Monday, October 1, 2012

September Favorites

And just when I thought that I was all blogged out... along came the new month. 

I actually got a bit of a fright this morning when I picked up my blackberry and read the words, '1st Oct'. It's just crazy! This whole year has flown by in the blink of an eye. I feel like there is still so much I want to do but time is moving so fast that I can't keep up.

I have adopted a new tradition of late. 
As each month passes, I compile a photo album of all my favorite moments from that month and upload them with a brief description as a memoir. 
The first time I did this was at the end of August and the post went down a treat. 
This month - I have been slightly more reserved and haven't done amazing things like enter surf contests or conjure up exciting new recipes in the kitchen. 

Below is what I have been up to though... and personally it has been an amazing month. 
I am incredibly blessed. 
My two beautiful kittens, India and Guru, snuggled up on the sofa together. Inseparable since birth and my complete pride and joy!

I boarded a yacht for the very first time. It was absolutely breathtaking. I swam under the yacht with seals and drank wine in the afternoon sun. It was 30 degrees, could not have asked for a more spectacular day.

I discovered Hazelnut Latte's at Mugg & Bean... heavenly I tell you.
Finally had sushi at Emily Moon in Plettenberg Bay, which has been a must on my list for months now!
Indulged in delicious pastries from Il De Pain on Thesen Island.

The insanely cool cat that lives aboard the yacht... no jokes. This ginger furry friend resides on the yacht and is completely mellow about it. This absolutely amazed me. This is a cat fish!
Had a number of great girls nights out on the town. On this particular occasion we went to an Italian Restaurant and all had delicious pizzas and pastas, wine and hilarious conversation.

Lit the mini fireplace in my new cottage whilst enjoying red wine and a film called, The Vow. Very good film by the way! A must-see for all die-hard romantics such as myself out there!
I was given the most precious, gorgeous gift... this beautiful guitar arrived at work yesterday afternoon, sealed snuggly in its beautiful casing along with a flip-file of poetry.  This guitar will be honored, regardless of my weakened hands since the accident, this phenomenal parting gift from an extremely special soul is going to guide me back to my musical roots. I also think it will bring my brother and I much closer together as we have actually planned a dinner and guitar lesson tomorrow night.

 The person who gave me that guitar is a believer in my writing and has the faith in me that I need to push on with my dream.

Walk With Me (my first novel) is in its final editing stages. I now need to come up with the perfect cover letter and synopsis of my novel before I can send it off the publishers, which I am slightly worried about. 
I googled the requirements to gain more knowledge of what these publishers want to see. I know my novel is destined for greatness, but no one will even pick my book up unless the cover letter and synopsis are good! The pressure is intense. 
I have a firm belief that when I am ready, everything will come together. There is a reason why things happen in the sequence that they do. Regardless of how hard you work, things only happen when you are ready for them. It is your choice to use the inner strength to go forth and conquer or to fail hopelessly... and sometimes failing happens. It is a learning process. 
Regret nothing and try as hard as you possibly can!

I have also just got to work on a new novel, entitled 'The Other Woman,' for now. I am breezing through the chapters and delighting myself by how easily the words are flowing from my fingertips and onto the keyboard.

Watch out world, Jade is coming! 

Best-selling Author - that will be my title soon. 

I have not a doubt in my mind. 


  1. Looking forward to reading some of your work. When are you going to post something.......a short story or an excerpt from one of your books would be great.

  2. As I've said in the past, I am very skeptical about the online world and extremely cautious about what I publish. I do realize that it would be great exposure though.

    Will give you all a short story soon, I promise. Keep on reading!

    Thank you for the comment on my blog - it means so much to me.
    Have a blessed day.

    Jade Wright


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