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Wednesday 21 February 2024: Chasing rabbits

By the time I finished faffing on Monday it was midnight, so it was well after midnight when I closed the office down. I spent the next couple of hours…

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Tuesday 20 February 2024: Burning the midnight oil

Yesterday started sunny and bright but looked as though it might rain. By mid-morning, the clouds had scurried away but it was still a bit blowy. It was nice to…

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Monday 19 February 2024: Technical woes revisited

I did have plans on Friday to finish editing those extra pages for the big editing job. But the phone started to ring first thing regarding the sale of my…

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Friday 16 February 2024: Beautiful flowers

I stopped work in good time to get ready to go out. We’d timed it down to the minute but the plan depended on how fast we’d be served at…

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Thursday 15 February 2024: I love listening to rain

One of the things I like about rain is to listen to it bouncing on the roof during the night. I love being in a tent or a caravan when…

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Wednesday 14 February 2024: Happy Valentine’s Day!

I like Valentine’s Day. I’ve always liked Valentine’s Day. And not because I’m a soppy old mush. (Just ask the poet!) But because it’s such a lovely, cheerful time of…

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Tuesday 13 February 2024: Re-reading old favourites

First of all yesterday I faffed. I was playing a game on my shiny new tablet. I had promised myself I wouldn’t play a game over breakfast. Instead, I’d read…

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Monday 12 February 2024: Budgeting to faff

I often notice myself disappearing down various rabbit holes. And these rabbit holes can be all shapes and sizes. Usually, they’re research holes. Often, they’re faffing holes, where I start…

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Thursday 8 February 2024: Snow!

The snow was forecast for noon today. It was supposed to be wet snow, and it wasn’t likely to stick. At 7:30am, the rain started, right on schedule. By 8:30am,…

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Wednesday 7 February 2024: Drowning in red tape and bureaucracy

I promise you, I haven’t been playing with my shiny new toy since Monday. No really… although I wish I had been. Instead, I’ve literally been drowning in red tape…

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Monday 5 February 2024: Ooh, shiny…

There don’t seem to be enough hours in the day at the moment. In the blink of an eye the day is gone and I’ve not done half of what…

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Thursday 1 February 2024: The month ahead

So the hedge man said he’d be here at 9:30am… The dog wasn’t great during the evening. He was still bright, still interested, still wanting to eat. But every so…

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Wednesday 31 January 2024: January wrap-up

I got up earlier than usual yesterday due to the hedge man coming to do the garden. He wasn’t due until 10am and we’d told him we’d leave the gate…

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Tuesday 30 January 2024: Too much people, again…

I had too much people yesterday. Yes, two people is too much. (Although the second person was really three…) Saying that, the two dogs I saw were perfectly fine. One…

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Monday 29 January 2024: Other people’s dogs…

Well, it’s been a busy few days again. Monkey Dust were back in the studio for rehearsals on Thursday and they had their first gig of the year on Saturday,…

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Thursday 25 January 2024: Flying visit

I’ve been a bit AWOL these past two days, and this is a flying visit. I don’t really have a lot to say other than I’ve been busy doing one…

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Tuesday 23 January 2024: Full steam ahead

I had some catching up to do yesterday as I’d lost a lot of time on Friday. First of all I’d had to wait around for a delivery, then I…

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Monday 22 January 2024: Proper weekend

On Friday I added an ebook shop to the website. It took all day to choose which one to use, try some out, remove them again, and then finally settle…

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Friday 9 January 2024: Friday already?

Wow. Friday again. That came around quick… We both slept really well on Wednesday night resulting in us both getting up on time. I did get up with the poet…

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Thursday 18 January 2024: Getting on with it

We had a lovely meal on Tuesday night to celebrate the mother-in-law’s birthday. She was delighted to have her son, all of her grandchildren, and their partners and families together…

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Wednesday 17 January 2024: I had to duck out!

I stayed at my desk until about 7pm, to make sure I didn’t miss the videos for the sci-fi mystery writing workshop, but they didn’t land. Tea was already well…

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Tuesday 16 January 2024: Meat-free Monday

The first job I did yesterday was yesterday’s blog post as I hadn’t done it last Friday, for some reason. I only managed 474 words, and it went towards yesterday’s…

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Monday 13 January 2024: Did I write a sci-fi story?

I did start writing the first sci-fi mystery story on Friday, but I didn’t make a note of how many words I wrote. I wrote them straight into Scrivener, and…

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Friday 12 January 2024: Bits n bobs

I think one of the last things to organise on a personal basis is a new dentist for us both. We do have a dentist, in Doncaster. But they were…

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Thursday 11 January 2024: Technical woes – again

The prompt, wordcount and deadline for 12 STORIES IN 12 MONTHS were all announced/confirmed first thing in the morning, so the first job I did was go to my TickTick…

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Wednesday 10 January 2024: Writing, writing, writing

Tuesday began with me starting to type up THE SECRET OF WHITEHORSE FARM. The idea is to write in longhand one day, type it up the next day during the…

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Tuesday 9 January 2024: The office is done

The weekend So, what did we get up to at the weekend? We did quite a bit on Saturday. My delivery arrived on Friday of letter trays, jellies and expanding…

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Monday 8 January 2024: A constant day

We took the tree down on Thursday and it opened up the living room to such a lot of light. The last time the window was clear of the tree,…

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Friday 5 January 2024: Running smoothly

Wednesday I didn’t get up on time on Wednesday thanks to the dog waking me up at 4:30am and me failing to get back to sleep until 10 minutes after…

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Thursday 4 January 2024: A new regime

While the new regime wasn’t supposed to start until Tuesday, I did actually do some work on Monday too. We’d already spent some time rearranging the office, and on Monday…

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Wednesday 3 January 2024: The month ahead

Well, hello January, and hello 2024. It’s nice to see you! I’m starting the new month and the new year on a slightly different regime. I’ve removed some time-sucks and…

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Tuesday 2 January 2024: December wrap-up

I made a few decisions during December to stop doing a few things, some of which appeared on the to-do list for the last time. I also calculated how much…

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Monday 1 January 2024: Happy New Year!

As we start the new year, I’d like to wish each and every one of you a happy, healthy and prosperous 2024. December wrap-up is tomorrow; the month ahead is…