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Staying Safe…

dscf1063a/Keith’s Kreative Kue #111/

“Great, now what? Told you not to go this way, he’s calling for backup for sure.”-she tried to look casual even though her heart was doing its best to get out of her chest and she just started to feel light headed. Oh for crying out loud, darn you anxiety, not now!

“Relax, we just passed a construction crew, he’s probably just calling them…”

“Oh yeah? what for? you see any construction here?!” Neen wasn’t convinced, though she had to admit, it could be the anxiety talking.

“They might be moving with it up the street…”Boris didn’t sound to sure even to himself. Great, the panicky little Neen has done it again, that grain of doubt started to get comfortable in his head.

“I think we better run.”

“Yeah, that won’t look suspicious at all”

“Oh come on Boris, we could be just the morning runners, there is plenty of them here!”

“See any of them in flip-flops?”

“Told you you looked ridiculous in them!”

“Seriously? NOW you will be throwing that in my face?” Boris quickly glanced at Neen’s feet “You’re not any better!”

“At least I’m not gonna lose mine!”

“Are we really going to argue about the SHOES now?”

“You’re right… how about we split right there, just past that tree”

“Should work. Meet me at the usual Timmies?”

“OK. We need to call Mr.Y… What if they were watching us for days now? I knew it wasn’t good idea to keep the kid at our place, right in the middle of the city…  They will find him and who knows what then…”

“You do realize that it still COULD be construction guy, right?”

“Well, last time it wasn’t…”

 

 


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Niagara on the Lake

This was the second part of our Sunday’s trip. Celebrating beautiful weather AND the Family Day-long weekend, we decided not to spend it at home, but make a trip. Loved every bit of it 🙂

Niagara on the Lake surprised me with its history, cuteness and vivid colours (yes, even in the winter 🙂 ).

img_7595– The Prince of Wales Hotel (Built in 1864, 110 rooms, after few name-changes, under the current name from 1901)

img_7597img_7599– Pineapple being a symbol of hospitality and welcome 🙂

img_7603– the sign was only warning not to be sitting at the “toes” of the seat – due to the danger of falling. But we wouldn’t dare to sit on those 🙂

img_7602img_7604img_7606– we were just walking and taking it all in. Cuteness on every corner…

Leaving, we chose the wine-route, hoping to do some wine-sampling, but no luck, as most of the wineries close at 5pm…

…-well, with this cute one exception:

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“The Hare Winery”! Are you kidding me? Of all wineries, this one was open till 6pm 🙂 I seem to recall seeing some advertisement somewhere, not sure where exactly, but the winery just about opened, 1-2 years ago, beautiful brick building, and the hare… Well, for a bunny-lover like me, what more could I want? 🙂

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Well. I have a feeling we’ll be back!!! 🙂


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Her Destination

p1020119/Keith’s Kreative Kue 110/

She wasn’t quite sure why that man was staring at her so much. Yeah, she did stand out, with her scraped knees (tried rock climbing, with rather iffy safety rope that was too thin for comfort in some spots… lost her balance once and smacked right into the wall. The palms of her hands were beat up too, but she made point not to show that to anyone) and somewhat bruised face (yup, rock climbing). The fact that she was holding camera in her hands just added curiosity. The man was smiling slightly, as if he was proud that he and his booth/tent was the object of interest of a young woman. Oh well, what the heck. She came closer, smiled politely and made some conversation about the types of fish he was selling. And then she noticed it. A bright light-bulb went on in her head. Just brilliant! All of a sudden she knew what she was going to do with her life!

Quickly she lowered her camera, knelt down on one knee, and snapped the photo of the poster saying “STUDY OVERSEAS-Education Fair”…


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“To Dance With Angles” By KC Cullen —> Cover Reveal!!!!

Check out the cover reveal for debut author KC Cullen’s A Dance With Angels. Organized by Itching for Books.
 
