Granola Bars

No bake granola bars.

I love coconut, to eat and as a fragrance which is my favorite perfume. Coconut seems to be the new superfood and can be used for many things. As a hair conditioner, an anti-age oil for the skin a body moisturizer and as a food packed full of vitamins.
I love to use it for this non-bake granola.

Makes 9-10 bars

2-3 Cups oats
1 1/2  Cups of dried fruit your choice
1/2  Cup  Honey 
Two large tablespoons of syrup
1/2  Cup  Coconut Butter ( make your own as to buy it is very expensive. Buy in a couple of bags and tip them into the blender. Then just buzz it until it becomes like butter. It's that easy.)
1 Cup Almonds OR Nuts  your choice.
Two large tablespoons of seeds ( pumpkin, sunflower etc your choice)
Dark ginger chocolate to drizzle over the top of the bars
2 Tsp Natural Vanilla

  1. Set over medium-low heat a pan, melt together coconut butter, honey,syrup and stirring until smooth. Remove from stove and stir in oats, seeds, fruit Pour mixture into a 9- by 13-inch baking dish. Spread into an even layer,and firmly press down with the back of a spatula or clean hands. 
  2. Melt dark ginger organic chocolate and pour over mixture a thin layer.
  3. Refrigerate for 2 hours or until firm. Slice into squares or bars and remove from pan. Store granola bars in the refrigerator, either in an airtight container with wax paper separating the layers.
  4. Enjoy!

Love And Life

Love And Life

I asked a male friend of mine ‘What is the definition of the “love of your life” in his case his wife  and in four words he told me:
Many years of being together and he still thinks of his wife in those terms.

It got me to thinking about love and how we depict what that word means “love” we each have a different perspective.

My grandparents were married sixty-four years when my grandma passed away. My happiest memory of them was watching their hands clasped together as they walked down the street at the ages of seventy plus. I always said if I could find a man like my granddad I’d be happy but they don’t make men like him anymore, he was a once in a lifetime mold…
 He adored my grandma; you could see it in his eyes every time he looked at her, touched her, the way his eyes twinkled when she did something silly and the way his face lit up when she came into the room. They passed away many years ago, but that kind of love is still fresh in my mind when I think of them and when I try and write a love story from the heart.

My job is spent trying to bring that love alive on paper, I hope that I do, as an author I feel it is my responsibility to give woman everywhere a happy ever after…we’re all not as lucky as my grandparents were to have a love that lasted a lifetime.

As each year passes, I find myself thinking that’s another twelve months gone in the blink of an eye. So much happens, no one can escape we’re all susceptible to the sad things that happen.
When you feel like the world is about to fall on you…give it the finger! Try and remember all the right that is about you and there is always someone out there worse off than you. Those words have got me through some tough times this year.

I prefer to notice the way my children make me smile, the way my mom makes me laugh when she does silly things. I think about my friends and how they pull me through with their kindness.

When you think that you just can’t possibly carry on anymore but find the strength to take that extra step. Yep, at times life has been a bitch, but it has taught me to stand up for myself, has brought me closer to those that care about me.

Getting older we discover time goes quicker, our perceptions change and the past becomes longer the future shorter. And what we had hoped the future would be has become disenchanting. Our past (history) has made us who we are some of it through choice and a lot of it by just plodding on with a life that when we are young lasts forever.

In adulthood, worry seemed to take over my mind rather than delighted anticipation of the future, sleepless nights taking over my thoughts of the past.
The sun rises in the future and sets to the past. The day has gone, and it can’t ever be re-lived. If you get the chance to grab happiness do it, an opportunity to love again grab it with both hands because who knows what is around the corner and then it's too late for “I wish.”

Humans are amazing; we’re resilient, we know how to survive because we have to…my friends know who they are. They are not the norm they are the exception!

No matter what life brought to you make it the best.
Richness in life.
Prolonged health.
A blessing of wealth.
Love generously.

