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WEDDINGS AND TEARS

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The sun was shining in the UK today for the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, with the whole world watching this fairy story that has caught in people’s hearts. The service was different but very good as it all revolved about love, the love that has embraced these two with the world following. Bishop Michael Curry’s words were full of love, uniting the world to heal and bring happiness to the world all over.

I love the way everyone looked so relaxed compared to what other state occasions have looked like, I feel sure this is due to the love that explodes out of Harry and Meghan. Tonight they attend a celebration with a select 200 family and friends, I would just love to be a fly on the wall.

I am not sure why weddings make some people cry, I get very emotional especially when you see so much love between two people and I feel like I have missed out in ever finding my soul mate.

There were many faces in the guests that we all knew but one that really stands out for all the wrong reasons was Victoria Beckham, her dress was such a dark navy it looked almost black! Does that woman ever smile? David looked so happy, mixing and chatting with people such a shame she does not follow him.

I wish them both a future full of happiness and laughter and hopefully a few children lol.

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FLOWERS FROM PRESTIGE

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These flowers that I received from Prestige flowers, it was from their Cancer research bouquets are still going. The lilies are smelling so good and it drifts through the whole flat. These are definitely worth buying as they last so long.

https://flowershop.cancerresearchuk.org/flowers

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MAY 2018 – SO MUCH NEWS!

WEATHER

Tuesday 1st May, what a change in the weather, we had rain for over 12 hours yesterday with flooding, trees down, lost electricity, people being swept off piers by huge waves and even beach huts ending up in the sea! Today the sun is shining, a blue sky temperature up a few degrees and they predict a hot bank holiday weekend, hope I have not spoken too soon! img_1238

BIRTHDAYS

I have two birthdays at the weekend, Alfie will be 10 and Izzy 15 It only seems like yesterday that Alfie was born, I need to make the most of him coming to stay as they get to about 14 then hobbies, school and friends take precedent over spending a weekend with your Nan.

CAMPER NEWS

I may take Peaches (the cat) out in the camper one day as I have got her such a cool playpen type thing for her to go outside.

I cannot wait to see what she thinks about that, it folds up really small and for £14.99 I was very pleased, well done Amazon.

We have two bank holiday Mondays this month so that’s great for some workers as they get a long weekend. Also its half term towards the end and that will mean a week away in the camper with family and friends. Really looking forward to that, I do enjoy it when you get everything set up and stay a few days so you can really relax and enjoy everything. I have got a solar charger for my phone so will be trying that out and I want to see how long the leisure battery lasts when using things normally, I may invest in solar panels on roof if needed and when I have saved for them.

BOOKS

I have two book reviews coming out this week then May and June are busy with books so ‘do not disturb as reading’ will be applied a lot. At the moment I am reading The wisdom of Sally red shoes by Ruth Hogan, who wrote the best seller The keeper of lost things, last year. This was a review copy from Netgalley, I am about half way through but will tell you more in the review on publishing day the 3rd May. I am actually having to turn books down at the moment, just so many good ones plus the other promotions and reviews that need doing.

COMPETITIONS

The Sarah & Duck show at The Leas Cliff Hall finished yesterday with the winner watching the show, blog post to come about that. Click on the link above to see the shows that are coming up, some exciting times for Folkestone.

The Old English Company are running a competition now that you can see here also the details are on my blog and website. So many goods on their website again a blog post will be coming about what I buy.fullsizeoutput_164b

FLOWERS

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My flowers from Prestige Flowers are looking great and filling the flat with gorgeous perfumes. It would be great if you could have a constant display of fresh flowers all the time, even in the summer when I get some from the garden I am toyed with do I leave them so the garden looks pretty or bring them indoors. I try to do both and plant more cut flower types every year.IMG_1462

WEBSITES

So many changes coming up for sites to adhere to, I have just up-dated mine so the SSL encryption is enabled, this means that the ‘s’ has been added to the address as in https://karensworld-writer.co.uk so my site is secure. Soon Google will put up a message saying the site is not secure when you click on it if you have not got this.

https://blog.karensworld-writer.co.uk

Also the new data laws are changing, you are probably experiencing lots of emails where sites are up-dating their policies. I will be doing this as well in the coming weeks.

