Writer’s journey – How did it all happen?

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This is  my writer’s blog about me and my crazy journey to becoming a half decent author.

Well how did I start writing? It was quite odd really. I used to write as a teenager. At the time I had a ginger tom cat called Chester, Mr. Popularity, everyone loved him. He liked to venture afar and we would often have to rescue him. I remember one occasion in particular, my brother and I ended up trudging through the woods, in Blackhall in Edinburgh, to pick him up from a house in the vicinity. He ended up at the most peculiar places. One time he chose to visit a house with thirteen cats!

I told you he liked company. So it seemed natural to  write about cats,  and I kept a diary. My dad was and still is one of my other great sources of inspiration.  He has travelled extensively to the Far East, and Middle East and is a wonderful raconteur.

As far as my writing is concerned the inevitable happened.  I was the typical teenager. I got distracted. I found boys, discos, parties, and my writing suffered. Somehow I didn’t pick it up again for a very long time. This is a regret. A massive regret. But what can I do? I can’t travel back in time, I don’t have a Tardis. So I just have to accept that the time is right now.  You see, I’m still this young girl at heart, just stuck in an older and maybe wiser body. I have experienced more, travelled more, lived more, so hopefully that will make me a better writer.

Several events came together to ignite my desire to write again. First of all I read a lot.  At the time I was reading Dorian Gray and it was definitely a novel that captured my imagination and set my mind free. Also my eldest daughter was studying GCSE Art and I took a sudden interest in art and photography. I’m not saying that I can paint or draw, though I wish I could. No, I enjoyed watching her artistic development and I enjoyed sharing ideas with her and encouraging her.

All of these influences helped me to write my first book, a children’s/YA fantasy set in Cambridge, which I hope to publish soon. The female protagonist in my novel is a teenage girl who paints a puzzle of art. But it is by no means a novel simply about Art. She expresses her sadness, and discovers her magical powers, through the medium of painting and well the rest you will find out when you read the book. Lets just say that a lot happens and I think that it will keep you entertained!  Well I hope so anyway.

Also I know this sounds crazy but my other source of inspiration was a black cat, a  throw back to Chester.  I had never seen this strange black cat before and suddenly he just started appearing in our garden. There was something different about him. He appeared  like a miniature panther, all glossy and splendid, looking for attention, with his mesmerising eyes, I fell under his spell. He liked to show off, he would disappear into thin air, climb to ridiculous heights, or chase his tail around the garden like a demented clown. He just had to play a part in this book too. Lets just say he has a subsidiary part to a main character, who is male, young and very interesting too, just like him. That was the beginning. Looking back I am amazed that from just a few initial thoughts my idea just seemed to grow and grow. Now my debut novel is nearly ready for the final edit. How did that happen? I couldn’t be happier in fact if I had a tail, I’m sure I would be whizzing around and around chasing it with excitement!

Update: I am in the process of editing my novel with a view to self publishing this year. More about that soon. I will continue to add news to this from time to time, or post individual updates on my blog.

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Kyrosmagica Christmas Ice Skating Party

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 Please consider yourself cordially invited to the KYROSMAGICA Christmas Ice Skating Virtual Bloggers Link Up Party on Sunday 18th December

I would be delighted if you could join me by putting this date in your diary.

KYROSMAGICA is nearly at the spectacular milestone of 1,000 followers – see if you can get me up to that magic number with three exciting zeros.

If you do I will be very, very chuffed !!!! Either way, come and enjoy yourselves. After all it’s not all about the number of followers, it’s really and truly about the friendships you make via blogging. I count myself very lucky in that respect – there are so many lovely bloggers who I now count as friends.

There will be lots of fun, a dash of sparkling magic and a large dollop of fantasy to be had. Prepare to party on the ice, and bring all your links, Christmas cheer, and any news you would like to share for this Bloggers Link Up Party.

R.S.V.P:

Marje @ Kyrosmagica

–  Transport via Rudolf’s golden, shimmering sleigh from The Grand Arcade, Cambridge…. to …

Venue: Magical Winter Wonderland Cambridge, UK….  🎄 🎅  🎈 🎉

 

 

 

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EDITING 101: 13 – Self-Editing Part 1…

Chris The Story Reading Ape’s Blog has shared a wonderful Editing 101 series on his blog via Adirondack Editing . Here is no. 13 – Self Editing Part1…

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Originally posted as the Dun Writin’—Now Whut? series on this blog, EDITING 101 is a weekly refresher series for some of you and brand new for others.

