|Heidi is a happy camper.|
I am not a natural camper, and up until two weekends ago I was not a big fan of Cornwall either. Or rather, I was a big fan of it in fiction - the dark brooding romance and dramatic scenery of Jamaica Inn and Frenchman's Creek and of course the currently ubiquitous Poldark, I adore. The reality not so much, after one horrendous camping holiday five years ago when we got rained on for six days straight (in a tent!) besieged by wasps and caught in a six-hour traffic jam on the way home. So Cornwall had become a no-go for me.
|Ready to roll...|
|South West Coastal Path heaven|
So off I popped on the train to Tisbury one Wednesday afternoon to stay the night at my Mum's cottage and head off for Cornwall the next morning. The forecast for the weekend was predictably unsettled, but I had my trusty Apple iBook and I figured if nothing else being holed up in a muddy field in a freezing cold camper van might force me to finish the damn book....
As it turned out, I couldn't have been more right, but for entirely different reasons.
|The only free Wifi in the village... Shame!|
Apart from that one storm, the weather was glorious, hot and sunny for two days and crisp and clear on the others with NO RAIN. Result. And I did finish the book, while seated in the campervan one misty morning. Gazing out over the cliffs to the sea and imagining Ross Poldark galloping past, the atmosphere proved to be mighty inspirational as it happens... Who knew?
|Nekkid Poldark spotting...|
Heidi is currently working on a proposal for her next longer book (or rather, frantically trying to come up with a workable idea that doesn't involve shirtless Cornish gentry from the 18th century!) and celebrating becoming a RITA finalist for her Cosmo Red Hot Read 10 Rules to Sex Up a Blind Date (has she mentioned that already?). She loves to hear from readers (or Poldark spotters) on her blog, her website, her Facebook page or Twitter (@HeidiRomRice)