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Do You Hoard?

A news item caught my attention last night. On 31 July 2006 the Reserve Bank of New Zealand introduced some new coins. The 5c coin was made obselete, and they resized the 10, 20 and 50 cent pieces. I forget how many million coins they put into circulation at this...

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Body Parts

I’ve been researching body language recently. It’s a fascinating subject, and I’ve learned all sorts of interesting things. The Definitive Book of Body Language by Barbara Pease has a section on the things men and women first notice about prospective partners. Butt,...

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Do You Do It In Public?

Ah, that made you look. Sorry if I've disappointed you, but I'm actually talking about reading - do you read romances in public? I used to do a lot of reading while I traveled via bus or train to work. I'll admit that although I'd read a romance, I'd pick one off my...

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Writing and Writer’s Tools

I have a selection of interesting posts and info today. The first is a link to Holt Uncensored that talks about ten mistakes writers make. This post makes for interesting reading and serves as a good reminder of the basics. For those of you who like gadgets, Paperback...

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Fingers, Butter and Choices

Mr. Munro is on the injured list at the moment. He jammed his finger in a shipping container after a fumigation yesterday and is feeling miserable. He has to go for x-rays tomorrow but meanwhile has it strapped and the doctors have given him drugs. I feel so sorry for...

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Love Scenes: Risque Business!

I've just finished reading a book by a fairly well-known author. The writing was solid. The characterization good. The dialogue made me chuckle in a few places, and then I reached the love scenes... Most of the love scenes took place on horseback. Now I've ridden a...

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A Reason to Diet

Last week I taped a travel show because hubby and I are considering where we might visit next and some of the destinations looked interesting. Singleton in Australia is one of the places they visited. It's in the Hunter Valley of New South Wales and is known for the...

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Books, Reading Challenges and Moms

I saw the Mom song at Leah Braemel's blog last week and had to post it here because it made me laugh. Early in January I posted about the Book Challenges I intended to do for this year. They've stalled a little because I'm judging a contest and need to read those...

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Country Boy or City Sophistication?

So this track was playing on my iPod while Scotty and I wandered at our old-dog pace around the reserve this morning. It made me start thinking. Possibly a bad thing, but follow along... I'm a country girl at heart, and my husband also grew up on a farm. The farming...

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