Visit to Coombe Abbey Country Park and a quick writing update

Coombe Abbey hotel and Coombe Abbey Country Park near Coventry 3

If you follow my ramblings, you’ll know I recently sent the first 3 chapters of my book, Art and Soul, to an editor. His feedback lead to me deciding to cut chapters 1 and 2 and do a whole other bunch of edits (more about all this here).

I retreated to the writing cave and the edits are done! I sent the “new” first three chapters to the literary agent who had asked to see them (*biting nails until I hear back*). I also sent the whole manuscript to the Romantic Novelists’ Association New Writer’s Scheme (*biting stubs of nails until I hear back*).

Hopefully the agent will want to see the rest of the MS and I’ll get positive feedback from my RNA reader.

In the meantime, after stepping out from the writing cave and blinking in the sunlight… We went to visit Coombe Abbey and Coombe Country Park, which are near Coventry and a short drive from us.

Coombe Abbey hotel and Coombe Country Park near Coventry 1

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Mini meadows – a family trip to the farm

I’d wanted to take our son (who’s 2 and a half) to a farm for a while. Mainly because I’d like him to know what a sheep looks like that isn’t a clay animation! But without a car I can’t make it during the week and weekends always seemed to slip by without it happening.

Then recently my other half took a week’s holiday and, after hearing lots of recommendations from other mums who live in the Rugby area, we finally made it to Mini Meadows Farm in Northamptonshire. I’m happy to say that it didn’t disappoint. We had a great time!

Lamb at Mini Meadows

One of the friendly lambs at Mini Meadows

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