Spend a few minutes in Aix-En-Provence…

If it’s Friday, it must be France … Today I’m fantasizing about the beautiful, historical centre of Aix-En-Provence, since the main character in my new novel is hanging out there at the moment. I’m curious to see what’s going to play out there for her so can’t stay on the blog too long … That’sContinue reading “Spend a few minutes in Aix-En-Provence…”

The party’s at Bridgette’s …

Okay, a few weeks ago I promised I was only going to post on my blog twice a week and since then I’ve broken that promise several times. I’m sorry … I’m a big believer in promises so this does not make me feel good. With your permission I’ll retract that promise and simply sayContinue reading “The party’s at Bridgette’s …”

Girlfriendology – celebrating International Women’s Day!

Continuing with my celebration of some extraordinarily ordinary women in honour of International Women’s Day on Thursday, March 8th, let me introduce you to a girlfriend extraordinaire – Debba Haupert!  As well as her impressive professional career, her bio describes her as a “wife, sister, daughter, neighbor, pet lover/owner, marathon walker, crafter, traveler, and girlfriend”. When she’sContinue reading “Girlfriendology – celebrating International Women’s Day!”

Friday … somewhat belated …

If it’s Friday, it must be France … except this week it isn’t. In fact, this week I’m kind of all over the map – so please bear with me! First of all, I’ve had an amazing week visiting on the serenely beautiful 47-foot sailboat my friend, Nancy J. Nicholson, and her family call homeContinue reading “Friday … somewhat belated …”

Let’s talk soup – afloat!

While I’m over floating about on Nancy Nicholson’s 47-foot sailboat, s/v Fawkes this week, she popped by here to share some of her fabulous soup recipes. Making meals in the galley of a boat as it cruises from island to island calls for creativity and a bit of luck when it comes to finding ingredients. NancyContinue reading “Let’s talk soup – afloat!”

Living the dream … afloat!

Okay, this is going to be fun! As you’ve heard me mention before, in July/August 2011 I took Kristen Lamb’s blogging to build a brand course with about 40 writers/bloggers. Without exaggeration, every writer should take this course … find out when her next class will be … it will be the best $40.00 you ever spentContinue reading “Living the dream … afloat!”

You’re beautiful, just the way you are …

Beauty of a Woman Blogfest Posted on February 9, 2012 Today’s post is a contribution to August McLaughlin’s Beauty of a Woman Blogfest. Be sure to visit her always powerful blog on Friday, February 10th to read posts from all over the blogosphere. About the only thing that comes to us without effort is old age. — GloriaContinue reading “You’re beautiful, just the way you are …”


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Choopy’s Cupcakes and Coffee Shop

If it’s Friday, it must be France … I love success stories, don’t you? The reason I’m a little late posting this is because I took a few hours this evening to watch the movie The Help with my DH. As well as being an important and well-told story,  author Kathryn Stockett’s backstory about writingContinue reading “Choopy’s Cupcakes and Coffee Shop”

10 Random Facts

10 Random Facts There’s a quirky little game of tag going around the blogging community right now, and I’ve been poked by the lovely Linda Burke (@LBurkeWriter)N from my #Wana711 blogging class. (Which was presented to us by Social Media Goddess and mighty fine lady, Kristen Lamb.) To play, you simply need to be taggedContinue reading “10 Random Facts”