Monday, August 27, 2012

Why English is hard to learn

Now I know you have seen this somewhere else, but isn't it just the truth? We speak English as naturally as we breathe and therefore we cannot always see the twists. I'd love to know if other languages offer similar difficulties (the other two I do speak also are African languages...and, yes, have their own twists!).

Friday, August 24, 2012

Something Seen: Sparkles

 Sparkles was a tame little wild bird which would hit the deck and wander in through sliding doors to peck at the carpet without a care in the world. She was quite old already, a regular visitor for years according to the community we lived in while in New Zealand. I wonder now if she's still paying visits...

Wednesday, August 22, 2012


6000+ views and counting!

Just thought I'd share that!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Diary: Painters in the house

Hi all, the posting has been a bit sparse lately (here and on Multiverse Tales) due to the arrival of painters in the house. Bedrooms and bathrooms need a spruce up...and the entire place is now a complete and utter mess! Furniture in the oddest places! Hard to work in chaos, controlled as it may be. Will get back to normal scheduling soon!

Meanwhile, here's a sage bit of advice for you:

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Indie Books better than 50 Shades of Grey

OK, so some might not like the idea of grinding 50Shades into the dust, but there are better books out there and enterprising PD Allen has created 3 lists thus far on Amazon to prove it to you...and every book on these lists is well worth a read!

Here they are:

Part I:

Part 2:

Part 3:

Take a look!

Adam's Calendar

The kind of history that serves to inspire!

Older than the Giza pyramids
Older than Stonehenge
A 75,000 year-old stone calendar - In the cradle of humankind.
A new discovery of an ancient circular monolithic stone calendar site in Mpumalanga has proven to be at least 75,000 years old, pre-dating any other structure found to date. Southern Africa holds some of the deepest mysteries in all of human history. What we are told is that at around 60,000 years ago the early humans migrated from Africa and populated the rest of the world.
Who were these first humans? What did they do? And where did they disappear to?
It estimated that there are over 100 000 ancient stone ruins scattered throughout the mountains of southern Africa. Artefacts that have been recovered from these ruins show a long and extended period of settlement that spans to over 200,000 years. The most spectacular examples of these ancient ruins are RIGHT HERE within walking distance. Modern historians have been speculating about the origins of these ruins, often calling them ‘cattle kraal of little historic importance’. The truth of the matter is that closer scientific inspection shows that we actually know very little about these spectacular ancient ruins. It is a great tragedy that thousands have already been destroyed through sheer ignorance but forestry and farmers have now started to protect these ruin. Adam’s Calendar is the flagship among these ruins because we can date this monolithic calendar with relative certainty to at least 75,000 years of age based on a number of scientific evaluations. Adam’s Calendar also presents the first tangible evidence of consciousness among the earliest humans in the ‘Cradle of humankind’. The site is built along the same longitudinal line as Great Zimbabwe and the Great Pyramid. It is also aligned with the rise of Orion’s belt some 75,000 years ago.

This is possibly the only example of a functional, mostly in-tact monolithic stone calendar in the world.
The founder of Adam’s Calendar, Johan Heine, observes as the shadow of the setting sun on the summer solstice
21 Dec. As the sun sets the shadow slides off the edge – only to resume its path back to the opposite edge where it stops on the winter solstice, 21 June.

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Zauran by Poppet (review!)

Zauran by Poppet

Ok, so I started reading Zauran…and then life got in the way. This weekend I sat down and read it from the start in two sittings- an early morning shift, and the rest later at night. Folks, you have to read it as a piece, because Zauran is a mile-a-minute tale! Fast-paced with action and laced with astonishing eroticism- you will find, like me, you can’t stop reading. But, to place the cherry on top of an adventure of a read, Zauran also contains supernatural stuff that will blow your mind, and if you haven’t yet read the first two books in the Pravus Series, reading Zauaran will make you go back to discover what you missed…and it will force you ahead into the Neuri Series to discover what comes next.

Don’t miss out!

Zauran available here