Murder on Tyneside

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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.


Chink! Chink!

Wednesday, 2 March 2016

Member of the Month!

I am just so excited! I have just discovered that I have been nominated Member of the Month (MOM) for March in the wonderful group 'Rave Reviews by Nonnie Jules'.

The idea is that all members rally around and give a big shove to the current member of the month by promoting their books. In turn this will bring the attention of the readers out there to this particular member's work.

I joined the group few months ago and have really enjoyed my time as a member. The idea behind the group, founded by Nonnie Jules, is that the members all help promote each other's work. Believe me, independent authors need all the help they can get. It is a tough world out there with lots of new new books being published every day.

Anyway, I threw myself into the group with gusto! retweeting, sharing, promoting, reading and reviewing other members' work as best I could. I should add that one of the rules is that your reviews are totally honest.

They also run competitions etc. You might recall that I was promoting the RRBC Block Trailer Party a few months ago, where we invited everyone to check out and leave comments on the trailers to the various books on offer. Prizes were given to the most interest comment.

If anyone reading this is a writer, they might like to check out this group for themselves. Simply follow the link above to find out all they do to help their members.

I am following in the footsteps of Maggie Thom, MOM for February. She is a wonderful writer. I thoroughly enjoyed her novel, Captured Lies. So she is a hard act to follow. But I must add, she is only one of the truly great writers in the group.

And I think that is all for the moment.

But before you log off, why not check out the group, after all, it might be just what you are looking for.!


Chink! Chink!