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    Want to start a blog?

    I’m sure you’ve already read at least a thousand other ‘How To Start a Blog’ posts and are wondering why you should bother with reading mine? Let me tell you a little secret, I’ve been blogging for nearly seven years and know a thing or three about this subject. Plus I’ll tell it how it really is. Where to start? If you are looking to start a blog to earn money or review cool new things then I’ve got something to tell you. This isn’t the reason to start a blog. Do you have a passion for writing, have a burning desire to share your knowledge about a subject or…

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    Boost your writing

    For as long as I can remember I have wanted to be a writer. It hasn’t always been something I have actively persued, I left it at the back of my mind until I stumbled into blogging six years ago. Since then, I have been writing almost daily, in many different areas and exploring different styles to boost my writing.   You see, if you want to boost your writing, there really is only one way that you can do this, by writing daily. It doesn’t matter what you write, all you have to do to start is to put pen to paper. Don’t worry about what you are writing, just write.…

  • Life

    Day off

    Sometimes you just need a day off. A day were you sit and chill. A day where you just do nothing. I had one of those days yesterday. It felt good. It also gave me time to take stock. Regroup. Realise that I need to take control rather than letting life rule. Also, I need to stop and think. Think about my actions before I act. Sometimes a cuddle rather than a raised voice is what is needed. Stepping back and seeing the situation for what it is. Living in the here and now. Being present.

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    Life

    Even with trying to slow things down life still manages to get in the way. All of my words seem to have been used up over the last two weeks on assignments, hence no posts for a while. Instead of leaving this place, my sanctuary, feeling lonely any longer I thought I’d share some snapshots from life over the last week. Have a great Saturday x

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    Perspective

            Winter The season of slowing down, taking stock and appreciating. Of wrapping up, snuggling down and enjoying the days we can get outside. Planning for the year ahead. Yesterday was a beautiful winter’s day. With the kids off for half term, it has been a juggle but we’ve tried to make the most of the time I’m not a university. Spend some quality time with each of my three individually. My little man and I took a walk across the fields yesterday, slowly, taking the time to see the world through his eyes, spotting the small things; fungi on a log, the rings of a fresh…

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    Attic

    Once you were able to see across the valley, all the way to the sea, from the attic room. The light in here made it the perfect place to write, sew and draw. Many hours were spent up here in solitude, a little place away from the hustle and bustle of family life, a place to contemplate and create. Now it’s just a room for storing toys, empty boxes and lost memories. You only come up the wooden stairs when you’re looking for something or to discard more memories that no longer fit into your life. The room has changed, time has changed it. Rather than replacing the coloured glass…