January 14 . Issue #126


Hello all and a warm welcome to you. In this weeks journal, Children’s shows, books, activities and more…

1. My featured photo is of book 2 in “The Samba Dog” series Samba in Brazil which is included in this month’s free book giveaway. I join a group of award-winning authors in this wonderful winter readathon.

Great Kids Books: featuring Samba in Brazil

2. “Frozen” is a Disney feature based on the classic fable “The Snow Queen” an original fairy tale by Danish author Hans Christian Andersen.

Another show featured on the Disney channel is “Mandolorian“, based on Star Wars. Mandolorian is from creator Jon Favreau and  I really like this show. I like Favreau’s other show too, The Chef Show.

The Mandolorian series has many of the Star Wars influences but is done up in an exciting manner with great fight scenes reminiscent of some classic westerns and plenty of Japanese samurai influences.

3. Outdoor activities are great for children and adults alike. This week my family spent time walking on trails, snowshoeing, cross country skiing, sledging, tobogganing and outdoor cross country training.

4. My music this week is all about Steve Winwood. Winwood was in the supergroup “Blind Faith”, he went on to form “Traffic” and had quite the solo career.

I also discovered Winwood has a daughter, Lilly, check out Lilly performing “Higher Love” with her father in 2018.

5. What I’m reading this week: for daytime reading, Mugai Ryu Battoujutsu Instruction- Tosho Shiokawa. My evening read is The Four Agreements: A Toltec Wisdom Book by Don Miguel Ruiz

Thank you for reading, if you think someone you know would like to read my newsletter please share it with them. If you are looking for a great children’s book check out my new book, Samba in Brazil;  Paperback version, on sale for a limited time. And the Portuguese version, Samba no Brasil, now available as a set.

Or one of my other books, Samba on a Snowy Day or the Brazilian/ Portuguese version Samba em um Dia de Neve.

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