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Numero Uno

Welcome to my first foray into a blog.
I realise most blogs have a topic of interest, theme or the like but, at this point my blog maybe quite random as I gain my blogging feet.
In this post I will give a brief run-down about my published efforts to date (plus information on where to find them) as well as the up-coming release of an eBook of poetry co-written by  my partner, Kevin, and me - Forming a Picture of You.
Tea With Miss Tilly, illustrated by Philip Webb, was published in 2012 by HarperCollins NZ Ltd. It’s a picture book written for 3-7 year-olds. Miss Tilly is the epitome of a storyteller, someone/something I hope survives the techno highway we are accelerating at breakneck speeds down.
If you wish to purchase Tea With Miss Tilly, please follow this link to HarperCollins: Tea With Miss Tilly, by Justine Payen & Illustrated by Philip Webb
To read the story Only Fools & Murder I wrote for one of my Massey University papers please follow this link: Only Fools & Murder . Also, my Kiwi take on a Brother’s Grimm fairy tale, The Twelve Dancing Princes can be found here: The Shoemaker & the Twelve Dancing Princesses.Both Noisemedium.com and Goethe-Institut New Zealand have some wonderful stories on their sites – it’s well worthwhile staying and immersing yourself in them.
As I said above, Forming a Picture of You will shortly be published ‑ initially as an eBook on Kindle. I will place up the link to the book as soon as it goes live, but until then here’s one of the poems. I hope you like it:

A Tear For You
by Kevin Baddeley
I shed for you a single tear
for every day of every year.
And hold you up for all to see
a gift from heaven just for me.
For you’re the hand and I’m the glove
Eternally we’ll share our love.
I shed for you a single tear
for every day of every year.
To help you through all mortal pain
and set your spirit free again.


21 Comments to Numero Uno:

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Jenny Healey on Monday, 31 October 2016 11:42 a.m.
Love you website Justine. Really interesting to find out about noise medium and Goethe-Institut. I enjoyed your stories there. Good luck with you eBook and blogging journey. I will look forward to reading where that takes you in future.
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Justine on Monday, 31 October 2016 6:32 p.m.
Thanks Jenny. I actually had more fun doing this blog then I expected to. I have just been on your Tui Cottage site and really enjoyed learning about Orere Point and reading your stories which I thoroughly enjoyed. Fantastic photos with wonderful rhymes. When I tried to access your blog it threw up an error message.

career booster resume reviews on Tuesday, 26 June 2018 4:07 p.m.
This is such a lovely poem you have shared with us! It talks mainly about the eternal love that you wished to share with your loved one. Our tear is a precious gift of our Almighty God, we should not waste a single drop. That is why we must shed it only for someone worth our love that is given to us by God. A true love is what we all hope for and I know that all of us will have it, so let us all save our tears for those who are worth it.

Wendy Megget on Tuesday, 1 November 2016 1:23 p.m.
Hi Justine. Such a pretty website - well done! Absolutely love the shoemaker story!! What a hoot! Lots of giggles along the way.
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Justine on Tuesday, 1 November 2016 8:52 p.m.
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Hayley Hebden on Friday, 18 November 2016 11:08 a.m.
Hi Justine What a beautiful website. I just adore the lilac and the butterflies. And what a lovely poem. I wish you the very best of luck in your future endeavours.
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Justine Payen on Saturday, 10 June 2017 7:24 p.m.
Thanks Hayley. Sorry for the late reply. Life has seriously been in the way.

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Gorgeous website, Justine - and some great writing. Loved the Shoemaker story.
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