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"Diaspo/Renga is not only a dialogue between the two poets, but also between the present and the past. – Al-Jadid http://tinyurl.com/kxrpjrw"
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"Paul McVeigh & Laura Del-Rivo are the judges for the I is Another short story competition. #IisAnothercomp http://tinyurl.com/ogbu2v4"
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"What a beautiful unique book! The poems are descriptive and full of life and emotions! – #Diaspo/Renga http://tinyurl.com/kxrpjrw"
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"He doesn’t want to set eyes on these white heavenly ghosts. – Enjoy Axel no 28 by Pieter Thomassen http://tinyurl.com/ksyhvrq"
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"Enjoy Not a Declaration of Intent a poem about writing and reading poetry to celebrate Dutch Poetry Week. http://tinyurl.com/phry448"
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"‘Sharp, funny, observant look at Britain through the eyes of an American adrift in London. ’ The Stray American http://tinyurl.com/kaqbhgz"
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Fictional Brits by Arnold Jansen op de Haar

Who will it be: Harry Potter, Basil Fawlty, Paddington Bear, Mr Bean, Dr Who or James Bond after all? I don’t believe there is another country with as many fictional celebrities as the United Kingdom.In 2002 there was a poll to select the greatest Briton, so not a fictional figure. However, the list took on a somewhat fictional dimension halfway through: King Arthur appeared as number 51 and Boy George was number 46. Opinions differ about whether King Arthur really existed. I have my own doubts…See More
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"The I is Another short story competition is now open for submissions. #IisAnothercomp http://tinyurl.com/kynxdr2"
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A Boy from Westminster by Arnold Jansen op de Haar

Last week, reports emerged about Big Bird being seen at an over-18s festival. This sprang to mind when Labour leader Ed Miliband began to get involved in the Scottish referendum. It was as if Eddie laddie had gatecrashed the wrong party.And the leaders of the Yes and No campaigns, Alex Salmond and Alistair Darling, seemed to land you straight in an episode of the Muppet Show. Now you may well ask: ‘Aren’t you being a bit too harsh about the Scots?’ That’s because they spoke about ‘Westminster’…See More
Sep 22, 2014
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Adventure in Amsterdam by Arnold Jansen op de Haar

Last weekend, Amsterdam seemed rather dingy. Amsterdam is an open-air museum populated by completely inebriated, cannabis-smoking tourists and a local population who congratulate themselves on being so tolerant. But all these different facets of society live in completely parallel worlds. Everyone seemed to be pigeonholed: by attitude, clothes and behaviour. Do you know what I missed most? A sense of adventure. The impression that people are really living here, these are genuine people. I…See More
Sep 5, 2014
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Amalia & George by Arnold Jansen op de Haar

Each country has its own guidelines for passport photos. The Dutch guidelines included: don’t smile and uncover your ears. ‘Well, look at me,’ said another woman. She retrieved a scarf from her bag and folded it around her head. Neither ears nor hair were on display. ‘My embassy demands it!’ she yelled. Might there be countries that insisted on a burka?It makes me angry: law-abiding citizens are being treated as potential terrorists, only to be shot down because the airline flies over a war…See More
Jul 29, 2014
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Cheering Quietly by Arnold Jansen op de Haar

I’ve been to watch the Tour de France with my sister, in London, because I’ve been living there for the past six weeks. The Tour’s finish line was within walking distance. Londoners ride their bikes kitted out with knee, elbow and head protection, plus a flashing light. And they cycle at high speed, as if they’re out to win the Tour de France. There is a general lack of cycling lanes, which makes it dangerous, but the cyclists themselves don’t improve matters. I’ve made up my mind, once my…See More
Jul 11, 2014
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Human Waste by Arnold Jansen op de Haar

The first thing we noticed about her was her hat; a black hat with protruding bits. A witch’s hat. This hat moved up and down behind the fence which surrounded the dog-walking area. I was moving some things to England with the help of D and his white van. We were a bit early, and therefore had some time to spare.After about half an hour, the woman with the hat had summoned up enough courage to approach us. She told us her story: she was an economist from Chechnya who had sought refuge in…See More
Jun 23, 2014
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"Don’t miss Laura Del-Rivo reading from Where is My Mask of an Honest Man? this Sunday at the London Short Story Festival http://j.mp/1lOH0jQ"
Jun 17, 2014
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"Slowly the growing darkness encroaches on the world outside. The classroom windows become mirrors. Enjoy Axel 16 http://j.mp/1lspwth"
Jun 13, 2014

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Fictional Brits by Arnold Jansen op de Haar

Who will it be: Harry Potter, Basil Fawlty, Paddington Bear, Mr Bean, Dr Who or James Bond after all? I don’t believe there is another country with as many fictional celebrities as the United Kingdom.

