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.

 

BOOK SALE AT THE WORKS

6 BOOKS FOR £10 PICK UP IN SHOP OR DELIVERY

https://www.theworks.co.uk/c/multibuys/6-for-10/fiction-books?pageSize=200&page=1&orderBy=7

What a selection with over 300 books to choose from, they really do some good deals at The Works now and with so much choice, I like their craft section in fact I really like the shop and can never leave without buying something.  I also like that they deliver but also you or your ‘shopper’ can pick up from the shop all with no charge.

 

You can now call me Crafty Karen!  Not sure if any of it will be any good but I am giving it a go. 

SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORM LINKS WHERE YOU CAN FIND ME!

Authors and bloggers social media platforms.

There are so many media platforms for authors and bloggers now that it makes it harder to decide which ones to connect to.  If you can link them altogether so you only have to make one post that will automatically go to all sites then that is the best plan.

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Be lovely to see you pop by and follow me. x

CUTE IDEAS FOR THE GARDEN

There are so many ideas on Pinterest about everything but I particularly like the unusual things for the garden.  I have a similar wishing well so putting cactus plants on top I really like, I will try to get ones that have flowers to give it a bit of colour.

These bunnies are so cute, I do have a little hedgehog hanging on one flower-pot but these are even prettier.

I so want one of these to hang on my back gate, I love the ideas that people think up, I do wish my brain would work like that, some would say it doesn’t work at all now! lol  Even when younger I could never think of what costumes the children could wear for dress up events, I would just go completely blank but I guess we are all different.

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This I want to do in the garden, just need to find an old gate preferably one that someone is chucking out as on the for sale sites they want about £20 and I cannot justify that just to put in the garden for a plant tp grow up it.

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Very simple this one as the tubs are only about £5 and if you can build your trellis from odd bits of wood then it is a cheap idea, you could also do different size tubs for a bit of variety for your vegetables.

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You can see all my Pinterest boards at:

https://uk.pinterest.com/Kaarensworld/

 

 

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

Websitehttp://www.laurabarnardbooks.co.uk/

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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.