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Happy Fri-Yay Funday My Friends❣️
It is with love and joy, that I share ARCHERY IN THE UK with you today by author Nick Reeves & Ingrid Wilson. Both wordsmith’s that stand alone in their own right, but better together, which you feel when you read them. Ingrid, is also the editor, from Experiments in Fiction (EIF), bringing her gifts to create this 5 Star read in book or on Kindle.
What a timely release, just in time for Valentine’s Day. If you have been looking for what to gift for the big day, look no more and make sure you buy extras to show your love for an old flame, a new one, a friend or one that is in the making.
When I first got my copies in the mail, I was taken back by just how “skinny” this book was and curious just what the hype was all about, even though I know first hand the places these authors are capable of taking you, with just one sentence. The cover alone is so gorgeous with the rainbow and spanning arch of The Baltic Arts Centre and Millennium Bridge, Gateshead in the background. I couldn’t wait to open it and have a read after the postcards and posts I had been seeing. Besides, it was just my kind of book, “skinny” with my limited time. And trust you me, they deliver the skinny and you want to sink your teeth into this journey in more ways than one.
Over the drab dull red-brick houses
a rainbow spans it’s arc across the sky
heavy with clouds-slate grey
spectacular, while trees
swayed by winds’ envy
brace for rain:
looks like it’s happening again….
With my love of nature, I was drawn in immediately to their journey on foot, train or plane, taking their readers with them as they traveled beautiful terrain, whether it be mountains, historic buildings, museums, bridges, arches that span the oceans, with beautiful lyrics of the song bird to transport you to the joy that new love transports you to.
Each word is a jewel that reaches your heart with their gifts in poetry from ballads, sonnets, pantoums etc that opens your heart with the archer image, leading you to the next page and a deepening bond of connection. Their words takes the reader into being part of their journey and growing love that continues to weave hearts and bodies intwined around every bend and corner of their travels. Sometimes you feel like you must close your eyes or they might see you looking in. I was in awe of the beautiful intimacy shared always inclusive of the great beyond paying homage to sites that make one quiver with the arrow that pierces the heart.
A quiver of arrows, and I’m all a-shiver
the battlements, the barricades and barrows gleam
and all the worlds a dream
as I hope to deliver
in an arc across the sky
(my aim is true)
in the blinking of an eye
my love, to you.
Their words are fun, playful at times, deep and intimate, joyful and knowing of the hardships of living life fragilities as they share poems back and forth, taking turns. Their words flow and create imagery in your mind to return to, long after you’re done reading them, leaving you wanting more of this sweet embrace in your life. The missing glove I kept seeing on instagram finally makes sense when I read the poem Night Falls.Together they hold hands finding that missing link where together they can conquer anything.
Night falls upon the frozen mountain-land
hardy tuffs of grass lit in gold green
an empty hand in glove, an empty hand
holds onto nothing bigger than a dream.
Hardy tuffs of grass lit in gold green
ignite the hillside, spark within my heart
holds onto nothing bigger than a dream
and nothing better for a place to start.
Ignite the hillside! Spark within my heart
melodious strains of valleys steeped in song!
There’s nothing better for a place to start
two rights to join, and so correct a wrong.
Melodious strains of valleys steeped in song,
an empty hand in glove, an empty hand
two rights to join, and so correct a wrong
as night falls on the frozen mountain-land.
Hearing them read their poems one to the other is perhaps the most beautiful of all as their voices give richness and intimacy to their work.
Inspired by the Lyrical Ballads of Wordsworth and Coleridge, two authors set out to pen a contemporary homage to this timeless collection. As the collaboration progresses, however, the poetry and the unique narrative it carries takes on a life of its own. Thus, the authors come to tell their story through a collection of ballads, sonnets, pantoums and other forms: under arches, over bridges and against the backdrop of the fabled Northlands: from Tyne and Wear to Cumbria and beyond.
by Nick Reeves (Author), Ingrid Wilson (Author)
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Have a wonderful Fri-Yay and put some love in your life and order your books soon for yourself, a friend, a hopeful lover or just your mother, so they get here in time for Valentine’s Day. Congratulations Ingrid and Nick💘🏹💘
Blessings of Love Always,
P.S. Sealed with Ollies approval:
P.S.S. Thank you so much for voting for me for Publication Of The Year, for those of you that did and your support. Although I didn’t win, I am a winner having each of you in my life everyday where we can share the intimacies of living and our hearts in trials and tribulations. That means more to me than any award ever could.
