• 2016,  memes,  Thursday Thirteen,  Uncategorized

    Thirteen Things I’d Like To Do This Year

    I’m linking up today with Thursday 13 which I think was one of the first ever big memes on the Internet.  I used to post to it every week when it first started (in 2006 or maybe 2005) and I’ve dipped in and out of it ever since.  It’s one I love but I often lose momentum with.  Which is ridiculous because it’s super easy – just post a list of 13 things and then share the URL of your post in the linky which is currently hosted here Here is my list of 13 things I’d like to do this year Have a go at decopatch At least once…

  • 2013,  books and reading,  memes,  Thursday Thirteen,  Uncategorized

    Thursday Thirteen

    Long, long, long time since I’ve done one of these Thursday Thirteen entries or even any sort of meme. But I just fancied it and given that it’s Thursday and T13 always was my favourite meme I figured why the hell not?! Thirteen Books I’m Looking Forward To Reading Dear Thing by Julie Cohen Empire of The Sun by J.G. Ballard The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins The Wish List by Jane Costello Love, Anthony by Lisa Genova The Night Rainbow by Claire King 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami Villette by Charlotte Brontë The Longest Holiday by Paige Toon The Painted Bridge by Wendy Wallace Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy Something…

  • 2012,  memes,  Thursday Thirteen,  Uncategorized

    >Thursday Thirteen #1

    >OK so it’s not my first ever Thursday Thirteen but I’ve not done one in forever (maybe not at all last year) so I’m calling it #1. Thirteen Things I Hope To Do In 2012 1. Lots of writing. Fiction mostly but I’d like to give poetry another shot too.2. Lose a little weight. I have a lot to lose but I’d like to do it slowly as I think it’s more likely to stay off.3. Swim. I really miss swimming regularly.4. Go to the seaside. I’ve not been by the sea for a couple of years which is a huge shame.5. Meet up with uni friends in Birmingham. We…

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    >Thursday Thirteen – To Do List Version

    >Thirteen Things I’d Like or Need To Do Today Get my hair cut Go to the supermarket Finish reading Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency by Douglas Adams (half read about 120 pages left) Finish reading Sexing The Cherry by Jeanette Winterson (60 pages left) Get lunch from my favourite coffee shop to bring home A couple of loads of washing Fix the mistake in my knitting and do a chunk more Watch Australia on DVD so I can take it back tomorrow Make Spanish chicken for tea probably with pasta Look for my proof of DLA Part of an ongoing project I can’t blog about (definitely a need NOT want) Use my…

  • a review of...,  me me me,  memes,  Uncategorized

    >A Review of 2009 in Survey Form

    > This is a bit of a New Year/December tradition for me and this is the sixth year running I’ve done this meme. As a side note, I started doing this on Monday and have only just finished it. The event mentioned as happening “tomorrow” was our day out on Tuesday (which I just blogged about in my previous entry) and I think probably will remain stuck in my head. 1. What did you do in 2009 that you’d never done before? Probably the biggest thing was getting rid of the carers – I’d been thinking about it but then there was a major to do with the agency (which…

  • memes,  Uncategorized

    >Opening Lines in 2009

    >I’ll probably be blogging a lot over the next few days so brace yourselves. I love this first lines meme and couldn’t resist sharing it here. I went back to my old blog to get the earlier months ones – it’s interesting reading back. January – I’ve signed up to do NaBloPoMo this month. February – My first project for Thing a Day 2009 – new images and design for my Twitter Feed (FunkyFairy22) I am also planned that one day I will do a new layout on my blog as a thing. March – Just in case you were wondering: April – I got my wheelchair batteries replaced today.…

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    >A Review of 2008 in Survey Form

    >For the 5th Year Running: –  A Review of 2008 in Survey Form 1. What did you do in 2008 that you’d never done before? Sailed competitively.  Took a creative writing course 2. Did you keep your new years’ resolutions, and will you make more for next year? Honestly I can’t remember.  If I made any I suspect they were to complete more of my 101 in 1001 (which I did) and to lose weight (fail!).  I may make more. 3. Did anyone close to you give birth? No   4. Did anyone close to you die? No! (you have no idea how pleased I am with that answer, having…

  • memes,  sailing,  Uncategorized

    >Thursday Thirteen: The Sailing Edition

    > Thirteen Reasons I Love Sailing 1 Going wherever I want without my wheelchair 2 And doing so under my own steam 3 The wind on my face blowing my hair everywhere, into my eyes etc. 4 The speed 5 The power 6 The Way the boat rocks down and up and down and up in the water 7 Pushing myself to do more, try harder 8 The point in time when its really really good but also kinda scary 9 The people I have met because of it 10 Sitting on the water watching as the sun gets lower and lower in the sky  and the sky gets prettier…

  • hopes and dreams,  memes,  memories,  Uncategorized

    >A Review of 2007 In Survey Form

    > A Review of 2007 In Survey Form   1. What did you do in 2007 that you’d never done before? Got a tattoo. Learned to knit. Helped to run training for new people at work. Saw Daniel Radcliffe naked.   2. Did you keep your new years’ resolutions, and will you make more for next year? I had goals I was working towards – some I met and others I’m still working on.  Still others were unsuccessful.  I will set new goals for next year as I do frequently – reevaluating my life and situation.     3. Did anyone close to you give birth? No   4. Did…