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Spanish Town Jamaica - Emancipation Square

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In 1762, a new official residence for the Governor, King's House, was erected on the site Historic Spanish Town Square - Kings House of the Old Spanish Hall of Audience. The Hall was demolished in 1761 to make room for the new mansion. This building formed the first unit of the civic square designed in the then popular Georgian style.

In 1838, the proclamation of the abolition of slavery was read from the steps of King's House. The structure was destroyed by fire in 1925 leaving only the main eastern facade and the stables.







This elaborate edifice was created in honour of the celebrated British Admiral Lord Rodney. Historic Spanish Town Square - Rodney's Memorial. The Memorial, designed by the famous English sculptor John Bacon in 1801, commemorates Rodney's victory over a French fleet that had attempted to invade the island in 1782. Rodney is made to resemble a Roman Emperor.

A tavern dating from the time of the Spanish occupation, which is said to have also been wher…

How to Design Your Blog Yourself- D.I.Y. Sunday's

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It turns out that you can design your blog yourself without needing to have any expertise in blog design whatsoever. After paying to design this blog, I was faced with the challenge of having two other blogs with no way to formally pay to design them also; so I decided to do the job myself.  Let me just say I had no formal training or expertise in this area. However, I was able to transform these two blogs into a space that was uniquely what I wanted to present to my readers. 


Click the links below to see my handy work:

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Here are some tools that I use to help me:


Free TemplatesIt was important to me to have my blog design looking visually appealing. I found that there are blog designers that actually gave away free templates that were first rate quality. You can find great free templates on these sites:


Blogger CandyWordpress TemplatesBlogger ThemesFree Templates
I have used Blogger Candy and I have found they offer a number of templates that are well desi…

Tips on How to Warm up Before Walking

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Before you start walking, it is important to warm up first. Increasing the temperature in your muscles and joints and increasing blood flow will make you more comfortable when you exercise and reduce the risk of injury.

Mark Fenton has developed a few easy warm-up moves that target the muscles you use most during walking. You can do them all in a standing position and the entire routine should take only three minutes.

Ankle circles. Standing on one foot, lift the other leg off the ground in front of you. Slowly flex that ankle through its full range of motion, making circles with the toes. Do 6 to 8 circles then reverse the direction of your circle and do 6 to 8 more. Switch feet and repeat.
Leg swings.Standing on one leg, swing the other leg loosely from the hip in a front to back motion. Keep it relaxed and unforced like the swinging of a pendulum. Your foot should swing no higher than a foot or so off the ground. Do 15 to 20 swings on each leg. Figure-8 leg swings: Just like the leg …

Fern Gully- Jamaica

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I recently drove to Ocho Rios Jamaica and I wanted to share some pictures from that trip.


Fern GullyA former river bed which has been converted to a road. it is approximately three miles long and there is said to be about 600 various types of magnificent ferns and hardwood trees in the valley. The trees creates a canopy that creates a cool and magical atmosphere as you drive through on your way to Ocho Rios.



 Along the road way in Fern Gully there are a number of craft vendors that you can stop and shop with. Here are some of their wares:









How to Review a Poorly Written Book

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You are excited because you have just received your first book to review. You quickly start reading the book with bated breath because you can barely contain your excited. Ten pages into the book you find that you are struggling to move on to the next page. With each page you become more disappointed with the writer's craft. You shake your head at the poorly written plot and the conflict that you are waiting to see develop but seems nonexistent.  Finally, at page 100 you give up. You just cannot keep going. You have 100 pages left and it is too painful to continue reading. Then, you remember that you have a write a review on the book. 


What then? 

How do you review a book that is poorly written? 

That is a dilemma that a number of bloggers face. Today I want to address that issue. Here are some tips on how to review a poorly written book:

Your Audience Always remember that your loyalty is to your audience; it is not any company, author, friend, etc. Bloggers tend to develop a relatio…

A Beautiful Reflection- Book Review

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A while ago I received the book-A Beautiful Reflectionto review. The book is written by Sarah Maddox and it explores the age old situation of being in an unequally yoked relationship as a person of faith. It explores dating in the presence of God and implications of being in a relationship with someone who is not as spirituality connected to God as you are.
Overview In the novel, the protagonist Susan Strasbourg (a deeply devoted conservative Christian) meets Jim Hitchenson (a handsome and successful bachelor) and they quickly fall in love with each other. Jim is everything that Susan never thought she wanted. However, although Jim is from a Christian family the question still remains, is he committed in his faith. Can he be the man of God that Susan wants and needs? The book follows the couple as they tries to answer all these questions. Writer's Craft
The premise of the plot is an interesting one. I found that the author took her time to develop the plot. The story began with a ba…

Tips for Managing Multiple Blogs

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Here are some tips on how I manage my multiple blogs:


Use One Blogging Platform I find it more manageable to have all my blogs on one blogging platform (Blogger). My blogger dashboard has where I can see all my blogs at a glance and I find this very handy and useful.
So I suggest have all you blogs on one blogging platform that way you can see all your blogs and you can better track your blogs that way. I find that blogger helps me to do that.

Never Post Substandard Content:  When you have multiple blogs you might feel like you have to post to keep your readers coming back; however, if you post content that is below your standards you will find that your loyal readers will lose interest and stop reading your blog. It is better not to post than to post content that is not in line with your blog just because you feel like you have to post something.

 Set scheduled posts  I am bad at this. But I have found that it is great when you stagger your posts if you have multiple blogs. This is…

Four Blogs & Counting......

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