Sunday, 13 August 2017

Hello Again!

I hope you are all well and have enjoyed your summer holidays. Though on second thoughts, some of you may not have been away yet - after all it is still only August. Some people prefer to take their holiday later in the year.

We tend to take ours at the beginning of July. The only down side with that is by the time we reach the middle of August I don't feel as though I have been away at all! Perhaps we should simply pack a bag tomorrow and go off on another jaunt! Actually that sounds like a good idea 😇

Quite honestly, the weather here hasn't been very good at all. We seem to have had showers every day for the last month. But I suppose it could be worse - it could be snowing!

We are in the process of having our garage painted - if it stays dry long enough for the man to do the job. We have a wooden garage, which looks rather nice, but it does require a paint job every so often.

I am sticking to my diet - I did mention I was on a diet so time ago, didn't I? Well anyway I am still working on it. However I am afraid the weight is taking some time to move. I get the impression it likes being around me; it must feel quite comfortable where it is so doesn't want to go away. 

I have managed to lose 12.5 lbs, but oh my goodness it really has been a struggle. Fingers are crossed that when I get on the scales this week they will show some weight loss. Last week I remained the same as the week before. How frustrating is that!! Nevertheless, I am still sticking with the diet. I will let you know how I got on after weigh day!

 Murder on Tyneside 


By the time you read this blog, my novel Murder on Tyneside will be on special offer. You will be able to download it for only 99c/99p.

You will recall that Murder on Tyneside was voted July Book of the Month at Read Freely.

Therefore now is the time to download a copy at this low price.




Well, I think that is all for the moment. I do hope you all have a great day and that the sun is shining down on you wherever you are!

Cheers!!
Chink! Chink!

Saturday, 29 July 2017

Short and Sweet!

This really is very short and sweet today, but I only received this info late last night!
You will recall that Murder on Tyneside was voted July Book of the Month in a competition run by Read Freely.

They have now read the book and have sent out a newsletter showing their wonderful review.
I simply had to share this news with you all, as I am so delighted. If you would like to read the review for yourself, then follow the link to the newsletter. Read Freely

A big thank you to everyone who voted for Murder on Tyneside.

Cheers!!

I am not sure why my post is so stretched out this time, but I'm sure there must be a reason somewhere down the line 😅😅

A Very Big Chink! Chink!

Friday, 21 July 2017

Back from my Break! UPDATED!

UPDATE!  There is still time to download a copy of Divorcees.Biz for only 99c/99p. Therefore why not head over to Amazon before the offer ends!


Hi again!

I have been away on holiday, and before you ask, I have not been sunning myself on a far distant exotic shore. If fact we have been no further than, a lovely hotel near Harrogate. We have been going there for several years now, as we find we are able to relax and unwind.

Not that I need much unwinding these days. My life is less hectic than it used to be when I was working. However it is still nice to actually get away from the same all, same all, once in a while and have someone else decide what is going to be on the menu for the day.

Though we did enjoy our stay, There were a couple of changes at the hotel, which we thought were ill advised. However, who am I to say anything, I am sure that other guests are quite happy with the new arrangements.

Anyway, here I am back at my desk in my rather untidy room and trying to get my head back into the novel I started a little while ago.
Divorcees.Biz


Meanwhile, you might be interested to know that Divorcees.Biz is only 99c/99p for the next week. Therefore if you are looking for a fun romance novel to take on holiday, then this will fit the bill nicely.

The story tells of four divorced friends who suddenly take it into their heads to open their own online dating agency. They each hope to find a new man, but will it work out for them or will they be disappointed?

It's light and frothy, the ideal summer read and, as I said before, only 99c/99p

Well, I think that is all for the moment,

As usual, I do hope you are all having a great day and that the sun is shining wherever you are!

Cheers!!
Chink! Chink!


Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Great News!

Just stopping by to let you all know that Murder on Tyneside won the Book of the Month Competition. I'm not at home at the moment and the signal keeps dipping in and out. Therefore I won't say much more. But I simply had to share the news with you.

Thank you to everyone who voted for my book.
MURDER ON TYNESIDE


Enjoy your day!

Cheers!!

Friday, 30 June 2017

UPDATES! Check again please.

Quick note! If you tried to vote, but didn't find a voting form, then please try again. I have been told there was a problem with the Website. I need your help, guys. ☺

Hi again,

Just a quick post to bring you all up to speed.

I received the exciting news that Murder on Tyneside was neck and neck with another book to win the Book of the Month on Read Freely

I would like to say a big Thank You, to all of those who followed the link and voted for my novel. Your support is very much appreciated. But don't try to vote again, as I understand the site has been set up to stop anyone voting twice.

However if you didn't find the time to vote earlier, then please do so now. Your vote could be the one that pushes Murder on Tyneside over the line to come first!  Here is the link again: Read Freely 

Voting is quite a simple process. When you get to the site you will see six books, simply scroll down the page until you come to the titles and select your option. Leave your email address, as they will inform you of the winner at the end of the competition.  So, please, head over there now and add your vote.

The special offer on The Trojan Project has ended. I hope you were able to download a copy for 99c/99p before it closed.




