Friday, April 27, 2012

How to access my blogs

Now that I have so many blogs to sort through I thought I would give you some pointers. Just go to my    then click on any of the blogs and then you can go to the top left hand corner and click on timeslide-- that will dispaly them all--- it may take a moment to load. Sort through from there. For the books you could also type the name of the book you are wanting to read. As you can see, I need someone to help me organize the whole set up better!

Coastal Yarns

I am trying to find my files for 'Coastal Yarns.' After all that was my first 'published book. I see it is for sale online from various outlets, but I am not seeing any of the royalties. I shall eventually get it together, even if I rewrite it chapter by chapter and release it in the same way I am for  'Roksill,' 'Talk To Me' and 'The River Always Flows.'
I also have a huge novel that I shall eventually release. It is big enough to be 3 books! Watch this space.
Why am I doing this? My dream-- maybe a publisher  in the old tradtional sence of the word will pick up on one of my books, so if any of you have links to such institutions, then send the link on.
I have reached the point where I don't want to stop. Sure I make very little money by having my blogs monetized, but one always hopes.

Thanks and keep clicking.

Weet-Bix versus Weetabix--brings back some memories

Ask any Kiwi kid; the ones that can claim 50 plus years and they will probably have a story or two about one of our national icons—Weet-Bix. Now that there seems to be of a stosh going on about the rip-off version marketed in England under the name Weetabix. The NZ manufacturer, Sanitarium has taken umbrage at the rival and is trying to stop the use of the name.
I won’t get into the rights and wrongs of that, but it does bring back some memories. How many kids (once again, I use that term loosely) brag about how many of the little biscuits they have eaten at one sitting. I have heard ridiculous numbers--- hell someone can eat 2o is beyond me. I think I may have managed about 7, and that may have been spread over 2 sittings.
Weet-Bix became the standby when one of us didn’t like the dessert Mum had made, but that’s understandable when there are six hu8ngry kids to be fed. I often wonder how Mum balanced all of our likes and hates. No wonder she enjoyed not having to cook in her later life. Those were the days, when takeaways were not the meal of convenience. We rarely had them, choosing instead to make the cheaper and probably healthier option.
There were possibly only three desserts I didn’t like in Mum’s collection of ‘old faithful’s---rice-pudding, junket and bread and butter pudding. Out then came the Weet-Bix.
Of course, Weet-Bix was a regular breakfast offering along with porridge. We had it with either cold milk, or in the winter, with hot milk. The addition of brown sugar or honey lifted the mix to new heights.
Once I left home and went through the ‘flatting’ period of my life, Weet-Bix was always a staple. I have never sickened of this wonderful food item. Mmmm—that reminds me—I better buy some when I go shopping today. I even have one of their collectable tins to keep it fresh.

Uzbekistan--- wow----- welcome!

I am always amazed when I see yet another country starting to read my blogs. Hi ya Uzbekistan. I heop to see more of you.

X rated dessert

Wanna try something different? Well----here goes.
Just take any amount of ice-cream--I suspect that Vanila is best but hey--- don't feel tied to my ideas.
Sprinkle some granualated  coffee--about a teaspoon. I used a good quaility freeze dried version. SWhy use cheap stuff, when you pour over a good shot of Cointreau over the top.
This little number is not for the unadventurist type.
I love the contrats between the sweet, slighlty bitter and the underlying swoosh on the Cointreau.
Enjoy---- Mmmmm-- ownder whats its lke with other liquers.?