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Self Editing Part 1

Some of the things we’ve discussed previously are good to be on the watch for and remove, but there are other, specific tasks that can be done when a manuscript’s completed to help polish it. Since there are many of these odd jobs, this specific post will continue over time.

Editing your own work involves hard labor. Other authors have mentioned they make as many as ten to fifteen passes in editing, revising, and reworking, focusing on one or two aspects of self-editing each time. Those authors are to be commended, since writing a book is only one third of the work. Editing is the second third, and publishing and marketing take up the final third. You’re…

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To Add Snow to Your Blog…. and other Christmas Cheer

Time for some Snow – It’s December 1st!!

I’ve been wondering how to add falling snow, and I found the perfect answer. It is very simple just:

  • Go to Settings → General.
  • Then to your dashboard.
  • Select the box next to “Show falling snow on this blog.”
  • Apparently if you’ve done this last year it will automatically remember and do it again. How cool is that? If you want to stop it and be all humbug you can make it stop on your personal settings page.

Find out more by clicking the link at the end of this  post-  including lots of other Christmas ideas to adorn your blog… : WordPress Holiday Snow Transformation

 

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Ronovan Writes Haiku Challenge: Prompt Words – Gold and Sing

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For the 1st of December I thought it would be a lovely idea to join in with Ronovan Writes Weekly Haiku Poetry Prompt Challenge.

The prompt words this week are gold and sing : Ronovan Writes Haiku Challenge, Gold and Sing

To understand a little of what the following haiku is about I urge you to read a piece of writing that I enjoyed doing some time ago, when my bubble bath took on a bit of an extraordinary form that grew and grew into a swirling mass of monster imagination….

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Serena’s Bubble Monster

My theme for the following haiku….. is to continue this preposterous fun.

Thereafter, I will be writing a piece of flash fiction about the Bubbly Snowman for Solveig Werner’s Advent Calendar on the 24th of December so keep a look out for that on  Solveig Werner blog.  I’m hoping that the snowman might just melt your heart…

As well as this I am joining in with Ronovan’s suggestion to add photos to this post. This is in conjunction with the 52 day Photo Challenge – Extra – The Aran Artisan Photo Challenge– I’ve been baking my Christmas cake – which I’ll be adding extra sherry to!!! and lots of nuts, fruit, glace cherries,….. yum! The recipe is via  Natalie at There She Goes. Thanks Natalie for the awesome recipe, it looks like it’s turned out well…

The mix …

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The cake… turned out heavenly, in fact I could still smell the wonderful Christmassy aroma well into the evening.

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So on to those 1st of December promised haiku Snowman kisses…

Bubbly Snowman Kisses

The Bubble Monster,

Appears in all disguises,

Often he may sing.

 

A hearty Snowman song.

On Snowy Christmas days,

He greets you.

 

Singing golden verse,

He’s always chillingly sweet,

Jewelled admirer. 

 

This Christmas  Cracker,

Bubbly terror of the tub,

So hot, he’s soon gone.

Grab him while you can…

Watch out for his sweet kisses,

They might leave a mark. 

 

Like all cool, chic guys,

He’s bound to rush away fast,

Swirling down the plug.

 

Before he is caught.

By much loved, bearded, guess who?

Prize bubble catcher.

 

Santa’s no nonsense,

He’ll get the reindeer on him,

Send him on his way.

 

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Trying not to cry,

Teardrops from frosty Lapland,

I sigh, once, twice, thrice.

 

Farewell, Adieu,

Poor Snowman – you melt my heart,

Santa’s cute rival.

 

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Ha ha!!! Yes I did say it was going to be preposterous and I wasn’t joking. Well why not? Life is too short to be too serious!

 Hope you enjoyed my silly haiku. I enjoyed writing it.

 Stay tuned…… Kyrosmagica is planning on inviting you all to my Christmas party on this blog on Sunday 18th of December when you can pop by for a bit of virtual ice skating, and to share your news and your lovely links.

Bye for now.

