To those of you who celebrate Christmas, I hope you’re having a wonderful festive season. It’s always a hectic time of year for me, with end-of-school-year activities here in New Zealand spiraling straight into Christmas and New Year and summer holidays.
Speaking of summer holidays . . . relaxation – mmmmm . . . reading – mmmmm . . . Which reminds me: my kindle needs a top-up. How’s your e-reader looking? Getting a bit low? Still overflowing but can’t pass up a bargain? Then read on!
50+ Down Under (aka New Zealand and Australian) authors have pulled together an awesome selection of 75+ FREE & 99c ebooks in a range of romance-y genres, all of them available at these great discounts until 30th December.
Serious Bargains to be had here, folks, from some seriously great authors whom I’m proud to work alongside.
So if, like me, you can’t think of a better way to bring in the New Year than curled up with your latest book boyfriend, click on the picture above and go pick him while he’s yours for the taking 😉
Enjoy! And from all of us Down Under – here’s to a healthy, happy 2017 xx
Sorry I’ve been missing in action for so long. If you follow me on Facebook you’ll know it’s been summer holidays down here in New Zealand. And with two kids home from school . . . well, family comes first during December and January.
We holidayed in the west and top of the South Island this year, and hopefully these snaps will give you an idea of why New Zealand is often referred to as Godzone. I fell in love with my beautiful homeland all over again #feelingblessed
This is the magnificent Hokitika Gorge, on the rugged West Coast of New Zealand’s South Island. Isn’t the scenery stunning? It really is a slice of paradise. It was well worth the five minute bush walk from the carpark. #nofilter (As for the sandflies . . . well, they’re stunning in a whole different way :/ ) Read More…
So off we went. Our first tropical holiday in years. Our first ever as a family of four.
We coped with the 5am start. We mostly coped with the first six hours of our seven-and-a-half hour journey, thanks to drugs (for the baby, not us), an in-flight bassinette, and individual in-flight screens which Master Six loved.
Then the baby woke.
If you’re a parent, imagine your child at their very worst. Then imagine holding them in your Read More…
We could all do with a holiday; I know that. But I needed one urgently. I started obsessing about it. If I didn’t get a holiday I’d . . . what? Throw tantrums? (already doing that) Go mad? (already there) Turn axe-murderess? (hmm, now, there’s a thought . . . )
Would it be murder or a holiday? I took the holiday option and booked flights quickly, before my partner or bank manager could disagree. Hell, I didn’t want to be responsible for any wayward axes.
Besides, I’d seen the magic words. CHEAP AIRFARES. I couldn’t resist. It sounded too good Read More…
1 DON’T be casual about departure time. Packing ALWAYS expands to take up all available time + twenty percent.
2 DON’T assume thick black clouds on horizon won’t come your way. They will. Thick black clouds = rain. Rain = misery for five-year-old over-excited campers.
3 DON’T assume swiftly-moving thick black clouds will bypass campsite. They won’t. They’ll just arrive fast. Swiftly-moving thick black clouds = wind + rain. Wind + rain = bad news if erecting tent and minding over-excited five-year-old and fretful baby simultaneously.