The Unicorn Gate - the first book in the Legends of Lumenor trilogy of teen and tween books - is now available to download free on Amazon Kindle for five days only. The magical tales of Toby Malone and Daisy Evans do not just entertain but also encourage 10 to 14-year-olds to develop self-esteem, confidence, a connection with nature, and a sense of belonging, respect for others, personal responsibility and positive cooperation. Download your free copy by clicking the Amazon button.
The Legends of Lumenor trilogy of tween and teen fiction will be free on Amazon Kindle over the coming weeks, starting with the first adventure - The Unicorn Gate. The magical tales of Toby Malone and Daisy Evans do not just entertain but also encourage 10 to 14-year-olds to develop self-esteem, confidence, a connection with nature, and a sense of belonging, respect for others, personal responsibility and positive cooperation.
This year, the summer solstice has blessed us with two glorious days of brilliant sunshine. Now in the late afternoon of the 22nd June, I am relaxing on my balcony after a trip to the annual Victorian Fayre in Llantwit Major. I have enjoyed the bustle of the crowds and the street entertainment but now, around 5pm, I have entered a peaceful haven, where the air is totally still, where a strange silence hangs over the ocean and the garden at the back of this apartment block. Even the gulls sail by without a sound and everyone seems to have gone out with the tide. This solstice has an extraordinary quality of light which invokes that feeling I sometimes experience of sitting in a painting, like a figure on a sunlit canvas with an artist painting the sky and the sea in several delicate shades of blue and grey, with clouds as downy and motionless as sleeping swans. This masterpiece has an atmosphere of rare calm that brings contentment. The days will gradually get shorter now but even so there is still the promise of a whole summer ahead of us and time outside.
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