Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Merry Christmas: Christmas is Coming (Annonymous)

Christmas is Coming (Anonymous)

Christmas is coming, the goose is getting fat
Please put a penny in the old man's hat;
If you haven't got a penny, a ha'penny will do,
If you havenot got a ha'penny then God bless you!


Only two days to go...so Merry Christmas one and all, and if you don't enjoy Christmas, then my best wishes for the Holiday Season - be you here in Southern Hemisphere in the heat, with berries on the branches - or enjoying the winter solstice.

Have a good one and a Happy New Year! :)

A.J.


Friday, December 19, 2014

Free ebook - Wizard's Guide to Wellington


Tell all your friends so  they too can explore the magic of Wellington – even if they are thousands of miles away -  that this Thursday and Friday the 18th and 19th December (American Time)  Wizard’s Guide to Wellington is free on Amazon.

Kindle Wizard's GuideWill Alec and Perrin save Wellington from very dangerous wizards who wish to wake a taniwha the size of a mountain? Find out in Wizard’s Guide to Wellington -  a magical adventure perfect for anyone who lives in, has visited, or is planning to visit Wellington.
 
Yes, the Weta cave is not the only secret hidden in Wellington. Elves, Dwarves, and Hobbits are not the only magical creatures around, and they don't only hide in Miramar! Some have been here since the first canoes, or earlier, and even the wizards are more dangerous here. So…will Alec’s dad escape alive, and will Wellington ever be the same? Well, no, obviously Wellington will never be the same…it'll be much more fun!

To find out more follow the link to enjoy the adventure for free – before your whole world is turned upside down. http://www.amazon.com/Wizards-Guide-Wellington-J-Ponder-ebook/dp/B00OZMPFNG


Have fun and enjoy the festive season, by relaxing with great books! You might also want to check out The Best of Twisty Christmas Tales also free during the 18th and 19th of December. http://www.amazon.com/Best-Twisty-Christmas-Tales/dp/0994115504

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Plaque on Wellington Waterfront - watch out! Miracles are dangerous things.
A.J.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Tuesday Poem: How do I love thee? (Sonnet 43, 1845) Elizabeth Barrett Browning, 1806 - 1861

Another poem from Elizabeth Barrett Browning, campaigner for human rights - including the abolition of slavery and improving child labour laws. The first poem I posted of hers is The Cry of the Children, a truly remarkable piece showing the horror of the conditions many children faced at the time, while retaining a lyricism and beauty around the core of unease.

On the other hand this is a love poem, with an inner core of strength, and a sense of the inevitable, possibly obtained from having battled illness most of her life.

Enjoy!


How do I love thee? (Sonnet 43, 1845)  Elizabeth Barrett Browning

How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.
I love thee to the depth and breadth and height
My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight
For the ends of Being and ideal Grace.
I love thee to the level of everyday's
Most quiet need, by sun and candle-light.
I love thee freely, as men strive for Right;
I love thee purely, as they turn from Praise.
I love thee with the passion put to use
In my old griefs, and with my childhood's faith.
I love thee with a love I seemed to lose
With my lost saints – I love thee with the breath,
Smiles, tears, of all my life! – and, if God choose,
I shall but love thee better after death.



For more great poetry, check out the Tuesday poem hub here.
For a free ebook of Wizard's Guide to Wellington go here Friday the 19th and Saturday the 20th Dec 2014