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A historic blog moment (for two reasons)

Yesterday I achieved my 100th follower. Yippee!! (OK, perhaps not earth-shattering for you, but the ground definitely moved a little for me.) The blogger who unwittingly participated in this historic moment is Tazein (thank you Tazein!) who writes an inspirational blog called ‘Transcending Borders’. One of my favourite posts is Be you (if you are always trying to… Continue reading A historic blog moment (for two reasons)

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11 random things you didn’t know about me

This weekend TamrahJo nominated me for a Leibster award. You may remember her from my previous Work that feels like play post. She is a consummate player (in the nicest sense of the word) and her words of support and advice have kept me going on more than one occasion when I felt like giving… Continue reading 11 random things you didn’t know about me

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Holy cow, I’ve won some blog awards (part 2)!

On Wednesday I revealed 7 things you don’t know about me in response to KnitNell’s blog award nomination. Today it’s Sounds Like Orange’s turn. Here are his questions: 1. What inspired you to start blogging? I always wanted to write a blog but was too scared. Who on earth would read it? What the hell… Continue reading Holy cow, I’ve won some blog awards (part 2)!

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Holy cow, I’ve won some blog awards!

I am beyond chuffed – I have been nominated for awards by two different bloggers. Thank you both for brightening up my day (maybe I should get out more but being nominated for these awards produced a mini frenzy of excitement; the kind that makes you do a silly dance…only I would never do that,… Continue reading Holy cow, I’ve won some blog awards!

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Why I decided to keep writing this blog

Funny how tiny decisions can change the course of your life. Last week I glanced at the DVDs by the checkouts in Sainsbury’s and spied Eat Pray Love for the bargain price of £3. I dismissed the notion of buying it (I don’t have much money – why fritter it away on a DVD?). But… Continue reading Why I decided to keep writing this blog

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This is the hardest post I have ever written

I nearly didn’t write this. A few weeks ago I decided to let my blog go and never write another post again. In December 2012 my dad was diagnosed with his second bout of cancer. He fought off bowel cancer 5 years ago. This time it was back and had spread throughout his body. As before, he stoically… Continue reading This is the hardest post I have ever written

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There is no one alive who is you-er than you

Have you noticed I’ve been a bit quiet for the last 2 weeks? Interestingly, after receiving my first rejection letter I haven’t felt much like blogging. In fact, I have considered giving up the blog altogether. It seems like too much to contend with…life…job…writing books…finding an agent…blogging…Almost as if I’m not going to give up… Continue reading There is no one alive who is you-er than you

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What the heck am I doing here?

This is my first ever blog post. I don’t Tweet, I don’t do Facebook and my mobile phone is still the size of a brick. For me to be writing a blog means something is up. Which it is. I’m writing a blog in an attempt to overcome my compulsion to be invisible. To stay under… Continue reading What the heck am I doing here?