After reading the blurb on the back of this book and listening to Julie talk about it at The Folkestone book festival, I knew it was going to be good but what I didn’t realise was that it would be the best life story I had ever read.
In some ways it seems like a story so you have to keep reminding yourself that this is all real. I love the way it all comes together at the right time as if it was all planned to happen that way.
Twenty years are a long time to wait for happiness even though it was all worth waiting for and then love came along for Julie as well. This bought a tear to my eye at the end and I was so pleased everything worked out ok. Julie can now enjoy her writing and her grandchildren who I can imagine she spoils lots.
This is a good 5 stars and I would recommend this story to everyone, it really is a feel good book.
I have always liked blogging as it is something you can do anytime, anywhere so long as you have internet. You can write about anything or be focussed on just a particular theme, there are many beauty style blogs around at the moment especially for the younger generation who are really into make-up, with their highlighting and contouring but how would the teenager find your blog?
I still think it is hard to get your blog out there as unless you look in the blogging sites like WordPress or you know them to follow on social media then how do new people find you? I am finding it ok for the people of Folkestone as I leave my cards about and am on the Folkestone sites but other than that I get most of my followers from doing book reviews for authors and publishers.
Do other bloggers have these problems? What do you do to advertise yourself?
Would you ever attempt a vlog? I know I would definitely not as I really do not like the sound of my own voice, even though I am sure I could talk for ever about anything. I guess you still have to have a theme that would appeal to most people so chatting away about your family is not going to work.
I must admit I do consciously avoid the posts in my feed that are vlogs or even just videos about anything, I prefer to just read a variety of blogs.
My day out with Izzy just had to include a frozen yoghurt place, we decided to try a different one and it has shown us how good the first place is. None of this was self-service so there was not a lot of toppings and not very much choice either. Actually the ‘frozen yoghurt’ tasted more like ice cream and not yoghurt at all. Next time we will go back to the one in Camden as that is the best.
Dinner that evening was steak and chips as that is Izzy’s favourite, I never really like having steak out as you can never guarantee it will be tender. This one was a bit chewy but Izzy liked it and ate most of mine as well. The chips were lovely so not all bad.
A good day out and now half term is just about over with them all back to school on Monday, next holiday will be easter but I have a couple of birthdays before then so I better get saving.
I just had to go here again, the cookie dough is the best I have ever tasted. There should be more of these places about.
So much choice that it really is hard to choose so it is best to go hungry as they are very filling.
That was my treat for the week and was nice to spend time with eldest daughter and have a catch up with no children about. Jodie settled for the waffle after much deliberation, the ice-cream they have is really nice a bit like the MacDonald’s ice-cream. Service is very good all young and really friendly. I am looking forward to the summer and trying the sundaes again a lot of choice so think I may have to go a few times till I find the best one.
Half term has to include a lunch date so we decided to try somewhere different, I have read a lot of good reviews about this pub and I have to say they were all right as it is a lovely place for a drink or meal, also having a garden that is very popular in the summer.
Prices are very reasonable, with a great choice, there is a children’s menu but these two wanted fish and chips, which they both ate all up. We didn’t try the desserts as too full but maybe next time.
As fast as the snow arrived it disappeared but not before Jade had a quick ride on Samson in it, did not appear to bother either of them but I am sure it must be more fun in the sunshine.
I acquired myself a record player and was very pleased to discover that it had a CD drive and a cassette deck, radio and aux plug, the sound is great and I am so pleased with it, even more so in that it only cost me £30 and they are selling new for £145 my bargain of the month I think. I then spent all Saturday listening to all my old records, such good memories. I love it when so many of the songs you can actually remember an event that happened at that time. I don’t feel that happens now a days or am I just too old and nothing much happens any more?
I was 6 years old when that christmas song came out and I have never heard it play on TV or radio since then. Typical teenager writing all over Donny Osmond cover for Puppy Love, you can not beat the original, then summer of my life; 14 and heartbroken. Many more happy memories that last forever. I am very cross with myself for chucking out all my old cassettes and I only did that about 6 months ago, gutted.
Mia and Zac came for dinner and Peaches was trying her very best to ignore them and go sleep and then hissed at me as if I was the one waking her up! The children are all on half term for the week so I have a movie night planned with Jodie and a trip to London with Izzy. I am not filling myself up too much as still get really tired and out of breath so a bit of reading and writing will be my lot for the week. Have a great week what ever you are doing x
It is so good to feel back to normal after so long and it was nice seeing Mia and Zac for a couple of hours this afternoon, Nanny is back.
This candle smells so lovely, definitely my favourite at the moment. They are expensive the Baylis and Harding things but really worth it, their diffuser’s are the best.
It is also good to have my web-site and blog all sorted and up to date and seeing my stats go back up with all my readers back, I have missed you all.
It is very cold here at the moment and they keep saying we are getting snow but not had any yet, thank goodness. I am all warm indoors though and getting sorted to watch the Blacklist tonight, I really love that program. I have a new sky box and cables so it’s like watching an even newer TV as the picture is so clear and crisp.
Half term here now, not many plans except a day out with Izzy which should be nice as we always have fun.