Living a "stoic" life involves having a morning routine/ritual (and an evening one). And within that, it's suggested you should "manage your mood'. I would never describe myself as a real moody person. I don't suffer from PMS (my husband has been very lucky over the years considering the horror stories I've heard from women… Continue reading Managing My Mood
A couple of days ago I dug out a book I've had for years and never actually read *whoops* Years ago I used to do collages, and I love being arty, especially if it's something for the house. I've finally started reading it and the first idea/project is to create a boat. I'm not a… Continue reading Being Crafty
Every January...usually the first week, I have a tradition. I sit down with Nigel Slater's Kitchen Diaries (there are 3 volumes now) and plan what I'm going to cook during January. His Ginger cake is incredible! I do love a cookery book (and cooking), but Nige is my favourite. His books are more than just… Continue reading A January Tradition
I've been a member of Audible for about 5 years now, and have listened to a few audio books through their app on my iPhone (I can recommend Stephen Kings On Writing, as he reads it himself). In light of whats going on in the world at the moment they are offering FREE audiobooks that… Continue reading Audible
I listened to a podcast last month (sorry I cant remember which one) where the guest was Hannah Papp. She talked about her book, The Mystical Backpacker and her adventures. It piqued my interest...so I ordered the book and have been reading it ever since. Last night (while the husband was watching TV) I took… Continue reading What If?
Last night was our monthly Mermaids Writing Group meeting. About 4 times a year we have a guest speaker, and last night we welcomed the lovely Peter Jones to our meeting, as an honorary Mermaid 😉 I've known Peter since 2011, when I first met him at Swanwick (the writers summer school) where I bought… Continue reading Fabulous Evening!
When i'm busy (which seems to be all the time at the moment lol) I find it hard to fit into my day everything I want/need to do. One of the things that ends up taking a backseat is reading. Yesterday morning I listened to a Podcast, where KM Weiland was being interviewed about her… Continue reading Making Time
Thanks to storm Dennis we've spent most of the weekend trapped in the house (literally!) where the driveway flooded and getting to our car involved wading through 6 inches of water (in places). The poor Puggies have only been for a couple of short walks as the lanes are flooded and being Pugs, they only… Continue reading Kon Mari…Or Trying To
The UK is currently gripped by storm Dennis, which started yesterday and is continuing on into today 😟 I don't really mind being cooped up indoors (Its an excuse to read and slump on the sofa), but the poor Puggies hate it. They still want to go for their walk, then get to the front… Continue reading Do One Dennis!
Yesterday I went up to London with a friend to see a talk given by writer Tracy Chevalier, author of Girl With A Pearl Earring (amongst her many other books). It was a lovely day (even with the tube closures!) and Ms Chevalier was both inspiring and interesting. I came away realising that research doesn't… Continue reading Inspiration