Kindness, cats, calories, cake, crazy weather and obsessions.

Not so long ago I read a post by author Ann Garvin. I was quite taken by the title – Cake without the calories because who doesn’t wish for that, right? Wouldn’t it be wonderful? Ann says: “I think I cry at kindness because it is such a gift. It is a kite without a […]

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Meet Julia Blake, a creator of all sorts of wonderful fiction

I love featuring authors. When we choose an alternative path in life, we do it knowing there are no guarantees, certainly not in a writer’s life. My blog allows me to showcase others and I know only too well how important that is. I try very hard not to play favourites with it and am […]

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Stand over tactics and a haibun

Writers are strange creatures who take from the world around them and find the need to put it down in some sort of written form, and they do. Stranger still is the fact that often they will create something and find it suits situations they weren’t expecting. They go with an idea, finding the method […]

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Chilling Corner in January

Hello, and here’s hoping you have all survived the festivities and are on your way to a great new year. This month I have three authors and their books, and I love each one of their novels despite the very real differences in their approach to the world of fiction. I so love being a […]

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A new twist and the old Fae can become the new

I often talk about a fresh look, a new twist, or even an original feel. It’s difficult to be original. With so much media access there isn’t much we don’t know or haven’t seen before, but that new is always so enticing and we search hard for it, and some of us work hard to […]

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Death of dreams by digression into distraction

There are times when I appear on track and times when that track might as well be on the moon. I always have things to do and too often don’t know where to start, and when I do start, I don’t seem to get much done, most especially this week. My head is all over […]

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The end of a year, the end of a decade. Farewell 2019 and Welcome 2020

Time is our greatest enemy and we need to treasure every moment. We can’t afford to waste opportunities to make friends, to live life to the fullest, enjoy our families and to care for others around us we are yet to know. May 2020 bring you friendships and joy, and may you find pleasure in […]

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