BOOKSHELVES

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So how do you feel about coloured co-ordinated book shelves?

It really appeals to me and I would love to do it BUT then all the authors would be all over the place and I like all the authors together.

What to do?

Not sure about the diagonal idea but do agree with the fairy lights round bookshelves where ever they are.

Must say I am not into the little figures people have with the books, can’t really see the point but I guess it’s a bit like my little houses along the fireplace, each to their own.

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PODCASTS FOR THE BEGINNERS!

This post will apply to the many that have maybe heard about podcasts but know nothing about them, I am in this group and I am thinking most of my friends would have no idea how to listen, what to listen to, the price and where you get them from.  I was reading a blog this morning  From Roses by Rebecca, which you can find here

What a good find as I then clicked on one of the posts about the podcasts that she likes. They sounded really good so I then clicked on one of those and it took me to subscribe but the best bit is that they all do not cost you anything so you subscribe and listen to what ever you want.  While typing this I am listening to Glamour magazine, I am actually feeling very proud of myself.  Why have I never looked into podcasts before, I guess we all think it is a bit scary.  The choice is amazing and covers everything you could think of, so let’s get listening, you can use headphones if you want but as I live alone I just listen through iPad or mac but if you are out then you can listen from your phone. I am full of information today lol.

I read a lot of blogs via Bloglovin as they have every topic you could think of, again very easy to use.

I do keep thinking about audio books but they appear to be a bit expensive as in about £10 a month but I did find this app yesterday which does look interesting and a good deal but the prices are in $ so I have asked for the £ version, will keep you informed.

 

I feel like I have had a very productive few days, being in bed is good for some things!

YOSHI.CO.UK

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I stumbled across this website and just had to share it with you all, how amazing are these bags, I so want one.  They are a bit expensive but hey christmas is coming!

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The purse and the travel holder are great so I am going to treat myself to the cream travel pass holder, I like all the cream ones the best.   Which do you like best?

 

AUGUST 2017

August, where has the year gone?  Nothing really accomplished and now I’m recovering from having a tooth out as I had an acute infection in the gum, I had forgotten how really horrible an extraction is and it hasn’t got rid of the pain yet so I have taken to my bed and seem to be sleeping loads but at least I can’t feel the pain when asleep.

Summer appears to have got lost, I know we all said we needed rain for the garden but this is ridiculous!

While I was writing about parts of my life I remembered about going to Jersey, Channel island and have got lots of good memories so it has prompted me to want to go there for a writing holiday in September.  I am at the moment researching guest houses and airbnb places, I think I will take my car and drive down to Poole and get the ferry over as then I can travel round the island.  If you have any recommendations then please let me know, I am trying to do this on a very limited budget so need all the help I can get.

Happy holidays x

WHAT I AM READING NOW

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I cannot put this book down, it is so good, you just have no idea what is going to happen next or how it will all turn out.  Lisa Gardner is a brilliant author and I am not surprised that this book is in the Sunday Times bestseller list.  I can’t wait to go to bed and start reading again and I know I don’t have to get up in the morning so I will probably fall asleep reading!

 

FAMILY AFFAIR

I took some family who are over from Australia to The Grand Hotel in Folkestone, Kent for a superb cream tea.  They sat us in the best window seat with glorious views over The Leas’s towards France.  As usual the scones were huge and delicious, the tea always tastes better from a tea-pot, the service is wonderful and the ambiance of this hotel is what makes you want to go back again and again.

I feel like we have a very modern family as it is my children’s father and his wife that are here visiting and staying with my girls.  Myself and Jodie decided on The Grand as I keep telling her how nice it is.  The conversation flowed with lots of laughs, his wife Elaine is a lovely person and gets on with everyone, one of the grandchildren described her as being ‘very funny.’  It is nice to see him connecting with all his grandchildren as some he had never seen before, so a wonderful afternoon was had by all of us.  I feel it is such a shame that some families let the bitterness destroy any happy times together as it is always the children that miss out.

 

 

FOLKESTONE SEAFOOD

When you buy seafood in Folkestone then you know it is fresh as if you get there at the right tide time you can see it all being taken off the boats.  There is nothing better than fresh, whether you cook it plain or in a recipe you can taste the flavours.  I often buy a mixture and make a seafood paella one of my favourite dishes.

Nothing better than a plate of cockles or what ever you prefer sitting looking out to sea. Or looking at our lady of Folkestone with The Harbour Arm in the back ground, I like the end part of the Arm as that is where the Champagne Bar is, well you have to be sociable and taste it….everytime you go there!

This picture I took really came out well and looks very mediterranean with the palms so you would never think it was taken in Folkestone at Sunny Sands!  Giving myself a pat on the back as I really think my photography is coming along.

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