Wednesday, 14 January 2015

Happy Snapper!

For as long as I can remember I have been a snapper! As soon as I could hold a camera I have had one. Over the years I have taken thousands of photographs, I have no idea how many black and white, coloured photos or slides I have. I do know there are many and all are carefully boxed and placed in our office. The electronic photos I have over 12,000, I know this from when I do a backup!

Not only do I have fun with my SLR camera, but my phone camera is brilliant too, which means I can snap away until my heart’s content. But taking photos is just one aspect I love, I also enjoy playing with my photos to enhance them, doctor them too! I love creating my own greeting cards and posters. Over the years I have used various software packages to achieve special effects, all making my pics a little different. Before Christmas I bought Photoshop Elements 13 and I’ve had so much fun leaning how to use this. Below are just three of the creations I have designed, but don’t worry, I promise to bore you with more soon!

That’s it for now, thanks for stopping by and have a great day, keep warm and keep smiling.


Pauline x

Sunday, 4 January 2015

A Great Start to the Year!

I hope you have had a wonderful festive season and feel ready to slowly get back to normal. We had a quiet time, yet lovely with too much delicious food and great wines and lots of telephone chats with family and friends. And if that was not enough, on 1st January I saw a beautiful review for In the Cold Light of Day from Nikki’s Books4U.

Nikki has kindly allowed me to share the review on my Blog, though you can see her fabulous Blog by clicking on Books4U

When Kitty met and married a much younger man Bertie Costain after a whirlwind romance, some would judge their union as rather convenient, after all Kitty was wealthy and independent in her own right, and what else could possibly attract a younger man to an older woman?

When Bertie begins to behave odd and different and distance towards Kitty after he had always displayed only kindness and affection. Bertie also seemed to be happy with the life they were making together. Kitty starts to feel their life unravelling and spiralling out of control.

What is going on? Is their luck about to run out?  Is Bertie prepared to put the love of his life at risk by taking a huge chance and not laying all his cards on the table and let Kitty know what is deepest darkest secret is?

This story had me gripped and intrigued from the very start. I was hanging on every word due to the excellent way the story is written it really pulls you in emotionally, and you feel like the story is so real that you are actually in the room with the characters, a silent and invisible observer of a compelling drama, watching all the event of the story unravel before your eyes, and powerless to reach out and stop what you know Bertie is heading for, as both the leading characters in this book are extremely likeable and I so willed on for this story to have a happy- ever after.

This is my first read of 2015 and it is going straight to the top of my top ten reads.  This is a remarkable book well worth reading. If your New Year resolution is to read, then this is a great book to get you back into books.
Posted by Nikki at 13:47 on Books4U

Thank you Nikki for this amazing review, what a wonderful start to the year!

In the Cold Light of Day is available in Kindle from ALL Amazon sites including:

Wednesday, 31 December 2014

Happy New Year

Wishing you a very Happy New Year. 
A year I hope will be filled with love, laughter and surrounded by kind friends. 
Thank you all for your friendship and amazing support.


Pauline x

Sunday, 28 December 2014

A Story Line not Tackled Often.

A lovely review for In the Cold Light of Day. 

“Once again Pauline's characters are real and believable, her descriptive writing gets better and better with each book. Although you shouldn't really warm to Bertie you can't help liking him when his vulnerable side shows through. The storyline is not one that is tackled often and although set in the 1960s it could just as easily be the present day.

I would recommend this book, it's thought provoking (do we really always know our partners as well as we think?) and at the same time an easy and comfortable read - a bit like pulling on a favourite jumper and relaxing (with a good story of course). In fact, all of Pauline's books are to be recommended and as each one is completely different you will enjoy a variety of locations and characters.”

This review is on Amazon co uk

Available in Kindle from ALL Amazon stores

Monday, 22 December 2014

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas to you

have a wonderful time with family and friends.

Hugs to you all

Pauline x

Wednesday, 3 December 2014

Compelling Story!

At last the sun is shining on our little pebble in the ocean after two weeks of torrential rain and high winds. And as if that was not enough to brighten my day,  I saw this lovely 4 star review for In the Cold Light of Day on Amazon co uk.

Thank you lovely reader for adding a review, which is very much appreciated, and also thank you for downloading and reading my latest book.

“Pauline Barclay weaves original, compelling stories and this one is no exception.
Bertie is not a run-of-the-mill character. Mature in age and with a gambling habit, the plot centres around the gradual destruction of his marriage to Kitty, and the intricate web of deceit which eventually destroys him. Or does it?

Set in London during the sixties, the novel has an authentic feel for those times and Barclay digs deep into her characters; their motivations and emotions are always clear, and understood.”

Available in Kindle

Tuesday, 2 December 2014

It's December!

As well as opening the doors on my lovely advent calendar, I have designed a new poster for the festive season.

And don't forget my 20 minute coffee Christmas read, should be FREE 
in Kindle on Amazon co uk and Amazon com