Category Archives: #Love

A cure for cabin fever, build a cabin.


Originally posted on Doug's Scribbles and Ramblings:
Are you bored from being all cooped up from this awful polar vortex, or maybe you’re still locked down cause of the Wuhan flu? Are you experiencing some cabin fever from all…

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Another View of Wigan to Compare With Orwell’s


Heard of ‘The Road TO Wigan Pier’ by George Orwell, a social study of the north west town of Wigan? Now you can read ‘The Road FROM Wigan Pier’; a true story of one woman’s life in that same town. … Continue reading

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Ex Libris Legatum


Originally posted on Electric Eclectic's Blog:
I first published this post, or a version of it, back in 2015 on my blog, ‘Ramblings from a Writers Mind‘. I share it here today because… well, read on, it is self-elucidating.…

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My View of the Pandemic and Unemployment


As I’ve just turned 75, and my husband is also in his 70s with serious health issues, we are just two of the many elderly and vulnerable people who feel we have to self isolate to protect ourselves. In consequence, … Continue reading

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Author Interview: Michael Bronte


Originally posted on Katalin Patnaik Author Page:
Michael Bronte is the author of nine crime fiction thrillers – all available to buy here. His protagonists are everyday heroes and his stories could happen to anyone; exploring how these ordinary people…

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November Electric Press is now live…


Originally posted on Electric Press:
The November 2020 edition of Electric Press – Literary Insights magazine is now online. Read for FREE, by clicking on the cover image. We welcome contributions and submissions for the next edition of Electric Press…

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A Tea Break with Mrs B: Ellen Read


Originally posted on Mrs B's Book Reviews:
It is a pleasure to warmly welcome Ellen Read to my blog, Mrs B’s Book Reviews for A Tea Break with Mrs B, a short form author interview series. To help celebrate the release of The…

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Love Ever After, Crossing Serbia by Karen J. Mossman


Originally posted on The Magic of Stories:
Amazon & kindle unlimited As I am reviewing all the stories in this anthology, I can’t review mine, so instead, I will tell you little bit about it, and where it came from.…

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Quirky Front Doors


Originally posted on inpursuitofadream.com:
I’ve had a ‘thing’ for pretty front doors for a long time. It all started when I realised that we had actually been living in the house of my dreams for a few years and…

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A Valentine’s Day Poem


Today is Valentine’s Day so here’s a little poem to celebrate it. Not everybody is naturally romantic. Yet, relationships can be loving and fulfilling regardless of that fact. Don’t confuse romance with real love. Despite not being particularly romantic in … Continue reading

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See what youngsters in my local community get up to. I’m proud of you!


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The Mystery of Missing People


Karen J Mossman writes an interesting article about missing people and how their stories have inspired her to write fiction based on the same theme.

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Who Would Want to Teach a Child This Nursery Rhyme?


When my youngest son was two, he could recite every nursery rhyme I knew. So, I visited my local library to find some new ones I could teach him. Although I did find a few more that were suitable, my … Continue reading

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Finding the Holy Grail of writing


Originally posted on Ramblings from a Writer's Mind:
Many, if not all authors know writing is never straight forward; I am not talking about the technical aspects or grammar, but about finding the time to write when your mind…

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Guest Post; Grant Leishman


Originally posted on So where's the snow?:
Grant  (here with his wife, Thess)  As an fellow ex-pat, I was interested to hear about his new life. The booky links are at the bottom for his work! Do you miss…

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An actual account of life in Wigan at the time of George Orwell’s study!


ELIZABETH (ALKER) SMITH 1918 – 2012 – AN ORDINARY WOMAN LIVING IN EXTRAORDINARY TIMES.     During the Great Depression, in the same 1936 year George Orwell was conducting his social study in Wigan, Lancashire,  Elizabeth, just 18, discovered she … Continue reading

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Is Our Obsession With Appearance Ruining Relationships?


Appearance Most of us like to look our best for special occasions, like parties, weddings, and Christmas. We believe our looks dictate how others see us and we’ll sometimes go to extreme lengths to improve our appearance and prevent our … Continue reading

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Mom’s Favorite Reads eMagazine June 2019


Originally posted on Mom's Favorite Reads:
Published today, the June issue of Mom’s Favorite Reads eMagazine, our retro issue! Highlights include: * An exclusive interview with Blue Peter legend Peter Purves * Travel articles about Ireland and Athens *…

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Amazon’s Early Reviewer program: you might get paid a small amount to write an Amazon review — I Love My Kindle


Amazon’s Early Reviewer program: you might get paid a small amount to write an Amazon review Thanks to long time reader and commenter Lady Galaxy for calling my attention to the Amazon’s Early Reviewer program (at AmazonSmile: benefit a non-profit … Continue reading

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