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Reading the bio’s on Twitter pages is hugely entertaining, believe it or not. Just for fun, I thought I’d share a few. I have permission to post my favourite three with names.

I write. Sometimes my characters get out of hand, demanding better lines or bigger roles. With some, I agree. Others I send into desperate situations.@martinlake14 

I wrote a book. People said it was good so I wrote more. Apparently they’re good too. Which is nice . @singularityspnt

I kill people for a living, & I love it! Best-selling author, named one of twitter’s 7 best authors to followFormer banker, now author of erotic books inspired by poetry, music & travel. @cherylbradshaw

I say stupid things, trip over my own feet, and love books. Sometimes a columnist and satirist. If you’re an author, let me know…

Author – One of the minions plunking on a laptop.

I write sweet romances, horror, inspirational and children’s books. Variety is the spice of life.

After decades of sleepwalking through life, I’ve finally woken up and realised the greatest dreams are achieved with open eyes and a conscious mind…

Never give up… keep focused… persevere… stay until the miracle happens. Explore the awesome power of Quotes! 

Writing my third novel… Wallpapering the bathroom walls with rejection letters. Looks nice, really. 

Positivity is contagious. Compliments are priceless. Encouragement and praise should be endless. Faith brings them all together. Tweets are my own. Peace.

Mild-mannered microbiologist turned twisted crime-writer.

I hope you enjoyed these as much as I did :)



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Good Monday Morning one and all :) 


Have a great week.


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No fooling my kids.

One of my favourite meals when I was growing up was Chicken and Noodles. My mother always pressure-cooked the chicken, peeled off the meat and put it back in the broth, then brought the whole lot to the boil again before dropping in a whole packet of wide ribbon noodles.

chicken and noodlesI was 21 when I went back to the US to meet family, and while there, my grandmother taught me to make noodles. As my children grew up, Chicken and Noodles was a regular menu item and I usually made the noodles.

However, there were the odd times I tried to pull a swifty on them, by cooking packet ribbon noodles, and they always knew. Then I hit on an idea that just might save me time and effort – fresh pasta from the refrigerator section of the supermarket. I eagerly purchased a pack, took it home and spread it out on my noodle board and cut them into strips and disposed of the packaging before anyone saw.

With much ado, in front of them all, I dropped the strips into the boiling chicken broth. Moments later it was done and served. There was silence as they tucked in and I waited with anticipation. Finally my son twirled a single noodle around on his fork and studied it intently. ‘This isn’t home-made, is it?’ he asked.

‘You saw them sliced up on the board,’ I said innocently.

That one comment was enough to get the rest of the family looking and tasting their noodles. ‘They’re not home-made, are they?’ demanded one of the girls. ‘What did you do?’

What could I do? I confessed. Although it was funny at the time, and there was much banter around the table that night about me trying to pull one over on them, I never tried to pass off pre made noodles again. I learned something that I never forgot. If I’d told them before dinner that I didn’t have time to make the noodles, they would have been disappointed, sure. But they would have understood what they were getting.

So be encouraged, and make sure you are the ‘real’ thing when you present yourself to others, because they’ll soon spot the fake in you if you don’t.


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Good Monday Morning to you all :)

Here’s something to think about, and can be applied to any area of life – work, writing, relationships, gardening, cooking… the list is endless. Have a great week. DJ

inspiration quote

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Something short and sweet for you today.

A picture of my newest grand child. A little girl named Kiah (pronounced Ky ah). Born on Australia Day 2013Kiah

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The following job advertisement was spotted this week in Perth, Western Australia. Don’t you will all bosses were like this?

I am seeking a competent and organized person to take on a position that will vary in hours depending on workflow. 


Typically Mon- Wed School Hours starting from anywhere between 1-3 days but a weeks notice will be given on all rosters forth coming. 

This position is most suited to someone whom would like flexibility for school pick ups and holidays. 

I run a Bookkeeping business and am looking for someone to cover the following roles: 

-Data entry 
-Accounts payable/receivable 
-general office duties 
-Sense of humor 
-likes coffee 
-Wing man/women to myself 

-You must have an understanding of credits & debits and payables and receivables.

-Be tidy, organized, punctual & even a little OCD is ok 


-Myob & or Quick Books experience is preferred but im happy to provide some guidance. 

-Police Clearance and current references please.

I’m looking for someone who would like to work as a contractor (own ABN- own business) and am happy to assist them with abn application and information on their responsibilities as a contractor to the ATO etc to get them started up 
– FYI If you earn less than 75K you have no GST commitments & if you earn less than 18k you have no withholding tax commitments 


What does it pay? 
depends how good you are……. I’m looking at around 20-25 per hour flat rate paid fortnightly on invoice. 

You require only yourself no laptops, equipment etc 

If you think you would suit this role and are local to the Armdale area (10km ish) would like to earn some extra money for the family and get out of the house please respond via email. 

Now that is what I call an imaginative job advertisement. And I wish her every success in finding the right ‘wing man/woman’ :)


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