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
Today in the UK is Mothers Day and up and down the country Mums will be spending the day, like me, not able to see their children and grand-children (in person) due to this bloody virus ☹️ I might have to resort to ice cream to cheer myself up (if the husband can actually get… Continue reading Happy Mothers Day
Yesterday I did a bit or organising...and enjoyed it way more than I should have done lol I'm not a very neat, tidy and organised type of person. But I can see the benefits of living that way. Knowing where everything is and being able to lay your hands on something immediately must be great.… Continue reading Being Organised
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?
Yesterday I was a chess widow, so I decided to curl up on the sofa with the Puggies and watch a film. I'm a huge fan of black and white movies, but after a quick search I stumbled across a collection of old Hitchcock films, and chose to watch Rear Window with James Stewart and… Continue reading At The Movies
A few weeks ago I watched a video of science fiction writer Ray Bradbury giving a talk at a university. If you're a writer its definitely work a watch, but it is an hour long. One thing (amongst the many things) that Mr Bradbury said that I liked was his advice to read one short… Continue reading The Art of the Essay
I've been a music lover since I was a child, probably helped by my Grandfather, who would often get up on a Sunday morning, rummage through his record collection and play Nat King Cole, Perry Como or Andy Williams at full blast lol. Recently, i've rediscovered songs from my childhood, songs that my Grandfather played.… Continue reading Songs
I'm loving the lighter evenings we have now. It means that when I do get the opportunity to get out and do some writing, I can sit by a window and enjoy the view. Yesterday afternoon I sat in the Zest Bar of The Tudor Park Hotel, a mile from my house, for a writing… Continue reading Writing With A View
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!
For Valentines day this year, my husband bought me this... Yesterday, I sat down with a cup of Ginger tea and had a look through some of the daily challenges. Theres some good ideas in this jar. Each little card is for a whole weeks worth of challenges. I'm not sure that i'll be able… Continue reading A Year Of Mindfulness