Tuesday, 20 November 2012

IndieBRAG Holiday Give Away!

As you know, Sometimes It Happens... was honoured earlier this year with a B.R.A.G. Award.

For the holiday IndieBRAG is running a fabulous competition and you could win a Kindle Fire or a Nook Tablet.

Plus your choice of two participating B.R.A.G. Medallion Honoree books....

Yes, Sometimes It Happens... is participating!

To have a chance to win this fabulous prize visit Bragmedallion Xmas 2012    Good Luck!

The competition is open to - as stated in the official contest rules, the giveaway is only open to citizens, or legal permanent residents, of the USA and Canada but the books can be from any participating author. Please note that we are considering doing a similar event in the UK in the future.

Sunday, 18 November 2012

Wined & Dinned!

It’s been a hectic week, but one that ended with plenty of celebrations. The 16th was my birthday and one that celebrated the end of another decade – don’t they come round so fast! As it fell on a Friday we decided to celebrate over the weekend too. So we’ve wined and dinned until there is no more room left for a morsel of food. Chatted and laughed with family and friends, read emails and comments on Social Media and realised how very lucky I am. It seems getting older is not always that bad!

The picture above is a hand painting of our Barney from our lovely, talented friend, Karen Morris. Isn’t it gorgeous?

And if all of this was not enough, I received a beautiful 5 star review on Amazon for Satchfield Hall.

“I loved this book, couldn't put it down, and recommend you read Satchfield Hall for an endearing love story; read it for the brilliant creation of a memorable villain, someone who blights everything he touches; read it for a story that will keep you on the edge of your seat….”
You can read the full review on Amazon com and Amazon UK


I hope your week has been a good one, a happy one and one where laughter filled the air. As always, thank you for stopping by, sending sunny smiles from our little pebble in the ocean.

Saturday, 10 November 2012


What a week it’s been, sadly one that saw more lows than highs. A week that I felt crushed and had to take a back step. I felt I’d been pushed out of a plane without a parachute

We all have weaknesses and strengths, sometimes the weaknesses over shadow the strengths and this week my strengths were not only over shadowed, but deserted me. Although the free fall from the plane was painful, thankfully I eventually landed. I’m back and smiling again.

I’d like to thank the lovely, Audrey Hawkins for being a special friend.

My week can be summed up with my playlist on my Ipod

Anyone of Us – Gareth Gates

You’ll Never Walk Alone – Gerry and the Pacemakers

Crocodile Shoes – Jimmy Nail

Footprints in the Sand – Leona Lewis

The Great Pretender – Freddy Mercury

Hallelujah - Alexandra Burke

Bridge Over Troubled Water – Simon & Garfunkel

Madama Butterfly – Puccini

O Mio Babbino Caro – Puccini

Someone Like You – Adele

Sound of Silence – Simon Garfunkel

Stranger on the Shore –Acker Bilk

Theme From Harry’s Game – Clannad

What A Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong

Thank you for stopping by and I hope you’re having a fabulous weekend.