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Happy New Year

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HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!

Bye Bye 2016. Hello 2017! Well, almost…

If you found one of my books, take a look at the word cloud image above. You just might see Happy New Year in your language.

Wishing everyone who has participated in my SendMyBookAroundTheWorld project, so far, a very Happy New Year. May it be filled with peace, health and joy.

Vagabond Book

Book 3 - #SendMyBook

Book 3 – #SendMyBook

Hi there, me again! I haven’t posted in a while but then again, there hasn’t been any news. But now…I HAVE NEWS!

I’ve just learned that Book #3 has been on a wonderful tour of South East Asia.

Is it weird that I’m jealous of an inanimate object?

A lovely lady, Katie Hargreaves, who just happens to be an actor and a singer, found Book #3 in France while working there. From there, she took it home to England and I’m so excited to know that it made its way to my country of birth. She then began a month-long trip through Qatar, The Philippines, Hong Kong and Malaysia.

Okay the fact that Book #3 has actually been to Hong Kong twice is really adding to my jealousy πŸ˜‰

One day, maybe, I’ll be lucky enough to travel in some of the footsteps of my book to:

Linapacan – made top of the list of the 35 clearest waters to swim in before you die, a population of only about 15,000, plenty of cashew trees (yum!)

Kuching, or Cat City to the locals – known to be the cleanest city in Malaysia

Check out The Route section of my site to see all the stops each book has made.

Thanks again for following along. Ever so gradually, the story of each book’s journey is unfolding and I can’t wait to turn the next page.

A Glimmer of Hope

Book 3 - #SendMyBook

Book 3 – #SendMyBook

These last few months, I’ve really been losing hope about this website and those feelings have increased over the last couple of weeks.

The back story: I left Book #3 in Amalfi, Italy in August 2014 with a lovely couple from New Zealand who were visiting with their daughter who lives in England. It’s almost a year later with no word of its whereabouts.

I began to question why I started this project/blog. Why would people think it was a cool idea to send a blank journal around the world for anyone to write in? Continue reading

April 30th International Pay It Forward Day – Small Change, Big Difference

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Pay It Forward

I know from personal experience that we don’t always appreciate a gift the moment we receive it.Β  Whether tangible or intangible, it sometimes takes the passage of time or a change in circumstances to realize that someone took the time to make a difference in your day, maybe even your life. Continue reading

I Wonder If There’s Chocolate In These Easter Eggs!

Well, it’s that time again. Time to go looking for my books. Book #1 was last seen in Taormina, Sicily, book #2 in Alaska and book #3 in Amalfi, Italy.

So, my trip is all booked for this summer and I’m soooooo excited, I can’t wait. Imagine if I actually found one of them. That would prove just how small a world we live in, wouldn’t it?

Any guesses as to where I might be going? Here’s a clue:Screen Shot 2015-03-18 at 9.58.31 PM

Book 3 – #SendMyBook

Book 3 - #SendMyBook

Book 3 – #SendMyBook

Book 3 – #SendMyBook heading out into the world. This one, unlike Books 1 and 2, will be hand-delivered by me and my daughter Shay and released into the wild somewhere along our travels through Italy.

Is it merely a coincidence that Book 1 was found in Rome by Luca back in 2012? Perhaps it’s still there and will show up serendipitously in a photo of Shay by the Trevi Fountain. How cool would that be?

So, you see, there’s a lot of pressure on Book 3 because I fear Book 2 has been dropped in a lake in BC….:(

Ciao for now!!