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My Kyrosmagica Reviews N – Z

 

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My A – Z list of book reviews has become so big and unwieldy that I’m in the process of splitting it into two lists. I have a whopping 98 reviews on my Goodreads page: Marje’s Goodreads Page

So with this in mind I’m splitting it alphabetically into two. You can find the A – M list here: Kyrosmagica A – M Book Reviews

It doesn’t quite divide perfectly so I thought what better place to begin than to start with an N… that’s the beginning of my eldest daughters name – Natasha – and she’s a bookworm too.

So here goes:

Jandy Nelson. I’ll Give You The Sun. 5 stars. Genre: YA, Contemporary, Romance, GLBT.

https://kyrosmagica.wordpress.com/2016/07/10/my-kyrosmagica-review-of-ill-give-you-the-sun/

Patrick Ness. The Knife of Never Letting Go. 5 stars. Genre: YA, Dystopia, Science Fiction, Fantasy. https://kyrosmagica.wordpress.com/2014/06/25/my-kyrosmagica-review-of-the-knife-of-never-letting-go-by-patrick-ness/

Garth Nix.

Old Kingdom series:

Sabriel. 4 stars. Genre: Fantasy, YA, Fiction, Magic, Adventure. https://kyrosmagica.wordpress.com/2014/09/23/my-kyrosmagica-review-of-garth-nixs-sabriel/

 Lirael. 4 stars. Genre: Fantasy, YA, Fiction, Magic, Adventure. https://kyrosmagica.wordpress.com/2014/10/17/my-kyrosmagica-review-of-garth-nixs-lirael/

Abhorsen. 5 stars. Genre: Fantasy, Ya, Fiction, Magic, Adventure. https://kyrosmagica.wordpress.com/2014/12/15/my-kyrosmagica-review-of-abhorsen-by-garth-nix/

Ruth Ozeki. A tale for the Time Being. 5 stars. Genre: Literary Fiction, Japan, Historical Fiction, Magical Realism. https://kyrosmagica.wordpress.com/2014/05/09/my-review-of-a-tale-for-the-time-being-by-ruth-ozeki/

Philip Paris. The Italian Chapel. 4.5 stars. Genre: Italy, Historical, Scotland, War. https://kyrosmagica.wordpress.com/2014/07/04/my-kyrosmagica-review-of-the-italian-chapel-by-philip-paris/

Caroline Peckham. Creeping Shadow. 4 stars. Genre: YA Fantasy.  https://kyrosmagica.wordpress.com/2015/11/01/my-kyrosmagica-review-of-creeping-shadow-by-caroline-Peckham/

Stephanie Perkins.

Isla And The Happily Ever After. 4 stars. Genre: YA, Contemporary, Romance.. https://kyrosmagica.wordpress.com/2014/11/16/my-kyrosmagica-review-of-isla-and-the-happily-ever-after-by-stephanie-perkins/

Lola and The Boy Next Door. 4 stars. Genre: YA, Contemporary, Romance. https://kyrosmagica.wordpress.com/2014/06/09/review-of-lola-and-the-boy-next-door-stephanie-perkins/

Jodi Picoult. The Storyteller. 4 stars. Genre: Fiction, Historical Fiction, WW2, Holocaust. https://kyrosmagica.wordpress.com/2014/06/18/my-review-of-the-storyteller-jodi-picoult/

Sara Raasch. Snow Like Ashes. 4.5 stars. Genre: Fantasy, YA, Magic.  https://kyrosmagica.wordpress.com/2014/12/30/my-kyrosmagica-review-of-snow-like-ashes-by-sara-raasch/

Rick Riordan. The Lightning Thief.  3.75 stars. Genre: Fantasy, YA, Mythology. https://kyrosmagica.wordpress.com/2015/01/22/my-kyrosmagica-review-of-the-lightning-thief-by-rick-riordan/

Caroline Roberts. The Cosy Teashop in The Castle. 4 stars. Genre: Contemporary, Romance, Chick lit. https://kyrosmagica.wordpress.com/2016/09/12/my-kyrosmagica-review-of-the-cosy-teashop-in-the-castle/

Nicholas Rossis. Runaway Smile. 5 stars. Genre: Children. https://kyrosmagica.wordpress.com/2015/01/07/my-kyrosmagica-review-of-nicholas-rossiss-runaway-smile/

Rainbow Rowell:

