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Monday, 25 February 2013


Today we headed off towards Larne direction and stopped, by chance, at the Ballygally Castle hotel where we stumbled upon a small beach. Lola loved it there and she ran along the sand and into the sea. I've been dying to go to Glenarm Castle for ages, mostly because (and I read this...) Princess Mariga, aka Mrs. Desmond Guinness, lived in a gatehouse on the premises. Although, a recent commenter on my post about Mariga seemed a bit baffled by this. However, the castle is closed until May but I decided to have a look around the parts of the grounds which are opened to the public. I walked further down the lane and noticed the imposing castle, it is magnificent and I snapped a photo. There is a sign next to the gates saying 'Private' and I didn't go any further. I'll definitely return to Glenarm Castle in the summer to have a proper walk around the grounds. I drove onward to Glenarm Marina which is beautiful and then to Carnlough and home to Antrim via Broughshane. All in all, it was a great day with lovely views along the coastal road!

Friday, 22 February 2013

Book Cover!

I am so excited! My publisher has allowed me to share a preview of my book cover- Mitford blue!! 2000 copies are being printed in hardback, and if you ask me, this is going to look divine! The artist behind the gorgeous Acton-esque sketches is Tessa Simpson- who by popular demand from The Mitford Society-is selling copies of her sketches:

Friday, 8 February 2013

Write up in the Antrim Guardian

The Antrim Guardian gave me a splendid write up in this week's paper. I chatted to them about my book (available for pre-order on and my forthcoming film 'The Flower Girl' which will debut at the international film festivals this year.  Click on the images to read the article (hopefully it is clear enough).