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Happy #Wensfriesday

It’s the middle of the week and I have a hunkering for a midweek treat.  Our heatwave is causing a ruckus with eating habits and I’m burning more energy running around classrooms than I normally do.  Not that I’m complaining – it’s nice to have warm hands for a change as I’m usually the poster girl for Frosty.

Warm rays are drying my slightly damp hair and the sounds of children playing interrupt the droning noise of traffic.  My son is learning to play netball and has a knack for clap-catch. Still, the appeal of a sweet treat drowns out everything else.

Some exciting things will be developing over the next few weeks which will require more hard work and dedication.  I love a challenge, especially when it involves motivating children to find their inner writing talents. NaNoWriMo is a go too which means I might not have time for my own challenge; it’s hard enough finding time to finish my books.

Right, enough chatter.  I’m off to find some fudge, chocolate or hidden stash of nougat!  Enjoy your Wensfriesday. 

Hot Shot Updates Newsletter

I’ve been whittling away at a header for my first newsletter coming out in February and wondered what my lovely subscribers would think of it.  Yes, that means you! I would love to know if the header is bright and interesting enough to attract you.

I mentioned the newsletter earlier this week during our Monday coffee and have been working at including the sign up link here.  Unfortunately, I’m still playing around with it, making sure it works properly.


If you haven’t had a chance to sign up yet, click on the above link which will take you to my Facebook page to sign up. Please let me know if you have any problems.  Remember, I will not spam you and my newsletters will only come your way every few months.  They will be stocked with offers, goodies and a chance to be the first beta reader for my book, The Iron Pendulum.

So, please let me know if you like the header and I hope to see your name on my subscriber list.

Have a great Sunday evening and I will see you tomorrow for coffee.


Book Tuesday

Time is a luxury that seems to be slipping through my fingers like butter on a hot summer’s day!  Cecil was ready and prepped to share his penultimate chapter with you.  Unfortunately I had other booklets to prepare.

Today was spent prepping the Order of Service booklet for my mum’s funeral next week.  Spending time flittering through the hymn book had me reminiscing my days at the convent.  I loved listening to the choirs singing with angelic voices and the atmosphere created on rainy Friday afternoons.  Of course, this does not help you, my intrepid reader, and I apologise for a lack of content today.  Life has its ups and downs and mine is on a roller coaster leaving me breathless.  So many projects have fallen on the wayside and when I look back over the year, I notice that I have suffered this same problem over and over again.  It might be a case of overstocking my in tray or the unfortunate interruptions of reality.  Either way, the future is still there and I have to push forward to the next door, the next journey, the next joy or disappointment.

I hope you can stay for the journey dear reader, and if you feel I have been too remiss in my blog posts, send me an email to give me the proverbial boot!  Thanks for taking the time to stop by.

If We Were Having Coffee


I usually have my coffee date with you on a Monday, but I missed you so much I thought it would be okay to meet a day earlier. My hot chocolate is pretty weak today and something stronger is required. It’s Easter and I haven’t even wished you yet,so Happy Easter!! How was your weekend so far? Did you get a break? Continue reading

Books, Looks and Nooks

Dear Reader,

It has been a while since I have written an update on my work post and yesterday I was reminded how important it is to connect with you. How are you? I hope your week has been good and I wonder if, like me, you are looking forward to the weekend.
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If We Were Having Coffee

The bell tinkles over the glass door to the coffee house and I rush in from the rain, welcomed by the homely smell of roasted coffee beans and freshly baked confectionaries. I’m here with a mission. Continue reading