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Sunday, January 11, 2009

Winter Blunderland - Christina Hollis


What do you think of this snowy scene? After days of cold, dry weather we had an overnight snowfall of about an inch. Our part of the UK ground instantly to a halt! My OH travels abroad a lot for his work, and he’s always very impressed by the way other countries deal with their weather. In Toronto they go underground, while in New York City it is pretty much business as usual, with extra steam.

In my February 2009 Harlequin Presents release, Her Ruthless Italian Boss, Beth’s gloom isn’t helped by an unromantic downpour. Then Luca arrives. Beth soon cheers up – although she soon learns his generosity has strings attached. My antidote so bad weather is a mug of hot chocolate, a roaring log fire and a book that sweeps me away to somewhere exotic. How do you beat the midwinter blues? I’ll pick a comment at random, which will get a small (guaranteed snow-free) prize…




Christina Hollis is busy working on her next romance for Harlequin Mills and Boon – when she isn’t jostling with the family cat for the warmest place at the fireside. For more news, visit her website at http://www.christinahollis.com

10 comments:

Jane said...

Hi Christina,
We had a huge snowstorm this past weekend. I stayed home and watched a lot of tv and read a book during the weekend. Hot chocolate is always nice on a cold winter day.

Raven99 said...

Hi Christina,
We do not get a lot of snow where I live in North Carolina. Since it doesn't snow much, the entire town comes to a grinding halt when we do get some. I remember eight years ago, it snowed 12 inches. Schools were closed for two weeks and it took a week to get the roads cleared. We just are not prepared for bad weather here. Books are a great way to pass the time when bad weather happens, though.

EllenToo said...

Living in a place where snow is nonexistent (well we get a few inches every 100 years)and freezing weather is rare I don't know what we would do if there were a real snowstorm. However on the cold nights we do have I cuddle up under a blanket and read a book.

Maureen said...

Hot tea and a good book is the perfect way to spend a freezing winter afternoon. We haven't had much snow yet this year but are in for some brutal cold at the end of the week.

Estella said...

Coffee, a good book and a seat on the couch by the wood fire.
Have only had a dusting of snow so far this winter.

traveler said...

Where I grew up winter never ended. One blizzard after another with huge snowbanks that lasted forever and freezing temperatures. We still walked to school every single day and back. Now I am located where snow is easy. I drink my herbal tea and relax with a great novel.
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Marie said...

Hot chocolate and a good book or movie :)

Helen said...

I love winter but living in Australia it gets cold but not that cold and no snow for me there is nothing better than a cup of coffee some Tim Tams and a good book to keep me happy in winter.

Have Fun
Helen

Christina Hollis said...

Thanks to everyone who's been kind enough to post - sorry I haven't been able to reply until now. Raven99 and traveler's posts took me back to the winters we had when I was little. Funny how bad weather is great fun when you're a child, but loses some of its appeal when you take on responsibilities!

anne said...

Hi Christina,
Winter has lost its lustre. I have left it behind and none to soon. The lengthy and harsh weather is something that I no longer have to contend with. I enjoy daily walks and tea with lemon combined with a memorable book.