I’ve just checked online. The Funeral Birds is now available in paperback form. I can’t believe it still seeing my name on the cover of a book. So exciting for me.

I’m going into my garden today, to prepare the vegetable plot for planting. I normally plant a few to keep us going through the summer with fresh vegetables to save a few pennies, but this year it’s more important than ever. It will save my husband from going to the shops. We have some soft fruit bushes too and apples trees. It kind of reminds me of the Second World War when Britain was told to dig for victory.


    1. Thank you so much. I have beans, butternuts and tomatoes plants grow in my kitchen window I want to plant out this weekend.


  1. Hi Paula! It must be so cool to be able to hold a book you wrote!! I’m very happy for you. Have fun in the garden today, too. I’m glad to hear you are going to be planting some veggies for later this year. We plan to do the same. It does almost feel like we are at war, doesn’t it? Thanks for staying in touch and have a great day 🙂

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  2. Yes! Ordered! And I can’t wait! 🙂 Oh Paula, the Thrill of seeing your name on your book–how splendid! I am truly so very happy for you, my dear friend! I look forward to reading it, and to seeing the fruits of your other labours (pun intended!) in the glorious pictures to come! Have a Great Day! Hugs!


    1. Thank you so much. I’ve just been looking at your blog. For awhile I was on my own raising a child. The toughest part was working full-time and not being there all the time. I sent my child to a childminder before and after work. My grown up son has a great work ethics because of it. He understood that money doesn’t grow on trees and hard work brings its own rewards. I always felt guilty, but my son said he understood how hard I work to keep a roof over our heads.


  3. You’re very welcome! I’m so inspired by your accomplishment. As an aspiring author it warms my heart to know that it’s very possible to publish a book. Please share any tips or words of encouragement this future author may use 🤗

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  4. What an awesome single parent story and outcome. I, too, work full time and single parent. There are days when I’m so exhausted that my falling asleep falls asleep. More importantly, I’m truly blessed to be able to also lead by example. My grandmother did it, my mother did it and I’m doing it. I’m grateful for my gift (my son) and he will be an independent thinker, hard worker and a profound leader. Again, thank you for sharing a piece of your single parent story. May I share it on my blog?

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