MY WORLD

As I am running competitions now there will be a newsletter in the coming weeks and I plan to do Author Question Time ( If any authors want to be involved then let me know here.) and giveaways, wow I hear you say. Now I really don’t want you to miss any of this so the best way is to follow me, it’s really easy just click here and fill in your email address in the box.fullsizeoutput_1667

You will then get ALL the news and gossip without missing anything. We all know Facebook is changing so you will NOT see all my posts if you follow on there or any other social media platforms. It would be great to get to know all you followers as that is what keeps me going. You can also follow me at my website here and fill in your email address at the bottom of every page as it is all the same, there are also some different pages all about My World.

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Before you ask about the Food Reviews, yes I am still doing those as they are so popular with you and I have a few new places that I will be visiting in Folkestone in the next weeks and letting you know all about them.

So what do you think?

You can comment on any post, in my guest book on website or social media or email me at karensworld.writer@yahoo.com

Enjoy May everyone

 

 

CANCER RESEARCH FLOWERS

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The big C appears to be affecting so many friends and families of the people we know so I always try to do things to help the research and fund-raising. You can order these flowers from here: https://flowershop.cancerresearchuk.org/flowershttps://flowershop.cancerresearchuk.org/flowers

Not only is 25% donated to research but you also get free delivery which is always a huge bonus I find when ordering.

I was honored to help in promoting these cancer research flowers and gifts for Prestige Flowers. The first thing I always like about this company is their standard of packing and delivery, first class in my view. The flowers are wrapped and kept moist for their journey so you know they are going to be fresh when the person receives them. The delivery is always on-time exactly when you want it to be delivered. Considering there was a vase and teddy included with these flowers, most would be delighted to be sent them to brighten their day and make them feel really special.

This plant food I think makes the flowers last longer than the liquid ones you can get, this is powder and you get a lot in this sachet, I had more than enough for two vases.

The teddy called Charlie was bigger than the ones I have seen before so he made a nice companion for Harry.

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The vase was very simple but elegant and really matched the flowers, I can imagine it being used over the years for the flowers from your garden.

Roses and Lily’s are two of my favourite flowers and they were pink my best colour, I could have cried when I received them as they really were gorgeous. The perfume from the lily’s can be smelt all through my flat and I have the roses in my bedroom to look at.

Prestige Flowers have really gone above and beyond this time as I adore it all.

Let us hope they bring some sunshine to people’s lives who are having a bit of a rough time at the moment or even just to say thinking of you.

There are so many different types and collections at Prestige Flowers that I am sure you will find exactly what you are looking for.

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Spa gifts from £28

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Wonderful looking baskets from £25

 

Then all the different flowers and combinations. Order your today from here.

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MY GARDEN

I just love the summer, don’t you?

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I have slowly been having a sort out in the garden as many things have lost their colour or rotted, the bin was full last week! The tulips are looking great, many spread about all round the garden, how clever of me, I did not even know I had done that LOL.

I also got round to painting the gate, I think I have had the paint sitting in a cupboard for about two years, I don’t like to rush! I am pleased with the grey colour though, I just need something bright and colourful to hang on it now.

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I got these three crates during the winter so gave them a coat of paint while I was in the mood and the paint was out. I could sit down and do these so that was better for my back. I brightened them up by doing the insides pink. The plan for them is, one for all my camera accessories for taking flat-lay pictures, one for painting stuff for when I am away in the camper and no plans yet for the third one.

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I do need to touch up the grey at the top of one of them, I get a bit impatient waiting for the paint to dry.

