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The Savvy Child Within You - Become successful in your life and business using the forgotten childhood wisdom. Why is that when we enter the world of business we lose the inner wisdom of the child within us. The laughter, curiosity, honesty and the willingness to play together. Learn how to find that child and continue always to seek its wisdom and truth so that you can bring the inner child qualities into your personal life and business world.

Into Me I See
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A new poetry book composed by Mel Clifford & Emily Elzbeth.
Discover rarely seen inner worlds within this little treasure of poetry and photography. Each selection is vulnerably presented in its raw state freshly drawn from the soul of each author.

Changing the Way I Am
Second book of poetry composed by Mel Clifford. Additional poems kindly provided with the permission of the authors. Poems written from four generations of family poets. Kindle eBook on Amazon ONLY

The Adventures of Doc Higgins – The True Story of King Henry VIII
The second book in the series of The Adventures of Doc Higgins and his time travel invention, 'the Higulator'. Have the Craic when Doc meets King Henry VIII with the Manager and sets up the plan for getting his new wife.

Soon to be Available on Kindle eBook on Amazon ONLY

The Adventures of Doc Higgins
The tale of Doc Higgins and his time travel invention. How does the famous Doc plan to bring Alistair back from 1965 to his Nora?

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Poetry Just for You
Selection of Poetry composed by Mel Clifford. Additional poems kindly provided with the permission of the authors.

Kindle eBook on Amazon ONLY


January 2023


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Creativity That’s What it Takes.


Catherine Dunne designs and produces her own greeting cards – under the name of Irish Greeting Cards.

On the 22nd May 2015, the  people of Ireland voted on same sex marriages, receiving an overwhelming YES.

I was delighted to meet Catherine at the Kinvara Friday Market.  I  loved her beautiful and imaginative […]

Message from a Hostel – Second book in the series underway?

“Hot Apple pie ye all,” shouted Ms Patsy, just as Mossy walked into the room.

Firstly, thanks to you the readers for all the emails looking for the next chapter in the current story about Alistair & Nora, Doc Higgins and The Manager. How will Alistair and Nora they […]

Message from a Hostel – Hot Apple Pie, Ye all?

“I feel it in my waters Nora, something’s amiss here.”

“Quit would you and let’s head down to dinner.”

“Well glad you all can join us,” said Ms. Patsy.

“Alistair if you would like to take a seat over there and Nora if you would like to sit here, I am sure the others […]

Message from a Hostel – I feel it in me waters?

When they reached the room, Ms. Patsy flung the door open.

“Be the holy feck,” said Nora. “It’s Elvis feckin Presley.”

“Elvis is alive, I feckin knew it!” –shouted Alistair.

“No you ijet, it’s only the room that is all decked out with Elvis memorabilia. Have a look Alistair.”

Ms. Patsy then joined in […]

The Little Hobo – First Class for Customer Service and Food

You may remember this post I wrote back in April 2014.  The great news is that they have been voted the best restaurant in BC.


Well Done Crystal,  Steve and  Team.

The first time I visited the Little Hobo Soup and Sandwich Shop for lunch I could not […]

Message from a Hostel – Can we see the room?

“Might be more than a week, you could head on over to the hotel El Dorado. Tell Ms Patsy that Mossy sent ya.”

Nora and Alistair headed over to the hotel to settle in for the week.  When they arrived at the front desk Ms. Patsy was standing there with a big smile to […]

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

Another year almost over for us all, I hope that it has been filled with fun, lots of learning and personal growth.

I would like to wish all my readers and followers a very Merry and Peaceful Christmas.  Thank you all for reading my blog posts during 2014.  It is great to get all […]

Message from a Hostel – Is there a Cockney in Town?

Alistair and Nora walked onto the main street in search of a Shebeen garage.  On the corner of Main Street and Martin Luther King Avenue was a posted sign ‘MJ’ can fix it’

“Look Nora, a garage, let’s see if it’s open,” said Alistair.

Nora and Alistair entered the garage court yard to be […]

Message from a Hostel – Fog cleared

“Well Nora, the fog is cleared let’s move on,” said Alistair.

“Fire up the old Shebeen Alistair,” replied Nora.

With a quick turn of the key the Shebeen fired up and they were back on the road again.

“Still got a whirring sound there Alistair, must be that ‘something’ you mentioned is going around […]