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Rome Coliseum, Italy #travel #history

I felt like stepping back in time and scrolled through some of my photos from previous trips. Rome caught my eye, so my photos today are of the coliseum. Although we’d visited Rome before, we’d only seen the coliseum as we drove past. On this visit I was determined to venture inside. The thing that fascinated me was the huge scale of the place. You’ll see in some of the following photos that...

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Crunchy Lemon Muffins

After a solid week of edits, I've decided to have a lazy weekend. I've just made a batch of one of my favorite muffins and thought I'd share the recipe with you. It's taken from New Zealander Alison Holst's Marvellous Muffins recipe book, and it's one I make often. 2...

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Handbag Security

This might seem a random topic to blog about, but last week, not far from where I live, a woman was killed during a handbag robbery. Most women carry their lives in their handbag. I know I'm guilty of carrying way more stuff than I need. I thought a refresher of some...

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Yes! We Have No Bananas!

Thirteen Things about BANANAS I had no idea what I was doing for my TT this week. I thought about it while eating my porridge. I glanced around my kitchen and my gaze lit on it--inspiration in the form of one lonely banana. I hereby dedicate my TT to the humble...

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Goals, Motivation and Conflict

A good romance needs conflict to make it memorable. Our characters need motivation and goals, otherwise why are we bothering? For a beginner writer, conflict is often a difficult thing to grasp. It's more than mere bickering. The turning point for me came when I read...

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All Things Shopping

Thirteen Things about SHOPPING 1. In ancient times, there was no money. People bartered or traded goods, that they had produced themselves. 2. In the past, customers were served by the shopkeeper, who would retrieve all the goods on their shopping list. Shops would...

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Relationships.

Thirteen Things about RELATIONSHIPS This week I read about a British couple who have recently celebrated eighty years of marriage. I think this is amazing. Their story inspired me to search for ways to make a marriage last through the years. 1. Spend at least 10...

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