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Month: May, 2015

Quotable Women ~ May 30th

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The way I looked when I started modelling – I was a skinny schoolgirl, stuffing tissues into my little 32A bra. I wasn’t trying to be that thin; I was perfectly healthy, but still – that look is a total impossibility for women over the age of 20. Fashion has a lot to answer for, doesn’t it?

~ Twiggy, b. 1949, English Model, Actress and Singer

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Another New Children’s Book From Jemsbooks!

Well worth the price if you have children or grandchildren young ones to learn the beauty of the world.



Sebastian Meets Marvin the Monkey

Here is the cover of my new book, designed by my talented husband/illustrator, John. As you can see I have been very busy lately publishing two books. This new book is my latest children’s book for PS-Grade 1, ages 1-6. It is dedicated to my youngest grandson, Sebastian, who loves animals, especially monkeys.

I am excited to introduce, Sebastian Meets Marvin the Monkey, which is my eighth children’s book. As with all my children’s books I include a life lesson for children to learn as they read and enjoy the story. The life lesson in this book is to be kind to animals.

This book was a joy to write with my adorable grandson in mind. He just loves animals and I know he will love this book as he enjoys all Jemsbooks. LOL! His favorite part of my books is the last…

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LAST HABIT OF WORLD-CLASS CHAMPIONS- 14. World-class champions always have complete focus on winning

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You’re the C.E.O of your life – you choose where to put the focus.  Focus is a very important thing, it changes everything.  For example, your focus shapes your life.  So if you want to re-design your life, reshape your focus.  What I find the most interesting about focus, is where people put their focus. So, narrow the focus to change your frame and change the game. Your focus is really unlimited. The irony is that the real power comes when you narrow it to the right channel. Our focus in life always defines us and what we get out of life. We get more of what we focus on. Many athletes use hypnosis for mental focus and to set clear intentions. Winning requires discipline and focused concentration. When you focus on winning, what happens when you fail? Your ability to focus and having the drive to want to win…

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Mistrust (Another self-reminder)

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The power of Quantum Thinking

It took me a while to realise that I was living in a state of constant mistrust. I was taught to be careful with the people around me: “don’t talk to strangers” they told me.

I was taught to mistrust outcomes, “don’t expect the best and you won’t be disappointed”.  I was also taught to trust myself only and not to expect anything from other people so “they wouldn’t let me down.”

In fact as I grew up I learnt to mistrust almost everything and everyone. Police, news, politicians, doctors, circumstances, the weather, religions and specially the future.

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Meet the Budding Artist; Miss Serwah Attafuah and some of her works.

Positive Quote of the Day ~ May 30th

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Have a blessed day all. ❤

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Thought For May 30th

Has anyone else stopped to ponder how many lives we touch? I’ve just been to have my haircut and the nice lady wished me a Merry Christmas afterwards. Isn’t it strange how a phrase out of context and at the wrong time of year can make your mind work overtime?

Thinking of the holiday season got me thinking about James Stewart in a Wonderful Life, I know that’s not the full title but everyone knows the movie, right? Anyway, the character was shown all the consequences of him not being there to make a difference and he knew everyone. In these technological times we live in, we touch more lives than we know, leaving comments on someone’s blog, reading the story written by an unpublished author. With all of this happening on a daily basis. I’m surely not the only one to realise that nowadays we have more opportunities to meet people online than we do in the physical world.

The world has changed dramatically since 911, becoming a more liberated and scary place than ever before. The U.S.A. have elected a black president, twice not just the once, are they ready for a female leader? Hilary Clinton is capable and knows the challenges having been the First Lady while her husband served 8 years. 911 wouldn’t have happened while Bill was president, he stood up to bin Laden and gave him a warning before any terrorist plot was implemented. That’s why Al Qaida waited for George Bush. What they didn’t expect was the manhunt they got, but I digress.

In these days of online meetings with people from all over the planet coming together sharing ideas, thoughts, tales and finding like minded people at every turn, it should be no surprise to find we make friends we may never meet. In my youth I had a few pen pals, some foreign. I would write a letter in English then translate it into French or German before sending it. The reply would come back in English but today we write in our own language and this can be translated by software into any other language. I feel that the science fiction I read is fast becoming science fact. All of this is open to abuse, but every technological breakthrough has always been developed quicker for war than peace.

Today, if enough of us get together, given the shrinking nature of the planet, could we stop wars before they start? Can we create a world we can be proud to leave for our children? I think anything is possible, Tesla in the U.S. are developing rechargeable batteries for houses, solar panels on the roof will charge these batteries and make a National power grid obsolete within 50 years. Science Fiction becoming Science Fact. If we build houses on Mars with this tech then we could resolve the overcrowding here, yes Mars isn’t very welcoming just now but we could change that. We have the scientists, we have the entrepreneurs ready to fund this and Mars is only a week away, how much closer will it be in 15 or 20 years?

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Saturday without work

I have worked 7 days a week for the last few months, about time I had some “me” time. Strange, as my son would normally call over when I have time off but he’s starting a new job on Monday and wants to prepare for that. Can’t blame him. So what do I do with my time today?

I seem to spend time reading the posts of others on here, re blogging those I find interesting, but not posting anything new myself. Time to redress that I think, hope you like the post to follow, dear reader as this preamble isn’t the post, merely the stage hands getting the scenery in place.


I wonder what I can

I think it’s time as I’m a man

To leave the past behind

To wander in my mind

I never mean to be unkind.

If I were to die today

What words would others say?

Would they treat me well

With the words they use to tell

Or would they make me yell?

If I could live my life again

Would I spread the pain?

Or knowing what I know today

Spread the joy with what I say?

In the end we all must lay



Beautiful imagery, hope it moves you as it did me. There’s more where this came from.

K Morris - Poet

door slamming

Heels on deserted pavements echo

The lure of cash

The girl’s heart beats fast

An act

Her life a car crash

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