Yes, I know it's not Monday, but yesterday - which was a Monday - saw me flitting off around the blogosphere to visit several different blogs , and I thought I'd share them all. On Nick Wilford's blog I discuss how an old novel got turned around into Small Forgotten Moments and some tips on … Continue reading Super Monday!
Well, I told you I was busy! Two and a half weeks since my last blog post! My major achievement this week has been still having an Easter egg and a half left over (if I was writing this an hour ago, it would half been an Easter egg and three-quarters 😉) The edits I … Continue reading The middle of April already!
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…