Thank goodness it’s Friday! Here’s your quote of the day…


I’m a candle flame that sways in currents of air you can’t see. You need to be the one who steadies me to burn. 
~Nadine Gordimer

South African writer Nadine Gordimer (born November 20, 1923) was heavily involved in the anti-apartheid movement. She helped Nelson Mandela edit his famous speech “I Am Prepared to Die”—and when Mandela was finally released from prison, she was one of the first people he asked to see.

Happy Saturday! Here is your quote of the day…

    A childhood without books – that would be no childhood. That would be like being shut out from the enchanted place where you can go and find the rarest kind of joy. 

Astrid Lindgren

Swedish writer Astrid Lindgren (born November 14, 1907) created her most famous character, Pippi Longstocking, to amuse her young daughter. Today Lindgren is the third most translated children’s book author after Hans Christian Andersen and the Grimm brothers.


Happy Halloween! Here’s today’s quote…


See, the world is full of things more powerful than us. But if you know how to catch a ride, you can go places, 

Neal Stephenson

Happy birthday, Neal Stephenson! The Snow Crash writer is actively involved in turning science fiction into science fact. In 2014, tech startup Magic Leap hired the author as Chief Futurist to aid in the development of their augmented reality devices.


It’s a little late but better than never, here’s the quote of the day (night) 😉


I don’t  want to put the world to rights… I just don’t like people who put the world to wrongs. 

Lee Child

Happy birthday, Lee Child! His wife once told him that if the writing thing didn’t pan out, he could become a “reacher” at supermarkets, due to his height. The joke helped Child name his most famous protagonist, Jack Reacher.


Hope you’re enjoying your Sunday! Here’s the quote of the day…


Every moment happens twice: inside and outside, and they are two different histories. 

Zadie Smith

Happy birthday, Zadie Smith! Before becoming a writer, she wanted to be a performer. The White Tiger novelist loved tap dancing as a child, considered a career in musical theater as a teenager, and worked as a jazz singer while at university.

On this day, 24th October in Tudor time…


Here’s another fact of the day but during the lives and times of King Henry VIII and the Tudor Court! Check out my other website TudorTime.org ! Enjoy 😀

Originally posted on Tudor Time:

Picture is of St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle, where Jane is buried

On This Day 24th October 1537

On 24th October 1537, Jane Seymour died at Hampton Court, twelve days after an excruciating labour had brought forth Henry VIII’s heir. The exact cause of her death is uncertain – she did not (despite rumours) have a caesarean section. If she had, she certainly would not have made the immediate progress she did after the birth, being able to sit up in bed and receive visitors after the christening of the baby Edward. Modern research suggests that some of the placenta was left behind, leading to septicaemia. Attended by male doctors, rather than midwives, they may well not have understood that all of the necessary matter had not been expelled and thus did not treat her as more experienced midwives would have done.

Henry mourned his wife sincerely, as did the…

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Happy Saturday! Here’s your quote of the day!

On a personal note, I’d like to wish my Dad, George M Roberts a very Happy Birthday!!! We are all so blessed to have you in our lives. May the year ahead bring nothing but happiness!
All Our Love, 

Jill, Liam and Emma
 From left Emma, Jill, George, and Liam Roberts 

And now, here’s the quote of the day…


Scared is what you’re feeling. Brave is what you’re doing. 

Emma Donoghue

Happy birthday, Emma Donoghue! The Irish-born novelist was inspired to write her 2010 bestseller, Room, after hearing about Elisabeth Fritzl, a young Austrian woman who was held captive in a basement for 24 years.


The week’s almost over! Here’s your quote of the day…


Every time you are tempted to react in the same old way, ask if you want to be a prisoner of the past or a pioneer of the future. 

-Deepak Chopra

Happy birthday, Deepak Chopra! Today, the Indian American doctor and author is one of the most famous holistic health advocates in the world, but at the start of his career, he practiced medicine in a humble village where the lights would go out whenever it rained.