We finished decorating the house a couple of months ago. The room (affectionately known as the back room) was going to be my study/library. But when we decided to move we made it into a bedroom to aid with the sale. So although my desk is in there, it's not really felt like my study.… Continue reading Spending Time At My Desk
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?
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
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
I have notebooks for specific things...a daily journal, a writing notebook (for story ideas, writing tips and advice i've picked up - like a commonplace book)), a fiction writing notebook, a writing diary/journal (where I whinge and moan about my writing projects) and a daily planner. But I also carry a small, rather tatty notebook… Continue reading My “Everyday” Notebook
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 was such a busy day. We had a carpet fitted in the spare bedroom which meant that everything had to come out, and then go back in once the carpet was down. By the evening (when the husband went off to chess) I was in desperate need for some quiet time. So I did… Continue reading A Quiet Moment
Last week I wrote a post about my love list and how making lists can be life changing (according to the BBC). We've decided to move house, so as i've been packing stuff up, to go into storage (to make the house look less cluttered lol) I came across a book that I think my… Continue reading The 52 Lists Project
The weather in my little corner of the UK today has been grim to say the least. The sort of weather that makes you want to curl up with a good book. So thats exactly what I did...well, three good books. No chores...no cooking (we had a takeaway), just reading and dog walking. The perfect… Continue reading Rainy Days & Sundays
Yesterday my boiler died 😞 So we have no heating...well, thats a bit of a lie, what we do have is two fan heaters and an oil filled plug in radiator (so the bedroom and living room are warm) lol. So self care today was all about keeping warm, snuggling on the sofa with my… Continue reading Sofa Time