Tuesday, 3 March 2015

Planning, Blogging and now... Writing

After trying out a writing exercise I feel like this past week has flown by. I've written lots but not on the novel.

Muddled Manuscript

It's been mainly blog posts and there's lots of ideas whizzing around my head for new posts. Planning sheets scatter my desk, my planner is stuffed with more and my diary is filling up. In one respect this is a good thing, I've never been this organised before. But on the other hand it means there's no time for the novel, I can't even spare half-an-hour.

Saying that though I realise I can spare it, I just don't want to. This week my priority has been the blog, I enjoy writing posts and finding new things to write about. Funnily enough today is the first day I've felt like writing the novel. So you know what, that's exactly what I'm going to do.

I'm signing off - only a short post this week. The timer will be set and writing will get done.

Monday, 2 March 2015

Slim Down Portion Sizes

Last week my tip was 'believe in yourself' but once you do you have to get down to business and take action. The next step should be examining your portion sizes.

Morgan's Milieu | Slim Down Portion Sizes: Lose weight easily

11st 1.3lbs

Ignite Your Inspiration

As a writer I often get asked how I get my inspiration and today I thought I'd tell you.

But not here...

I'm guest blogging over at Welcome to My Circus today so if you'd like to learn a little more about how I get inspired, and how you can ignite your inspiration please head over there. Lysa has a new guest blogger series called The Sideshow and I am the third guest blogger. People who have gone before me are Sunshine Dad with his post Goodness Snakes Alive and Janice Wald and her post How to Use Pinterest to Boost your Blog Traffic. Please take a look at both their posts and while you're there maybe take a minute to follow them on social media.

And don't forget to check out Lysa's blog too, the lovely blogger who is hosting this series, her Blonde Problems are always entertaining!

Sunday, 1 March 2015

What I Read Jan-Feb Roundup

I have read so much over the last couple of months and I wanted to do a roundup of my favourites from each week of What I Read. 

Morgan's Milieu | What I Read Jan-Feb Roundup: posts from Stressy Mummy, Mummy Tries and Mama_andmore

In week 1 I was touched by Benjamin Brooks-Dutton's post called Tell Them and Annie Spratt wrote a great post about blogging for the love of it, not doing what other's think you should. Please head over to her blog and read Shake it Off. Week 2 brought us a post by Honest Mum that I have bookmarked and refer to whenever I doubt myself. Be Who You Want To Be is a truly inspiring post and if you haven't read it yet, you should. Also in week 2 was Just Do It by Aimee Horton, I think week 2 was a week for inspiring posts because this one had me nodding along too!

Friday, 27 February 2015

Own Cinderella's Glass Slippers!

When I was a little girl and first watched the Disney movie Cinderella I dreamed of wearing that beautiful blue gown. I fantasised about owning my very own glass slippers and meeting my handsome Prince.

Morgan's Milieu | Cinderella's Glass Slippers for me? Yes please!

I did meet my Prince, I don't think I've ever worn a blue gown and as for the glass slipper, well that was just a pipe dream.

Or was it?

Thursday, 26 February 2015

How to Entertain School-Aged Boys

With two boys, 5 years between them, it is hard to keep them entertained but when those boys are opposite personalities, it becomes almost impossible.

Let me explain...

Yes, BP is outside but we're on holiday.
This is Big Prince (the one in the green hat, not the one holding the donut), he's 10 years old and likes to watch TV, play games and draw. He's the type who enjoys being indoors. He's not very sociable and likes his quiet time.