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Getting to Know Prose

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After staring at a blank piece of paper for hours on end I finally produced ‘Defeated’. It didn’t come easy as I’m still trying to adapt to the style of prose but I was so much happier with the finished product in comparison to ‘Don’t Judge Me’. I think it flows with ease and captures the imagination leaving people to think about what happened to make her feel the way she feels. I have recently found inspiration in the poetry blogs of others who have made me understand prose a little better.

One of my first prose attempts ┬áentitled ‘Garden of Decay’ now features in the February 2013 issue of the online magazine ‘Full of Crow’ which you can view HERE. Looking back on it, I don’t think I did it enough justice but it was a big confidence boost to have it accepted. It has led me to believe in myself a little more and have some faith in my creations.

I have been meaning to edit my ‘ABOUT’ page for quite a while now so that’s what I’m going to do by the end of today. I first wrote this page when I started my blog over a year ago, so it’s looking a little dated and not very insightful. Apart from that I shall be reading more poetry blogs and thinking about my next poem.

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31 Day Gratitude Experiment – Week 2

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Here’s my second installment of the ’31 Day Gratitude Experiment’

Day 6

I am grateful for:

  • Being able to enjoy my own company.
  • Having full vision to be able to appreciate amazing images and art.
  • Being a geek and not a sheep (I’d hate to be a follower).
  • The strength and will power that I possess.
  • Having ambition and drive.

Day 7

I am grateful for:

  • A nice cup of tea to wake me up in the morning
  • Having passion for everything I do.
  • My sense of humour.
  • Having people who care about me.
  • People that take an interest in what I do/say.

Day 8

I am grateful for:

  • The opportunity to appreciate beautiful creatures.
  • The sun’s brief appearance today.
  • The banter with work colleagues that gets me though the day.
  • Being happily single.
  • The opportunity to offer advice.

Day 9

I am grateful for:

  • Being given one extra days holiday added onto what I normally have at work for this year ­čÖé
  • Being able to hold a tune (I love to sing around the house).
  • The time and inspiration to blog.
  • The opportunity to read others blogs and get an insight into others lives.
  • The respect and understanding of everyone’s differences.

Day 10

I am grateful for:

  • appreciating some peace and quiet during a busy day.
  • Being able to look at things from a different perspective.
  • everyone that stops to read my blog posts.
  • That chocolate bar I’d forgotten I had.
  • Being indoors in the warm on a cold day.

Day 11

I am grateful for:

  • The kind invites I get from friends to join them at various social events.
  • Having an influence on so many small lives.
  • The bond I have with my customers.
  • Appreciating the beautiful flowers that a lady sells outside my work place.
  • The ability to read and write.

Day 12

I am grateful for:

  • The response I got from a blogger who received my supportive message.
  • the yummy Chinese takeaway I treat myself to on occasions.
  • My sense of taste.
  • My sense of smell to enable me to appreciate the scent of food and my Yankee Candle wax tarts.
  • sitting in on a cold night watching t.v with the parents.

Day 13

I am grateful for:

  • Realising what I should be grateful for.
  • Those lazy relaxing Sundays.
  • The moon and the stars and how pretty they are to look at
  • ┬áThe products I use that help keep me clean and well-groomed e.g. Shampoo, shower gel ect.
  • having patience.

My 2012 Highlights

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2012 has been yet another great year for me overall and I’m extremely grateful for that. I have had great fun with many good friends along the way. I have managed to do a little travelling with Spain and Barcelona being my main holiday this year which included lots of great excursions. Disneyland Paris was somewhere I’ve always wanted to go and it certainly made me feel like a kid again… everyone needs a little magic in their lives. My long weekend to Devon was a welcomed break from the norm and left me feeling refreshed.

I attended three fantastic conventions with this year being my first experience of conventions too. Bitten 3 weekend, the Entertainment Media show and the London Film and Comic con all had some brilliant guests. Other highlights included seeing Michael McIntyre at the o2, The Harry Potter studio tour and the amazing annual West End Live which I will no doubt be at again next year.

Obviously my brother’s wedding has to be one of the biggest highlights of this year. It was a lovely occasion and one that I will remember for a long time to come. Meeting the coolest couple on YouTube Charles and Ali Trippy at the Contiki meetup in London with my niece was exciting and I hope to meet more of the YouTubers that I watch next year. Seeing one of my favourite bands Evanescence was long-awaited and I’m pleased to say that I have actually finally seen them live.

I tried my hand at poetry and really enjoyed it so I plan to submit more poetry into any online magazines that will accept them and see where I get. I completely failed on my other blogs for reviews and art but I’ve decided to just add everything I do to this blog in the future. Oh, and that book I bought back in January is still unfinished… what am I like!

To Pinterest or not to Pinterest

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It all began with MySpace back in the day, it was fun, it was exciting, and then it changed, went downhill and everyone lost interest. It currently has an incredible amount of abandoned profiles, in fact I recently deleted two accounts because I hadn’t been on there for 3 years after trying to unsuccessfully revive my interest for the network. Then there was Facebook and we all hailed the genius that is Mark Zuckerberg. It was great, people were finding long-lost friends and family and all was good in the world of social networking. But as the years pass the novelty is wearing off… I mean who wants to know if someone has just eaten Perry Perry chicken for dinner or just popped to the shops for some sugar! ┬áThen you get a friend request from someone you hardly knew at school who made your life a living hell while you were there. Facebook is a bizarre place. It was the last straw for me when they made the last lot of changes, I really don’t see why it’s so necessary to keep making all these changes… if it’s not broken, don’t fix it.

Then along came twitter… a place where you send out short paragraphs on a regular basis read by strangers with the meaningless drivel that you usually put in a Facebook status. So now even more people can read what you’re having for dinner or what time you’re going to bed. Twitter was recently trending R.I.P Facebook to which tweeters were concerned that all the idiots from facebook would convert to twitter. But I’m sure they were there already.

Now we have a new social networking site (as if we haven’t got enough already) in the format of an on-line pin board called Pinterest. From what I can gather the whole idea is that you post pictures that you find on-line that takes your interest to share with others who then comment on them. I heard on the news the other day that there may be an issue of copyright involved with using the pictures on google etc which is completely understandable. Posting Images that you haven’t obtained permission to use is something that Facebook has tried to deter in the past although people still do it. I personally think that Pinterest is a nice idea but it’s completely pointless. Isn’t that what we already do in blogs or reposting pictures on Facebook and twitter? It just looks like someone else is trying to cash in on a new site in hope that they could have the same success Mark Zuckerberg had. I may possibly pass on this one.

Happy New Year

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It was a quiet evening for me as I celebrated the new year with the parents and had a drink or two as we sat in-front of the T.V. And that’s exactly how I like it. Some people may think that’s boring but I’m really not one for big parties. I’ve been out on a few previous New Years Eve’s before and its never been that brilliant… something has always gone wrong! Personally I think its far too over rated. It’s refreshing to wake up on new years day without a raging hang over and now I’m getting older it seem’s as though I appreciate my creature comforts much more than I used to. I’ve got a feeling that this is going to be a good year though and for those of you who actually read my blogs, I wish you a happy, healthy and successful 2012.