I was voted as one of 10 as one of the Socialites that support others and our community which I am still laughing about but I know is a huge honor in their mind. While it is an honor, the last thing I want to be know as is a Socialite. 😂👯💗
Congratulations to all of the winners❣️
Copyright © 2022 Cindy Georgakas
All Rights Reserved
Thank you so much for your support, and for this wonderful review Cindy ❤️🙏⭐️
You are so welcome Ingrid! It’s most dissevered! Happy you are pleased with it! 💘🏹💘
I’m thrilled! 💖
That makes me delighted to know!!! 💗
Wowwwwwww Congratulations Ma’am♥️
Delighted you like Nick and Ingrid’s book!
Happy to share it thanks!💕
Many thanks Cindy for this insightful and comprehensive review. You did a great job highlighting all aspects of the book from cover to cover! Bravo. You summed up the work so beautiful, I cannot imagine a better endorsement than for a reviewer to state emphatically:
“every word, a jewel”
-Awesome! Thank you!
Oh this is soooo nice to hear Suzette, thanks so much as that’s what I aim for when I finally get around to write one. I always want to highlight the strength’s and all aspects and feel a little intimidated by others incredible take for some reason. It turns out we each have our own strengths and insights that add another dimension, so thanks truly for your kind appreciation. Besides, we just link them so others can see through a different lens cap.
You’re welcome and thank you so much. Happy Fri-Yay my friend 💘🏹💘
You are most welcome Cindy. Happy Fri-Yay!
Happy Fri-Yay to you Suzette!! ❣️👯
Thank you Cindy! Peace!!
Peace and love to you too! ❣️
Have a great Fri-Yay and a great weekend!😄🌹🎉
Thanks a lot John and you too!!! 💞💘🏹
I love how they read to one another. Night falls is gorgeous.
Happy Fun Friyayyy, dear Cindy. What a wonderful review. Sounds like a fabulous book. Hope you have a beautiful weekend , my friend . Enjoy!!!💕
Happy Fri-Yay Funday to you too Grace! I’m delighted you enjoyed it and I know Ingrid and Nick will be as well! Thank you so much. It really is wonderful to read their work and share it. I will and you do the same!! ❤️💘🏹
Awesome review, Cindy! 👏👏
So glad she was pleased! 💗
Alright … you like?
Thanks Cindy. This sounds like a very different and interesting book.
You’re welcome Brad, it really is. It’s pretty awesome because they met through poetry.. so cool❣️🏹. 💘
Unfortunately it’s written in stone now, you’ll forever be known as a socialite 😂 The book sounds wonderful I’ll check it out!
hahahahah I know right! 🤣. Too funny.. well at least I have claim to fame somewhere. ha
It’s really good and they are poetic masters! 💗
You are such a Sweetie, sharing the works of others as you do!!! No wonder we all Love You!!
Thanks so much Chuck.. just like you do. This book is right up your alley Chuck! Awww thanks so much! 💗
Laughing about the socialite status, Cindy. Have you been hiding something? 🙂 Social, yes! Helpful, yes!
🤣 Oh so glad I have friends in laughter and can always count of you for that Curt! Oh yes.. someday I will reveal all ! hahaha.. Happily socially helpful always. Thanks my friend! 💞🏹💘
Beautiful review, Cindy!
Thank you so much Merril. Loved yours as well and attached it … hope you saw it❣️
I did, Cindy. Thank you!
Oh good… absolutely 💕
Oh my sweet dear Cindy, you simply amaze me girlfriend. 🤗 Thank you so much for sharing such a wonderful, detailed, and generous review of this book by Nick Reeves, and Ingrid Wilson. Your support and encouragement are impeccable. You rock my dawwwwlinnnnkkkkkk. 🤩✍🏼🥰 It feels so nice to be in your orbit my friend. Sending you lots of love, hugs, and smooches my Mommy Nature! 😘💖🥳 Have a FANtabulous weekend! 🌞✨🌟
Oh Thanks so much Dearest Kymmmmdawwwwwlink! I’m delighted you enjoyed the review and I hope it brings in sales reflective of their great work and heart. I’m honored by our kind words always and you too are a rock for me and soooo many you touch. Awww I’m delighted by your love and support always. Hugs and love to you for a great weekend as well Kym!