I can feel a trip to the garden centre coming on as need to fill some pots so they are all looking nice and colourful.

What are your favourite flowers? Mine is freesia’s, roses, carnations and lilies.

 

FRIDAY AT LAST

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How has your week been?

Mine has been very different as I have my granddaughter living with me for a little while so she has the lounge with the sofa bed as her little bed sit and I have my bedroom, which is my little bed sit. She works at two jobs so is not here very much but it is hard to get used to someone here and not worrying about them if they are not home and at 20 she is not used to telling someone where she is. Kara has been very unlucky in the boy friends she has picked so is getting herself out of debt and sorting her life out, then when she has saved a deposit she can then move into a room to rent near her work.

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The new neighbour will be moving in soon and I have made sure they will be very quiet by telling the landlord about a friend of mine who was interested in renting the flat and it has all worked out really well as they get on so she is beginning to pack. I had a lovely bunch of flowers from Helen as a thank you.

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The beginning of the week my friend Sheila popped in to see me and I got some lovely tulips from her, did you know that if you put a 2p coin in the vase of water it will keep the tulips up-right instead of bending over. It works every time.

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I have been reading Jo Jo Moyes, Still Me this week, it is very good and nice to read about Lou Clark again and what she has been up to since Will died, that’s from the book and film, Me before you.

The clocks go forward this weekend so it will be nice to have light evenings again, Easter is very early this year as Good Friday is the 1st April. It definitely won’t be warm enough for any camping yet so the holidays will just consist of days out for the grandchildren. Our weather has been very different this year with some nice days and then some really cold snow days and they have even said we might get more snow during easter. My bulbs have not come through or flowered yet so I have put some pansies in pots to give the garden a bit of colour. A very quiet weekend planned with just reading and writing involved for myself.

What have you got planned?

MOTHER’S DAY 2018

This is a special Mother’s Day post.

Sam poem

The above poem my son Sam did for me when he was about ten and I have treasured it. It is so nice when you go through an old box and find the treasures that you have saved.

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The following poems are from a very talented lady Ananya Haldar who lives in America, I have posted about one of her poems before so I asked her if she would kindly do some for today and luckily she said yes. Thank you Ananya.
“For the Best Mum”
Mum, I struggle to find the words to say what I want to express to you today.
I’ve had ups and I’ve had downs,
You’ve heard me laugh
and you’ve seen me frown.
Through it all you’re always there
showing me how much you care.
I think of sacrifices you made
and I hope you’re proud
of the child you raised.
I want to make sure that you knew
I know it wasn’t easy for you.
I love you, Mum,
Happy Mother’s Day to you!
Ananya Haldar 2018
That was my favourite one.
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“A Sophisticated Woman”
She’s a sophisticated woman
who uses credit cards,
throws charity balls
and attends seminars.
She faithfully lectures
at the university and
writes letters to her MP.
She’s admired for great achievements
while caring for three children,
having dinner on the table
each evening at six.
In the office at seven
for a conference call,
and does all she is able.
Who is there to see that
though they call her “Auntie,”
She is actually the neighbour
who was there when Mum died?
She saw a need and
does what she can
to help them along.
Happy Mother’s Day to a mum –
who didn’t have to be one!
Ananya Haldar 2018
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“Small Wishes”
I know how you wanted
to keep me there
but you let me go
for that was my choice.
You asked how long
I would be gone
the last time I
heard your voice.
Holidays are celebrated
while I’m away,
Seasons pass and
still I stay.
I have goals, Mum,
I have plans
but my wish for now
is to take your hand;
to eat together
and feel your touch
and to walk together
would mean so much.
I’m coming home, Mum
Please welcome your son
My absence is grievous,
and I cling to small wishes.
Ananya Haldar 2018
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This poem is one of mine, seeing all these wonderful words has made me think of many more so that is what I will be doing this afternoon.

 

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I really hope you enjoyed reading these words, have a wonderful day everyone.

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