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A Christmas Miracle


I might not believe in God per say but I believe in “something”. A little something that pushes the chess pieces of life around on the board, causes bizarre but important co-incidences, puts us in the right place at the … Continue reading

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Getting Serious


Okay so it seems I’m avoiding next steps by just writing more stuff. The tragedy would be if my “stuff” was never published – albeit self-published, never read, never reflected upon, never re-read or never thrown in a corner as … Continue reading

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Feedback Smackdown


Today I got a smack in the face. A burning red one whose sting will last for a while I suspect. No it wasn’t a real smack in the face but the pain and subsequent wake up call felt very … Continue reading

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Write from the heart and you cannot fail !


Today I read a beautiful post from a blogger I admire greatly. The gorgeous Jess as Whoa, Mama ! wrote of how she met her husband. She wrote from the heart and the story is wonderfully crafted. She writes of … Continue reading

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An Ending Found in the Middle


You all know how I’ve been struggling (aka avoiding) with the last chapter of The Amazing Adventures of Thunder & Lily. I’ve been making lists of possible endings, listening to well meaning friends who told me the ending was obvious … Continue reading

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Goodbye Dear Friend


Goodbye is hard enough to say far less write, especially when it might be for ever. Today I found myself texting an old friend who will not be with us much longer to say goodbye. Our friend is to not … Continue reading

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My Mother’s Kitchen


The rise of the humble Cook Book in the last 5 years is nothing short of astonishing. Chef’s and Cooks have become the new celebs in our lives and they follow us into our own homes. Paris Hilton never even … Continue reading

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