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Its been a while hasn’t it πŸ™‚

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Our Children’s Reading Habits

I don’t normally post on a Saturday, but just had to share this with you all.

I recently did an article/interview with Jane Ayres for


Check out The Changing Reading Habits of Our Children and please leave a comment…I would love you forever πŸ™‚

Writing Blogger Challenge Day 7

Sorry today’s post is a little late, but I’ve been having a Proud Mummy Moment and I’ve only just got back πŸ™‚


The prompt for day 7 is:

Profile 2 books you’ve read and loved lately.

Hmmmmm, well, I haven’t read any fiction for ages and that’s partly to do with all the critique pieces I’ve read recently.

The last book I actually read, and loved was A Voice Of Her Own by Marlene A. Schiwy.

A fascinating look at women diary writers. I will definitely be seeking out some of the work referred to. It’s very inspiring, especially if you’re into journal writing and keeping a diary (something I aspire to).

And then the book I’m currently reading (which I was hoping to love) is Happier At Home by Gretchen Rubin.

I thoroughly enjoyed her first book, The Happiness Project, and although I’m on Chapter 3 of this one I’m finding myself skim reading sections *sighs* It’s so disappointing isn’t it when you thought you’d love a book, but you’re just not gelling 😦

I’m in a bit of a fiction reading slump at the moment so help me out….What was the best fiction book you’ve read so far this year? I need some inspiration πŸ™‚

Boxing Day

Boxing Day was traditionally the day that people gave their servants a Christmas Box, a small gift to recognise their loyalty and service.

As a child, I thought it literally meant that they had boxing matches on this day πŸ˜‰ Most of my childhood was spent knowing that Boxing Day meant a large spread of buffet style food and a visit from family. A chance to all get together for a party!

As an adult, I’ve still kept the tradition of having a spread, but, as we don’t have family to invite round (all say awwwww lol) it’s turned into a relaxing day, almost a pyjama day! Lol.

It made me laugh when I first read Peter Jones book, How To Do Everything and Be Happy (which I HIGHLY recommend by the way) because he has adopted the idea of having a Boxing Day once a month, which I do try to do.

So today I’m going to spend the whole day reading πŸ™‚ I’m not gunna even pick up a pen or go on my iPad…..if you see me online SHOUT AT ME!

See you on the other side!

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what are your plans for today, now that Christmas Day has been and gone?

The To Do List 17th to 23rd September

I did quite well with last weeks list πŸ™‚

1. Finish current read and start Tim Lotts book. Yep, I finished what I was reading, plus, read a Mills & Boon in between *snigger* πŸ˜‰ Started Tim’s book yesterday!

2. Carry on with the planning of Sorrento Sunrise. Yep, have come up with the basic plot line, some ideas for scenes, still a little bit stuck on the ‘black moment’ but other than that it’s going well πŸ™‚

3. Sort out stuff I need to do for new writing group. Didn’t really have to do much to be honest, but, there will be some more stuff to do this week πŸ™‚

4. Continue reading romance guides. Have thoroughly enjoyed this task. I’m still reading them and will be for a few more weeks lol

5. Do a timetable inc setting aside time for exercise. Ahhhh, now this was a complete disaster! 😦 Not because I couldn’t do it. I sat at my desk for over an hour, it’s just not gunna work for me 😦 It’s not something I can stick to so I’m not going to pressure myself. Timetables are OUT!

6. Start the diet again. I did, sort of lol. I’m not calorie counting or going to WW just yet. I’ve just tried to cut out all the crap, and believe me, there was lots of it! Lol….I even had a pack of choccie bikkies in the fridge all week and I didn’t touch em! Ok, ok, I had 2 lol πŸ˜‰

7. Keep up to date with my prompts. Thanks to the desk I haven’t been behind once πŸ™‚

Sooooo, onto this weeks list…..it’s a kinda TBC list.

1. Continue reading romance guides. That won’t be difficult lol

2. Continue making notes on Sorrento Sunrise.

3. Sort out writing group stuff. We now have an email addy and have set up a FaceBook group… Maidstone Writers is nearly fit to go!

4. Finish reading current book. This might be hard, but I’m aiming to read a book a week (ha bloody ha!).

5. Start going to the gym. I should really have done that one last week, but, to be honest, I didn’t feel too good (*whispers* women’s problems – TMI? Probably lol)

6. Continue with diet/healthy eating. Hate it, but gotta be done 😦

7. Keep up to date with daily prompts.


so what are your plans for the week?