In 2002 there was a poll to select the greatest Briton, so not a fictional figure. However, the list took on a somewhat fictional dimension halfway through: King Arthur appeared as number 51 and Boy George was number 46. Opinions differ about whether King Arthur really existed. I have my…

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Posted on February 1, 2015 at 8:48am

A Boy from Westminster by Arnold Jansen op de Haar

Last week, reports emerged about Big Bird being seen at an over-18s festival. This sprang to mind when Labour leader Ed Miliband began to get involved in the Scottish referendum. It was as if Eddie laddie had gatecrashed the wrong party.



And the leaders of the Yes and No campaigns, Alex Salmond and Alistair Darling, seemed to land you straight in an episode of the Muppet Show. Now you may well ask: ‘Aren’t you being a bit too harsh about the Scots?’ That’s because they spoke about…

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Posted on September 22, 2014 at 10:55am

Adventure in Amsterdam by Arnold Jansen op de Haar

Last weekend, Amsterdam seemed rather dingy. Amsterdam is an open-air museum populated by completely inebriated, cannabis-smoking tourists and a local population who congratulate themselves on being so tolerant. But all these different facets of society live in completely parallel worlds. Everyone seemed to be pigeonholed: by attitude, clothes and behaviour.

 

Do you know what I missed most? A sense of adventure. The impression that people are really living here, these are…

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Posted on September 5, 2014 at 9:58am

Amalia & George by Arnold Jansen op de Haar

Each country has its own guidelines for passport photos. The Dutch guidelines included: don’t smile and uncover your ears. ‘Well, look at me,’ said another woman. She retrieved a scarf from her bag and folded it around her head. Neither ears nor hair were on display. ‘My embassy demands it!’ she yelled. Might there be countries that insisted on a burka?



It makes me angry: law-abiding citizens are being treated as potential terrorists, only to be shot down because the airline flies…

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Posted on July 29, 2014 at 1:57pm

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At 4:45am on May 10, 2013,
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Melissa P
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Hi there, 

I write a book review blog and it's currently nearing 100 followers! I'd love to get there by the end of the week. If you could check it out, I'd really appreciate it. I'd be happy to follow you back. My blog: book-nerdandcritic.blogspot.com.au

I review mostly YA Fiction, but you'll get the occasional surprise every now and then. :)

Thanks!

Melissa,
Book Nerd & Critic.

At 7:06am on February 8, 2013,
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Daniel de Culla
said…

Lovely to meet You and reading Yrs.

Blessed Be¡

At 5:02pm on September 15, 2012,
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Sally
said…

Hey there..! :)
Welcome to bookblogs..! I just stumbled upon your profile..! 
I would really appreciate it if you'd follow my blog @http://readingwithanacrasia.blogspot.in
    P.S: Please do leave a link to your blog so I can follow you back :)
thanks <3

At 5:11pm on April 26, 2012, Anna Weber said…

Thanks for the connect.   I look forward to knowing more about you and the part you play in the publishing industry.... as a writer, reader, blogger, etc.   A

At 12:36pm on April 24, 2012,
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Amelia Curzon
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Thank you for your friend request Bernadette.  I look forward to getting to know you better here on Book Blogs

Best wishes,

Amelia

At 1:40pm on April 22, 2012,
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Nicola Slade
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Hi Bernadette, happy to be a friend!

At 10:03am on March 14, 2012, Cami Hensley said…

Hi-

I am new here and just wanted to see if you could help me out and follow my book review blog: http://myaddictionisreading.blogspot.com/ 

I am having a giveaway right now for a $20 gift card. Feel free to enter! 

If you follow me, I will return the favor.

Thanks, Cami

At 12:39pm on February 22, 2012, Patricia Maxey said…

Thank-You for your friendship! It's always good to connect with other inspirational and gifted people like you. I have just completed my autobiography entitled "Born In Betrayal". The website is http://https://www.createspace.com/3694258. Alot of people ask me why I decided to reveal my story to the world. I believe that we all are connected in some way or another, and that our experiences of personal struggle and triumph could possibly have the potential to help another person along this journey of life. I am a survivor and I give all of my credit and glory to God. I believe that my book will change your life and the lives of all who read it. After the storm I find that even the darkest of days and nights still had a purpose and a meaning. God Bless!

At 2:55pm on February 10, 2012,
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Lisa Johnson
said…

Hi there,

Tim is out of surgery. The Dr hadn't seen a worse case of the cyst like material all through his ear area.  we come back in 6-9 months for reconstructive surgery.

Thanks for caring,

Lisa Johnson

At 12:54pm on January 21, 2012,
Author
jeff ashcroft
said…

thank you for inviting me. Keep up the good work, never stop writing

 
 
 

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