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$2.99 last chance for a bargain

Price goes back up to a massive $3.99 tomorrow!

Of Foreign Build is for sale for just 2.99 cents for 24 hours!

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$1.99 today! Have your cake and eat it!

Of Foreign Build is for sale for just 1.99 cents for 24 hours! At Amazon.com (your location must be USA – you can set it there temporarily – wherever you are!)

Click HERE to read the 5 star reviews

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Click HERE to see the AUTHOR IN HER PJs! (what again!)

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99 cents today!

Of Foreign Build is for sale for just 99 cents for 24 hours!

Just think about how many Christmas presents you can buy with $10!

Click HERE to read the 5 star reviews

Click HERE to read more details

Click HERE to order (or other places to order HERE)

Click HERE to see the AUTHOR IN HER PJs!

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oh – and have a go at winning $400 Amazon vouchers HERE


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BIG ANNOUNCEMENT

…coming up

watch this space….

In 2 days time…. I will announce an… erm….announcement ….. a big one… that is….

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Image courtesy of Salvatore Vuono at FreeDigitalPhotos.net


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‘I am not pleased…’ said one of my readers!

‘…I haven’t slept more than 6 hours in two days! I loved both [her] books. Informative, funny, intelligent writing by a talented lady.’

'You won't be able to put it down.' (Image courtesy of Phaitoon at FreeDigitalPhotos.net)

‘You won’t be able to put it down.’
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And, the reviews continue…

‘As always, she writes with honesty and humour to engage sailors and non sailors alike.’

‘A wonderful read. Jackie’s writing style exudes energy and joie de vivre.’

‘I got it this morning and I can’t put it down.. .’

Be Warned! You may lose yourself in the pages.... (Image courtesy of Ambro at FreeDigitalPhotos.net)

Be Warned! You may lose yourself in the pages….
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These readers are reading about:

  • My husband working in a brothel in Barbados
  • Nine years on a ten metre boat
  • Pirates
  • Muggers
  • Man-eating crocodiles
  • Boat crashes
  • Storms
  • Sinking
  • Whale collision
  • French Gigolos
  • An impossible love
  • Mending a broken heart

…and so much more….

Playing with sealions

Playing with sealions

Rescued from man-eating crocs!

Rescued from man-eating crocs!

For about the price of a decent cup of coffee you can lose yourself in my world – where I stepped into a fairy-tale relationship with one man, while grieving for another….. More details HERE….and…

Don’t forget to write – let me know what you think….


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Emotional seesaw – positive thoughts

My family went home yesterday and left me feeling quite sad. I miss them already. Actually, I missed them as soon as we parted at the train station.

The sadness is emotional, but also physical. Especially when Noel and I had to carry our food shopping back between just the two of us! 😉

Noel and I had 'evening medicine' after our au revoirs

Noel and I had ‘evening medicine’ after our au revoirs

My positive? Despite the melancholy feelings of a farewell, Noel and I have turned our attentions to the boat.

Our first two projects are:

  • Rigging a rain-catcher
  • Installing the solar panels

These are the types of projects I love; tasks that take us a step closer to self-sufficient living. I plan to tell you all about it – with lots of pictures.

Mum & dad - home now in the UK

Mum & dad – home now in the UK

Of course, thereafter we have much painting and re-fitting to do. So, yes, while I am a bit sad, I am excited at the next direction in our adventure.


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Big Decision – Positives (day 4 of 5)

It’s a beautiful day and I have just received yet another delightful book recommendation. This time the author is Ann Voskamp. Ann wrote One Thousand Gifts: A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are. In her book Ann strives to find the meaning of life, and in her life she endeavours to live with grace.

She writes, ‘One Thousand Gifts is a celebration of grace and a recognition of the power of gratitude. Here’s the link.

Some of my beliefs may be different to Ann’s but I am an advocate for learning from everyone, whoever they are and whatever they think.

As well as learning from others, I also believe that we can change. My life, emotions, thoughts, plans, ideas, morals and some of my personality changed when I suffered a heart-wrenching bereavement in my twenties. With my emotions out of control, I ran away (against my counsellor’s advice) and embarked on a remarkable journey. Of Foreign Build is not just about sailing around the world on a thirty-three foot boat, but about how I changed in so many different ways – and how I learned about who I am.

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This is the man that keeps me sane!

The ‘positive thoughts’ process is changing me again. It is all for the good and I am enjoying it immensely, so here’s today’s three thoughts:

  1. Noel, my husband, is my best friend and protects my sanity by reminding me to live with grace. He keeps me grounded as I often have at least six crazy ‘ideas’ a day!

  2. In view of Ann’s book, I am determined to live my life now. Not just travel and do what I dream of doing, but enjoy THIS moment and stop thinking about the NEXT adventure.

Enjoy the moment.

Enjoy the moment.

  1. . . . . .  and a change of tack . . .  yesterday we visited the amazing Citadel in Besancon. The Museum of the Resistance and Deportation broke my heart. The display (on two floors) was impressive. However, I can’t believe I am part of a race that can carry out such atrocities. My positive? I am living in a peaceful time in history and I know that most of my fellow humans strive for peace.
Part of the Citadel

Part of the Citadel

So, my big decision? I am going to carry on with the positive thoughts. Once a week I will highlight some positives in my life and post them here, I hope you’ll join me.

And, once again, I nominate anyone who would like to take part in this ‘positive thoughts’ 5-day event.