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30 Day Writing Challenge – Day 8

dsc_00552282574373208556273.jpgDay 8 – Five Items That You Lust After

Nice easy one for today but enjoyable to write nonetheless! Continue reading “30 Day Writing Challenge – Day 8”

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30 Day Writing Challenge – Day 7

Day 7 – Your Opinion On Your Body & How Comfortable You Are With It

I like this one because it is a challenge to write about. I feel like accepting of our bodies is something that a lot of us deal with and I am definitely among those who struggle to love it.

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30 Day Writing Challenge – Day 6

Day 6 – Things you want to say to your ex

I’m not too excited about this one given where I am in life it seems like a rather unnecessary feat but a challenge is a challenge. I suppose anyone who knew a much younger me will know who this is aimed towards, but the effect will be the same for any reader. A lot of issues I now deal with in my adult life stem from the hell I put myself through when I was younger and this is actually something that was suggested to me by my counselor a while ago. I guess now I have the chance to do it. Let’s make it like a letter, because how else would you do this?

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30 Day Writing Challenge – Day 5


Day 5 – The Reason You Love Books

I tweaked this one a bit to suit. The prompt was originally “a book you love” and that’s just such a loaded question, being a bibliophile, and I could spend forever trying to pick something just to use for the prompt (which I 100% do not have time for). So this works better for its purposes.

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30 Day Writing Challenge – Day 3


Day 3 – 10 things that make you happy

Today hasn’t been a great day so I’m pleased about this challenge because I need it. I need to think about the little things that make everything worth it.

  1. Beautiful books and bookshelves; nothing is quite so satisfying as some beautiful books well presented on some lovely hardwood bookshelves. It’s one of the best parts of being in a bookshop because even if you’re not in to get something, you can always appreciate being surrounded by such comforts. Barnes & Nobles leather-bound classics will always have a special place in my heart.
  2.  Happy people; not smug people but genuinely happy people. I love seeing people wandering about, getting on with their day but who also take that extra effort to remember to smile and share a nice word with another person. The world needs so much more of that. It’s so refreshing to know that the world isn’t always so dark, that there is good in places if you know where to look.
  3. Neatly coloured in mosaics; it’s such great way to destress yourself. Get some nice fine-tipped pens, some Johanna Basford colouring sheets and a quiet space. My project each year is to colour in the Johanna Basford calendars, which have a colouring sheet for each day of the year. One year I’ll manage to complete a whole set. Continue reading “30 Day Writing Challenge – Day 3”
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30 Day Writing Challenge – Day 2


Day 2 – Write About Something You Feel Strongly About

Y’know when you put these things so bluntly, they are actually rather hard to think about suitable answers. My brain goes off in such strange direction sometimes that is sometimes hard to keep up with what I’m focused on. But okay, okay, serious stuff;

  1. Clean energy and recycling; it’s the 21st century, why are these such difficult concepts to grasp? Recycling, for me, is a no-brainer. I don’t even have to think about it because it’s a fundamental part of my life now as it should be for us all. We waste a finite resource (the keyword here being ‘finite’) so why don’t we reuse it? I’ve worked in enough places to have an idea of how much paper, packaging and food we have the capacity to waste and it makes me ill. Imagine the impact we could make if we made more of an effort with recycling. An extra few minutes out of our life each day… Imagine what we could do. Clean energy is another. Being in Aberdeen and seeing them build the new offshore wind farm with Vattenfall is so exciting. We have so many amazing opportunities for clean, renewable energy and we are slowly branching into these areas and switching from fossil fuels. Google the Hornsea project. (Amazing) Continue reading “30 Day Writing Challenge – Day 2”