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0 168  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,…

0 140  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…

0 206  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 –…

0 215  2 Comments on Tuesday 19 March 2024: Busy weekend
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Tuesday 19 March 2024: Busy weekend

Because I didn’t finish all of my work on Friday, I already knew I’d be working at the weekend. Saturday First thing Saturday we also had to take the dog…

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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…

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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…

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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,…

0 134  2 Comments on Tuesday 23 January 2024: Full steam ahead
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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…

0 97  4 Comments on Monday 22 January 2024: Proper weekend
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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…

0 102  2 Comments on Tuesday 9 January 2024: The office is done
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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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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…

0 132  2 Comments on Friday 29 December 2023: The bit in the middle
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Friday 29 December 2023: The bit in the middle

Did you have a lovely Christmas? Ours was very relaxed. We didn’t do any baking, but of course the poet still cooked us a rather splendid Christmas dinner. We had…

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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…

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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…

0 108  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 79  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…

0 128  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,…

0 108  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…

0 115  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 65  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 85  4 Comments on Tuesday 24 October 2023: I finished something!
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Tuesday 24 October 2023: I finished something!

Yay! I actually finished something. Just over a week ago I had a job request land in my in box. My first instinct was to say ‘sorry, I’m full’, but…

0 182  4 Comments on Friday 13 October 2023: Friday the 13th! 😱
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Friday 13 October 2023: Friday the 13th! 😱

  I don’t actually mind Friday the 13th at all. To me, it’s nothing special. It’s just another day. I know people who fear it and I know someone who…

0 76  2 Comments on Monday 9 October 2023: a new week
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Monday 9 October 2023: a new week

I spent a lot of time on Friday revisiting my workload and my diary. I’ve been filling my days with so much stuff, I’ve not been starting all of it,…

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Friday 6 October 2023: The weekend already…

So the weekend has crept up on me again and I’ve hardly done any of the things I hoped to do this week. I did manage to compose and send…

0 58  2 Comments on Tuesday 19 September 2023: A new gadget!
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Tuesday 19 September 2023: A new gadget!

I spent much of the weekend trying to focus on what work needs doing when. I spent a lot of time last week learning how to publish a magazine in…

0 123  2 Comments on Tuesday 5 September 2023: A slow start
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Tuesday 5 September 2023: A slow start

I had so many good intentions but when I woke up on Monday I was still really, really tired. On Saturday night I went to bed on drugs as it…

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Monday 17 July 2023: I wrote a ghost story

Friday My body woke me up at 4am on Friday morning, complaining about the chocolate Munchies I’d had the night before. The dog woke me up at 5am, wanting to…

0 77  2 Comments on Wednesday 5 July 2023: Cranking up the machine
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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…

0 120  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…

0 120  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…

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Diary of a Tiger: w/c Fri 13 May

Chapter 19: Week commencing Friday 13 May Friday I was so busy on Friday I didn’t even realise it was Friday the 13th. The first job I got out of…

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Diary of a Tiger: w/c Fri 15 April

Chapter 15: Week commencing Friday 15 April Friday It was Good Friday on Friday and, because I’d done all of my work, for the first time in ages I had…

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NaNoWriMo 2021 Days 26 – 30

With me falling quite a way behind, I finally managed to crack on with some NaNo, hopefully in time to rescue the situation. On Friday, Day 26, I had just…