It's been a year since my novella Cat and The Dreamer was published! There have been lots of changes in my own life in that time, and I started to wonder what else had changed...
Thank you Kyra for inviting me over today!
Today's topic: The Queen's Golden Jubilee!
In February 2012 Britain was feeling a bit apprehensive, in fact I'd go as far as to say we had a collective feeling we were going to mess things up. 2012 was the year we'd been building up to for a long, long time...
This isn't a pro-/anti-royalist post, it's a 'could we handle having a big party?' and 'oh look, we've got an extra bank holiday even though it's in the school half-term holiday' post. After all, even if the monarchy survives forever and ever, it's going to be a very long time before anyone else reaches 60 years on the throne.
As Brits, we can be a bit down on ourselves, but in the event, I had a great summer. I liked the Jubilee celebrations, and I loved the concert - I'll remember the Madness set for a long time...
I wasn't so keen on the flotilla - mostly because of the inane commentary by the very random people the BBC employed that day - and it wasn't exactly the spectacle they promised us, although there were roughly 1000 boats taking part. Probably the rain didn't do much to help the atmosphere on screen. And the BBC really should know better than to interview real people!
I was in awe of the fireworks. Did you see them? They were incredible...
In other parts of the country, non-flag wavers waved flags and people sat down to street parties with their neighbours. I didn't. I was inside, watching the flotilla!
Did you celebrate the Jubilee or did you hide away until it was all over?
Do you live outside Britain? Did you have a quick peek at what was going on?
About Cat and The Dreamer
As a teenager, Julia survived a suicide pact, while her best friend Rachel died. Julia’s only escape from her guilt, and her mother’s over-protection, is her imagination. When Adam arrives in the office, Julia’s world takes a startling turn as she realises reality can be much more fun than fantasy. Finally she has someone who can help her make the most of her life. But can she allow herself to be truly happy?
Cat and The Dreamer is available on Kindle UK, Kindle US, Kobo, Nook, iTunes/iBooks, and via Vagabondage Press.
Annalisa Crawford lives and writes in Cornwall with a good supply of beaches and moorland to keep her inspired. She finds endless possibilities in the relationships between people. Several new projects are on the cards for 2013.