Friday 25 January 2013

Celebrate the Small Things

Hello Everyone and it's time to Celebrate the Small Things! YAY.

Thank you to everyone who joined in last week and who signed up to join in this week. That is certainly a not small thing I am celebrating. :)

Full instructions including link to the badge are here but in a tasty nutshell: post something to celebrate, hop around and say YAY , WOO, TWIRL to others, feel cheery.

This week I am celebrating:

Starting to get over a bad cold - feeling a bit more human and am sure it'll soon be gone!
Going to my local writing group and feeling encouraged as ever by the company of some awesome writers.
Eating lots of chocolate! : ) (Can't cut it out every week after all.)

I have also spied around some of your blogs and seen these things to celebrate:

Julie's Cover Reveal - how beautiful is that? (And now we're veering into BIG THING to celebrate territory but I wanted to put it in!)
Tara going to an awesome Bookfest - Fun
Jessica going to a local writing group for the first time - YAY so worth it!
Julia not getting chickens - sounds like the right choice for her ;)

In other parts of the blogosphere:
Kyra Lennon and Clare Dugmore both celebrate one year blogaversarys! Not a small thing at all but a BIG THING.

I'm sure I've missed lots of ace celebratory things and apologies if I have.

Have a good weekend everyone!

Here's the list of all the participating blogs - please do visit and congratulate others! I'll be popping round later ;)


  1. Congrats on your successes! Thanks for the link to my blog! <3

  2. Congratulations on your successes, and thank you for the shoutout; much appreciated! :D

  3. I too am celebrating getting over a cold! I would love some chocolate right now!

  4. Glad you've returned to the land of humans!
    I did remember today. Maybe just remembering should've been my little thing...

  5. congratulations! Everything is good but its better when you're healthy.

  6. I like this idea of celebrating the small things...I will join it sometimes...getting over a cold is so good

  7. yay for kicking a cold! and yay for an inperson writing group! wish i could find one!

    chocolate? of course!

  8. Always great to get rid of those stupid colds! And chocolate is a wonderful thing to celebrate!

  9. Thank you for linking to my cover, I so appreciate it! And I'm glad you are feeling better, hope the cold is totally gone soon. This is such a fun idea for a hop, I am looking forward to seeing what everyone else is celebrating this week. Thanks again for hosting it! :)

  10. Awesome idea in celebrating the small things! I'm signed up for a good chunk of blog hops right now so I can't publically celebrate, but I am privately celebrating all the small things that make me smile!

  11. Yay on getting over your cold. I'll join in your small things celebrating next week. Great idea!

  12. YAY chocolate and the cold better go away so you can finish up those edits and get that manuscript to the agent so she can sell it!!! :)

  13. Kyra - no worries, congrats on the one year!

    Clare - no problem at all, tis a thing to celebrate!

    Dani - we WILL defeat those COLDS! WE WILL!

    Alex - remembering is a great thing, I appreciate you joining in.

    Al - indeed healthy is v. important!

    Kim - thank you, you are always welcome.

    Tara - chocolate ALWAYS!

    T. - I am doing to the 'feeling more human' dance of joy!

    Julie - no worries at all and your cover was AWESOME!

    Randi - no problem, thank you so for commenting!

    M.- thank you, you'd be v. welcome!

    J.A. - OMG edits to dooooooooooooooo.

    Thank you everyone for joining in I am now celebrating that!

  14. Congrats on feeling better! It seems everyone has been sick this month. Maybe we're knocking it out of the way and will be well the rest of the year. And kudos on the encouragement. Being part of a group like that is great!

  15. I hope you continue to get over your bad cold! Chocolate helps!

  16. Glad you're starting to feel better! And I'm glad you got jazzed up from your writer's group--it's always such a morale-boost to meet with other authors.

  17. Congratulations on your achievements. Glad you're getting better from your cold, there's so many nasty bugs going round this year. It's fantastic that you were encouraged by your writing group. I wish I had one locally, but luckily I can find a lot of support and advice in the blogosphere. Oh and chocolate should always be celebrated! Thanks for organising the blog hop, it's good fun.

  18. Hurray for chocolate and getting better :)

    Allison (Geek Banter)

  19. Charity - it's that time of year for winter illness isn't it! Here's hoping as you say we're getting it over and done with.

    L.G. - thanks. Chocolate DEFINITELY helps.

    Lara - thank you, I am a bit better. And I love my writers group!

    Anstice - thank you. The blogosphere is v. encouraging!!

    Allison - thank you, both of the better and the chocolate were GOOD THINGS.

  20. Glad you are feeling better. Sorry I didn't get to post for the hop this week but I too have been struggling with illness and daily life. Hopefully will get back into things this week.

  21. Kudos to you for marshaling us for this blog hop! It's a great idea go stop and appreciate our little breaks while we endure heartbreak, setbacks, and waiting for our big breaks. LOVE IT! (And you can never have too much chocolate, esp. if it's of the dark variety.)

  22. Thanks for this wonderful blog hop. And I'm glad you're getting over being sick. Not fun. Writer's groups, on the other hand can be wonderful. Happy you've got one you can thrive in. Chocolate? No comment. :)

  23. Suzanne - gosh no problem, just join in whenever you can! I hope you are feeling better and up & at em this week.

    Kim - you can NEVER have too much chocolate indeed.
    Nancy - I do love my writing group!

    Thank you so for commenting every

  24. Tara, great idea for a blog hop, hope you are feeling better, chocolate is supposted to be good for you, a little bit now and then in moderation. I am looking forward to seeing how inspired you are since visiting the writers group, it is always good to surround yourself with supportive people who share your creative passions. Blessings, Amanda

    Amanda - Realityarts-Creativity
    Art Blog


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