Friday, 30 January 2015

A photo of my dogs - Together forever

Boyden & Sophie
Sophie passed away last Tuesday. I am certain she is with her brother Boyden in the spirit world. This is one of my favourite photographs. I will always miss them.

The Other Place - Another 5 star review today!

The Other Place
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Five Stars, 24 May 2015
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 1 Feb. 2015
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I thoroughly enjoyed this book, would recommend

Number 1 Amazon Kindle Best Seller (Supernatural and Reincarnation Category)

Chrissie James is a troubled soul: with family problems, unexplained phobias and a stalker to contend with, she seeks help with a hypnotherapist. Whilst in therapy, Chrissie discovers she has led a past life.
Will living a previous life help Chrissie to discover the truth of what caused her fears and phobias, and will she find out who is stalking her?
The Other Place is a paranormal mystery. Its many twists and turns will keep you guessing to the very end.

Misty Blue
This book is well worth a look for the sheer originality and compassion the author shows in her writing and in her characters.

S Douthwaite
I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. I felt drawn in and invited into a lovely story with emotional twists, supernatural wonder and family values. I love the way the author cleverly dips the characters in and out a past life. The story really flows. I found this an unusual plot and very good, especially the ending. The Other Place is a very special place.

5 * review Loving this book bit slow to start with ,,but a good enjoyment facter as it is reaveling itsel still reading ,Thankyou
from Susan e baigent 

Wednesday, 28 January 2015

My dog Sophie has joined her brother Boyden. I will miss them forever.

RIP my beautiful girl.
A wonderful friend and companion. You will be missed forever. 
I hope more than anything that she has been reunited with her brother Boyden.
Boyden died on the 7th July 2013 he was 13 years old. Sophie died suddenly on the 27th February 2015
My last photograph of Sophie. I took this the day before she died,

Taken last year.
I'm sure now they will be together forever.
How I miss them.

Thursday, 22 January 2015

Embroidery projects to do and finished ones for sale.

Blithfield Bird Sanctuary 
Beside the reservoir - autumn 2014

This is one of my favourite photographs. Yesterday I made a transfer of it. I remembered to reverse the image before printing it! I had previously prepared a piece of white cotton material, which I  backed with iron on interfacing. I allow at least two inches all round allowing for distortion when using freestyle embroidery.
Before pressing the transfer on I ensured the material was free of hairs (my dog constantly sheds hair, even though she is brushed regularly). I use masking tape to ensure the surface is clear. If a hair is left either between the interfacing, or on the actual transfer when it's on the material it's almost impossible to remove it. It's not a problem if it's in an area that you're going to embroider, but I've found them in the sky before now! I've started from scratch when this has happened.
If you are interested in any of the embroideries please email

Wild flower meadow at Blithfield 2012

Here's another favourite photograph. I'm looking forward to embroidering this picture.
 I have prepared the material the same using the methods I detailed above
I will add a few beads to the front of the picture after first embroidering the background with freestyle embroidery and a little hand embroidery.

Blithfield April 2014

I've prepared this picture exactly the same as the previous ones above. The transfer has turned out a little dark so I will use fabric paints to lighten it if the cottons don't work a miracle for me.
I will highlight the foreground with yellow and green beads.

 Fiery Sky £20.00
I painted this picture a year or so ago. I highlighted it with freestyle embroidery and embellished it with beads afterwards.

Another Fiery Sky! £20.00
On the same theme as the above but without the addition of the beads. I enjoyed painting and embroidering these two picture so much I may well do another one.
On the way to Longdon fishing lodge - Cannock Chase
Worked in freestyle embroidery on a transfer.  

Longdon bluebell woods - £15,00
I've recently finished another embroidery of this scene. It will be a gift for someone I know. I do vary repeat picture a little to make them individual. This is worked on a transfer from a photograph.
 If you are interested in any of the embroideries please email

Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Brilliant review for Birmingham Girls

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5.0 out of 5 stars

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ByJackie Haversonon 16 November 2016
I decided to read this book as I am a brummie born and bred and I love reading the history of Birmingham if this author is still alive I would like to say many thanks to writing this book Pauline would and will be sooo proud of you.
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Bymrs d perkinon 8 November 2016
Lovey book
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ByAmazon Customeron 19 June 2016
brilliant read ,found it hard to put it down ,really enjoyed it

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Wednesday, 14 January 2015

Dancing with Spirits blurb and link to video

Video of Dancing with Spirits

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A love story that spans the centuries. The story begins prehistory at a settlement in Rugeley, Cannock Chase. A young girl, Elvaennia, goes in search of her missing lover. By a freak accident she finds herself in the 21st Century, and quickly discovers her 'lost love' has also time travelled to this century. Determined to find him, she sets out on a journey that leads her to discover that her family back at the settlement face great danger, and she determines to help them. This in turn leads her into the celebrity limelight. She realises that tough decisions will have to be made. Will the temptations of the 21st Century prove too much for Elvaennia and Deimuiss, or will the old ways and values lead them back to the settlement? 

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Tuesday, 13 January 2015

A New video of Birmingham Girls plus another 5* review

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Birmingham Girls
The story of two sisters growing up in post war Birmingham

Another 5* review

On 30 September 2015
Great read so much so looked up more from this author.

Thursday, 8 January 2015

Ghost Writers and other books written by David Shaw

In this life-affirming book, author David Shaw explores ten major themes that affect us all – and offers a unique way to engage with them.
Whether it’s fear or forgiveness, credence or clarity, materialism or acceptance, Shaw gives us the benefit of ten spiritual authors who pen their intriguing and stimulating words through him as modern parables.
In doing so they offer us a steadying rudder in the choppy, often violent, sea of life’s cruelties and uncertainties.
Presenting an engaging and fascinating blend of fiction and nonfiction, Ghost Writers presents in a non-stuffy style information whose light-hearted humour belies its powerful emotional punch.

I have read this book and it's a brilliant informative read.

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David Shaw sees himself as an Average Joe.
He grew up an average kid in an average neighbourhood in Ayrshire. Like many an Average Joe, he does ordinary things: goes to work, supports his local football team, puts the world to rights over a pint. But this Average Joe is anything but average. Styling himself ‘spiritcounsellor’, he shares with us an extraordinary journey through the twilight world. 
Blessed with the ability to see and hear those who’ve passed on, and, helped by his spirit guides, Black Hawk and Mr Chung, David shares with us his extraordinary story of receiving messages from the other side. 
Here is an Average Joe – an ordinary man with an extraordinary story that will fascinate and intrigue.

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Have you ever wondered why only certain individuals appear to have the gift of mediumship?
Have you ever wondered just what mediums see and hear when they receive messages from the spirit world?
All can now be revealed in this ground-breaking new book from the spirit counsellor - and the answers will shock even the most experienced of spirit workers.
Join the spiritcounsellor on his quest to seek answers to the questions that nobody dared ask before and discover the remarkable link between spiritualism and science that will redefine everything that you ever thought possible.