I read, I write, I draw, I cook, I play

I think, I feel, I dream

Of course I only manage to do those things when I am not busy being a mum and a wife πŸ™‚



  1. That is a very nice dress you are wearing and you look fabulous there.

    Is that a skipping rope on the floor or a David-and-Goliathesque slingshot?

    • Thanks πŸ™‚ That would be a skipping rope but could be the latter with a bit of imagination, I suppose haha πŸ˜›

  2. Must agree with Michael, you look great. And thanks for the comment and your visit.

    • Thank you, you’re very kind πŸ™‚ I enjoy your posts, some very informative and others very funny πŸ™‚

  3. Karen, i’m doing a page about the authors could you tell me where your from please.

    • Hi Harry,

      I am from South Africa, living the the UK. This is my authors bio on Amazon, if it helps:

      Karen Payze is originally from South Africa. She now resides in England.

      Karen holds a degree in teaching. One of her primary subjects was English, a subject she always loved at school. Once qualified, Karen taught at numerous schools in South Africa and in England. Shortly after her arrival in England, Karen decided to write her first novel. She began by writing down the many ideas that came to her and, after almost a year, she started putting the novel together. She reviewed the novel a number of times, adding and changing where necessary. Eventually she found her work to be complete and the resulting novel, The Truth About Lies was ready to be published.

      Aside from reading and writing, her favourite thing to do is spend time with her family.

      Karen also writes regular posts for her blog: https://drawingroomdays.wordpress.com/

      Karen’s book is available to preview on: CreateSpace: https://www.createspace.com/Preview/1101649
      and Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13616332-the-truth-about-lies

      – Karen

  4. OK i’ll put you in for England , north, south??

    • Oh, haha I didn’t realise that’s what you meant πŸ™‚ South England, West Sussex πŸ™‚

      • Ta πŸ™‚

        • You’re very welcome πŸ™‚

  5. Short cum simple bio! I’m a follower of yours, Karen. Have a good time ahead. God bless. Cheers,\m/ πŸ™‚


    • Thanks πŸ™‚ and thanks for following πŸ™‚

  6. radaronelson
    • Thank you very much for the nomination. As I said on your blog, the link doesn’t work so I have copied and pasted it again here :http://radaronelson.wordpress.com/2013/01/07/liebster-award/

      Thanks again xx

      • radaronelson

        Sorry it didn’t work for you. However you have been nominated so congratulations.

        • No worries and thanks again πŸ™‚

  7. Hello Karen,

    When I read your latest post I thought, hang on, and then I looked at your about page to see if there’s any picture and then said, “There you go!” In fact, I like how you look above, it’s natural. Now I hope it is not too late to wish you a wonderful New Year. May 2013 bring you more happiness, love, and success. I would like to thank you because you continue following my blog. I hope my blog posts do not disappoint and that your visits in there have been a joyful ride. Thank you again, many blessings and much love to you, Karen πŸ™‚


    Subhan Zein

    • Hi Subhan,

      Thanks for the comments and compliment πŸ˜€ Happy new year to you as well, I hope it is a good one for you!


      • Thanks, Karen. Blessings to you. πŸ™‚

  8. J.R.Barker

    I just nominated you for a Liebster Blog award. Check out the following link for details:

    • Thanks, you’re very kind x

  9. radaronelson

    I nominated you for the very inspiring blogger award

  10. Nice posts

  11. If you’re wondering about the ‘dress’ comments, I have changed the pic on this page – I do it regularly!

  12. If you get time pls read my book β€œMy Day Out With An Angel” and let me know the feedback at jose.a.sanoj@gmail.com
    Peace & love, Sanoj

    • Sure πŸ™‚

  13. Merci de suivre mon blog. d–0.o–b

    • Thanks and the same to you πŸ™‚

  14. The bio is great. Short and enjoyable!

    • Thanks πŸ™‚

  15. and you’re named Karen–best of all!! Did you know our name means: pure? Mmmm? πŸ™‚

    • They do? that’s cool! And so true of course πŸ˜€

  16. Hi Karen and thanks for finding the time and energy to look at some of my posts.

    • You’re welcome πŸ™‚ I try to go through poems on poets corner when I get a chance! Have gone over to your WP blog and am now following, then I can see your posts directly! Thanks for visiting x

  17. Hi Karen- just came across your blog, and I’m very happy I did- great job! I look forward to following!


    • Thanks, you’re very kind πŸ™‚ have checked out your blog now, looks very interesting and will definitely follow x

      • You as well Karen!

        I appreciate the kind words! Thanks for the support.


      • Thanks very much!


  18. Pretty picture Karen πŸ™‚
    But I couldn’t read the line just above it, wrong color combination 😦

    • Thanks πŸ™‚ sorry you are unable to read it. The full thing is : I read, I write, I draw, I cook, I play, I think, I feel, I dream.
      Of course I only manage to do those things when I am not busy being a mum and a wifeΒ πŸ™‚

      • Dedicated Family Woman I must say. Good going πŸ™‚

        • Thanks πŸ™‚

  19. Thank you to follow my blog and like my poetry. Hope you enjoy it πŸ™‚

    • Of course 😁 and thank you. I enjoyed reading some of your posts . Will definitely visit again x

  20. Cool girl & cool blog!


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