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Floral Friday Challenge.


Although these photos…were taken in early January…

these Japanese Maples were displaying

autumnal colours which suits this time of year.


Floral Friday

Floral Friday





Botswana zebras.

While the original shot gives an

overall picture, I think…

this version more interesting by far.


Thursday’s Special: Section




Black and White Challenge:



Trafalgar Travel made it easy for us to enter…

places such as the Palace of Versailles and avoid long queues.

I was slightly tempted to ride around…

the French Riviera while we were…

staying in Nice.


Cee’s Black & White Challenge: Letters-Q-or-R




Book Review-Fool-Me-Once

 Fool Me Once 


Harlan Coben

Fool Me Once written by Harlan Coben tells a story of a young ex military Mum who has married into a wealthy, powerful family. Unfortunately that family seems to attract death, with two immediate members being murdered and several friends also suffering the same fate.

Fool Me Once solves those murders as well as post-traumatic stress disorder.  PTSD becomes a major part of the story after a murder victim is seen on a nanny cam…several days after he is buried. From that point on ex-Military mum, Maya, struggles, against the odds, to discover the truth behind this series of deaths. In doing so she unravels more and more dark secrets of the family in to which she married.

Fool Me Once has a ending which I did not suspect leaving the possibility for a tissue box to be nearby for both sad and happy tears.

As usual I have to have my say about the narrator. For Fool Me Once this is January LaVoy.  January was/is an excellent narrator in my opinion.  Each character was distinguishable when she read their lines which mage Fool Me Once an easy book to listen to.

I thoroughly enjoyed Fool Me Once and would recommend it to any other fans of the murder/mystery/thriller genre.

I think

Fool Me Once

 Image result for fool me once harlan coben

is definitely a


Goodreads readers have rated

Fool Me Once

an average of 3.9 stars from 39,625 ratings and 3,802 reviews

Fool Me Once

can be purchased on-line at

FishpondBooktopia, and Amazon


Travel Theme-Earth




Travel Theme.


Some images taken along Victoria’s

Great Ocean Road.

Stone piles created by tourists, holiday makers.

After the bush fires of a year or two ago.

These fires burned to the sea and closed

the Great ocean Road to tourist traffic

for several days.

A scene from my favourite drive through the

Otway National Park on my way to

the Great Ocean Road.


Where’s My Backpack: Earth




Weekly Photo Challenge-Wanderlust



My contribution for this week’s challenge…



Some previously unpublished photos

from some of the cities we visited

during our travels last September.
Brugges or is it Bruge?

I m never sure and would love to hear/see

how locals spell the name.

No visit to Amsterdam would be complete

without visiting a diamond cutting factory.

Rhineland-Black Forest region.





Finally, Venice.