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A chip off the old block …

Posted July 21, 2018 and visited 255 times, 3 so far today

Thanks to everyone who did the survey last week. It was very helpful and much appreciated. This week, I have mostly been running around like a headless chicken. To my complete and utter delight I have managed to do at least 10 minutes of writing every day, which is equating to 400 words plus. Happy joy. Meanwhile, McMini […]

This week I have been mostly … writing.

Posted July 7, 2018 and visited 456 times, 5 so far today

A while ago you may remember I talked about an anthology I was involved in called Christmas Lites. The deadline for the next one is looming for August and I want to write something bespoke for this year’s. I sat down to try and do something on 27th June and this last Thursday, I finished the result. Except the maximum […]

Uh oh. I think the chaos fairies are back …

Posted June 23, 2018 and visited 498 times, 5 so far today

Blimey, it’s been all go this week. Last night McCat caught sight of another cat in the garden and went nuts, I was alerted by the sound of a plant being knocked from a windowsill. Things went downhill from there, with McCat moving to the cat flap. He smashed it two weeks ago trying to get at this […]

Read any good books lately?

Posted June 9, 2018 and visited 548 times, 4 so far today

A good book and a giveaway of free short stories.

And on the up side …

Posted May 26, 2018 and visited 552 times, 3 so far today

Good news about Dad and one of his favourite jokes.

How a battery charger saved my bacon …

Posted May 12, 2018 and visited 582 times, 1 so far today

…And the danger of over confidence when coupled with good intentions. This week, I was going to talk a little more about happiness being a state of mind, but I only have a few minutes to do this in so it’s more of a dump it and leg it! It’s been a busy week with a bank holiday at the beginning, a weekend away […]

Chin up lass

Posted May 5, 2018 and visited 658 times, 4 so far today

There is a popular trope that being happy is just a state of mind. It’s a little more complicated than that, I suspect but I think there is something in the idea that trying to cultivate a positivity of outlook can help. For me it’s definitely about noticing things. Noticing the smell of hyacinths from the flower bed beside our back […]

Real Life is underrated. Using mundane events to fuel your writing mojo.

Posted March 24, 2018 and visited 656 times, 2 so far today

I’m not here this week, so by the wonders of technology, I am going to post to my blog and give a talk at the same time. So without more ado, here’s a piece outlining my theories about pimping your world to add realism to your writing. _______________________________________________ Pimp your world! Real life can feel like an unwelcome […]

Toboggan update, a war story and McMini versus Alexa.

Posted March 17, 2018 and visited 960 times, 4 so far today

It’s been a busy week this week. McMini is due to go on a school trip which involves two nights away. I have therefore been spending most of the week with a list of required clothing working out which items we have and buying the ones we don’t have. Pretty much all of them. In order to try and […]

Sleigh that again?

Posted March 4, 2018 and visited 933 times, 4 so far today

On sledging/tobogganing.