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Gift Ideas for the Avid Readers in Your Life

Looking for some fun gift ideas for the avid readers in your life? Good news. You've come to the right place. I've teamed up with some fellow authors to share our picks for the perfect gifts (in a variety of price ranges!) for readers to cozy up with. The only other thing they'll need is a great book. Without further ado, here is our roundup of the top gift ideas for readers: Huhuhero Fineliner...

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ANZAC Biscuits: A Taste of Kiwi

New Zealanders and Australians celebrated ANZAC day today – the day where we remember our fallen soldiers, and in particular, the soldiers who lost their lives at Gallipoli during World War One. At this time of the year I like to bake a batch of ANZAC biscuits. It’s...

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The Story of the Wedding Dress

The white wedding dress made with silk and lace is a twentieth century tradition, and the cynical among us might say that those who work in the wedding industry have embraced the elaborate white gown for commercial reasons. In past centuries, couples would wear their...

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Thirteen Fad Diets to Try – or Not!

A few nights ago one of the news items on television was about the new tube diet that is sweeping America. It sounded pretty gross to me, but it did give me an idea for this weeks Thursday Thirteen. Thirteen Fad Diets 1. Grapefruit diet – a low-carb diet featuring...

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A Passage to India

  Just a quick post today since I have important writing stuff to do. During our visit to Mahabalipuram, in Northern Tamil Nadu, India hubby and I were wandering around the various temples taking photos. We came across this group of students who were also...

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Hot Cross Buns

Every Easter my mother used to make hot cross buns. I remember them being delicious and much better than the purchased ones. This year I decided to try making my own. They turned out quite well although it was a very labor intensive business. Here’s the recipe I used,...

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A Visit to the Barber

During our visit to India, hubby used to visit the local barbers for a shave. Most of the guys traveling with us did, and they all used to rave about the great shaves they received. Shaving seems quite a social occasion in India. We’d walk into the barber shop, and if...

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