Blog Tour: The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend By Katarina Bivald

Katarina Bivald’s character driven novel about the sheer love of reading, gave me a such a joyful reminder of why I like to live among words, and why books are scattered all over my house, that I sat down with my cup of tea and blanket, as I escaped with a strong curiosity about Sweden…

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I quote Saturdays – New Beginnings

A new beginning, a New Year. A clean slate, a new chapter, as I shed one more year; my metamorphosis. As the past slinks away, shoulders slumped, no room for its dreariness here, I have but a few goals; read more, post more, run more. Mostly I will practice being present and aware. In my children,…

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Book Review : Jeremy Poldark by Winston Graham #3

I’ve been consumed and riveted by the Poldark series whereby I’ve abandoned writing, posting, and my entire stack of reading just to be cocooned in Winston Graham’s masterful writing. Graham’s narrative authority is nothing short of brilliant. He creates scenes and characters with such honesty, they are at once lovable and despicable; you are torn between…

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Je Suis Parisien

  Je suis sincèrement dèsolé Paris      

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Twenty years

Twenty years since he left us, suddenly and too soon. It wasn’t a difficult passing, his suffering didn’t last long, but it wasn’t instant. One night, a cough, turned into a rumbley chest, it rattled and hummed. Sounded painful. Asthmatic, so difficult to breathe. Off to the hospital with my uncle who had a team…

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I quote Saturdays – Silence

It’s been a while since I sat, away. In silence. Observing, searching, glimpsing my past and present. I am irritated, not relaxed, my mind isn’t silent or comfortable. I used to see and feel silence much more before I moved. New surroundings are wonderful and difficult all at the same time. It isn’t what I’m…

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Fired, Gone, Locked Out

Four beloved teachers were fired two months ago. It happened after graduation and the  last day of school. Kids didn’t say goodbye, they said… see you next year. The following week when the teachers got to school, they were locked out of their email, given two hours to pack up 5-6 years of worth of…

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Book Tag – Reading Habits Tag

I love the book tag. I’ve been tagged to answer eleven questions by one of my favorite book loving people -Babus at http://ajoobacatsblog.com/ She is an avid reader like me and reviews many different genres. She has such a fantastic blog .. I hope you take a look. Here we go then… Do you have…

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I quote Saturdays – Laughter

The what nots of unpacking have me in a slump. I’m mostly done. I like an uncluttered space, so I’ve hidden away some boxes for later( shhh) but I need something else. I need inspiration. I want to write again. I’m searching for words that flow, for thoughts to take over – a new rhythm…

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I quote Saturdays – hatred

I didn’t have cable or t.v. so I didn’t watch the news. I read, planned new blog posts with the hope that I would eventually get to them, made mental notes to apologize for not commenting as often as I would like, on my beloved blogging community’s posts, but mostly, I was unpacking. Lots of…

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I quote Saturdays – Courage

                              Finding courage when fear takes over is often my challenge. A needle in the proverbial haystack. Fear manifests its beautiful shape when there is change, when there is loss, when you think something is impossible. And yet, fear is really…

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Advance Book Review: The Seven Sisters book #1 By Lucinda Riley

Lucinda Riley writes so lyrically, she could be composing a piece of music that you listen to, as you stand atop a hill, where the wind gently kisses your skin and transports you to an era that you can only summon and hear in your imagination. She can cast dual roles, juxtaposing past and present…

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I quote Saturdays – Children

Children speak, nineteen to dozen, we listen, whatever their space, their day brings, it is always a story. If you listen carefully, there is in fact a lesson, something they’ve learned. I used to ask how their day was, they preferred to say it was okay, fine or just normal. I  don’t ask now and…

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I Quote Saturdays – Thinking

I like to think; deep thoughts, meaningful and kind thoughts, sometimes annoyed ones pop in like a bad penny. Most often my thoughts are positive, a few are negative and some in-between. I think, then over think, I plan, then think some more. Over thinking isn’t so good. It’s better to do, than think. Granny…

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I quote Saturdays – Being Still

Being still is not an easy feat, the mind wants nothing more than to jump from March to May. To watch, observe and listen, opens the mind to awareness. Awareness leads to less stress, good health and happiness. If we could all just “be,” we would learn the true nature of ourselves. Eckhart Tolle’s books…

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Book Review – The Art of Unpacking Your Life by Shireen Jilla

Connie is blissfully unaware her life is about to change in the wildly stunning Kalahari. With brilliant sunsets seeping bright color into every nook and cranny, humans and wild life try to co-exist without crossing silent boundaries in this extraordinarily beautiful part of the world. As Connie arrives with her best friends from university, and everyone seems…

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I quote Saturdays – Mindfulness

When I began as meditating mummy, I wanted to create a space that was an extension of my mindfulness practice. I am all about trying to abandon yesterday and tomorrow, just being here today, in the moment, finding inner peace( being mindful is such hard work – er I think about my kids and making…

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I quote Saturdays – Reading

I loved this quote as soon as I saw it. I was a child who imagined characters based on the voices my mum used, to read to me. I am now an adult like this. When I read, I am often aware of character voices and how it appeals to my children. I then watch…

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I quote Saturdays – Books

I collect quotes like I read books; little bits of paper filled with quotes like to flutter around my desk. My Pinterest habit – so glad I have one – helps me feed that need. Sounds like a caffeine habit. Um, in my case there’s always chocolate So I thought, why not post a quote…

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Review -The Awakening of Miss Prim By Natalia Sanmartin Fenollera

San Ireneo de Arnois  is a tiny village with one foot placed firmly in a bygone era – a welcome change from the modern vicissitudes of a big city life, where courtesy, community, and well-being matter much more than material gain.  It’s charm lies in lush land, locally sourced produce, high quality boutiques and a…

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Colin Firth in the Kingsman: The Secret Service

Dear Colin, I saw it. Well not it, exactly, but the trailer of it. Actually, I’ve seen three trailers of it. And by it, I mean the trailers for the Kingsman: The Secret Service Could I possibly become one? a Kingsman that is. Or um, a Kingswoman? You look fashionably dapper.There is that white shirt….

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An ode to a bear

I remember when he came into my life. His eyes were kind, he was very polite.  Not sure if I had even heard of him, an uncle, or maybe it was an aunt,  thought I might enjoy him. Of course I had heard of him. I watched him on t.v. It was love at first…

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Out with the old, in with the new

I like old. Old movies, old books, vintage clothing, up-cycled jewelry. I like Colin Firth. He’s not old. He’s in a new film, um, that sounds like a post. It is, but that’s for later. When I say in with the new, I don’t mean a new couch, new clothes or new resolutions.  I’ve stuck…

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