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Almost the Kitchen Sink…Examining Handbags

I met two girlfriends for coffee this week and the subject of handbags came up. I've been thinking about doing a blog post on handbags and their contents for ages so I con...ah, persuaded them to let me photograph what they were carrying in their bags. Note - they...

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A Stroll Through the Past

I've had a bit of a rough week and took myself off to the doctor today. Since I'm not feeling too clever, I thought it was the perfect time to revisit some of my favorite posts from the past. 1. Classic Romance Plots - The secret of writing a great romance is to take...

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Happy Flying

I love this ad and stop to watch it every time it comes on the screen. I love the expressions on the faces of the crew and passengers. At first they seem confused, and then they get into the groove. We flew Pacific Blue when we went to Samoa. It was a good flight, but...

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The Pubs With Expensive Beer

Some of you might have heard the song about the pub with no beer. A pub is a sad place if it runs out of beer, that's for sure. Last night on the news there was a story about a shortage of hops, which is forcing beer prices to skyrocket. A few years ago there was a...

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It’s All About the Fizz

About two weeks ago, my sister told me about this new program she'd started watching on the Living Channel about organizing wardrobes and cleaning. My first thought was "Huh! There's no way I'm getting excited about housework and cleaning!" While our house is...

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Participation v Winning.

These days people place a lot of emphasis on participation. In schools our children are asked to participate and are rewarded for joining in with the sport or activity. Often they receive certificates or rewards for merely participating. What has happened to winning...

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Fear!

Fear--it’s the gut-wrenching anxiety that strikes us all in moments of extreme stress, when our limbs tremble, our face goes pale, and we scream until we’re hoarse. Some people dislike flying, Indiana Jones hates snakes, and I fear fairground rides. I’m sure you know...

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Recipe For A Family

Today I'm participating in a mass blogging! WOW! Women on Writing has gathered a group of blogging buddies to write about family relationships. Why family relationships? We're celebrating the release of Therese Walsh's debut novel today. The Last Will of Moira Leahy:...

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Scootin’ Along

When we were in Phuket the first thing we noticed was the large number of bikes and scooters. They were a very popular mode of transport and it was a common sight to see the entire family--father, mother and two kids--all loaded up on the bike and scootin' off to...

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