Monthly Archives: June 2013

A peaceful award (with a lovely rule)!

I recently received this beautiful award from the lovely Summer over at Inner Peace. I was going to write an acceptance blog but I think Summer describes the award best in her own words…

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I would like to pass this award onto all of you, dear readers, whether you’re a follower who often comments (hello Alice, Christy, Miriam and Subhan), an occasional reader who rarely/never comments (Hi El!), a ‘lurker,’ who reads fairly regularly but doesn’t follow, or someone who never reads blogs but just stumbled upon my page while searching for a picture of a ‘woman running’ (my most popular search term!)…  And anything in between. Thank you all for reading. If you have a blog yourself, feel free to share this award on your page. As Summer says, the only ‘rule’ is that if you pass it on, do so with kind words. So, here are yours, courtesy of Matt Haig (quote taken from The Humans):

“You are more than the sum of your particles. And that is quite a sum.”

and some from me (taken from an old blog post that I think was quite good. Sort of):

“You’re amazing and other people being amazing doesn’t make you any less so. Celebrate their successes and don’t forget to celebrate your own. There is space for all of us to shine.”


All fur coat and no knickers

As in, ‘Oh, don’t listen to her, she’s All fur coat and no knickers, that one.’

Ocelot fur coat by Kürschner, via Wikimedia CommonsLately, I’ve realised, ‘that one,’ is me. If you’re unfamiliar with this saying, it basically means that someone is all talk and no action. Earlier this year, I talked about Giving more, Doing more, and Being more. I have been quietly giving and doing more but being more – well, as I’ve said before, not so much. I’ve also talked about writing. I’ve not talked about my novel that much, but I have talked about it enough that you’d think I’d have got more done.

Perhaps I’m spending too much time talking, and not enough time just getting on with it. So, with this in mind, I have decided to only post one or two blogs each month from now on, so that I can shift my focus to this big project and keep it there. I’m still interested in interviewing more Ordinary People for the series if you’d like to take part/know anyone who would, and I would welcome any guest posts if you’re interested in writing one! I’m especially interested in showcasing guest posts from young writers like Natalie.

Right, now… Please excuse me while I take off this ridiculous fur coat* and get back into my jeans. 😉

* I don’t actually own a fur coat.