The Dog-walking Club #BookReview #BlogTour #RachelsRandomResources

Love the sound of this book about Dog Walking. After reading the blog post below I simply had to download a copy for myself.

Grace J Reviewerlady

Written by Liz Hinds

150 hrt

The Dog-walking Club


Every dog walk brings new drama into the lives of these dogs and their people.

A supermarket shelf-stacker, a stay-at-home dad, an elderly widow and a freelance photographer sound an unlikely bunch of friends but they have one thing in common: they all walk their dogs in Beauville Park at roughly the same time each morning. And that’s enough for Angela, bored organiser without a cause, to get them together to form the Dog-walking Club.

For Jock the Scottie, Benji the spaniel, Pixie the boxer, Mitzi the poodle and Bassett the … all sorts, walking each day with their friends is a dream come true.

And it changes the lives of widowed Sybil who’s spent a lifetime hiding her secret sorrow, hopeless-with-women Jon who’s wandering almost unwittingly into an affair, freelance photographer Jemma who is at every wedding but her own, and Maggi who is frantically…

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#WorldChocolateDay Cute Chocolate Mice

#WorldChocolateDay and a treat for vegans I could not resist sharing this lovely blog I discovered when searching for Chocolate Mice enjoy

#dairyfree #eggfree #nutfree #sesamefree #vegetarian and #vegan

Lucy's Friendly Foods

The home cookery classes continue – this time for an additional 5 year old play-date. The resulting mice are impossibly cute, and since you prepare the mixture and just get them to shape and decorate, this recipe provides a perfect fuss-free cooking activity. (Just try to stop the children eating all the decorations before they need to be used!)

Chocolate Mice (dairy-free, egg-free, nut-free, sesame-free, vegetarian and vegan)

makes 8 mice

  • 125g dairy-free digestive (or other plain) biscuits
  • 100g dairy-free chocolate
  • 5 tbsps dairy-free cream, I use 0atly oat cream
  • 16 oval shaped jelly sweets (or use almonds)
  • 16 silver ball decorations
  • 8 vegetarian strawberry laces

– Crush the biscuits until they are fine crumbs

– Melt together the chocolate and cream.

– Stir into the breadcrumbs.

– Chill until firm (at least an hour)

– Mould into 8 oval mice shapes.

– Decorate with eyes, ears and tails.


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This is such an amazing piece of writing I could not resist sharing. If you have five minutes check it out.

Shreya Vikram

One beat. A beat and a half. Three beats. A quarter beat.

Sometimes, there’s a swish to it, like the cloth’s sighing.

Some nights, you sync your breath to this, the sound of metal ringlets on plastic rods, the smear of cloth on cloth, the songs of the curtains.

The curtains go clink clink and you breathe in.


Breathe out.

Pause. Silence.

You hold your breath. Ten seconds, maybe more. Your head spins. Not spins, to be precise, more of a curtsy, a delicate bob, in a bright pink tutu and a tiara. If your eyes were open, flashes of hot light would burst in time with music, like fireworks.

One second more, two, and then three. You don’t think you’ll be able to hold out.

One sheep, two sheep, three sheep, you count, just like you’d been taught. The sentence sounds odd in your head. You wonder…

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FOUND – Electric Eclectic book

Celebrate #IndieAuthors on #IndiePrideDay #IndieBooksBeSeen just here to #SpreadTheWord


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Eight years ago, after a series of family arguments, Mandy walked out and disappeared. For her family, it was devastating.

Changing her name to Amanda and moving to a different part of the country, she begins a new life working in a hotel.  One evening a programme about missing people comes on the television. Her face fills the TV screen.

Everything Mandy had tried to forget returns with new clarity. Seeing the special bond families visiting her hotel have, she realises there is a hole in her heart where hers should be.

Will she have the courage to face the past and realise the misunderstanding was caused by her family’s unique situation?

Found! is a story of courage and hope and a bond that never breaks.

Download and start reading now for just $1


That night, she woke in a cold sweat. Jamie tried to rouse her. Again…

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Special request

This is a fab poem well worth checking out and sums up the current weather perfectly. Thanks for sharing Sue

Sue Vincent's Daily Echo

Dear Universe, can I just say
That everything now smells of hay,
I’ve cut the lawn down, best I can,
(And wished I could employ a man…)
Cause, what with all the sun and rain,
The green stuff had gone mad again.

‘Cause rain you gave us, all the way,
And practically every day
In bucketloads, or fine as mist
That only rarely would desist
Tiil I get home… admit defeat…
And then you turn on all the heat!

I only took a week away
A week that was both work and play,
A short break is not much to ask
But in return, I face a task…
For every single thing I own
Is dusty, hairy, or has grown.

I’ve hoovered up the clippings and
Swept up the ant-hill burrowed sand,
I’ve tackled cobwebs, dusted through,
I’ve scrubbed until home shines anew…
I’ve cleaned the fish and bathed the…

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#NaPoWriMo Day 09


National Poetry Writing Month Day 09

Today’s prompt inspired by the work of Sei Shonagon, a Japanese writer who lived more than 1000 years ago. She wrote a journal that came to be known as The Pillow Book. The challenge to write your own Sei Shonagon-style list of “things.” What things? Well, that’s for you to decide!

Happy writing!

UK Mini Break -Whatever the Weather

Day 09 UK Mini BreakOpens in a new link

Image by Jordan Stimpson Pixabay

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UK Mini Break (Whatever the weather)

Will it be hot?
Or will it be cold?
Should I pack a bikini?
Dare I be so bold?
Open toe sandals?
or boots lined with fur
Hell if I know,
do I really care.
Sundress each day,
or jeans and a jumper?
Sexy black nighty,
or PJs for slumber?
Sunglasses and sun cream,
or a sturdy umbrella?
Will I need shoes for dancing?
Or just kindle novellas?
I won’t need my passport,
I’m not going far.
A visit up north,
to relax in the spa.
We’ll walk over hills,
whatever the weather.
This short mini break,
bringing family together.

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