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. …
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 …
What could you be happy about if you chose to be?
Why don’t you?
What is the first change you would start to make?
What would you love to accomplish today?
How do you like to feel?
What’s in the way?
What do you want your life to be in …
“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
I have met them at close of day
Coming with vivid faces
From counter or desk among grey
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 …
If the sun would lose its light
And we lived an endless night
And there was nothing left
that you could feel
That’s how it would be
What my life would seem to me
If I didn’t have your love
to make it real
If the stars were all unpinned…
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 …
“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 …
“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 …
“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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
“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…
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 …
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 fountains mingle with the river
And the rivers with the ocean,
The winds of heaven mix for ever
With a sweet emotion;
Nothing in the world is single;
All things by a law divine
In one spirit meet and mingle.
Why not I with thine?—
See the mountains kiss …
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 …
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 …
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 …