Happy International Family Day!

As we commemorate the , it is important to remind ourselves of the importance of the family for our stability.

It sustains humanity, socialising and preparing children for growth and development.

Enjoy your family, today.

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Happy New Year!

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.20180101_190451

Ecclesiastes 3:1 says: There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens.

University essentials

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. 20170812_132639

 

Food, glorious food!

I’ve been treated!Honestly, this pudding was delicious. Not with clotted cream but hey. The main was more healthy with moules Thai style. That was very tasty. There were frites alongsite, so quite calorific and definitely not free! I was in a city swanky restaurant recently.

What are basic comfort foods, I wonder? I’ll need to add that answer to my protagonist profile so that I might use it…This helps when #Amwriting… Strawberries or raspberries help me too.

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Holiday Happiness

20170612_133019-EFFECTSHello! Sorry, I was quiet because we went on a family seaside holiday. Yay!!

As well as a huge Atlantic wind that blew the cobwebs away (our UV tent turned inside out!) we found a sheltered spot to catch some welcome rays. Talking of which, Devon has many jelly fish so take your beach shoes. The surfing was magnificent btw… So, it looked! I stuck to paddling in rock pools, mostly. Haha!

We took time to find beauty in the small things. Alongside the rough seas with powerful waves were these countless colourful jewels. What a blessing our coastline offers free for the enjoyment. The odd crab salad and strawberry cream tea brought smiles to our faces, too. Cornish ice cream is made with clotted cream…

Now the diet resumes. The indulgence was worth it:)

Meeting the Story Reading Ape is recommendable!

After a stormy start the sun is shining on my novel. I am very happy to have had some valuable coverage on The Story Reading Ape’s Blog. Chris has been most generous to include me as his guest author. Authors, join me on this sociable book site? See my inclusion over the bank holiday, below-

http://bit.ly/2qszIN3

Chris has made it easier for me to raise awareness of actual crime happening on the UK’s streets. Let’s disrupt the predatory grooming of young women by empowering them to spot the signs. I appreciate your help. See what I mean in local paper this weekend-

http://dailym.ai/2r4MNL8

Readers, try downloading a book that Chris is promoting?

 

 

Old fashioned fruit cake treat!

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This Christening cake has been under construction since November. I’m happy to have finished it for a real deadline. There have been layers involved similar to those techniques required in creative writing. Polishing involved several editing tasks; things seen and unseen. The proof of the pudding will be in the eating…

The baby it was made for is only six months older than the cake that was definitely designed with parents in mind. This fruit is laced with rum so will deliver a kick! I’m making healthier puffed rice nibbles for the little ones, fear not.

The daisies are edible and sweet indicative of the young life they represent. Yay!

My debut novel for New Adults is less palatable, maybe? My next writing recipe includes short stories. To make them palatable or tasty? That is the question.

Reality may well prioritise. I don’t want to induce sickness but good health.