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Lazy Days of Summer

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Everyone’s dream: a warm summer day on a Pacific island paradise - curled up on deck in a deckchair with a good book.
But wait! Why aren’t we in the picture?
First, Jim decided to build the deck - yet another deck overlooking the ocean. Our house now has more decks than a small liner, but with brilliant sunrises and ever-changing seascapes to enthrall us we never tire of waving at passing yachts and watching for whales, sea-lions, dolphins and seals. But a deck without deckchairs is like summer without sunshine, so we made the deckchairs - Jim did the woody bits and I stitched the upholstery. And here’s the view we would have had if we had found the time to sit in them…

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So why were we too busy to enjoy the view this summer? Remember the good book we were going to read? Well … firstly, we had to research it and Jim had to write it. It’s the biography of the remarkable 91 year old award-winning actor, Antony Holland, (the world's oldest regularly performing actor), and here’s a sneak preview…

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Not content with just doing the creative part, we then started our own publishing company - Bliss Publications of Gabriola. and we have been snowed under with orders. The first-edition hardcover issue of Antony’s Private Parts has already sold out and we are bringing out the softcover version next spring. In the meantime we’re off to relax in the Aegean and the Mediterranean and to greet a new addition to the Hawkson family. Hop into our backpacks and we will take you on a tour of Turkey, Italy, France and the UK for the next few months.

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Posted by Hawkson 19:45 Archived in Canada

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Wishing you a safe and comfortable journey (or journeys). The whales and the sunset will be there when you get back.

by Janet

Congratulations on the sell out of the book. Looking forward to the soft cover version when it comes out. Can't wait for your new adventures.
Sue F.

by Sue Fitzwilson

Bon voyage! Hope when you read this you are sipping a mocha coffee in Istanbul.

by R and B

Just love the title and cover of your new book, Jim. Congratulations to you both on the publishing venture. Looking forward to reading
all about it.
Love, Kaye

by Kaye Thomson

What a treat you are in for roaming around and discovering Istanbul. It truly brings me right back there and both Lenny and I cherished all our time in Turkey. Hope 12 years hasn't made too much of a difference. Look forward to reading your blog and your upcoming adventures. Love Joyce

by JoycieB

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