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Archives for January 2016

Where has my writing mojo gone?

I'm glad I didn't make any new year's resolutions, because I would have been bitterly disappointed by now and it's not even the end of January. Work on my novel has come to a standstill whilst I work out where it's going and it seems this has triggered a fiction drought. It's like my brain won't ... READ the POST

Golf lessons for children – finding confidence and making sporting achievements

My middle daughter isn't very sporty. She's not as bad as she thinks she is, but she doesn't enjoy it, particularly team sports. Last term, she played netball for the first time (as Goal Keeper) and although learned to tolerate it, she could take it or leave it really. This term it's hockey and I ... READ the POST

10-minute Free-Write Challenge: The Memory of a Physical Injury

Pain, once subsided, is soon forgotten. You might talk about how painful something was, but you don't truly remember the exact feeling you had at the time you were experiencing it do you? I had an accident coming up to 12 years ago this summer. I was 11 weeks pregnant at the time. The fall caused ... READ the POST

On creature comforts and learning to cope with a new environment

  This is our puppy's favourite position, curled up on someone's lap, snoring like a trouper. If we take him anywhere outside of the home, he's a quaking, nervous wreck. I appreciate that everything is new and big and scary when you're a tiny puppy, but I was under the assumption that you ... READ the POST

10-minute Free-Write Challenge: The Kindness of Strangers

Have you ever fainted? I saw it happen many times at secondary school - usually in assemblies when someone would keel over. It was quite comical, though not really, as it can be dangerous for the poor person who has actually unknowingly fallen over. Although I often felt faint, I never blacked ... READ the POST

On new responsibilities and getting back into the routine

I'm watching his every move, looking for signs. Does he need the toilet? A nap? Has he slept too long? I worry about leaving him. Will he be ok if I go out of the room for a moment? Will he sleep through the night? Getting ready to go out anywhere seems to take an age. Have we got everything? ... READ the POST

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