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Important Recall Notice

I got this from Chris my SIL who lives in Sydney. Thought it worthy of posting here :)


The Maker of all human beings (GOD) is recalling all units manufactured, regardless of make or year, due to a serious defect in the primary and central component of the heart.This is due to a malfunction in the original prototype units code named Adam and Eve, resulting in the reproduction of the same defect in all subsequent units. This defect has been technically termed "Sub-sequential Internal Non-Morality," or more commonly known as S.I.N., as it is primarily expressed.

Some of the symptoms include:
1. Loss of direction
2. Foul vocal emissions
3. Amnesia of origin
4. Lack of peace and joy
5. Selfish or violent behavior
6. Depression or confusion in the mental component
7. Fearfulness
8. Idolatry
9. Rebellion

The Manufacturer, who is neither liable nor at fault for this defect, is providing factory-authorized repair and service free of charge to correct this defect. The Repair Technic…

Friday extract

Not sure if this is a short lived thing but here we go. I figured maybe an unedited extract from whatever I'm working on at the time.

Meet Liam Page. He's an english teacher in a secondary school and the hero of the book with no name cos the only one I have is about 10 sentences long. Even the heroine, Jacqui, thinks he looks like Gerard Butler. Hmmm, I wonder why.

A little about Liam. He is second eldest of five. There's Patrick, him, Niamh, Cayley and Orla. They hale from Belfast - the Protestant side. Liam as he puts it 'fell out with God and isn't on speaking terms with him.' He holds God responsible for the murder of his wife and has vowed to hunt down and kill the men who carried out the slaughter on the mission field.

Anyway.... it's the anniversary of the death of Jacqui's parents in a train crash. She's just come from the memorial service.

Going around the car, he opened the door. “They say that sunsets are magical.”

Jacqui got out, rubbing her …

Recipe Wednesday

Well here's the only response I got. So either I use all mine or this is a very short lived set of posts. This one supplied by Ru, my sister :)

Cacciatore microwave recipe

4x chicken breasts
4tbsp flour
Salt and freshly ground pepper
50g butter
1tbsp oil
Large chopped onion
1 crushed garlic clove
Tin chopped tomatoes
1 tsp sugar
150 ml chicken stock
100g sliced mushrooms
Cooked pasta to serve

1. Toss chicken in seasoned flour.
2. Arrange floured chicken in a casserole. Put aside.
3. Cook butter, oil, onion and garlic covered for five minutes.
4. Add tomatoes, sugar and boiling stock. Cover and cook for five minutes.
5. Pour sauce over chicken. Cover and cook on medium for 20 minutes rearranging chicken half way through.
6. Add mushrooms. Cover and cook on medium for five minutes.
7. Serve with pasta.

Odo finally gets Quark off DS9

and makes a profit


I wanted to change things up a bit here, but despite pleas on FB, yahoo and twitter...nada. Guess I know where I stand, huh.


I'm gonna cancel the hosp appointment. Its tomorrow and def the wrong week to go it you get my drift. It's a waste of my time and theirs. They will only tell me I'm normal again and there is nothing wrong and I'm a woman so I have to put up with it.

No thanks. Been there before.

No one will like it but tough. There cancelled it.

And I'm talking to myself again, aren't I? oh well.

Edge of Goodbye by Mary Eason

Release Day Special offer! 10% off Standing on the Edge of Goodbye by Mary Eason--The latest release from White Rose Publishing--Offer good 13 August 2010 Only. Use Code: NR4843

Matt Stevens is finished with life. Grieving the death of his son, Matt withdraws from humanity, sequestering himself in a mountain cabin far from the reaches of anything human—anything that may remind him of the life he can no longer have…that is until Kate Alexander arrives on his doorstep and begins to strip away the bitterness he carries in his heart.

Running from an abusive ex-husband who tried to murder her, Kate Alexander’s life is turned upside-down. Learning of her grandmother’s death—the only woman who ever believed in her—is almost Kate’s complete undoing, especially when the devastating news comes from a man so lacking in human emotion he may as well be a robot. Yet, Kate is drawn to Matt Stevens in a way she’s never before experienc…


Now if you know anything about me, you know that half the photos on my computer are either sunsets or rainbows. This is the one that just appeared over the houses opposite us. The sky went black and the rain came down in torrents - just like in the song - so much rain there was puddles on the patio in minutes. We lost the satilite signal to the TV lol. Didnt bother me but the kids were like... mummy the TV's not working!
But who wants TV when there's double rainbows to go photograph :)

Guest Author - Mary Manners

Mary's first novel, Mended Heart, comes out on Aug 20th. She took the time to do an interview for me. Here's her answers. My review of her book comes at the end :) 1-Where were you born? I was born in Chicago, IL but have lived in the beautiful foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains of East Tennessee for over 25 years.

2 –If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be? I love where I live. We have a variety of scenery...mountains and rivers. The people are very friendly and the traffic’s not too bad.

3 - What is the funniest thing that ever happened to you or you witnessed that made you laugh so hard you couldn’t catch your breath? I was in Cracker Barrel with my husband a year or so ago. He bent over to look at something on a lower shelf and his shorts ripped along the length of the seam. The sound alone was funny enough, but his reaction was priceless! He has a great sense of humor. We still laugh about it.

4 - What hidden talent do you possess outs…

The clock in the side bar

Please note the clock on the side bar has been removed! I do NOT consider the company who made it posting on every blog post I make telling me to change the colour of the clock a very nice thing to do.

I liked the clock yellow. I wanted to leave it yellow - not caring if it CLASHED WITH MY BACKGROUND!!!! Last time I checked this was my blog. I think.

So therefore, they lose and I removed the clock.

You know there isn't even a contact us button on their website else I would have made a quiet complaint and not a public one. Please note I haven't named them - but they know who they are.

If I find another one somewhere I may use that instead.

And its gone

Synopsis done. And all send off to the editor. More waiting...

But while you wait. On Monday we have Mary Manners right here with an interview and a little about her forthcoming release Mended Hearts.

done in three days

A record even for me. Saving Christmas is just under 8k and complete :) Feed back from my readers is good :)

if only i could find a bible text for the top of page one i'd be a happy bunny but I can't.

as if i didn't have enough stories in my head

Yesterday I get an idea for another one. A short christmas story. Course it'll be way too late for this year but oh well. I'm writing it anyway while Dawn sits.

And speaking of Dawn - Jeremiah decided not only did he want a title and a new surname, he wants to be called Gabriel instead! Good job I havent' submitted this one yet isn't it! Just think how confuddled Donna will be now when I send her the new version. No more Mr Jeremiah Anderson, but Lord Gabriel Tyler instead.

Mind you, that does have a nice ring to it.

A Child Loaned

"I'll lend you for a while a child of mine," He said.
"For you to love the while he lives and mourn for when he's dead.
It may be six or seven years, or twenty-two or three,
But will you, till I call him back, take care of him for me?
He'll bring his charms to gladden you, and should his stay be brief,
You'll have his lovely memories as solace for your grief."

"I cannot promise he will stay; since all from earth return,
But there are lessons taught down there I want this child to learn.
I've looked the wide world over in My search for teachers true
And from the throngs that crowd life's lanes I have chosen you.
Now will you give him all your love, not think the labor vain,
Nor hate Me when I come to call to take him back again?"

"I fancied that I heard them say, "Dear Lord, Thy will be done!
For all the joy Thy child shall bring, the risk of grief we run.
We'll shelter him with tenderness, we'll love him while we may,
And for th…