Welcome to the round up of posts that you might have missed this week.. I was off on my travels this week to Belfast to celebrate our wedding anniversary and to visit the Titanic museum. We don’t get out much! But, when we do we like to push the boat out. We stayed at the Culloden Estate and Spa with a suite overlooking the loch and only 3 miles from Belfast City Centre and 10 minutes from the Belfast City Airport. It is on 12 acres of wooded gardens and the food was superb. I think 37 years is worth celebrating in style. Here are a few photos to whet you appetite. In fact mid-week rates for two days are exceptionally good value and you can use the spa and swimming pool free during your stay.. and no…you do not get to see me in a bikini! Not in this lifetime anyway.
Can definitely recommend the hotel and the food was delicious. https://www.hastingshotels.com/culloden-estate-and-spa/
Titanic Belfast is an award winning exhibition and museum and you need to allow at least two hours to see all the various exhibits, interactive displays and the ride by suspended car through the bowels of the ship watching the animated images showing the work involved in building this mammoth ship.. no works comp in those days and over 250 accidents and several fatalities that need to be added to the loss of life over a few hours a short time after her launch.
You can find more details here: http://titanicbelfast.com/
Anyway, whilst I was off having fun for my three days, contributors were still working away in my absence and I am as always very grateful. This is what the week looked like.
William Price King began a new series of the all time favourites of millions.. ABBA… this week meeting the individual band members.
Writer in Residence. This week Paul Andruss continues with the story of Constantine the Great who was allegedly the first Roman Christian Emperor.
Carol Taylor spent time in her kitchen in Thailand to turn the raw brown rice grains into wonderful recipes for all the family.
Cook from Scratch with Robbie Cheadle and a cake you really would not want to cut into and eat.
The Ultimate Bucket List Interview
Robbie Cheadle joins us again for the last in the current series of Sunday Interview shows and shares her two top wishes on her Ultimate Bucket List.. Wedding Cakes and a very personal wish…
My review for Look the Other Way by Kristina Stanley a romantic thriller set in the warm coastal waters of Florida and the Caribbean.
Last week I was the guest of Christy Birmingham on her eclectic blog, writing about elderly health care in the colder months and some ways to avoid colds and flu.
Jessica Norrie visited Lisbon last week and apart from a tour of the old part of the city, she also shares some of the books written or set in the city.
Contributors to the Posts from Your Archives series
We are today because of the choices we have made… Carol Taylor explores where those choices lead us.. and how we feel about that.
Allie Potts has an eventful walk with her beloved dog.. and comes a cropper….and shares the lesson learnt.
J. Hope Suis shares the most beautiful Japanese restoration process that turns broken china into works of art with gold and silver. Something that as humans we can learn too when putting ourselves back together after life’s experiences.
Do you wish that you had not selected your Twitter handle in the beginning? Rosie Amber takes us through the simple steps to change it. I am @sgc58 and realise I should have gone with RedHotMama.. ah well.. if only I hadn’t just had 500 business cards printed!
Karen Ingalls shares a post in tribute to an elderly friend who passed away after a gracious life well-lived.
Can you remember your first kiss.. Patricia Salamone shares this experience with an interesting outcome!
Darlene Foster takes us on a tour of a medieval market in Orihuela in Spain.. food, colour and sunshine.. what else do you need?
Having almost given up showing my mother how to operate the DVD player with a different remote from the TV … I take my hat off to Jane Risdon who managed to get an 83 year old relative online and on Facebook… I think Jane was on herbal stress relief!
Annika Perry shares an atmospheric visit to Whitby Abbey in North Yorkshire.
Adrienne Morris is on the subject of toxic criticism and how to handle it.
Marian Beaman shares her wonderful tradition of family dinners through the decades.
Lillian Csernica continues her tour through the gracious city of Kyoto
D.Wallace Peach with a post about what defines the characters that we write about, and the stereotyping that is applied to emotional character, according to the gender of your protagonist.
Do you know what a Fidget Spinner is? I didn’t but I do now courtesy of Cecilia Kennedy.
Jaye Marie and Anita Dawes join us with their archive posts this week. It would seem that children are discovering the joys of computing earlier and earlier. I was in my early 30s when I was introduced to one and I only really used it for word processing and loved the freedom it gave me from tipex! It was a while before I got into the programme side and that was a huge dent in my self-confidence… read on.. I am not alone.
A poem on the subject of Happiness by Balroop Singh
Smorgasbord Book Promotion – Sally’s Cafe and Bookstore – New on the Shelves
Air Your Reviews
Monday Night Quiz with Debra Russell author of Trivia Lover’s Ultimate Reference
Humour and afternoon videos
Thank you to all the contributors and to you for all your support by dropping in, liking posts, commenting and sharing..