So where's the snow?

Muddling through life from Austria to Wales; God, life and a small black dog


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Happy Christmas!

To all my family and friends, blog followers, facebook groups, and fellow authors.

It’s the biggest birthday of the year and of all time.

In these times, of fear, illness, doubt and people being stubborn about wearing masks, let’s remember God’s grace, and the gift given that we’ve never deserved!

When they had seen him, they spread the word concerning what had been told them about this child, and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them. But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart. The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things they had heard and seen, which were just as they had been told.

Luke 2, v 17-20


Christmas alone…

All the sadness that is around us at the moment makes it very easy to bow under and feel sorry for yourself.

Dave and I discussed not doing Christmas, as we’ve never been without family or kids in over 38 years.

Then I thought, %^&$%^$%÷##% to you Covid,we will. As we thought about it, we had some positives. We have control of the tv remote…we can eat what we want to, and when…dont even have to get up, well if it wasnt for the dog!

We can still chat to everyone, thanks internet…we actually get to go to a Christmas eve service as usually we either have family here or are in the UK…can sing along to the online carol service and no one can hear!

So I’m quite looking forward to Christmas after all. What are you doing?

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Something to read for Christmas!

Here is a feast of horse stories to enjoy over the festive period. Lots of snow, celebrations, storms, mysteries, excerpts from novels, and even a steam punk horse! The authors are from all over the world; some new and some you know already. Settle down on the sofa with some hot chocolate and enjoy this wonderful cornucopia of Christmas tales!

It’s available as an eBook now, paperback next weekend 14th November.

Celebration by Anna Rashbrook.

New from the Horses and Souls series. A sweet short story from a paddock near Hazeley Manor. Keith and Challenger chat together about the past year and then find themselves involved in a Christmas surprise.

December by Linda Shantz

An excerpt from Amazon bestseller, Good Things Come. Overwhelmed by the Christmas Eve réveillon, Liv escapes to the barn to visit Claire and Chique, the two fillies she’s planned her future around. When her mentor Geai tracks her down, she shares her hopes and fears.

Christmas at Blainstock Castle by Jemma Spark

This Christmas story is part of Book 4 of Jemma Spark’s Jill Series, “Jill and the Steeplechaser”. These books are set in the early 1960s and are follow-ons of the Ruby Ferguson Jill Books.

The Horse Who Hated Christmas by Hilary Walker

Paula’s horse gets ill every Christmas while she’s away, but why? This year she’s finally able to stick around and find out. The answer is not at all what she bargained for!

The Toy Maker by J.A.Campbell

Every winter Nicholas journeys to the city to sell his clever mechanical toys. This year is no different, except a snowstorm delays his return to his ailing wife. When he is finally able to travel, he meets people who guide him toward a new, and promising calling.

A Christmas Storm by Inge Moore

Christmas is coming to a small Alberta farm. Shelley, a recent widow, yearns to make the holiday a happy one for her young children. When a brutal storm threatens, will all be lost?

A Perfect Christmas by Hilary Walker

Dedicated to her father, this fictitious tale features Kimcote Carlo, her son’s extremely naughty Welsh Mountain Pony, who was however, a whiz at pulling her family’s governess cart.

A Christmas Surprise by Meli DeVoss

Magical surprises are one of the best parts of Christmas.  Come curl up, see the magic that emerges, when dreams are whispered into the ears of the rescue horse who arrives before Christmas, in “A Christmas Surprise”.

Ann’s Christmas by Anna Rashbrook

An excerpt from the new, bestselling, Castle in the Air. Christmas is not often seen as a time for a new start, but for Ann, it’s an opportunity to put her past behind her. What could be better than lots of snow and Icelandic horses?

A Christmas  Dream by Meli DeVoss

Christmas is a time for magical dreams and wishing for the impossible to be true.  Return to this cozy period when you dreamed of sweet whinnies, snow hushed hoof beats and frosty winter rides in “A Christmas Dream.”

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Happy Christmas!

Burg Finstergrün

To all who follow me, your comments and support are greatly treasured. I hope you are all having a blessed day, and I’ll see you in the New Year!

Happy Birthday Jesus!

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New old blog

I’ve been fighting for ages against mailing lists and suddenly remembered the book blog I started last year. Why not simply get people to sign up to that in return for a free book and other offers? So here’s the link and a preview!


Hi Everyone!

This is my new idea to reach you wonderful readers!

For those who follow by email, there will be a free gift of one of my books as I will personally contact you.

Then each month there will be news and special offers with links to other authors who you may like to read too.

Or simply follow the blog with no commitment.

I look forward to meeting you all in comments!