Deep Thoughts, Love & Writing, Reading Romance

A Happy/Sad Day

It's a day of mixed emotions here at Pembroke cottage. On the one hand, it's release day for Christmas at Rosewood, and I'm so excited! When I originally wrote The Last Days of Summer, many moons ago, the story was split into two parts - one set in the summer, one the following Christmas. While… Continue reading A Happy/Sad Day

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Love & Writing, The Organised Writer

From Here To Paternity (Leave, and Slight Return) – Week 4

Catch up on Week 1, Week 2 and Week 3 Hello, Mr S. Pembroke here. Husband, Scientist, and now short-term stay-at-home Dad. It's now been a full 5 weeks since my feet last graced the stained and pock-marked floor of an industrial laboratory, and I have very mixed feelings about returning. Mrs Pembroke has asked me to… Continue reading From Here To Paternity (Leave, and Slight Return) – Week 4

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Love & Writing, The Organised Writer

From Here To Paternity (Leave) – Week 3

Catch up on Week 1 and Week 2 Week Three of the Great Life Swap, and I think we’re finally getting into the swing of things. Actually, I’m starting to panic about how much I still have to fit into the next two weeks. The husband, meanwhile, appears to be taking everything in his stride. Even… Continue reading From Here To Paternity (Leave) – Week 3

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Love & Writing, The Organised Writer

From Here To Paternity (Leave) – Week 2

Catch up on Week 1. We’re now two weeks into to the Month Long Life Swap - where I disappear into my study at 8am saying ‘I’m off to work now, darling!’ and the husband waves distractedly from behind a screaming baby while also trying to put the daughter’s hair up for school. Actually, the main… Continue reading From Here To Paternity (Leave) – Week 2

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Deep Thoughts, Love & Writing

Behind the Book: The Story of my Grandparents’ Welsh Dresser

Behind the Book posts look at the inspiration behind and details within my books - and where they come from. First up, my Grandparents’ Welsh Dresser, as featured in Room for Love.  When we were trying to sell our old house, there was one question every single person who came to view it asked. Not… Continue reading Behind the Book: The Story of my Grandparents’ Welsh Dresser

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Love & Writing

From Here To Paternity (Leave) Week One

It’s all change here at Pembroke Cottage. After five months of maternity leave, I’m back to being a working mum - and the husband is in charge of both children. Alone. For a whole month. Four weeks is the longest time he’s ever had out of the lab and away from the office since he started… Continue reading From Here To Paternity (Leave) Week One

Great Britain and Ireland, Love & Writing, Reading Romance, The Organised Writer

Back to School

It's September 1st! As much as I love summer - and this one has been particularly awesome - there's something about the start of autumn that makes me want to buy a new notebook and pencil case and start planning stuff. (Okay, full disclosure, I want that notebook and pencil case pretty much all year… Continue reading Back to School

Love & Writing, Reading Romance

Release day for Thea and Zeke!

It's August at last! Apart from meaning I'm only two weeks away from a truly epic family holiday (10 people, 2 under sixes, 7 days, 1 flat...) it also means it's release day for my latest Harlequin Mills and Boon Romance - A Groom Worth Waiting For. This was such a perfectly summery book to… Continue reading Release day for Thea and Zeke!

Love & Writing, Reading Romance

A New Perspective

It's funny how you can spend weeks, months, years seeing things one way - until something changes your view. And it never ceases to amaze me how two people can see the same thing so differently. Take, for instance, my lounge. Some backstory. When we bought this house, almost two years ago, one of the… Continue reading A New Perspective