Wednesday, 19 February 2014

Jumping and Jiving


I'm jumping because I have a story 'Every Time We Say Goodbye' in this month's People's Friend Special, with a lovely illustration to go with it by Len Thurston. It is a romance set  on the coast of Devon and is about a Murder Mystery party.

I have never actually been to one myself and, if I'm honest, don't particularly want to. The thought of having to act in character, when all I want to do is enjoy my food, is not appealing and also I am hopeless at accents (doesn't everyone have to have one at these things?)

The reason I am jiving is because my husband and I are off to The Isle of Wight for a jive weekend on Friday. It is being held at one of the large hotels on the sea front at Sandown and it should be great fun. Our plan is to go to a few classes in the mornings (I'm looking forward to learning some strolls), walk the coastal path in the afternoons and then dance in the evenings. Saturday night is Grease Night with Joey and the Jivers... so I can wear that dress!

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  1. Lovely dress!

    I quite fancy a murder weekend, but I'd be rubbish at the accent, unless they want one for a writer from the south of England, or a tractor driver.

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  2. Love the dress, Wendy, and I love to jive! Well, that was until my hubby and I saw ourselves on our son's wedding video and decided we looked a bit stiff!! I fancy a murder mystery weekend though - think it would be great fun.

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    1. Always best not to see yourself in videos, Jan - I learnt that the hard way!

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  3. Gorgeous dress, Wendy! Hope you have a wonderful time - what am I saying, of course you will! It sounds fantastic.
    Looking forward to reading your story - I'm getting my copy of the magazine today x

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    1. Thanks Teresa - so looking forward to it.

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  4. I'd love a Murder Mystery party - will get the mag today. Have a wonderful weekend - love that dress!

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    1. I think you either love them or hate them, Rosemary - a bit like skiing!

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  5. Good to know 'that' dress is getting an outing. Have fun on your jive weekend. I'm a bit jealous as jive and swing have been my some of favourites from Lisa's class.

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    1. Second outing for 'that' dress - fitting that it's a 50's night. Will tell you about it next week, Tracy.

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  6. I've not been to a murder mystery weekend, but I've taken part in an evening event, where we were guests at a dinner and one of our fellow diners was 'killed'. It was great fun - and my team correctly guessed the killer.
    (And I love your dress, too.)

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    1. Thanks, Julia. I'm tempted to buy the black and white polkadot one next.

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  7. Congratulations on the story, Wendy.
    Hope you had a great weekend.

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  8. Well done on your story success! :-) And have fun jiving too. You look lovely in your dress.

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    1. Thanks, Maria - and the jive weekend was great!

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  9. Sounds like a wonderful story. I've often thought of writing a murder mystery. There used to be a small, antiquated hotel near us which would have been the perfect setting, to get friends to stay and act it out. Sadly its another thing still on my to do list!

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    1. I find the 'to do' lists get longer and longer, Linda.

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