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Enjoying the beautiful air and outdoors!!! Love to slow down and enjoy part of the day....
Next, find an enticing new book to read tonight!!! I'm always open for recommendations.




Fiction or Non-Fiction? If it's the latter, I can't help, but if the former, I have loads... do you have an eReader or do you want an actual book?
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Old 22.09.2015, 19:04
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Publication dates are finally set for my new book and an amazing anthology where I'm featured. Best of all, my publisher wants to use one of my paintings as the cover image
Congratulations!!! I'm happy for you. (I've worked with numerous publishers on many different spectrums with book publications, editing, design, etc. I know how hard it is to get published. Getting published takes hard work and can take so many years to accomplish, so best wishes to your future publication!!!
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Old 22.09.2015, 19:07
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Fiction or Non-Fiction? If it's the latter, I can't help, but if the former, I have loads... do you have an eReader or do you want an actual book?
Hello. Thank you for your reply. I read both fiction and non-fiction. I'm old fashioned and prefer the look and feel of paper books, though for everything else, I use computers.
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Old 22.09.2015, 21:06
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I prefer "proper" books too, but read a lot more on Kindle since having my daughter (can read one handed in the dark, for instance) and since we moved here and I can download from UK amazon to my Kindle... the relief!


Jodi Taylor - she does comic/historical/sci-fi (honestly, it works) with her St Mary's series (at least the first three are also available as proper books); she has written a version of a Regency Romance - A Bachelor Establishment; finally she has a lovely quirky "contemporary" fantasy - The Nothing Girl. There are lots of great reviews on Amazon.


One of my all time favourite books is Angels and Men by Catherine Fox and, of course, Jane Eyre.


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Old 22.09.2015, 23:42
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The Beekeeper's Apprentice by Laurie R King. Basically a reinvention of Sherlock Holmes when he's retired from Baker Street. Stunningly good. Happily there's a series of them. The main character, Mary Russell is a genius creation.
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I smiled because I will be travelling to 2 more countries in Europe. I like travelling and exploring new cities
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Old 24.09.2015, 15:49
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The Beekeeper's Apprentice by Laurie R King. Basically a reinvention of Sherlock Holmes when he's retired from Baker Street. Stunningly good.
This sounds great! I'm looking forward to it!!! Thank you.
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Old 26.09.2015, 17:47
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Re: I smiled because...

Because fete de vindange was great...we danced, my Swiss surrogate sister was making me giggle all the time, NE is a great place.

And then I had a singing camp, can't believe how much work we did. Making music makes everybody smile.

Watching sun sets from the RLC at the EPFL is spectacular.

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I smiled because I will be travelling to 2 more countries in Europe. I like travelling and exploring new cities
Enjoy your trip in Europe!
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Old 29.09.2015, 13:59
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Because I got my bike fixed. It is thrilling.
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Old 29.09.2015, 22:25
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Saw this article headline today: http://www.thelocal.ch/20150929/swis...carthur-fellow
and the first thing that popped into my head was: "Hello, my name is Fellow. Macarthur Fellow."

Strange how some people write, and how some of us read things... Made me smile.
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Old 29.09.2015, 22:31
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Re: I smiled because...

I smiled: because I lost my job in May but will start again soon without having to go to the RAV. And as an added benefit, I thought I´d start this Thursday but due to their office move I start on Monday, 2 extra days off

And also because I just downloaded about 40 books from a very unknown writer (unknown unless you are Dutch) so my ereader is waiting for me!
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Last night was the first BIG concert for my favourite student and brilliant singer and musician, Marie and her big bro the fabulous guitarist- with a great team from EJMA. The concert hall was full to the rafters, and the performance absolutely fabulous- she brought the house down and a STAR was born. Yeah, I cried, of course.

She is 16 and her brother 19- and such accomplished musicians (Marie also plays the accordion like a pro- mainly jazz these days).

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Tried out archery. It was ok I guess.. Whom am I kidding, it was awesome.

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Robbie's interview http://www.srf.ch/unterhaltung/peopl...hr-die-sprache
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Switzerland took home the award for this year's heaviest pumpkin in Europe. 856kg.

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Re: I smiled because...

for OH, as SIL phoned to say he has got tickets for him and his dad and our daughter numero uno, for the rugby final at Twickers for next Saturday...

and as all their teams are out- England, Ireland, Scotland and South Africa- so who will they support?

and I shall have the grandkids all to myself- hurrah
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I smiled (laughed) because i tought you were pretty and you were looking at me non stop even we dont know each other
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If love is accepting someone (and yourself) exactly as they (you) are and exactly as they (you) are not...and the access to love is unconditional forgiveness or seeing someone as ever and always innocent...then perhaps that thing, that feeling, that experience we humans often experience is attachment...and perhaps attachment is what we are willing to settle for when are love is blinded by the illusion of fear...
”Nothing real can be threatened and nothing unreal truly exists”.
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If love is accepting someone (and yourself) exactly as they (you) are and exactly as they (you) are not...and the access to love is unconditional forgiveness or seeing someone as ever and always innocent...then perhaps that thing, that feeling, that experience we humans often experience is attachment...and perhaps attachment is what we are willing to settle for when are love is blinded by the illusion of fear...
”Nothing real can be threatened and nothing unreal truly exists”.
Sorry but love doesnt exist. Its all a lie.
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