Sep 182017


1.The Gift of Personal Presence: In sickness, joy or sorrow, nothing means more to others than your personal expression of sympathy or congratulations.  An email doesn’t cut it – a phone call is better, but being there with the person is the best.

The Gift of Inspiration:  Plant positive seeds of courage and action into everyone you meet.

Encourage those around us to be the best they can be.

3. The Gift of Gratitude: Always say “Thank you” to the ones who serve you, no matter how small that service may be. Say it with sincerity and meaning.

4. The Gift of Praise:  Compliment people on a job well done, especially in front of others.  Let them know that they made a difference.

5. Gift of Attention:  When being spoken to, listen attentively.   If the words are directed at you, look the other person squarely in the eye.

6. The Gift of Concession:  At the right moment and with sincerity, apologize.  You can add

“I am sorry, you’re right.”  if not, you can add, “Sorry for being so vocal, I just want to acknowledge that we both have good but differing points of view.”

7. The Gift of Consideration:  Putting yourself in the other person’s shoes, allows you to

have empathy and a different point of view.

Being Thankful for…….ability to see

ability to hear

ability to talk

ability to walk


    Being grateful for……, clothing, shelter, safe-living, job, loved ones

Children in the world:

Some kids go home and ask  “What’s for dinner?”

Other kids go home and ask, “Is there any dinner?”

Good Quote:

“Be not afraid of life.

Believe that life is worth living,

and your belief will help create the fact.”

(William James)

Sep 182017


Strictly Come Dancing’s Gemma Atkinson is no stranger to putting on a rather eye-catching display, as the actress caused temperatures to rise back in the noughties with a steamy lesbian sex scene for an indie film.

Starring in 2009’s Boogie Woogie, the 32-year-old soap star stripped down to her underwear for a raunchy scene with Ray Winstone’s daughter, Jaime, also 32.

Playing an artist, Charlotte Bailey, in the film, Gemma seduces Jaime’s character in the back of a taxi where they share a kiss.

And it’s not long before the two are stripping off in the bedroom following their romantic date night.

In the scene Gemma – who at the time was a lads mag favourite – strips Jaime down to just her knickers before doing the same as they kiss.

The pair then frolic on a bed, and indulge in some rather steamy close-ups for the camera.

Gemma, who left Emmerdale earlier this year, told at the time how both of them needed booze for some Dutch courage. She said: “I asked to keep my bottoms on. The director let me.

“When it came to kissing, he said, ‘I want you to go for it because the more you do it, the more happy it’s going to be’.

“Me and Jaime said if we were going to do it we might as well do it properly or it’s going to look crap and we’ll regret it when it comes out. So we had a few shots of vodka, closed the set and did it in one take with two cameras.”

The 2009 film about the international and London art scene also starred Joanna Lumley, Gillian Anderson, Alan Cumming, and the late great Christopher Lee.


Sep 182017


A LGBT Phoenix

Labrys: Amazon Womyn are going to rise again

Hi paula key here.

As of September 2017, I am in my fifth year of blogging for all women, and lesbians in particular. Today, I have had over 380,000 visitors and this fulfills my dreams of bringing gay/lesbian world-wide news, articles/poems to inspire and to advertise my lesbian ebooks and children’s ebooks  As you are probably aware all ebooks can be read on a variety of media devices (computer, laptop, iPhone, kindle, etc).

My lesbian ebooks are set in three countries and hopefully delve into lives that may be different.


I chose characters to represent an interesting world:

Jo is a mustering and ‘Jack-of-all trades on an isolated Australian cattle far.  Jo falls in love and travels across the Outback with an Australian aboriginal woman.  This allowed me to contrast the lives of a white woman and the world of an indigenous woman.

Lt. Dee: is a young army nurse in the Vietnam War.  The story was sparked by a visit to the Washington Vietnam War Memorial Wall where over 55,000 soldiers (and nurses) died.  I set this story in Vietnam in 1968 – the year of most casualties.  How can a 21 year old Lt. Dee, who grew up on a Dutch Pennsylvania farm, deal with the horrors of war in a foreign country?  Yet, Dee falls in love with a dashing Air Force Captain – a native American woman.

Jazz is a television carpenter with an appetite for women.  It was a fantasy trip for me. What would life be like for a good looking woman, whose television fame brings sexy email and letter invitations?  What would it be like to have an expensive car and a luxurious apartment?  However, I decided that  Jazz needed to fall in love with  a challenging woman.  This had to be a woman an equally famous and rich woman who would captivate Jazz and be elusive, sexy and extremely strong-willed.

I wrote these books to outline various themes:

Jo:   (The Australian Aboriginal Dream Time.)

Jazz:  (1920s – Lesbian Women of Paris)

Lt. Dee: Love in a War Zone  (

Sample chapters can be obtained on Amazon – Barnes & Noble, Kobo, Apple iBooks.

Thank you.  paula

paula’s books



A poster for advertising purposes

Who I am and Where I Live

paula right with Trish left

Paula left with Trish at the Koala Hospital 2016


My writing name is Paula Key and I live among lakes, rocks and pines in Canada.  Trish and I were legally married in 2008.  We love to travel, write and photograph nature.


Thank you for visiting this site, as of September 17,2017, there have been 340,202 visitors.

Update:  August 22, 2016.   My writing name for the LGBTI community is Paula Key, but I also write children’s stories under my real name, Pauline Gallagher. 

Children’s Books? 


I also write under the name Pauline Gallagher on  Here are some of my books if you have ‘little ones’ in your life.  They are ebooks on Amazon, Barnes & Nobles, Kobo and Apple iBooks.



Mrs Claus won the Canadian Library competition and is published in Winners' Circle 6.

Mrs Claus won the Canadian Library competition and is published in Winners’ Circle 6.




Unicorns Come At Night focuses on the death of a pet.      Bouncing Blue Ball is a fun story of a dog’s ball that get hit in a park, bounces into a stroller, finds it way to a garbage/fill site and bobs up and down in the ocean.  Will the ball return to Dolly the dog?