Do You Rule Your Habits or Do They Rule You? – National Novel Writing Month

Well, NaNoWriMo is just around the corner and I'm nervous and excited in equal measure! Last year was my first "NaNoWriMo" and I achieved the 50,000-word target. This year I will be doing things differently.

Living joyfully: Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows

I love how the English language works - it's rules and inconsistencies, it's rhythms and cadences. I love that it's a hodge-podge of words "borrowed" from other languages and how new words are constantly added to it. John Koenig makes up his own words to help us express our unarticulated feelings. Read more...

Living joyfully: Alive and kicking

Today I had one of those days where you start reading something on the web, then you click on a link and you read something else. It turned out to be a music ramble... I thought I might share what I found out as part of a Weekend Coffee Share. So grab your fav beverage and join … Continue reading Living joyfully: Alive and kicking

Living joyfully

So a few weeks ago I had an epiphany about joy in my life. I want to tell that story, but another time. But as a result of the epiphany, I decided that rather than fighting it or waiting for some arbitrary time in the future for my life to be joyous and/or happy, I could … Continue reading Living joyfully

One Word Sunday: Blinding

It's ages since I did this challenge! I don't often manage to post in time for many of the daily challenges, but today, I not only have a photo, but I'm also in time - yay! This is for One Word Sunday and this week's theme is monochrome. It thought I'd share a shot I … Continue reading One Word Sunday: Blinding

I don’t need to do that anymore

Whilst having lunch with a friend from Australia, I apologised for not eating the tomatoes in my salsa. She remarked, "you know, you don't need to do that anymore". "What do you mean?", I asked, laughing. "Apologise for not wanting to eat something." "I’m 60. I don’t need to do that anymore” She went on … Continue reading I don’t need to do that anymore