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The Faces of Third-World Entrepreneurs

We often see advertisements telling of the sadness and lack in third-world countries, and asking for our help. Right or wrong, I have never been inclined to support those causes as, to me, it feels that my energy is going in the direction of focusing on the lack, rather than the abundance. Being part of …

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Following your passion…

Sitting here happily working away at The Grand Hotel in Torquay, and probably as it is only two days away from the commemoration of Armistice Day, the music playing in the background is all 1940s… Several of the songs being played were favourites of my great-grandmother who largely raised me – and as such, I …

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Natural Anti-Depressant

For personal reasons – as well as being laid up with a nasty bug – this weekend was quite sad and challenging. Rather than put on a brave face and shove the emotions down or aside, I chose to honour the feelings and allow them to simply ‘be’. When, by Monday morning however I still …

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What an amazingly ordinary extraordinary week…

You know those weeks where nothing of great significance in the overall scheme of the world has happened, but yet there have been so many little amazing things that together the week has felt quite extraordinary? I have been struck several times this week with the thought that today – at this very moment – …

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Quantum Lace Earns The Literary Classics Seal of Approval

More good news!  I am SO proud of Bridgit… Here is the review they posted when they announced Quantum Lace had earned the Literary Classics International Seal of Approval: In 1895 Lady Bridgit’s dream is interrupted by a lucid encounter with a man named Markus, a person living in the future.  Shrugging the encounter off …

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I just made a Kiva Loan!

A what???  A Kiva Loan! Kiva is an international non-profit, founded in 2005 and based in San Francisco, with a mission to connect people all over the world and through lending – not charity – to alleviate poverty. I am very much a believer in giving to people who are working to manifest a better …

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My Next Chapter…

The subject of death, dying, epitaphs and such has been strangely prominent with several of my friends and colleagues lately, so I thought it apt that given I don’t have immediate relatives who know my wishes, to state them here. …and just in case you are worried – don’t be – I don’t plan on going anywhere …

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What do you want?

Curled up at home here in Italy, I just watched one of the most EXTRAORDINARY movies I have ever experienced – and one that is about a lot more than just Formula One… Directed by Ron Howard, to say this movie is about the rivalry between Nikki Lauder and James Hunt would be akin to saying War …

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Language Folly

What language do they speak in Vienna? One would think the obvious answer is “German”, ya? German may be the official language, however during my stay I have been making myself understood with a variety of English, German, French and Italian (and given that the only language in which I am moderately fluent is English, …

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Feedback on Bridgit

Feeling so blessed… I just took a moment to read the reviews thus far for my beloved Bridgit (Lady Bridgit Darnell) and not only do I feel so very honoured and blessed by the reviews that have been posted, but feel ever so appreciative for the time these people invested to read the story that …

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WWII history

Lovers of History

Their Sacrifice is Not Forgotten Just outside the window where I oft curl up at Torquay Marina (literally across the road from where I am staying) and work, write, read and enjoy a vino is a D-Day memorial. What warms my heart each and every time I am there is that without fail, someone stops to …

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Farewell to Facebook

Facebook, I am breaking up with you… Last night I made the decision to say “Farewell to Facebook”. The response from friends and those who follow my journey was wonderful and very heart-warming, and there was also an element of “if you are not on Facebook, you do not exist!” In essence, nothing will change – …

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Share My Elves! (Virtual Assistants)

I smiled when I saw this as that’s what I call my virtual assistants – my “Elves”! Many people realize the benefit of having virtual assistants – and I could not live the Luxurious Nomad lifestyle I do without them – but it is a scary journey for some to actually find someone reliable – and …

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