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Monday, January 14, 2019

KIWANIS CLUB OF NEW PROVIDENCE CHILDREN'S BOOK DONATION DRIVE


During The Kiwanis Club of New Providence Children’s Book Donation Drive outside Logos Book Store, Harbour Bay Shopping Centre, Nassau, recently, I bought a copy of “Alice's Adventures in Wonderland” from Logos and dropped it into their donation box. I told the Kiwanis ladies how my mother sent me to elocution lessons when we moved from Scotland to England because my Scottish accent had become mixed up with a Birmingham accent and it was difficult to understand what I said! I can’t remember how old I was, but I was younger than ten. I had to memorize pages of “Alice's Adventures in Wonderland” in order to recite them during my elocution lessons!

The Club’s Vice President Dominique Rolle was delighted with my little Alice in Wonderland tale and asked if I could give a video interview about it. I agreed and here it is! - FAY'S VIDEO INTERVIEW AT KIWANIS BOOK DONATION DRIVE

The Kiwanis Club of New Providence is a non-profit organization that is a part of Kiwanis International. They are a service club that gives back to the community through service projects – a wonderful group of very dedicated and hard working ladies!

For further information check them out on Facebook at:-

P.S. Other videos (including my husband Erskine and son Gavin jamming at the old “Crazy Johnny’s nightclub!”) are also on my YouTube Channel at:-


Sunday, January 6, 2019

ISLAND-STYLE WRITING AND WELLNESS RETREAT!




An Island-style Writing and Wellness Retreat will be held in Governor’s Harbour, Eleuthera, Bahamas, May 18 – 23, 2019. It is a great opportunity for established or aspiring writers and will be hosted by Chrissann Nickel of Women Who Live on Rocks and Mariah Moyle of Out Island Life Bahamas.

Chrissann says on her website Womenwholiveonrocks.com: “This Bahamas retreat has been specially designed to provide participants with a purposeful mid-year pause to assess where you’re at and where you want to go with your writing and creative pursuits in the second half of the year.”



Saturday, January 5, 2019

BUY A BOOK FOR A CHILD!

The dedicated Kiwanis volunteers asked to take a photo
 of me dropping a children’s book into their box!


The Kiwanis Club of New Providence are having another Children’s Book Donation Drive on Saturday, January 12th, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Logos Book Store, Harbour Bay (they had one today). They are also having the Book Donation Drive at Bookworld Stationers.

Children’s books are not necessarily expensive. At today’s Book Donation Drive, I bought “Alice in Wonderland” from Logos for just under $9 and there were some as low as around $5.

For further information on the Kiwanis Book Donation Drive, telephone 242-477-4614. It’s a very worthwhile cause. I hope one of the children will enjoy Alice in Wonderland as much as I did!


Sunday, December 30, 2018

TRAVEL STIMULATES THE IMAGINATION!


Enjoying Starbucks coffee in Barnes & Noble
(imagining my books lining the shelves!)

Happy New Year! Erskine and I just got back from spending a week in Florida over Christmas. It was really hectic! We wanted to shop for items that we either can’t get here in Nassau or are much cheaper over there! However, we know now that Christmas is not the best time for that. Crowds of people all had the same idea! We had a great time though!

I say in my writer’s guide “How to Be the Best Writer Ever!”: “I write like crazy when I take a trip off the island, as there are always so many new sights and experiences. I also pick up lots of brochures and flyers to refer to later.” Unfortunately I must confess that I didn’t do any of this, as we were on the go the whole time! However, I did get ideas for some new short stories. There’s nothing like travelling to stimulate the imagination!
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Friday, December 21, 2018

SEASON'S GREETINGS!



This is a photo from the mid nineties when Erskine and I managed The Islands Club, oceanfront condominiums opposite Quality Food Store, Cable Beach, and next to what became the luxury Bayroc condominiums. We lived in a lovely little cottage on the grounds and this was the gorgeous beach where The Islands Club was situated.

Most of the residents back then were “snow birds”, who flew down to The Bahamas in the winter to escape the freezing cold weather in the north. Usually there were no owners in residence during the summer.

I hope you are enjoying this special time of the year wherever you are. Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Joyeux Noël, Feliz Navidad….! May your holiday season and the New Year be filled with much joy, happiness and success.


Tuesday, December 11, 2018

CHRISTMAS DONE COMIN'



CHRISTMAS DONE COMIN'
by Fay Knowles

Christmas done comin'
Junkanooers in da shacks
Please give a dollar for
Salvation Army good acts

If you ain't gat a dollar
A quarter will do
If you ain't gat a quarter
Then God bless you!


(Just a little ditty I once wrote! Salvation Army members and supporters are out and about in Nassau collecting money in their kettles to help the poor. And Junkanoo groups are in the shacks feverishly creating stunning costumes and floats for the Christmas and New Year Junkanoo parades!)



Saturday, November 24, 2018

"ARE WE NEARLY FAMOUS?" BY AUTHOR PATSY COLLINS AND FRIENDS!


Author Patsy Collins lives on the south coast of England with her husband, photographer Gary Davies. Her short stories (500+ published to date) have appeared in a range of UK, Irish, South African, Canadian, Swedish, Finnish and Australian publications. Some of her stories are available to download from Alfie Dog Fiction. And now here is Patsy's collaboration with some other writing friends - a free book "Are We Nearly Famous?"!

PATSY'S WEBSITE

ORDER "ARE WE NEARLY FAMOUS?" HERE!