Think of a question you would like to ask the author Alex Brown, her latest book is The Wish.


Send a question to karensworld.writer@yahoo.com

Alex will pick the best question at the end of the month and answer a few from myself in the author spotlight.



I was sent this as a review copy for an honest post about the magazine.  I was so pleased as this is really very good with such a varied content that it will appeal to everybody, well almost everybody lol. I liked the way the writing is nice and clear on all the pages so you can see it all, I really do not like it when it is almost the same colour as the back ground. Lots of bright coloured pictures that just make you feel happy.

From stories to articles this really does cover an awful lot so this is so worth the money, you can also read it on-line as well. I think it will be a magazine that you keep so you can refer back to things that appear in it, so very handy to keep on your coffee table.

I was very surprised at that stat: it takes 10 litres of water to make one sheet of paper!

So many interesting articles, I really love this magazine and they are running a very good offer at the moment.

Buy 5 magazines for £5 and have them delivered to your door, click this link to go straight to the offer. This is an offer by the magazine and has nothing to do with myself, apart from the fact that I will be signing up for the offer as well.

Happy reading



I started reading this last night so am now holding my eyelids up with sticks, I really want to carry on reading all day but Nanny duties are calling. This starts of really happy and all about a want to be author but going by the blurb this is going to get interesting, not sure how yet but I am really enjoying this.

Happy reading everyone


I had a super time with Freddie the other day, such simple things make it a brilliant day out. We caught the bus by his house and went into town, this was his first time on a bus and he really could not understand why there was not any seat belts, I think he asked why about 20 times! When we got on another bus to my house he held on and was wrapped round my arm, he has only ever known seat belts all the time so he could not get his head round it and then he realised that coaches have seat belts so why not buses?

I think an ice cream was needed after that traumatic ride lol. We went to Missy Moo’s the ice cream parlour which was lovely and cool in there as the temperature has risen lots again here in Kent. They have a big TV on the wall so we watched a bit of Nemo while we ate our ice cream. Freddie likes the blue bubblegum flavour and it was enormous I really did not think he would eat it all but all that was left was about an inch of melted ice cream in the bottom of the glass.


Next stop was a couple of shops in town but I did not realise there would be a bouncy tunnel there so we stopped and had a play on that for a good half an hour, the man said keep going so that is what Freddie did. lol It wore me out watching him running from one end to the other.

Very good value for £2

After the shops we went to my house for a chilled afternoon, well it was supposed to be chilled but I ended up trying to build a Lego set, I’m sure the pictures could be made easier to follow! He enjoyed himself so that’s the main thing and I bet he slept well that night.



Part 3 of my Dating World


The internet has a lot to answer for as the way we live our lives has changed rapidly over the last twenty years, especially dating and meeting people.  I jumped on the bandwagon at the beginning and got myself a computer and did a course to learn how to use it, then went on to teach others.

Dating sites have evolved like everything else but I did find the first ones like Face Party so much fun and then you would chat to people on MSN. No fees or form filling and you got to meet so many great people and yes of course you had the “show us your tits” ones but you just ignored them.  It was fun then as everyone was learning in fact I am still friends with some I met years ago.

Everything now is governed by security and form filling but I must admit they do get somethings wrong, like telling you never to put your correct date of birth but then every dating site wants that so never believe their age guys. Never put your full name or surname in your email addy, you know this by now yes? Protect yourself until you have met and got to know them before you give out any details.

Dating sites now want you to pay to get your messages, should you pay or just go to a free site. I would go for a free dating site as why would you line someone else’s pocket when you do not know what you are getting!

I wanted a site that would match me happy with someone so how do you pick which one to go with? If they have a sub-title like single parents, retired, or Christian then go for the one that suits you the most so long as it is free. When you get to searching then filter your results to exactly what you would like as if you are looking for a ripe banana you wouldn’t pick a lemon.

Read through everything the person has put on their profile, some do lie so pick something that appeals to you, for example their taste in music then you can start the conversation of about that. This will also let you know if they are telling the truth and it is a good ice breaker as if you can chat about music then you can go onto other topics. I like to have a good conversation with people before I meet them as if you are stuck in silence on the first meet then that’s not good and you have put yourself through all that for nothing. I find a lot of blokes don’t fill in their profiles so just ask them to as they are there for a reason, to match people up. One last thing, make sure you see a picture of them so you know who you are looking for when you meet, I once knew a girl who got talking to a bloke at the bar when she first walked in and got a drink then spent half an hour with him before someone came up to her and said are you here to meet Tony, she then looked to the person she was talking to and he said his name was Peter!

Happy free dating