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MONDAYS

Second week of August already, I feel sorry for the people holidaying in Britain as even though it is not cold we have had a lot of rain with weather alerts for this week again. The grandchildren keep asking when are we going to the beach or outdoor swimming pool or the fountains and I keep saying there is no sun and if there is some sun it does not last long.  I am sure they would go anyway but it’s just not as enjoyable for the adults sitting shivering on the beach.

I have been very productive today though as written two book reviews on all my sites, it would be so much easier if I just copy and past them all but I feel a bit awful if I don’t write something a bit different.  I can understand now why authors are always asking for reviews as many readers just do not bother.

REVIEWING TIPS

What ever you think of the book then write it.                                                                             It can be as long or as short as you want it to be.                                                                         You can do it in sentences or bullet points.                                                                                     Authors love to get feedback from their readers and will often connect with them on social media.

WHERE TO REVIEW

Authors Facebook or Twitter                                                                                                               Goodreads  http://goodreads.com                                                                                                       Amazon http://amazon.co.uk                                                                                                               Google+                                                                                                                                                     Pinterest, I have made a board about books I have read.

So there are many ways we can all support our wonderful writers that we have now and the ones that are just publishing their first book would be so happy to receive some feedback from their readers.

I hope that makes it a bit less daunting for some and to be honest before I started blogging I never even thought about writing a review.

I am just about to start my next book which is by Carol Wyer, I am looking forward to this as it is another one in the series about DI Robyn Carter.

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I am looking after Alfie in a couple of weeks for a long weekend, he is crazy for Minecraft and very clever at it.  So we are going to read all about Pixelville by Daniel Riding which is a new book that was released last month, I will then get Alfie to review it as well as myself.

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I guess I had better go and do some gardening before the weeds take over everywhere, I would much rather be reading or writing though.  I have done a lot of planning for my Jersey trip and decided that I will pop over to Guernsey while I am there as never been there before, so lots to look forward to and I really cannot wait.

 

SIMPLY THE BEST!

What a Christmas, definitely one of the best for a few years as all the family came together for not only Christmas but all the birthdays we had in the week leading up to the 25th.  A super time was had by all especially the children who received everything on their lists and more.   Fun, laughter, food, drink and family it’s a winning combination.

Plus our very own Batman!  Or should I say Kara’s very own Batman. lol

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They all make me feel very special, I love them all so much xx

STRAWBERRY TEA

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Our Strawberry Tea was held last Wednesday and what a magnificent day the sun shone down on us, in fact some people got too hot! Talking, laughing and children’s chatter was all you could hear and everybody had a wonderful time. Obviously the theme was Strawberries, we even had some strawberry bunting, hand made by Corinne.

20140726-082153 pm-73313309.jpg We had some competitions including how many sweets in the jar and that was won by Jackie with a super guess of 350 the answer was 360, I did check no one cheated and looked up the answers lol

20140726-082248 pm-73368098.jpgThe calories in the cake was a bit harder but in the end it was won by little Jade age 2 with a guess of 4,500 the answer was 4,260 and she won a pair of strawberry tights.

20140726-082323 pm-73403989.jpgThere were so many strawberry themed cakes that we could not eat them all so we shared them out to the businesses that had donated items for the raffle.

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20140726-082431 pm-73471703.jpgThe raffle raised £18 and we had donations from Emma’s Hairdressers in Canterbury Road, the co-op chemist, corner shop and spar all in Blackbull Road, Folkestone, Kent. UK

20140726-082517 pm-73517181.jpgWe had a stall of all things strawberry, it is surprising what you can find once you start looking, Ebay was very useful. There was a bring and buy stall and for the children we had a sweet stall and strawberry ice lollies that they could get for 5p and 10p.

20140726-083412 pm-74052902.jpgAltogether we raised £100.01 and were all pretty pleased with that as there wasn’t a lot that could attend on the day.

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20140726-082638 pm-73598706.jpg A very big thank you to everyone.

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