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    Office talks


    from the book A double Irish and a Dutch

    Avoka walks over to her place, starting the system. Her new colleagues, who had had the training for the last two weeks and who had badly complained on Friday about how crap it was, were just coming out of another question …

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    Surprise, suprise


    from the book A double Irish and a Dutch

    Tonight, she couldn’t care less; she was ready, set to party and joined Harry, whose daughter and boyfriend had meanwhile arrived and who were already dancing on the dance floor. The music was playing and she felt like love was in …

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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 …

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    12 empowering questions


    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 …

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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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