Category Archives: Blogs

BOOK LOVE – A Blog Hop

I was deciding what to post this week when my dear writing buddy Carrie tagged me in a BOOK LOVE  of a blogging kind. Don’t you just love  the adorable badge that Dana Carey designed for this?  As Carrie points out we … Continue reading

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Looking ahead – 2014

  The first two days of the bright, sparkling New Year has been about catching up with dear friends.  I love it when I hop on Facebook for a few minutes only to have a writer friend or two pop … Continue reading

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Christmas Blessings and Best Wishes for 2014

Nga mihi o te Kirihimete ki a koe  (Christmas geetings to you. It comes but once a year and wherever you are no doubt you will be celebrating it in some form or another.  For some it’s the finishing of school or business … Continue reading

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Holiday Post

  Hi! I’m back.    Yep I guess you gathered that by now.  What a lovely holiday we had.  We spent the first five days with my young brother and his ever-growing family of four boys out near the Gold Coast … Continue reading

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International Dot Day – 15 September 2013

Today is International Dot Day, based on Peter H. Reynolds book, The Dot.  It will be celebrated all week-long. Children from 82 countries have signed up to participate in this week’s many activities.  They will be using their imaginations and creativity to make their … Continue reading

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Thoughts and Quotes in life and writing!

“The winds and waves are always on the side of the ablest navigators.”         -by Edward Gibbon “If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer.  Let him step to the … Continue reading

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No April Fool Joke!

Hi everyone!   Hope you had or are having, a wonderful Easter break.  We had a wonderful time down country, about 3 hours drive away at a Jazz Festival and market day.  Lots of wonderful activities for kids, music, singing, and … Continue reading

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In Sickness and in Laughter

Sorry my blog has been a bit quiet of late.  Over three weeks ago I came down with a very bad case of glandular fever.  Not only swallow, sore throat, but nauseous, high temperature and dragging my feet.  I ended … Continue reading

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Wow! I haven’t done one of these for awhile, so I thought I would as September for me this year (unlike the previous two years), has been a wonderfully happy month.  Not only is it that lovely spring time of … Continue reading

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Tribute to an Iconic Writing Treasure

At or around 11am on Saturday the 11th August a Reading Aloud Tribute in honour of Margaret Mahy, a New Zealand writing treasure of children’s and young adult stories, who recently passed away, is being held across the country here … Continue reading

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