Friday, 20 May 2011

I've got it !!


I knew it was coming, but like giving birth it's still a surprise when it happens ... almost unexpected, despite weeks of anticipation.  There it was, wrapped in a white envelope, just casually left on the doorstep by my postman.  This creation. This book filled with all my hopes and dreams.  As it happened I was multitasking with an interview from a journalist Ruth Supple from our local Northamptonshire magazine and a photo shoot of picking elderflowers for the recipe in my column for The Chronicle & Echo.  ( The photos above are with kind permission from the Chronicle & Echo )

I held off opening it whilst I cooked lunch, and then sat at the table to open this creation. I was nervous.  My hands shook a little as I opened the envelope.  There were tears.  You can hear it as it happened below.  

This it the end of this journey and the start of a whole new adventure for I am now an actual author. not a soon to be one,  but a a real one.">Listen!



  1. What a lovely post Vanessa...really emotional to hear you revealing the fruits of your hard work & vision for the first time. Many many congratulations to you and here's to many weeks on the bestseller lists! Can't wait to buy it!Lots of love xx ps I actually have bought Gwyneth's book & it's not bad at all...but I'm sure yours will be much more beautiful & useful!!

  2. so adorable!!!!... i'm so proud for you honey pie... I love the audio, that's just so sweet!... dont forget us when you're queen of the world!

    I got your invite today too xxx

    well done x

  3. Congrtulations on your new arrival!!

  4. Massive Congratulations!!!!

    Love Mom on a Wire

  5. Well done & congratulations on thevsafe arrival of Prepped!

  6. Congratulations daaaaaaaahling, what a special time in your life :D. Wishing you the best of luck.
    *kisses* HH

  7. Huge congratulations! It's been a long time coming, you must be so relieved! Hope I can be a part of the next book!

  8. It must be such an awesome feeling! Congratulations!

    Hannah @ Love to Dine


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