Girlfriend, my savvy PIC, my kindred spirit, you are the love of our lives. I adore you my unselfish and loving friend. You amaze me so much and I truly appreciate the person you are, your gifts, talents, and encouragement. You rock my friend and dawwwwwlinkkkk, I’m lovin’ it! Hugs and smooches! 😍💖😘🌟😊
Oh thanks so much Dearest Kym daaaawlink and what did i do to get so lucky to have you as such a light beam of light, always cheering me on! Thanks always for your care of my soul and love right back to you! 💘🏹
My dawwwwwlinkkkkk, I don’t know how I got so lucky to be in your orbit, but no doubt I am happy that I am. 😍🪐🤗 Enjoy the rest of your weekend my Energizer Bunny!!! 🤩✨🌞💖🥰 Hugs and smooches!
Wonderful review. Great way to start the weekend.
Thank you so much Jacqui. I’m delighted you enjoyed it! Absolutely true💘🏹🏹
I enjoyed your review, Cindy! You put things so well! Thank you for the bibliography of reviews, as well. Very helpful for the readers.
I’m so happy to hear that Barbara as I feel that I couldn’t hold a candle to yours or the others and happy to let everyone read yours as well to weave it all together. Thank you so much. Happy you found it useful! 💘🏹💘
I like the imagery of weaving the reviews together. Everyone has a view or perspective.
I soooo agree with you Barbara! 💗
What A Wonderful Review Dear
Cindy Yet Dismayed Hoping to
Hear One of Your Poems Lit
All Up in the ‘Skinny Book’
As You Say Hehe Imagine
How THick my Poetry Free
Verse Will Be For Just One
‘Bible’ Poem “SonG oF mY
SoUL” Fully iLLuSTRaTeD
With 11.3 MiLLioN Words
Oh Dear Lord Yes over
144,000 Pages Assessed
By MicroSoft Word So Long Ago
You Know It Gets to the Point Really
Where It’s Hardly Worth Measuring Any
More With SMiLes Yet A Bit of Metrics
Out of Flow
too With SMiLes
Anyway Yes i Eagerly
Await Another one of
Your Poems Spoiled
i Am i Guess By Your
Free Flowing Words
That Don’t Rely
On Forms From
The Old Paint
By NuMBeRS Days…
i Used to Visit the Old dVerse
International Poetry Pub and Oh
Dear Lord How They Tried to Narrow
me Down to THeir Size of Creativity Hehe…
It Was Useless
to even try HAha…
Happy Weekend DeLiGHT
Dear Free FLoWinG FRiEnD
And Although i am Literally Very
Likely the Most Photographed and
Video Taped And Hehe Only Public
Dancer For 17,818 Miles in the Deep
Deep South East True Yes Likely the Most
Recognized Metro Public Dude too Other than
The Local Weather Man During Hurricane Season
99.9 Percent Have No Clue What My Name Even
Is And Almost No One Knows my Last Name Just The
Guy Who Dances Wherever He Goes Making So Many Folks
Smile Near And Far Here in the Flesh and Blood World Yes Is Surely Fortune
And Fame Enough Hehe When Moldy Money Was Buried So Many Years Ago
And Dear Lord Hilariously Still Signing Autographs After Doing it 113 Months Real
Haha For Not Saying A Dam Word At All What Karma in Life Does For Real Hehe…
And Sensing Heaven Within…
When ‘Forrest Gump’ Actually Breathes
For Real Hehe Out of Fiction With SMiLes…
On the dVerse Site it Seemed
Like it Was All About Getting
Published if Not Millions of
Views Online Was Already
Enough Way Back in 2016
Oh Dear Lord Naked Enough
Whole Complete in Ease of Breath…
Hehe Dear Cindy in 2015 Thru 2016 i Responded Poetically
in Free Verse To Every Poet on the dVerse International Poetry
Pub ‘Elite Club’ Online For An Entire Year For All Their Poems and
Published my own Anthology of Micro Poems From the Copy and