Fangirl 4.5 stars. Genre: YA, Mental Health, Love Story, Romance.  https://kyrosmagica.wordpress.com/2015/07/02/my-kyrosmagica-review-of-fangirl-by-rainbow-rowell/

Landline. 3.75 stars. Genre: Contemporary, Romance, Adult. https://kyrosmagica.wordpress.com/2014/08/07/my-kyrosmagica-review-of-landline-by-rainbow-rowell/

Eleanor and Park. Genre: 4 stars. YA, Romance, Contemporary. https://kyrosmagica.wordpress.com/2014/06/02/my-review-of-eleanor-and-park-by-rainbow-rowell/

Brandon Sanderson. Mistborn. 5 stars. Genre: Fantasy, Epic Fantasy, Magic. https://kyrosmagica.wordpress.com/2015/01/31/my-kyrosmagica-review-of-mistborn-by-brandon-sanderson/

Victoria Schwab.

A Darker Shade of Magic.  4.5 stars. Genre: Fantasy, YA, Magic. https://kyrosmagica.wordpress.com/2015/06/08/my-kyrosmagica-review-of-a-darker-shade-of-magic-by-v-e-schwab/

The Archived. 4 stars. Genre: Fantasy, YA, Paranormal.  https://kyrosmagica.wordpress.com/2014/09/01/my-kyrosmagica-review-of-the-archived-victoria-schwab/

The Unbound. 5 stars. Genre: YA, Fantasy, Paranormal. https://kyrosmagica.wordpress.com/2014/10/07/my-kyrosmagica-review-of-victoria-schwabs-the-unbound/

 Vicious. 4 stars. Genre: YA, Superhero, Science Fiction, Paranormal:

https://kyrosmagica.wordpress.com/2014/05/09/my-review-of-vicious-victoria-schwab/

Robin Sloan. Mr Penumbras 24 Hour Bookstore. 3.5 stars. Genre: Mystery, Fantasy, Books about Books. https://kyrosmagica.wordpress.com/2015/03/23/my-kyrosmagica-review-of-mr-penumbras-24-hour-bookstore/

Dodie Smith. I Capture The Castle. 4 stars. Genre: Fiction, Classics, Young Adult, Romance. https://kyrosmagica.wordpress.com/2016/11/24/my-kyrosmagica-review-of-i-capture-the-castle-by-dodie-smith/

Maggie Stiefvater The Raven Boys. 4.5 stars. Genre: YA, Fantasy, Paranormal.  https://kyrosmagica.wordpress.com/2015/06/13/my-kyrosmagica-review-of-the-raven-boys-by-maggie-stiefvater/

Ned Vizinni. It’s A Funny Kind Of Story. 5 stars. Genre: YA, Contemporary, Mental Health. https://kyrosmagica.wordpress.com/2014/09/18/my-kyrosmagica-review-of-its-kind-of-a-funny-story-by-ned-vizzini/

Ivan Vladislavic. Double Negative. 4 stars. Genre: Literary Fiction, Contemporary, Photography. https://kyrosmagica.wordpress.com/2014/08/12/my-kyrosmagica-review-of-double-negative-by-ivan-vladislavic/

Andy Weir. The Martian. 5 stars. Genre: Science Fiction, Adventure. https://kyrosmagica.wordpress.com/2015/01/04/my-kyrosmagica-review-of-the-martian-by-andy-weir/

D. Dominik Wickles. Hong Kong Treasure. 3 Stars. Genre: Romance, Asia. https://kyrosmagica.wordpress.com/2015/04/18/my-kyrosmagica-review-of-hong-kong-treasure-by-d-dominik-wickles/

Lisa Williamson. The Art of Being Normal. 5 stars. Genre: YA, Contemporary, GLBT. https://kyrosmagica.wordpress.com/2015/04/26/my-kyrosmagica-review-of-the-art-of-being-normal-by-lisa-Williamson/

Evie Wyld. All The Birds Singing. 4.5 stars. Genre: Fiction, Mystery, Contemporary, Australia. https://kyrosmagica.wordpress.com/2014/08/03/my-kyrosmagica-review-of-all-the-birds-singing-evie-wyld/

Nicola Yoon. Everything Everything. 3.75 stars. Genre: YA, romance, Contemporary. https://kyrosmagica.wordpress.com/2016/07/28/my-kyrosmagica-review-of-everything-everything-by-nicola-yoon/

