Happy Christmas from New Romantics Press
What Christmas means to us . . .
click on each photo to put a face to a name !
First up – June
My grandma would make 100 mince pies and 100 lemon curd and jam tarts every year at this time, before giving the house a thorough bottoming! Here the toaster has just exploded and I already have hurricane hair.
Soon though, every room will be full, every bed occupied, and like most of us, shutting myself away to write won’t be an option. I’m bound to be inspired enough by chat and conversation though, to keep scribbling notes on scraps of paper. (Must remember to keep them safe – not risk finding one stuck to the bottom of a Piccalilli jar in February, like last year.) One son recently met a person who studied photography as I did, in the ‘60s, then worked for BBC (and on Evita) as a make-up artist in ‘70s and ‘80s. Great background for my novel, so there’ll be some surreptitious scribbling about that!
Take it away – Adrienne
I love Christmas, always have. Luckily we live in a village with a church and a pub so we make the most of it. And with two cocker spaniels, there’s always a great excuse to trudge off excesses across fields, rewarding ourselves with a nice glass of mulled wine and mince pies in front of a roaring log fire. I do all of it! We’re going to visit family in Dublin too, which will be really special, the lights in the city are fabulous and we’ll head to the coast and then into the mountains for lunch, wonderful.
I’m completing the edits of my new novel Scandal of the Seahorse Hotel currently which will take me through to New Year, when we will be in sunny South Devon. I always start a new novel, fresh notebook, coloured pens at the ready while I’m there. The walks on the beach, steaming seafood chowder and local cider help get the brain cells working again – it’s all rather inspirational, so Christmas and New Year is a time of thanksgiving for me, I know how lucky we are.
How about you, Mags?
Mags is working on her third novel which features ‘heroine in jeopardy’ as its central theme. She will be spending Christmas at the beck and call of her cat, Tina – no change there – who deserves to have a novel written just about her.
And, finally, Lizzie
I’m dreaming about hitting the road in 2016 with our caravan, computer, parrot and husband to research number four. Highlands of Scotland, here I come. For me, Christmas is all about being with friends and family and taking time to do those things which the madness of modern life seems to push to the back of the queue – loving, laughter and sharing experiences. I’m very enthused about #4 which I’m currently writing and which features a wayward laird who is at odds with his son, an eccentric family of cousins and a missing ‘treasure.’ Hopefully you’ll be able to download it by the end of 2016.
It simply remains for us to thank you all for your continued support – whether it be downloading our novels, reviewing them, subscribing to newsletters or just chatting to us on Facebook. Have a great Christmas and a healthy and happy New Year. Soon the shortest day will have passed and we will start journeying towards the light.
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June , Adrienne, Mags and Lizzie
Posted on December 19, 2015, in Adrienne Vaughan, June Kearns, Lizzie Lanb, Margaret Cullingford, Romantic Reads and tagged chill out, Christmas, downloads, novels, romance. Bookmark the permalink. 39 Comments.
Christmas is a time to think of friends, among which I am happy to include you lot!! 😉
Have a great one,
Thank you, John!
Same to you. xx
John, the feeling’s mutual. Thank you for all the #FF’s you put out there every week for us. Have a great Crimbo.
John, always a pleasure to have you around, you are a great support and lovely friend, virtually and in reality … hope all your writing dreams come true in 2016!
Happy Christmas to you lovely ladies. Looking forward to reading your new books next year! X
Ah Joan, thank you so much!
A very Happy Christmas to you too. xx
Joan, I soon hope to have a few chapters of the next one to ‘run past you’. No, come back . . . .
Thanks Joan … looking forward to cracking on as soon as 2016 pops up. I love New Years’ Resolutions! (Whether we stick to them or not!) X
What a lovely post! It showcases each of you perfectly. I love all things Christmas too and could relate to so many things in your individual posts. I wish you all a very merry Christmas and a fantastic 2016. You’re all stars of the highest order! 🙂 xxx
Jan, its been a great 2015 but I feel that 2016 is going to be even better. I’ve got a couple of ‘things’ in the pipeline which I will mention in my next blog post. Happy Christmas to you and hope to see you soon.
A very special Happy Christmas to you too, Jan!!
It was fantastic to celebrate the launch of
‘As Weekends Go’ this month!
Here’s to 2016!
Here’s to you in 2016 Jan, onwards and upwards … your debut is lined up for an early New Year read for me! Can’t wait. XX
These all sound like lovely ways to spend Christmas and I look forward to reading the fruits of your labours next year!
Thanks Stephanie- have a great Christmas yourself.
Thank you, Stephanie! x
Thanks Stephanie, have a great time, and a brilliant 2016! I can’t wait. X
Happy happy Christmas lovely ladies!
You surely are a daily inspiration to me 🙂
I am blessed to call you friends.
Buon Natale! xx
Buon Natale, Isa. We’re lucky to have you as a friend, too!
Happy Christmas, Isabella!
Thanks for being such a lovely friend to us – and for all your support. x
Buon Natale, Isabella … you are such a lovely, chum to us. I’m currently loving your namesake in Lizzie’s Scotch on the Rocks …so you are much in mind at the moment. Looking forward to seeing you in 2016. XXX
Reblogged this on June Kearns.
Wishing all of you a wonderful holiday plus a peaceful and happy new year. (And if your research takes you through Glasgow, I’d love to get together.)
Thanks for the good wishes Barb!!
Back at ya Barb ❤️
And the same to you Barb … I was discussing a Scottish trip with a friend last night. Hope to pull in a visit in 2016!
Happy Christmas to you! All of your posts brought back wonderful childhood memories. There is nothing like a mother’s added dose of love to those Christmas treats. Lynn M.
Thanks Lynn. I think it’s our mothers’ love we miss mist at this time of year. Merry Xmas to you.
Thanks, Lizzie. I agree! Lynn
Thank you, Lynn!
A very Happy Christmas to you, too!
Lynn, so true. Have a good one, Christmas is a great excuse to be childlike whatever our age!
Arriving late as usual, so late everyone else has probably gone home. Thank you everyone for your lovely comments. The Tedster and I are looking forward to a quiet and restful Christmas – except for that cat of course – after a somewhat stressful year. I for one hope to catch up with some reading over the holiday. Makes a change from writing, then I shall emerge refreshed into 2016, and who knows what adventures lie ahead. Happy Christmas to you all.
Merry Christmas to you Lizzie, June, Adrienne and Mags. Hope you all have a wonderful time, and I look forward to seeing what you have in store for 2016. xxxx
Merry Christmas to you, too, Sharon. You’ve had a fantastic year, we hope 2016 is equally successful for you. 💖
Thanks Sharon, we’ll be busy no doubt, but really looking forward to 2016, bring it on. Love to you and good luck with your projects too. X
Thank you, Sharon!
A very Happy Christmas and New Year to you, too! xx
Happy Christmas, Sharon and here’s to a healthy and productive 2016 for all of us. Cheers!
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