Memories of Eastbourne and the Pier

Published August 2, 2014 by Laura Crean Author

I know I haven’t written a post for a while now, but this is because I am being very creative and spending my time working on my children’s projects, which I will share with you later. Today I have been thinking about my beloved Eastbourne and our wonderful Pier that has now been damaged by fire. I thought I would share some of my projects that include Eastbourne Pier as a little memorial to the way she was before the fire – enjoy…










Eastbourne Pier

Introduction to “What I see in the Mirror” post #1

Published August 1, 2014 by Laura Crean Author

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Originally posted on M.A.B.E. with Coleman's "What I See In The Mirro:

My name is Coleman Weeks and I live in Southwest Florida. Over thirty years ago I developed Hepatitis “C’ .

About four years ago I grew tired and fatigued constantly. I worked as a manager of a retail outlet and had the knack of sales and customer relations. Times were tough in 2010 for sales, including retail and my company was firing most managers in my district. It was a common practice of the company to do strange things like not permit your vacation for whatever excuse they could conjure up and make you work on your one day off during your mandatory 54-work hour week. I averaged above 65 hrs. a week for over two-years. I could not get a vacation regardless of how much I begged and I quit to go get some sleep and start somewhere else part-time. I slept virtually non-stop for a month, but could not shake the…

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Summer in the Garden

Published July 9, 2014 by Laura Crean Author

Originally posted on The Well in the Garden:

Wednesday 9th July 2014

<3 <3 <3 <3 Summer in the Garden <3 <3 <3 <3

Hello everyone. I’m sorry I haven’t been a presence here in the garden recently. I have been very busy in my real world garden, creating a ‘Fairy Garden’ for my little girl so that she can enjoy the summer out there on her trampoline and bring her friends round to play swing-ball and have water fights – the usual things children want to do in the summer holidays. We now have a very pretty garden, that is absolutely blooming! It has 2 water features, one a very pretty little fairy fountain and we have 2 fantasy villages – a fairy village and a gnome village. Oh yes and the dragon area that has 2 dragon ornaments, a mummy dragon and a baby dragon hatching out of his egg. It is so relaxing to sit…

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Raving Reviews of The Realm of the Purple Dragon taken from Amazon

Published June 12, 2014 by Laura Crean Author

Originally posted on Rainbow Rune Reading Room:

Raving Reviews of The Realm of the Purple Dragon taken from Amazon

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A PAGE TURNER – 5 stars

This is one of the best fantasy books I have read for a long time…. It draws you in and is a page turner. I could not put this down and finished it in a day. Can’t wait for more like this from this author.

THE REALM OF THE PURPLE DRAGON by Laura Crean with 277 pages.

This was a fantastic fantasy book that brought reality into the realm of the imagination. It was fun, laughable, and a great read. A wonderful story that never became dull. It is a super great book for YA and for anyone who wants to remember what it is like to be young.

I loved the Purple Dragon who followed Ellenor on her quest that she slipped into while playing a video game. Ms…

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‘Tall Tales for Children’ Eastbourne Book Festival 2014

Published June 12, 2014 by Laura Crean Author

Originally posted on Rainbow Rune Reading Room:

On the 30th May, the last day of the school holiday, I took my children and my Mum down to Gildredge Park in Eastbourne. It is a beautiful park and just on the edge of this pretty little green oasis in Old Town Eastbourne sits a charming little tennis club and cafe. This was the setting for this year’s Eastbourne Book Fest’s ‘Tall Tales for Children’ event.

The children popped in and out of the cafe’s play area throughout the morning and we had a lovely time with stories, puppets, playing games and singing songs. I loved the way some of the younger children’s older brothers and sisters got involved with the toddler story time as well as listening to the stories for their own age range.

Here are some pictures of some of my books, puppets and a glimpse of story time at Tennis in the Park, and my…

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Eastbourne book fest – come and feed your imagination

Published May 23, 2014 by Laura Crean Author

Eastbourne book fest - come and feed your imagination

It is the start of the Children’s half term holiday, the sun is shining and they are looking forward to some fun in the sun. Maybe a trip to the seaside, picnics, ice-cream, rambling in the countryside? Children should be free to explore the world around them at times like these. They need to get out of those stuffy nurseries and schools, get off of those computers and consoles and stretch their legs and imaginations, play with other children and… be free to have fun!

When I was a kid, I loved nothing more than watching the holiday kids’ TV on a school holiday morning and then escaping out to the park with my bike and possibly a book and a picnic, play with my friends or sit under a tree and read – just let my imagination soar.

What better way this school holiday to combine all of that than to come to Eastbourne, enjoy the sun and the seaside and join in the book fest festivities. Whether you are 3 years old or 93, Eastbourne book fest has it all, poetry readings, fiction readings, workshops and story time in the park for the little ones. Dust off those reading glasses, dig out the sun cream and feed your imagination…



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