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Da Vinci’s Lesson

Dear Readers

Firstly, sorry it has taken me so long to put something up.
I know this little post does not have our usual ‘magical’ theme, but I do hope you can all take something special from it.
Love Michella x
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The Flying Feather, Hobley’s Well. Chapter 1

Dear All,

Here’s a little snippet for those eagerly awaiting the sequel, which will be out this Christmas.

But YOU get to read  the first chapter! YES, straight from the author’s first draft!

Thank you for your patience and unwavering support.

Happy Easter. x

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Blow those Bitter Winter Blues Away!

Fun ways to cheer you up this winter. Winter is hastily approaching. It’s dark when we get up and it’s dark when we leave work. So, I’m sure, many of you are starting to feel a little ‘under the weather’. I’m going to put you all to the challenge – make winter a fun time. I’m going to share with you a few little ideas to do just that! Let’s get started! Make pancakes! Make waking-up in your house a fun thing to do. There is no better way to wake-up the senses than the smell of warm fresh pancakes! This one is for the girls – decorate your room with fairy lights. Make waking up and going to bed a magical experience. We are entering the Christmas season, so let’s all get in touch with our childish side. Make hot chocolate often! Make it not only for yourself, but your family and friends. And make it the proper way (with steamed hot milk, not the watery tasteless way). There is no better was to melt those cold chills than with a frothy hot drink. P.S. don’t forget to add cream and marshmallows! Buy yourself a pair of fluffy, funny, warm slippers that will make you smile every time you look down at your feet. Cosy feet means a less grumpy you! If you’re up for it, get fun pjs to match. Fill your evenings with fun indoor activities like word games, watching DVD’s; or when you feel like being more extravagant, go to the theatre or to the cinema and share a box of warm popcorn with a loved one.... read more

Seven Ways to Feel Good

Pointers to get you back to feeling happy. It’s that time of year – the cold is slowly creeping in and so is the misery. Many of us suffer from the dreaded S.A.D.  Are you one of those unlucky people? Do you feel tired?  Have you lost enthusiasm for everything all of the sudden? Do you dread the alarm clock going off in the morning? Do you hide your head under the pillow and think, another day of the same ol’ ….!  We can change it! I know how you feel. I have been there! You start asking yourself, ‘what is the point of all this!?’ You feel hopeless and your spirits are flatter than a pancake. It doesn’t have to be this way! YOU get to decide how tomorrow is going to pan out! And here are seven guaranteed ways to help you start feeling good! STEP ONE:   I’m sure you have all heard the saying, ‘the early bird catches the worm’. The bird wouldn’t catch the worm if he stumbled out of his nest at midday! Start your day early and with enthusiasm! Choose a time to wake up and stick to it! My suggestion is to get up between 6am and 7.30am. If you are like me, you struggle to get out of bed and press the snooze button half a dozen times. There’s a simple solution. Get a radio alarm, or program your sound system to the time you want to get up. Waking up to an upbeat song rather than a “BEEP, BEEP, BEEP,” is a lot easier!  My song list is: ‘We Don’t... read more