The drink. I have been taking this supplement for twenty days now and I must say the orange drink in the morning is easy to make and very refreshing plus I take the required tablets with that as well.

How am I feeling? I am not getting quite so tired and that is a bonus for me as I suffer from Chronic fatigue and P.O.T.S  plus the foggy brain which is a big problem for me has been noticeably better also helping my concentration.  My energy levels have improved so I am able to read or write for a bit longer each day.

So far I am really impressed with these supplements and look forward to the next eleven days when we will see how I am feeling after the month trial.




Last week many authors were praising all the libraries in the country as without them no one would be able to borrow any books meaning that many authors would not get paid for that. Authors only get about 9.03p each book but that mounts up, then they get a cheque once a year. So let’s encourage everyone to go to the library as the more they are used then hopefully the longer they will stay in our town. They are under threat everywhere with councils cutting back on the money they spend on them.


I’m off to the library



It was great starting the New Year with my monthly chat on the radio, Academy FM, all about books, events and the writing group, Write By The Sea.

The normal host Kay was absent with the dreaded bug that has been doing the rounds and appears to take about three weeks for it to go completely. It was great to meet Leanne who is in training and thrown in the deep end but what a great job she did, we had a super time plus she is also a blogger so we will be sharing posts very soon.

I took Hannah R. Palmer along with me and presented her with the certificate for Best book of 2019. The book NUMBER 47 is brilliant so she really deserved this win, also it was her first book so can you imagine how great the next one is going to be.

I also announced how much we had raised for Folkestone MIND, then went on to present them with their cheque later in the day.  Could be a collaboration with them and the writing group later in the year, so that’s very exciting.

Lots of great things to look forward to this year including a big event in April, new premises for the writing group, a book swap, an anthology of our work, summer garden party and lots more.


See you soon


New year, new you!  I’m beginning to get fed up of reading that but January always has us thinking about our weight, wellbeing and which diet to try next.

I’m really liking this picture as the questions are just a bit different. What are your answers going to be?

Here is mine:

Read-Charlie Gallaghers books


Be-More positive

Make-A raised garden for the strawberries




Enjoy-My grandchildren

Watch-Good dramas

Learn-More about WordPress

Cook-More fish

See-Northern lights

Clean out-Cupboards

Dream about-Winning lottery

Add to-My writing

Get rid of-Things I do not use

Be grateful for-My family

Work for-Purpose

Wish for-Good health

Remember-To do weeding



Over the next few months, I will be having guest bloggers writing a piece for this category so if there is anything you would like to know more about then drop me a line and let me know.

This is a very broad topic with some interesting posts on the way. I don’t have time to do as much as I would like to and of course, it depends on how I am feeling. It would be nice to start going to the spiritual church in Hythe again so I may try and do that in the summer.

If I have something bothering me then I do turn to the tarot cards just to see what they are saying or leading me towards. I will include some photos of the different packs that I have collected over the years. These are my favourite ones to work with and I do tend to stick to these.

I did start to collect crystals and I have them all in a display coffee table but I don’t use them anymore. I think all spiritual things are really interesting and I am really looking forward to my guest writers.




What happens when ‘I do’ turns into ‘I don’t know’?

Jeannie always wanted to fall in love, and now she’s finally got the whirlwind romance she dreamed of. Dan’s gorgeous, he’s a successful young vet, and he flew her to New York and proposed on Brooklyn Bridge. Jeannie has to remind herself this is actually her life. It seems too perfect, too magical, to be real. Yet it is.

But now she’s on her way to the wedding she can’t shake off the tight sensation crushing her chest. Is it just nerves . . . or is this all happening a bit too fast?

Jeannie has one last chance to shout, ‘Stop!’ But just as she grabs it, a twist of fate throws everything she knows into the air like confetti. What Jeannie learns about Dan, about her own heart, and about the power of love itself, will change her world forever . . .

IMG_2422.jpgLucy Dillon grew up in Cumbria and read English at Cambridge, then read a lot of magazines as a press assistant in London, then read other people’s manuscripts as a junior fiction editor. She now lives in a village outside Hereford with an old red Range Rover and too many books.

Lucy won the Romantic Novelists’ Association Contemporary Romantic Novel prize in 2015 for A HUNDRED PIECES OF ME, and the Romantic Novel of the Year Award in 2010 for LOST DOGS AND LONELY HEARTS.



Lovely soft romance, my Nan would have loved this book. Lucy is becoming an expert in writing these stories as I think they get better and better. It is nice to read a smooth romance after all the gritty crime. This has some unexpected events that took me by surprise, which I liked. I did get a bit frustrated that they didn’t talk to one another but then that was part of the story. Great ending with a little twist, I really enjoyed reading this and will look for another one of Lucy’s books, she has written a few as you can see in the picture below.














