Community Storyboard Prompt

There is a prompt over at the community storyboard to write a piece about an object in the room.

Here is my piece;

There’s an Angel in the room with me everyday. Some days I need my Angel and other days whizz by without a thought.

My Angel reaches out to me and offers advice from within, words of wisdom and comfort. I’m very young in the world of Angels, with much to learn, mistakes to make and my own path to take. My Angel is a picture on the box of a pack of cards. Inside are shinny glossy cards to shuffle and hold, to ponder and read. Given to me by a friend they are to use as I wish to accept or reject as the whim takes me.

I love to feel the cards and pretend they call to me. I close my eyes and choose a card, sometimes more than one and I delight in turning them over and reading their advice. I keep it simple, I yearn to feel the light and just enjoy the moment.

Let’s play the game; I’ll shuffle the cards and you think of me, I’ll draw out a card for us to share today…..

The card we’ve chosen is so very apt;

“Imagination” – it says “Thoughts are the building bricks of life, for everything begins with a thought. Add creativity to thoughts and you have imagination!” (Pocket Angel Cards by Diana Cooper)

Go forth and be creative!

Guest Author Tracey Sinclair

Today my guest is Tracey Sinclair, welcome to the blog Tracey. Her book dark dates mixes vampires, witches werewolves and angels via a dating agency and has some great reviews on Amazon, do check out the link at the bottom of the page. Here are Tracey’s answers and tips;

1)     Tell me your name
Tracey Sinclair
2)      Where do you live?
3)      London (at the moment – I’m just about to move house!)

3)When did you start writing?
I’ve always written – I had my first short story published when I was 17.
4)What type of books do you like writing the most?
I like a variety of writing but at the moment I’m writing, and loving, urban fantasy
5)Pass on 3 tips about writing or publishing.
Don’t put off writing until you have time – you’ll never have time!
Don’t be scared of writing rubbish – you can always rewrite. You can’t edit a blank page.
Get a second opinion – or two or three – but trust your own instincts as well.
6)What was the last book that you read? How would you rate it?
The last book I read was The Year of The King, by Anthony Sher, about playing Richard III – I loved it.
7)Now choose just one of your books and add a link to it.
Dark Dates:

God Bless “The Sink Angel”

A free draining bathroom sink really is a thing to be appreciated. Regular followers of my blog know that 2 weeks ago under “Serious Stats” I wrote about my misfortunes with my blocked sink.

Well for another 2 weeks we have tried all sorts of things (Except the obvious, getting in a plumber), the sink has drained slowly, pathetically and not at all. So this weekend my “To Do List” had just 2 items on it. SORT SINK being the most important.

I have discovered that my role in this household is much more than I thought. My moods, motivation, enthusiasm or laziness affect the rest of the family. I watched almost as a visitor the change in the family as I swung into a serious amount of cleaning, tidying and de-cluttering. With only a bit of chivvying on Saturday, off went my husband to the local DIY store for a long drain cleaner. He had minimal success with a fair bit of huffing and puffing. But I continued with my enthusiasm, suggesting a pressure hose (No we wont go there again! Check out my “Just for laughs blog”) and I went to bed sending a little request for a sink angel to whisper advice into my husband’s ear.

Sunday morning, with the sink now totally blocked my husband returned to the DIY store without any nagging for a longer sink cleaner pipe, and Voila! the blockage was removed. A huge hair ball, bigger than any cat could produce seemed to be the problem. Thank-you, Thank-you all good Angels!

Meanwhile I’m  deep into reading “Stress Proof Your Life” By Elisabeth Wilson. Available FREE on Kindle. Perhaps I should lend it to my husband to read! It does talk a lot of sense.

Gangnam Style #2

I hear that “Gangnam Style” which I blogged about last week has now reached #2 in the iTunes download charts. Although being an “oldie” I can’t see the appeal of downloading just the tune as I thought it was all about the video?! I must be missing a trick there!

Finished reading Lunara by Wyatt Davenport, but I’m afraid it wasn’t a big hit with me. I’m a fan of Stargate, StarWars and StarTrek, so it had a lot to live up to. A lot of praise for the Author writing large battle scenes, they are much easier to watch on the screen than to imagine in your head. I got a bit lost with some of the characters too, but perhaps it was just me?

The next book that I’m on is totally different; Angels in my Hair by Lorna Byrne is a wonderful book about Angels from a gifted Irish lady. I always love the mysticism which comes from Ireland, it has very ancient roots. It’s a book I like to read tucked away on my own.

So when the house is busy I read other books when I can, I’ve just started; A Plague of Sinners by Paul Lawrence. Set in London 1665, murder and suspense during the Great Plague.

Have a great weekend