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Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Daydreaming


I am a total nutcase for youtube (as you all might have caught up on from my musical monday feature) and today I was daydreaming a bit. I sometimes allow myself to do so and this time - I think it was a number on the radio - that got me remembering the Chippendale shows I've been to. So I went in search for some video's on youtube and found this one and can I say hubba hubba!!!!



I forgot how totally gorgeous the Chips were during their European leg of their tour in 1999-2000. Ofcourse me being me had to check and see if their was any info on the internet on the one I liked best, just to see what he was doing these days and - hmmmm - let's say, some things are best left in the past.

So here's to our hug, may it stay forever locked in my memory of 1999.


Love,

Monday, May 23, 2011

Musical Monday


This is one of my favourite songs, I can't hear it enough! Sing at the top of your lungs, you know that you know the lyrics ;-)



Lady Antebellum - Need you now
Picture perfect memories, scattered all around the floor
Reaching for the phone cause, I can't fight it any more
And I wonder if I ever cross your mind
For me it happens all the time

It's a quarter after one, I'm all alone and I need you now
I said I wouldn't call but I lost all control and I need you now
And I don't know how I can do without, I just need you now

Another shot of whiskey, can't stop looking at the door
Wishing you'd come sweeping in the way you did before
And I wonder if I ever cross your mind
For me it happens all the time

It's a quarter after one, I'm a little drunk and I need you now
I said I wouldn't call but I lost all control and I need you now
And I don't know how I can do without, I just need you now

I guess I'd rather hurt than feel nothing at all

It's a quarter after one, I'm all alone and I need you now
And I said I wouldn't call, but I'm a little drunk and I need you now
And I don't know how I can do without, I just need you now

I just need you now

Oh baby I need you now
Friday, May 20, 2011

Sloan Parker - Breathe

Warning:
This blogpost contains links to adult material and sexual situations not suitable for reading by minors.

The internet is a funny thing, from one link you get to another and then another and another, sometimes you get so tangled up in it that you haven''t a clue how you got somewhere, but when you come across books like these, you don't really care how you got there, you're just glad that you did!_________________________

Length: Novel Plus, 97,841 words, 234 pages (in PDF format)

Genre: LGBT Romantic Suspense (m/m)
Publisher: Loose Id
Cover Artist: Valerie Tibbs
Format: e-book
ISBN: 978-1-60737-890-7
ASIN: B004ISLQCG
Published: November 16, 2010

Synopsis
Lincoln McCaw lost everything — his home, his job, his partner — after he caused a fatal accident. A year later, he’s drowning the guilt and despair in whiskey, but he needs to move on. His sister and her kids are counting on him. Then he meets a man who ignites a passion Lincoln thought he’d never find. Too bad one night is all they can have together. Now he needs to figure out how to turn away from the only person who makes him feel alive…before whoever is sending him threats decides Lincoln needs to suffer more than he already has.

Jay Miller is surrounded by grief and misery until he finally gives in to all those years of sexual fantasies about being with another guy. Realizing he’s ended up in the arms of the man who caused his wife’s accident, he tries to pull away. But can he give up a friendship he needs more than anything — a friendship and a love that could save him? Or will someone else destroy it all?
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I have to say a round of applause for Valerie Tibbs, I just love this cover!

If you want to read an excerpt of Breathe ~ click here ~
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Sloan Parker, author of m/m erotic romances and romantic suspense, loves to explore the lives of people who are growing as individuals while falling in love. Her novel MORE is the 2011 EPIC eBook Award Winner for Mystery, Suspense, and/or Adventure Erotic Romance and Winner of the 2010 Rainbow Award for Best Gay Contemporary Romance.


Sloan enjoys writing in the fictional world because in fiction you can be anything, do anything...even fall in love for the first time over and over again. She lives in northern Ohio with her longtime partner and their three neurotic cats.


If you want to know more about Sloan Parker visit her website at:

Have a great day!!!!
Hugs

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

The world as I know it.....


AJAX - CHAMPION

Ahhhh the blishfull normalcy has returned to footballers-world in the Netherlands. Last Sunday my team, whom I kept supporting through the good, the bad and the ugly has once more reached the top of the premier league in the Netherlands. AJAX ftw and in a face to face dual they won from their equals throughout the year FC Twente.

