Friday 25 October 2013

Celebrate The Small Things - End October Where is the Year Going edition

Greetings! Time for another Celebrate The Small Things!

I have no idea where the year is going off to, speeding along like a road where most of it's in the rear view mirror. Time passes quickly these days. Anyway, here we are at Celebrate The Small Things, which is a quite simple blog hop: Sign up on linky, post Small Things you wish to celebrate (anything) and hop around and celebrate with others.

I have had one of those weeks. You know: busy job, late tube, migraine, broken freezer. Nothing serious but 
A Series Of Grumbly Events (a future book title maybe). 

So I need to Celebrate The Small Things. Like for example:

  • Yummy Fish N Chip Takeaway the day the freezer broke
  • Bumping into my friend on the tube on Tube Delay Day
  • Migraine does not have such an 'upside' but the boyfriend did take good care of me
  • It's Friday so the weekend and 2 days rest - HURRAH!

How about you? What celebrations?

Here's the linky:

Friday 18 October 2013

Celebrate The Small Things - 18 Oct


Where has the week gone? In a blur of work and busy for me, but here we are Celebrating The Small Things again ;)

I did another wee tidy of the list so please do just check I didn't accidentally delete you if you are still joining in, and add yourself if I did!

This week I am celebrating:

- Visiting a wee Border Terrier puppy! He was v. cute ;) Just learning all his sit, stay etc.

-Cups of tea on a cold chilly day.

- Wrapping up warm under a blanket

- Fluffy socks. I love big fluffy socks!

How about you?

Friday 11 October 2013

Celebrate The Small Things - 11 October

Greetings and here we are Celebrating on a Friday ;) How is everyone?

The rules are simple: Sign up on the linky, post Celebrations no matter how small, and hop around and celebrate! :)

My celebrations for the week:

  • It's FRIDAY which means the weekend!
  • Am going to see my friend and meeting her new puppy tomorrow which will be nice!
  • Made it twice to the gym which isn't too bad considering the work week I've had. Discovering how important music is to a workout!
  • Over using exclamation marks today clearly! 

What are you celebrating?

Here's the linky:

Thursday 3 October 2013

Celebrate The Small Things - 4 Oct

Greetings all and it's Celebrate the Small Things time! 

Celebrate The Small Things is really quite simple. Post what you are celebrating this week, however small, sign up on the linky (you need only do this once -  not every week), and hop and celebrate with others!

Thank you to everyone for your kind words to my post last week, and apologies again I wasn't able to hop around. I'm also aiming to do a list tidy in the next week or so, so apologies if there are a few links which need to come off.

I'm celebrating...

  • Going to the 100th birthday and seeing the card from the Queen! My boyfriend's Grandpa had a successful 100th birthday. How amazing to reach such an age.
  • Having a nice break away from work and clearing away cobwebs.
  • My mum unexpectedly being in London and being able to briefly see her.
  • Orphan Black. Am SO enjoying that show (am on ep 3 over here).
  • SNACKS. What's the day like without them?

What are you celebrating this week? What's your TOP SNACK?

Here's the sign up linky:

Wednesday 2 October 2013

Insecure Writers Support Group - 2 Oct: Enjoyment

We all write because we love it, that goes without saying - or does it? It's so easy to get caught up in *feeling insecure about it*. In worrying about word counts achieved and rejections to query letters received. In angsting because that chapter isn't coming out right, or because we aren't sure what path to take, publishing wise.

However, we do it because we love it. Don't we? And yes, with that comes wanting to feel that the scene is the best that it can be and that the characters are being done justice and that the paper matches what's in your head. That the story might be able to 'get out there' and be enjoyed by others and how long will it take you to get there etc etc.

I went to a 100th birthday party this week. The man in question spoke about how he started painting at school, and it's a hobby which carried him his entire life. He's sold paintings and had them displayed, but it has mostly been an interest - a LOVE. He is lucky enough to be fit enough that 2 weeks ago (at 99 and 50 weeks old) he was finishing a painting. I was awed by that, and humbled.

Dammit we may not all live to 100 and be fit enough, but the point of a hobby that lasts your lifetime and that you still get enjoyment from is a key one. I hope that I'm still making up stories in my head and inventing characters throughout my life. I hope I never lose that love.

So let's not be insecure about it. Let's remember that we love it, first and foremost.