As you can see the cake is yet to be touched! We ate too much other food. The good news is that there is enough rum in there to preserve the cake for the new year… or save it for another celebration, maybe?
That’s the great thing about new beginnings there are exciting choices to be made. There is no need to rush, though. Tasting good things at the appropriate time is a treat and should be savoured. Looking forward to the delicious tastes of life this year.
Trusting that you will receive similar special gifts to share with friends and family in 2018. Be blessed.
Ecclesiastes 3:1 says: There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens.
I’m so excited to be hosted by Don Massenzio today on his site at
Thanks for all your support this year. There’s still time to treat a student to a book!
Peace and joy at this wonderful time of the year.
That’s apparently on Monday the 13th of November. If you didn’t know, don’t worry neither did I. What a shame that we have to be reminded to do something as fundamental to our well being as to be kind!
Let’s practise before Monday, shall we? Not because it’s a special day but because we can…
I shared a meal with someone this lunchtime. It was a lamb roast lunch, all but for the Yorkshire puddings, that I forgot. The pudding was pineapple upside down cake and custard (made with fresh pineapple.) I know! It tasted better than it looks, my smiley pud.So much for the diet. I’ll start tomorrow.
What do you recommend as the best way to show kindness? All ideas greatly received.
To avoid the scary path, I’m trusting God to lead me. Where are you going? People who love us ask this valid question out of concern. The answer should be taken seriously. Unlike my writing maps, where I can backtrack, in real life taking a wrong turn can have serious consequences. Travel is exciting but…Think hard before you wish to rewind like my protagonist, Grace.
Which way is the right way to go is the essential question? Ask a friend to help you decide about big trips and how to stay safe. Let a trusted person know your itinerary or even better travel with a pal. Stay regularly in touch with someone. Forethought is the key. Please, don’t just take off on a whim.
Make sure you have funds in place to draw upon if things go pear shaped. Avoid making yourself vulnerable by having a back up plan. That’s some advice to keep you from wandering around in the dark.
I took this on terra ferma when abroad by the sea, with a friend. The lights were attached to masts on boats, thus the reflection on the water. It was a beautiful place because I was safe. You have a safe road trip or journey, too.
Having got the grades, are you now wondering what to take to Uni? This site called ‘The Student Room’ has many useful tips about starting Uni/college. Check them out on Twitter here @thestudentroom.
This list of “must haves” is good for parents & carers too: http://bit.ly/2vi0AOz
Particularly of interest to empty nesters: Here you can download a savee novella to warn off-spring about the dangers of moving away from home. http://amzn.to/2fsRFWV
Enjoy your shopping trips! Be prepared for moving out by including an easy to prep cook book to your Freshers’ Week survival kit.
BTW this isn’t a fried egg amongst the rays, it’s a lily! Ha ha. Got you.
Many thanks to the Bookworm Girl an awesome book blogger who hosted me and the novel, What If I Go? here-
The questions were interesting and were great to reflect upon in my writer journey. Hopefully, I have inspired others to put pen to paper. The novel is aimed at empowering women.
For all those who ask, ..’but what can I do?’ over difficult circumstances or tragic events then my answer might just be, ‘Why not write about it?’
Raising awareness is sometimes all we can do to help traumatic situations. Signposting vulnerable people and victims to support organisations that deal with sensitive issues such as grooming and sexual exploitation is satisfying. At the end of the book there are pages dedicated to victims giving the contact details of helpful organisations for support.
My thanks go to fellow author Magdel Roets from South Africa. I appreciate her time and care.
Her review said …’Polly White leaves us with the hope that there is always a way out and that turning back to the Lord God, trusting Him and leaving everything in His capable hands, is the way to total restoration. What If I Go is a story that has a distinct warning and a message of joy awaiting on the other side of trouble.’
See here for full details- http://amzn.to/2udw8Hz
Please consider downloading for a student.
I said it with flowers. Sometimes formal isn’t best, though. These country flowers smell great and cheer up a table and the home it’s in. Many of the clipped foliage in the vase could be counted as weeds. There are even grasses, for goodness sake. That doesn’t mean to say they’re less valuable, in my opinion…
Nature does a grand job of raising a smile through the rich tapestry of flora it provides. Or is it God giving the free gift of a sweet aroma for all?
Either way, don’t forget to smell the roses.
My heartfelt thanks go to Valicity Garris who posted a marvellous review of ‘What If I Go?’ 20 DAYS AGO!
Please see under ‘honest and emotional’ http://www.therebelchristian.com/book-reviews/
Sorry, I’m so late giving my heartfelt thanks. Put it down to a crazy, heat haze that’s just clearing. However, I do really appreciate the time of reviewers amongst their busy schedule.
All good things go to those who wait…
I am sooooo happy! Not bad for a debut? Please go ahead and check the novel out for your friends and family.
Also, please visit Valicity for more sound advice.
Well, I’ve dodged the showers and gone down to vote. What a job the next government have to do!
Don’t forget to mark your cross…
Today I edited a short story. At the moment, I couldn’t write the news. Are we in for a shock tomorrow? We’ll soon see.
The world will keep spinning and the
rain will continue to
fall and the
We are truly blessed.
Let’s continue to count our blessings.
Keep on keeping on.