Tuesday, December 2, 2014

I saw some black Rum so I baked a ---stuffed if I know!

I was in a mood---you know---couldn't sit still---didn't feel like sitting watching crap on TV, or playing too much online with FB---oops I am doing it now, but there is a reason! I had finished a FB posting about people Liking; Roskill, without knowing it was a bloody book! GRRRRRRR! OK---calm thyself beast within! There--that's better. Just baker one of the things ---a cake-biscuit or whatever it is that comes out of my head at these times. No recipe, just using what's around. In this case--Rum, organic Cacao, courtesy of my sister and of course vanilla extract--the real thing and sugar=r eggs and self rising flour. Oh and heaps of butter. I did what I normally do and mixed the hell out of them and then put the 'stuff in cupcake dishes--adding at the last minute a prune in each one. The kitchen is now filled the a heady mix of chocolaty rum something. Wow. Rest gentle beast within---you can eat them, soon.

Are books just a quaint thing of the past?

Sometimes I wonder if people read books anymore---my reason for thinking this? When I look at my 'Roskill' FB page and see the likes for Roskill---it seems that most of them are liking something that is 'not' the book. Then if I look at their profiles, it seems that many of them do not have any books on their 'Like list.' So sad eh. Is the love of reading, a thing of the past? So, if you love books, go to my FB 'Roskill' page and like it ---only if you like it though for the book that it represents. Better still, go to my website to see what Roskill is all about. Here 'endeth' my very scientific survey! www.authorneilcoleman.com OR go direct to http://www.amazon.com/dp/047325655X for a download to your reading AP

The battle continues against methamphetamine (P)

The following article appeared in the NZ Herald. It tells us that the battle against 'P' is far from won. We know that many families are being ripped apart. Download my book, Roskill or buy the hard copy by following this link. www.authorneilcoleman.com OR go direct to http://www.amazon.com/dp/047325655X for a download to your reading AP. Couple imported drugs like 'ordering pizza' 12:46 PM Wednesday Dec 3, 2014 Save Like on Facebook59 Tweet on Twitter8 Post on LinkedIn0 +1 on Google+0 File photo / David White File photo / David White A young Auckland couple imported drugs using an online website like they were "ordering pizza", a court has been told. Daniel Wayne Fowler, 23, and Lisa Marie Clark, 24, used a website similar to "Silk Rd" - which was recently shut down by the FBI - where customers anonymously use online currency to purchase the illicit substances which are then sent in the mail. Over the course of a week at the end of September last year, Customs intercepted three packages containing a total of 201 ecstasy pills and 16 grams of cannabis. Fowler's lawyer Tudor Clee said his client was "clearly not a master criminal" and only shelled out about $200-$300, but Crown prosecutor Georgina Woods-Child said that on the street in New Zealand, the drugs could be worth nearly 100 times that. The mail - which came from Germany and Belgium - was addressed to Clark but Fowler later told police they were for him. A search warrant executed at the pair's suburban Howick home found Fowler also had a cannabis-growing operation established in the garage and interception of their cell-phone messages showed they were complicit in the offending. Mr Clee said cases of this nature were increasing in frequency because of the convenience of online drug-dealing networks. "It's safer and easier to order the drugs - which are the subject of the charges before the court today - than it is to order a pizza. Choose the delivery location, choose the toppings and place the order," he said. When it became a choice between "walking down the local gang pad or tinnie house" to buy drugs or doing it online, safety also became an issue for young people, Mr Clee said. Fowler had worked hard as an engineer but a back injury saw him at home in pain, with time on his hands, the court heard. But after being apprehended, he was on bail in the same position when police caught him dealing cannabis, which led to a further charge. Ms Woods-Child argued imprisonment was the appropriate outcome because there were likely elements of commerciality to the offending but Judge Philip Recordon said it was "naivety rather than stupidity". Fowler, after pleading guilty to four charges, was given the maximum home detention sentence of one year. Clark's lawyer Ish Jayanandan told the court her client was considering a career as a nurse and drug charges could bar that pathway. Judge Recordon agreed a conviction for the "silly things" she did would have a disproportionate impact on her future. She was discharged without conviction on charges of possessing class-B and class-A drugs. - NZME. Read more by Rob Kidd Email Rob Kidd Save