Articles, Book

National Thread A Needle Day

This didn't get posted on the day, so don't suppose it matters. I love craft particularly cross stitching. I threaded my needle a few days ago to start a new project from Cross Stitcher magazine. It is a bee, as you can see below, and it is a little further along now. If you want… Continue reading National Thread A Needle Day

Articles, Inspirational

One Died and One Comatose!

Everything and everyone has a story. And, in keeping of the ethos of Magic of Stories, they are all around us every day. Today I thought I would share something different with my blog followers. It is a first for my blog, but even plants have a tale to tell. This is the story of… Continue reading One Died and One Comatose!

Book, Historical, Non-fiction

The Road To Wigan Pier by Carole Parkes

Today I am bringing you a true life story of Elizabeth Smith as she told to her daughter. Historians will enjoy a look back on the social history of a Lancashire lass. At ninety nine pages long, this memoir will be sure to capture your heart as well as educate and amuse you. MEMORIES OF… Continue reading The Road To Wigan Pier by Carole Parkes

Book

Paradise Road by Marilyn Kriete

The Stunning Debut Memoir by Canada's Own Marilyn KrieteReleased and published by Lucid House Publishing!The book is available worldwide in paperback! Description A restless child of the 1960s, Marilyn yearns for love, hippiedom, and escape from her mother’s control. At 14, she runs nearly a thousand miles away to Vancouver, British Columbia, eventually landing herself… Continue reading Paradise Road by Marilyn Kriete

Articles

What is it about books!

At the beginning of the year I lost my reading mojo and flitted about trying unsuccessfully to source something I wanted to read. Then I remembered Twilight, which I recently blogged about. Afterwards, I read Claimed by Seraphym, followed closely, Watching Glass Shatter, both exceptionally entertaining reads. All of them were large books, which I… Continue reading What is it about books!

Articles, Fantasy, science Fiction

I am a Failure! (Bookwise, that is)

I’ve been struggling to read of late. It’s more about being spoilt for choice, and my mood. I can’t explain the latter, but put it down to the pressure of lockdown and how I have much more time to fill. I’ve always hated having too much choice. I go to a supermarket knowing I want… Continue reading I am a Failure! (Bookwise, that is)

Articles, Book

Well! I didn’t know that…

In January 2020, I decided I would teach myself to draw. YouTube was a good resource, but I found books more helpful. As the months and weeks went on I did improve. For Christmas, I was given a light box and this helped me draw more of a likeness as I enjoyed doing portraits. However,… Continue reading Well! I didn’t know that…

Articles, Non-fiction

Are You on Instagram?

I manage two Instagram accounts. One is this and called Magic of Stories and the other is for Norn Triad Publications, which I am a part of.Although I like pictures, I didn't quite understand how Instagram can work for me as a business, until I came across this book. Not only did it give me… Continue reading Are You on Instagram?

Articles

World Breast Pumping Day

Yes, really. January 27th has been designated to it. Well, there's a thing. I've never heard of it, have you? World Breast Pumping Day was created to acknowledge the time, effort, and dedication that pumping breastmilk requires. The day dedicated to breast pumping mums is observed each year on January 27th. Pregnant women will need… Continue reading World Breast Pumping Day