A few days ago, B-C-ing-U! was a year old.

It’s been exciting, watching it grow. But I’ve no idea who our Readers are, or where they live. That’s one of the disadvantages of an online magazine.

So next year, we’d like to have more Comments from you all, (nice, polite ones) saying what you love about B-C-ing-U! and telling us a bit about yourselves.

This week, up to the end of the year, our Writers have chosen their favourite article of the year.

I’ve chosen my Did Michael Jackson Have Leprosy?

I put a lot of research time into it before I published it, and it seems like a lot of people agree with my theory.

This article has been read at least once, every day without fail!

And surprisingly (at least, to me) it wasn’t Michael Jackson who was Googled, it was the word Leprosy.

I had one hysterical female cyber-shrieking for us to take down the article immediately, or she’d tell Michael’s family (Ooh, we were shaking in our boots!)

But apart from that, I haven’t had any Comments at all, which is strange considering all the interest it’s created.

Anyway, I’ve got a turkey to baste, vegetables to cook and an interesting dish to prepare for our vegan daughter Rana. I’m doing a rice Tian. I refuse to cook plastic copies of real food!

Yes, I’m sure that we all know that Jesus Christ wasn’t born on the 25th December.

As a very religious, Catholic friend of mine who once lived in Jerusalem used to say, ‘Of course Jesus wasn’t born in December. There wouldn’t have been shepherds watching their sheep in fields in that weather!

Have a lovely day, wherever you are, whatever your beliefs and whatever you’re doing!


About Lyn

LYN FUNNELL CV (well, sort of!) Lyn had very successful careers as an Air Hostess, Sales Rep, (she was one of only a couple of women. She beat all the men regularly, becoming the Top Rep in the UK, and 2nd in the world.) And then Catering took over. She did everything from the washing-up, to Silver Service Waitress, and Chef. A few times, she had to cook the meal, dash round the other side and Silver Serve it! In between all this, she wrote as often as she could, building up a reputation as a published short story writer, (Horror and a twist in the tale,) and a Poet. She has appeared as a Performing Poet, and a Demo Chef. Then she discovered the world of the Food & Travel Writer. And that’s what she has continued doing to this day. Her main hobbies are Cookery and entering Competitions. She has won many prizes, including holidays and a moped. She enjoys entering Competitions, submitting her original recipes. She was first in many Competitions, including the Good Housekeeping Millenium Menu, Fruits of France, Bernard Matthews Turkey Recipe, and appeared on BBC’s The One Show Spag Bol contest. She was one of three Finalists, coming 2nd, which makes her Britain’s Spag Bol Queen! Now she runs B-C-ing-U! and loves it! After several years of being messed around by Editors, and having loads of contacts, Lyn formed her own online Magazine, vowing to treat her writers fairly, and to do everything possible to further their careers, publicise their books, etc. She now has a band of excellent regular writers, and the Magazine’s going from strength to strength! Lyn’s online published books; Adverse Camber A collection of my published poems. The First Book of Short Stories The Second Book of Short Stories The Third Book of Short Stories. Many of these stories have been previously published. St Anthony of Padua. The Patron St of the Old. A story of one woman’s terrible ordeal in a Home, and her family’s rescue of her. The Girl Who Watched. A Cuban girl is attacked by an English journalist & what follows! Willy the Whizz & the Wormhole. Suitable for Young Adults, aged 15-95! Get Out Of Debt And Stay Out – Forever! Unsympathetic, hard-hitting, realistic solutions to your problems. All these books are published by Andrews UK Ltd No, I didn’t pay them to Vanity Publish! They’re all available from Amazon, and many other online publishers. LYN FUNNELL.