The million-copy bestselling author returns with another breath-taking book …

It’s Livia’s 40th birthday and she’s having the party of a lifetime to make up for the wedding she never had. Everyone she loves will be there except her daughter Marnie, who’s studying abroad. But although Livia loves Marnie, she’s secretly glad she won’t be at the party. She needs to tell Adam something about their daughter but she’s waiting until the party is over so they can have this last happy time together.

Adam wants everything to be perfect for Livia so he’s secretly arranged for Marnie to come home and surprise her on her birthday. During the day, he hears some terrible news. He needs to tell Livia, because how can the party go on? But she’s so happy, so excited – and the guests are about to arrive.

The Dilemma – how far would you go to give someone you love a last few hours of happiness?

One day that will change a family forever, The Dilemma is the breath-taking, heart-breaking new novel from the million-copy-selling, Sunday Times bestseller, B A Paris


B A Paris is the internationally bestselling author of Behind Closed Doors, The Breakdown and Bring Me Back. Having sold over one million copies in the UK alone, she is a New York Times bestseller as well as a number one bestseller on Amazon and iBooks. Her books have sold in 38 territories around the world. Having lived in France for many years, her husband recently moved back to the UK. She has five daughters.
Her fourth novel is out in 2020



Very well written and another best seller for B A Paris, these books just get better and better if that’s possible. All very different and another one you just cannot put down, I’m reading far more books this month as they are so good.

This sort of keeps you asking yourself should he say something with the answer being yes but then sometimes no as well. Heartbreaking at times but then I always had this tiny hope that it would all be ok. Characters work well together with the pace being just right I thought. Really enjoyed reading this.











Three hours is 180 minutes or 10,800 seconds.

It is a morning’s lessons, a dress rehearsal of Macbeth, a snowy trek through the woods.

It is an eternity waiting for news. Or a countdown to something terrible.

It is 180 minutes to discover who you will die for and what men will kill for.

In rural Somerset in the middle of a blizzard, the unthinkable happens: a school is under siege. From the wounded headmaster in the library, unable to help his trapped pupils and staff, to teenage Hannah in love for the first time, to the parents gathering desperate for news, to the 16 year old Syrian refugee trying to rescue his little brother, to the police psychologist who must identify the gunmen, to the students taking refuge in the school theatre, all experience the most intense hours of their lives, where evil and terror are met by courage, love and redemption.

IMG_2422ROSAMUND LUPTON‘s new novel “Three Hours’ is published 9th January 2020.

Her debut novel ‘Sister’, was a BBC Radio 4 “Book at Bedtime”, a Sunday Times and New York Times bestseller, winner of the Strand Magazine critics award and the Richard and Judy Bookclub Readers’ Choice Award. Her next two books ‘Afterwards’ and ‘The Quality of Silence’ were Sunday Times bestsellers. Her books have been published in over thirty languages.


Another bestseller by the very talented Rosamund, again the books get better and better with this one keeping you guessing right up to the end about what happens. I really enjoyed this as to me it was a bit different, also with good unusual characters that worked really well with the story. It also read like it was all in the same time frame so you could imagine what they were going through. Some parts are surprising so it keeps the intense pressure up about what is going to happen. Very well written and I loved it.












Dear Edward by Ann Napolitano

Well, this is something really different, can you imagine being on a plane when it crashed and you are the only survivor but also only a child!

I am loving the way this is written, showing the boys emotions and feelings when actually you have no idea what he would be feeling as this has never happened. I am having trouble putting this down and can’t wait to go to bed so I can read some more. Look out for the review on the 27th of February.


Who loves getting parcels in the post, it just brightens my day up and even more so if it makes my skin feel as good as this did! Nice secure pink package with their delivery time being outstanding especially with the holidays. I couldn’t wait to try this, it certainly looked good.


Jolie very kindly sent me this to try and then review for them. I am all for finding things that are going to make you look better and that are good for your skin. I must admit to having tried a few serums but none that I would actually put on my list to go and buy.

That previous statement is now changing as this I actually loved as it did not feel like a greasy serum, it was more like water with lovely flecks of gold in it. It spreads with ease around your eye area, I can understand why they call it bright eyes as it seems to lift your skin colour, therefore, making the dark under-eye brighter.

I have been using it since the first and I really like it, today I put my make-up over it and it just went on so smoothly. You can purchase this here at Jolie plus you get 10% off by joining their email scheme.


   The bottle looks really elegant on my dressing table, I would think this size bottle would last for about a year as you only need a small amount. I have been doing it morning and night, loving the feel of it as you put it on and then it dries in so quickly so no sticky mess.


So four days later my skin looks better underneath my eyes so I am very pleased with this bright eyes serum. I will continue to use this night and morning and let you know next month how my eye area is looking and feeling.

If you would like to try it yourself pop over to their website here and take a look as they have so many great things to buy. Please do let me know what you thought of it and see you next month with my up-date.


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