Monday 17 January 2011

Six Days in France - My first public book

'Six Days in France' - Front cover

'Six Days in France' pages 12 + 13

'Six Days in France' pages 48 + 49

'Six Days in France' pages 54 + 55

'Six Days in France' pages 36 + 37

'Six Days in France' pages 28 + 29

'Six Days in France' pages 60 + 61

By now you'll have guessed my M.E. got worse rather than better hence my long blog absence, which makes me even more happy that I've finally managed to collate some of my photo's from France 2006 into a book that can help me travel in my mind, even when I'm confined to my bed. Unlike my previous books this one is available to buy, just click here to preview or order a copy. The photos above give a flavour of what's inside. And to tempt you even more you can get 20%* off using the code ADBLURB by 31st December 2011.

*Offer valid through December 31, 2011 (11:59 p.m. local time). A 20% discount is applied toward a minimum product total of $12.95. Maximum discount is USD $200.00 off product total. This offer is good for one-time use, and cannot be combined with other promotional codes, gift cards, or used for adjustments on previous orders.

With my muscles and mind in slow motion these days my old photographs really help to slow the worrying leakage of memories from mind and putting them together in a way that satisfies my eye provides a creative outlet. With that in mind, watch this space towards the end of the year for news on the companion book, Six Hours in Italy.

So what else has happened since my last post? Mostly gentle gardening to keep my muscles working. Mr P's garden has reaped the benefits and with my energy so low he has been amazing at helping with any heavy digging that was needed to transform his plot. He now loves it as much as I do and gets endless pleasure from the plants, animals and insects that now fill it in all seasons.

Oops, I've wilted! Was planning to write a bit more and add more pics but my energy has just evaporated, that's how it is these days. Perhaps another time. So let me just wish you all a Happy New Year and say how much I miss all your blogs that I used to read so much. I want to again in the future. I hope all your lives have had plenty of highs to keep you going through the tough times that most people are having these days. Enjoy the little triumphs as much as the big ones.


Francesca said...

hi cally, so lovely to hear from you. i have wondered how you were and popped back now and again. i'm sorry things got so much worse, but thanks for taking the time and energy to share these gorgeous photographs. x

julie said...

cally, lovely to see you here!!! im so sorry to hear that things have been hard for you.

these photos are beautiful! a book of them is perfect.

sending you best wishes, julie xx

bubamaca said...

Oh Cally so nice to have you back! hope you are feeling better now!

Camilla Engman said...

I'm so glad you are still out there!
Congratulations for the book it looks lovely. Cheers for a good 2011.

Susan Schwake said...

oh my GOODNESS! so so happy to see you here == again. and with a absolutely WONDERFUL!!!!

i am thrilled to have heard from you.
what a great start to this week!

xoxo susan

Camilla said...

So glad to hear from you again. Take care of yourself xxx

lisa solomon said...

hi cally.
i almost couldn't believe it when your comment popped up.

i'm so sorry that things seem to have gotten worse - but it's great that you made a book....

happy 2011. may this be a good year....

Alicia P. said...

Hi Cally,
I'm so happy to see you in my in-box -- I've missed you! I wish you the very, very best of health and happy days in 2011, dearest girl. I just ordered your book and can't wait to see France through your beautiful eyes. Sending you a big warm hug from the Pacific Northwest, xo, alicia

redredday said...

hi Cally! so happily surprised to hear from you and see you here. your book is on my to-get list! it's so great what you have done. the other day i dreamt of calling you and talking to you on the phone. you sounded like you were in a middle of a big project and didn't want to be interrupted. it felt so real even though i can't quite remember what exactly we talked about. hope you see you more here. wishing you well and a happy new year full of joy and creativity.

Anna P. said...

Hello Dear Cally,
Nice to see you back sharing your beauty on the creative front. It made my day to see your post. I hope you will have many more good days in 2011!

Feltbug said...

Hello - a very Happy New Year to you - the book looks wonderful. So lovely to hear your voice. Take care xxx

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