#Kindle or #Book What’s Your preference?

Kindle or Book

What’s your preference?

A poll last year 2017 Showed that there was a 5% rise in eBook sales which suggested that more people preferred eBook to Book.

The way I see it the scales are never balanced when it comes to preference certainly I prefer a Kindle when I’m traveling one for comfort and two because it just slips into my handbag and doesn’t take up much space.

Books however are definitely my preference in the home, you just can’t beat sitting back in a comfy chair with a book in hand.

I personally think that when Kindle first came on the market it was a big thing to have this awesome new technology but people soon came to realise that in fact a print copy is and always had been the way to go.

So i’ll Keep buying my books especially those I feel will look good on my bookshelf, but I won’t be letting go of my kindle anytime soon, I travel a lot so I really do need to have it tucked neatly in my handbag and kindles are extremely light weight too which is a bonus.




Sex Toys For Teenagers, Really?

Sex Toys For teenagers, Really?

Would you give you’re teenage child a sex toy?

I thought I heard it all until I watched this on This morning Seriously? For a start and for the love of God let children be children.

The individual who decided that this should be really needs to give themselves a good shake, never have I heard of anything so idiotic.

Okay, So our children are at the age of sixteen legally able to have sex, which is all well and good, but do you really think that they are mentally and physically in touch with their emotions?

Children are already growing up way too fast and it’s of my opinion to let them continue to grow and be children, can you imagine ‘Or perhaps we shouldn’t’ You’re daughter of say fourteen is bored with the movie you decide to watch as a family.

It’s ok (Jane Doe) Go to your room if you like and play with your Vibrator? Nah, not on my watch.

I wouldn’t even allow my daughters to bring their partners into our home go to their room and make love to them while I sit in the next room and they are almost 18 and 19.

Another thing, how many parents really want to be sitting their 13-19 year old down and say to them ‘I think you should have a vibrator so that you can experience pleasure’ Neither would any child I know go to their parents to discuss such an issue.

Respect and morals have taken a back seat over the last thirty years or so and we need to get that back, I would never have taken my boyfriend back to my parents home let alone used a sex toy in my room while they sat downstairs.

Pleasure comes with having a partner (Hopefully a long-term one at that) Finding your emotions and experiencing pleasure is all part of the feelings you have for one another, there is plenty of time to be thinking of sex toys.

Can I just add Phillip, no offence but you’re make-up artist has over-done it a little this morning.



Skin Deep #SkinDeep

Skin Deep

Have we really moved on From differentiating between the Races?

It’s a well-known fact that there is no genetic basis for race, it was a label made up to separate us.

Why do we wait until someone is dead before taking action and coming to the conclusion that indeed there is not difference? An example being Martin Luther King Jr.

MLK Jr was killed in Memphis yet it took forty years or more to name a street after him but why did they name that street after him? Was it because they believed in him and wanted to keep his memory alive, were they pressured to do so or was it guilt?

The subject I really want to talk about is the Windrush Scandal I can’t begin to tell you how awful it makes me feel knowing that those who came to the U.K are being treated so badly.

Yes, I get that there have been many who have come to the U.K. since the Windrush who are here illegally, but I blame the Government.

There is one thing that the Government fail to remember here though and it’s high time the stood up and took stock of the fact that for most who came to the U.K. Blood, Sweat and many Tears have been shed.

It was after WW2 the British Government invited thousands from the Caribbean to come and help rebuild our country they had been granted FULL Citizenship as members of the commonwealth.

They took on some of the dirtiest jobs to help rebuild the U.K. not to mention jobs that some U.K. citizens thought were beneath them, what thanks did they get?

Now the Government have decided (In my eyes) We needed them, we used them now we want them to go back.

Well, NO that’s not how it works guy’s sorry to burst your bubble.

The Government say it’s because they cannot produce the documentation to prove that they have a legal right to be here, they are forgetting something, they invited them they gave them full citizenship.

The Government ordered the documentation to be destroyed almost ten years ago. Right? I do wonder why? 

My thought is; concentrate in those who are and have been entering the U.K. Illegally this last twenty-five years or so and deal with the problem of over-populated illegals who are sucking dry the system.