Also Special Interest:

Dan Mayfield. Jasper and The Magpie. 4 stars. Genre: Special Interest, Children’s, Autistic Spectrum. https://kyrosmagica.wordpress.com/2014/12/16/my-kyrosmagica-review-of-jasper-and-the-magpie/

Clare G Harvey. The Practitioners Encyclopaedia Of Flower Remedies: Genre: Health, Alternative Therapies. Flower Remedies. https://kyrosmagica.wordpress.com/2014/10/29/the-practitioners-encyclopaedia-of-flower-remedies-by-clare-g-Harvey/

Happy Reading….I sense this list will grow and grow and grow, a bit like Jack’s beanstalk..

Bye for now,

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#Read about Guest Pre-published #Writer / #Author Sacha Black

If there is ever a moment when you wonder who to follow in blogging land – never fret I have the answer! (And so does Chris at The Story Reading Blog. ) Who am I talking about? Our very own Blogger’s Bash organiser, one of the stupendous gang of four: Sacha Black. Her blog is awesome, full of amazing writing tips. Do follow her you won’t regret it.🙂

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Sacha 01My name is Sacha Black. I am, like many of you, an aspiring author. But I am also mother to a one year old, a wife and full time worker bee. I am currently also a student at the Writers Bureau, and a qualified Nail Technician. So I really struggle to find the time to squeeze in writing. Which is one of the reasons I blog. It forces me to write. But it also enables me to draw together a series of really useful writing tools, which I take pride in sharing.

The aim of my blog is to share with fellow writers, bloggers, novelists, authors and any interested parties all the knowledge and tools I am gaining on my journey to being published.

Sacha 03I write short stories, flash fiction occasionally poetry, but my true passion lies in writing novels. I am currently 53K into my first one, and…

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My Kyrosmagica Review of I Capture The Castle by Dodie Smith

 

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Goodreads Synopsis:

Through six turbulent months of 1934, 17-year-old Cassandra Mortmain keeps a journal, filling three notebooks with sharply funny yet poignant entries about her home, a ruined Suffolk castle, and her eccentric and penniless family. By the time the last diary shuts, there have been great changes in the Mortmain household, not the least of which is that Cassandra is deeply, hopelessly, in love.

My review:

This is a very charming coming of age story,  expressed via the journal entries of the young would be writer Cassandra Mortmain. The opening sentences introduce the reader to the eccentric and quirky tone of the novel beautifully:

I write this sitting in the kitchen sink. That is, my feet are in it; the rest of me is on the draining board, which I have padded with our dog’s blanket and the tea-cosy. 

Cassandra’s family is about as bohemian as it gets. After an unfortunate incident her father, an author, has spent time in prison. Now  released he wishes to distance himself from any further alterations with neighbours by living in relative solitude in a castle.  He is now experiencing what appears to be a protracted case of writer’s block. Even his wife Topaz,  (the children’s step mother) can’t inspire him with her ministrations, and naked jaunts communing with nature. With no income to sustain them, the family has no choice but to welcome any help they can get. At first, this comes in the form of the late housekeeper’s son Stephen,  who happily hands over his wages, poor lad, as he is hopelessly in love with Cassandra. The arrival of two young eligible American bachelors, Simon and Neil offers hope to the family if only Cassandra’s elder sister Rose could perhaps convince the eldest brother Simon to marry her. Rose is desperate to escape poverty so is almost willing to do anything to change their material fortunes.

The close of I Capture The Castle doesn’t promise a happier ever after, or a neat and tidy ending which may disappoint some readers who expected this to be  a romantic novel with the lovers walking off into the sunset hand in hand. This is perhaps partly due to the fact that this is a coming of age story and the romance contained within is experienced through the eyes of a very young girl. Young girls do get their hearts broken and suffer disappointments. Love can and does get complicated, and this is particularly true when we are still at an age when we are vulnerable and inexperienced. I Capture The Castle explores the resulting entanglements and jealousy beautifully. So, in my opinion, the ending is all the more poignant as it does suggest a more realistic and believable outcome.

Highly recommended for readers that appreciate character driven novels, and those who enjoy Young Adult Fiction, (with the young adult taking centre stage,) Historical Romance, and Classics.

My rating: A very enjoyable 4 stars.

