Afternoon video – Abstract art – by a mammoth talent

Watch an elephant paint. This 4-minute video is stunning and so much fun to watch! Re-blogged from Enjoy.

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I do wish that we were able to take care of a couple of these magnificent beast who are being kept safe and healthy.  Not just because seeing them wandering around the garden helping themselves to succulent leaves would be a stunning sight every day but because I might have been able to prevail upon them to help with the outside painting we are in the process off!!!

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Launch Day

I read the sample of Book 3 (Rusty Gold) and was so impressed I added it to my wish list. Think I’d better add the first two as well. Re-blogged from


Three … Two … One … We have lift off!!

Released today!

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The third novel in The Reluctant Detective Series.

‘Find her,’ Agnes Donald begged. ‘Find my daughter.’
The words of a dying woman force Mirabelle to take on another case for the unofficial Missing Persons Bureau she runs from her Edinburgh flat.
Along with her assistant, Kay, she heads for the island of Skye where Esme Donald was last known to be. But is someone else looking for Esme too? And could Mirabelle’s own daughter, Summer, be in danger?

Rusty Gold is available as a paperback and an eBook on FeedARead,  Amazon,Barnes and Noble and Waterstones and can be ordered through most bookshops.

Get your copy today.



New to The Reluctant Detective Series?

Here’s a bit of a catch-up.

Mirabelle had thought she and Summer were happy. Being a single parent may not be…

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The Beauty of Dolomite Mountains

These appear to be the same type of mountains we see in the Northwest and North Midwest on the continent of North America. I have not seen enough of South America to compare. Re-blogged from


Mikołaj Gospodarek is a talented Polish photographer and filmmaker currently lives and works in Munchen, Germany. Mikołaj received his degree in art at the Faculty of Film and Photography in Lodz WSSiP. On a recent trip to the Dolomites, Italy, Gospodarek managed to capture the beauty and majestic appearance of the mountains perfectly through these amazing landscape photographs.

My adventure with landscape photography began many years ago during the mountain climbing and hiking in Poland. I decided to show the beauty of the world around me by photographs, which after a few years turned into my profession and way of life.

– Mikołaj Gospodarek

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Chris, thank you so much for keeping us informed. It’s a shame that some people try to profit from or damage honest businesses and/or people with scams. Re-blogged from

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Further to the PayPal email scam reblog HERE, my friend and Professional Editor Susan Uttendorfsky alerted me of the following email scam purporting to be from Amazon:

Beware of Amazon scams, too! I just received this today, and it’s a new one. I logged into Amazon from my bookmark and found no such issue:

Dear Amazon Customer,

For the safety and security of our network, we often review accounts for potential risks.

After reviewing your amazon account, we have decided to close it because of security issues.

We need more informations about your account to verify your identity.

Please follow the steps below to verify your identity :

Account Verification

As soon as our security team have completed reviewing the information that you have provided, your account will be activated

Please do understand that this is a security measure intended to protect you and your account. We apologize for…

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He Said She Said

I have just started reading this blog. It is well-researched, articulately stated, and documented. The insights of the author are things that most of us struggle with currently, or have struggled with. Johns heart and compassion shine through in every post. John, thank you for sharing your struggles and pain, as well as the victories, so that others may find the same grace and deliverance the Lord has given you.
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He Said She Said

I am sure we have all gone through this in different relationships. “Tony is very offended at what you said and wants you to know that.” “Stacy wants to know if you can help her with this situation she is in.” We have all heard things like these from 3rd parties. Elijah House calls it Triangulation. It’s where one person speaks through another person to get information passed. And it is usually done for negative reason.

The reason I am blogging about this is because I had a dream last night. In the dream I was talking with an person who told me that another person was offended at what I said of did to them. Then I woke up and immediately thought about that term Triangulation and how I have experienced it in the past and even recently. It can be very damaging and hurtful.

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10 Treetop Walks Designed For Nature Lovers

Been away for a while spending time with grandkids. Internet takes a backseat to family only seen during spring and summer. Got behind looking at photos from Still, incredible shots of swinging bridges in treetops around the world.


Much like suspension bridges, tree top walks are a great way to get close to nature and see the world from a new perspective.

The series of bridges that make up these tree top walks are usually suspended high in the trees and have lookout points along the way so you can stop on a secure platform and take in your surroundings.

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The Underground City of Derinkuyu, Turkey

The history and photographs that I find on the blog of alk3r leave me astounded every time. This is a photographer who has an obvious love of history and detail. I’m addicted, can’t get enough of this blogsite.


Derinkuyu  The Underground CityDerinkuyu is one of 36 underground cities built in the Cappadocia region of Turkey. Originally built in the 7th century A.D, Christians hid in the underground tunnels eight floors beneath the surface of the earth as the Arabs rampaged across the land.

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