Another quietish week for us after a very peaceful New Year’s Eve which we spent watching the final Die Hard movie of our binge session. Seeing them back to back over five days was great, and brought back memories of where we were in the years we saw them the first time around, starting in 1988. It is amazing how you remember the overall plot but forget detail. We are making a start on Mission Impossible and then The Bourne series next. Keep us out of trouble for a bit anyway.
Over the next few weeks there will be some new series beginning that I hope you will find interesting… in the meantime…here are the posts from the week in case you missed any.
A look back at 2018 and a thank you to the regular contributors who write such amazing posts for the blog. Also a look at what is to come in 2019.
Paul Andruss gave us a New Year’s Gift of a four part story The Legend of the Golden Flower, set in ancient Japan and filled with wonderfully researched detail. You can read the complete story and also follow the link to a follow up post on the background to the tale.
I was delighted to welcome Annette Rochelle Aben to the team with the first of her monthly Numerology posts. The first looking at our universal energy for 2019 and the month of January.
Linda Bethea with more tales of her extended family – life in Houston has its ups and downs. The Pink Cupcake, the Hussy and the Promise..
The new season of the Sunday Interview – Getting to Know You.
Delighted to welcome new interviewees to the interview series, and if you have participated before.. no worries, just pick a different five questions to answer..
I want to share this post again for any authors who are new to the blog – The Cafe and Bookstore is a FREE promotional opportunity to showcase your work on a regular basis here on the blog and across my social media.
The first step is a ‘New Book on the Shelves‘ promotion, followed by regular updates in the twice weekly posts. Any new releases will also have their own individual post.
I did a tongue-in-cheek look at New Year’s Resolutions… with some suggestions how you might get them achieved!!
Another trip down memory lane to 1995 – mechanical bull riding (or destruction) and Annie Lennox.
To get the New Year off to a good start (for your body anyway) I began a short series – The Gentle Detox.
I don’t approve of starving a body into submission, especially after a period of indulgence. I especially do not recommend ‘crash diets’ as this can cause a great deal of stress physically and mentally. Here are the posts so far….
A series that is worth repeating for the benefit of those who missed the first time around – Cook from Scratch.
In this post I share an alternative breakfast that I ate several time a week in the 17 years I lived in Madrid… Spanish style tomato cocktail on toast..
I try my hand at a new format that Colleen Chesebro has introduced us to in the first of her Tuesday Poetry challenge No. 117 – Poets choice. A Shadorma… if you have not participated in this challenge, I do recommend as it stretches both our poetic muscles and your creativity.
The first of the Cafe updates for 2019 – a place to share recent reviews and new releases.
D.G. Kaye.. Debby Gies shares some of the funnies from around the web… and I find a joke from my archives.
Thank you for starting the New Year with me and I hope that you have enjoyed the show so far. Look forward to seeing you again soon.. thanks Sally.