Category Archives: Blogs

“Half Way and End of Month post”

“What is Life? It is the flash of a firefly in the night.  It is the breath of a buffalo in the wintertime.  It is the little shadow which runs across the grass and loses itself in the sunset.”  Anonymous … Continue reading

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“A walk with me in Aotearoa” part 6

Well hope you all had a wonderful Easter break!  I know I sure did.  After one of our crappiest summers ever, this past Easter weekend was one of a kind.  Beautifully hot, clear blue sky and a very light breeze … Continue reading

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Phyllis’s Adventure in Kiwiland.

*Yawn* Arrrr what a brill sleep.  Morning Bro, morning Sis! Had to leave real early this morning, and take Diane’s hubby to work then on to a garage as the car was due for a warrant, so we waited and … Continue reading

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She Made It!!!

Yes that cute little traveller finally made it down under yesterday afternoon.  Unfortunately I was working so I picked her up late afternoon, and luckily today have time off work to show her around my lovely city.  If you haven’t … Continue reading

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How could I Forget!

I raced downstairs this morning and popped myself in front of my laptop for an hour of checking and answering emails, visiting blogs and reworking my latest picture book manuscript, before my hubby and I ventured out for our usual … Continue reading

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I am one lucky bunny lately, with winning prizes and now awards, and it’s only just the first week of March! Earlier this year I received the prestigious “Kreativ Blog” award from that handsome young dude over on “This Kid … Continue reading

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The “Liebster Award”

A big Thankyou goes to Debbie LaCroix  A lovely Mum of 2 who awarded me the Liebster Blog  Award.  Just click on her name to visit her blog. “Liebster  is a German word, meaning dearest or beloved, but it can … Continue reading

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“Comment Challenge”

Ohhhh yes! If you thought I have already bitten off more than I can chew, think again!   It should be really fun, all I have to do is comment on five new blogs each day for 21 days. The theory … Continue reading

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“My Mission”…..

Okay! So my mission over the next 12 months, since I chose to accept it, is to write 12 manuscripts over 12 months. This is a challenge that I have signed up for on Julie Hedlund’s blog. These will be … Continue reading

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Happy New Year

Happy New Year! to everyone and I hope you are looking forward to a bright future in both your personal and writing world. Looking back over 2011 I can honestly say it has been one of ups and downs, certainly … Continue reading

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