I’m proud and excited! I’ve reached the next phase in my creative journey. My first Juvenile Fiction ebook was accepted and published on Amazon. It’s digitally illustrated and if you have kids or grandchildren ages 6 – 9, they might … Continue reading Launched on AMAZON! Lucy, Foxy and the Big Colourful Funny Birds Book 1
By Luculle Stols DESTRUCTION – The Power Of Positivity is something I am failing to find today. I am a positive person, with a positive mindset but today life is just too much. 36 months of greatness. The last 24 … Continue reading Destruction – The Ride is Over
Easter started with a fabulous 60 km gravel ride ! Rain hampered riding plans for two days after. We were lucky to get patches of clear skies on Easter Monday, 18 April 2022, so we got out and enjoyed a … Continue reading Mud, River Crossing, Cheezo Blitz!
Writer? Aspiring to become a published author? Or, are you a published author already? The Manuscript Review Quality Guide, a resource for Writers and Authors, new or seasoned, is now available for download from my Ko-fi Creator Page and Shop. … Continue reading Writer? Aspiring to become a published author? Author?
I’m currently enjoying a fabulous fantasy fiction short story. It’s based on the real history of Wales. It’s a beautiful country, I’m told, its history laced with Magical Dragons. Oliver of the Silver Hand: A Fantasy Short Story: Prequel in … Continue reading BOOK Nerd’s Current Read!
Quick and easy to make! Savoury Egg Muffins On The Go! Enjoy them as a snack or add a healthy green salad, and it becomes a light meal. Variety is the spice of life! Jazz things up by creating variations; … Continue reading Savoury Egg Muffins On The Go
Sunday, 27 March 2022, three of us friends decided to visit Suikerbosrand Nature Reserve. The plan, riding through the reserve on our mountain bikes, each with a different goal in mind for the day. One needed extra elevation for his … Continue reading Suikerbos Cycling Brilliance, Challenging Climbs, Fast Descents
Sunday, 20 March 2022, Belnori-Train-Bridge Excursion 🚴♂️🚴♀️🤠🐥🧀🐐🚂🌻🌸🌾🦋🐛🐝🐞! Fabulous 💪💃🏼🕺🥳! It started out as a ride to the Cheese Farm (Belnori) for lunch. The day before, we raced the 70 km Munnik Meerkat MTB Challenge. My body was still tired from … Continue reading Belnori-Train-Bridge Excursion, 120 km later!
The Munnik Meerkat MTB Challenge is annually presented by members of Munnik Farmers (Pty) Limited. It is one of the oldest Farmers Associations in South Africa, founded on 23 February 1917. The race has been held more than 13 times. … Continue reading Race Report – Munnik Meerkat Mountain Bike Challenge 19th March 2022, Limpopo
Viewing the world through rosy lenses once in a blue moon is not such a bad thing. Romance is not top of my list when I select books for leisure reading. I’m more into crime fiction, mystery, fantasy and the … Continue reading Coffee Shop Girl (Coffee Shop Series Book 1), Katie Cross
Where there’s a will, there’s a way! Mostly creating exciting adventures and fabulous memories. We’ve been blessed with many rainy days in the past couple of weeks, in my region. The downside of all the rain, most mountain bike trails … Continue reading Trains, Floods and Frogs
The Real Life REBEL℠ BOOK Nerd lives between pages. Not a day goes by without me reading for leisure, research, or my creative work. I keep track of my leisure reading. Books I’ve read, want to read and favourite books … Continue reading 64 Bookish Adventures in 365 Days
End 2021, the search was on, we needed a break. Self-catering, countryside, family-friendly, mountain biking, trail walks, pet friendly, and pet safe, topped our list. It was important that our travel companions, the “Honey Badgers” 🦝🦝 aka Yorkshire Terriers, Queen … Continue reading 5 Star MTB Gravel Adventure, Greystone Lodge, Dullstroom, 3-8 January 2022
Reflecting on my 2021 activities and achievements recorded on STRAVA gives me a warm fuzzy feeling. Every day is not a great day, but we get up, dress up in our spandex and ride our bikes, go for walks, run … Continue reading 2021 STRAVA Activity Reel
Saturday, 21 August 2021, we raced 🚴♀️🚴♀️💨💨! I was invited by Santi Luus Lombaard to be her Teamie for the King Price Trailseeker #2 Legends MX Mountain Bike Race 🚴♀️🚴♀️💨💨🎖💃🏼🥳! Challenge accepted, my little Black Stallion 🚲 at the ready, … Continue reading Let’s Race
Windy Belnori Cheezy Dash 🚴♂️🚴♀️🌪🧀🥧🍓🥞☕️🐐😅🥳! Just after 08:00 am, on Monday, 9 August 2021, we zoomed off on our mountain bikes, from Pretoria East to one of our favourite coffee stops, Belnori Boutique Cheesery, near Bapsfontein. It was a true … Continue reading Windy Belnori Cheezy Dash
Weekend Vibes 🎶💃🤩! Saturday, 22 May 2021 was a test of Bike-and-Body 🚲🔧🤧! Completed a 4×4 + some extra, of two urban loops, to evaluate the “Black Stallion” post-service 🚲🔧. The ride totalled 31.34 km, which is nothing really, but … Continue reading Weekend Vibes
This morning I was in for a lovely treat, at the award-winning Annique Beauty Salon & Day Spa in Clubview, Centurion. After I participated in the Cullinan2Tonteldoos MTB Ultra, a 24-hour Mountain Bike Endurance race from Cullinan to Dullstroom, my … Continue reading REBEL Skincare!
