A blog about everything I love! From Astronomy to music and everything in between. I cover 'sudoscience' - We've got aliens, and conspiracy theories, disclosure, want to ascend? Me too..... Then I spin it the whole other way and give you 'factual science' with cool stuff I've been learning at university. I share choice music, books, funny websites, silly hobbies, people, fun and food. Join me on a crazy ride through my life on this wonderful planet we call Earth!

Thursday, 28 May 2015

A letter from Danielle Steel

So you may or may not know that Danielle Steel is a bit of an idol of mine. I grew up reading her love stories, and ultimately is one of my inspirations for becoming a writer. She has written over 50 romance novels and I have read at least half of them, and intend to read every last word she has written. 
Anyway on her website she posts a little note once a month to her fans and followers and I sometimes post them here, which is what this is.....


A note from Danielle

I’ve always loved the month of May. After the chilly winds of April, in some places May is the beginning of warm weather, but even if not, spring is in the air, flowers are blooming and summer is just around the corner, or at least we hope so. The month begins with May Day, where in France, everyone exchanges little sprigs of lily of the valley (my favorite flower), which is said to bring good luck. So on every street corner, vendors are selling the delicate fragrant flower, and you give it to your friends. I have a son who was born on May 1st, so I particularly like that day. And May 1st is Labor Day in France, so the atmosphere is festive. I always give a dinner party for close friends on May 1st to celebrate the day.

The other major holiday in May is Mother’s Day, which has always been one of my favorite holidays, though it can have a sensitive side to it too. For those whose mothers are no longer around or for those who wish they had been mothers and aren’t, for whatever reason, it can bring up tender memories. For those struggling to have children, it can be a bittersweet reminder of what they don’t have in their lives. My own challenges with Mother’s Day came early. My mother left our home when I was six, and I grew up alone with my father. Having a mother was not part of my daily life, although I saw her at times once I grew up. It taught me an important lesson. We don’t always have the mothers we wish we had, even if they are present in our lives on a daily basis. Mother/daughter relationships can be famously challenging, although they don’t have to be. And some people never have their own biological children. But life has a way of making up for what we don’t have, if we are open to it.

Throughout my life, important mother figures surfaced—older women who took me under their wing with immense kindness (one of whom had no children of her own, the others did.) They were very important people and role models for me, women of great wisdom who taught me a lot about life. And they always came into my life at the right time. Two of them are simply close friends I met once I was an adult. One of them was the aunt of a dear friend, and I would drive hundreds of miles to see her on weekends in my early 20’s when I moved to California. And another has known me since I was a child, and is an extraordinary wise woman I remain close to today—a talented designer well into her 80’s with a huge heart, who continues to work hard and have an active life. She sees every play and movie, and reads every new book, has an active social life, and takes grad school classes at night on interesting subjects. She has been a model for me in many aspects of my life, and she has a great sense of humor. I want to be like her when I grow up!!!

So our mothering may not always come from the sources we expect. The same is true of children. Whether we have children or not, if we are open to it, young people and children can enter our lives  at any point, and bring us enormous joy and sunshine. Families are no longer as traditional as they once were, and we can celebrate the women we love and admire, whether they are our ‘real’ mothers or not. I have been blessed with many children, and even though they are spread out in many cities now, and we can’t always celebrate Mother’s Day together, I am so grateful to have them in my life (along with a few extras I have taken under my wing as well, god-children, or young people who have become part of my life). So keep an open mind about Mother’s Day, it can be a wonderful day to celebrate, whether you are or have a Mother or not.

And then to close the month on a festive note, we get a long weekend on Memorial Day, which is the ’soft’ opening of summer. It may not be blazing hot yet, but it gets us ready for summer—and holidays are always a good thing!!!

Have a great month!!

Love, Danielle


- See more at: http://daniellesteel.com/blog/a-letter-from-danielle-for-may-15/#.dpuf

Wednesday, 27 May 2015

It's how the world goes around....

Buying stuff and supporting peoples causes....

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Tuesday, 26 May 2015

Control freak plans holiday of a lifetime....

I'm trying to plan a holiday to Hawaii and it's a rather hard and arduous task. Yeah like going to Hawaii is hard work... Well it is for someone who obviously has major issues with planning everything and researching for months in advance so I get the best experience I can. I'm not going to just get on a plane and fly there and hope for the best.... That's actually laughable to me. 


I live on the other side of the world for a start, so it's not like I can just go there whenever I want, plus it's pretty expensive to begin with and with the currency conversion I need to be smart because I want to have a fabulous holiday and get the most out of my trip whist simultaneously relaxing for a large chunk of the time. 


( I won't delve Into what I went through deciding on Hawaii as my holiday destination but I am sure you can imagine.)


