Best Australian Blogs 2014

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by Rita Azar on April 19, 2014

Bonjour!

There is a competition going around at the moment: Best Australian Blogs 2014 run by the Australian Writers’ Centre.  I entered my blog in the competition and, also, in The People’s Choice AwardIf you love what you read and see on my blog, I would love it if you take a few minutes of your time to vote for The Crafty Expat.

It’s been now almost two years that I took the plunge and started this blog and it’s been an interesting, challenging and exciting journey.  So, to encourage you to vote, I took it to YouTube to ask you in three languages to vote for The Crafty Expat!

First, in English.

Now, in French.

And, finally, here I am in Arabic!

 

Click on this link to vote for The Crafty Expat in the competition Best Australian Blogs 2014, The People’s Choice Award. 

 

www.surveymonkey.com/s/BAB2014

 

I also just want to say there are many awesome blogs in this competition and some of my favorite ones too and I wish best of luck to everyone who entered.

The competition twitter hashtag is #bestblogs14 and you have until 5pm on Monday 5 May 2014 to vote.

Thanks so much for taking the time and for your support.  Feel free to share this post and get your friends to vote too!

Happy Easter!  Enjoy your long week-end and have the best time with your loved ones!

 

It’s going to be quiet this week over here as I’m off camping for the first time of my life in a place called Wonnangatta Station in the Alpine National Park with no internet and no phone!  That’s going to be quite an interesting experience.  I can’t wait to reconnect with the nature and most of all, see the night sky full of stars.

What are you up to for this long week-end? 

 

Au revoir!

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Wordless Wednesday – The Alchemist

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by Rita Azar on April 16, 2014

Bonjour! 

Over 25 years ago, a book that is like a Bible for me was published.  A book written with love, hope, faith and dreams.

Here are three quotes, from many, I loved most in The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho.

Paulo Coelho 1

Paulo Coelho 2

 

Paulo Coelho 3

Have you read this wonderful book?

Au revoir!

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For the love of literature – Returning

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Guest post over at Mummy Manifesto – 5 reasons why I love blogging

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My Writing Process – Blog Hop

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Bonjour!  Last week I was tagged by the talented Francesca over at Francesca Writes Here in a blog hop.  You should totally go and check out her post.  She just published her first novel, Returning.  Congratulations Francesca! I’m copying here the ancestral line of this blog hop made by Francesca who’s done a really good […]

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My big crush on Brisbane

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Seeded Soda Bread

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Bonjour!   It’s been way too long I haven’t posted about some delicious food on the blog so I thought, today, I’ll share with you this exquisite Seeded Soda Bread Recipe.  I found it a while ago in The Sunday Life Magazine.   I always thought that making bread was something very hard and sophisticated to do […]

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The road to publication, part 5 – Songs that are inspiring my novel

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Bonjour! I gave myself the goal to edit the novel I wrote in November 2013 and send a query letter to a publisher by May 2014.  This series of posts documents my journey towards achieving this goal, my road to publication.  You can read here an excerpt, Part 1: Goals for 2014, Part 2: Die Vampire, Die […]

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Australian Women Writers Challenge 2014 – Tsunami and the Single Girl

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Bonjour! Title: Tsunami and the Single Girl Author: Krissy Nicholson Publisher: 2013, Allen & Unwin Genre: Creative non-fiction Reviewer: Rita Azar This is my first review for the Australian Women Writers challenge 2014, level Miles. Summary: “I always imagined by 30 I’d have met the man of my dreams and be starting a family.  Instead, […]

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