Joyful Reading

The busyness of Christmas has now passed, and I have been blessed with two weeks of rest, including a good few hours of very joyful reading.

I stepped out of my usual self help and travel genres, and read a couple of excellent crime thrillers, an inspiring novel, a collection of short stories and an illustrated storybook about a little black cat called Charm.

An added bonus was the Amazon Kindle sales, where I bagged some great discounted books.  A number of them were FREE!

Being a newly published author, I now realise the importance of good book reviews on Amazon, Goodreads…

Reviewing books is quite new to me; the first book I ever reviewed was my blogging friend Jacqueline Oby Ikocha’s beautiful book of poetry “Out of the Silent Breathe”

I am enjoying this new reading and reviewing journey…

colourfulfoodnourishes-my-body-mind-and-soulSadly, my body has developed a chest infection.  Craving healing food, I made a giant pot of my blogging friend Sumith’s excellent Dal Chawal, which is packed with revitalising ingredients:

  • dal,
  • turmeric,
  • coconut,
  • chillies,
  • cumin,
  • garlic…

Please pop over to his blog, and you too will be inspired by his beautiful culinary creations.

I did not include a photograph of my own Dal efforts as they could never match Sumith’s stunning photographs!

Last but not least, I ended my first ten months of blogging on a high.  At 11 am on 31st December, my blog notched up 10,000 likes.  Many thanks to all my followers; I truly appreciate your support.

Wishing you all a blessed 2017.



  1. Congratulations on your blogging success, Bernadette. Thanks for the link to Sumith’s blog. As nutrition is my focus for 2017, I will definitely check her blog out!

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  2. Congratulations Brigid!! I am with Bernadette – 10,000 followers -10,000 reason fot thankfulness!! You are just amazing!! Very inspirational. Love your blog!! I am very thankful for the mention. Wishing you a Happy New year 2017!!

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  3. Your blog is very lovely! I love the name! And I have to agree with you on the healing properties of food, me trying to convince my husband, that’s another story. Lol. Thank goodness I can at least get him to eat a salad. I will have to pop over to the site you mentioned. Thank you!

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