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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.

 

LAURA BARNARD COVER REVEAL & GIVEAWAY!

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💜💚💙LAURA BARNARD COVER REVEAL & GIVEAWAY!💜💚💙

How beautiful is this cover of Laura’s latest romantic comedy, Excess Baggage? It’s out on the 23rd and you can pre-order now at:  myBook.to/ExcessBaggageLB   I cannot wait to read this as it sounds very good.

 
Synopsis

Stuck in a dead-end relationship, Erica Bennett finds herself daydreaming of her first holiday romance. She was fifteen, it was exciting, new and full of possibilities…and Jack Lawson was hot as hell. That kind of thing leaves a mark.
So when her friends suggest a girls holiday to Luna Island, it’s exactly what she needs to take her mind off things. What she doesn’t expect is to spot Jack – a much older, hotter version of him – across the hotel lobby.
Their attraction is still there and it isn’t long before sparks fly, but fifteen years is a long time. They aren’t the same people they were back then and besides, it’s only a week, right?
Is it a second chance at something real or will their excess baggage ruin their shot at love after they leave Luna Island?
GIVEAWAY!

Head on over to Laura’s Facebook page to enter her cover reveal giveaway to be in with a chance of winning an ARC of EXCESS BAGGAGE and a £5/$5 Amazon gift card.

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Connect with Laura

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MASQUERADE BALL NOVEMBER 2017

I know November is a few months away but you need to get your tickets now for this amazing masquerade party.

The indie book community is… well, let’s face it, bloody brilliant! And come the end of the year when authors have released their book(s), bloggers have helped promote, and readers have read, wouldn’t it be nice if we could all get together and celebrate yet another fantastic year? Well, we can!
It’s time to dust off those dancing shoes and dress to impress for The End of Year Indie Masquerade Party.  Authors, forget about those book and swag orders, and readers and bloggers forget about those pre-order lists. It’s time to let your hair down and mingle as we celebrate the year of 2017.
Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1868943793373312/

I have always wanted to go to a masquerade ball, how exciting.  On their Facebook page there is also a link for travel, hotels and transport so you have all the information you need at your fingertips.  Also with the new B&B type places to stay on airbnb your stay over will be relatively cheap so more money to spend on your outfit, oh and don’t forget your mask.

 

EASTER SCHOOL HOLIDAY 2017

The grandchildren have had a busy couple of weeks, I love to hear about what they are doing.  Jade celebrated her 15th birthday with one of her presents being another trip to London to see her favourite singer Ollie Murrs with her Mum.

She also spent a day with her pony riding along the beach and a family meal in the local pub which I did manage to go to.

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One of my friends Carol spent a month in Australia visiting her daughter and husband who live on 10 acres of grape vines.  I asked her before she went if she could get me a fridge magnet as I collect them from places I go and bless her she remembered and got me a pink one, I was so pleased with it as forgot when I lived there.

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My eldest daughter got her new hot tub up and running not being able to wait for husband Darren to build pagola so up went the gazebo and it did the job and looked excellent.

Children had far too many eggs but enjoyed the hunts and eating of them.  All back to school tomorrow and that’s another holiday over, next one is the end of  May.

 

 

 

 

HAPPINESS AND SPRING

International day of happiness, are you all happy?

Considering it is the first day of Spring I am not very happy that it is blowing a gale and raining so the good thing about that is all the new plants will get a good watering over the day so I guess that makes me happy.  Do we wake up happy or does something make us happy, do you think we would get blasè about being happy if we were all the time?  Maybe then we would get miserable because we are so happy LOL

My children and grandchildren make me happy all the time everything is going to plan but when it’s not, it’s not!  That is the only fault with having ten grandchildren there always appears to be an issue somewhere but I wouldn’t change them for the world as they are what keep me going and their parents of course.

My other happiness is my garden and the sunshine and if I cannot get it in my garden then trips to Spain make me very happy, not that I do very much over there apart from sunbathing, reading and writing.

What ever makes you happy have a great day. x

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