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Wednesday, 9 May 2018

The Secret - Rhonda Byrne

                                                                      


The best selling book - The Secret - was first published in 2006 and made Rhonda Byrne a very rich woman. And, yes, I actually bought it. I know exactly why I bought it...it was because when you think of the word 'secret' you need to know what the secret is. Doesn't everybody? So, well done to Rhonda, a great title for a book.

It quickly became obvious in the first few pages that the 'secret' wasn't actually a secret, but had been talked about for years. Napoleon Hill - Think and Grow Rich. The Law of Attraction - Esther and Jerry Hicks. You Can Heal Your Life - Louise L. Hay are just a few authors who wrote in some way about The Secret.

Some people say 'The Secret' insults their intelligence because it's so what we do everyday, but do we? Sometimes we need a gentle nudge. I studied NLP years ago and have helped many people and that is actually using the same workings as the secret. I help people to move on in life whether they are going into business, training for a sport, or buying a new home. It's all about changing the way you think.

I have to say it is a great book and many people have changed their lives after reading it. Me, if I'm unsure about something I'm working on I'll pick up the book and open it at a random page and there is usually something there to help me think things through. I suppose it could be like having a counselling session.

I'd like to know your thoughts, if you've read The Secret. What has it done for you? 


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Monday, 30 April 2018

Stained Fortune by Joe Calderwood - Book Review

                                                                         



For Four Million Bucks, This Ex-Con Is Willing To Take The Biggest Risk Of His Life

Asheville, NC, March 22, 2018 ― Career criminal Clint Kennedy, a bisexual man with a background in finance and shady deals, moved to Mexico for a fresh start. While it's not in his plan to land in a Mexican jail, this adrenaline junkie would do just about anything for the right price – and since the right price for this job is four million, he's willing to risk it!

From his nighttime prowls through Mexico's seedy backstreets, to the thunderous roar of the bull ring, to the gleaming towers of Miami's most prestigious banks — Clint lived for each new adrenaline rush, even if jail was almost inevitable.

In Stained Fortune, the new suspense thriller from Joe Calderwood, we meet Clint Kennedy, a career criminal who grew up poor alongside friends with money. And now it was his turn to enjoy the good life. He will do anything to make money, and sometimes he'll pay. But that's a risk he's more than willing to take.

Following his first prison sentence for running an escort business in Miami, Clint moves to Mexico for a fresh start. A chance meeting with a Mexican bullfighter who also happens to be a drug kingpin sends Clint down a path toward his biggest payday ever. 

And all he has to do is move millions of dollars, undetected, from Mexico to a United States bank account. All without raising suspicion. All free and clear. And he would keep four million of it. But the tiniest mistake could cost him everything.

About the Author:

Author Joe Calderwood was born and raised in Homestead, Florida, and graduated from college in 1971 with a BBA. For many years, he was a practicing CPA in Florida before beginning his career as a serial entrepreneur. He's owned, so far, seven different businesses, and currently owns a 55-lot development in Western North Carolina. Stained Fortune is his debut book and the first in a planned three-part Clint Kennedy series. He lives in Western North Carolina with his partner of 36 years and spouse of three years, Gil.

My Review
Well, I've always wondered how people laundered money, and after reading Stained Fortune, I know. A little something to tickle your fancy...I once laundered money (by mistake) when I put my trousers in the washing machine and there was a £10 note still in the pocket. 

About the book: I felt I really got to know the characters very well and so wanted Clint Kennedy, the main character, to succeed in his pursuits even though it was wrong of him to do what he was doing. Clint is a kind of Marmite character, you either love him or hate him, I loved him. For a first book it was engaging, not too much description (but at the same time such attention to detail) and it flowed easily. My kind of book. It's what I call a page turner. All of the characters were easy to follow and I could picture them as though I was watching them on a film. This book has more twists than a Pasta Twirl.


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Wednesday, 11 April 2018

IzzieBuzyBits - Handmade Clothing for Children




Amy Addison the owner of  IzzieBuzyBits is so passionate about providing children's clothes and accessories that stand out from the crowd she has created her own line. Amy says, 'Every item is handmade with love and care with comfort and functionality to the fore. I have a great standard range but if customers want custom made items then I do my very best to meet their needs. Every piece is unique.' 


Custom Made Items

Custom made leggings



     



Amy started her business after up-cycling some of her own clothes for her little girl who loves being the model for new items. Friends started to ask Amy where she'd bought the lovely things her daughter was wearing and Amy explained how she made them herself. That started the ball rolling,
people asked her to make things for their children. Of course, Amy was happy to oblige.

  Sweatshirt, Hoodie and Dungarees

              


Amy sources new material, fabrics change constantly, from all over the UK. She has an Etsy Shop as well as a Facebook page where you can find out about all the new materials on order, and see lots of pre-made items and a price list.

             


Amy can often be found at charity events displaying her distinctive handmade creations on her stall. Dates and venues can be found of the Facebook page.

Amy told me people are asking if she makes clothes for adults. 'That will be the next step,' she said.

Available to Pre-Order


 
     
                    


                                   


Remember to check out IzzieBuzyBits on Facebook and at their Etsy Shop 
If you have any special requests be sure to contact Amy who will be happy to help. 
You can email Amy at amyea88@me.com

Available to UK customers only, at the moment.


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