Notes from a small dog – Snowtime!

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Seeing as it had snowed and it doesn’t happen very often here, I made her take me out for a walk. I didn’t have to try very hard, I have to say…for once, she seemed as eager as me to go out to play.

We have long walks through the fields here. She says the country is all flat and boring. That’s ’cause she has no nose.You should smell this place! So many creatures and things! But we don’t often see many because they usually have loads of places to hide.

Except the ladies who munch. And the cows, of course, though they are inside for the winter now.

But there were birds everywhere…lots of them. Especially robins. Then she squeaked ’cause she’d seen a kestrel…

I had other things to do… exploring and stuff. She wouldn’t let me down the fox hole though, and she flatly refusd to let…

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Smorgasbord Christmas Posts from Your Archives – #Christmas Holiday Wishes – My Christmas Wish by D.G. Kaye

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Another Christmas post from the archives of D.G. Kaye and this time it is to share what Christmas means to her personally.

I’d like to take this time to wish all of my friends here a very Merry Christmas and happy holiday season. Yes, I love saying Merry Christmas, and with the world full of political correctness, just about everything that’s said seems to be getting some sort of scrutinizing, but there are just some phrases that remain a part of us.

I’m not of the Catholic or Christian faith, but since childhood, I was smitten with the magic of Christmas. Sure, I was captivated by the glistening of Christmas lights on the city streets, and I yearned for a Christmas tree to have in my home in all its shining glory, but Christmas time is so much more than lights and presents.

Christmas for me is a time to…

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Guest Author #SallyCronin ~ Grace, a Christmas Story from What’s in a Name?


I am so pleased to feature author Sally Cronin during this Holiday Season. Sally’s generosity in promoting fellow authors on her blog, Smorgasbord Invitation, is well-known, and I am delighted to reciprocate. 
Sally recently released the double-volume of her book, What’s in a Name? available in paper on Amazon UK. 

What's in a Name Vols. 1 & 2 by Sally Cronin

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The e-Book and Volumes 1 & 2 can be purchased separately on Amazon US HERE 

Sally is sharing with us today a lovely Christmas story fromWhat’s in a Name? Volume 1. This story exemplifies the true spirit of the season: love, compassion, and gratitude. 
It was Grace’s fifth birthday and the staff at the council run orphanage had made sure that there was an iced cake for tea and some small wrapped presents beside the plastic yellow plate. The children sat at tables for ten boys and ten girls…

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Rosie’s Review Team #RBRT #Thriller Nothing Bad Happens Here by @NikkiCAuthor #TuesdayBookBlog

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Today’s team review is from Noelle, she blogs here

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Noelle has been reading Nothing Bad Happens Here by Nikki Crutchley

Nothing Bad Happens Here by [Crutchley, Nikki]

This is Nikki Crutchley’s first book, and for an initial outing, it’s pretty darned good.

The story:

A young tourist disappears from Castle Bay, a small tourist town on the east coast of North Island of New Zealand. When her mangled and mauled body is discovered, news crews and journalists descend on the town. Among them is Miller Hatcher, a young magazine writer battling alcoholism, who is sent there by her editor with the promise of a huge splash in the magazine if she can assemble a strong story for the next month’s edition.

Leading the investigation in Castle Bay is Sgt. Kahu Parata, a Maori and twenty-year member of the local constabulary, at least Detective Nicholson and a team of four arrive. Nicholson pushes Parata aside, leaving…

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Word Weaver Writing Contest – WINNER ANNOUNCEMENT UPDATE!

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I’m kicking around an idea, and I’d like your thoughts.

You know how at the Miss America contest they do rounds of winners?

They eliminate a bunch of candidates and narrow the field, eliminate another bunch and then they narrow it down some more…

…until they have only a few contestants onstage waiting to see who won.

Can you see my evil grin?


Well I am doing that, but I am not letting the blog followers and others know that I’m doing it. I chose my group of finalists, and the celebrity judges are making their selections from that group, but the contestants don’t know where they are in the ranking.

I wonder if it would make it more exciting if I let everyone know who is a finalist before I announce the winners?

  • Like, say on Sunday the 17th I said here are the X number…

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