bedded down for the winter. I pulled the last of the bean plants up today and the tomatoes are all in jars either as sauce or sun-dried, except for the few fresh ones left in the storeroom. We still have pea pods (mangetout) growing outside and my brassicas are mighty this year. I also have squashes and pumpkins…one of whom is sitting right now waiting to be lit so I’ll go off and do just that.
Have a great Halloween and keep safe.