I could go on and on but it would take me a whole day to try to put the world to rights and I’m pretty sure there will be a lot of people out there who might cause a stir if they knew what I thought of this so-called Government and what I think of their shenanigans in that Kindergarten (House of Commons)







I’m Human Like All The Rest

I’m Human Like All The Rest.

A not so short analysis of me!

I hate to be rude, yet I’ll straighten that crooked picture on your wall and snap off your blaring TV set.

I love people but hate large crowds, I’m as gentle as a dove and go around mediating and patching up quarrels between others, but I enjoy a good argument myself.

I’m good natured and pleasant, but I can be sulky and I hate taking orders.

I’m reasonably intelligent yet incredibly naive and gullible and I’ll talk your ear off if given the chance, I’m an incredibly good listener if you need me.

I’m a very restless person and always in a rush or hurry. ‘Are you confused? Your not alone, I quite literally confuse myself at times.

Lots of people will tell you that I’m in love with beauty, sweetness and light, that’s fine as far as it goes, but it stops a little short of accuracy. 

I am however in love with the ‘Thought’ of beauty, sweetness and light.

Don’t ever think I’m perfect,  it’s a very rare occasion that I am, in fact, I’m very often one way or the other.

I can be annoying, quarrelsome, stubborn, and restless, almost always I have a markedly pleasant expression, even when I’m angry I will manage to look mild or at the very least neutral, just don’t piss me off.

I’m the only person I know on this earth who can say ‘I hate you and I’m going to punch you in the face’ and sound as though I’m reciting ‘oh, how I love you’ Unless of course you have really crossed the line. ‘Care to put it to the test? I thought not.

I’m not fat I’m full of curves not angles and my hair is as curly as it get’s (Often Wishing I had inherited straight hair instead) I can never make up my mind if I have made a mistake or not, I can be very indecisive I’ll talk up a storm and monopolise the conversation, then I’ll listen intently with flattering interest.

When others are fighting I’ll be the peacemaker and smooth their ruffled feathers.

I seek harmony in everything and everyone, I don’t like shouting nor do I like being shouted at.

For days, weeks or months I can be too busy to play, I burn the midnight oil which can wear others out just to watch me, then suddenly I’ll sit down on a chair and say ‘I’m bushed’ and give the best imitation of laziness you’ve ever seen. Actually once I’ve sat down you won’t get me moving a muscle if I can help it, but I really need to be burnt out to sit down in the first place.

It will be an effort for me to even pick up a cup, if there is anyone around to do it for me, I’ll willingly sit there and let them.

If you try to tell someone who has been exposed to my lassitude that I’m a creature of powerful drive, someone else will say ‘That lazy bum’ 

My character is made up of equal parts of kindness, gentleness, fairness, plain cussed argumentative, stubborn refusal to capitulate, philosophical logic and indecision.

I’ll argue with you about what time it is,  for instance if I think your watch is a minute off. I hate lateness you either have to be bang on time or early like me or it sets me off.

Nothing is more painful than watching me trying to make a decision without going into the why’s and what for, I hate to be pushed and hurried, once I’ve made my decision that’s it.

Impulsive people who don’t stop to consider the consequences give me panic attacks.

I’m scrupulously honest in business and as a whole, I would rather get it right than make a false start and I hate exaggeration.

I have a love of books and writing you’ll find a small library in my home or certainly you would have if I hadn’t had to give most away to charity for lack of space.

I love the harmony of properly used words in books and in poetry, I love art, if a picture tells a story then you have my uninterrupted attention.

I have a dry sense of humour but can be very witty, although often it takes a while for the penny to drop.

I’m a neat and tidy freak; okay, I’m hugely OCD I like everything in it’s place and facing a certain way, if I see one bit of fluff on my carpet I must Hoover the whole carpet sometimes it’s so bad I drive my family nuts.

I’m a little old-fashioned and that drives everyone nuts, I don’t like men doing household chores unless of course the woman is so ill she can’t do it and they offer, I would never ask my hubby to do it.

In business I’m fair, square and always on the level I cannot continually sit behind a desk, I have to get my hands dirty like my employee’s, I won’t ask a member of staff to do something I can do myself. 

I get restless so always have the need to be moving and doing, in spite of my often shy, gentle manner, I’m not an island.

There’s always a need to communicate with others, I’m a persuasive talker and a great debater and I can sway a roomful of people effortlessly. 

