Ack! the dreaded writer’s block…

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Ok I’m up to chapter nine on the sequel.

I’ve tried changing up my writing style- so NOT working for me. I do a lot of dialogue, and then go back and add in the details. I’ve tried to do it normally I’m stifling myself.
So back to my style! Woot.
I took a nice walk at lunch, had some coffee, and viola after I stopped fighting my natural style, the words are flowing again. That’s what I love about writing, and even more on a computer. I can write my dialogue, and then go back and add in the little details.
for those of you that write, do you have a peculiar writing style, my friend’s have told me I have a peculiar style. Some people focus on the big picture, others on the minute details. Me, I like the dialogue. I’m learning to stick to what works for me and not stifle my creativity. What works for one, doesn’t work for everyone. I’m definitely not like everyone else. LOL 😀
I’ll be moving onto Chapter ten next, dialogue and then adding in the detail bit.

Woohoo! and that writer’s block is gone! I can see the light and hear my bunnies! lol 🙂


March 3, 2015 – National Mulled Wine Day

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Mulled Wine Recipe
Wonderful recipe for the holidays or any special get-together. It is also very easy to make in a Crockpot, simply add all ingredients and cook on high for 2 hours or low for 5.
Degree of Difficulty: Easy
Total Time: 25 minutes
Preparation Time: 5 minutes
Cooking Time: 20 minutes
1-1/2  bottles Red wine – (1-1/2 liters each)

1/2 cups Sugar

1 tsp Black peppercorns

1/2 Tbs Whole cloves

1 Tbs Whole allspice

1-1/2 sticks Cinnamon

1 Orange

1/2 Lemon

1. Combine wine and sugar in pot and heat over medium heat, stirring frequently until sugar dissolves.

2. With mortar and pestle, lightly crush peppercorns, cloves and allspice together and add to wine. Break cinnamon sticks in half and put those in as well.

3. Slice oranges and lemon, leaving unpeeled, and add to wine. Bring to simmer and cook 20 minutes. Keep warm until serving.

Thank you, Skeen!! xoxo

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Calendar day; March 3, 2015

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Tuesday, the 3rd of March, 2015 is the 62th day in 2015 and in the 10th calendar week.
General Events:
World Wildlife Day
March 3, 2015 in the World
On 20 December 2013, the Sixty-eighth session of the United Nations General Assembly decided to proclaim 3 March, the day of the adoption of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), as World Wildlife Day, to celebrate and raise awareness of the world’s wild fauna and flora.
In its resolution, the General Assembly reaffirmed the intrinsic value of wildlife and its various contributions, including ecological, genetic, social, economic, scientific, educational, cultural, recreational and aesthetic, to sustainable development and human well-being, and recognized the important role of CITES in ensuring that international trade does not threaten the species’ survival.

The General Assembly requested the CITES Secretariat, in collaboration with relevant organizations of the United Nations system, to facilitate the implementation of World Wildlife Day.

