Happy Birthday to Me – A Free Gift for You

It’s My Birthday Month – Happy Birthday to Me!

To celebrate my birthday I thought it would be fun to do two things. One, is to offer you a Birthday Gift and two, is to take a trip down memory lane and look at the things I did over the last 12 months.

A Birthday Gift for You – 2 Free Books!

To celebrate my birthday, I have placed two of my short stories on a FREE PROMOTION. Please take this opportunity to download your free copies and enjoy. The links can be found at the end of this post.

What a Difference a Birthday Year Makes – What I Got Up To

I checked through my diary and found that my activities could be summed up under the following categories:

  • Writing
  • Theatre Trips
  • Films
  • Books
  • Travel
  • Special Events


Wow – As a blogger, I didn’t write as many blog posts as I would have liked but as a fiction writer I did really well. I published 8 short stories and compiled two bundles of my work. I am over the moon with the progress.

I still have plenty more stories to write and publish. I currently have three stories in draft mode and I should get at least one of those published by the end of this month. Yippee!

Here is a list of the books I published since my last birthday:

  • Felicity Falls in Love – Free to Download
  • Gabrielle Falls in Love
  • Helena Falls in Love
  • Isabelle Falls in Love
  • Josephine Falls in Love
  • The Love Series – Volume One
  • Kimberly Falls in Love – Free to Download
  • The Love Series – Volume One & Two – 10 Book Series
  • Louisa Falls in Love
  • Melinda Falls in Love

Theatre Trips

I saw 12 theatre productions. Some were musicals, which are my favourite, and the others were plays. The highlights were:

  • Dreamgirls
  • Harry Potter & The Cursed Child
  • Billie Holiday at Emerson’s Grill & Bar
  • Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour
  • Peter Pan Goes Wrong
  • The Girls


I only went to the cinema 4 times over the last 12 months. There wasn’t really that much that I was interested in seeing on the big screen. The films I watched were:

  • Fantastical Beasts
  • La La Land
  • Hidden Figures
  • Girl’s Trip


The books I read can be easily divided into two camps – romance and self-help books.

  • For Now and Forever
  • Her Sweetest Christmas
  • Once Upon a Set-Up
  • Beautiful & Other Stories
  • A Spoonful of Spice
  • One Last Summer
  • Statistically Improbable
  • Paper Hearts & Summer Kisses

Non Fiction


I got to fulfil the biggest wish on my bucket-list. I travelled to Cuba! It was amazing. It was a dancing holiday so I got to salsa dance all day and all night and there was also a bit of sight-seeing thrown in.

It was a truly amazing holiday that I had been wanting to take for years.

Other places I travelled to were Spain – Cordoba, Granada and Malaga.

I also went to France and Holland.

Special Events

I visited Harry Potter World. This was a birthday gift to my sister as she is a huge Harry Potter fan.

Other special highlights of the past year include my first ever visit to The Olivier Awards Ceremony where I got to walk the red carpet.

I also had a bit of a splurge and treated myself to a brand new MacBook Pro laptop. I love it. It was time to ditch the little netbook so I upgraded and I am so happy I did.

I enjoyed a fantastic reunion with Uni friends. We have now known each other for over twenty years! One friend lives in Rome, another in Beirut and another in Oxford.  It was wonderful to get together in London with my old housemates and talk and laugh about the good old student days 🙂

Any Lessons Learned?

I learned that it is so important to live life to the full and to do things that really make you happy. You have to be brave, make the time for yourself, have fun and create beautiful memories so you can look back and be happy with how you have spent the precious time that we have.

I want to write and publish more stories. I want to see more countries, I want to see my friends more often and I want to create new memories.

My Birthday Gift to You – 2 Free Books!

As I mentioned at the beginning of this post, I would like to celebrate my birthday by giving you the opportunity to check out two of my short stories.

These two books are FREE TO DOWNLOAD from Amazon. Just click on the links below and enjoy 🙂

Click Here to Download Courtney Falls in Love

Click Here to Download Isabelle Falls in Love

These two stories are Free to Download from Wednesday 19th – Sunday 24 September 2017

If you enjoy theses stories, I hope that you will pop back to Amazon and leave a lovely little review. Many thanks and Happy Reading 🙂

Have You Say: Do you think you have achieved a lot since your last birthday? What has been the highlight for you? I would love for you to share your thoughts in the comments section below.

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