Sunday, 14 February 2010

My First Valentine--Kurt Chambers

As I will be posting this on Valentine's Day, I thought It would be good to tell you a real life love story. Everyone likes a love story, right? Especially if it's a true story.

It all started way back in the days when everything was in black and, I'm old enough to remember that. Life was simple then. I was about eight years old and went to Lodge Farm Junior School. I would sometimes walk home with a girl who was in the year below me. I liked her a lot, she was sweet and funny, and we just got along really well. We used to take a shortcut through Mobbsbury Woods. When we came out of the woods and onto a big green, we would stand and chat for a bit before we headed off in a different direction. It's funny that I can still remember it. I have very little memory of those days, just the odd glimps of some things, but that was just one of the things that I do remember for some reason.

We both left Junior School at the age of eleven and went to separate secondary schools. I'm sure we must have seen each other on the odd occasion, but I don't really remember. I left school at the age of sixteen. It was the summer of 83. I lived close to a big park called Fairlands Valley. It had several boating lakes and various other attractions. My friend, Pat, was working during the summer holidays hiring out boats at the park. I went down one afternoon to see him. This day, a girl came to see him, and I recognised her from somewhere.

I said, "I know you, don't I?"

She laughed and said, "Yeah."

"Cool. Get in there and make us a cup of tea then, will ya?" you can see, I'm such a romantic. Haha!!

We started talking and had a great afternoon. We just hit it off straight away. It didn't dawn on me at the time that this was the same girl I used to walk home from school with all those years ago.

I went home at the end of a great day wondering if I would meet her again. A couple of days later, I was with my friends when we met again. She was with her friend. I invited everyone back to my house. We spent the whole afternoon taking the micky out of everyone. It was so funny. I remember me and her almost wetting ourselves laughing at the expense of everyone else. She had such an awesome sense of humour. It was just like mine!

We started seeing each other more often and became great friends. I started looking forward to seeing her and was gutted on the days that I didn't. It was a great summer, one of the best of my whole life and definitely the most memorable. After a few weeks, we were seeing each other every day. My friends didn't like it much and started giving me grief, but she was way much more fun than them. I wanted to be with her all the time.

We eventually started dating. I knew she was the girl for me even though I was just sixteen. The summer came to an end, and she went back to school. We still saw each other every day. Soon Christmas came. I remember this Christmas well. At a party at my house I was incredibly drunk when I asked her if she wanted to get engaged to me. She said yes without hesitation. Man! I was on cloud nine! I proudly announced it to everyone. Nobody took me seriously. They though I was just a stupid kid, which in reality, I

Well, here I am now, twenty seven years later telling you this story. Man! It seems such a long time ago. What a summer that was. What ever happened to my dream girl? She became my wife and we grew up together. She is still my best friend and the one person I trust more than anyone in the whole world. She is still just as funny as she was on the afternoons we spent together as kids. She makes me laugh every single day. We have spent a lifetime together and share the most amazing adventures. She is my soul mate. I would be nothing without her.

Happy Valentine's Day everyone!

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Truth Teller Reviews:

Dawne Dominique - Multi-published author and professional cover artist.

The Truth Teller is one of the best children's fantasy book I've read in a long while. Charlotte is so easy to picture in my mind, and the fantasy aspects are brilliant! There are underlying currents of "real life lessons" that are subtly included...ideal for parents looking for that perfect bedtime story to read to their children. I loved the entire premise of the novel and will definitely be purchasing the next ones in this series.

Kurt Chambers has captured the genre with a wonderful story that will delight many a child's (and adult's) imagination.

Annie McMahon - Editor, published author and Novel Workshop moderator.

This book has everything a bestseller should have: compelling story, endearing characters, vivid descriptions, genuine emotions, and a lot of surprising twists and turns. This is a story about a friendship that transcends race, gender, age, and even realms, between Charlotte, a ten-year-old girl, and Elderfield, a teenage elf. Beautiful and heartwarming. I strongly recommend it and have reviewed Kurt’s story on my blog, Dutch Hill News.

Ralene Burke – Writer, Editor for Wives in Bloom:

Honestly, I can’t wait until my kids are old enough to read these books. Kurt has written an amazing series that emphasizes such wonderful themes as friendship, family, hope, and faith. I’ve read Truth Teller and Wrath of Siren and, even though they are MG, enjoyed them immensely. If you’re looking for wholesome reads for your children, check out the next big thing for MG.

Monday, 1 February 2010

One Word--Kurt Chambers

Little questionnaire that got passed onto me by Tamara Heiner.
Rules: Answer the following questions with Single Word answers then pass this along to 5 other bloggers. Make sure you let them know about it though.

Your Cell Phone? Samsung
Your Hair? brown
Your Mother? mental
Your Father? selfish
Your Favorite Food? beans
Your Dream Last Night? maybe
Your Favorite Drink? tea
Your Dream/Goal? happiness
What Room Are You In? living
Your Hobby? loads
Your Fear? sadness
Where Do You See Yourself In Six Years? here
Where Were You Last Night? home
Something That You Aren't? horrible
Muffins? yes!
Wish List Item? meeting
Where Did You Grow Up? Earth
Last Thing You Did?
What Are You Wearing? clothes
Your TV? annoying
Your Pets? dead
Friends? ROCK!
Your Life? continues
Your Mood? sad
Missing Someone? YES!
Vehicle? Vectra
Something You Aren't Wearing? dress
Your Favorite Store? Poundland
Your Favorite Color? purple
When Was The Last Time You Laughed?
Last Time You Cried? today
Your Best Friend? Les
One Place You Go To Over And Over Again? theatre
Facebook? sucks
Favorite Place To Eat? Whimpy!

And I pass this on to...

Annie because she's so nice :)

Jay because he's my mate

Mireyah because she likes talking more than

Vicky for being just awesome!

Ralene because I love her to bits