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500th follower contest progress

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Since I announced my 500th follower contest, I have 39 entries in the draw to win a paperback, postage-paid copy of my upcoming book ‘in the shelter of the covered bridge’. To enter, just comment on any of my posts since the contest began (Oct. 15, 2017). One entry per post per commentor. If you have commented before, you can enter again by commenting on today’s post. I have only 491 followers, so there is still time to enter the contest!

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To give you something to comment on, just say something about any of the three photos below:

Photo 1: beams and internal architecture of a covered bridge.


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Photo 2: Avid reader enjoying the poems of ‘in the shelter of the covered bridge’.


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Photo 3: A familiar bridge to folks in Sussex area … out of service but a great park/picnic area.


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Thanks for all your support and hope you like the book!

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October 26, 2017 at 2:25 pm

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Free ebook … science fiction

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Today Oct 25, 2017 get your free copy (Kindle edition) of the third book in the Meniscus Series … Meniscus: Winter by the Water-climb. Follow the continuing story of Odymn and the Slain as they cope with the survivors of a spaceship crash. The book is part of a series but the story is stand-alone. A good way to see if you’d like to read the other books in the series!

To get your free copy of Meniscus: Winter by the Water-climb, click here.
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October 25, 2017 at 12:35 pm

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Lunch at the cabin

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Spending a day at our cabin is so much fun. And lunch there is simple and delicious … something about fresh air, I think. 

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Our lunches range from very simple (cheese and a nut/raisin mix) to soup and salad ( we have a hot plate to cook on). 

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Our lunches overlook our woods and in winter, we have a glimpse of the lake. 

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Leave me comment on the blog, and I’ll enter your name in a draw for a postage-paid paperback copy of my new book in the shelter of the covered bridge! If you comment on more than one post, I’ll enter your name for each comment (one entry per post).

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October 18, 2017 at 8:37 pm

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another virtual bike ride … Ireland

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Those of you who follow my blog may remember my virtual bike trips across France, along the Cornwall coast and in northern New Brunswick. I have decided to go virtual travelling again … along the southern coast of Ireland. According to my DNA, some of my ancestors were Irish so this will take me to my roots!

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My virtual trip will be incentive to exercise on my stationary bike. While I am on the bike, I click along my ‘path’ using Street View of Google Earth. With the various tools in Google Earth I can plot my journey, measure the ‘distance’ I have travelled, and take some photos along the way.  I began my journey on September 4, 2017 and you can follow along if you like, by following my other website http://www.alexandra128.wordpress.com

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Alexandra (2016_12_30 00_28_35 UTC)

Hi. I would love you to have a look at my wellness blog http://www.alexandra128.wordpress.com

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Best wishes

Alexandra (a.k.a. Jane)

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The beginning of my trip, near Donegall West, Cork County, Ireland

 

 

 

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September 8, 2017 at 7:24 pm

Rebecca Rosenblum to Headline First Festival

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Word Feast: Fredericton's Literary Festival

Rosenblum, Rebecca_cr_Mark Raynes Roberts Website Photo by Mark Raynes Roberts

Rebecca Rosenblum, Toronto author of the new novel So Much Love (Penguin Random House, 2017), and recently a finalist for the 2017 Amazon.ca First Novel Award, will headline two events, delivering the first annual Word Feast lecture on Friday September 22 and reading from her novel on September 23.

Rosenblum is also the author of two award-winning collections of short fiction, The Big Dream and Once, which was named one of Quill and Quire‘s 15 Books That Mattered in 2008. Her fiction has been shortlisted for the Journey Prize, the National Magazine Awards, and the Danuta Gleed Award.

Word Feast: Fredericton’s Literary Festival will also feature authors from Vancouver to St. John’s, Newfoundland, including Griffin Prize and Governor General’s Award winning poet Don McKay. Many New Brunswick authors also join the lineup, including Riel Nason, Allan Cooper, and the recent winners of the second…

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August 13, 2017 at 7:52 pm

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in search of Thornton W. Burgess

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Last weekend we took a drive to the western part of the province. Our goal was to see Bolton Lake.

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I have heard that there was once a cabin on an island on Bolton Lake used by Thornton W. Burgess during his summer visits to New Brunswick. Thornton W. Burgess (1874 to 1965) was a conservationist and children’s author who wrote adventure stories featuring all the denizens of the wild wood – he wrote more than 170 books and many stories including The Adventures of Jerry Muskrat (1914), The Adventures of Sammy Jay (1915), The Adventures of Danny Meadow Mouse (1915), The Adventures of Grandfather Frog (1915) and so on. I particularly remember Mother West Wind’s Neighbors (1913) because it brought lots of the characters together.

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Our drive took us along East Brook Road, off highway #630 in western New Brunswick, in the area of Palfrey and Spednic Lakes.

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Bolton Lake is at 8 o’clock on the map … we followed the East Brook Road (upper road marked in red from right to left) and then the Parker Lake Ridge Road (marked in black along the left edge of the map)

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The road is well-used but rough and I had a few ‘moments’ as my husband navigated the potholed and sometimes inundated road.

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the road is the northern boundary of one of New Brunswick’s protected areas

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it always looks worse than it is …. a beaver dam blocking a culvert caused this flooding on the road

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our conversation as we drive is augmented by my warnings … “bump!”, “big rock!”, “really big rock!” as if my husband couldn’t see these himself! … there was lots of road maintenance going on – culverts replaced and washouts resolved

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We were surprised but wildlife sightings were scarce on our trek. We saw moose, deer and coyote tracks, bear and coyote droppings, and lots of beaver lodges but no one was out and about on such a hot and windy day.

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a moose track in the sand of the road

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We had been to Bolton Lake in 1990 and were amazed to find that almost thirty years has made a huge change. The road from Parker Lake Ridge Road to Bolton Lake has completely grown over.  So Bolton Lake will keep its secrets and its history for now. We will have to content ourselves with a vista from Pemberton Ridge along the Forest City Road … the lake in the distance is one of the many waters comprising the Spednic Lake – St. Croix River system along the US/Canada boarder. Bolton Lake is hidden in the trees and valleys on the right hand side of the photo.

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A moment of beautiful: Lily-of-valley

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This afternoon, as we arrived home from a day at our cabin, I caught sight of a Lily-of-the-valley flower leaning against this rotting log. So lovely and such a sweet smell!

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June 2, 2017 at 6:01 pm

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