Sunday morn, 5 km Versus Virtual Run 3.0 done and dusted ! Loved it! Tackling small challenges, allows you to conquer bigger ones eventually. Start small, aim big! Today you run a virtual run to receive a certificate confirming your … Continue reading Versus Virtual Run 3.0 Done!
On Sunday, 6 September 2020, I joined the Malles Doen Alles – Stofpad Trappers Urban-Bush-Excursion, on the Copperleaf Route, in Centurion. The outing was a recovery ride, for the previous day’s 137 km Wildevy Around the Canals MTB Ride. I … Continue reading Copperleaf Urban-Bush-Excursion
Weekend Things! Weekends are made for fun and adventures, as you already know! This past weekend was no exception 🚴♀️💨🌸🌾🌼☀️🍀🐀🐄🐂🐎🦎🦟🦋🐜🐞🐛🥳. It all started on Thursday, 12 March 2020, pre-COVID. I spotted a self-navigated endurance ride being advertised by Ultimate … Continue reading Wildevy Around the Canals 137 km MTB Ride
Battling to fall asleep at night? As a creative, I often find that by the time I’m ready to hop into bed, I cannot fall asleep. My brain is active and busy with all sorts of things I was working … Continue reading Milk, Honey and the Sleep Monster
Weekend Things! Friday, 21 August 2020. REBEL-Day 2020 🎁🎈🥳🍻 was a fabulous affair! Endearing wishes and messages ☎️🖍💌 received, followed by a relaxed and pampered day 🤩! Then the ultimate excitement for the day! 👉 Mother Cow 🐮🐄🐂😁! REBEL-Day 🥳 … Continue reading Mother Cow! REBEL-Day Trail Night Ride!
Detective Inspector Tracy Collier has dreadful memories of her younger self, locked away in the recesses of her mind. She has blocked it out, to transform herself into a successful and confident hardcore DI, as a result. The latest callout, … Continue reading All Those Lies (DI Tracy Collier Book 1), Emmy Ellis
Pretty pictures 📸, thoughts of a fabulous trail ride enjoyed on Monday, 10 August 2020, and an 8 Cup Brew of the Best Kalahari Coffee ☕️☕️ to kick the Creative Mojo into action today 🙃🖍📗💻🤓😅! Every trail ride 🚴♀️ at … Continue reading Kick the Creative Mojo into Action!
Happy Women’s Day 2020, to all the WOMEN in SA 🇿🇦🌸! “I am Generation Equality! Realizing Women’s Rights!” 👉 This is the theme for 2020, for women all over the world, presented to us by the International Organisation, UN Women. … Continue reading Women’s Day 2020 in SA 🇿🇦🌸!
The seasons are turning 🍁🍂☀️🌸🍀🌼! Rubber side down 🚴♀️ and toe-to-tar 🏃♀️ sessions are at the order of the day! Saturday, 1 August 2020, was enjoyed on the Mountain Bike 🚴♀️🚴🏻♂️, riding 80 km of mostly gravel and small farm roads 🐎🐄🐂🐞🐌🦋🐛. The ride took us to … Continue reading The seasons are turning! Rubber side down! Toe-to-tar!
Weekends are made for adventures 😁! On Saturday, 25 July 2020, I enjoyed a fantastic 100 km gravel ride 🚴♀️🤩! What do you do on Sunday? 👉 Recovery ride 😂🚴♀️😋! The Moo Trails 🐮🐄🐂, as I like to call it, … Continue reading Weekends are made for adventures!
On Saturday 25 July 2020, I ventured out and enjoyed a fabulous Gravel Ride in the countryside 🚴♀️🚴🏻♂️🚴♀️🌾🐝🍂🐜🦎🐞☀️😁! The Cow-House-Oxbow-Gran-Fondo Ride 🐮🐄🐂🚴♀️🚴🏻♂️🚴♀️🤩 kicked into action at 8 am. What is a Gran Fondo Ride? It is a long-distance bicycle ride … Continue reading Gravel and Dust
Late-early 🖍💻⏰🤓! Late night of writing and design, up early to continue with the work. Once finished, it was time to take a break and get stuck in some chores around the home for a few hours, to refresh the mind. … Continue reading Late-early!