Friday, February 28, 2014

LAST DAY to Enter to win a copy of RETURN TO CANTERBURY

THAT'S RIGHT - Last day of February (where did it go????) and last day to enter to win a copy of RETURN TO CANTERBURY, the sequel to THE CHRISTMAS VILLAGE.

Leave a comment on this post or the prior one.

Good luck!

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Giveaway of RETURN TO CANTERBURY - a Little February Love

It's February ... 

My northern friends are tired of all the snow .... no matter how pretty it looks ....



My U.K. friends are sick of rain and flooding ....

I think it's time for a little LOVE ....

SO let's give away a copy of RETURN TO CANTERBURY!



TO ENTER, LEAVE A COMMENT LETTING ME KNOW YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE ENTERED. 

If you are in the U.S. or Canada, we can do a print copy or I can gift you an E-book. If you are in the U.K. or other country with Amazon.com and you have an Amazon account to which  I can gift you an e-book, then you can enter too! 

Please tell your friends and followers - I'll keep the giveaway open through month end. Folks on TWITTER and Pinterest, I'd appreciate a tweet and pin too!

THANKS FOR COMING BY, and GOOD LUCK!



Tuesday, February 11, 2014

A Tale of Two Beaches

Yesterday I posted about Siesta Beach on Siesta Key, Florida. It's been named the #1 beach in the U.S.

Today we went to Boca Grande on the island of Gasparilla. White sand, not as soft and powdery as Siesta, but that's because there are lots of sea shells crushed up into the sand. Boca is much less crowded than Siesta because the beach goes all around the island and there are lots of places to access the beach. It never gets crowded in any one spot.

We got there early and watched dolphins playing - what a sight. And I collected lots of sea shells, which for some reason, always makes me feel happy. Gifts from the sea.

So here is Siesta Beach again:



And here's Boca Grande:



We like Boca better - just us and our seagull :) No beaches tomorrow - I have to teach my yoga classes. That's okay - I need to get out of the sun!!

Monday, February 10, 2014

The Dreamcatchers are Still Catching Dreams

Just because we gave up our Dreamcatcher RV, that doesn't mean we've stopped catching dreams or looking for new adventures and experiences. Here in SW Florida, there is plenty to discover right in our own back yard, and we haven't even scratched the surface.

We're not really on vacation, but since last Friday we've been acting like it. We started with lunch out at a favorite local place called Deena's Delectables on Friday....

This is Deena:



And here I am eating one of her delectables:





On Saturday, we drove down to an art festival in Estero.....





Sunday we went to the movies to see the Monuments Men. I had high hopes for it but it wasn't very well done, despite all those good actors ....


Today, Monday, we drove an hour north to Siesta Key. Siesta Beach has been named the #1 beach in the U.S., so of course we wanted to check it out. It's a great beach:



I am happiest on a beach ... can you tell?



There were a bunch of Amish people at the beach today - the kids wore bathing suits but the grown-ups were fully dressed - women in ankle length dresses and men in pants with suspenders. Didn't stop them from going in the water though:


We thought Siesta Key was a great beach but it's not #1 in our book. Our #1 U.S. beach (not that we've seen all the beaches, mind you) is unquestionably Fort Pickens in Pensacola, Florida:




On the way home we stopped at Culver's for frozen custard:


Tomorrow is supposed to be another beautiful day so we are going to Boca Grande, another beautiful beach not far from here. Then it will be back to work on Wednesday ....




Saturday, February 8, 2014

Giveaway at MYMCBOOKS

There is another giveaway for 
RETURN TO CANTERBURY 
over at 

Ella also gave the book a great review - so pleased everyone is enjoying this sequel (that's a big PHEW! for me!)

The giveaway is open through February 28th, so please spread the word!

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Guest Post and Giveaway

The lovely Margo Dill is hosting me at her blog this week where I did a guest post called

IN WHICH I SWEAR I WILL NOT WRITE A SEQUEL BUT DO IT ANYWAY.

There is a giveaway for a copy of RETURN TO CANTERBURY.

Pop on over and read about how I ended up writing that sequel after all, and enter for a chance to win a copy of the book. HERE