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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 …

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    I have met them at close of day   
    Coming with vivid faces
    From 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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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.

    Burning sparklers, Happy New Year

    “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 …

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    Merry Christmas everyone – lyrics Shakin’ Stevens


    Snow is falling all around me
    Children playing having fun
    It’s the season of love and understanding
    Merry Christmas everyone

    Time for parties and celebration
    People dancing all night long
    Time for presents and exchanging kisses
    Time for singing

    Christmas songsWe’re gonna have a party tonight
    I’m gonna find that …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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    “Lines Depicting Simple Happiness,” by Peter Gizzi


    “It feels right to be up this close in tight wind

    It feels right to notice all the shiny things about you

    About you there is nothing I wouldn’t want to know

    With you nothing is simple yet nothing is simpler”

    —”Lines Depicting Simple Happiness,” by Peter Gizzi…

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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 …

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    Magnetic – Again, just a girl – BOOK RELEASE



    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 …

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    Leonard Cohen – Poem (Full Employment p 27 Flame)


    I see you in the windows
    that open so wide
    there’s nothing beyond them,
    and nothing inside.

    You take off your sandals
    you shake out your hair,
    your beauty dismantled
    and worn everywhere.

    The story’s been written.
    The letter’s been sealed.
    You gave me a lily,
    but now I have …

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    Sisley racing down the Hill on her skies. Sue was still standing on top of the Hill Jakobshorn watching Sisley who had just stopped and was now waiting for Sue who had not been on Skies for almost ten years. Last time Sue had been skiing with her family but …

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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 …

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    Something New – London



    Sisley was always amazed by London since she had been in London for the first time as a young girl with her mother and still she loved it every time she came down. Sue was almost as stunned by London as Sisley was and the two had a drink …

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    Beauty – Poem LORD BYRON


    She walks in beauty, like the night

    Of cloudless climes and starry skies;
    And all that’s best of dark and bright
    Meet in her aspect and her eyes
    —Lord Byron, 1788-1824, England…

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    The Road Not Taken

    by Robert Frost Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, And sorry I could not travel both And be one traveller, long I stood And looked down one as far as I could To where it bent in the undergrowth; Then took the other, as just as fair, And having…
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    girls talk #lunchtime


    “Vanity rejects all healthy nourishment and lives exclusively on the poison of flattery.” as Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach once said. And so it was on a Saturday noon when Susan came to meet Sisley for lunch.

    Sisley was still at the Spa to get a little beauty facial and manicure to …

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    HAPPY NEW YEAR – Another Story


    It was about 12:00 o’ clock when Sisley had just finished her article “Three characteristics of the woman who has been named by The Times “Woman Of The Year”. An article she was really proud of and was just uploading her work on the platform she wrote for. One to …

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    Rooftop party


    Bernhard standing on the rooftop just opening bottle champagne: “And ladies, how about a nice after midnight dinner, you two girls and me?”


    Nicole looking over to Sisley shaking her head. Sisley asking interested: “Oh, a midnight dinner, sounds interesting, how exactly does this look like?”

    Bernhard: “Well Ladies, …

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    London is always a good idea…


    Another story – life is sweet

    Sue had had a date with Bernhard. Her silence and smile on her face said it all how this night must have ended or better said where.

    As sweet as this morning had started in the arms of Bernhard, she knew there was nothing …

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