• 2014,  5 minute blog,  Uncategorized

    Shades of Titanic

    Sailing was rubbish last night and I wish I hadn’t gone. But there were definite shades of Titanic to the evening.  Because by the end of the evening we had someone doing a “king of the world impression” and a boat with a hole in it.  Plus I swear I heard one of the kids who was also on the water singing part of My Heart Will Go On

  • 2014,  5 minute blog,  Self-Care,  Uncategorized

    Self Care Sunday

    Today I’m not putting any pressure on myself with this blog – I’m just taking five minutes to check in and then that’s done. I found this image on facebook but judging by the details on that post Wond3rWoman1 over on instagram gets the h/t for it. Its a dark (wood effect) background with white all caps text which reads Notice: you are hereby allowed to be happy, to love yourself, to realise your worth, to believe in great things and to be treated with love and respect.   As I said I found this over on facebook a few days ago and I immediately thought it would be perfect…

  • 2013,  5 minute blog,  books and reading,  depression,  Uncategorized

    Five Minutes on… Reading

    This is one of a new series of blogs I’m trying where I write for five minutes and then post whatever the result is. I use Write or Die and I’ve the five minutes is up I just finish the thought I’m in the middle of and correct the typos. It’s a form of free writing and I think I like it but this is only the second time I’ve tried it (I didn’t write this explanation in the five minute) I feel a bit like I’m in a reading slump right now. I don’t know why but I’ve been struggling to get into books lately, let alone finish them.…

  • 2013,  5 minute blog,  anaemia,  Uncategorized

    Self-Care Sunday: Resting

    I thought for this weeks self care Sunday blog I’d combine it with my idea of the five minute blog – getting what thoughts I can down in just five minutes and then leaving it. That’s because I’m not sure I have a lot to say, point one and point two I’d like an early ish for me might (which a lot of people wouldn’t consider early I know) so I’m not short on time but not exactly rolling in it either. So how have I been taking care of myself this week? Resting. Mostly getting extra rest. I’ve been pretty tired all week following my very busy and very…

  • 2013,  5 minute blog,  iPad,  Uncategorized,  writing

    Five minutes of writing thoughts

    So I decided to try a new thing. A five minute blog. I often don’t blog because I don’t think I have enough to say or enough time to write properly. So I figured I should stop using that as an excuse and write for just five minutes. What gets written gets written, and what doesn’t doesn’t. And it’s not abig deal. Allegedly. How it turns out in reality I couldn’t tell you. But hopefully it will mean I blog more often and that’s one of the goals I wanted to work on this month. I’m using write or die for ipad to write this, it’s ages since I’ve used…