I normally write my blog posts on Sundays because I like them to go out early on Monday mornings. I was all discombobulated yesterday, so I didn't. And then this morning, I woke up at 3.30am, got up at 4.30, and basically my morning has been on a downhill trajectory ever since. So, I'm just … Continue reading Weird dreams!
This photo was taken on a beautiful day. Cold, blue skies, sunny - wrapped up in my hat and gloves, it was glorious. Then I turned 180O and saw these doom-laden clouds. They didn't remain long, they didn't unleash a torrential downpour; I turned away, and the rest of the walk remained perfect. I avoid … Continue reading Look for the sunshine
I've written three posts for today - varying themes and tones, not quite settling on what I want to say. In fact, I don't think I want to say anything - a bizarre state of affairs for a writer! But there are only so many times you can say the same thing. We've all suffered … Continue reading Farewell, 2020
It's been almost two weeks since I last posted - my regular Mondays have gone off the rails. Last time it was a Thursday, today Wednesday. However, I have reasons... I'm going to start with some sad, personal news. My lovely Dad passed away last week. The man who taught me how to make stick … Continue reading Blogging in a daze
It's Sunday morning, in my world (although you're reading this on Monday or maybe even later than that). Usually by now, I've got my post written and scheduled because I work on Monday mornings and it's one of the few things I'm organised about. This week has been manic, with seeing family, friends, work, my … Continue reading Lockdown 2 – Electric Boogaloo
For my birthday in 2019, I was given a 5 year diary. It's a tiny little thing, with only 5 lines per entry - akin to a Tweet, I suppose, where you can just blurt something out and don't necessarily have to dwell on thoughts and feelings. I did enough of that in my teens … Continue reading Five Years
For those of you who don't know, I've been on furlough since the UK lockdown started in March, and this week I found out I'm going back to work. My life is a bit backwards - I consider my writing to be my career, and my gym job is a hobby which pays my bills. … Continue reading BACK TO WORK!!!!
Well, not quite. Let's say it's in flux, as crispy brown leaves litter the pavement and no one's quite sure if they should wear a jumper, sunglasses, raincoat, or shorts - or a jaunty mix of all four. Last Monday it was hot... so hot. Artoo and I slouched around Churchtown because it looked like … Continue reading And just like that, summer was gone…
... I'm struggling to work out at the moment because my new 'gym' is my bedroom which happens to be the hottest room in the house. ... I'm struggling to write because my new 'study' is my bedroom which etc etc... ... my deodorant melted and I had to put it in the freezer. It … Continue reading It’s so hot that…
Every so often, several things converge - by happy accident rather than design - and this week is one of them! Grace and Serenity has received this incredible 5* review from the Book Reviewing Mum. I'm absolutely overwhelmed by it! Anne Goodwin has also reviewed it on her Annecdotal websiteI've been interviewed by author Camilla … Continue reading A few places to find me this week