Monday, 9 June 2014

NEWSFLASH - Books and Birds

Years back I used to do a monthly NEWSFLASH update on life. The idea was started by another blogger, Jeff. I haven't used the concept in ages, but thought I'd give it a go again. :-) I'm changing one thing - I'm bunching up categories.

Nature Entertainment Wise words Spirit Family Lessons Art Smiles Health

Nature and Entertainment

The biggest entertainment this Spring has been the birds. We have at least four sparrows nesting in our roof as well as two crow families on either side of us. And then there's that very tame seagull, who keeps hoping for a snack...

Our garden is never quiet!

Wise words and Spirit 

My wise words always come from another blogger. This time I'm quoting the great queen of Blog4Peace, Mimi.This is from her gorgeous post, "What I Know About Love."

"Sometimes love comes to unravel us.
Let it."


Not much to update. We all have the flu at the moment. Beyond coughing, sniffing and groaning we're enjoying a lovely warm sunny June as much as we can. 

Lessons and Art 

This past week I published a small book of poems. It's a simple book, made mostly so that those friends who like my poems will stop nagging. ;-) The longest part, and most fun, was creating black and white art to go along with the poems. Here's an example...

  This is Corrie, our little wild crow friend, from one of her baby photos...

 Smiles and Health

Biggest smile this month is also book related. I had a fantastic review of my book, First Light.You can find the entire review on So Bookalicious. Here's a small quote:

You know the feeling when you’ve only read a couple of pages of a book and you think “this book will blow away my mind”? That’s the exact feeling I had when I read FirstLight. 
This book made me feel overwhelmed at times in a good way because of its complexity. Michelle Frost is a master in developing plotlines....


  1. Hey, CONGRATULATIONS on the poetry book! The cover is gorgeous! And the black-and-white artwork of Corrie is also gorgeous! :-D

  2. Thanks amel :))

    It's really just for fun, not a serious book. The art was GREAT fun! I loved doing it. Computer art I love, because if you make a mistake you can just click Undo. Wish painting had that feature when I was at art college! LOL ;-)

  3. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHH...true about computer art! :-D And you sure are one artistic lady, that's for sure!

  4. Awesome. It is like deja vu all over again. ;)



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