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Amazing Review from Jennyfer

Published February 23, 2015 by lydia999

All of the hard work and frustrations of writing a book are more than rewarded when we get reviews such as this one;-

Thank you so much Jennyfer for your lovely praise – it is very much appreciated 🙂

The World is ‘Too Much’ – Never Mind ‘Not Enough’

Published February 13, 2015 by lydia999

When I was hit by the frightening realisation that I could not sell my books without being a social media member, I took it on the chin and decided that it could surely not be that bad. How wrong can one be? But my reasons for being overwhelmed are other than you may think.

I was first struck – honestly and heart-fiillingly struck – by the number of amazing people on this planet and the amazing causes to which they give their time and energy selflessly for the ‘better good’. It renewed my waning faith in the good of human nature with which we have supposedly been blessed. I also found that it is easier to avoid contacts on a computer screen than it is in ‘real life’. For someone who is rather ‘people-averse’ this is a good thing. It’s almost as though you can take the goodness of people and put it into a little pot and breath in the sweet aroma and you can leave out the bad bits of people which you don’t want to allow inside the pot. How wonderful this all sounds but………it’s all just too much!

When you can literally connect with a world of people who are sharing their ‘insides’ it’s an overwhelming reality. These people, who in another universe would never divulge their need for love, adventure, change, forbidden desires …… something different. I find it so strange that we are mostly incapable of doing this in person, face to face, but are happy to share so much with an invisible being. How many of us would admit to the silliness/laughter/mischief which we would love to be part of – it’s just not the done thing.

And so it is all much more than we introverted, thought-driven people can cope with. The further that you dive into the whirlpool of the web, the more than you seek and feed on other people’s goodness, the more it drags you in and then one day you realise that you haven’t time for a life because your life IS the web.

I don’t know if you saw the brilliant video ‘look up’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z7dLU6fk9QY  It is so true – we spend so much time doing/thinking/talking/texting/emailing/reading/game-playing/watching that our life passes us by and the beauty of the world and its lessons and peace go by unnoticed.

As William Henry Davies said;-

‘What is this life if, full of care, we have no time to stand and stare’. http://www.englishverse.com/poems/leisure

What more is there to say 🙂 Blessings and wishing you a wonderful weekend however you may choose to spend it 🙂

‘Petals of a Rose’ FREE download from tomorrow until Sunday!!

Published February 4, 2015 by lydia999
Guess what?! My e-book ‘Petals of a Rose’ will be available for FREE download as of tomorrow. This will be available from Amazon and will be for a limited time only – so make sure you share with your friends & family (it’s too good to miss!)  Thanks 🙂 #hermitmedia#booklovers #bookworms #ilovereading#bookshelves #aspiringauthors#bookstagram #ilovewriting

Dryathlon for Cancer Research – YEY!! I did it :)

Published February 2, 2015 by lydia999

YEY!! I did it 🙂
Thank you so much to those people who sponsored me. Thank you for having faith in me – it was your faith as much as the desire to help raise money that kept me on the straight and narrow – plus a little help from my husband and daughter 🙂 It has been a most enlightening experience. Many thanks to @JustGiving – their email support has been brilliant and made such a difference. I felt ‘connected’ to the other people doing the same thing. Again, an interesting concept as being part of a ‘team’ in reality is not one of my favourite things, but being part of a ‘virtual’ team was very uplifting.

Anyway, well done to everyone who has succeeded – indeed well done to anyone who has tried. I think that this is about the tenth year that I’ve tried a dry January and this is the first time that I’ve succeeded, so don’t give up for next year 🙂

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