No, not Shady, it's meeeee!
Anywho, to cut out the blather, France was fabulous. Wonderful old medieval towns to roam about, castles to explore, smelly cheese and tasty bread to devour, locals to terrorise ... what more could you want? Highlights have to be Dinan and Carcassonne - aka, the most gorgeous, amazing, heart-stealing walled city in the world. Seriously, I stood on the bridge and thought I'd walked into a fairytale kingdom. Here are some pictures from the internet to show you what I mean - I'd show you the ones we took, but my laptop still denies the existance of every camera in existence:
Unfortunately, I can't find any inside the city walls but, as you can see from the middle picture, the views from the walls on a clear day are utterly spectacular. The fortress is incredible too, and the parapets and ...
Yeah, I'm pretty infatuated with this place.
In other news, I've unexpectedly come across a new project. My main story - which still has no name - has been somewhat usurped by a little anthology, similar to Option One in the post, but nowhere near as long, and only following one family (if you can call them that ...) of my myst-hakel fantasy race. I may post some extracts up here when I get it all sorted out, so keep your eyes peeled for that later on :)
In the meantime, said anthology is calling my name, and I think I'd best go and give it some love. See you guys later!
P.S. Can anyone explain why my WordPress.com blog has been suspended? I can't get hold of the WordPress team to work it out, so if you guys could help me out I would be eternally grateful!