Saturday, 23 March 2013

Blame it on the weather man...

One of the advantages of taking a photo a day for a whole year, as I did in 2012, is being able to accurately recall what was happening on any given day in that year, especially when it comes to the weather. There have been numerous reports in the media about how this has been one of the coldest starts to spring in the UK since records began, but did you know that this time last year, the weather actually felt very summery? I do and I have the proof...

Friday March 23rd 2012
Friday March 22nd 2013
Sunday March 25th 2013
Saturday March 23rd 2013
Makes you sick doesn't it? Where the hell has spring got to - she's late!

Thursday, 21 March 2013

And, my theme is...

drum roll please...



It's totally narcissistic of me I know, but there's nothing easier to write about than myself :)

Now, don't think that I'm gonna give you 26 posts about how amazing I am or anything; when I say my theme is me, what I mean is, I am going to be writing about things I love, or hate, how I spend my time and general dribble like that. I hope I can give everyone something to look at when they drop by, no matter what they like, or what they're blogging about.

Wish me luck!

This post has been part of 'The Big Reveal'

Saturday, 9 March 2013

Flower Power

I just bought these gorgeous tulips from my local Aldi - they're only £1.75 per bunch, a total bargain. I think they brighten up my dining table brilliantly! I can't wait until there are more flowers in the gardens - I'm so over winter!!

Wednesday, 6 March 2013

My First IWSG Wednesday

BEWARE: Overly personal blog entry follows.

If you don't know what IWSG Wednesday is, head over to Alex. J. Cavanaugh's blog and he'll explain better than I ever could.

I've known about IWSG Wednesdays for a while but it wasn't until I came across this post that I decided to take part. I can TOTALLY relate to what this writer says about her writing insecurities having their own insecurities. I write for a living, but I rarely show anybody my personal writing. To be honest, I don't do a great deal because I'm paranoid about someone finding it and criticising it to the point that I don't want to do it any more; and I need to want to write!

But, today at lunchtime, I bought a brand new notebook. A notebook I'm going to use solely for writing my personal thoughts and feelings inside. I hope this will make me feel less insecure about my personal writing, after all, I spend seven hours, five days a week writing things for other people and no-one complains or criticises (well, not that often) or tells me I'm crap, so why has my brain decided that I am?!

I also hope that by writing down my thoughts and feelings on a regular basis that I will have more things to blog about. I get ideas every now and then and then I think 'but who wants to read about that?' 'there's bound to be a blog post about that already, and the current one will be much better than anything you can throw together!' so I don't bother. When did this happen to me? I've been working as a writer for over six years now, I studied at university for three years previous to that and I've never once been insecure about my writing so why now? I'm not sure if it's just an age thing, or if it's because I've started looking for another job (and therefore questioning my abilities regarding every prospective job/employer), but why-ever this has happened, I just want it to be over. I need it to be over!

Wow this has turned into a pretty long, personal post, which I'm sure none of you are actually that interested in; I'm sorry!