Sunday, 26 June 2016

Just a Quickie Today!!


I am just coming down to earth after the EU referendum results were declared last Friday.
The United Kingdom, as a whole, voted to stop being a member of the European Union.  Now we have our country back I feel we can breathe again.

I said 'as a whole' because as you probably know Scotland voted to remain. Therefore I guess we will have to wait and see what happens next.

Yesterday there was a tea party at out social club in honour of the Queen's Birthday. It was very nice and the committee did a wonderful job setting up the hall and laying out a superb spread.

Apart from that, I haven't anything to tell you except that I was intervied by Cheryl Holloway for her blog page. I would be very grateful if you would swing by her site and check it out. It would also be wonderful if you left a comment or two  Simply follow the link shown in red and enjoy. Interview

I will get back to you asap

Meanwhile have a great day wherever you are.

Cheers!
Chink! Chink!





Friday, 17 June 2016

Scottish Borders Book Festival.

It is that time of the year again -

 The Borders Book Festival is up and running until Sunday 19th June.


The Book Festival, which is held in the gardens of Harmony House in pretty town on Melrose in the Scottish Borders, is a very popular event. There are numerous big name authors there either giving talks or workshops. If you have never been, then you have certainly missed out.

Over the years The Festival has grown in size to include a street market in the road outside the grounds. There is also other events taking place in a field opposite the gardens.

The Festival has a shop where copies of books, signed by the author, can be bought, Over the last few years copies of my books have been on sale and I am delighted to tell you that every copy of my books were sold last year.

Paperback copies of my books are there again this year and can be obtained for only £5 each.

So if you are in the area and would like a signed copy of my novels, pop into the grounds and take your pick. You can even enjoy a coffee while you are there.


 £5                                                                 £5                                                            £5


 Have a great day wherever you are!

Cheers!





Saturday, 21 May 2016

A Quiet Week!

Hi there  Just thought I would stop by and let you know that I am still around.

Things have been very quiet here over the last week or so. Therefore, I'm afraid I haven't anything fantastic to tell you.

Not that I am complaining about how smooth everything has been running. Far from it. But I'm sure you will agree that it is nice to be knocked off your feet once in a while - as long as we are able to stand up again... you get my drift.

Anyway, as I said things have been a tiny bit boring. We haven't been anywhere, done anything or seen anyone. But you never know, things could change over the weekend - after all, I could win the lottery - though I'm sure that isn't going to happen.

My friend is doing great after falling over and breaking her hip. You will recall that happened in the car park after our trip to Newcastle. Now we are both looking forward to another trip to the wonderful city only this time, we will try not to break anything!

Yesterday I had a chap come to try to move some of the gravel on our drive to another part of the garden. I don't know how we have so much of the stuff. I can only imagine that we were the last call the day it was delivered so they dropped it all off to save going back to the depot. If you can imagine Brighton Beach, then you have a fair idea of what our drive looked like.

On the other hand, perhaps that's where it all came from! Maybe the council down there thought they had too much and have started dropping it off on various drives around the country. Though I have to say, they would have had to travel a few hundred miles to bring it all the way here. Sorry Brighton Council, only joking. If you are a regular follower of my blog, then you will be aware that I spout a great deal of rubbish.

Anyway, I have to say the chap did a good job and it looks a great deal better. Even the area of the garden where he dumped it and raked it smooth looks good.

My latest novel, Murder on Tyneside, is coming on - slowly. However, the fact that it is coming on at all has to be good. It has taken me quite a long time to get started on my writing again, so bear with me and I will let you know when I have finished writing and am sending it to my publisher. Then I shall expect you all to have your fingers crossed that he will like it enough to publish. The novel is set on the quayside in Newcastle-on-Tyne, so if any of you know the area, you will recognise the various places mentioned.

Divorcees.Biz



Meanwhile, I would like to promote my novel Divorcees.Biz this week. As from today it is only 99c or 99p to download. The offer lasts for one week, so if you are looking for a fun read then get yourself a copy and enjoy the story of four divorced ladies who suddenly decide to set up their own online dating agency with an office in London's Mayfair.

I am sure you will enjoy the antics the ladies get up to during the story.

If you would like yo pass on the link to any of your book loving friends, then I would be very grateful. It can be very difficult getting the word out there. And if anyone has read it, please let me know what you think.

I think that is all for the moment.

Have a great day, folks,

Cheers!!
Chink! Chink!

Friday, 13 May 2016

A Quick Reminder!

The Trojan Project


Just in case anyone has forgotten, The Trojan Project is now on special offer!

A copy of this conspiracy thriller can be download this week for only 99c/99p depending on what part of the world you are in.

If you haven't already read this book then now is the time to grab a copy. Simply follow the link: 

      and check it out for yourself.

The Trojan Project



Hope you are all having a great day!

Cheers

Chink! Chink!

(You will need a glass or two with this chilling read)





Tuesday, 10 May 2016

Keeping in Touch and a Whole lot More!

I am sorry I haven't been around lately, but things haven't been going my way. Perhaps I should rephrase that and say Things haven't been going our way!

My husband has been in hospital again. I say again, as he does have many health issues. However, I am delighted to be able to say that after a week in our local General Hospital, he seems to have pulled around and has been discharged. Nevertheless, as you can imagine, it has been a worrying time for us both.

On a brighter note I have say we have been having some lovely weather lately. No doubt it will revert back to the norm very soon, but we are enjoying it while it lasts.

Everything else is much the same. The elections in Scotland have been and gone and I am sure the whole world will know the outcome by now. I do hope there can be some harmony for the next few years.

