Proud Mama… Love Seeing My Kids Succeed ?

Rambling On… 23 October 2020.


So, as you all know my daughter was nominated for apprentice of the year along with six others. Unfortunately, she didn’t win, but that doesn’t matter to me or my hubby. In our eyes, she’s a winner. She completed her apprenticeship in 3 years instead of 4 and was the only nominee in the light vehicle mechanic category. I’m as proud as punch.

She sent us the recording of the ceremony last night which because of Covid-19 had no audience or student attendees. We watched it and smiled the whole way through happy and filled with pride for a job well done.

Her pre-recorded radio interview apparently went off without a hitch and though she was extremely nervous, she got through it as I knew she would. We still haven’t heard when it will be going live, but when my daughter knows, she’ll tell us. We think it will be early next week.

Love you Jessica, you’re a beautiful, hard working woman and we’re delighted to be your parents.

We had a bit of a nervous wait last week.

Friday was the deadline for all the paperwork and the deposit for the people buying my son’s house. My son got a frantic call from his conveyancer telling him about the issues but since it was after five o’clock there wasn’t anything he could do.

A call to his estate agent first thing Monday morning was a huge relief because the buyers had handed over a small deposit to secure everything and got word Monday morning about their finance being approved.

Chris, my son was on tenterhooks all weekend, as were we, but it was after office hours and out of our hands. Thankfully, everything worked out in the end.

Today, Friday, is a designated public holiday since the AFL, Australian Football League grand final is being played tomorrow. Usually, the grand final is played in September and in Melbourne at the MCG, Melbourne Cricket Ground, but because of Covid-19, the season started late and is being played interstate due to Victoria’s high number of Covid-19 cases.

The public holiday didn’t make a difference to hubby and I. We both still worked since we had a long weekend a fortnight ago.

We’re still catching up for taking three weekdays off, but it was definitely worth it.

I hope you are all staying safe.

Have a great weekend and week.

Stay safe, happy, sane, and healthy.

Love Becca Van xxoo.




What Have I Been Writing?


I’m still writing Slick Rock 30 and while the end of the Trinity’s, Thorpe’s, Kayne’s, and Grady’s story is in sight, it’s going to be close to the end of the month before I’m finished.

Though this book has some action and steamy romance, it’s a bit different to what I usually write. However, I’m not going to tell you anything else, so I don’t spoil it for you.

I can’t wait to finish up and submit it to Siren BookStrand for possible publication.

Becca Van - Beautifully Imperfect 4 - Shaky Ground - Cover


Beautifully Imperfect 4:

                   Shakey Ground

Available now on platforms like Amazon and Kobo. 



Released September 16.


Slick Rock 29 - Bed of Roses (SR29) Cover




Slick Rock 29 :             

            Bed Of Roses


Available now on platforms like Amazon and Kobo.







Released August 20.




Pack Law 11 - Hungry Wolves - by Becca Van - Book Cover

Pack Law 11:
                    Hungry Wolves

Available to Pre-Order now on Siren BookStrand Website.

Release Date October 2

Beautifully Imperfect 5 - Loving Mercedes Cover

Beautifully Imperfect 5:
           Loving Mercedes

Available to Order now on Siren BookStrand Website.

Release Date September 18

What Have I Been Reading?

S.E. Smith’s Gracie’s Touch. A science fiction fantasy (Zion Warrior’s Book 1)

I’ve done some more re-reads. The other night I finished reading S.E. Smith’s Gracie’s Touch. A science fiction fantasy (Zion Warrior’s Book 1).

I love this book and the interaction between the heroine and the hero as well as the secondary characters.

If you haven’t read any of this author’s books, I’d start with this one.

I will leave it there for now.
Enjoy your week ahead, until next week.


Becca Van XXOO

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