Sunday, October 28, 2012

Tamara turns 19

Tamara is 19 today.

The time is going so fast!

I can't picture her as a grown up 19 year old; I still see the shy 9 year old I knew when we were over in Canada, and even Kelly's descriptions of her photos on Facebook can't make me picture her all grown up!

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Toby's Monsters

Toby’s Tales, Book 2: Toby's Monsters

Genre: Social Issues/Special Needs

"Toby’s world is scary and full of monsters his mind has created. If he wasn’t blind he could see what the monsters really are, but he is,
so he can’t. Can he find a way to battle his monsters? Or will he spend the rest of his life afraid of every unexplained noise?"

The “Toby’s Tales” books are designed to show children - and adults too - the struggles and challenges faced by people who are blind, or who are adjusting
to sight loss, while also being useful tools to educate those close to someone who is blind or adjusting to sight loss.

Published: 21st October 2012

Available in all formats via Smashwords, and also via other retailers soon.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Just some riddles - for fun!

Question: I live in Winter, and die in Summer, and I grow with my roots facing up. What am I?
Answer: An icicle.

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Question: What gets wetter and wetter the more it dries?
Answer: A towel.

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Question: What can you catch but not throw?
Answer: A cold.

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Question: I can run but not walk. Wherever I go, thought follows close behind. What am I?
Answer: A nose.

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Question: What goes around the world but stays in a corner?
Answer: A stamp.

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Question: Give me food and I will live; give me water and I will die. What am I?
Answer: Fire.

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Question: What can run but never walks, has a mouth but never talks, has a head but never weeps, has a bed but never sleeps?
Answer: A river.

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Question: You use a knife to slice my head, and weep beside me when I’m dead. What am I?
Answer: An onion.

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Question: I went in to the woods and got it. I sat down to seek it. I brought it home with me because I couldn’t find it. What is it?
Answer: A splinter.

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Question: I’m light as a feather, yet the strongest man can’t hold me for more than a minut. What am I?
Answer: Breath.

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Question: Until I am measured, I am not known, yet do you miss me when I have flown. What am I?
Answer: Time.

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Question: What walks on four legs in the morning, two at mid day, and three in the evening?
Answer: A human does. As a baby, it crawls; in old age, uses a cane.

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Question: What is it that, after you take away the whole, some still remains?
Answer: The word "wholesome."

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Question: What jumps when it walks, and sits when it stands?
Answer: A kangaroo.