3-1 *sigh* how lovely a feeling it was when I heard they finally scored their third goal only 15 minutes till game-time was over. It wouldn't have been enough for Ajax if they would have played a draw and though 2 goals in difference wasn't a sure win 15 minutes before the last whistle was blown, it gave us at least the certainty that one goal for the other team didn't make them champion.

I remember sitting on the couch at my parents place, listening to the game on the radio with my dad and when that final whistle came we both cheered so loud that their deaf neighbours must have heard us.

This is what it was all about:


Isn't it a lovely sight? To me at the moment it still seems like heaven!!!! My team was back on the top spot and not for the first time, oh no, for the 30th time!!!! For a long while it seemed that 29th win was cursed, they were just not allowed to hit 30 but this year, despite all the rumouring and bad press we came back on track and made it to that number 1 spot.

Guys - you're the team!!!!! Congratulations to you all and thank you for your great football, up to next year and ofcourse good luck in the Champions League!!!!! It will serve me and my dad great evenings of watching and following you to hopefulle a repeatance of the 1995 victory! A girl can always dream right?!!!!



Love and support you always,


Tuesday, May 17, 2011

I'm back....


Hello blogpeeps,

I’ve been away from blog-land for a while, couldn’t find the time to commit to blogging on a weekly base, part of it, because real-life stuff had me caught up in spending most of my time and energy away from keyboard, and partly because I wasn’t sure how to fill in my blog, which posts to post, or which ones to write.

However, I found it should be a part of my little world - on the big world-wide-web – and that entails a lot. I’m creative – as well in the knitting, embroidery, card-making area, as in the writing area; I’m an avid reader and reviewer of the romance-fiction; and my Yorkshizer: Bodhi Diablo, and my alpha cats: Ash and Simi are a huge part of my life too; my alter-ega’s on the MMORPH World of Warcraft, demand their time and I also like spending time with my family and friends, music and at work too!

So that’s my life in a nutshell but I’m more and more longing to hit the keyboard and type up small parts of my life in a blog-style, posts can vary in subjects and whatever is on my mind will show.

I hope you’ll all enjoy reading up on my life – often with a hint of self-mockery and a huge wink to the subject at hand, sometimes on a more serious or frivolous note.

Following myself....
You might think, why on earth is she following herselve but apparently it's good luck in doing so - or so it has been whispered in my ear. And I think everybody can use some good luck in their life so figured why not give it a try ;-).

Now for the update on my 'reading now gadget'….
It’s my sisters doing… I am not one who will most likely pick up gay-romance, but I’ve been hearing people talk about it and it seems so much of an enjoyment for them that I’ve been playing with the idea of reading a novel in this genre. My sister was here over a week ago and brought me a book by Steve Kluger – Almost Like Being In Love, which she thought I would enjoy, so tonight I’m going to give it the good old college try and will let you all know how I get by on that!

On another note:
Craving Chinese food at the moment. For those who didn’t already know, I’m on a low-carb diet, started April 9th, 2011 and lost about 10kg’s – still a long way to go. A few weeks back had a desperate craving for veal-croquettes (an unhealthy but oh so delicious snackfood snack in the Netherlands), it has passed, but now all I can smell, taste and see in front of me are egg-rolls. I promised myself a big egg-roll when I lost 20kg’s so I’m half-way there and trust me when I say I CAN’T WAIT!!!!! However hopefully it will still taste as good as I remember, my taste-buds haven't been the same since I'm on this diet, not for the worse, but certain flavours are just different now *sigh*.

Simi is seeking some very much needed attention - that it has been raining all day and he has been in-house bound, being a bit of a teasing cat, stepping on my keyboard and sitting in front of my pc-screen, so I’m heading off, but will post again very soon!

Bye bye for now,

Hugs


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Torn between the good stuff and the yummy stuff....

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With everything new, I ofcourse, had to get used to the idea of making, owning and maintaining a blog but I have to say, now that I’ve got the hang of it, it’s quite fun to do. Let me introduce myself, I’m Natascha, in my early 30’s and from a little place called Winschoten in the Netherlands, I’ll be your host on this blog.

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