Happy Summer Solstice


CATinAhammockWell there is a cure for the summer time blues!

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Fotoverslag Castlefest 2015

Nice post Patty

Patty van Delft

Afgelopen weekend was het jaarlijkse Castlefest in Lisse, een heerlijk fantasy festival voor jong en oud! 🙂

Natuurlijk was ik, samen met mijn collega schrijvers van Celtica Publishing, ook weer van de partij.

Het was ontzettend lekker weer en er was veel te zien en vooral te beleven, vooral dankzij de vele vrijwilligers.

Hieronder een klein foto verslagje!


De boeken van Drägan Duma liggen er klaar voor!


Samen met Evi en Femke achter de stand van Celtica Publishing.


Ook dit jaar mocht ik weer voor een hoop leuke mensen signeren!


En signeren…


En nog meer signeren! 🙂


Zodat veel boeken een nieuwe boekenkast mochten vinden! 🙂


Jeffrey was zaterdag ook van de partij. Zijn Engelstalige sciencefiction komt in september uit.


 Gelukkig is er ook even tijd om met vrienden en fans op de foto te gaan. 🙂




Er was ontzettend veel te zien en te beleven.



En heel…

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A tangled mess of a tale – The Sorcerer’s Garden.

Myths of the Mirror

Sorcerer's Garden 2At some point between serving my visiting parents popcorn and ice cream, chauffeuring them to the nearest casino, shooing our resident bat from their bedroom, potty-training the Overlord, and tracking down my hiding husband, The Sorcerer’s Garden went live.  I almost missed it!

So a bit of promotion is in order…In the life of an author, it’s an exciting day.

The Blurb:

Recently fired and residing with her sweetly overbearing mother, Madlyn needs a job—bad. In a moment of desperation, she accepts a part-time position reading at the bedside of adventurer and amateur writer Cody Lofton. A near-drowning accident left the young man in a vegetative state, and his chances of recovery wane with each passing day.

Cody’s older brother, Dustin, and eccentric grandmother aren’t prepared to give up on the youngest son of Portland, Oregon’s royalty.

Dustin’s a personable guy, bordering on naïve, and overwhelmed by familial corporate duties and cutthroat partners. Grandmother Lillian’s…

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Crime prevention

Lagrangian Republican Association

There is a Dutch saying “gelegenheid maakt de dief” which means that occasion creates the thief. This proverb is essentially the behind the theory on crime prevention developed by Dutch criminologist Jan van Dijk.

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Just loved these characters and the Adams family brilliant ♠️

One Day

First Night Design | ‘Happiness is a Butterfly’

First Night Design

Butterflies from China, Japan, and Corea: “Biodiversity Library”:http://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/45490916 Texture: “Kerstin Frank”:https://www.flickr.com/photos/kerstinfrank-design/9181048645/in/photostream/ Flowers: “Rijksmuseum”:https://www.rijksmuseum.nl/en/my/collections/150967--sarah-vernon/mijn-eerste-verzameling/objecten#/SK-A-3899,0 Original & vintage art © First Night Design [www.firstnightdesign.wordpress.com]‘Happiness is a Butterfly’ © Sarah VernonBuy prints at Saatchi Art

‘Happiness is a butterfly, which when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.’ Nathaniel Hawthorne

‘I almost wish we were butterflies and liv’d but three summer days – three such days with you I could fill with more delight than fifty common years could ever contain.’ John Keats, Bright Star: Love Letters and Poems of John Keats to Fanny Brawne

‘Butterflies are self-propelled flowers.’  Robert A. Heinlein

These butterflies are found in China, Japan, and Korea, and come from an image at  The Biodiversity Library. The soft background of flowers is adapted from a painting at the Rijksmuseum — I’m so thankful this inspiring museum allows artists to download some of their exhibits to merge them into our own work. The other texture, which…

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Cartier-Bresson’s Street Photography: The Perfect Take

Really nice post


61yXPxQLYXLOn the 22nd of August 1908, painter and pioneering photojournalist Henri Cartier-Bresson was born in Chanteloup-en-Brie, France. By self-admission, his first true love of photography was inspired bya 1930 photograph of Hungarian photojournalist Martin Munkacsi showing three naked young African boys, caught in near-silhouette, running into the surf of Lake Tanganyika. The picture captured the very essence of a joyful moment in time. Cartier-Bresson remembered:“The only thing which completely was an amazement to me and brought me to photography was the work of Munkacsi. When I saw the photograph […] of the black kids running in a wave I couldn’t believe such a thing could be caught with the camera. I said damn it, I took my camera and went out into the street. I suddenly understood that a photograph could fix eternity in an instant.” Initiated into the mysteries of the simple “Brownie” snapshot camera as a…

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Réveillé bien…

Show Your Allegiance …/…Safınız Belli olsun…/… Have a Blessed Friday…جمعة مباركة …Cumamız Mübarek Olsun & ♥

Beutiful words and pictures Semra Allah be with you 🙂


ant, semras


Nemrod lit a great fire in which to throw the Prophet Abraham. While a crow was carrying brushwood to throw into the fire, an ant was carrying some water.When the crow saw that the ant was carrying water,he asked the ant mockingly: “What are you going to do with that water?” When the ant said, “I’m carrying water to put out the fire into which they will throw Abraham,” the crow laughed and said: “The water you carry cannot possibly put out that huge fire.” The ant said, “That’s all right; I know it will not be sufficient,But I will have demonstrated my allegiance.”

Hz. İbrahim’i içine atmak niyetiyle büyük bir ateş yaktırmıştı Nemrut. Bu esnada bir karınca su taşırken bir karga ise ateşe atmak üzere çalı çırpı taşımaktaydı. Karıncanın su taşıdığını gören karga alaylı bir şekilde sordu karıncaya: “Ne yapacaksın o taşıdığın suyla?” Karınca, “İbrahim’i atacakları ateşi söndürmek için…

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