Four stone weight loss ( 56 pounds)

It's taken me twelve months to loose four stone.  I've always been a healthy eater and as a vegetarian very careful about what I eat. However over the years the weight crept on and before I knew where I was I had become a size 16-18, the biggest I'd ever been in my life.How did I do it? I'd like to say healthy eating, yoga,pilates and that is partly true. But most of it was long walks, and separating from my husband of twenty-eight years.
I juice a lot because a most of the time I don't feel like eating and at least I know I am getting sufficient nutrients from the drink. I still do a lot of walking, as much as my bad back allows. I've gone from running five miles a day to only being able to walk less than a mile since my back surgery.
I feel so much better, so much healthier and I love being able to fit into my small jeans and not worrying about the over spill of fat that I had accumulated over the years.
Do I look better? I don't know about that, but I feel more comfortable with myself both mentally and physically.

Juice Drink

Fresh Ginger
Probotic Yogurt
100% pure juice of your choice.I use cloudy apple( for gallbladder), Pineapple ( for digestive) Blueberry ( for ( vitamin k&c and also magnesium) Cranberry ( for bladder)
Wizz together in blender and you have a healthy drink to set you up for the day

 Before                                                                           After

Worth It!

Summer is when the sunshine comes out, the cold air disappears and everyone has a smile on their faces. And although I love autumn and winter, I adore summer! Sun, sea, and sand. I'm lucky enough to live where I have all of those.
I wake up every morning to a view that most people only dream off. I had loved the look before I saw the apartment and I couldn't have cared less if it had been one room, the view sold it to me.
Having just spent the last year getting through a very messy separation from my husband of 28 years it was what I needed to get back finally on my feet. Although I have a long way to go, I am finally on the right path.
It has been one of the hardest years of my life, way harder than I ever thought it was going to be. When you haven't lived on your own for 33 years, it takes a time to get used to it. Sometimes I think I'm over the worst of it then something happens, and I'm not, just way better at dealing with it now rather than 12 months ago.
When the sun shines its lovely yellow color, it turns a bad day into something good. And so does hearing that you are not that badly of at all. Like my friend's mom who at the age of 76 discovered she had breast cancer and is undergoing Chemotherapy and radiation treatment where in life does that say it is fair. She is fighting for her life, and I sometimes wished that I could end mine. That made/makes me feel weak and ungrateful for the life I have; it makes me realize, how lucky I am and that there is always someone worse off than me...Always!!

Holly J. Gill Cover Reveal

Please welcome the lovely Holly J. Gill to my blog with her long awaited cover reveal of All That We Are. I for one can't wait to read it!

Are you ready for the cover reveal?

He's a bestselling author.
She's a promoter.
They both lack confidence in different way
Can they break their demons and learn to trust? 


Holly knows that sitting behind her computer isn’t going to bring one of her romance heroes to life. And despite her matchmaking friend’s attempts, she’s still lonely, looking for her Mr. Perfect. Fairytales happen, right?

As a bestselling author, Ashton Noir doesn’t need anyone or anything in his life other than his imagination. That is until he comes across Holly’s Promotional Services’ website. Further exposure for his books can’t hurt.

Communicating through the Internet and then phone calls, professional interests turn personal. Realising they lack trust and confidence in different ways, can they have a future as a couple? Or are their dreams forever going to be their safe haven?

Music playlist

Come and join the Release Party
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I would sincerely like to thank everyone who has taken part in this cover reveal and who has dropped by,
Release date is

Holly Bio:

A wife and a mum to three grown up children and recently became a nana to twins and lives in the UK. Holly J. Gill is an author of contemporary romance, exploring many new channels, paranormal, action, sweet, erotic, wherever her imagination takes her. Holly has been writing since being a young girl, having characters talking to her constantly, and longing to get their stories written. Finally, her dream came true over two years ago, when getting her first contract with Secret Cravings Publishing for her erotic Desires series unfortunately they closed their doors, leaving Holly to go Indie. In Holly’s spare time she loves spending quality time with her family, camping with hubby, seeing friends, listening to music, watching movies and travelling around England visiting the beautiful countryside.
                Writing is where Holly’s heart is… 

               Where to find Holly:
Thank You

Quote of the day

Quote of the day!

You never know how strong you are until 

being strong is the only choice you have.

Be yourself because an original is worth far 

more than a copy.


LIFE is short,
FORGIVE quickly,
KISS slowly,
LOVE truly,
LAUGH uncontrollably,and
NEVER REGRET  anything that made you smile.                        

Quote of the day

When life gives you a hundred reasons to break down and cry, show life that you have a thousand reasons to smile.

Stay strong.