Thursday, November 29, 2012

Grab a cuppa and relax a bit. 
I am sure you are so busy this time of year. I have had a bad case of procrastination. I get up each day with good intentions of getting all the little things done. The little things didn’t get done over the long weekend because I was recovering from 19 hours of learning how to do iTunes books. I was told you need to put your WWII book on it. So I did and now I am waiting for them to say yes it is up here is the link or you need to try again. I think it will be your link is... I saw the proof on my iPad. WOW I was so pleased with how it looked. 

I have a friend who home schools his kids I gave him a copy of the book when I first published it. He said it is a great learning tool for a few reasons. First his kids can see Paris France as it looked at the end of the second world war. They can see the cars, speed boats, ships and landmarks. Second what it was like to live on a military base at the end of a war. Third they could see aircraft when it was still fairly new. He is not a big war history person but says he felt this was a neat way for people to view life as young person at the end of a very bad war. This was a new view of the pictures for me. I still wish I knew the people. He loved the fact the ghosts planes show up on some of the pictures. I call them ghosts because they look to be ghosts to me.

Well, I have chatted your ears off. Back to work. I need to get some editing done I have to find an editor.

I suggest indie books from Coffin Hop writers. So have you been adding books to your holiday gift list? Which books are you reading now?

Check out a new friends book too. Also Coffin Hop friends have a book for the holidays to check out.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving and Black Friday

Time to grab your cuppa and visit.

I hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving in America. I hope you enjoy your families and have a great meal. As for me I think this year I will make reservations. Cooking for two and a Vampire corgi it’s hard, and with all the turkey birds being so huge here. If I get a bird it would last a month. I am not a big turkey eater. 

Now how about these Black Friday sales? Hmm. So my son has put my WWII book on sale through the first of the year. All the profits go to him to pay off student loans. The book is all pictures his Grandfather took at the end of WWII while he was stationed in Orly France. Loads of pictures of Paris and aircraft. Many of the Orly base too. Black and white photos taken with gun film are so different looking too. You can see ghosts of aircraft on some of the pictures. The people in the Photos are just interesting to me. I really want to know who they are. What happened to them? I hope they all had a wonderful life full of love. Some of the photos are creepy looking to me. The photos are my sons inheritance from my Dad. I printed them up for my Dad before he passed. Sadly he had no idea who the people were just the dog in the pictures. Well, that's where we get our love of dogs from Dad.  

What am I grateful for this Thanksgiving? My small family who try to take care of me. If you are lucky enough to have a big family hug them and know they try to do be good to you. I am also grateful for my beautiful Princess. She is a funny girl who keeps me smiling even when I am down. The past year has been hard two major surgeries and asthma out of control. I just keep getting up and going I refuse to let health issues get me down for long. I am also very grateful for you who read my work. Time for me to get to work. You need new Ghosts stories from me. I am working away on a Novella of stories for you. 

So I know a group of really well written Indie writers and their books. I would suggest you fill up all your families kindles, iPads, and 
computers with books. If some like paperbacks go get them from a Indie writer. I hope you can pick up my only WWII Photo book, it’s on sale. It would make a lovely gift for a WWII vet or any person who just loves Black and White photography from history. If you want a list of Indie Writers let me know.

Books make great gifts. Are you shopping for books this holiday? 

Monday, November 5, 2012

Guy Fawkes Day

Guy Fawkes Day or as you may know it BonFire night.
Welcome to my Guy Fawkes night. I think I am the only one having this is Southern Arizona. Go Gab a cuppa and enjoy.

This was started to celebrate King James living through the plot to blow up the house of Lords. Now today it’s good fun and reason to have a party for most. In school in England the children are still taught the poems. I have seen a few poems pick the one you like best. Myself I just wish to have fun.

Remember, remember the Fifth of November,
The Gunpowder Treason and Plot,
I know of no reason
Why the Gunpowder Treason
Should ever be forgot.
Guy Fawkes, Guy Fawkes, t'was his intent
To blow up the King and Parli'ment.
Three-score barrels of powder below
To prove old England's overthrow;
By God's providence he was catch'd (or by God's mercy*)
With a dark lantern and burning match.
Holla boys, Holla boys, let the bells ring.
Holloa boys, holloa boys, God save the King!
And what should we do with him? Burn him!


Remember, remember!
    The fifth of November,
    The Gunpowder treason and plot;
    I know of no reason
    Why the Gunpowder treason

    Should ever be forgot!
    Guy Fawkes and his companions
    Did the scheme contrive,
    To blow the King and Parliament
    All up alive.
    Threescore barrels, laid below,
    To prove old England's overthrow.
    But, by God's providence, him they catch,
    With a dark lantern, lighting a match!
    A stick and a stake
    For King James's sake!
    If you won't give me one,
    I'll take two,
    The better for me,
    And the worse for you.
    A rope, a rope, to hang the Pope,
    A penn'orth of cheese to choke him,
    A pint of beer to wash it down,
    And a jolly good fire to burn him.
    Holloa, boys! holloa, boys! make the bells ring!
    Holloa, boys! holloa boys! God save the King!
    Hip, hip, hooor-r-r-ray!

I hope enjoyed my BonFire.