I’m an amazing saleswomen I don’t just ‘talk the talk, I walk it too’ and I’ll work happy in my surrounding, just don’t distract me.

I’ll love you today for what I disliked of you last month, I’ll never hold a grudge my frowns are only skin deep, but my smiles are real.

I’m far more likely to avoid a nasty scene than to court one, there may be a little ice around the edges, but ice melts.

I’m tactful and diplomatic I get along with anyone, treat me right then there is no need for tension.


You’re only human, you don’t have to have it together every minute of every day.

~Anne Hathaway

               Belinda x

Updates #books #belindaconniss

Now available on Amazon.co.uk 

Republished with new front covers, ‘Through My Eyes’ My story through poetry.

Republished with new front cover ‘The Empty Swing’ fictional short story.

I have been asked by several readers when the second part of ‘The Empty Swing’ Is coming out, I left this book hanging as I wasn’t sure if I should do a sequel but now that I have been asked it is something I am going to do.

The story will continue and the title ‘Life After Lily’ I am aiming to publish next year 2019, as right now I have to finished ‘Dear Diary’ Due for release this coming summer.

Also coming out in time for Children In Need My first children’s books with all proceeds going to the said charity.

Dec/Jan will see the release of my next novel ‘House of Darci-Lee’ and all that in between travelling.

Stay connected and follow me on Facebook: @belindaconnissauthor and or @Belindatravelstheglobe.

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Belinda 😘


I Had To Make A Change

I Had To Make A Change; ‘Problems’

Yet again I’ve had to make a slight change to the Website, it seems the look I had just before this was not working properly? There seemed to be a ‘Grey Page’ showing when some people clicked on a subject, mostly PERUSE Magazine.

Fingers crossed this one should run smoothly? Time will tell I suppose, meantime if you have any problems from here on in, please let me know.

Belinda x

What’s On The #Menu? #Burger That

What’s on The Menu? Burger That!


‘Hunger does NOT feed the soul’  I look back on my childhood years at school and if there is one thing I had to say was my favourite thing about them it was ‘School Dinners’

For those of a certain age I’m sure you’ll remember mince, mashed potatoes and veg. Then of course came the pudding, a slice of caramel cake or sponge with some custard, and sometimes ice cream and fruit. ‘Your licking your lips now aren’t you? Lol

How times have changed 😞 and not for the better that’s for sure so what’s it all for? Well, it doesn’t take the brains of Einstein to know the answer to that now does it?

Yet, here’s what baffles me; The average cost of three meals a day plus beverages at Cardiff, Usk and Prescoed prisons is £1.97 per prisoner, according to Wales Online

Granted this was back in 2015, but you can bet your bottom dollar it’s not much more than that now? Our children’s bottle of water alone costs them around a pound.

Were has it all gone wrong? GREED That’s where it’s all gone wrong, The U.K. Government have been a complete and utter shambles for many years and yet we continue to be fed by their lies and vote them in.

I am a firm believer that our children ARE our future but sadly I see a continued fall not only in the Education System but other area’s too.

A good Healthy HOT Meal for lunch in the winter and Healthy Salad in the summer including a healthy drink and lots of water that doesn’t cost them almost half their lunch money is all that is needed.

The way I see it, the Government have slowly over the years got rid of the second most important people in our childrens lives in school “Dinner Ladies’ & Nurses.

They have replaced dinner ladies with Vending Machines which cost a fortune to buy from.

I’m not saying that dinner ladies are in the wrong here, far from it, however because the Government have set rules and regulations that the Education Board have to follow, there is sadly no money in the pot to prepare the right food for our kids.

Instead they would rather send all our money overseas to pay for weapons and those who work within the Government are living the high life with their TOP NOTCH MEALS, Private Planes and Fancy homes etc.

They have no shame, yet they will allow our children to eat rubbish and for some nothing at all, while prisoners have three square hot meals a day including drinks and that’s not even touching on all the other luxury they have.

It’s time to get their priorities right and put our children FIRST and we have to fight for their rights to have a good square meal whilst in school.

#Hunger causes #Nausea #LackofConcentration #FeelingsofWeakness #SadnessandTears

Our #ChildrensRights #ChildrenMustEat A Hot Meal #HappyChildren Are #EducatedChildren Let us hear #ChildrensLaughter because #ChildrenAreOurFuture