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I have so far traveled to Madrid in June, Velencia in July and I got back from Barcelona yesterday in September . I always fly by using easy jet. Not once have they taken off on time on leaving gatwick and returning from Spain. The only reason I fly with easy jet is that the flight are affordable. Well we can’t all be like the rich and famous with owning our own private plane.

HOW DO THE FAMOUS FLY? THE ANSWER IS….

So how do the famous like Brad Pitt, Taylor Swift and Lewis Hamilton fly? They are now among those who are making London Luton the top spot for their exclusive planes. And when it comes for them to leave the celebrities hang out in the Signature Flight Support lounge of the private jet terminal of course. With complimentary food and drink. Not like the rest of us in the airport we have to que for ages just to get a sandwich!!  All the celebrities can check in, go through a dedicated security screening and that’s not all they even have their carry-on carried on for them. Unlike us we struggle with suitcases and handbags. Wait for this when the celebrities plane is ready, they’re chauffeured by limousine right to its door.

The good news is that easy jet has teamed up with the people behind this elite lounge to make it available to its customers departing from Luton airport. For people wanting that luxury experience it most certainly seems a lovely way to start a romantic honeymoon. I’m not quite sure if you’re get dedicated security screening and your bags carried on for you with the limousine to the aircraft door . But hey we might not be Hollywood superstars, but you may feel like one.  A bit of luxury once in a while does us the world of good.

Have you ever seen someone famous at airport? I most certainly haven’t.

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A Few Days Mail

Sunday 10th September. Just got home from Barcelona 4.30pm. This is what 4 days mail looks like.  There is actually 9 parcels one you can’t see is a flat brown cardboard envelope on my top of my Amazon parcel. Hooray I can see my Amazon book order has arrived. I know some readers may get far more Mail but I just thought it would be nice to upload my mail. Looks like I have a lot of reading to do.

CRUEL TO BE KIND CATHY GLASS

Cruel to Be Kind Cathy Glass

A must buy must read

Paperback Published by Harper

Amazon £ 

Saying No Can Save a Child’s Life

ONE REMARKABLE WOMAN OVER 25 YEARS OF FOSTERING CARER TO MORE THAN 150 CHILDREN.

Fostering six-year-old Max got off to a bad start when his mother telephoned me with complaints even before he moved in.  She was in hospital recovering from an operation and I had been asked to take care of her son.

Although I’d heard plenty from Max’s  mother and social worker, I had very few details about Max himself and I struggled to hide my shock when he arrived. Looking after Max was clearly going to be a completely new challenge.

MY REVIEW

Cruel To Be Kind by Cathy Glass was going to be a blog tour but due to blogger’s being on holiday it got cancelled. Right now I’m in Barcelona and uploading my review. I personally don’t think that is a good enough excuse not being able to do a blog tour because of being on holiday. There’s always somewhere where you can get internet connection in most parts of the world. I travel a fair bit and I go nowhere without my iPad. I always make sure I read the book well in advance to do a blog tour or a review. I then upload all my information before I go to Spain, then all I have to do it click publish.

If you are thinking of fostering children, Cathy Glass gives you the right information that you need. Fostering includes the whole family, so everyone has to be fully committed. Foster carers are required to keep a daily record of the child or children that you may be looking after. The daily log will include appointments the child’s health and well-being,education, significant events and any disclosures the child may make about their past. When the child leaves the record you have made is placed on file of the social services. Many children who come into care have unsafe and dangerous behaviour because of their early experiences. The child’s social worker will call round and usually wants to see the child alone incase there are any issues the child wants to raise  and didn’t feel comfortable mentioning in front of their carer.

Cruel To Be Kind is about Max a six-year-old boy that weighs eight stone where he movements have become restricted. His teeth are decaying and he has to wear age twelve year old clothes.  Max an intelligent and charming boy is staying with foster carer Cathy Glass while his mother recovers in hospital after having two toes amputated. A must buy must read.

A few lines from Cruel To Be Kind

CHAPTER ONE

A BAD START

His mother is in hospital having two toes amputated and there have been complications. Oh dear. I am sorry, I said. Max is going to be very upset when I tell him he won’t be going home, Jo, Max’s social worker, continued. It will be the first time he’s been in foster care, although family are well known to the social services. I’m anticipating collecting him at the end of school and then bringing him straight to you, so I’m afraid he’ll just have what he stands up in. Don’t worry I’ve got plenty of spare clothes. I already knew that Max was six years old. Good. Hopefully I’ll be able to get some of his belongings tomorrow. I’m going to see his mother, Caz, this evening after I’ve brought Max to you. She wants him to visit her in hospital. This evening I asked, aware that it would be late and Max would already be very unsettled. Yes. And you want him to go to school tomorrow? I needed to know so I could make arrangements to take him.

 

 

 

 

COPYCAT ALEX LAKE BLOG TOUR

Copycat Alex Lake

Paperback by Harper Collins

Published 7th September 2017

Paperback Amazon £7.99

Which Sarah Havenant is you?

