My Personal Tips for Living an Extraordinary Life…

I live an amazing life many people say they could only dream of living… but when it comes down to it – therein actually lies one of the keys to living an extraordinary life – ‘dreaming’ that you can! However, that’s where most people stop. We have all heard that …

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Welcome Caesar and Commando to the Family!

Something that has been on my bucket list – and my heart – for quite a while, is to adopt, or at least sponsor, a retired working horse. So, when a new client fell into my lap unexpectedly, I decided to check another two humanitarian things off my list – …

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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 …

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Quantum Lace Book Two is live!

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As I write this, I am sitting in a lovely penthouse in Italy (technically in Lido di Ostia, less than an hour from Rome and only two blocks from the Tyrrhenian Sea), researching the third book in my Quantum Lace series… …and I completely forgot to let you know that …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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Feedback on Bridgit

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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 …

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Lovers of History

WWII 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 …

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Today’s Office – Marina-Side in Torquay

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I love my offices..! Over the past week or so I have been really ramping up my physio and both today and yesterday even felt up to going for a walk around Torquay – literally ‘around’ – along the waterfront.  OK, so every step hurts quite significantly, but I don’t …

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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 …

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It’s alive! Quantum Lace Book One

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I am ever so thrilled – today the first book in my Quantum Lace series went live on Amazon. You can learn more about the book here:  www.QuantumLace.com. I would love to hear what you think… Sending love and smiles… ~ Bella

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 …

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My Vision Board Movie

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What does your Vision Board look like? Do you have a bucket list?  What about a vision board?  This is my video vision board movie that I watch almost every day to keep me inspired and on track toward my goals, and also to keep me focused on my glorious …

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Quest: One week without disposable plastic

Can you go a week without acquiring/using any new disposable plastic items? How many disposable plastic bags, bottles, cups and utensils do you use in a day, a week, a year? After watching a video by Jeff Bridges (I’ve embedded it below for you) I was inspired to take the …

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76% of Potential Clients Can’t Find You!

I was astonished at the findings! After reading a particular book I wanted to contact the author and couldn’t find their contact info anywhere.  Not at the front of the book, nor at the end.  I Googled them and their book to no avail.  All I could find was that …

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Who am I? An unexpected (and very personal) journey…

Over the past months I have been tracing my ancestry – and what I have discovered actually revealed more about who I am, how I view the world and interact within it than I ever expected… Growing up in a seaside mining town in working class suburban Australia, I never felt like I belonged …

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Writing Competitions & Book Fairs – April 2016 Deadlines

Time to start writing and/or submitting your work for these April 2016 Deadlines! Remember, continually promoting your book leads to greater awareness, increased sales and sometimes to opportunities you could never have imagined… Here are the latest writing competitions and book fairs for you to consider – they each have deadlines …

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Your Book as Your Business Card

Imagine… You are at a business networking event and instead of simply handing you a business card, the person with whom you are speaking hands you a copy of their latest book, with their business card as a book-mark! Books are no longer just books… For professionals and entrepreneurs, they …

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2016 Kindle Book Awards

2016 Kindle Book Award Details This is the fifth annual Kindle Book Awards, and I would suggest anyone who has published a Kindle book consider entering. The cost is minimal, and you never know…  YOUR book may be among the winners! Here is the information from their website https://www.thekindlebookreview.net/2016-kindle-book-awards/#comment-12107: WHEN: Registration Starts Feb. …

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