Friday, 16 August 2013

Sporadic Blogger and Celebrate the Small Things



I've been a bit sporadic with my blogging habits this last week or so! I think it is just that time of year, holidays, family visits and so on dominate and I know it is a similar story for a lot of you. Even though I am officially 'off work' till September there still doesn't seem enough hours in the day and finding any decent writing time is tricky. But I have managed a little so I am not too worried, sometimes other things have to come first. I expect my schedule to continue in this vain until the begininng of September so if I disappear offline for a bit don't worry, I'll be back! I'll try and get my WRiTE CLUB votes in as it nears the end of the first round. Interesting competition with some tough bouts this year. Still time to sign up to vote.

Before I check out of the blogosphere for a while here is this weeks post for the weekly 'Celebrate the small things' hop hosted by Viklit over at Scribblings of an Aspiring Author. Thanks Vikki.


I won a book in Nancy LaRonda Johnsons' giveaway
I caught up with some more friends I haven't seen in ages
My elderly cat, who has been poorly, is seeming a little better
I've been helping daughter No.2 draft her 'Personal Statement' to accompany her university application. It's an exercise in creative writing skills and editing but I think we are getting somewhere with it now!
Her AS level results yesterday were brilliant - 3xAs and 1xB. So pleased for her
I'm also looking ahead to later in the week when we are going away for a family break

Well that seems like a few good reasons to celebrate!
 Have a great weekend.

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  1. Congrats on your daughters exam results. You must be really proud of her doing so well and I'm sure she'll do even better at university.
    Yes, this time of the year can be busy due to holidays etc, so I hope you have a wonderful family break and come back all refreshed and relaxed. Glad the cat is also feeling better. You do have a lot to celebrate :)

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    1. Thank you, a rest is much need after what has been a hectic and emotional year.

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  2. That is awesome about your daughter. I understand the sporadic blogging I am bad about it myself.

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  3. Congratulations to your daughter, fantastic results! I still shudder when I think of 'personal statements'.

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  4. Congratulations on your daughter's results! Have a wonderful weekend and a great week ahead :)

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  5. Sometimes it seems the more time we have the less we get done.

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    1. Annalisa - Thank you.

      Bames - Hope your weekend is fun.

      Patsy - Exactly!

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  6. Congratulations to your daughter!
    It's sporadic for a lot of people. I've been enjoying my two days a week. It will be odd to go back to three in September. Well, next month is going to be unusual for a lot of reasons!

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  7. Congrats to your daughter! And have fun on your getaway.

    I think we're all a little sporadic. We're just happy you're staying away for good reasons.

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    1. As I say I think it is that busy time of year. Hope your summer is going well.

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  8. My blogging's all over the place, so I've often wondered how you find the time to keep up your regular posts AS WELL as always leaving words of encouragement on everyone else's blogs AS WELL as having a job and family. So - frankly - I find it reassuring that it isn't always as effortless as you make it seem. (Although this does put paid to my pet theory that you are in fact a cyborg!)

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    1. A cyborg, now that's an interesting idea! I'm like a swan, graceful on the surface, paddling for dear life beneath! Hope the summer fun is going well for you and the family :)

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  9. Those are great results, congratulations to your daughter! Personal statements are very difficult to write, I spent a long time on mine and I hated it.

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  10. Congratulations to your daughter for her phenomenal scores! And I'm sure you're doing a fantastic job with her personal statement. Glad you had time to visit with friends. Always love to hear what's happening at your house.

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    1. Tannk you Deanie, you are always most welcome :)

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  11. Congratulations to your daughter, excellent results!
    I must admit I've noticed my blog watching isn't taking so long atm with holidays. Being stuck immobile the only thing I have been able to do is keep my blog posts coming LOL!
    Suzanne @ Suzannes-Tribe

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    1. I've enjoyed seeing what you guys have been up to :)

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  12. Congrats to your daughter!! How exciting to be applying to universities. I think she's really lucky to have a mom who cares and helps so much. I'm glad your cat is better. Have a great week! :-)

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    1. Hi Lexa and thank you for your kind words. Hope you weekend is a great one too :)

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  13. Thankfully i write 50 posts ahead, or I may be a bit sporadic too. Congrats indeed at your feed

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    1. 50 ahead, wow Pat. I always wondered how you kept on top of all those rhymes.

