Lockdown

It’s day three of this enforced lockdown, here in Snells Beach, New Zealand. The sun is on full display and it really is a beautiful day, beckoning the mixture of both cool and warm temperatures that are symbolic of Autumn. What an incredibly strange time we have found ourselves in. Sure, I was warning peopleContinue reading “Lockdown”

SparkleMoon

This last week has been rather a big deal for us here, getting up to speed within the Publishing business, getting our heads around drafting contracts, building websites, learning who to turn to and where to go when you’ve hit or wall or two. Now that we have the ‘official’ business up and running, thereContinue reading “SparkleMoon”

Big Changes Ahead!

Hi folks It’s been a whirlwind of activity since I got this website back up and running. I don’t recall being so jolly busy, but I am absolutely loving it! Thanks to those of you who have taken the time to read the couple of blogs I have released, and taken the chance to readContinue reading “Big Changes Ahead!”

Coronavirus 2020

Hey everyone. Well I guess one of the talking points the last few weeks has been the ‘outbreak’ of the Coronavirus in Wuhan, China. The loss of thousands of lives and seeing videos of van loads of dead bodies being transported out of the Provence, has been truly disturbing. Reports have suggested that this cameContinue reading “Coronavirus 2020”

Welcome Back!

Hello and welcome back to my new website Sandisparklewilson.com! It’s been a while, life has been loud and plentiful and we are in a brand new decade – 2020. There’s been some personal changes, amongst other things, I’ve turned 50 this year, what a hoot! I’ve changed my eating and exercise, stopped dying my hairContinue reading “Welcome Back!”

Israel Part Five – The Camel Ride!

    Neil and I had a deal:  if there were camels to ride, we’d do it together.  Back in 2013 when we had the option, I was recovering from getting food poisoning at Masada.  Me+Camels=No!  I was dead keen to get on the camels at Genesis Land until I saw Taylor being bucked fromContinue reading “Israel Part Five – The Camel Ride!”

Israel Part Four – The Fun Bus!!

  We found our seats on the back of the bus and off we went. The roads in Nazareth are interesting to say the least: not at all designed for large wide buses, but cheers to the bus driver, he did well, I never did catch his name!! Neil settled himself in and looked upContinue reading “Israel Part Four – The Fun Bus!!”

Israel….Part 3 :)

    We were just about to leave the house, so a quick mental check.  Steph and Juju were at work, Sammy had been picked up, our bags were packed.  I’d managed to organise our flights, the Tour, insurance, three children, the welfare of my father, Sammy’s part time job, car storage, extra hotel andContinue reading “Israel….Part 3 :)”

Googles and Fuffoid :)

Oh daughter of my soul And child of my heart You’ve come to me by Grace and Mercy has sheltered you Your love enfolds my weaknesses Your laughter erases my pain Your shining hearts melt even the hardest of cynics. Oh daughter of my soul And child of my heart Be true to the oneContinue reading “Googles and Fuffoid :)”

Israel….My Story, Part 2

  I’ve really grappled with writing this part of the story.  Knowing there is a possibility that the people concerned may read this, I am trying to be as tactful as possible… Things weren’t right.  I was not being heard.  Even though there had been warnings about the trip to Israel and I was tryingContinue reading “Israel….My Story, Part 2”