Where did it go?

If I blinked, I think I would have missed Christmas this year. All the planning, buying, cooking and shopping and then it seemed gone in an instant. I can’t help thinking we should be trying to do it differently, the meaning has got lost along the way. Add to this the powder keg of sticking… Continue reading Where did it go?

Let it Snow!

Woke up to a smattering of snow this morning but it barely covers the ground. In my normal, busy existance I can think of nothing worse than the restrictions of snow – I hate slipping (Being out of control in general). Can’t help wishing it had snowed more heavily this time though, but maybe that… Continue reading Let it Snow!

Christmas coming early!

I feel as if the Christmas roller coaster has got its grip on me and I am been dragged towards the 25th December. Going through the motions of buying presents and writing cards, but do not feel any emotional attachment to it this year. It reminds me of a wonderful quote which I once overheard… Continue reading Christmas coming early!

Quotes from a Writing Course

I attended a very useful course on Saturday called “Faster Novel Writing Techniques.” It was inspirational and thought provoking as is already helping me to progress my work and my aspirations to be a published author. It has been particularly helpful in rejuvenating those ideas which have been festering at the bottom of the drawer.… Continue reading Quotes from a Writing Course

Excuses for not Writing

It seems to be that I can find so many excuses for not writing:- Housework – ironing, washing, vacuuming, dusting, tidying, cleaning bathrooms, watering plants. Family Needs – ferrying, homework, finding things, mending things. Garden – weeding, planting, tidying. Paperwork – insurance, banking, letters. Catching up with friends, coffee with neighbours. The internet – Facebook,… Continue reading Excuses for not Writing

Growing things

Our first foray into growing edible things has proved a great success. We haven’t bought tomatoes or chillies since August. My husband seems to think it is easy – but then I guess he planted the seeds and has been harvesting – he seemed to miss the bit in the middle, transplanting, re-potting, feeding and… Continue reading Growing things

Why does everything fall on the floor when you can’t bend down?

I have been pondering some of life’s laws today. Having just had an operation, I realise that one of these universal laws is that everything falls onto the floor when you can’t bend down to retrieve it. One week after the operation and I can proficiently retrieve quite a few things from the floor with… Continue reading Why does everything fall on the floor when you can’t bend down?