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Hello and happy Monday!

Isn’t this one of the best weeks?  We’re in between holidays, after one long holiday weekend and looking forward to another long holiday weekend.  I could get used to it!  How was your Christmas Eve and Day?  I hope you celebrated it surrounded with dearest family and friends.

I enjoyed my holidays greatly – although I am still suffering from a cold.  Have you noticed the full moon for Christmas?  It was beautiful!  I hear this was the last full moon on a Christmas Day for the next 25-30 years, so with that in mind, it was even more special.

Today on our Music Monday column I wanted to share with you Tracy Chapman with “Give Me One Reason“.  There’s something in her voice that soothes my soul, and I just love listening to her.

I’m drinking a lemongrass tea with a spoonful of honey and lemon.  I hope the cold and fever go away completely before the New Year’s Eve!

Wishing you all a fabulous week!

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Hello and happy Monday, the last Monday before Christmas!

I hope Christmas fever is easy on you, and you’re getting ready for a wonderful long weekend with your dearest ones.

Today I’m sharing with you the first single from Coldplay’s upcoming new album, A Head Full Of Dreams, called Adventure of a Lifetime.  It was suggested for this column by my reader Wilbur, I loved the song and wanted to share it with all of you as well.

Thank you, Wilbur, happy listening to all of you, my dear readers, I wish you a wonderful and warm Christmas!

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Yukon Blonde 2015


It’s Monday again and here’s my song selection of the week. Actually, this week’s song was suggested by one of my readers, Wilbur.  I’d like to thank Wilbur for his contribution to my playlist, and for an excellent choice of a song.  Yukon Blonde are my fellow Vancouverites, and they do deserve a spot on my Music Monday column.

After a lovely sunny writer’s retreat in Baja, I am back home, ready to celebrate the holidays with my family and friends.

I wish you all a wonderful week, last week before Christmas! If you’re still looking for a perfect gift or a stocking filler, may I suggest one of my books? Pick your favorite here.


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Hola Monday!

I am not ready yet to break up with my fabulous sunny writing retreat in Mexico, but spending the holidays with my family in a winter-fairytale-like scenery  is going to be wonderful as well.  In the meantime, I’m soaking up the sun and writing these notes for you.

Today’s Music Monday inspiration is a Norway-based duo Anna of the North, and their upbeat break-up song helps heal the thought of leaving the sun in a couple of days.

Wishing you all a fantastic week!


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korey-daneHello and happy Monday!

Be it a Cyber Monday, or a Music Monday, I hope you have a fabulous day!  We’re only one day away from the last month of 2015!  Have you made your Christmas plans yet, prepared all the gifts and wrote all the greeting cards?  I am not there yet, but almost!

Today I’m listening to Korey Dane’s version of Fade Into You by Mazy Star.  I love the original, and I love Korey’s vision of it as well.

I hope you enjoy it!  Have a fabulous Monday,

Madison Lake

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