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‘The best moments in reading are when you come across something - a thought, a feeling, a way of looking at things - which you had thought special and particular to you. And now, here it is, set down by someone else, a person you have never met, someone even who is long dead. And it is as if a hand has come out, and taken yours.’ Alan Bennett

“Many a book is like a key to unknown chambers within the castle of one’s own self.” ― Franz Kafka

Wednesday, 14 December 2011

Wish I Was Here....

In conjunction with the launch of her new book 'Reaching for the Stars', author Janice Horton is hosting a 'Wish I Was Here...' party on her blog

In ‘Reaching for the Stars’ the main character Chef Finn McDuff feels he's had enough of all the food campaigns, the TV cookery shows, the constant frenzy surrounding his private life and disappears into a self-imposed exile for a while. Hence the theme of Launch Day is 'Wish I Was Here...'

You can join in on your blog or on twitter, using the hashtag #starchef, and Janice is @janicehorton on twitter.

My choice is...

New Zealand

So many places there that I love. The one I have chosen is a beautiful beach we stopped at as we were driving down the South Island towards Kaikoura. It was gorgeous, warm, quiet, and provided a superb vista on to the ocean.

Where do you wish you were...?


  1. Yep I'm with you Lindsay, that beach looks gorgeous!!

    Megan @ Storybook Love Affair

  2. So now I'm looking out at snow flakes and thinking hmmm... wish I could jet off and find some sun! Thanks for the 'warm' thought.....

  3. That looks like a very lovely place. Great choice!

  4. Now that's what I call a beach!

  5. Oh wow - that beach just goes on forever and the sky is amazing! I'm in awe of the fabulous places and posts today and yours is truly an excellent 'Wish I Was Here...' location, Lindsay!
    Love, Janice xx

  6. I love to go to the beach. New Zealand sounds fab.

    Great photo :)


  7. Colours of the sea and the sky look stunning Lins! We all need a holiday ... x

  8. I'm not really a beach person having grown up beside one, but I must admit this one looks good.

  9. Thank you all for visiting and commenting!

  10. I have never been to New Zealand, it looks lovely

    Lainy htttp://


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