 
 
Release date: February 28th 2017
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Synopsis via Goodreads:
Since she was a little girl, Kyra Byrne sacrificed everything for her dream to be a prima ballerina, braving broken toes and scheming rivals. Now the dream is finally within reach: she’s a soloist at a prestigious Boston company, her tumultuous past safely behind her.
 
But all that is put at risk when the company brings in a new choreographer, the smoldering Damien Delacroix with the sexy accent, rebellious tattoos, rippling abs, and scandalous reputation, a man who’s ruined as many careers as he’s built up. And the moment he walks into the studio, Damien only has eyes for Kyra.
 
Against the wishes of everyone from Kyra’s boss to the drama-queen prima, he casts Kyra as the lead in his new ballet. This could be the break she needed so badly—or it could be her ruin when her past begins to resurface in unpredictable ways. As Damien and Kyra’s chemistry sizzles on and off the stage, she realizes she’s in too deep. Kyra never dreamed of risking everything she worked so hard for, everything she painstakingly built—all for a man. But with the premiere looming and with the other dancers gunning for her downfall, she could lose more than her heart. 
 
About the Author
YA author by day, KC Cullen writes romance and romantic suspense by night. Her debut, TO DANCE WITH ANGELS, will be released on February 28, 2017. She lives in northern Ontario with her husband, two teenagers, and hyperactive Dalmatian.
 
 


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Tasteless Salt – my not so Valentine’s Day thoughts… ;)

“You are salt for the earth. But if salt loses its taste, how will it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything except to be thrown out and trampled on by people.”(Mt 5:13)

From the Words of Jesus, I’ve heard few Sundays ago in church… And no (sadly) -not always the words will stick in my head for the next day even, let alone few weeks. This time it did. Somehow I’ve discovered that it can have tremendous meaning even for atheists.
We are the salt for the earth. Our lives, in their cores, all have sense. All are important. We’re put on this earth to be meaningful. One priest that I greatly respect, said once something (and that was over 20 years ago!) in his homily: do not ever say your life is worthless or meaningless. You never know, if one day walking to work, you smile to someone in passing. Someone who was at the bottom of  his life, desperately searching for a sign that the life is not all bad and cruel… Who knows, that little smile of yours could have made his day…

But to be that salt… Imagine being that spice in someone’s life, that changes everything for better. Your smile, a hug, a good word. Little things.
Bigger ones as well. We’re not to be the ones to “go with the flow”. Have our own “moral spine”, and know how to defend it… To truly Love people doesn’t mean to agree for everything and anything they do…

Just not let your life to become tasteless… but if you do notice it – go back. Back to what makes sense, what makes you – you; the unique, beautiful person you really are… 🙂


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Logging the Lag…

Not proud of such a long non-writing period… had so many ideas, especially while running. I thought I’d continue my story, started way back almost 2 years ago… Then Christmas came and I thought for sure I’d have some time to write at least some Christmas wishes… Nope. Didn’t happen.

Life happened though. I had my very first at work evaluation and that wasn’t pretty. I felt like a huge roller went over me and squished me down  to the ground. Got blamed for stuff wasn’t my fault. Things got thrown at me, stuff I failed at, only that I hadn’t idea those were my duties. Tried to defend myself, only to get shut up by the boss. Oh there was a positive I’ve heard. I’ve got potential. Just after that, so it won’t build any hope – there was a “but”. “You’ve got potential, but you’re not using it”.
Nevermind.

Enough to say it took me over 2 weeks  to get up. Next few to find my motivation again. Because, Mr.Boss, negative motivation is, in fact “anti-motivation”. You should know that by now.

 

My running suffered, my reading took a hit as well. I failed to reach 60 books for 2016. Yet another failure. And another.

But I’m getting back. To running (though just 1-2 times a week so far…), to reading (aiming for 60 again, am 2 books ahead so far 😉 ).
And – hopefully to writing 🙂

So – hope to write again soon! (Info in case there still will be anyone to read it 😉 )