my son dropped off the second car Vauxhall Corsa he bought on my behalf I had a
2 hour, full body deep tissue massage. By the time I reached home I was too
tired to test drive. Prior to driving it today, I studied the instruction
manual. Somewhat nervous about the various controls I drove it this morning.
The car is in excellent condition. The engine is quiet. I enjoyed a smooth,
enjoyable drive. I’m smiling again although the AA mechanic misdiagnosed the
problem with my old car.
to the mechanic the problem was the starter motor. As it broke down on a Sunday
the car was taken to Quick Fit. The new parts cost almost £500 which will be
met by my AA repair cover. The car would not start and had to be relayed to
Mercedes-Benz. The verdict – the throttle needed to be replaced. It would cost
£700 + vat + £300 for labour and it might need some other parts.
son and I decided the car was not worth repairing. Now, as the car can’t be
driven and it is ten miles or more away from home we have to sort out how to
dispose it – sell it for parts or scrap it.
I was fortunate to be born and brought up in the South East of England. This area with its varied countryside, towns and places of interest inspired the locations in my novel, Tangled Hearts.
Today, I live in Hertfordshire. When I look up from my computer I have a view of my organic garden in which I grow fruit, herbs and vegetables; beyond the hedge is a green and beyond that woodland that has survived since mediaeval times. In good weather, I sit outside and work on my laptop drawing inspiration from the peaceful surrounding.
I’ve always enjoyed reading historical novels and historical non-fiction and am so pleased to have a novel set in Queen Anne's reign accepted. Whenever I mention Queen Anne, most people are uncertain and want to know who she was, so, I hope you will find Tangled Hearts interesting.
Time spent with my family, who live near me in Hertfordshire, England, is precious and my grandchildren share most of my interests. One of them, a six year old, is keen to help me write my next novel for you.