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Soul Searching

April 12, 2021

Day 275: April 9, 2021 It is with a slightly heavy heart that I write today’s update but I know it is one that I must write. In all honesty, I have struggled to update the journal over the last few days. Not because of time as such but simply I have done nothing particularly …

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Not So Constructive Today

April 11, 2021

Day 271: April 5, 2021 I started the morning early by catching up on journal posts as I seem to be very behind. Sometimes I am bang on with these posts and update them often during the day. And some days I am useless and just don’t do them at all and then have to …

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Reading, Blogging and Purchasing

April 10, 2021

Day 270: April 4, 2021 Although it’s Easter, we don’t really celebrate it and I still planned on getting all my usual bookish Sunday things done. I have to keep telling myself that this is the last Sunday I will have free to spend the whole day doing these tasks as I’ll be back to …

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A Quiet Easter Saturday

April 9, 2021

Day 269: April 3, 2021 Today was a typical Saturday though slightly quester than normal. I took my Mum our for a walk which was really nice as it gave us time to talk some things over. She’s so much better than she was a few months ago and is up to walking decent distances …

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It’s a Good Friday to Be Lost

April 8, 2021

Day 268: April 2, 2021 It’s Good Friday today. The children are off school and life is slightly calmer but I still woke up early. I was granted an unexpected day off today so I have done lots of relaxing with a book and rewatching Lost. Anyone else watched that? I watched the first two …

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A Foolish Day?

April 7, 2021

Day 267: April 1, 2021 It’s April Fool’s Day but here it was much like any other day. It was the children’s last day at school before the Easter break (anyone else feel like they’ve literally only just gone back anyway?). I started the day with a visit to my chiropractor, which is always a …

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Seeing Things More Clearly

April 6, 2021

Day 266: March 31, 2021 The end of the month and already a quarter of the way through the year. How on earth does that happen? I have ended up writing nothing during March. On one hand I feel like a failure but on the other I know that it has been a really tough …

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Free Stuff and Frustrations

April 5, 2021

Day 265: March 30, 2021 I totally forgot to add to my journal last night that, following a post I saw on Instagram, I signed up to various publishers’ newsletters. It was already late in the evening when I did it, so I literally signed up to a few and then went to bed. Therefore, …

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Homepage Redesign and Thoughts but No Action

April 4, 2021

Day 264: March 29, 2021 I didn’t get a great deal of bookish stuff done today. I did however manage to do a little bit more faffing with my homepage. I am pleased with how it’s looking but did make some changes to backgrounds and whatnot. Think it looks better now and things are in …

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Productive Blogging and Tweaking Day

April 3, 2021

Day 263: March 28, 2021 It’s Sunday again, and the start of British Summer Time so we’ve lost an hour of sleep overnight. It always throws me out when the clocks change and I am more confused about day/date/time than usual. I spent a bit of time with my morning cuppa and the start of …

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A Good Dose of Reading

April 2, 2021

Day 262: March 27, 2021 Saturday, as regular readers will know, is always a day when nothing very bookish gets done. It is usually a day for shopping and somehow the day spins past very quickly indeed and I miss any opportunity for doing anything bookish as my brain thinks this is my day off. …

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Balking at the Word Count

April 1, 2021

Day 261: March 26, 2021 Friday again! Aren’t the weeks spinning by really quickly? I can’t believe it’s almost the end of March. I feel as though I have accomplished nothing during March, especially where the book is concerned. In fact, I don’t think – I know! I have written precisely zero words during March …

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Rediscovering the Reading Mojo

March 31, 2021

Day 260: March 25, 2021 Fortunately there were no health check ups today and I could just get on with my day. However, it was a busy day at work followed by online parents “evening” (at 4pm) for my youngest son. Therefore, again, not a lot bookish was done. However, I am managing to find …

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Seeing Things Differently

March 30, 2021

Day 259: March 24, 2021 After yesterday’s dentist trip, today I went to the opticians. I should have gone last week but because I was so poorly, I had to postpone. It’s the annual contact lens health-check today as well as my two-yearly sight test. It seems as though a lot has changed in the …

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Notes on the Journal

July 30, 2020

The Birth of this Journal This daily journal is my own personal story of how I started as a novice writer, with no author platform and worked to create an online presence for my writing. The …

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