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Tom looked at his watch. Finally, he thought, another half hour and I’m outta this place. It was the last day in work before the Christmas holidays and he was looking forward to getting out of work early that day. He’d had enough all year what with everyone rushing around the factory like the world … Continue reading Paddy, The Christmas Turkey
Okay. So, you’ve just read a great book by a new author and you find a note at the end of it from the author asking you to provide a review. You think about it, but, in the end, you don’t bother because you either don’t understand the positive impact that review can make on … Continue reading You want me to write a review? Oh no!
Halloween! As a kid growing up in 1960’s New Zealand we couldn’t have been further away from the hype and hoopla that was Halloween, as portrayed by the movies and the odd television show we would see from America (we got our first black and white TV in 1965). So, for me, Halloween was never … Continue reading HALLOWEEN – IT’S NOT FOR EVERYONE
What is creative expression and why practice it? Creative expression is widely regarded as a way for people, especially children, to express their inner thoughts, opinions, and even identities through forms of art such as painting, writing as well as music. A large part of one’s personal experience and knowledge greatly forms the basis of … Continue reading Nurturing Your Child Through Creative Expression
The other month my 7 year old informed me that he had his own You Tube channel. When I say I was gobsmacked, that was an understatement. I wasn’t aware of it at all, and I was annoyed at myself for not noticing. I felt like the worst mother ever! I had all sorts of … Continue reading Internet Safety For Children
A Sam Smith Mystery I feared for my client’s chair whenever Manny Fry walked into my office. As usual, Manny was sweating profusely, as usual his corpulent face glowed like a beacon and as usual the buttons on his tweed waistcoat threatened to pop as they strained against his plump belly. Manny was a solicitor, … Continue reading Over The Edge