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Sleep and Tips for Getting a Good Night of Rest #sleep

Humans spend one third of their lives sleeping, and recent research suggests that we’re sleeping one to two hours less per night on average. I watched a British documentary on sleep this week and found it interesting. As I get older, I find I have more trouble sleeping, and I’m not alone. Sleep problems are common among all ages. Instead of sleeping, we watch television, play with our phones,...

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Delicious Orange Muffins

This is a new recipe that I tried this week. It comes from The Best of Annabel Langbein, Great Food For Busy Lives. The muffins have an intense orange flavor and would be perfect for a breakfast or brunch. They're unusual because the entire orange, including peel, is...

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How To Write a Love Letter

I came across a book called Good Old Fashioned Advice by Michael Powell. It includes a section on the proper way to write a love letter. It’s a dying art, but one I think is very romantic because it demonstrates thought and takes an effort when these days it’s far...

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Travel: Lifou, Loyalty Islands

Lifou, which is part of the Loyalty Islands, is a beautiful spot with lots of greenery. The snorkelling is very good here too, although access is down a very rickety and slippery wooden ladder. Once onshore, we walked up a hill to the old chapel on the headland. It...

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A Doggie Treat On Hot Days

During the hotter summer days we make our puppy an iceblock. It not only keeps her cool but also helps keep her amused if we have to leave her alone for a few hours. You have no idea how much mischief one puppy can get up to if they're left to their own devices!! To...

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Thirteen Haunted Inns of Britain

The last time I visited my local library a book called Haunted Inns of Britain & Ireland by Richard Jones caught my eye. It’s full of info about ghosts and haunting, and I found it fascinating. I’ve even visited a couple of the pubs. A list of Thirteen Haunted Pubs 1....

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Writing the Paranormal Series Arc with Rosalie Lario

Today, I'd like to welcome author, Rosalie Lario. She's celebrating the release of a new paranormal romance called For Love of An Angel. Today Rosalie is talking about story arcs, and I'm really looking forward to your comments. Over to Rosalie... First off, I’d like...

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