A Boat For My Potplants


My nautical project took me to glorious places, metaphorically speaking. There were parties on board. There was The World's Smallest Pirate Radio Station. Of course there were plants. And one day even a gorilla.
The boat also became my 'Writer's Retreat'. I decided to become an author, writing my debut novel aboard the boat. The book, called MUDDY WATER, was naturally set in Wivenhoe. Amazingly, several local people paid good money to have their names appearing in the book, and a lot of cash was raised for worthy charities - the RNLI, MIND, The Samaritans, and The Royal British Legion.
Now, my next multi-singular selling novel, FLORIDA KEY, is in 'production', due for publication in October 2017.
I'm sure to be visiting writers' block along the way, as well as euphoria, self-doubt and inspiration.
See how my book goes through all the stages - from initial concept to final print. I'll take you with me on my personal journey as I work on the words, on the cover, on the marketing, and on the publishing.
Maybe it will inspire you too to have a go at bringing out THE BOOK IN YOU. Everyone has a story in them, just waiting to be told, and after all, if I can do it, anyone can.
(Click on the tabs below to see more about the Writer's Retreat In France, the old Boat For My Potplants, Tallulah the Motorhome, Alfonso the Car, and Jane the Woman. And to find out more about MUDDY WATER the novel, click the cover to be transported to its Facebook page)

Thursday, 31 October 2013

Two Little Boys

Steve, Daniel, James, Karen, and...me
All the hard work done on board the Boat For My Potplants was worth it when my sister Karen, her husband Steve, and their two little boys Daniel and James came to visit us in Wivenhoe.

Of course the day wouldn't have been complete without a visit to the boat.

James Watson
Daniel Watson
It was agreed that the boys would come and stay with their Uncle Neil and Aunty Jane some time next year, giving their parents a chance for a well-earned rest away by themselves.

I don't know whether Daniel and James are excited by the prospect, but I know for sure that I am.

We can eat sweets, make a camp fire, go on the canoe, sleep on the boat, have a bike ride, visit the beach, MAYBE even take the boat out, and, and, and...anything and everything.

Either they'll grow up, or I'll grow younger.


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35 comments:

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  2. I'm sure Daniel and James enjoyed it alot when they where staying there. having to do much activities like that is pretty awesome.

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  3. happy family .. great !
    I really like the design of your boat .

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  5. Activities like camping is a fun thing to do especially with families, this is the perfect time for bonding.

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  6. Lots of great information and inspiration. Congratulations to you :). and i also love all your boats too.

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  7. happy family .. awesome !
    I really like the design of your boat .
    thanks duds :))

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  8. it great having a older siblings. even younger than you.. its much happy having a sibling.

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  9. Activities like that is more fun especially when summer !

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  10. wanting to have one like that... it will be awesome

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  11. love it.. not to small,, and not to big.,

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  12. lovely plants on your boat, very nice!

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  14. your boat is beautiful, and your plants are so relaxing

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  15. Great post, those toys were really lovely! Please share the view inside your boat and "TALLULAH".

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  16. I want to own that kind of boat for my kids to enjoy also. How much would it cost me to customize a boat?

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  17. Cool post! Your boys were so cute and adorable as well as your toys.

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  18. You guys look so cool! I wish I can join you guys in one of your trips.

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