Monthly Archives: August 2010

Novel Word Count

At the start of August I resolved to write 1000 words per day of my novel. So here is the reckoning. I should have 31,000 words by the end of today. I’m not being pedantic about this. I’m handwriting in … Continue reading

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Bank Holiday DIY

What’s a bank holiday without a large helping of DIY? Today we’ve been putting up curtain poles. Sorry about the dark photo, but the sun is shining today and the flash on my poor little camera can’t compensate! Our old … Continue reading

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Hello Saturdays are supposed to be family fun day. Today was family not really fun day. We went shopping, and we have been to Focus, B&Q, Wickes and Dulux Trade Store (you can tell we’ve got lots of DIY to … Continue reading

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That Ten Minute Thing

Here’s the front garden again. I know, from this angle it doesn’t look hugely different, but you’ll have to believe me there’s a massive difference. The rosebushes which had completely taken over and grown through each other are now nicely … Continue reading

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Today I ran out of stamps, so I popped into a little newsagent. ‘Do you sell stamps here?’ I asked. ‘Sorry, we don’t have any at the moment.’ he replied, ‘We get them in occasionally, but they just go!’ The … Continue reading

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Ten Minute Gardening

At the start of August I decided to garden for ten minutes a day, come rain or shine. Today that resolution had its first real test. OK, I got a bit damp on a couple of other days, and the … Continue reading

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Red Flower Cross Stitch

I used to run an online shop called Stitchcrafter. I sold cross stitch and tapestry kits and all sorts of related bits and pieces. The only problem with running this shop (apart from not making any money) was not having … Continue reading

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