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And on the up side …

Posted May 26, 2018 and visited 11 times, 9 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 88 times, 7 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 144 times, 6 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 376 times, 5 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 559 times, 8 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 683 times, 6 so far today

On sledging/tobogganing.

What do you see when you look at me?

Posted February 3, 2018 and visited 996 times, 5 so far today

You see a bad mother. Church, if you want to do it, can be a bit of a conundrum with small people. McMini being a bit older now and more susceptible to boredom, it is not so easy to persuade him to come to the Sunday service. Furthermore, when he does, it’s probably no longer appropriate for a young gentleman […]

Calm in a crisis; elementary burglary for dunderheads …

Posted January 27, 2018 and visited 737 times, 2 so far today

One of the strange things people tell me often is that I am calm in a crisis. Positively the ice woman, apparently, in my capacity for quick thinking action. Want to know a secret about that? It’s bollocks. Well not wholly bollocks but mostly. Amazingly, I am actually extremely cool-headed in a crisis, I can make calm decisions in the heat […]

New M T McGuire release … sort of and Kobo Sale

Posted January 20, 2018 and visited 1074 times, 5 so far today

Talking about books this week! Well, this is an author blog I have to interrupt the cat and dementia stories sometimes. Christmas Lites VII is out! Woot! Yes! I have a new release out. It’s an anthology of fantastic short stories with one dodgy one from me to lower the tone. Phnark. Christmas Lites is a charity anthology to […]

Welcome to my world: oh look! It’s like a car crash only less pretty …

Posted January 13, 2018 and visited 850 times, 4 so far today

Last week I was talking about being organised. Remember that. Mwahahahrgh! Yeh. I did mention, I think, that it’d be a while while I set my house in order first? Mmm. Looking at my schedule, it’s going to be quite a long while even for a normal person. But a good day, for me, is like the aftermath of a multiple car pile up. […]