Paste of That in one Blog Post Titled “GodsUniVerseNovel3” Just
Another ‘Small Subchapter’ of “SonG oF mY SoUL” in 338,630 Words
With 300 Gorgeous Beach Photos Yet Then Only For my Own Personal
Fulfilling of Human Potentials and Nothing More It’s the way
i’ve Always Done Life Generating Happiness Within and Just
As Stars Do
As They Become
Eventually Star Flowers
And Seeds You and Me Too
Out of Super Nova Explosions too
Therefore The Title “GodsUniVerseNovel3”
As There Were Already Two Before That too God Yes
iN Great Thanks And Praise For The Gift Of Existence ALL That is…
Other than that No Pain No Gain It’s Just like Leg Pressing 1520 Pounds
12 Reps at Age 62 Yep Just Warming Up With Finger Tips in Balance With
The Weight of my Human 244 Pounds in The Tao of Wu Wei Effortless Ease
Whenever Most Everyone Else Was Out Partying Getting Drunk All Those
Decades on Friday Nights Yet Still Pushing my Nose Against the Grind Stone
Never Giving Up at
the Gym Hehe
i Didn’t Come
Here to Do Less
New Now Than All i Can
And Will Nope No Different
Than the Rest of Existence
From What i Feel and Sense
All in All in All Around For Real…
Out of Human Clothes Content
With Couch Potato Averages…
Nope It’s Not Always
A Crowded Room
Yet The Intrinsic
Are Surely More
Than Enough With SMiLes…
Hehe i Don’t Even Have to Count
The Words To See That i Have
Brought You Another ‘Gift’
of A ‘FRedwood’ on Your
Weekend Ease Which
Means i Surely Don’t
Expect You to Read This
Not Even Even A Paragraph
Or More Than Two or Three
Sentences in Twitter Size True
Yet of Course i Will Copy And
Paste it And Seed it in Many Other
Forests Around the World For Real
True This iS How A UniVerse Still Expands With SMiLes…
Weeds Never Give Up Jesus F iN Christ They Still FLoWeR EveryWHeRe Real…
TRue ‘Redwoods’ Are Among ‘the Social Elite’ Only A Ruse A Weed i ReMain Hehe..:)
Thanks so much for your wonderful notice of D’verse and their contribution.
You must have really liked this my friend.
It’s longer than their book.. almost.. 😂
Don’t worry, I’ll be back with my poetry soon and
I will remain a Redwood Tree and socialize as an ambassador of love, like you.
SMiles Dear Cindy
iNDeeD i ‘Long’
For Your Poetry
So Colored With
Feelings Of Humanity
Blooming Verse Again
Thank so much Fred and have a great day!! ❣️❣️
Dear Cindy You too🙌❤️☺️
What a lovely and comprehensive review, Cindy. This book sounds beautiful and I look forward to reading it very soon. I have a few lined up already, but I know I’ll love this collection. The writing samples you share are exquisite. Thank you for sharing!
And I’m sorry you didn’t win, but you made me laugh with the socialite comment. You’re a winner in my book and I’m happy to know you! Happy Fri-Yay and weekend too! 🤗💗🎉
Thank you Lauren. I really appreciate your kind message and am so excited you will be getting their book. You won’t be disappointed. I know exactly what you mean about books in cart, or coming (like yours, which I’m really excited about btw). I’m so glad you noticed their poems with speak to the heart. There is something so exhilarating in this kind of love. Aww of course, you’re welcome and thank you always for your kind words. Although we’re new friends, I feel I’ve known you for a 100 years. ❤️
🤣😂🤣 So happy you got a laugh.. I might be banned any day~! Your vote of confidence and support, means the world to me! 💘🏹💘
Have a great weekend as well!
