One late afternoon, while quadding around the Eastern desert near the town of Safaga in Egypt, we were reminded it was February the 14th, Valentine’s day. At one point, as the sun was beginning its descent, we stopped to stretch our legs. While we were taking in the vista, our guide set a heart of… Continue reading Short Piece by Paul White About Wonderful Moments in Life
Julie Northup, my friend and colleague at Norns Triad Publishing, one day said she was going off to read. I asked what she was reading and she replied The Girls in The Attic. I remembered a book from many years ago called Flowers in the Attic and thought it may have been connected. ‘No,’ she… Continue reading A War Time Story to Tear Up Your Heart. The Girls In The Attic by Marius Gabriel
I belong to the Anglesey Federation of Women's Institue (AFWI) in Wales and in turn, is part of the National Federation of Women's Institutes. My branch is Trearddur Bay and in November 2021 we celebrated seventy years with a meal at The Anchorage Hotel, followed by a piece of cake, which was delicious and made… Continue reading Celebrating 70 years of WI
Introducing Marilyn Kriete WebsiteGoodreadsAmazon Where did the idea for the story come from? My life! I knew I had a story worth telling, full of twists, turns, colourful characters and places, and an inspirational journey. Give a quote from the books, one that says little but speaks volumes. I learn, too late, that there are… Continue reading About a Book – Paradise Road, a Memoir by Marilyn Kriete
I have always believed we can time travel and I can tell immediately that you don't believe me! On December the 8th, believe it or not it is Pretend to be a Time Traveler day. I never knew there was one. The only thing is, I don't need to pretend. I can time travel and… Continue reading Time Travelling – Have you done it yet?
The National Coastguard Watch, known as the NCI, is manned by a team of fully trained and dedicated volunteers. They are trained to deal with emergencies offering a variety of skills and experience, and full training by the NCI ensures that high standards are met. There are fifty-six stations operational and manned by 2600 volunteers keeping… Continue reading The National Coastguard Watch
I read this by author Carole Parkes about her caravan. It looked delightful and a perfect place to escape the world. My parents had a static caravan for most of their lives, and that enabled us to take our children for holidays by the sea. In later years we had our own, which sat virtually… Continue reading Caravan Holiday Homes
Imagine that you are in conversation with someone. You are enthusiastically telling them a story when suddenly, they put their hand up and say, "Stop! Don't speak. You wait, mouth still open....?....? ....? You're gasping to tell the punch line, your heart is racing, waiting..waiting.... "Go," they say, "carry on." How rude is that? Well,… Continue reading How Rude!
Karen J Mossman lives on an island in the UK. Anglesey is just off the north Wales coast. She spent all of her life living in a big city where it was always full of traffic. Moving to an island meant she not only lived in the countryside but also near many beaches. Life became… Continue reading Living on an Island
These two are Tilly, the Yorkie aged two and a half, and Meggy, the King Charles Cavalier spaniel, aged about eight. We got Tilly from an advert online, and Meggy came from a rescue centre having been saved from a puppy farm. Here in Anglesey we are surrounded by beaches. Both dogs taught themselves to… Continue reading My Dogs