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0 149  4 Comments on Tuesday 19 December 2023: A Pomodoro kind of day
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Tuesday 19 December 2023: A Pomodoro kind of day

I didn’t have time to catch up with sleep on Saturday morning after Friday’s mammoth session. We had to get to the vet before they closed to pick up some…

0 220  2 Comments on Monday 18 December 2023: Up with the lark
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Monday 18 December 2023: Up with the lark

Well, not so much up with the lark as up with the poet, but you get the drift. I had a very busy day ahead of me on Friday so…

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Friday 15 December 2023: One of those days

I already knew I was going to be busy on Thursday. Raving busy in fact. So the plan was to just concentrate on one job until it was done and…

0 237  2 Comments on Thursday 14 December 2023: Diva technology
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Thursday 14 December 2023: Diva technology

I had to step away from the time management/Pomodoro systems that aren’t working and do some work, but I was determined not to do anything else until I had at…

0 178  2 Comments on Wednesday 13 December 2023: Technology is broken
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Wednesday 13 December 2023: Technology is broken

The first email I received on Tuesday morning was from the time management app people I’d fired off a support email to on Monday. All it asked was if I…

0 242  2 Comments on Tuesday 12 December 2023: Some good news…
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Tuesday 12 December 2023: Some good news…

…and some less good news. The weekend was busy but great. First of all we took the dog to the vet for another blood test and the result was very…

0 166  2 Comments on Monday 11 December 2023: So far, so good…
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Monday 11 December 2023: So far, so good…

Before I finished work on Thursday, and while the poet was at his last band practice of the year, I worked on this week’s diary instead of leaving it until…

0 278  3 Comments on Friday 8 December 2023: Forgive me while I work things out
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Friday 8 December 2023: Forgive me while I work things out

The last two jobs I did on Tuesday were rearranging a lot of my files on the laptop into something that’s hopefully a bit more streamlined, and starting today’s blog…

0 148  4 Comments on Thursday 7 December 2023: Failed!
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Thursday 7 December 2023: Failed!

Well, that didn’t work very well. Despite working on yesterday’s blog post offline, WordPress wouldn’t let me start today’s post offline. Which kind of defeats the object of not going…

0 168  2 Comments on Wednesday 6 December 2023: Getting organised?
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Wednesday 6 December 2023: Getting organised?

Tuesday started well with me reading another chapter in The Organised Writer. I read a chapter before bedtime the night before too. Key advice this time is to not check social…

0 160  2 Comments on Tuesday 5 December 2023: Best laid plans of mice and men…
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Tuesday 5 December 2023: Best laid plans of mice and men…

The rest of Friday was great. I can’t remember precisely how the rest of Friday went, but that has to be good, right? Ah yes, I remember… I did some…

0 192  2 Comments on Monday 4 December 2023: New planning process
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Monday 4 December 2023: New planning process

I had to step away from both the blog and the planning work on Thursday and get on with some work. The blog was nudging 2,000 words and getting far…

0 226  4 Comments on Friday 1 December 2023: The month ahead
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Friday 1 December 2023: The month ahead

Well, this is a long one. I’d make a drink and pull up a chair if I were you… The dog waited until about 6:30am to wake me up yesterday,…

0 154  4 Comments on Thursday 30 November 2023: November wrap-up
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Thursday 30 November 2023: November wrap-up

After another disturbed night (thanks to the dog – twice I had to stand on that freezing cold step wrapped in a blanket), I still managed to get up on…

0 184  3 Comments on Wednesday 29 November 2023: The year has flown
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Wednesday 29 November 2023: The year has flown

And just like that, November was almost over. It’s my November wrap-up post tomorrow, so this is the last post before the December run. I can’t believe how quickly the…

0 215  4 Comments on Tuesday 28 November 2023: Onwards and upwards…
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Tuesday 28 November 2023: Onwards and upwards…

I had such good intentions yesterday. But as with the best laid plans, I think you know what’s coming next… The poet got off to a good start. He didn’t…

0 207  4 Comments on Monday 27 November 2023: A slow start
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Monday 27 November 2023: A slow start

Running late today, so hopefully a quick one to catch up with. Friday was busy. I started the day with some editing. I didn’t have any writing workshops to watch,…

