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0 235  2 Comments on Friday 12 April 2024: Late up!
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Friday 12 April 2024: Late up!

Oh my goodness, what a late start we had on Thursday. We’d had a really rough night with the dog. He was all right in the end, but from 2am…

0 261  2 Comments on Thursday 11 April 2024: The week is galloping along
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Thursday 11 April 2024: The week is galloping along

Image courtesy of Deposit Photos It’s free image day, hence today’s picture. I liked it, so I used it. How can I be writing Thursday’s blog post already? It seems…

0 708  2 Comments on Wednesday 10 April 2024: New books & notebooks
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Wednesday 10 April 2024: New books & notebooks

I bought 2 books in the end from Amazon with my gift vouchers, earned playing games, and I still had £5.02 left. The books I bought were both writers’ guides….

0 392  7 Comments on Tuesday 9 April 2024: Getting back in the swing
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Tuesday 9 April 2024: Getting back in the swing

I finished yesterday’s blog post yesterday and before I did anything else, I went out to feed the birds. We have a blackbird who comes and stands on the fence,…

0 292  2 Comments on Monday 8 April 2024: Back to work
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Monday 8 April 2024: Back to work

Other than being rudely interrupted halfway through by an obstinate and painful tooth, we had a terrific week off. We didn’t have any plans set in concrete. If we wanted…

0 261  2 Comments on Tuesday 2 April 2024: Happy 20th Blogversary!
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Tuesday 2 April 2024: Happy 20th Blogversary!

As we’re currently on our annual Easter break, here’s one I prepared earlier. My friend Devon celebrates her 20th blogversary this week. I first ‘met’ Devon when I was blogging…

0 270  2 Comments on Monday 1 April 2024: The month ahead
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Monday 1 April 2024: The month ahead

As we’re currently on our annual Easter break, here’s one I prepared earlier. Hello, April! Here is the plan for April: Easter break new month wordcount & progress spreadsheets for…

0 254  2 Comments on Friday 29 March 2024: March wrap-up
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Friday 29 March 2024: March wrap-up

It’s Good Friday today, so we’ll already be on our annual Easter break. However, here’s one I prepared earlier… How can it be March wrap-up time already? This month has…

0 186  2 Comments on Thursday 27 March 2024: My reading this week
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Thursday 27 March 2024: My reading this week

Wednesday morning was even slower getting started than Tuesday morning, and I had a lot to do. I really couldn’t afford to fanny around. And yet, that’s what I seem…

0 236  2 Comments on Wednesday 27 March 2024: Hack attack!
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Wednesday 27 March 2024: Hack attack!

At first I couldn’t remember what I’d done at all on Tuesday morning…and then it all came back to me. After 2 very early starts for me, which included putting…

0 303  2 Comments on Tuesday 26 March 2024: Dentist again!
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Tuesday 26 March 2024: Dentist again!

Monkey Dust had a fab gig on Friday night. They always do at the Irish Bar in Doncaster. They have a good crowd in there. I dropped the poet off…

0 237  2 Comments on Monday 25 March 2024: Book review
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Monday 25 March 2024: Book review

It wasn’t too bad at the dentist on Friday. A little painful, a little sensitive. But not too bad. I came away with the cleanest teeth I can ever remember…

0 412  2 Comments on Friday 22 March 2024: At the dentist 😱
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Friday 22 March 2024: At the dentist 😱

Stunning view of the historic pier of Puerto Natales, Chile, on the Seoret Channel, at sunrise on a summer day with the sky covered in gray and pink clouds –…

0 322  2 Comments on Wednesday 20 March 2024: Feeling super!
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Wednesday 20 March 2024: Feeling super!

Whenever I finish a job, I don’t just feel good once. I feel good several times. First off, there’s that initial feeling of accomplishment that I’ve finished something, in a…

0 337  2 Comments on Friday 15 March 2024: Catfish, anyone?
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Friday 15 March 2024: Catfish, anyone?

