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NICE POSTMAN, LOOK WHAT I GOT!

I do love a new book it feels so good and it is always a privilege to read them before anyone else, makes you feel all special lol.

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I am looking forward to reading this as I loved the previous books about The Hampstead murders that Guy has written, it is nice to read about good old police work and the characters are great.  Due to be published on the 2nd June and my review can be read on publishing day but I must say it sounds really good.  Maybe this time if I try really hard I might get it right about who did the murder…..’really’ I can hear you all saying, lol I do try.

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CATCH UP

I have been catching up writing my reviews everywhere on social media for these two inspiring authors.  I like them both for different reasons, Samantha Tonge for the underlying messages in her story about having a good time and making super memories does not need money, I think people today should remember that when spending time with their loved ones.  Then Julie Wassmer for writing about the area we live in, KENT UK with its many wonderful places including Canterbury and the coast along by Whitstable, I find it so enjoyable reading about them and picturing where the characters are and where they are going.

So now I am onto the next book which is Secrets of the Dead by Carol Wyer!  Sounds good so look out for the review of this one.

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THE NEW BEGINNINGS COFFEE CLUB BY SAMANTHA TONGE – BOOK REVIEW

Published 5th May 2017

This was the first book I had read from Samantha Tonge and it certainly won’t be the last as this was a nice happy relaxing book to read and perfect for your holiday reading.  I loved the characters but the best bit was the message that this book gave out about having fun and creating memories does not cost money.  I thought it was great the way the charecters all blended together and very subtlety most were on the same page with regards loyalty, friendship and supporting one another’s dreams.  This was so well written that I could not put it down and well worth a good ten stars.

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MAY DAY MURDER BY JULIE WASSMER – BOOK REVIEW

Here we have another Whitstable Pearl Mystery which is just as good as the others, this is my final one so I hope Julie writes some more pretty quick.

It was good catching up with Pearl, her mother Dolly and her son Charlie and not forgetting the lovely sounding DCI Mike McGuire.  They all sound so real I keep hoping I might bump into the handsome police detective when I am in Canterbury.

May Day comes but once a year and this one brings an actress returning to her roots to open the May Day festivities but before she can reacquaint with past loves and friends someone decides to murder her.

Can Pearl solve this one before McGuire or will he stick to the rules and work it out for himself?  Secrets and lies are hidden but who will they hurt when out in the open and who had anything to gain by committing this horrible murder on May Day.

Another brilliant story, well written with lots of local items about the brilliant places in Kent.  I again did not guess who did the murder, I could never be a detective, Pearl makes it all sound so easy the way she puts it all together.  Brilliant 5 stars for a great series, I cannot wait for them to make it into a tv series.

AWARENESS WEEK 8TH – 14TH MAY 2017

MENTAL HEALTH    MIND AWARENESS WEEK

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We hear so much now about mental health stats and how more money is needed to fight this rising problem, which is affecting people from any class at any age.  I still think that to get rid of the stigma then the name has to change, MIND AWARENESS is the way forward I think, what do you think?

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They say that one in four will experience some sort of symptom and as this umbrella covers such a huge amount you can see why the number is high.  In an ideal world each person should be assessed by a professional and not just given medication by a GP, I feel tablets are given out to easily and counselling too soon or too late as that can have a detrimental affect on the person at the wrong time making them worse.  I have experienced this so know this to be true.

Do we use the word depression to easily?  Children getting depressed because of their SATS tests at primary school or are they just a little bit worried/scared about doing a test as I am sure we all were if doing a test in class at that age.  Are we just telling them far too much about testing, should it not go on their performance during the year and how they have progressed?

Money is the root of the problem there is just not enough for the NHS to keep up to all new and changing standards, it is obvious that much more money is needed as there are thousands more people now, we are living longer with far less deaths at any age.

I definitely thing that you should prove that you are a resident here with a NI number to receive care or you have to pay for it.

I do not know the answers but it is a growing problem like so many things in the UK.

Stay healthy and happy everybody.

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BIRTHDAYS & FAMILY TIME

The years go by so quickly, before you can blink they have all grown up but will always be in your heart.  It is lovely looking back at the photos that we have so many of now with the smart phones.

Friday Alfie turned 9 it seems like only yesterday I was flying back from Spain for his birth, then today Izzy is 14, definitely makes you feel old.

 

 

A busy weekend with a lovely brunch yesterday prepared by Jodie, so nice for us all to get together.  Then last night there was more partying in the hot tub, I returned home for an evening with a book, lol.

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Cosmo the Elf returned for Alfie’s birthday and my friend Jackie, one of the lovely ladies who lunch made him a new jumper.

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I read about a book called The Durrell’s of Corfu then realised it was a TV program so my Sunday evening is being spent watching the first series on catch-up, I must say it is very good and I think I will read the books as well one day.

I am now on the look out for lots of pretty tea-cups as I saw this on Pinterest and I think it will look great in my garden above a false fire-place.

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Have a great evening and week everyone, still hoping for sunshine here but I guess you can’t have everything.