Thursday, July 7, 2022

Our cat, 'Queen Jessica', and lovely book reviews!

Red roses from my mum, 'just because' :)

So, I've already mentioned how our older cat Jessica is 'The Queen'. Well, she no longer drinks out of a pet bowl... She desires her own glass. She's been doing this for a while, but now she actually demands water to be delivered to where she is sitting (by trying to drink the water from OUR glasses).
She's at least twelve years old and I think her kidneys are going, so we, her faithful servants, dutifully deliver water to wherever she is sitting. It's the least we can do. With her own coaster of course is well. Thank goodness for dishwashers with sanitary hot water is all I can say!

To my lovely readers and particularly those of you who have written reviews of my books you’ve enjoyed, thank you.

Sometimes reviews are so beautifully and well written, that I feel quite envious. ‘I wish I’d thought of that, it would have gone great in the book!’ I think to myself. And I especially love it when reviews contain tips - they are inspiring in themselves.

That’s why I love to read five-star reviews of my favourite non-fiction books – they remind me why I love the book.

Here is one such review from Loving Your Epic Small Life:

“Super read. An imaginative approach to living the every day life. I have experienced some of things Fiona writes about. Such as, when you go into the world with a little style, you inspire others. One day a woman approached me in the supermarket and told me that after seeing me she knew she could up her game. I was wearing a simple summer dress at the time. Thank you Fiona for your imaginative inspiration.”

So cool that this lady inspired someone else! I love it!

And this one (on 100 Ways to Live a Luxurious Life on a Budget):

“I love this author. I’m often fighting stress and overwhelm—I have two little kids, a full-time job, and a challenging home life, there are so many people draining my energy and patience 24/7—and I just need a positive voice reminding me of the fun and good in life. Her books are a real treat when I’m feeling down. I like self-help but I don’t need a research-based book telling me to rethink every little thing in my life and insisting I implement a new system. I need a friendly down-to-earth girlfriend I admire, who can pep me up anytime I need it, even at 4 am when I can’t sleep and I’m bombarded with painful thoughts. That’s what her books are to me. I really appreciate them.”

Some reviews are so heartfelt they bring tears to my eyes. So thanks once again to everyone who has taken the time, I appreciate every review!

xx Fiona

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  1. Another lovely post. And my cat drinks out of glasses, too! Happy that he's drinking water, regardless of the way it happens :)

  2. Do you think you could write a chic after 50 book? I think you could really help some of your readers out . Sometimes over 50 does not feel very chic! Thank you so much

  3. I'll definitely think about it! '100 Ways to be Chic after 50' could be fun :) But in the meantime, Thirty Chic Days Vol. 3 has an angle towards aging chicly and feeling youthful. I would recommend it for you! x Fiona

  4. I think Jessica deserves a bit of the chic treatment. Go to a thrift store and purchase her a stemmed glass, like a martini or champagne coupe'. Use that as her water glass and that fixes any cross contamination issue you might encounter. Then you have quite the chic cat (and maybe a new book?). Best wishes!

  5. I was reading Thirty more Chic Days at the weekend and was inspired. I made an effort when I went shopping and, although nobody stopped me to tell me how chic I was looking, I felt great :-)
    Also, I have been in a place, recently, where I put on a few pounds and some of my clothes were feeling a little tight. I have bought a few items (in classic styles, neutral colours, not too expensive) to tide me over while I try to adopt more healthy eating and exercise habits. I can't tell you how much better I feel wearing clothes which actually fit me and that was a direct result of reading your book.

    1. What a great comment, thank you! I would love it if you could copy and paste your comment into a review for Thirty More Chic Days on Amazon. Thank you in advance if you are happy to do this! xx Fiona


Merci for your comment. Wishing you a chic day!

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