I’m still laughing, Cindy! You will not be banned! 😂 Robbie told me on my post today that her TBR just might fall over and squash her flat! I had to laugh! 😀 I know I can relate and I’m sure you can too. I think it’s wonderful that authors help each other out. There’s no timeline; it’s the act of kindness and support that matters. And I appreciate your support. And I feel the same way. Hasn’t it been 100 years since we met??? 🥰😂😘 Have a wonderful weekend, dear friend! We’re enjoying a light rain here while in our warm house. xoxoxo
hahahaha laughing is catching as I’m laughing again now as well. She is so right about the TBR… ain’t it the truth.. so relatable is right. It is sooo wonderful and Robbie offered to do a share on my book when it comes out which is sooo nice of her. You’re so right. I am going to try to start doing more of them too. Naaaaah.. it’s def been 200 years. 🤣. I so will and I’m just getting how with fresh sprinkles cleansing the air. Thanks again!!1 💞
Laughter is the best medicine! When will your book be out, Cindy? I don’t want to miss it. And I’m also working on another poetry collection for release in the spring. It’s wonderful to have this creative outlet, isn’t it? And Cheers to the big TBR!! (don’t get too close!) Enjoy your Sunday! 😀❤️💞💐
It sure is Lauren. Thanks for asking. I’m hoping for April or May at this point Lauren. With Ingrid as my editor, we have to make sure her book is making huge royalties before mine comes out 💘. Oh wow, how do you manage to pop them out so fast?. Maybe the first one stands the test of time and it gets easier? I’m excited to finally just have one of my aspirations realized and then see what’s next in my life. No, don’t want that TBR kill me.. lol😂💗
Okay, I will watch for it! Mine are spaced out with the first published in 2013, the second in 2015, and More than Coffee in 2021. So it’s been over a year. It’s daunting though. I have a wonderful editor and my son is working on the cover. We shall see, fingers crossed it all comes together smoothly. I’m excited for you too and look forward to reading your book! 💞💐💞
Oh this is soooo exciting and I’m so impressed and happy for you. I love it and thank you truly as it feels daunting and scary and and and.. hahahahh😂💗
Thanks for the recommendation Cindy. I hope you have a lovely weekend. Hugs.
You’re so welcome Sadje. I know you dont’ buy cards, but I know you buy books. Thank you so much and I wish you the same too! 💘🏹💘
Man! I hate to be unemployed and broke.. Once I get a job, I’ll buy these books and anthologies the first thing. Congratulations to Ingrid and You. I very much love how you support your fellow bloggers and poets, dear Cindy <3
I bet Jay especially with how much you love to read and write. All in good time. Talk to some authors as maybe doing some marketing for them might land you some books.. just a thought. Oh thanks so much… I know Ingrid and Nick will be most appreciative as am I my friend. 💘🏹💘
Congratulations to all of us here today because Archery In the UK is here just in time for Friday!!!
Awwww thanks so much Carol, yes indeed and how dear of you. Ingrid will be thrilled. I can’t wait for you two to connect! 💘🏹💘
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I will see if a kindle version is available.
However, I love reading real books, But these book will be expensive in that case.
Have a fun weekend, with laugh, love and life.
Thanks so much Devang! I know what you mean about having a book in hand for sure. I love the tactile experience of it as well but Kindle’s a great option. Hey, with skinny books packed with a whole lot of love and wisdom is the way to go! 😎
You have a great one as well! 💘🏹💘
Hey what are you doing this fine morning.
It must be morning there, right?
heading to bed.. lol it’s 2:30 a.m. lol have a great day! 🤣💞
You must be watchman or something then.
hahahahahaha 😂Thanks 😴
This book sounds amazing!
Thank you for the review.
It really is and thank you! So happy to hear that! You are most welcome💕
What a lovely review, Cindy! I so love that you share some of your favorite pieces and how this narrative connected with you. <3
Thank you so much Layla!~. It is a beautiful book and story.. There are sooo many great poems, it’s hard to choose a few. 💗
A huge congratulations to Nick and Ingrid on your heartfelt review, Cindy. Archery in the UK is a very special book that I expect will stand the test of time.
Yes, I so agree Liz. Thanks so much. I’m glad you enjoyed it. You started them off with a great send off. I do believe you’re right about that. 💞💘🏹
You’re welcome, Cindy. 🙂
I think the word socialite has a bad rep. I think of a party-type with her nose in the air, but if you party with a purpose, which many of them do, there is probably a lot of good done in the name of a socialite.
