MusicMonday: Make Monday Magic Playlist

A very special MusicMonday today as this is the first of four playlists I'm going to give you in the run up to Christmas. I hope you enjoy listening to these songs that aim to add a little sparkle to your Monday morning.
Make Monday Magic.
Listen to all of my playlists here.

I also have a lot of Instagrams from Amsterdam to share. It's official; I love this city in Autumn. Just have to find out what I make of it in winter...Now a few other thing to share with you before I leave you to listen in peace...

The Travelettes are doing another #dailytravelette Instagram challenge. I wasn't going to take part as my work schedule is still fairly hectic but I'm hoping this helps makes me feel a bit festive in the run up to Christmas. I'd love it if you wanted to join in. I'm @bushbirdie on Instagram.I'm going to be sharing a little advice to you post- NaNoWriMo later this week but for now you can read why the experience was so hard for me this year in this article I wrote on Medium.

This year I worked with Stena Line writing lots of content about Amsterdam (like  this guide to De Pijp) and they contacted me about a competition they're running where you can nominate somebody - or yourself - to win VIP tickets to sail to or from UK and continental Europe in their luxurious Comfort Class Cabins (see my review of Stena Line for Travelettes hereand also see more photos of our crossing to the UK  here). Head over to the Stena Line Facebook page to enter - the competition begins this Friday and will run every Friday in December!

Tomorrow I'm going back to Rotterdam to speak at a careers event for students. I'm going to be discussing this article I wrote about the city that went a little bit viral. I hope to share my experience of Rotterdam and why I think it's a great place for graduates to begin their careers.

And thank you to everyone who took part in the Shy Feet signed paperback competition; I've loved reading about your ordinary fears and I related to most of them! I'm going to pick the winners tonight and contact them tomorrow - it's not too late if you'd like a chance to win.

Have a lovely week!

Frances M. Thompson

Londoner turned wanderer, Frankie is an author, freelance writer and blogger. Currently based in Amsterdam, Frankie was nomadic for two years before starting a family with her Australian partner. Frankie is the author of three short story collections, and is a freelance writer for travel and creative brands. In 2017, she launched WriteNOW Cards, affirmation cards for writers that help build a productive and positive writing practice. When not writing contemporary fiction, Frankie shops for vintage clothes, dances to 70s disco music and chases her two young sons around Amsterdam.
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