So, after doing preliminary research last night that consisted of me typing Hawaii into google and clinking on an abundance of links, and pouring over everything I could, pulling up favourite movies that had filmed in Hawaii and stalking their IMbD movie pages to find out where they filmed ie, Forgetting Sarah Marshall (Turtle Bay) and that one with Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston (Grande Wilea) and going on Pintrest to get some inspiring pictures to add to my information, along with screen shoting pertinent information relating to accommodation, Islands, maps, climate, and activities, I decided to create a mini journal of possible options relating to said information so I could then focus on each individual thing and start piecing together the bones of my holiday. The problem was I thought I could do this on word, but I was either tired or retarded because I couldn't get it to happen. I think the problem was instead of clicking on normal word document I tried to take their advice and make an actual journal,  but for some reason couldn't get it to complete more than one page of said journal. I briefly considered creating separate word journal documents for each page, and then imagined that somehow they would merge into one document with a push of some magical button. After musing over this for several minutes I  decided that it was too hard and ditched the idea all together. 

After, I perused longingly through my camera roll feeling a bit freaked out that I couldn't organise them into their categories so I could start choosing where I wanted to stay and what I wanted to do.


Today however is a new day and Hawaii is playing on my mind once again. I won't be able to relax until I have planned my trip and then knowing it's all sorted out I can enjoy the buildup of a lifetime.





It's all about the plot.

Sexy high heels.....

Monday, 25 May 2015

Reading a shitty book again......

Not great when I consider my time precious. The fucked up bit is I will read it to the bitter end...


I've  blogged about this before so I won't go into annoying detail. But know this.... I'm pissed off about it and that is all!!!!







Get some help!

Seriously my house is a mess and I hate fucking cleaning. It's nearly time to do a mass exodus and clear the whole thing out onto the lawn and burn it all. 


I'm so over it!




More writing, less other shit!

It's so easy to get distracted.... Time to get back to where I belong......




Life twirls on....



Living in a fantasy world where books are my life.....



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Coughing makes me cough....

When I hear someone else cough it makes me want to cough too - like some sort of gag reflex, but it's not gagging, it's coughing. 


Yes, It's a weird thing that I have to deal with......




Monday, 18 May 2015

Working in the car....

I'm sitting in my car writing blog posts because I'm waiting for someone and they haven't turned up yet and I never have enough time to do All the things.... 

It's a pretty sad state of affairs when you need more hours to get all the work done.... But I'm not really getting anything done but everything at the same time...it's all messed up and nothing is flowing and my mind has too many things and it reminds me of an Everclear song,but not the words just how I was feeling at the time I was listening to it and the angel book that was a mess of words and thoughts and feelings and life.....





Tonight is the night....

I need to get some more work done on a ghost writing project but I keep prioritising everything in front of it and I shouldn't but I can't help it......





Sunday, 17 May 2015

Sweating profusely......

Prematurely, I have adorned myself in winter pyjamas and a dressing gown and drunken a cup of tea in front of the heater..... It's like I'm sitting in a burning building and I can't escape......


Winter hasn't quiet arrived, but I mustn't have gotten the memo.... That or I'm retarded!




You are a writer.

Have you grown up reading? Have you attempted to write a book before but walked away? Do you pen a blog? Do you read reviews on writers and wish that was you? Do you write reviews yourself? Have you ever kept a journal? Do you write lists? Are you a member of Goodreads? Do you have a vivid imagination? 


If you answered yes to all or one of these questions then you are a writer. Don't let anyone tell you your not and just do it your own way.... There are no rules, there is no one that can tell you you are not a writer... If it's inside you let it come out.... Don't let silly words from people that haven't got a clue deter you..... 




That can't happen in real life....

But it might


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I went to the Pyramids! How do you like me now?

I was watching a show on TV and the ladies were all trying to one up each other by telling all and sundry how fantastic they were because of these reasons..... 


It got me thinking about all sorts of things, which isn't unusual because I think a lot. But it got me thinking this particular time about what people have and how it makes them feel in relation to other people. Like I got a brand new sports car and you're driving around in a shitty people mover so I must be better than you. Because they drive a car that they deem better than yours they are obviously better. Seriously people think like that? I couldn't give a rats arse if your car is better or your house is bigger than mine... Are you interesting (probably not with a mentality like that) personal possessions or how many times you've been to Bali (which is third world so let's not get it twisted) doesn't make you more important, better, or cooler in my eyes. Do you have a voice, do you have interesting things to entertain me... Are you a little bit twisted and crazy? These are the things I wAnt to see.... Not your car or house or job title - seriously who gives a fuck..... 


Saturday, 16 May 2015

Advice for aspiring writers

Tuesday, 12 May 2015

Nobodies fucking forcing you.....

