Words matter


Words matter

“Who is going to guard us?”  This is deer hunting weekend in Wisconsin.  Our oldest daughter and my husband go hunting and my role is to babysit.  The hunters were going out the door and the 4 and 8-year-old were up and playing.  I was still getting dressed for the day.  My sister and our dog were still asleep. The grandkids were playing in the front room and asked their mom as she was heading out the door “Who is going to guard us?”

Words matter. Maybe a 4 and 8-year-old need guarding or a referee rather than a babysitter!  I remember asking one of the about their “Child care” and their response was “We do to Day care.  We are cared for during the day while mom and dad are at work.”  Words matter.  One must be precise when you are talking to children.  They are concrete…

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Review + #Giveaway: Gray Hawk of Terrapin 

Stuffed Shelves


Hey guys!! I’m teaming up with Prodigy Gold Books to organise a giveaway for Gray Hawk of Terrapin. This was an amazing book that I read and really enjoyed. You’ll find a short review here and there’s the giveaway link at the end. Make sure to enter it for a chance to win a paperback copy of this book.

An e-ARC of this book was given to me by the publisher in exchange for a honest review.

Author: Moss Whelan 

Genre: YA, Fantasy

Publisher: Prodigy Gold Books

Publication Date: 23rd January, 2018

Pages: 320



“You must be strong in the face of the fear. You must live as though it doesn’t exist. Because it will ask you to. And you must not. Give it an inch and it will take everything. It is the masters of illusion and will stop at nothing to obtain your slavery.”


Melanie Fraser also known…

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Let Me Ask You A Question – 11/21/17


Take a few moments to think before answering and then…Let me ask you a question:

If you stand on the sidelines and watch someone die, are you partially responsible for their death if you make no effort to help?

Let Me Ask You A Question – 11/20/17


Take a few moments to think before answering and then…Let me ask you a question:

What is you favorite movie quote?

Be kind to Each Other – You are all Beautiful.

Pain Pals

Our house is feeling slightly more stressed than normal, and that is down to upcoming mock exams.  The loBe kindvely girl is in year 11 at school and will be taking her GCSE esams next summer – and this is the first year of the new exams  to be graded 1 – 9 with a new syllabus.  I’m not sure how widespread the stress is on a national level, but in her school the homework is being piled upon the girls as the teachers seem a little unsure of what to expect, and a meeting was held with the girls as so many of them are showing signs of extreme stress.  I know that some of the parents are also adding to the problems with pressure to revise and one is not allowing her daughter out of the house other than to go to school.

Apparently these anxiety levels are…

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Infographic: Who was the AL MVP on each day of the 2017 season?

Archived Innings

Here’s an interesting infographic released by MLB.com.  We know now that the season MVP award winner for the American League was Jose Altuve (while Giancarlo Stanton won the National League honor).  But as we know, in the world of baseball, it is difficult to remain the best of the best consistently over the course of the 162-game season (or more, if your team gets into the post-season).  Here’s MLB.com’s take on who the AL MVP actually was on each individual day of the season.




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Let Me Ask You A Question – 11/18/17


Take a few moments to think before answering and then…Let me ask you a question:

What does it mean to live a good life?

Days of Gratitude #13

S C Richmond

A friend started the 30 days of gratitude challenge and I thought it was a wonderful idea. You should stop by and check her poetry out she is an amazing poet.

So it’d be really nice if anyone would like to join in. It just gently reminds us that we have a lot to be thankful for, even on those days that it really doesn’t feel like it.

Day 13 = What abilities are you grateful for?

The ability to write, without a doubt, it has opened up a whole new challenging world to me. I have learnt so much and made some wonderful friends along the way. It really has enriched my life and given me a purpose. Also knowing that long after I’m gone that I have left something behind for everyone to enjoy (hopefully).

Meet Alex Price.

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P like pube… A to Z Challenge

Cyranny's cove


I am not disdainful. It is a feeling I very rarely feel. I think three of the only things that make me gag, are

  • Blood vessels and everything that has to do with the vascular system (I’m ok with blood, as long as it is not my own!)
  • Aquamation. One word: Yuck!! I will not explain this, Google it, if you are curious…
  • The smell of a certain meal, one of the office’s security guards seems to fancy. A LOT. He is of Haitian descent,  and I am guessing it is a fish dish, but I just can’t put my finger on that smell (ohhh and I wouldn’t put a finger on the food itself either)… I’ve smelt weird scents in my life, but that one, my brain just can’t process…

No. Pubic hairs aren’t on my official list of gross things. I don’t mind them as long as they…

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