Thursday is this the land of make believe?

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Like the song, I keep asking myself is this the land of make believe for many many reasons.  Yesterday two people I haven’t seen for years managed to seek me out and say hello.  It is wonderful to reminisce about a shared past and have you noticed when you do it is the good things you remember and share.  It is invigorating.

One of my advisors from the publishers called me last night and spent a great deal of her time advising me.  I had so many questions I felt sorry for her, anyone who knows me will be able to say that I can talk for England and sometimes forget to shut up.  Still if was really worthwhile for me so a great big thank you for that.

Then a friend called round to see me, he is reading the book and seemed quite agitated.  The book had hit a chord with him about a family he knows who seem to be struggling.   He said, ‘You rarely see the children outside and when they do they act in inappropriate ways’.  Until yesterday he had turned a blind eye, you know the way we all do.  He told me he noticed the mother shouting at two of the children and simply asked, “Are you OK?”  He said he didn’t know who was most shocked, the mother, the children or him.  Silently she shook her head and cried.  Then he asked, “What can I do?”  What a fantastic way to act I thought.  Shaking her head she implored him to call for help with the signal to her ear.  Not knowing who to call he dialled 999.  They guided him to a service that could support families in crisis.  Tearfully he looked at me adding, “I couldn’t see another Peter starting!”

Well let’s all hope we don’t have to intercede in this way.  Or when we do, we have the courage too.  Let’s hope no one has to live their lives in the land of make believe and that that land is there for dreams happy ones.

Thursday is this the land of make believe?

Tuesday is for chasing rainbows.

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Take a breath its Tuesday.  As promised, I met with the manager of a quaint country pub I go to every Friday yesterday.  You see I am so lucky I take my mother, who is 86, there for a meal the people in the bar appreciate how wonderful my mother is and has been as a parent and treat her like a queen. Mind it is one of those old English pubs where a real welcome is had by everyone.

When I told John, the manager, I wanted to invite friends to share in the launch of my book, Primeval Scream, he could not have been nicer.  So we came  with a time and a date for this soiree so everyone can put it in their diary, everyone who can attend that is.

The date for the Evening Soiree is 11 September 2015 Start Time 20:30, quite late but it matches the dark nature of the book. There will be a famous duo performing a few numbers too (will tell you about them nearer the time) and if you can get we can meet each other too.

I’m lucky to have had the parents I did as they both worked hard to ensure their three children were happy.  Thinking about this I did a little work last week and everyone who has the book knows the opening gambit give me a boy… and so on.  I was talking to a young lad aged 7 who attends a very good ‘public school’ in Durham about his future: he gave me a full account of his route; the college he would be going to in Oxford, then the law firm he would be joining, just like his father and so on.  I was astonished his account was so detailed.

After a while I thought to myself, could other children do that?  Most at seven, because of circumstances, have no idea what they will be doing.  Many are trying to survive.  It is our role to break down these barriers, ensure the safety of the young in society.  It is only when they are safe can they truly be happy. It is only when they are happy that they can consider their future.  It is only when everyone is fulfilled that society will be the inclusive place we all pray for.

Have you done anything to help today?  Have you heard any of the silent primeval screams many children give?  Sometimes you may miss them so silent are they.

Can you help one child on the way to finding their pot of gold at the end of their rainbow?  Everyone can make a difference.

A NEW REVIEW ON AMAZON TOO JUST POSTED

Tuesday is for chasing rainbows.

Monday so it’s time to be awesome

Well here in the land of Primeval Scream things just seem to be getting better.  I have read a few reviews in the press about the book which is fine and they all shine a light on the novel.  Yesterday the best one ever I did not sleep all night!  Why you may well ask!   It was all down to a review on Amazon.  It means so much because it is a review from a person who chose to buy the book.

Their review is wonderful and they actually have asked for a follow up!  Later they caught up with me on Twitter to ask some questions about the characters too.  I did settle their minds and know I will have to quench their thirst and pen a follow up.

I have an appointment at 11:00 this morning for the Primeval Scream Launch and get together.  Naturally there will be more of that in the days to come.

Have an awesome day.

You know you want the words too

Monday Monday, so good to me,
Monday Monday, it was all I hoped it would be
Oh Monday morning, Monday morning couldn’t guarantee
That Monday evening you would still be here with me.

Monday Monday, can’t trust that day,
Monday Monday, sometimes it just turns out that way
Oh Monday morning, you gave me no warning of what was to be
Oh Monday Monday, how could you leave and not take me.

Every other day, every other day,
Every other day of the week is fine, yeah
But whenever Monday comes, but whenever Monday comes
You can find me cryin’ all of the time

Monday Monday, so good to me,
Monday Monday, it was all I hoped it would be
Oh Monday morning, Monday morning couldn’t guarantee
That Monday evening you would still be here with me.

Every other day, every other day,
Every other day of the week is fine, yeah
But whenever Monday comes, but whenever Monday comes
You can find me cryin’ all of the time

Monday so it’s time to be awesome

Beautiful Sunday

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I woke up this morning with a huge smile on my face and I have to admit I did sing.  I am still pinching myself about Friday then yesterday John Loftus adding his picture reading Primeval Scream with Ethan James on his lap.

Well I have managed to sort some entertainment for the get together which will be a surprise to some but I know everyone will enjoy.  The date should be Friday 11th that all depends on me receiving confirmation tomorrow.

It will be a later than normal start 20:30 I thought to match the dark nature of the book. I will confirm the venue either Monday or Tuesday those that know where I go every Friday will no doubt have worked it out already.

And why not sing along too it will make you feel as happy as I am —-

Gliddy glub gloopy nibby nabby noopy
La la la, lo lo
Sabba sibbi sabba nooby aba naba
Lee lee, lo lo
Tooby ooby wala
Nooby aba naba
Early morning singin’ song

Beautiful Sunday