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    First day at East Point

    from the book i-Land – A double Irish and a Dutch Tuesday morning Avoka took the bus towards East Point. She got off the arena bus stop and walked along the busy port road, passing the Yahoo building, and carried on till she arrived at the business park. She had to wait at the reception.… Continue reading First day at East Point
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    Arrival at Lower Baggot Street

    from the book i-Land – A double Irish and a Dutch Tuesday morning everything is ready, set and she takes off on her way to Dublin. After a half hour drive with the bus from the Airport Avoka arrives at Lower Baggot Street and walks the road along towards 99 Baggot Street where she has… Continue reading Arrival at Lower Baggot Street
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    Take-off to Dublin – Chapter Two from the book i-Land – A double Irish and a Dutch

    Arrangements Monday morning the interview was postponed to the next day as the connection did not work. Avoka’s dad was also in the house and already started his usual moaning that whatever Avoka was doing or saying wasn’t right, not good enough and was complaining about whatever he could find. The next day Avoka had… Continue reading Take-off to Dublin – Chapter Two from the book i-Land – A double Irish and a Dutch
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    Message from Hunt – part II

    from the Book i-Land – A double Irish and a Dutch The next morning Avoka is having her breakfast early and takes a stroll on the beach.  Some guys dressed in security uniforms are walking the beach as well. Avoka is not really, sure, as at first sight she doesn’t know if it’s more for… Continue reading Message from Hunt – part II
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    Messages from Hunt

    from the book I-Land – A double Irish and a Dutch Seven o’clock in the morning and Avoka hears the pinging of her phone: “A good morning coffee cup from Hunt.” She smiles and sends a message back. “What a lovely thing to start the day” and sends a song, Good Morning, Good Morning, with… Continue reading Messages from Hunt
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    10 empowering quotes

    Whoever is trying to bring you down is already below you.  – Ziad K. Abdelnour Our own self-esteem is something we can actually twist in whatever way we want. ? Stephen Richards “Don’t limit yourself. Many people limit themselves to what they think they can do. You can go as far as your mind lets… Continue reading 10 empowering quotes
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    12 best motivational quotes

    “If you are going through hell keep going.” ~ Winston Churchill “The best thing someone can do is to tell me I can’t do something.Thank you for the coal. I’ll light the fire.” ~ unknonwn “At the edge of madness, you have the best view.” ~ Natalie Hush “There will always be haters. And the… Continue reading 12 best motivational quotes
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    I have met them at close of day   Coming with vivid facesFrom counter or desk among grey   Eighteenth-century houses.I have passed with a nod of the head   Or polite meaningless words,   Or have lingered awhile and said   Polite meaningless words,And thought before I had done   Of a mocking tale or a gibe   To please a companionAround the fire at the club,   Being certain… Continue reading Easter, 1916 BY WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS
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    If I didn’t have your love – Leonard Cohen

    If the sun would lose its lightAnd we lived an endless nightAnd there was nothing leftthat you could feelThat’s how it would beWhat my life would seem to meIf I didn’t have your loveto make it real If the stars were all unpinnedAnd a cold and bitter windSwallowed up the world without a traceAh, well… Continue reading If I didn’t have your love – Leonard Cohen
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    Chapter I – Break in Tunisia

    From the book “I-land – A double Irish and a Dutch A new offer At 2 pm on a cloudy, stormy day in Tunisia Avoka was sitting in her staff-house room at the Aladdin Club. Avoka had her laptop in front of her and was talking via Google Hangout to two guys from an Indian… Continue reading Chapter I – Break in Tunisia
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    Chapter 6 – Californian Sunshine

    from the book Magnetic – Again, just a girl! Sunday morning Flo woke up in San Francisco. Bright blue sky, the sun already shining high with temperatures over 25°, she felt like waking up in paradise. Flo was sharing a room with her friend Ella who had picked her up at the airport. A beautiful… Continue reading Chapter 6 – Californian Sunshine
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    10 empowering, motivational quotes

    “It doesn’t matter how good you are or how bad you are—in the wrong elevator, you’re going to get hosed.” Frank Slootman, CEO of Snowflake “Dream it, wish it, own it!” “Don’t think about what might go wrong. Think about what might go right.” ~ Unknown “There has never been anyone exactly like you, nor… Continue reading 10 empowering, motivational quotes
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    10 best motivational, empowering quotes

