Friday, 28 December 2012

Happy Time Between Christmas and New Year

I hope you all had a lovely Christmas and are enjoying the days leading up to New Year. 

This time two years ago we were anxiously awaiting the arrival of my youngest grandson, worrying about how my daughter would get to hospital in the snow. He finally put in an appearance on New Year's Day so it is a double celebration every year for us now.

The Kindle my beloved gave me for Christmas is already stuffed with books.

I was also given two donkeys, Danny and Adele - well they were adopted on my behalf from Hillside Animal Sanctuary. I've always had a soft spot for donkeys. Who knows, maybe I'll be able to go and visit them on one of their open days.

I am giving away You Can't Love a Stranger & Other Stories on Kindle free from today, Friday 28th December until Sunday 30th.




For anyone on Facebook, if you go to the Petplan Equine page and click "like" you can then "donate" a scoop of feed (free) to Redwings. Last time I looked they'd donated more than 700 kilos of horse feed.

Now where did I put those leftover mince pies...


43 comments:

  1. Oh, thanks so much for the book Teresa, what a lovely Christmas gift. Happy new year to you. Hope you find the mince pies....

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  2. THanks Teresa. I had kindle for zmas so I will download it now! Glad you had a lovely time.

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    1. Hope you enjoy your Kindle, Wendy - I think it must be one of THE top Christmas gifts this year :-) x

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  3. Thanks for the freebie!

    I need all my mince pies - but I don't mind donating a scoop of horse food.

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    1. When you run out of mince pies, you can use the mincemeat in toasted sandwiches - actually they taste nicer than they sound with a bit of ice cream :-) x

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  4. Oh! The donation is free too - even better!

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    1. I should have said that, Patsy - I'll edit the post, thanks :-) x

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  5. I am heading over to Like Petplan Equine right now.

    I don't have a Kindle, but I'm sure I can download your book onto my PC ... If I can remember how to do it.....

    Cheers,
    Eileen

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    1. Thank you, Eileen - it's lovely to be able to help the horses with a simple click isn't it :-) x

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  6. This must be a lovely time for your family now, Teresa. Glad you received a kindle - I'm sure you'll enjoy it. And I love the idea of adopted donkeys!

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    1. I would love to visit the donkeys, Rosemary. They are a mother and son and share a field with all the other donkeys they were rescued with :-) x

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  7. We all seem to be going over to Kindles. Enjoy yours, Teresa!

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    1. We do, don't we, Frances :-) I was never going to have one, but I am a convert :-) x

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  9. Being an animal lover I once visited the Lockwood Donkey Sanctuary. The guy who ran it was a brother of Margaret Lockwood. I was so upset at seeing all those lovely donkeys who had suffered so much pain, I burst into tears and had to run back to the car and spend the rest of the time waiting for my husband while he walked around on his own. How can people be so cruel to hurt any animal.
    Thank goodness for all those who can help those animals in their distress.

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    1. I don't understand how people can be so cruel, Eileen. The people that run those sanctuaries are real heroes aren't they. When we went to Redwings, I couldn't read the stories of how the horses ended up there - I was just glad they did and are now safe x

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  10. Thanks for the book Teresa, I've been looking at that lovely cover for a while. Happy New Year.xx

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  11. Wishing you and all your family the best of health and happiness for 2013, Teresa, and thank you for your lovely, warm and entertaining blog. x

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  12. Hi Teresa,

    I always knew you were a kind, caring, compassionate lady. Your article is testimony to this as you clearly demonstrate that you will not tolerate cruelty to our beloved creatures.

    Your act of generosity in giving out your lovely book via Kindle during that time is such a wonderful thing to do. I guess I should purchase a Kindle.

    Kind wishes and now, back to my mince pies....

    Gary :) x

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  13. Happy New Year Teresa. Hillside is special to us as we live within sight of it. If I crane my neck from my desk I can see it. We've been doing conservation work on our common with Hillside's sheep helping with the grazing, and the hay cut on there goes to feed the animals at Hillside too. Your donkeys live in a lovely place and are well cared for.

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    1. That must be amazing, Kate - I didn't realise you lived up there. I am a huge admirer of Hillside and all the good work they do (and I also love Norfolk!) The use of the common is just such a wonderful idea :-) x

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  14. Awwwww what a beautiful New Year's Day to come for all of you!! Happy birthday to your little grandson! Yay!

    And yay for your book of stories too!! May I just say that I totally loved your Kong story in Writers for Animals!!! I was so rooting for Maria and Kong over Australia and Gina all the way!!

    Take care
    x

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    1. Thank you, Kitty :-) That's what I love about fiction - happy endings - not always of course, but sometimes you just have to :-) x

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    1. My friend's mum used to foster a pair of rescue donkeys and they were such sweet things. I've always loved donkeys x

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  16. I can see I'm going to have to get a Kindle so I can read all these free books that everyone offers from time to time.
    Hope you enjoy your donkeys. What a lovely gift.

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    1. It's a lovely idea isn't it, Gail :-) x

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  17. I forgot to say 'Happy New Year'.

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  18. Happy New Year Teresa and lots of success in 2013. I fear I won't be able to resist the Kindle for much longer.

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    1. Thank you, Maggie - and to you! I've never heard anyone say they regret getting an e-reader :-) x

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  19. Arriving very late, but wishing you a very Happy 2013. And a Happy Birthday to your grandson.

    xxx

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    1. Thank you, Suz - Happy 2013 :-) And thanks for the birthday wishes for little Noah :-) x

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  20. Happy New year, Teresa!
    I hope you had a lovely Christmas and thank you for your terrific kindle giveaways x

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    1. Thank you, penandpaints - Happy New Year to you too :-) x

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  21. Both Hillside and Redwings do such wonderful work. Happy New Year to you all, and 'your' donkeys too. x

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    1. Happy new Year, Joanne - I hope Harvey sticks (groan) to his resolution :-) x

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  22. Ah, lovely to hear that your grandson made it here safely two years ago despite all that snow (a dim memory now). So, he has his birthday exactly a week after Christmas, whereas my eldest daughter's is exactly a week before. Better to be after me thinks to get the bargain presents! Happy New Year Teresa :-)

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    1. Thank you :-) My daughter took all her Christmas decs down (except the tree) so she could put the birthday banners up. Happy New Year to you :-) x

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