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  14. Your summer sounds like a carbon copy of mine! I think I'll get far more done in September when I've got less time! Enjoy the rest of the break!

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    1. Weird isn't it Linda! Hope you are having lots of fun.

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  15. Congratulations to your daughter, that's fantastic. And I'm so glad your cat is doing better, it's so hard to see our pets ill.

    Take care and see you when you are back! :)

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  16. Isn't it great when you meet up with old friends? I did this last weekend, and the years rolled back. It was as they I'd seen then last week, rather than 25 years ago.

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    1. I know it is amazing how you can pick up where you left off!

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  17. Congratulations to your daughter for her fabulous results. Glad your cat is doing well. You are forgiven for being sporadic on blogger. Catch up with other things, we will always be there for you online :)

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    1. Thanks Rachna, I can't stay away long I miss my friends online too much!

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  18. This has been a busy family summer for me, too. Sounds like you've had a fabulous and full schedule.

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  19. Hi Suzanne,

    Such busy times for you. Thankfully, it seems your cat is getting better. Fantastic news in regards to your daughter's grades.

    Considering how hectic life can be, a family break will be just the tonic for you.

    A peaceful weekend, Suzanne.

    Gary :)

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    1. I was worried about our cat, we took her to the vet and she had an injection, thankfully she is perkier again. A peaceful weekend to you too Gary, and little Penny of course!

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  20. Hope you enjoy the time with your family!

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  21. I remember writing my personal statement for my college applications. Fun times.

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  22. Enjoy your time off and hope you feel caught up and rested with a little time away.

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  23. Really awesome about your daughter!
    Yay for catching up with friends and have fun during your family break :D

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  24. Enjoy your time off with your family... Summer certainly did FLY. September is only steps away....

    See you soon!

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  25. Thanks everyone, catch you all real soon :)

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  26. Have a wonderful break! Enjoy your friends and family!
    Love that you are working closely with your daughter - best wishes to you both!

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  27. She obviously gets her smarts and her determination from her mum. LOL. Obviously! I hope your weather is better than ours right now. Last week it was too hot, this week it's wet. No happy medium.

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  28. Well done to your daughter, that's ace! Have a great break, that's what summer is for!

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  29. At some point I feel I'll need to take a blogging break, but who knows when that'll happen! It might just well sneak up on me like it seems to be happening to you. :)

    I'm glad you're excited to have received my book. I'm excited too and hope you really enjoy it. Good luck to your kids in their endeavors and hope you have a great family get together. Writer’s Mark

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  30. Congrats to your daughter!

    I wouldn't worry about your sporadic blog posts. After all, I come and go like nausea and I still have people following me :)

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  31. Congratulations on your daughters AS results, and I hope she enjoys University.

    I think we all have blogging breaks now and again, but we're all still here when you come back so it's nothing to worry over :-)

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  32. You must be so proud of your daughter! Fantastic results.

    I'm finding it difficult to find writing time at the moment too, with it being the summer holidays.

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  33. Great and awesome things to celebrate!!
    Enjoy your time away from the blogsphere.

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  34. Congrats on your daughter's results! I did A-levels, so I know how tough AS exams can be. :-)

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  35. Those are good reasons to celebrate. Thanks for sharing. Also, the unicorns on your banner are very cool.

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  36. Winning a book in a giveaway is no joke. I get excited every time!

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  37. Congrats, and there's nothing wrong with being busy. I only post a few times a year nowadays. Nice blog you have here.
    +followed

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  38. All of life is reason enough to celebrate, eh? But it sounds like you had an especially good week. It's so difficult to get back into a pattern or habit after breaking it.

    Oh, and you've been nominated for a blog award.

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  39. oh my, my blogging habits are a pity too!

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  40. Congratulations to your daughter on her amazing results! And to you for being her proud and supportive mother. Can't think of anything better to celebrate than your kids doing well.

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  41. There's nothing wrong with taking a break. Good Luck to your daughter. Have a nice weekend.

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  42. Hope your break allow you time to rest and refresh. Excellent news about your daughter's results too. Enjoy the celebrations. X

    Shah

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