Hello 2015: One word

Hello 2015 : one word

And so the page turns on a new chapter for us all. Don't you love that collective rush of energy and hope that the turn of the year brings? I make it a rule to thoughtfully leave the old year behind, smooth a fresh page ready to fill with dreams that have every opportunity of coming true, regardless of past performance. There's a brand, shiny ...

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Weekend Rewind LI | The blogging edition

I'm coming at you live from Problogger, an event I'm finding equal parts inspiring and overwhelming. That's the trouble with blogging - it's as big as the world!  Which is one of the reasons why we've decided to make this week's Rewind a blogging edition. Link up a post you've written (any time) about blogging. How to blog, why you blog, when ...

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{why i write}

There's a little meme doing the rounds of bloggers and my mate Tessa from Down That Little Lane flagged me to go next. "Why I write" is one of those ponderings that has both a long answer and a short answer. Part of me feels like coming over all Orwellian and giving you a (beautifully written, of course) 2,000 word essay on this very topic. ...

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Weekend Rewind XXIV: Do more of the stuff that makes you happy

I'm loving joining up with Life, Love and Hiccups to host the Rewind. Are you loving the new bloggers we're meeting too? It's really given me a new spark for blogging - every now and then I foolishly start to think that blogging is about the writing, when really it's about the reading. Always has been.It's been a funny little week for me. I've ...

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Hello 2014: One word

Welcome 2014, we've been expecting you...The turning of a new year fires me up every time. I am a firm believer in a new year sparking a brand new beginning. A chance. What we do with that chance is completely up to us - do we bother to do anything with it at all?So many of us begin the year with solid intentions, a list a mile long of all the ...

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The Christmas To Do List

Are you knee-deep in Christmas yet? I am, but only on Pinterest where I've been exploding Christmas love for at least a month. In real life, I've yet to do a darn thing except string up the Advent calendar and decorate the tree. Soon, soon I will get my Christmas groove on.Here are just some of the things that are on my Christmas to-do list:1. ...

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Weekend Rewind XIX: Replaying your fave post of the week

I blogged three times this week. It's a miracle! Did you meet Toula? Her hair is a miracle. And getting Cappers to the concert on time in the heavy rain and pouring traffic was also, you bet, a miracle.Must have been a good week!This week Problogger's "Ultimate guide to leaving comments on blogs" has got me thinking all about comments. See, ...

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Weekend Rewind XIII: Replaying your fave post of the week

Hello froggers. A confession this week: last week I read all of three posts linked up to the Rewind. Yikes! Between the holiday time out, the preparations for Capper's party on the weekend, being on the judging panel for the Creative and Home category for Voices of 2013 (big yays to The Red Thread, Her Library ...

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Weekend Rewind: Replaying your fave post each week

Call me practical (or call me, maybe?), but I quite like the idea of a handy weekly guide to the best posts out there in blogland. Story posts, crafty posts, opinion posts, parenty posts, travelling posts, foodie posts, styling posts, homey posts - I love 'em all. Even 'what I wore' posts.So, here's the thing, every Friday at 4pm the Weekend Rewind ...

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Tomorrow is a brand new linky

Last week I handed over the Grateful reins to the extra-special Kylie at Octavia and Vicky.Grateful and me were a good little unit. Three years, like clockwork, every week, a grateful or even three. You know what, I'll always be grateful and I'll always record that gratitude. You notice things better when you write them down. At least, I do.It ...

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