    “Never wrestle with pigs. You both get dirty and the pig likes it.” ~ George Bernard Shaw “The best things in live make you sweaty.” ~ Edgar Allan Poe “Where you find yourself in daydreams that’s where you should go in reality.” ~ unknown “If people are doubting how far you can go, go so… Continue reading 10 best motivational, empowering quotes
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    Happy New Year – quotes

    “Each year’s regrets are envelopes in which messages of hope are found for the new year.” ~John R. Dallas Jr. “New year—a new chapter, new verse, or just the same old story? Ultimately we write it. The choice is ours.” ~ Alex Morritt “The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not… Continue reading Happy New Year – quotes
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    Merry Christmas everyone – lyrics Shakin’ Stevens

    Snow is falling all around meChildren playing having funIt’s the season of love and understandingMerry Christmas everyone Time for parties and celebrationPeople dancing all night longTime for presents and exchanging kissesTime for singing Christmas songsWe’re gonna have a party tonightI’m gonna find that girl underneath the mistletoeWe’ll kissed by candlelight Room is swaying, records playingAll… Continue reading Merry Christmas everyone – lyrics Shakin’ Stevens
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    Chapter One – FIRST DAYS IN LONDON

    from the book Blossom Hill – a London lovestory Mia had just left the shuttle at Folkestone after passing through the Euro-Channel from Calais and traveling the fifty-mile route through the world’s longest underwater channel by train with her car—thirty-seven miles undersea in just thirty minutes. She was excited. North London University had offered her… Continue reading Chapter One – FIRST DAYS IN LONDON
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    Free E-book Saturday – i-Land – A double Irish and a Dutch

    After returning from a break in a Tunisian holiday resort and with arising team differences at her new Internet guru company, the troubled customer service agent Avoka goes for a weekend to meet an ex-colleague and a new flame. Together they plan to start their own business offering e-bikes and tours in Dublin while fighting… Continue reading Free E-book Saturday – i-Land – A double Irish and a Dutch
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    Sunday Reads

    Magnetic : Again, just a girl! Starting in the 40s, during World War II, a mother with her three children flees from East Berlin to West Germany in one night following a marsh by thousands of refugees when her only son dies. Her husband, the scientist Dolphy, arranges for his family a stay with business… Continue reading Sunday Reads
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    Chapter 4 – April showers

    from my book Magnetic – Again, just a girl! Anna had decided to take Fritz’s offer and had been working with the agency in Germany for a few months now. It was the first week in April when she was waiting for someone to pick her up to join a concert. A legendary Jazz band… Continue reading Chapter 4 – April showers
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    Chapter Three – Paris 60’s fashion

    from the book MAGNETIC – Again, just a girl! In 1960 Inga revealed in a letter to her mother that she was married. She had fallen in love with an ambitious English actor and had silently married a year ago. Anna and her mother were surprised as this announcement had come so sudden, and it… Continue reading Chapter Three – Paris 60’s fashion
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    Magnetic – Again, just a girl – BOOK RELEASE

    CHAPTER TWO – JUST A GIRL The three girls, Anna, Inga and Betty, were standing in the Hall waiting to see their newly arrived sister for the first time. Dolphie’s friend Charly, the owner of the old villa, had asked the girls to come to the salon, the part of the house where they usually… Continue reading Magnetic – Again, just a girl – BOOK RELEASE
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    “Love’s Philosophy,” by Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792-1822)

    The fountains mingle with the riverAnd the rivers with the ocean,The winds of heaven mix for everWith a sweet emotion;Nothing in the world is single;All things by a law divineIn one spirit meet and mingle.Why not I with thine?— See the mountains kiss high heavenAnd the waves clasp one another;No sister-flower would be forgivenIf it… Continue reading “Love’s Philosophy,” by Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792-1822)
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    Out Now! New ebook – Blend 37 – Pippa Bow

    Read the first chapter…. Christmas Day Sitting on her flight back to London Pippa was glad having kind of survived the family Christmas celebrations which had turned out in a more stressful event running from one Christmas party to the next all within three days. The Christmas day had started with a lunch with the […]

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