I post this on the longest day of 2023

My June Newsletter https://bit.ly/3Nh7Zqd is out. My newsletter administrator has changed my newsletter platform. We are hoping that if your copy found its way to your junk or spam file you will find it and then watch for my newsletter on the third Thursday of every month until your email recognizes that it is safe to arrive in your mailbox.

My inspiration for the topic came from a dance recital which focused on climate change. The dancers came out on stage as children dropping stones and then bread crumbs to find their way home from the forest. I wondered why Hansel and Gretel. With a little research, I discovered why.


Available on KU amazon and soon to be print

A swallow is considered good luck when you are out to sea and searching for your way home. https://www.amazon.ca/Follow-Swallow-Home-Annette-Bower-ebook/dp/B0C5RWMYRV/


My April 2023 Newsletter

Hello from this blogger slacker,
I write a newsletter once a month. I’ve been trying to find a way to have the total newsletter on my blog, but alas, there does not seem to be a way. Therefore I am including my link and perhaps if you find your way here, you will click through and find out what I’ve been doing and will be doing. bit.ly/3NdWEIQ Thank you.

And 2022 is off to a strolling start

wine glasses in the window 2022My resolution is to write one blog post a month. I have been sadly remiss in keeping up on my site.

Of course, the question is does anyone still read blogs?  Now there are many different platforms to catch the few minutes readers have to scroll through the internet.

I will post my newsletter after it is released for readers who want to keep up this way rather than subscribe.

Looking forward to keeping my resolution.


Learning from YouTube

Tonight I spent time, possibly too much time, watching two programs on purchasing Amazon returns by the pallet.

One couple purchased a pallet of surprise boxes. They unbox and then sell the items either on FaceBook marketing or the local area platforms. They state they give their profits to a random commenter on their channel. They actually gave away $100 + dollars at the end of the show. They appear to do it for fun.

The next couple purchases these pallets from a liquidation place and they sell the items on Market Place, eBay and they have a flea market stall where they sell things of lesser value. They do this to earn a living in order to stay home with their child.

As I watched both programs, I now know what happens to my Amazon returns. Both couples stated that it is too costly for Amazon to re-shelf an item so they just sell it off in bulk.

I bought a children’s book which did not meet my expectations. I wanted to return it. Amazon told me to keep it. I ended up recycling it by putting it in a box with other books to donate for a fundraiser. Actually, this also happened with a kaftan I ordered for someone. They didn’t like the colour and the seller told me to keep it. Rather the person I ordered it for ended up keeping it. I believe she gifted it to someone.

Now when I look at either my local VarageSale or other purchasing platforms, I will have a new view of some of the items for sale. Nieve me always thought the items were from their personal life

Question of the day, have you returned something to Amazon and were told to keep it?