Saturday, 10 January 2015


HAPPY NEW YEAR 2015 everyone and to kick start a whole year of blogging off, I present
the Secret Cravings Publishing 4th Anniversary Blog Hop.
Anniversaries and birthdays are celebrated in my home with a lot of enthusiasm.  There are five of us plus the two cats.  We have two birthdays in February, one in May, anniversary and birthday in August, finishing off with hubby's birthday in September. So come Boxing day a list is handed to me from my daughter with her ideas of what she would like, closely followed by her brother, and he just rattles a list of what Father Christmas forgot to give him. I really cannot for the life of me remember what they both wanted now. 
We have a set thing that we do for the kids.  It involves a present, cake, meal of their choice and some sort of outing.  Normally a trip to the cinema or bowling.  When it comes to us adults, well there we are treading in uncharted waters. 
Valentines day in our home is a bit of a doozy.  Whereas most women are wined and dined and given roses and chocolates, nine years ago I spent the day in agony, ending up almost giving birth to my daughter in the front seat of a Vauxhall Astra.  It was only through sheer determination I managed to get inside the hospital before she made her appearance just minutes later.  What a way to spend the most romantic day of the year.  However, I am glad she did, because she shares her birthday with her father as it was the day his parents brought him home to live with them from the orphanage. 
Anniversaries can also be sad as well as happy.  For me April 12th is a particularly poignant day, as it not only is my father's birthday but also the anniversary of the day he lost his life in a lorry accident in 1983.  I was eleven at the time, and I still mark that day with my husband buying a bouquet of flowers.  
 April 13th this year will mark two years since I signed my contract with Secret Cravings Publishing for The MisAdventures of Pann Haggerty.  2015 will see Viva Pann Vegas, The MisAdventures of Pann Haggerty Book 2 published, and as my prize I will give away a copy of Pann Haggerty Book 1, Norty or Nice and a copy of Viva when it is released.
All you need to do is leave a comment describing your favourite birthday/anniversary memory, and I will ask my daughter to pick a winner.
Don't forget to hop along and visit the other incredibly talented authors who are taking part and giving away amazing prizes, here 
I hope you have fun hopping around and discovering some incredibly wonderful authors.
Lots of love