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Spotlight On: JEAN PEEL

Today’s spotlight falls on a fellow artist and recently published children’s author Jean Peel. Born in Glasgow, she emigrated to Australia at the age of 24, choosing to fly rather than sail!

Being an avid reader all her life, Jean has always been a casual writer, and only recently finished her ninth Aunt Sally manuscript. At the request of her sons, and perhaps for the benefit of her grandchildren, Jean is currently documenting her own memories and those of her mother; at least the ones that she can remember.

Opening herself to the world of creativity, Jean has also become addicted to card making, and more recently painting with oils and acrylics. She continues to bring more of her Aunt Sally stories to life, whilst working on a novel she’s had sitting on her writing desk for some time; that is, when she’s not overcome with writer’s block.

Aunty Sally

Aunt Sally is a delightful cat who intends to live all nine lives to the fullest by exploring the world and creating mayhem on route. She’ll stop at nothing to have fun and find adventure. The stories are told in poetry form and are delighting children.

So, if you have young children or grandchildren, I’m sure they’ll find delight in these stories and with Christmas not so far away now, this might be the perfect time to start buying those gifts.

You can find out more about Jean and Aunt Sally by visiting her website: JeanPeel.com, where you will also find links to purchase her books, which are also available on Amazon.

 

 

 

A New Year And Reflections

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It can’t be 2019 already, can it? Where’s 2018 gone? Gone far too quick, that’s for sure. Seems like only yesterday I was saying a Happy New Year to you all. I hope you’ve all enjoyed the recent festivities. Ours was quiet, just as we like it, with my mother, Dave and I together over the period. This year, for a change we opted for a traditional Christmas dinner of turkey, including sprouts, followed by Christmas pudding, something Dave would never eat once upon a time. Now he asks for it and is hoping when we go shopping next the store will have some left. He even enjoyed the mince pies,  Lebkucken biscuits and Stollen –things he’s always turned his nose up to before. He’s also ventured into the pleasure of eating yoghurt, and curries. (Okay, who is this man and what have you done with the real Dave?) Click here to read more: