Guest Blog – Raven McAllan

Hi all,

Today I have Raven McAllan dropping in to say hi and share some of her favourite spots for writing – and making me rather jealous in the process!

Hi Shelli

Having just returned from a great week in France, I thought I’d share my top ten spots for scribing… (in no particular order)

It goes without saying, if the sun is over the yardarm, wine is involved.

1, A bit of a cop out this, but anywhere warm, preferably with a sea view.

2, At sunrise, watching it come over the sea or a mountain, feeling the day heat up, listening to the birds, coffee in hand.

3, Garden/patio at sunset, wine in hand, chill out music playing DH reading and me tapping away…magic

4, Okay now we’ll get more specific… In my study, which overlooks the garden, the track into the forest, and mountains and fields. Preferable not fighting the cats for my chair, though I do love it when they come in and sleep on the settee. It’s even better if it’s the one day a year it’s warm enough to have the patio doors open so I don’t have to keep getting up and down to et the cats in. I think it’s their way of making me take exercise.

5, On a long haul flight, (preferably not in economy,) with a glass of fizz, the lights low, and me cocooned in my own little world. No one to ask me to iron a shirt, or where’s the light bulbs/last weeks newspaper or their brown shoes.

6, On a deck, over the Indian Ocean (nuff said)

7, If it’s winter, snug in front of a log fire, feet up, and wine

8, Casa Colonial Puerta Plata, Dominican Republic (pool side)

9, Patio, in front of suite, next to fabulous lily covered pool at Rothman Manor, Swellendam, South Africa, probably one of my favorite places to write (or visit) in the world.

10, Wherever I happen to be with my mac.

In short, I’m lucky, I can write anywhere, at any time and block out what’s going on around me.

If you want to see the results, you can check them out here

Wow, some of those sound just gorgeous! Well, I hope you’re all feeling inspired – and thanks so much to Raven for sharing.