I agree with you …. Good point Marsha! 💗🏹
🙂 And now you are one!
How sweet of you! 💞
This is such a lovely review, Cindy <3
Thank you for sharing it!
Thank you David, I’m happy you liked it.
You’re welcome and thanks for letting me know! ❣️💘🏹
I bought the Kindle edition and look forward to reading Nick and Ingrid’s poems. You’ve written a beautiful review, Cindy, and I’m sure they are thrilled. You do a lot for the poetry community. You deserve the award that you received from Spillwords. I was glad to see that they recognized Gabriela’s contributions, too. Congratulations!
Oh that’s wonderful and I know they will be delighted and I’m sure you are right. Thank you for the kind acknowledgement Dawn! You also do a lot in our community and inspire me to try to write more reviews which is my intention but time escapes me.
Oh that is very sweet and I will look at it as such and see it that way. I am too happy Gabriela is getting the accolades she deserves! 💘🏹😘
It is a gorgeous collection, and your review is fantastic! Bravo book reviewer and promoter! 📚
It really is Michele and thank you sooo much. I’m delighted you enjoyed it! It’s so exciting💞! ❣️
You are welcome, Cindy. Your giving heart is appreciated. 🙏🏻💝
I’m graced by your very kind heart as well Michele! 🙏🏼💞🙏🏼
What a beautiful review of a beautiful book! It seems a very interesting book. Your words are final for your readers like me. Sample illustrations strengthen your point of this skinny book😊. As regards your win or no win, I have already stated that you are winner in the eyes and hearts of all of us. Have a lovely week ahead 🎉💐💖🙏
It really is KK. I’m delighted you enjoyed it KK. They are quite gifted and it’s most appreciated! Oh you are always so kind to me. Thanks so much! 💗
You’re always welcome, Cindy, and I agree with you ❤️
Gorgeous gorgeous review. So happy to know how much you loved this book (too) thanks for sharing. Happy new week, Cindy. 😘
Thank you so much Selma. So was yours and I would have added here had I seen it sooner!!! 💗
Blessing you, lady.
Thanks Selma and you! 💞💗
Hi Cindy, this sounds like a beautiful book, thanks for sharing your review and the links to the other reviews.
Hi Robbie! It really is a great book and has beautiful lyrics. You’re so welcome and thank you~ 💞
Cindy – you are such a good writer and the way you led I through this book – from the time it arrived and felt thin to the personal highlights – was quite an adventure
And it sounds like such a greats book
Peek a boo.. it’s you.. glad you’re back!! Oh thanks so much, I’m glad you enjoyed the highlights and the skinny on this amazing book Yvette!!. Good to see you!! 💞
You do such great book promos
awww sweet of you! 💞
Also – guess what?
Your post showed up in my reader tonight
And woo hoo
2 times in a night and 3rd times the charm ..hahahaha. I’ll come visit!! 💞
This is such a lovely review of the book Cindy..i am awaiting for my copy though along with Hiddem in Childhood…your review is making me excited.
Yes, i too was smiling with the socialite award; but when i read the description, it kinda make sense😊😊😊 congratulations Cindy❤️❤️❤️
Oh I’m delighted you liked it Mich. It’s a great book. Yours is by my bedside.. I’ll get around to it eventually… promise.
hahaha I know, ambassador maybe? none the less an honor.. 💞
😊❤️🌹thank you so much Cindy
This is a wonderful review of a book I’ve added to my wishlist. Your review, Cindy, only makes me want to read it more – it is one of the best reviews I’ve read of this book. Congratulations to the poets.
Oh Great, I’m glad you think so. Wow, that is amazing to hear, thank you so much. Nick and Ingrid give it the wings to fly with. Delighted it’s on your list! 💞
Congratulations on being nominated for ‘Publication of the year’ and for the ‘Socialite’ award. I’m honored to know one😊❤️
Thank you soooo much. you are too cute.. hahaha!!! It was an honor to be nominated for publication of the month for sure! ❣️
Great review, Cindy! You make this book sound very tempting.
Thanks Conny..you won’t be sorry!! ❣️
Great poems and videos. Very inspiring!
Thanks much! 💗