Where is World Wildlife Day?
Hinamatsuri 2015
March 3, 2015 in Japan
Hinamatsuri takes place on March 03, 2015. Hinamatsuri is also called the Japanese Doll Festival or Girls’ Day. Platforms covered with a red carpet are used to display a set of ornamental dolls representing the Emperor, Empress, attendants, and musicians in traditional court dress of the Heian period.
The custom of displaying dolls began during the Heian period. Formerly, people believed the dolls possessed the power to contain bad spirits. Hinamatsuri traces its origins to an ancient Japanese custom called hina-nagashi, in which straw hina dolls are set afloat on a boat and sent down a river to the sea, supposedly taking troubles or bad spirits with them. The Shimogamo Shrine celebrates the Nagashibina by floating these dolls between the Takano and Kamo Rivers to pray for the safety of children. People have stopped doing this now because of fishermen catching the dolls in their nets
Families generally start to display the dolls in February and take them down immediately after the festival. Superstition says that leaving the dolls pastMarch 4 will result in a late marriage for the daughter.
Where is Hinamatsuri?
Nationwide Japan
Peach Blossom Day
March 3, 2015 in the World
Peach Blossom Day is observed on March 03, 2015. It is a day to celebrate peach blossoms and a day for girls to celebrate being girls. Peach Blossom Day refers to the Japanese Doll Festival, which takes place on March 3.
The peach, Prunus persica, is a deciduous tree, native to China and South Asia, where it was first cultivated. It bears an edible juicy fruit also called a peach. The flowers are produced in early spring before the leaves; they are solitary or paired, pink, with five petals. The fruit has yellow or whitish flesh, a delicate aroma, and a skin that is either velvety in different cultivars.
Peaches are not only a popular fruit, but are symbolic in many cultural traditions, such as in art, paintings and folk tales such as Peaches of Immortality. Momotaro, one of Japan’s most noble and semihistorical heroes, was born from within an enormous peach floating down a stream. Momotaro or “Peach Boy” went on to fight evil oni and face many adventures.
Where is the event?
I Want You to be Happy Day
March 3, 2015 in the World
Have you ever thought of making others happy in an unselfish way? If not, why don’t you make others laugh by spreading the joy of happiness on this special day of “I want you to be happy day”. Every year it is celebrated on March 3rd and focuses mainly on reaching out friends, family or loved ones to make them feel special by wishing them lots of happiness. Rather than thinking ourselves in a selfish way, dedicate this day of “I want you to be happy day” to others whom we care for or love most by sending flowers or gifts or small gestures or whatever way you choose to make the other person happy.
There are endless ways and hundreds of ideas to make others happy which includes a small bouquet of flowers, sending a greeting card, making positive compliments, buying lunch or dinner or cooking a special meal etc. Dedicate few hours of your busy schedule to improve the lives of others on this wonderful day “ I want you to be happy day”  by helping them with their needs or saying generous words or showing love and concern.
Where is the event?
National  Mulled Wine Day
March 3, 2015 in the USA
It is the day to warm up from the winter chill with a nice glass of mulled wine.  Mulled wine is a beverage usually made with red wine along with various spices and raisins. It is served, and enjoyed, hot or warm. Mulled spirits (that is, wine and liquors that are heated and spiced) have long been considered a balm against illness in the winter months.
Where is the event?
Nationwide USA
Historical Events on 3rd March:
78 – Origin of Saka Era (India)
1284 – Statute of Rhuddlan incorporated the Principality of Wales into England
1575 – Indian Mughal Emperor Akbar defeats Bengali army at the Battle of Tukaroi.
1820 – Missouri Compromise passes, allowing Missouri to join the United States despite slavery still being legal there
1838 – Rebellion at Pelee Island, Ontario, Canada
1857 – Second Opium War: France and the United Kingdom declare war on China
1861 – Alexander II of Russia signs the Emancipation Manifesto, freeing serfs [OS=Feb 19].
1875 – 1st recorded hockey game (Montreal)
1878 – Bulgaria liberated from Turkey (Peace of San Stefano)
1885 – Congress passes Indian Appropriations Act (Indians wards of fed government)
1904 – Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany becomes the first person to make a sound recording of a political document, using Thomas Edison’s cylinder
1905 – Tsar Nicholas II of Russia agrees to summon a ‘consultative assembly’ and concedes other points including an edict of religious toleration, relief for Jews, and the cancellation of certain debts
1915 – US National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics(NACA) created, the predecessor of NASA
1921 – Toronto’s Dr Banting & Dr Best announce discovery of insulin
1923 – US Senate rejects membership of the International Court of Justice, The Hague
1939 – In Mumbai (Bombay), Mohandas Gandhi begins to fast in protest against autocratic rule in India
1952 – Puerto Rico approves their 1st self written constitution
1956 – Morocco gains independence from France (Anniversary of throne)
1963 – Senegal adopts constitution
1971 – Winnie Mandela sentenced to 1 year in jail in South Africa
1991 – Latvia & Estonia vote to become independent of the USSR
1992 – The nation of Bosnia was established
1997 – The tallest free-standing structure in the Southern Hemisphere, Sky Tower in downtown Auckland, New Zealand, opens after two-and-a-half years of construction
2002 – Citizens of Switzerland narrowly vote in favor of their country becoming a member of the United Nations


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