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A Stroll Up a Dormant Volcano #Adventure2019

The city of Auckland is built on and around a field of volcanoes, which I think accounts for my fascination with volcanoes. One day, I will use volcanoes in a romance. Somehow. I’ve been lucky enough to see most of our New Zealand volcanoes, including the more active ones farther south of Auckland. (White Island, Ruapehu, Ngauruhoe, Tongariro) On one memorable trip we visited an active volcano...

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13 Things to do with Ghosts and Ghost Hunters

I’m thrilled to welcome Sky Purington, author of The Victorian Lure, a paranormal/time-travel/historical blend to my blog today. Since the hero of Sky’s book is a ghost hunter, I asked her to tell us a little about ghosts and ghost hunters today. Over to Sky. 13...

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A Visit to Petrified Forest

One of the things I enjoy about visiting National Parks in the US is their diversity. Each is very different. Petrified Forest is in the Painted Desert, Arizona. The public are able to wander through a landscape full of large petrified logs and tree stumps. Scientists...

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13 Benefits of the Public Library

My introduction to libraries came at a young age, and I haven’t looked back. I spend hours in the library, so it’s a worthy topic for a TT. Thirteen Benefits of the Public Library 1. It’s free. Anything free is good. 2. A library houses books and gives away...

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A Dose of Cute Animals

Since I’m deep in edit territory I thought I’d give you cute today with some of the animal photos I’ve taken over the years. “Hey, what are you staring at?” “Aw, why can’t I have a more modern style?” “Who are you calling baldy? Have you looked in the mirror lately?”...

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13 Interesting Facts About Whiskey

During the winter my mind often turns to whiskey. It’s my standby fix for winter ailments. Whenever I get a cold—or sometimes when it’s cold and miserable—hubby will make a hot toddy consisting of whiskey, lemon juice, hot water and honey. Delicious! Thirteen Factoids...

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Shelley’s Tip for Lazy Zips

I love my jeans. During summer I enjoy wearing shorts. Unfortunately most of my jeans and shorts end up with the same problem—a zip that keeps falling down. The last thing anyone needs is to walk into a room with their zip at low mast. Who knows what people will see?...

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