Have you read I Capture The Castle?  Do let me know in the comments below if you have.

Bye for now,

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It’s almost time for …

Solveig Werner is hosting a blogging Advent Calender this sounds a fun way to get in the mood for Christmas. To find out more about how to get involved read her post.

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It’s almost time for the annual Advent Calendar

All I need is your contribution and for time to pass a little slower so that everyone can be creative and I can review and set up the posts.

the world of orchidsLast year I had the crazy idea to host a multi-contributor advent calendar. It worked great and many contributors found new readers and friends and many of loyal readers found blogs they enjoy reading. Memories, stories and traditions were shared. If you want an idea, then see here.

This year, I am looking for 24 contributions let’s make that 25 to start in style on the first advent Sunday with a pre-calendar post (I might accept more to do super Advent Sundays).

So what am I looking for?

For this year I thought that stories should take the centre stage. Flash and micro fiction, longer short stories, stories told through poems…

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#Weekend Coffee Share: My birthday and Other News…

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Welcome to Kyrosmagica,

Pull up a cosy chair and get comfortable –  I have so much to tell you. It has been quite a week of colourful excitement, fun and frolics.  It’s been my birthday week so let me suggest a mug of hot chocolate topped with chocolate drizzled marshmallows…. Why not? Or if you fancy a Martini Espresso do join me in a moment…

In the meantime what about a journey back  in time in my special phone booth… I am getting older by the minute… on the bright side I’m not as ancient as these dinosaurs

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We have a tradition in my family – my mum and dad decided that birthdays should last longer than a day. So when it’s anyone’s birthday we celebrate for a whole darn week! Not just a single day, we like to make it last, and last and last, …. ad infinitum.

So my fun week started off last Sunday with a trip to London with my two daughters. We made quite a day of it visiting Camden food market, (eating yummy Beef Rendang – which is a spicy Malaysian dish,) walking along the river from Camden food market, and then taking a bus to Covent garden, as the tube station was shut. My poor wee legs.

Here’s some photos that I’d like to share with you.

My keen photographer daughter Georgina is on the right clutching her camera, Natasha is to the left of her, our model for the day!

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What about a little oriental charm along the way?  A beautiful Chinese restaurant that we discovered floating on the water! http://www.fengshang.co.uk/

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We were in search of graffiti to photograph and we found plenty.

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Sometimes you need someone special in the foreground to make it especially interesting….

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What else did I do this week?

  • I went to a make up evening with my youngest daughter – the launch party for the new John Lewis beauty hall which was great fun. I nearly won the raffle prize but unfortunately I lost it by one number. My raffle ticket was something like 365, and the winning number was 364. A bit of a disappointment – but life isn’t all about winning, is it? It’s about experiences. Doing the things you love with the family and friends you love. That’s what truly counts.
  • I bought a couple of new books at Ruth Hatfield’s book launch. I’ve got a bit of catching up to do, I read the first in this series a while ago:

My review of The Book of Storms by Ruth Hatfield

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  • I went out for a lovely birthday lunch with my hubby, and youngest daughter.

So before this week ends I’d just like to raise a glass to you, my followers, to thank you for your  continued support in this here blog. It means the world to me. In fact I’d love to raise a glass of Espresso Martini to you.

Cheers. Love ya..from the real me, no cartoon this time!

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The Weekend Coffee Share is hosted by Part Time Monster  There is a link up: Link Up Linky.  Do  click on the this link to see all the wonderful coffee share posts and perhaps join in too.

 

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#Glimpses – The Short Story Lineup

You have to see this even if it’s just for Hugh’s facial expressions!!! Reblog of Hugh’s short book Glimpses which is available for pre-order and is to be released in kindle format on 6th December. There is something for everyone!!!

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I’m jumping with joy because I’d like to announce that Glimpses, my first collection of short stories, is now available to pre-order on Kindle.

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The Kindle version of Glimpses will be available to download from Tuesday, 6th December 2016 and is now available to pre-order. Click on the links below to pre-order.

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The paperback version of Glimpses will be available to buy on Amazon from Thursday, 1st December 2016.

The book is made up of 28 short stories, many of which have been rewritten for the book; some with different endings to those previously published on my blog.

Here’s the complete lineup with a synopsis for each of the stories that will appear in the book.

01. Last Train To Aldwych

Genre: Ghost

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