This series is an opportunity to showcase posts from around our community and the brilliant bloggers who share with us. It would be amazing if you would follow the links to the post I have highlighted and whilst visiting follow and support the blogger.
The first writer today with a post that everyone should read is Sue Vincent with a post titled ‘Four Letter Word’. The subject something that we all crave and some seek all their lives without experiencing.
“Who do you love best?”
I overheard a conversation between mother and her small child and remembered my own sons asking me this question when they were very small. I imagine it is one many children throw at their parents and we reassure them, almost automatically, that we love them the same. It isn’t true, though is it? We may love them equally… in fact, I think by the very word love we are assuring them that we do, but we don’t love them ‘the same’.
Have you ever stopped to think about it? Such a small word for such a range of human emotions! The love we have for parent, sibling, friend, child or lover is always different. The colour of love may change, but it is impossible to quantify and all its colours, like those of the spectrum, blend and merge to make a love that encompasses all. There is no loving more or less… it simply is. There are no two loves alike, just as there are no two people identical, not even twins. Everyone is unique and so are our relationships with them.
Please head over and read the rest of the post and I am sure that Sue would love your feedback..: https://thesilenteye.co.uk/2019/09/01/four-letter-word
A small selection of books by Sue Vincent, Buy: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sue-Vincent/e/B00F2L730W – Blog: http://scvincent.com/ – Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6551588.Sue_Vincent
The next post is from the blog of author Ellen Hawley who very succinctly lays out the various elements of Brexit, that by the looks of things are elements also requiring clarification for our politicians. If you are looking for some sense to the debacle then do head over to read the post.
The Brexit Update with Gorilla Suits
We’ll get to the gorilla suits toward the end. In the meantime, with all the usual apologies (it’s important to know what’s going on; I didn’t start it; it has a lot of redeeming absurdity), here’s the Brexit update.
Parliament ordered Boris Johnson to send the European Union a letter asking to delay Brexit, and now he’s being warned that if he adds a covering note saying, “P.S., We don’t really want an extension, so please ignore the enclosed letter,” he will be breaking the law. The warning comes from an assortment of senior judges and lawyers.
That hasn’t gone to court yet. The warnings are in response to leaks saying the prime minister’s looking for a way around the law Parliament passed.
The Irish prime minister, Leo Varadkar, issued a warning of his own. He told Johnson there’s no such thing as a clean break from the EU. Even if Britain huffs out without an agreement, all the unresolved issues will still need to be negotiated. On his list were citizens’ rights, the Irish border, and a financial settlement with Europe. And fishing rights. And tariffs. And product standards. And and and and.
In other leaks, documents planning the prorogation of parliament–
Head over to read the rest of the post that might help you navigate the minefield we currently seem to be walking through, especially the one created by the press: https://notesfromtheuk.com/2019/09/12/the-brexit-update-with-gorilla-suits
About Ellen Hawley – Ellen Hawley has worked as an editor and copy editor, a talk-show host, a cab driver, a waitress, a janitor, an assembler, a file clerk, and for four panic-filled hours, a receptionist. She has also taught creative writing. She was born and raised in New York, lived in Minnesota for many long, cold winters, and now lives in Cornwall, U.K.
Books by Ellen Hawley, Buy: https://www.amazon.com/Ellen-Hawley/e/B001JRULZW – Blog: https://notesfromtheuk.com/ – Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/567079.Ellen_Hawley
The next post is from author Stevie Turner who travelled to Liverpool last week for a book signing.. and for those contemplating your own you will find Stevie’s check list useful.
My Book Signing Event.
I thought I’d write this blog to let you know how my book signing event went at Liverpool’s Merseyside Maritime Museum last Saturday (all proceeds of this went to the Claire House Children’s Hospice).
Before Sam and I left on Friday evening, I made sure I had the following with me for the day:
- A large black tablecloth.
- 25 of my books, which I had ordered via Ingram Spark.
- Book stands.
- A roll-up display poster to stand alongside my table.
- Free paperclips and post-its to give away.
- A form for readers to sign up for my mailing list.
- Free codes for my audio books.
- Free bookmarks and flyers to display on the table.
I read that a lorry had spilt 32,000 litres of gin over part of the M6 the day before, and the road had been closed, but thankfully we had no problems on the 5 hour journey to our hotel.
On that note (I wonder if the 32,000 litres of gin found its way into the water supply!) please head over to read the rest of Stevie’s post about her book signing: https://steviet3.wordpress.com/2019/09/10/my-book-signing-event-last-weekend/
Stevie Turner, Buy: http://www.amazon.com/Stevie-Turner/e/B00AV7YOTU
Website:http://www.stevie-turner-author.co.uk/ – Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7172051.Stevie_Turner
Please visit Amazon or Stevie’s website to view all her books.
Thank you for dropping in today and I hope you will head over to read the posts in full.. thanks Sally.