0 189  2 Comments on Friday 24 November 2023: A Very Good Day
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Friday 24 November 2023: A Very Good Day

It doesn’t take a lot to make me happy in the greater scheme of things, and yesterday was no exception. Yesterday was a Very Good Day. I used to work…

0 185  4 Comments on Thursday 23 November 2023: Just call me Mrs Angry…
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Thursday 23 November 2023: Just call me Mrs Angry…

I finished reading the so-called cosy mystery on Tuesday evening and wasn’t overly impressed. It read more like a travelogue than a novel and the first death, from the title,…

0 90  2 Comments on Wednesday 22 November 2023: Immersing myself in science fiction
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Wednesday 22 November 2023: Immersing myself in science fiction

The hedgehog returned on Tuesday night. I still thought it looked a bit small, so I asked the poet for his opinion, and he assured me that it’s a fully…

0 199  2 Comments on Tuesday 21 November 2023: Fair start to the week
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Tuesday 21 November 2023: Fair start to the week

I had a fair start to the week. I was up late, again. It’s taking us both some time to stop being so tired all the time. We need to…

0 226  2 Comments on Monday 20 November 2023: A week of people ahead
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Monday 20 November 2023: A week of people ahead

So, we had our weekend off. I didn’t have any work to do and the poet didn’t have any gigs. We didn’t have any visiting planned. We didn’t spend any…

0 141  4 Comments on Friday 17 November 2023: Another day off!
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Friday 17 November 2023: Another day off!

I was up early yesterday to take the dog to the vet, expecting to be in and out in a few minutes. But when I got there they said I…

0 227  4 Comments on Thursday 16 November 2023: In touch with writing, again
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Thursday 16 November 2023: In touch with writing, again

On Tuesday afternoon, I closed down the laptop and moved to the living room, taking my notebooks with me. I’m delighted to report that I managed to do quite a…

0 107  4 Comments on Wednesday 15 November 2023: Late with everything
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Wednesday 15 November 2023: Late with everything

By the time yesterday morning arrived, the storm was well and truly blown out, although the south of the country was still being battered by rain. I didn’t bother going…

0 167  2 Comments on Tuesday 14 November 2023: Full of cold again
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Tuesday 14 November 2023: Full of cold again

We both had a very late start yesterday. I’m full of cold again, the poet seems to be just getting it. Oh, how we like to share things in our…

0 197  2 Comments on Monday 13 November 2023: Wills n things
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Monday 13 November 2023: Wills n things

The poet was back from his almost-week-long business trip (yay!), but he had his usual Friday morning meetings via Teams, so I had to find something to do that (a)…

0 144  5 Comments on Friday 10 November 2023: Housekeeping
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Friday 10 November 2023: Housekeeping

The dog got his own back on me yesterday morning. He woke me up at 4am to go out. Standing on the doorstep in just your nightie at this time…

0 124  2 Comments on Thursday 9 November 2023: More technical woes
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Thursday 9 November 2023: More technical woes

Toothache kept me awake for much of Tuesday night while I continued to um and ah about renewing my membership to that writing academy. In the end, I opted for…

0 219  2 Comments on Wednesday 8 November 2023: An executive decision
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Wednesday 8 November 2023: An executive decision

The day started yesterday a bit later than it needed to due to me sleeping in a bit. The dog had woke me up early again, asking to go out…

0 84  2 Comments on Tuesday 7 November 2023: Too much ‘people’
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Tuesday 7 November 2023: Too much ‘people’

The last week was far too busy for me, with way too many people in it. It started a week ago last Saturday with a trip to the vet. On…

0 240  3 Comments on Monday 6 November 2023: The month ahead
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Monday 6 November 2023: The month ahead

Okay, I’m a bit late with the ‘hello November’ thing, so I’ll just go straight in and do it. Proper catch up from tomorrow! Hello November I’ve been working hard…

0 179  2 Comments on Thursday 2 November 2023: I slept like a baby
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Thursday 2 November 2023: I slept like a baby

The plan for November will be prepared just as soon as I’ve shifted that nasty edit. I just wanted to hit base and say thanks to everyone who sent me…