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Tuesday 11 July 2023: A bit behind

The poet was up with the lark on Monday morning because he had a long drive south for a two-day business conference. And he really was driving to the bottom…

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Monday 10 July 2023: Down came the rain

We were both really tired on Thursday night. Probably the previous few weeks catching up on us. I struggled to get up on Friday and was Very Late to my…

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Friday 7 July 2023: 200 words a day

Wednesday didn’t turn out to be one of my better days. I hardly had any sleep Tuesday night and after my emergency run to the vet, I came home and…

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Holly

This is tough. I’m not writing this for sympathy or for loads and loads of comments. I’m writing this so that all the lovely people who cared about Holly disappearing…

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Wednesday 5 July 2023: Cranking up the machine

I was having a slow and leisurely start to Tuesday, until I remembered it was the People’s Friend writing hour on Twitter at 11am. Usually I’m late or in a…

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Tuesday 4 July 2023: Happy Fourth of July!

Happy 4th of July to all of my American friends and readers. Have a super day. Saturday On Saturday morning I hung out some washing, wrote our meal plan for…

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Monday 3 July 2023: The month ahead

What a lovely, sunny, cheerful flower. I think yellow is my favourite colour. Friday I knew Friday would be a busy day as it was the day I had to…

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Friday 30 June 2023: June wrap-up

I was pretty much up with the poet on Thursday morning. He was off on another longish drive to one of his sites, but it was an hour later than…

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Thursday 29 June 2023: Lots of reading

There was one thing I was struggling with on Affinity Publisher that I really wanted to sort out in my head. I couldn’t get the background of my magazine cover…

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Wednesday 28 June 2023: The machine worked but the tech got me

I finished playing with Affinity Publisher on Sunday evening just as Elton John was finishing his set at Glastonbury. I will definitely use Publisher and I have used Affinity Photo…

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Tuesday 27 June 2023: A shiny new toy

Friday was a bit of a lazy day in which I didn’t get through a lot of work, but I did do some things. Like hanging washing on the line,…

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Friday 23 June 2023: A bit worried…

I was starting to get a bit concerned about the Brevo thing. They didn’t respond to my last email. The email they sent before that was threatening to close my…

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Thursday 22 June 2023: Bumbling along

I slept really well on Tuesday night, and so did the dog. Which is probably why I slept so well. I had to wake him up he was in such…

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Wednesday 21 June 2023: More rain

Yesterday began with me checking social media and emails while I had breakfast, and then I went straight into finishing the current book for NetGalley. I really enjoyed this one…

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Tuesday 20 June 2023: A thunderstorm at last

We had thunderstorms forecast for the entire weekend and, naturally, I was keeping a close eye on them all via my app. Saturday On Saturday I wanted to go to…

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Monday 19 June 2023: New bed, new bedding

We had to get up early on Friday because our new bed was coming. I asked if they could give me an idea of what time, and they said any time…

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Friday 16 June 2023: New bed day

I was at my desk on time, having caught up on social media and email over breakfast. I also read another two chapters of the NetGalley book and I shared…

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Thursday 15 June 2023: Long night ahead

The weather is a lot more bearable at the moment, despite the storms never arriving. There’s a cool, fresh breeze and that makes a massive difference inside the house when…

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Wednesday 14 June 2023: I found a writing podcast

I don’t know how I did it. I think a Twitter pal has been taking part in their 200-words-a-day challenge and I followed the link from there, tripped slightly, and…

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Tuesday 13 June 2023: These storms keep missing us

I don’t have a ‘my power board this week’ post this week. This is because it looks exactly the same as it did last week. And it looks exactly the…

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Monday 12 June 2023: Editing, editing, editing

I didn’t work too late into the evening on Thursday and when the poet called to say he was on his way home from band practice, I finished the chapter…

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Friday 9 June 2023: Full steam ahead

I didn’t think I was very hungry on Wednesday at tea time, but the poet made the dinner we should have had on Sunday and I ate it all. All…

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Thursday 8 June 2023: I’m so retro

Here’s how the rest of yesterday panned out. I put on my big girl pants, got in my own darned car, drove to a real, bricks-and-mortar bank, and paid in…

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Wednesday 7 June 2023: Too much red tape

I left everyone dangling on Monday. Here’s how that day went. Monday Monday started with me waking up feeling rough as $h!t. (Excuse my language.) I’d spent most of the…

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Sombre day

I was going to write up how yesterday went for today’s post, but it didn’t seem fitting. So I’m going to save it for later in the week. Today is…

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Monday 5 June 2023: The power board this week

Friday was a fair day, work-wise. The poet had a LOT of meetings in the morning, and a few in the afternoon too. When I realised that I wouldn’t get…

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Friday 2 June 2023: My new power board

I didn’t get around to doing very much at all yesterday. The entire morning was spent responding to the legal team regarding my mom’s probate, which was followed by a…

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Thursday 1 June 2023: The month ahead

I love daisies. They’re my favourite flower. At the weekend, the lawn was covered with patches of the pretty little things. Then the lawn mower came out… Still, they always…

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Wednesday 31 May 2023: Lots of learning

So we were both back at work yesterday after our holiday. The alarm went off on time… and we both ignored it. For at least another hour. Ah well, it’s…

0 118  2 Comments on Tuesday 30 May 2023: Reading and writing mysteries
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Tuesday 30 May 2023: Reading and writing mysteries

The plan was to load up four books to my Kindle for holiday reading while we were away. In the end I finished reading one of them and started to…

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Friday 19 May 2023: Errands day today

It was the cat’s turn to wake me up on Thursday morning. She came into the bedroom at around 4:15am and promptly started to throw up. Then, when she’d finished,…

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Thursday 18 May 2023: New hair for the weekend

The pasta bake made a second meal on Tuesday and the plan was to start the mushroom risotto off first thing Wednesday morning. However, by the time we’d binge-watched Steeltown…

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Wednesday 17 May 2023: Home-made pasta bake

The poet made a cheesy tuna pasta bake that we saw in the latest Slimming World magazine for tea on Monday. The recipe was for six but he thought it would…