International Women’s Day 2014

Every year a powerful theme drives the goals for the year of the International Women’s Day. 2014 Theme: INSPIRING CHANGE From the IWD Home Page ~”Women’s equality has made positive gains but the world is still unequal. International Women’s Day celebrates the social, political and economic achievements of women while focusing world attention on areas requiringContinue reading “International Women’s Day 2014”


It’s that time of year again! The fabulous August McLaughlin, had an idea three years ago that continues to blossom … just like a woman! It’s the Beauty of a Woman BlogFest. Everyone who joins in the celebration, blogs on the same day about aspects of beauty we women share. All the links are onContinue reading “BEAUTY OF A WOMAN 2014~Hear us ROAR!”

Taking Root In Provence – France Book Tours

It’s always a pleasure to have friends drop by the blog! The multi-talented Anne-Marie Simons and her husband Oscar, who is … hold your breath, ladies … an expert on Provençal cooking, paid a visit here last June. They  shared their experience of retiring and relocating from the States to Aix-En-Provence in the south of France.Continue reading “Taking Root In Provence – France Book Tours”

Not just one, but TWO promises …

2013 Theme: THE GENDER AGENDA: GAINING MOMENTUM “Over time and distance, the equal rights of women have progressed. We celebrate the achievements of women while remaining vigilant and tenacious for further sustainable change. There is global momentum for championing women’s equality.” Here’s the first promise: To help accomplish this simple task today … right nowContinue reading “Not just one, but TWO promises …”

Beautiful and Brave – tattoo follow-up

Last week I posted about the stunning tattoo that covered a woman’s mastectomy scars. As I mentioned in that post, I had been unable to track down any real information about the photo. Well, I don’t need to remind you that the internet can be a wonderful place. One of my readers forwarded my postContinue reading “Beautiful and Brave – tattoo follow-up”

Pinch me!

If it’s Friday, it must be France … Ooops – I’m late again  – I know it’s Saturday, but we have company and I’m attempting to sneak this post in while still being a somewhat gracious hostess. Good thing we have understanding friends who realize writing and blogging are  consuming my life  somewhat distracting at times. WhatContinue reading “Pinch me!”

Hey girls – want to play hockey?

I am such a fan of the Canadian Women’s Foundation! A public foundation, it consists of committed supporters, donors and volunteers across the country and diligent, enthusiastic staff workers that passionately believe in the importance of social change. In the simplest terms, CWF invests in programs that move women and girls out of violence, outContinue reading “Hey girls – want to play hockey?”

Nicky Wells is rockin’ the blog!

Author Nicky Wells has beamed herself over from the UK to pay a visit to my blog today.  Like the rock stars she writes about, Nicky is on tour! There is much to celebrate with the current release of Sophie’s Turn by her new publisher Sapphire Star. A romantic comedy, this is the first volumeContinue reading “Nicky Wells is rockin’ the blog!”

Oct. 11 – International Day of The Girl

Last December, the United Nations’ General Assembly officially designated October 11 as the International Day of The Girl. This Thursday, Canada and nations around the world will focus on raising awareness of the particular challenges that girls face and implement plans to take action. Girls will be recognized as powerful agents of change and asContinue reading “Oct. 11 – International Day of The Girl”

On to the next event …

We’ve exchanged whines for wine in our home today! Woohooooo!  I’ve climbed out the trench that has been my workplace for the past few weeks as I worked on the developmental edit of my new novel, The Promise of Provence. My long-suffering husband is discovering I am capable of more than muted one-syllable responses andContinue reading “On to the next event …”