Bits and pieces

20. Feb, 2020

It's a beautiful day, the sky is blue, the air is warm and sweet ... and then it is spoilt by those annoying little things, like the silly twats who leave one word messages or stupid little comments on my web page. While I love to read constructive comments on how I might improve things - because after all ... none of us knows everything - I do get annoyed by the people who leave one word comments like deposits of fly shit here and there. They mean nothing to anyone except themselves, and they're not even funny. They just mean I have to visit my site and remove and block them ... it's a bit like doing housework - I'd rather put my energies into art.

So please, if you feel so inclined to dirty up something ... go somewhere else.

In the meantime, have a great day :-)

17. Feb, 2020

Here it is ... Monday again. The weekends seem to fly by and I always feel I haven't achieved enough. But what does it matter?

It seems that these days everything is designed to rush us from one thing to another. I find this so within one of my hobbies - machine embroidery. One minute the Facebook pages I follow are flooded with Christmas designs, the next Valentines, then before you know it, Easter is in the spotlight. And we wonder why stress is running rampant. We are trying to keep up with all this fast moving stuff?

But what would happen if you took yourself out of the mainstream? What would happen if you didn't mow the grass, or clean your house from top to bottom, or buy that new mattress or take your kids to the newest opening or attraction or movie, or buy some new clothes at the latest sale - or buy that new design file?

On the grand scale of things - nothing. On a smaller scale ... there might be a few tantrums, regrets or meltdowns ... but at the end of the day the world keeps on turning. But you, my friend, have suffered. And it's all for nothing.

This revelation hit me some time back so I took myself out of the fast running stream and started to slow down - stopped putting pressure on myself (see my words there?) The result was quite amazing. I started to feel happier, sleep better (if that was possible in my case) and worrying less (which is such a waste of energy at the best of times) My morning was about assessing the important things - food, drink and shelter. If I had them all, and my bills were paid I was doing okay. The rest is a bonus.

We don't need a new mattress every six months, and we don't save any money by buying one because it's on sale. Same with clothes, cars, amenities, etc. But we do need peace of mind. While we live a physical life we also need to feel good about it.

I'm going to leave this with you. It's something to think about, if nothing else.

In the meantime, have a great day and just *be*.


14. Feb, 2020

Sometimes things seems to move so slowly that one wonders if progress is being made. Well ... apparently it as as I am halfway through my global release process with two books down and two to go. For the next week or so I will be re-editing - for the umpteenth time - The Ring of Curses as that's the next book in the line. After that comes Sword of Stone and I'm back on track with writing. That day will be a good day as I miss the simple writing process.

So ... another weekend rolls around with each day open to many possibilities. I wish them all to be good ... for me, and for you. Enjoy. 

8. Feb, 2020

At the moment I am in the process of updating my global reach with my books. It has been a learning curve along the way, and at times, very frustrating. But steps forward are being made, if only baby ones.

At the root of it all it's because I write; I love writing and anything that takes me away from a story can become a pain. Not saying that this is always the case, but it happens. On completion of updating I hope to put some work into the following tomes. Will there be a publication or two ... who knows. It's all about writing ... off-loading a story that floats about in my head, if only in dribs and drabs.

Merlin's School for Ordinary Children - The Grail and Back Again

365 Moments of Joy

I Wasn't Always Old and Fat

Patience is a Virtue

I leave the rest in the *hands* of your imagination. Have a wonderful weekend. 

7. Feb, 2020

I don't sleep well so it's not unusual for me to be awake at around 4-00am. This morning I lay awake designing some postcards ... something a bit different, but I have been wanting to get the paints and brushes out again. I have stalled with my writing as I'm busy trying to get my global reach sorted. Yet, I know that when I get back into writing I won't know where to start. I have four books on the go - all of a different calibre and genre. It keeps it interesting. Anyway, it's back to it.

Have a great weekend everyone.