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1 31  2 Comments on Tuesday 21 May 2024: Busy weekend
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Tuesday 21 May 2024: Busy weekend

Gosh what a busy weekend we had. Saturday We were up early on Saturday because we had a lot to do, and while the poet was getting something out of…

1 79  2 Comments on Friday 17 May 2024: Too many people. Again!
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Friday 17 May 2024: Too many people. Again!

I forgot to add one more thing to my list of things I could do in Durham for the day yesterday. I could have an editing day. I think the…

0 71  2 Comments on Monday 13 May 2024: Another dental appointment!
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Monday 13 May 2024: Another dental appointment!

First job Friday was rejigging the schedule over the next few weeks. I had to move a lot of things down the calendar that I didn’t get around to over…

0 82  2 Comments on Friday 10 May 2024: Halloween in May?
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Friday 10 May 2024: Halloween in May?

The Halloween cosy mystery novella course consists of a lot of prep and background work. Up to yesterday, that’s what I was working on. Watching videos, reading notes, and printing…

0 145  4 Comments on Thursday 9 May 2024: Cosmos? A word…
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Thursday 9 May 2024: Cosmos? A word…

I had a steady day yesterday alternating between study and editing. At the moment I’m throwing everything at the Halloween novella writing course because it cost me money. A lot…

0 156  2 Comments on Friday 26 April 2024: Locked in!
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Friday 26 April 2024: Locked in!

Thursday morning I caught up with reading I IS FOR INNOCENT. I didn’t warm to this one straight away, but I think that’s because I didn’t really like H. However,…

0 178  2 Comments on Wednesday 24 April 2024: The Undercover Project has begun
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Wednesday 24 April 2024: The Undercover Project has begun

The first job on Tuesday morning was to feed the dog, give him his medication, and feed the birds. The birds have been making a bit of a mess, recently….

0 229  2 Comments on Thursday 18 April 2024: And we’re off!
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Thursday 18 April 2024: And we’re off!

There comes a time when one has to step away from the systems, the processes, the planning, and just start work. And that’s what I started to do yesterday. First…

0 198  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…

0 349  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 –…

8 293  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…

7 290  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…

2 194  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…

2 131  2 Comments on Thursday 15 February 2024: I love listening to rain
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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…

0 168  4 Comments on Monday 12 February 2024: Budgeting to faff
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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…

0 163  7 Comments on Thursday 8 February 2024: Snow!
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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,…

0 141  4 Comments on Tuesday 30 January 2024: Too much people, again…
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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…

0 161  2 Comments on Monday 29 January 2024: Other people’s dogs…
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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,…

0 197  6 Comments on Monday 8 January 2024: A constant day
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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,…

0 165  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…

0 123  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…

0 172  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…

0 184  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,…

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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,…

0 186  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…

0 193  4 Comments on Monday 30 October 2023: Improvement all round
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Monday 30 October 2023: Improvement all round

I finished the bibliography work on Friday and I drafted an email in response to the author’s latest email sending yet more material. We’re, like, 4 *working* days away from…

0 174  4 Comments on Friday 27 October 2023: What day off?
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Friday 27 October 2023: What day off?

Today was supposed to be another day off. But because I’ve only been doing half-days this week, I’ll probably squeeze in some more work time. Mostly just so I can…

0 120  4 Comments on Thursday 26 October 2023: Dear Universe… A word, please…
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Thursday 26 October 2023: Dear Universe… A word, please…

Today was supposed to be a day off, but we moved the day off to next Wednesday and now I have to work today. I don’t mind. I need to…

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Friday 22 September 2023: Where’d the week go?

Whoosh! And another week went by, just like that… How can it be Friday already? Well, actually, it’s still Thursday for me as I’m writing this yesterday. Even so… Yesterday…

0 164  2 Comments on Thursday 22 June 2023: Bumbling along
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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…

0 174  7 Comments on Wednesday 21 June 2023: More rain
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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…

0 188  4 Comments on Tuesday 20 June 2023: A thunderstorm at last
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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…