When an old friend gets in touch, Sarah Havenant discovers that there are two Facebook profiles in her name. One is hers. The other, she has never seen.
But everything in it is accurate. Photos of her friends, her husband, her kids. Photos from the day before. Photos of her new kitchen. Photos taken inside her house.
And this is just the beginning. Because whoever has set up the second profile has been waiting for Sarah to find it. And now that she has, her life will no longer be her own…
MY REVIEW
From the best-selling author of After Anna comes the brand new psychological thriller Copycat. I can tell you Psychological thriller lovers that Copycat is very creepy indeed. It gets even creeper page after page. Karen a mom of two boys went missing after leaving a bar. Sarah Havenant hadn’t seen Rachel Little for over a decade, but there on Sarah’s Facebook was a friend request, from Rachel who Sarah went to high school with and is now moving back to Barrow.  Rachel has a creepy question for Sarah, is this the right account for you or is it the other one with your name and photo on? The other profile photo was indeed of Sarah. But why the hell has someone set up another Facebook account with her details?  Weird as it seems could this be some kind of sick joke? Who was doing this to Sarah? Will Sarah be able to unravel this creepy person who is imitating her?

 

My Amazon Book Order 4th September 2017

 I have just placed an order with Amazon UK for some books that I really want to read. Oh boy with so many books that I want to read did I have trouble working out which ones to buy this time.  I know that many of you have read these books and done such good reviews that’s what made me be influenced to make my choice. Once I have read each one in turn I will upload my thoughts.

 The Child Fiona Barton Hardback Amazon £5

As an old house is demolished in a gentrifying section of London, a workman discovers a tiny skeleton, buried for years. For journalist Kate Waters, it s a story that deserves attention. She cobbles together a piece for her newspaper, but at a loss for answers, she can only pose a question: Who is the Building Site Baby? 

Dead Woman Walking Paperback Amazon £3.85

Just before dawn in the hills near the Scottish border, a man murders a young woman. At the same time, a hot-air balloon crashes out of the sky. There’s just one survivor.

Last Seen Alive Claire Douglas Paperback Amazon £3.85

Libby Hall never really wanted to be noticed. But after she saves the children in her care from a fire, she finds herself headline news. And horrified by the attention. It all reminds her of what happened nine years ago. The last time she saw her best friend alive.

 

The Pinocchio Brief Abi Silver

The Pinocchio Brief Abi Silver

Paperback published by Eye Books

Paperback Amazon £8.99

A schoolboy accused of a brutal murder. A retired lawyer with secrets to hide.

A 15-year-old-boy is accused of the brutal murder of one of his teachers. His lawyers, the guarded veteran, Judith, and the energetic youngster. Constance, begin a desperate pursuit of the truth, revealing uncomfortable secrets about the teacher and the school. But Judith has her own secrets which risk being exposed when a new-lie-detecting device, nicknamed Pinocchio, comes on the scene. And is the accused, a troubled boy who loves challenges, trying to help them or not?

MY REVIEW

I can’t sing loud enough The Pinocchio Brief should be your next read if you love reading thrillers like I do. The Pinocchio Brief is so good that I strongly believe it should be snapped up by a film company and here is why.  I was totally glued to this gripping courtroom thriller and with the truth about the latest technology in this page turning story. And that’s not all what I liked about this story I found the story utterly convincing with characters very believable.  I know that sometimes we hear about a teacher or a pupil that gets stabbed so this is another reason why I liked reading The Pinocchio Brief, it really brought it home to me of some of things that have happened in the past and will most very sadly go on to happen in the future.  I give full praise to Abi Silver for taking such a troubled story and adding those twists and turns that I adore reading. Raymond Maynard with a very high IQ in science and maths is accused of stabbing a teacher to death at his all boys boarding school. Lawyers Judith and Constance both believe that Raymond did not kill his teacher, which  is why they both decided to defend Raymond. Both lawyers interview a few teachers and boys at the Richmond boarding school and try to piece together how the teacher was stabbed and most importantly is to why. In court Raymond’s evidence of the events that his teacher was stabbed to death is recorded by Pinocchio the lie detector.  I highly recommend The Pinocchio Brief as it kept me guessing the whole way through, did Ray with a very high IQ really kill his teacher or did someone else?

 

 

WILDEST OF ALL P. K. LYNCH BLOG TOUR

WILDEST OF ALL P. K. LYNCH PUBLISHED 1. 9. 2017 BY LEGEND PRESS

The Donelly family are a tight-knit bunch, but when one of their own dies without warning, the mother, the daughter-in-law, and the daughter, despite being united in grief, are each sent hurting in wildly different directions.

From the churches of Glasgow to the nighclubs of London, can they find their way back to each other before it’s too late? And in the wake of a parent’s death, who exactly is responsible for looking after whom?

MY REVIEW

Peter Donnelly was not a celebrity or a politician. In fact he was rather insignificant in the grand scheme of things. Even so, his sudden death was akin to a bomb going off in the Donnelly family. Each member of the Donnelly family was hurting in their own way. The church service was different things to different people. Sissy was insulted by it. Her dad hadn’t been to Mass in years, he didn’t believe in Catholic teaching, he never met Father whatever his name was.  P. K. Lynch can tell a story deep as a wound.

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