Isn't it funny when you find out that people who you think are supporting you and your epic journey through this unforgiving life are the ones that actually aren't....... I have a group and a page on Facebook relating to my blog 'writing in heels' and the both of them are named as such because they are an extension of my blog. Anyway so I go on them sporadically - maybe upload a link or pic about once a week so as not to bombard everyone if they don't want it... Anyway it says some people on my friends lists aren't on there and would I like to add them .... And I'm like oh I thought I already had. Then when I go to re add them it says these 15-20 assholes have taken themselves off the list and do not want to be readded... And I'm like hang on a sec I think that these, (including some of the closer to me than others people) have gone in and unliked my pages on purpose and  basically and have no intention of ever following it again and if you didn't  already know, do not want to be readded...basically Facebook is saving me from the embarrassment of them ditching me again.... Then I had a real good look at the people, stared them down through my iPad and wondered why they hate me so much and can't even support me... And here I was thinking that they read my blog daily and had bought my book and cared about me and how my future writing career is going but then I guess it's all bullshit!



Friday, 8 May 2015

Tan lines.

There were 8000 nerve endings in the clitoris, and this son of a bitch couldn't find any of them. Billie Shelton had definately picked the wrong guy tonight.....



Wednesday, 6 May 2015

Yeah, I'll stop you there. I've never heard of that place....

The place were I don't have to worry weather or not I have enough petrol in my car to get me to my destination, that place were I can get invited out to lunch with the girls and not have to do a mini budget in my head and work out if I can afford to spend 20 dollars on a sandwich and drink without starving myself for the rest of the week, the place were I can go shopping and buy everything I like - just once.....



Buy my book Gold Digger and help me  go to that place that I've never heard of......


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Lists and blah blah blah

There are so many things I'm interested in and want to do and see and touch and experience. I'm the type of human that likes everything and wants to just be amongst it all, but mainly have to do this from the comfort of my own living room! 

I don't know where to start - probably by making a list of all the above mentioned things... The touching and experiencing at the very top. The only problem with that is, it will join the pile of many other lists I have penned over the last however many months for a heap of other stuff that obviously requires a list. I like lists!  But, when I am faced with all these lists it can become a tad overwhelming. Overwhelming in a way that makes you go and sit on the lounge and watch The Real Housewives of something and eat a biscuit. Then when you actually get around to going through the lists there is always the blinding reality of having no money to adequately fulfil said items, the realness of the tasks that needed to be fulfilled for everyday life to continue and then it all just becomes a short and long term type situation that end up pipe dreams. And then it's time for bed!
















Gold Digger

As you probably know by now I've written a book! Not just any book, it's a contemporary romance novel also known as chick lit and it's fabulous. It's about three women, specifically Bridgette, Angie and Elizabeth. Their lives intertwine through a series of lies cheating and betrayal.... 


You can fin a copy at Barnes and Noble -Http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/gold-digger-tara-anderton/1120500875?ean=9781618973665 , 



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or my author website


You can also review it on Goodreads, add it to your lists follow me and view my book challenges and reading lists.




Sunday, 3 May 2015

The Worlds Largest Book


So there's such a thing as the worlds largest book... Yes I've found it. And me being a huge reader and writer and lover of books old and new I thought I would write a post to honor it!


“Bhutan: A Visual Odyssey Across the Last Himalayan Kingdom” is the largest published book in the world (as certified by Guinness World Records). It is 5 x 7 feet in dimensions and weighs 133 pounds. It features 112 pages of spectacular images and showcases a variety of digital, photographic and printing techniques. It is like an entire gallery of photographs in a single volume. Each copy is printed only on demand with a gallon of ink on a roll of paper longer than a football field in about 24 hours printing time.

The book is a dazzling photographic journey consisting of life-sized photographs of the people, mountains, the ancient architecture and much more, that displays the enchanting beauty of Bhutan and its people and conveys the uniqueness and simplicity of the country. In addition to the photographs, the book also includes a hand-drawn atlas of the country and detailed sketches of some of its landmarks by renowned artist and author David Macaulay.




http://www.weirdworldfacts.com/larger-in-size-and-not-in-torture-worlds-largest-book/


Friday, 1 May 2015

Diaries of an Internet Lover

I'm only 24 pages into this book, and I have to say I'm really loving it. It's hard to just keep reading because I have to go back and reread so many funny one liners, and the antics are hilarious......

It was at his house that a hyperactive King Charles spaniel  sucked my face until my cheek looked like a bowl of spaghetti. The Wolf reacted mildly hysterically, and my head was soon numb from the bag of peas that he'd squashed against it. He suggested that I may have tapeworm, then offered to dangle a piece of raw meat around my anal area to try and entice it out. I called the process a bum fondue and we laughed hysterically....nice!


















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