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7 June 2017

Tale of Two Eggs

Well, the right hand side is what it's supposed to look like. The left hand side is what it ended up like. Because yours truly thought I'd try the onventional way of creating a poached egg by just dropping the de-shelled egg into the boiling water. Put a bit of vinegar in the water, they said - that's the secret. So I did. Turns out the secret is also to not have the water roiling. Boiled and simmering it seems - otherwise this catastrophe happens! All over me nice Kuhn Rikon strainer pan! Anyway - the other one was done in my nice new electric poacher/boiler so I'll stick to that in future! Unless you have any tips on how to do it the old way? I'm feeling a bit determined not to give in...


Book of the week - am thrilled to say that a very successful author and all round nice lady, Cally Taylor, AKA C L Taylor, is coming to stay at Retreats for You again, in the summer. WIll get a copy of her paperback for her to sign to go on our bookshelves containing guests' works. Her book The Accident was a top ten 'debut of the year' in 2014 and since then there are another three novels in the series. Love her work. Go here to read all about this new book, in advance of her latest coming out in October!

Part Four - the final part - has been so well received again - in my series on emotional bullies. Probably due to featuring the programme Catching a Killer, which featured the extreme version of this nasty personality disorder. This week I had another guy tell me his story about a female version. There's so much of it about. more stories and more help and guidance, to not feel alone - on my website here. Do share the link to anyone who you think might need it - you never know, they may one day have their long overdue 'aha' moment too...

New website is up! The long awaited brand shiny new website for Retreats for You - my guest house down in Devon - is up at last! WHat do you think? Can you spot any mistakes or have any feedback? Do go look and email me This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to find out some intriguing offers for those helping me beta test the website... go here to see the new website for retreats for you in Sheepwash, Devon.

And some fabulous new reviews - check them out here on our Facebook page - very happy - that's what I am!

Daisy and Gracie have been entertaining visitors again - Daisy this time for being so damn cute. Here she was last week on one of our walks, with two of the lovely girls from facebook/QVC contacts. Funny pup eh? What do you think the caption should be?!!

Finally - were you right? Was I right? Come Friday morning, it'll all be over bar the shouting, and a new government will be in place. I had a funny feeling about the majority - but I could be completely wrong - go see the facebook post I did on Wednesday to see how close I was - or if you thought the same - go here.

Have a lovely week - next week, lots of pics from my hol in sunny Cyprus!

best wishes



ps Fancy a Stay in Devon? Would you like to come down? I’ve got a new date for QVC viewers,  if you are one, and fancy a fab full board stay – you can inspect the new kitchen and decide if Daisy and Gracie have indeed got trimmer! More info here, or just email me This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . It’s 21st August and can include yoga/walking and wholesome food – and wine! £90 pppn if you book soon – do come?

And still time to decide on which songs I should sing in September, at the event happening in Devon – can you come? It’s in Torrington at the Plough, on September 16th - do come! and will feature classics like ‘What a difference a Day Makes’ and ‘That Ole Devil Love’– more here if you’d like to choose from the list of songs – which is your favourite?

That blog on emotional bullying  is worth reading – click here – it’s now had nearly 5200 views and am very glad it’s helping so many people when they find out they’re not alone.


check out the new pic of all my paperbacks together! More about how to get your copy is here.


Ps my new Till the Fat Lady Slims book is now out on Amazon here, and there’s such an amazing support system on Facebook on theTTFLS group here - do come join us!

New QVC - featuring sneaky peeks and pics of deals from the next seven days so do go look! NB any Early Bird order links will appear first on my blog page here - do go look on a regular basis!

for info about my paperbacks and ebooks for sale now, go here 

for all my social media and to keep in touch go here





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