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The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse. A Thought Provoking Book by Charlie Mackesy. Beautifully Written and Carefully illustrated

As this book suggests, it is for readers of all ages. I’m 51 and I thoroughly enjoyed it; however, it could easily be read to children. I’d absolutely be reading this to my girls at bedtime if they weren’t teenagers now. Might even suggest it this week and see if they are up for it … Continue reading

Decluttering Daily Leads To Writing Daily

On New Year’s Day 2020, I decided to start a challenge on my other blog to declutter or introduce a mini system around the house every day in order to reduce the amount of stuff and provide more clear space. Yesterday whilst I was writing my thirteenth post, I thought about how happy I was … Continue reading

Writing and editing now the inspiration is back…

I haven’t sat at the computer and just typed for quite a while.  I don’t know why this is, because I’ve had loads to write about as I’ve been studying many personal development books on the topics of parenting, clutter and time management and I have enough material but haven’t felt inspired enough to write a … Continue reading

Keeping up the Postings on Multiple Blogs

I used to post daily on this blog until my writing challenge ended on 30 April this year.  I then promised to post regularly but have only managed four posts since then, with the last one being almost two months ago (and have only managed a couple of posts on some of my other blogs).  I could list a dozen … Continue reading

Balancing writing, housework and other activities

Being a writer, I like to have the time to write.  Being a homeowner, I like to live in a tidy, clutter-free house. Getting the balance right is tricky.  I used to take a week off to clear the clutter and organise the house, and fitted in my writing around it.  Then last year my … Continue reading

When I am not blogging, I am…

…sleeping, working, spending time with the family, relaxing, pottering about the house, exercising, reading, thinking, and the list goes on.  Since completing my 366 day writing challenge a few weeks ago, I have had a chance to reflect on the year and think about what the challenge has taught me.  I’m a fighter and didn’t want to miss a day!  What I have come … Continue reading

Note 346 – Reviewing writing challenges and goals

Imagine this – you are in the middle of a challenge that you set yourself and you can’t break free for fear of failing, or letting others down. Failing what? Letting who down? If you set the goal, you can change the following things about it: Where the new goal post is e.g. change it … Continue reading

Note 345 – Every writer deserves some time off

Being Easter Monday and the last day of my week off, I wanted to have a bit of a lazy morning, so I got up late and then watched the TV – two things I rarely do.  I really enjoyed it, plus it got rid of my headache. I then read a blog titled ‘Amaze … Continue reading

Note 297 – Everyone’s talking about ‘writing time’

Everyone seems to be writing about ‘writing time’ at the moment, whether it’s having too much or not enough. Two examples I’ve read today are Give the pen to a busy person by Jamie Raintree and ‘Too much time on my hands by Vikki (The View Outside). Jamie gets so much more done when she … Continue reading

Note 274 – How being a ’30 minute’ writer works for me

  A writer friend and I were discussing how we squeeze writing into our busy lives.  She has recently learnt to do 20 minute short bursts of writing and although she was dubious of this method at first, it is working really well for her.  I told her that I’m more of a 30 minute writer as this (quite by … Continue reading

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