The next election will be one for the whole of the United Kingdom to take part. Whether we stay or leave the EU is a very important issue for our country and it must be taken seriously by us all.

I will vote to Leave. No one will change my mind on that. This is a good, strong country. Therefore I don't think we should be talked down to by unelected bureaucrats. However, that is not the only reason I will vote Leave. I cannot bring myself to vote to give our country away after all those brave men and women fought and died to keep it free only for later governments to give away. I know it will be difficult. However I do think that if we all pulled together, we could make this country great once again.

But that is just me and my opinion. I cannot, nor will I try to tell you where to place your cross on June 23rd. That is your decision.

Everyone has a vote and you must all think hard about what is going on and vote for what you truly believe is best for Great Britain. Because, despite everything, this is still a free Democratic country.

Okay, lecture over.

Now I am going to tell you that on Thursday 12th May, my novel -
The Trojan Project will be on a promotion. It will be reduced to 99c/99p for one week. If you haven'y read this conspiracy thriller already, then check it out on Thursday at this bargain price.

I hope you are having some great weather wherever you are.

Cheers!!

Chink! Chink!




Thursday, 21 April 2016

Rave Reviews Book Club Blog Talk Radio! UPDATE!

A quick update to let you know that the interview is over. However if you missed it yet feel you would like to hear it, then you can log into the link below and scroll down a little before clicking on the relevant interview.

I have to say that I needed a glass of wine at the end. Quite honestly, I think I might have made a better job of it if I'd had a quick sip before I went on air.

Cheers all - have a great day!!


I just had to share this piece of news with you all.

Today I am to be interviewed on Rave Reviews Blog Talk Radio. I still haven't got over the surprise or should I say shock? I am not a one for public speaking. I think my books would have been more widely known if I had been able to push myself forward more.

Anyway the interview take place at 11AM CST/5PM UK time If you feel you might like to listen in then simply follow the link: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/ravereviewsbookclub

The interview will be about what inspired me to write The Trojan Project and I gather it goes on for 30 minutes

I am told that if you can join in the conversation on Twitter by using the hashtag #RRBCBringOnTheSpotlight
If you do decide to listen, then I hope you will be able to understand my Tyneside accent.

Meanwhile, I am going to lie down in a darkened room before I have to pull myself together and get on air

Cheers!

Chink! Chink!





Tuesday, 19 April 2016

Creativia Publishing- UPDATED

UPDATE!!

Proving that it is still very hectic at Creativia Publishing, I have a  New update!
My new blurb for Divorcees.Biz has now been added to the Website. Why not pop over there and take a look.

http://www.creativia.org/light-hearted-romantic-comedy-divorceesbiz.html 

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Things have been very hectic at Creativia Publishing - my publisher.

They have been updating their website and asking all their authors to write new book blurbs, Biographies and Blogs. As you can imaging, this has put me in a spin because as you know I am not one for thinking quickly - well not any more. I seem to need a little time to get used to what I have to do or write. I liken it to getting into a swimming pool. I always lower myself into the water gently rather than hurl myself into the water

Anyway, I have made a start and now my new biography is up there on show and this is the link that will take you there to have a look.


This second link will take to you the new blurb I have written for The Trojan Project. You won't find this on the back of the books, at least I don't think you will. To the best of my knowledge this is only for the Website. Anyway, I would be delighted if you would take a look.


You would also be doing me a big big favour, by clicking on each of the links as I am told the more clicks the better - something to do with search engines and the like. Let me know what you think!!

(You also might like to take a look at some of the other authors while you are there. And if you are a writer, you might even like to get in touch with Creativia yourself.)

In the middle of all that, I am still progressing with my new novel, Murder on Tyneside. It is still very much in the early stages, but it is coming on and that has to be good. I only hope my publisher likes it when I do finally get it finished.
 I think that is all for the moment, as I must shoot off and do some ironing. Boring, I know. But it still has to be done... sometime!

Have a great day, wherever you are

Cheers!!
Chink! Chink!



Wednesday, 16 March 2016

The West Wing!

Okay, I can hear you. You are telling me that I have watched this series until it has come streaming from my eyebrows. And you are so right. I have! I could probably tell you everything you possibly want to know about the series.

Do you know why? Because it is the best series that was ever made. You will have guessed that I have just come to the end of the whole thing - yet again. But you must also realise that I wouldn't be watching it time and time again if it was useless. I have watched a number of programmes on TV that I think are useless, but I won't mention them here.

But The West Wing is great! Just in case you missed it, I will say that again... The whole series is brilliant and I was so disappointed that they didn't carry on with Matt Santos as President - even a few episodes with him as President would have been wonderful. To see Josh and Donna settle into their new jobs... well I can't tell you what that would have meant to me. I am sure a few other million people would have enjoyed it, too.

But it was not to be, so I will continue to watch the original series over and over again. Sad, you might think. But no it isn't. When you look at what is on TV today, then you must appreciate why I enjoy The West Wing time after time.

Okay, I am going to shut up now. But if anyone disagrees with me, then I would love to hear from you.

Meanwhile, I thought we were going to enjoy some lovely springlike weather up here in the Borders. But, apart from Monday, it seems it is not to be. Overcast yesterday and today. What happened? Did someone out there put a dampener on our weather?

Well I think that is all for the moment.

Enjoy your day, whatever you are doing as you only get one crack at it. Tomorrow is a whole new day, new challenges, new ideas and most likely
new problems.... sometimes I think it is best to stick with what we have got.

Cheers!


Chink! Chink!