During my holidays I was thrilled to learn two of my books have received nominations for The Romance Studio’s 2012 CAPA awards. Lone Wolf is nominated in the Psyche Award category and Christmas is Coming has received a nomination in the Ari (Cover Art Award). The winners are due for announcement on 14 February 2013.
It’s summer in New Zealand at present and today we’re sweltering in heat. Yesterday it was so windy we almost blew away, which is not so good for the vegetable garden. Mr. Munro didn’t plant as much in the garden this year since we knew we’d be away for Christmas, and we’re off again in six weeks.
The cherry tomatoes and strawberries started to ripen before Christmas and we were able to eat a few before we left on holiday. The carrots and radishes have grown to giant size and are no longer edible. Our salad leaves are finished too. At present we have cauliflowers, we’re eagerly awaiting our larger tomato varieties (they don’t seem to have ripened early this year since there was a lot of rain while we were away) and the herbs (parsley, sage, mint etc) are flourishing.
We ate some of our new potatoes—Jersey Bennes—for dinner the other night. Boiled until tender and served with chopped garlic and melted butter, they were delicious. Guess what’s on the menu tonight?
The passionfruit vine is covered with fruit, and I’m hoping they ripen while we’re at home. I find I don’t like to share this particular crop!
This year I’ve started running again, trying something different as part of my exercise program. I used to do a lot of running in my younger days (Ahem!). I’m pretty determined and have some excellent shoes, so I have no excuse to give up. Would anyone like to take bets on how long my running will last?