Friday, 29 November 2013

Celebrate The Small Things - 29 November edition

Greetings Bloggers and here we are celebrating again! How did that happen?

The rules of CTST if you can call them that, are simple: post celebrations in your blog, sign up on the linky, and hop around and celebrate! The Celebrations can be as small as you like.

For all my American friends: Happy Thanksgiving! It is an appropriate week to be celebrating so mine are all thankful related:

This week I have been thankful for:

  • Friends
  • Pizza
  • Patience
  • The weekend!

How have your celebrations been going this week?

Here's the linky:

Friday, 22 November 2013

Celebrate the Small Things - 22 November

Greetings all and time to Celebrate The Small Things! It is that time of the week when we celebrate what's been happening in our lives, however big or small.

The rules are so simple they are barely rules: Just sign up and celebrate! It's nice to have a wee hop and celebrate with others too.

I have had one of those grumpy weeks where nothing seems to go right, but where I should absolutely celebrate that I'm lucky enough that stressful meetings and late trains and mild bouts of insomnia are the worst of my troubles. So that's what I'm celebrating!

How about you?

Friday, 15 November 2013

Celebrate The Small Things - 15 November

Greetings and welcome to Celebrate The Small Things. It's the 'Crikey how is it the 15th November already' edition ;)

How are you all? I hope you are ready to celebrate! The purpose of this is not complicated, not even a bit. Just post some celebrations in your blog, of whatever size, and sign up on the linky, then celebrate with others by hopping around the list! Just join in celebrating, is the only rule! If you can't join in regularly and don't want to go on the list, then celebrate when you can anyway!

This week I am celebrating:

Going to an interesting lecture about King Lear. It took me back to being a student and really made me want to do this more regularly.
Seeing my friend for a good catch up.
Getting to the weekend at work.
3 gym trips!

How about you? Let me know :)

Here's the linky:

Friday, 8 November 2013

Celebrate the Small Things: 8 November

Greetings all and Happy Friday to you!

We are here to Celebrate The Small Things where the aim is simple: Celebrate whatever happenings of the week you would like, however big or small! Sign up on the linky, and celebrate with others on the linky!

My celebrations are:

  • I officially completed 'Couch to 5k' and ran 5km! Okay I had to use the 5 min warm up as well as the 30 min run, but I'm calling that a win!
  • I have a new gym programme from my gym instructor to help keep up my stamina.
  • I have handed over a difficult project at work to a colleague, which is a relief for me.
  • Something went wrong with dinner and I served my boyfriend COLD PEAS but we had a good laugh about it. I have a record in things going wrong with dinner. It's not as bad as the COLD POTATO incident.
  • It's FRIDAY. Nearly the weekend folks!

How about you and your celebrations?

Here is the linky:

Wednesday, 6 November 2013

IWSG: Feeling Disconnected

Time for another Insecure Writers Support Group, which is a fantastic place to connect with other writers and be reassured you aren't alone in your worries and insecurities. Here is the link for the sign up: behold, shiny new website!

This month I am talking about feeling disconnected. I feel left out at the moment because (gasp) I am not doing Nanowrimo. I think it is a GREAT challenge and I wish I was joining in, but the timing just wasn't right for my projects. I haven't quite settled on a new idea. I need to do some edits on my current MS. The timing wasn't there, and rather than drop where I am and draft something I'm not sure about (which may have worked out well, who knows), I am just not joining in.

As a result I feel pretty much disconnected from the entire writing community, ha ha! The planet is doing Nano it seems with sprints and word count discussions. Which is great of course, that's why Nano is so encouraging.

But I am left feeling a bit, well, left out! Plus my work/life is endlessly busy at the moment so any blogging/tweeting/writing time is all a bit squeezed in, which adds to the feeling.

And Left Out feelings I suppose make going my own way feel a bit of a struggle oh I could just watch TV instead of writing. But that's not the attitude. My Nano time will come another year, and in the meantime I cheer on my fellow writers doing it and join in that way as best I can. So go you with that word sprint! Are you on Nano-track?

Anybody else feel disconnected, for whatever reason?

Friday, 1 November 2013

Celebrate The Small Things - 1 November

Greetings and Salutations 
(movie that's from anyone? ;)) 

How are we all as we hit NOVEMBER? Time to celebrate small again! The rules of Celebrate The Small Things are simple: sign up on the linky, post your celebrations, and hop around and celebrate with others.

Do you see the rules there: SIGN UP ON THE LINKY. Guess who hasn't signed up on the linky (until now?). Yes that's right: ME!!! Ha ha ha! I wasn't on it! I guess because I 'host' it I thought I didn't need to, or it hadn't occurred to me to. For TEN MONTHS. That's a *facepalm* moment.

So I have signed up now. :)

My celebrations for this week are:

  • We had the clocks 'Fall Back' and an extra hour in bed, YAY!
  • I am becoming a godmother to a friend's son - Christening is this weekend. I am quite excited and honoured to have a godson. And star in 'THE GODMOTHER' :)
  • Made it to the gym three times this week - not too bad!
  • Seeing a good friend for yummy Thai - YAY!

How about you?

Here's the linky... with me on it this time!