Hope you're having a lovely weekend! No cyclone this week, thank goodness :) Nice weather actually, back to being in the top 30degreesC or around where I live (coldest spot on the island), with hits of 35degreesC on the coasts and in the capital city.
Anyhow, I planned to go back to the regular SSS snippet this week, to Calling Home, but a few people who've read last week's excerpt from my 1NS have asked me to share some more about it. I still don't have a cover or a release date for this, but here's another peek.
This week, I introduce you to the hero, Lars Rutherford. He's a half-Swedish, half-British expatriate living in Mauritius, and his office is located in the posh wharf buildings of Caudan Waterfront, a former docklands on the harbour in our capital, Port Louis, that has been turned into a shopping village. Yes, that's the pic above - Lars' office is in the tall storeyed building at the top-right.
Lars took in a deep, salt-filled breath as he emerged on the marina, near the cinemas and the colonial stone edifice of the Blue Penny Museum at the back of the waterfront. He spotted his thirty-nine-foot-long, Athena 38 catamaran at the far end of the dock. With a glance at the sky, he saw the weather was good, with a mild breeze, and no clouds. The perfect time to take the boat out, before the cyclone season kicked in with full force in December, only a few weeks away.
But even the satisfaction of a trip on the clear blue seas of the Mauritian lagoon failed to lift him up, and unbidden, his thoughts went back to Magnus' words.
Bloody hell—he needed a shag, and if one came along without the probability his one-night partner would drag him down the aisle, he'd take it. ...'
Here's a few more pics to give you a better visual of the waterfront:
|The Marina - Labourdonnais Waterfront Hotel on the left; cinemas in the middle; Blue Penny Museum to the right. Barkly Wharf is right behind the Blue Penny Museum - that's where Lars' office is located.|
|Lanes of the shopping village|
|Inside the mall|
Don't forget to check out the other SSS participants this week! And big huge thanks to everyone who's come over and double thanks if you've left me a comment :)
From Mauritius with love,