A wonderful review by one of my favourite kid book reviewers. This made my day.
Originally posted on This Kid Reviews Books:
By Darlene Foster
156 pages – ages 8+
Published by Central Avenue Publishing on July 11, 2014
Amanda is back in an all-new adventure, but this time, it’s on her turf! Leah (Amanda’s friend) has come all the way from England to visit Amanda in her province of Alberta, Canada. Everything goes well, until a rodeo clown drops a strange stone. Amanda picks it up, and tries to return it to the clown, but she was too late – he was gone. The stone was round and had a marking on it. Suddenly, people seem to be wanting the stone urgently, although their purposes may be unclear – and maybe even dangerous!
This is a marvelous book, one that made me feel like I was there with Amanda and Leah. Ms. Foster really has a way of taking you through the landmarks…
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We are finally here in sunny Spain. It was a bit of a bumpy ride as we had to deal with a 24 hour delay on our flight to London, a plane load of inebriated Liverpool football club supporters on the way to Madrid, no luggage trolleys at the Madrid train station and then discovering we no longer had a car rental in Alicante due to the delays. We must have looked quite a sight dragging six large suitcases and four carry on cases while only having had a few hours sleep. Thanks to a kind woman named Mercedes, who assisted us in Madrid, we eventually managed to get to our destination.
It has however been great to see my in-laws. My husband’s brother was visiting from the UK as well. We hadn´t seen him for quite some time so it was a wonderful reunion.
We have been enjoying the sun, eating some fabulous Spanish food and looking for a place to live. Right now we are staying at a lovely resort near Cartagena, relaxing and learning about the culture. All things good never come easy.
The view from our patio
More to come……..
I borrowed this image, with permission, from my blogging friend Georgette Sullins who recently went through a big move and change in her life. I thought it was perfect for me right now.
We are just about ready to embark on our adventure in Spain. The house, car, and most of the furniture is sold. Boxes are almost all packed and ready to be picked up on October 29. We fly out November 1. It has been a lot of work but we can almost see the light at the other side of the ocean.
Although we will miss our wonderful friends and family here, we are ready for the next phase of our life as Spain beckons us.
I’ll be away from blogging for a spell as we get settled in. But I will be thinking of you. The next blog will most likely be from Spain and near a beach.
Con el espectaculo. Hasta Luego.
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Now I am back to packing…..