However, if romance is your thing, then you are in for a treat, as Only Twelve Days is free until Sunday 2nd July.   Yes, you read that right. It is free!

Therefore, don't miss out on this delightful love story set in the 1970's. It's an ideal read for the weekend, which is almost upon us as I type..



My new oven, which I mentioned in my last post is working well. Not that I get wrapped up with ovens these days. Those days of cooking for the many parties we used to throw is well and truly over. But at the end of the day, I still need an oven, so praise where it is due. After all, I would be moaning all over the place if it wasn't working.

Well I think that is all for now, but please, whatever else you do today, be sure to vote for Murder on Tyneside at Read Freely

Think of it as your mission for today 😉  Thank you one and all, I shall raise my glass to you all at the end of the day.

Cheers!!
Chink! Chink!







Thursday, 22 June 2017

All come and go!!

I don't know whether I am on my heels or my elbows at the moment - (is that the correct way of saying I am in a bit of a turmoil?)

It's nothing serious. Certainly nothing to get into a twist about. It seems that I have a few things to write/promote and to sort out at the moment and I simply don't know where to start.

Firstly my built in Neff oven started to play up. By that, I mean it suddenly decided that it had had enough and refused to rise to the correct temperature any more . No matter what I set it at, it wouldn't rise above 150c. Now, I agree that's fine if I needed to cook a stew or something similar on a low temp for a few hours. But it was no good at all if I wanted a higher temperature, which is often the case. Therefore after several attempts at fiddling around with the dial, I finally got the message that I needed to start looking for a new oven.

I have to say that our old oven has served us well for very nearly twenty years. I have no idea how long ovens/cooker last as my husband and I usually moved house every five years. (I am to blame here; it was a hobby of mine) But back in the old days, it was easier than it is now. Houses in the London area sold a lot quicker than they do in the current market.

Anyway, getting back to the oven situation, on Tuesday I made the decision to pop into a local shop to buy a brand new oven. I should add that our hob is separate and was working fine. Therefore, having chosen an oven similar to what I had, (it made sense as it would fit into the slot without any problems) only a more modern version, I am happy to say that it arrived today and is now installed and ready to use. The only problem is, it looks so lovely and clean, I don't feel the urge to use it!!!

The Trojan Project
Next, I had the wonderful news that my novel, Murder on Tyneside, has been shortlisted in a competition on Read Freely. The only problem is, I need votes. That is where you come in. Please follow the link to Read Freely and add your vote.

Also, The Trojan Project is on special offer this week. Only 99c/99p to download. So please if you haven't read this book yet, now is the time to download a copy and enjoy it while on holiday.

I think that is all for today, But if I think of anything else, I will be back --- where have I heard that before??

Cheers

Chink! Chink!

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Just posting a quick message!

Just after my post telling you about my visit to Tyneside, I am back to let you know that my latest novel, Murder on Tyneside is on special offer this week.

You can download a copy for only 99c/99p. But the offer ends on Monday 29th May, so don't hang around. Follow the links in the title.

Murder on Tyneside

Cheers!!

Chink! Chink!





Friday, 19 May 2017

A Visit to Tyneside!

I have just been on a four day visit to Tyneside. We stayed in the Premier Inn (Millennium Bridge), which is really handy for the quayside and also the shops in the city.

I think you will all have guessed by now that I love going to visit the area where I was born.. I was born in Gateshead, Low Fell, to be exact, however we didn't get as far as that on this visit as we spent a great deal of time on the quayside dreaming up my next novel.

Of course Agnes Lockwood will be one of the main characters again. She seems to have been a hit with the readers of my last novel, Murder on Tyneside - well most of them anyway. I think some thought she was too pushy, but it is fiction, after all. The lady is merely a figment of my imagination and what would have been the point of the story if she had taken a back seat?

Anyway, like I said Agnes will have a starring role once again - as will DCI Alan Johnson.




One thing on the quayside, which I hadn't seen before, was a beach!

Yes there was an area made up of sand with beach huts and deckchairs thrown in for good measure. There is also a small cafe close by where I am sure people can buy tea coffee and ice cream to eat and drink on the beach. There were several people taking advantage of the sunshine as we walked past.

The whole thing is set almost in front of the Law Courts.








The Pitcher and Piano was in full swing and my husband and I enjoyed a glass of wine sitting outside on two of the days we were there.




We also went to the Hancock Museum. Neither of us had been there for many years, so it was interesting to wander around looking at the various changes which had been made over the years.
There is an exhibition of of some interesting artifacts from Hadrian's Wall at the moment, which is why we decided to go there in the first place.

Naturally, I enjoyed a wander through some of the shops in the city centre, where I couldn't resist the urge to by some new shoes and a handbag!  I also managed to see my cousin, who I don't see very often. She was one of my bridesmaids all those years ago... won't say how many 😉

All in all, it was a wonderful trip and I am just sorry it is over, but hopefully we will do it all over again very soon.

I think that is all for the moment. Except to say check out my Website when you have a moment to spare

I hope you all have a wonderful day

Cheers!!

Chink! Chink!