Wednesday, 17 September 2014


Writing Bubble

Last week was hectic, my diary was full. The first three days of the week I had appointments which meant no writing time. On the plus side I had planned to write something for The Prompt and Prose4T.

At the hairdressers, while surrounded by chatting women, I wrote two poems. With my notebook (paper not virtual) an dpen I wrote the words that were in my head. I planned to type them into the computer later. Unfortunately that's when the tech-gods decided to stiff me with a malfuctioning iMac. The rest of the week whizzed by in a blur.

Monday, 15 September 2014

The Near-Death iMac Experience

Safari (not responding)

For the last few days I've been plagued by technical issues. I haven't written anything since Tuesday, I've missed some of my favourite linkys and I've been stressed. All down to the iMac being near death.

On Thursday morning, after going for my walk, I sat in front of the iMac and tried to refresh my tabs in Safari. I waited a moment but when nothing happened I tried quitting Safari. Again nothing happened. My iMac just froze.

I called the hubby and he came to investigate. After lots of key presses and mouse-clicks the iMac refused to respond; we had to force a shut down.

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

How's the Book Going?

Writing Bubble

Last Friday when I took part in the 'Word of the Week' linky I was pleased with myself. I'd had a good week organising the house and planned to get a new desk to make working easier. The kids were back at school and I was enjoying the peace and quiet by sorting things out. But my good mood was about to be crushed.

This morning I went for a walk with a couple of friends and one of them asked me that dreaded question:

Friday, 5 September 2014


The Reading Residence

In our house we have two spare rooms, one downstairs and one upstairs. Both of these rooms were filled with junk over the years; old toys that I couldn’t throw away, old clothes that the boys had grown out of and old shoes (who knows why).

We started a clear-out a couple of weeks ago and filled the car with bin bags full of junk. It took three trips to the local recycling centre to empty both rooms. I can see the carpet in there now!

The start of this week I spent my time making sure uniforms were washed, ironed and ready. I got winter coats out as the weather turned and had new school bags and lunch boxes ready for the start of school.