We have a meal plan. Not because of any diet, but originally for budgetary purposes and now for variety. Plus, it’s easier if we don’t have to decide what to…

0 263  2 Comments on Thursday 14 March 2024: My learning this week – new feature
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Thursday 14 March 2024: My learning this week – new feature

Bouquet of fresh red tulip flowers sitting on dark surface background with copy space – depositphotos.com It’s free image day today, and this week it’s one I quite like so…

0 183  4 Comments on Wednesday 13 March 2024: A proper break
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Wednesday 13 March 2024: A proper break

Friday morning was a bit of a mad rush. The holiday cottage was only 2 hours away and that kidded us into thinking we had all day to get there….

0 285  2 Comments on Tuesday 12 March 2024: Starting to improve
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Tuesday 12 March 2024: Starting to improve

I didn’t just get a phone call from our new Probate case manager on Wednesday, I got an email too. A proper email that introduced her to us and apologised…

0 317  3 Comments on Thursday 7 March 2024: A day book
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Thursday 7 March 2024: A day book

While I’ve been trying to sort out everyone else’s basic incompetence, I’ve been using a day book. The poet has always used a day book but I thought that was…

0 228  4 Comments on Wednesday 6 March 2024: I need structure
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Wednesday 6 March 2024: I need structure

When the poet came home on Tuesday, he quickly fixed the mini TV box and the booster before rustling up a quick tea (we had fish fingers, chips and baked…

0 276  2 Comments on Tuesday 6 March 2024: Calm…
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Tuesday 6 March 2024: Calm…

So, I had a word with the Cosmos and I requested a calmer day today… I thought I may have succeeded too, when a call came in from our Probate…

0 271  2 Comments on Monday 4 March 2024: A new week?
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Monday 4 March 2024: A new week?

Reminds me of BLEAK HOUSE by Charles Dickens… I always strive not to write whingey, complaining blog posts. And I certainly don’t do it all the time. But sometimes, sometimes,…

0 255  2 Comments on Friday 1 March 2024: The month ahead
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Friday 1 March 2024: The month ahead

Yesterday was not a good day and for much of the day I know I had a permanent scowl on my face. It started badly after a bit of a…

1 270  7 Comments on Thursday 29 February 2024: February wrap-up
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Thursday 29 February 2024: February wrap-up

When we got back from the dentists on Tuesday evening, we were a lot later than expected. The poet had a prawn linguine to make for tea, and I had…

1 311  4 Comments on Wednesday 28 February 2024: A plot flaw?
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Wednesday 28 February 2024: A plot flaw?

Before we’d had our tea on Monday, son #2 came to see his dad for his birthday. He stayed for quite a while and we really put the world to…

8 598  2 Comments on Tuesday 27 February 2024: Dental checkups 😱
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Tuesday 27 February 2024: Dental checkups 😱

We ate out on Thursday, we had a takeaway on Friday, and we went for a meal on Sunday. We’re not eating very well at all at the moment, but…

8 321  2 Comments on Monday 26 February 2024: A day of admin
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Monday 26 February 2024: A day of admin

I was awoken in the early hours of Friday morning by a lot of things all clamouring for my attention. They ran around in circles inside my head until in…

7 341  2 Comments on Friday 23 February 2024: Things picking up again
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Friday 23 February 2024: Things picking up again

It started to rain during the night on Wednesday. I remember waking up and registering it and then going straight back to sleep. Instead of lying there listening to it!…

7 328  3 Comments on Thursday 22 February 2024: Rain!
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Thursday 22 February 2024: Rain!

Following Tuesdays shenanigans and rabbit holes, I made sure I didn’t look at anything yesterday anywhere until I had some work in the bag. I set a Pomodoro, determined to…

7 297  2 Comments on Wednesday 21 February 2024: Chasing rabbits
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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…

11 255  2 Comments on Tuesday 20 February 2024: Burning the midnight oil
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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…

2 247  2 Comments on Monday 19 February 2024: Technical woes revisited
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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…

2 233  2 Comments on Friday 16 February 2024: Beautiful flowers
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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…