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What To Expect When You Are Expecting

Hey guys,

There has been some radio silence on my part recently. I am alive and kicking, just struggling to find the motivation to do anything productive. I’ve been thinking about my blog a lot but can’t find the energy to start writing something. It’s a bit of a slump. I’ve even just been rereading the same books rather than delve into anything new. (As much as I love ACOTAR, I really need to find something else to read!)

It isn’t all miserable, far from it really. There are some exciting times ahead for my fiance and me- our dynamic duo is going to become a trio in May 2019. We are expecting our first baby (a lovely little girl) and we are so in love with a person we have yet to meet. A lot of exciting changes are coming about. Continue reading “What To Expect When You Are Expecting”

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30 Day Writing Challenge – Day 18

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Day 18 – Describe Your First Love and First Kiss (Of Significance)

This could be… interesting. Good prompt and we could probably say a lot on the matter.

I’ve definitely taught myself not to look back in anger. It is my past and we live on regardless of it.

Let’s disregard silly things we do as kids when boys were yucky and I was more interested in rolling down hills and climbing trees.

I was 14 and I was in love. Continue reading “30 Day Writing Challenge – Day 18”

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30 Day Writing Challenge – Day 12

My first writing challenge and I’ve ruined it. I’ve been working the early shift at work and by the time I’m finished I’ve just been so tired and so emotionally done that all I’m doing when I get home is sleep. I managed to wash the car yesterday which is something, at least. So now I’m three days behind. I’ll catch up, I promise.

Day 12 – Your Best Friend

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30 Day Writing Challenge – Day 11

Day 11 – What You Wore Today

Hey guys,

So today was a rare day off work that I didn’t have anything planned. I was thinking of doing so many things but in the end I decided to go and see my younger brother and his girlfriend who live up in Inverness. It was a beautiful day, perfect for a trip to a beautiful part of the Scottish Highlands. My fiancé was working so I headed off myself for what was rocking up to be a relaxing day out.

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30 Day Writing Challenge – Day 9

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Day 9 – Something You Think “What If?” About

This is one I think about quite frequently actually. It doesn’t do good to constantly dwell on a life of ‘ifs’ and ‘buts’ but sometimes it is interesting to think. A big “what if?” for me revolves around my move from Glasgow to Aberdeen four years ago. I spent most of my life in the central belt of Scotland, I went to school there and its where most of my immediate family all stay. When I finished high school, due to a number of difficulties with life and my family, I made the conscious decision to move away for university. Continue reading “30 Day Writing Challenge – Day 9”

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30 Day Writing Challenge – Day 3

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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 1

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So I need to get into the swing of writing things daily again if I ever have any hope of writing a book, my best friend nudged me to my starting point; “Write like you’ve never written before.” I decided a writing challenge will be a fun way to start and will help you all learn a little more about me.
Day 1 – Five Ways to win your heart (Or Five Ways My Fiance managed to)

I had to think about this one more than was probably necessary. I couldn’t decide if I wanted to be serious or not with this one. I decided not to be (well, not too serious at least) and made it a little more suited to my situation. My fiance and I have been together for three and a half years now and we got engaged this year in Berlin. So, five ways my fiance won my heart.

  1. Agree to sit through all three Hobbit movies with me; I suppose it was the first moment I realised that my fiance was the one for me. Anyone that knows me at all knows that I love all things Lord of the Rings, books and movies. So when my fiance went to the midnight showing for The Battle of the Five Armies in the cinema with the first two movies been shown before then I should have known that I had to marry the man. My heart was as good as his. Continue reading “30 Day Writing Challenge – Day 1”