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Easter Wishes

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Easter Bunny

Just wanted to wish all my readers and anyone else who see’s my blog, a very happy Easter whatever you may be doing today. A big thank you goes out to all those who have liked my last couple of posts, I really do appreciate it.

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Blogging Etiquette

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There’s nothing worse than seeing a nasty comment on a new blog post that you may have put a lot of thought and effort into. Fortunately I’ve been blessed with a kind audience that like and leave nice comments on my posts which continuously boosts my blogging confidence. Yes I’ve had one or two negative comments since I started my blog around 16 months ago but that is to be expected. Not everyone is going to agree with you. Some people are not so fortunate.

A friend of mine has experienced a lot of negativity on her blog for a while now and it has effected her deeply, to the point where she doesn’t want to write a new post in fear that she will get some abuse thrown back at her for it. There isn’t anything offensive in her content and it baffles us as to who could be so cruel and really quite personal with their responses.

My motto when replying to people’s posts is to leave a constructive and friendly comment. I’ve always been one to avoid conflict, even online. You may not know the person you are replying to, but think about how your comment is going be perceived by them. If I read something that I don’t agree with I simply don’t leave a comment. That’s probably not how everyone works but as I see it WordPress is here to be enjoyed, not to get angry at.

Breaking My Own Rules

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After much consideration, Today I did something that I wouldn’t normally do. I gave into my rule of not buying big brand named items and bought an iPad 2. The reason why I wouldn’t normally do this is because there is usually an alternative that does the job just as good and doesn’t cost an arm and a leg. I did my research and read reviews but in the end with a little input from friends on Facebook, decided that the iPad 2 would suit my needs the best.

So for the very first time I am writing this post from the chosen device and slowly figuring out how to use WordPress on it. So far I have no idea how to use tags so may have to edit this on my laptop. But the interesting part will be the moment I come to upload photos. I sincerely hope I don’t end up feeling the need to throw it against a wall at any point. My main reason for this purchase is so I can keep my existing audience (and hopefully a few new ones) up to date with my holiday adventures as well as getting with the times :)

If anyone reading this uses WordPress regularly on their iPad then please leave any tips and advise in the comments below.

[Well that was a big fail. I actually created a new top page… had no idea how to do that before but now I do haha! Just had to copy and paste to create this post which is cheating a little. I’ll get used to it eventually I suppose, preferably by the time I go away though].

Where has the Time Gone?

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I can’t believe we are nearly in April already! there just doesn’t seem to be enough hours in a day lately. Shame on me for not dedicating more time to blog but in my defence work has been draining so evening blogging has become a challenge. The weather doesn’t help, which means I’ve not been out and about as much as I would have liked. Luckily events that I have planned for April should help me produce a couple of interesting posts. To be honest, I’ve been dreaming this month away in anticipation of my upcoming holiday at the beginning of May. But have now realised I had better get my arse in gear and begin to plan what remaining bits and bobs I need to get before I go.

I know a lot of people take books away with them on holiday but I’m not a big reader so that was out of the question. I gave it some thought and decided to purchase a couple of poetry books instead. That way I don’t have to stick to one long story that I might get bored with in five minutes. I also wanted something to help inspire me while sitting around the pool. I came across the work of E.J. Stevens and instantly knew that the poems in her two books entitled ‘From the Shadows’ and ‘Shadows of Myth and Legend’ would be my cup of tea and I look forward to reading them.

E.J. Stevens books

Now apart from watching a lot of ‘Supernatural’, last night I finally got to see the Theatre production of ‘Les Miserables’ and loved it. Although I still can’t decide whether I like the film or the stage show the best. I thought Tam Mutu’s Javert was brilliant and all the singing was amazing which you don’t quite get in the film but they do a great job none the less. There’s always something about being in the thick of the action and in front row I certainly had that. I would definitely recommend this award-winning show to anyone who is into musicals.

Speaking of musicals! I actually watched the film ‘Hair Spray’ for the first time last night ( I know it’s old now) and wished I had caught that in the West End while it was there. I found it highly amusing. First thing I noticed on the cover of the DVD was John Travolta’s name but I was disappointed that they hadn’t put a photo of him on there. I soon realised that he was, but his character was a woman so I hadn’t recognised him. I honestly don’t know why it takes me such a long time to see these things. For those of you unfamiliar with this film, here’s a picture of John Travolta as Edna Turnblad 🙂

Edna Turnblad

The Art of Stik

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Stik street artI took this photo the other day while in the West End. It was hiding in one of the back streets on the rear wall of St Giles in the fields church, Bloomsbury. This is the work of popular street artist Stik. If you don’t know him google him and his work 🙂

Happy St Patrick’s Day!

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Happy St Patricks Day

 

Being half Irish, I couldn’t let today pass without wishing all the Irish and those with Irish roots a very happy St Patrick’s day 🙂

An Irish Blessing

A Damp Day in Camden Town

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Photo’s from today’s trip to Camden. You may notice I got a little snap happy 🙂

Shop Fronts

Shop Fronts

Window

Railway bridge

Barge on the lock

Camden Lock

Black headed gull

Lion Statue

Horse Statues

colourful seat

Giant man

horse statue

scary doll

Market

Market

Market

Busker