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The Shortest Day - Or Longest Night

The Shortest Day – Or Longest Night

“At night, when the objective world has slunk back into its cavern and left dreamers to their own, there come inspirations and capabilities impossible at any less magical and quiet hour. No one knows whether or not he is a writer unless he has tried writing at night.”

― H.P. Lovecraft

Productivity for me usually comes knocking just after 11pm when I should have already begun to wind down in…

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Great Expectations

“There were two ways to be happy: improve your reality, or lower your expectations” 
― Jodi Picoult

Expectations… So many of us seem to have them. Whether it is through beliefs imposed on us from childhood, the reckoning of being successful to even expectations in love.

But what are they you ask? Well according to the dictionary expectations are the belief about or (mental pictures of) the…

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The Time Machine

“They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.”
― Andy Warhol

I stood at the back of the warehouse staring at the stupendous machine in front of me. It was hard to believe that this machine though executed magnificently was really going to transport me to the future. Nonetheless here I was about to take the trip of a lifetime…

50 word story in response to…

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What Once Was

“The past is never where you think you left it.”
― Katherine Anne Porter

When I awoke I smiled as I saw who was laying besides me. I tried to hide my rather cheesy grin by pulling the covers back over my head to which he pulled them off and began to tickle me until we were on an all out war under the covers.

It’s funny how I had opted to travel back in time and it was him who I had travelled…

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The Great Pretender

“Man often becomes what he believes himself to be. If I keep on saying to myself that I cannot do a certain thing, it is possible that I may end by really becoming incapable of doing it. On the contrary, if I have the belief that I can do it, I shall surely acquire the capacity to do it even if I may not have it at the beginning.”
― Mahatma Gandhi

When I first thought about what my take on…

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Escape!

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“She felt trapped, but she didn’t have to. The world is wide open and ready, waiting for us to escape this bubble and join it.”
― C.M

Do you ever at times feel like you just want to escape. Escape the doldrums of life and hit the road of expectations where all our desires are met and failure nothing but a distant murmur…

I have.

A lot of the time we get to this point because it’s life’s way of…

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Stuck In A Blogging Rut

Stuck In A Blogging Rut

“Blogging isn’t about publishing as much as you can. It’s about publishing as smart as you can.”
― Jon Morrow

Creating that great post

I’ve come to the realisation that blogging is quite like having another job. Except to begin with you’re not actually getting paid and aren’t as forcibly committed… Well if you don’t have a full-time job like myself that is. This often leads me to feel bad that…

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Not another boy!

Last week I found out that I was having a boy.

I had initially anticipated waiting until the birth to find out the sex of my second child to give myself something to look forward to. But having gone to a previous scan and glimpsing what seemed to be the male anatomy. I resorted to seek confirmation during my 20 week anomaly scan. An yes it was another boy!

Say it ain’t so

For the most part since…

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Against All Odds

Against All Odds

“People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I don’t believe in circumstances. The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and if they can’t find them, make them.” ― George Bernard Shaw

The Bumpy Road

I never elected to be a single parent but unfortunately things happen in life that sometimes we have no control over.…

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Unspoken Word’s With… HER

Unspoken Word’s With… HER

As I entered the room the bright light gleamed in startling me at first but gave off this warm feeling that no other room had given me before which drew me in even more. I listened out for the many disruptions waiting to occur to interrupt this rather special moment.

As I turned around there she was.

I had seen her many times before but not quite like this. As I quickly began to take stock of…

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Pancake day. Hurray

Pancake day. Hurray

I’m not much of a foodie and I never really participated much in pancake day (Shrove Tuesday) growing up. But since becoming a mum and with my son going to school and experiencing making pancakes I pretty much introduced it at home also.

Not every but most pancake day’s me and my son who uber excited make pancakes for breakfast which is great fun and an excellent way to get children involved and…

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Update on ‘May I have a seat please?’ post

Update on ‘May I have a seat please?’ post

As a recap I previously posted about my commuting experience with Transport For London and British Rail whilst almost five months pregnant. For those that never had the opportunity to read my post here is a link to it: May I have a seat please? 

To be frank with you I don’t feel me being pregnant signifies that I have some special entitlement to a seat, again it’s just about common courtesy when…

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Dating a Colleague

Dating a Colleague

The workplace is a common way of meeting someone regardless of whether you set about dating or not. Every day we spend long periods of time with our colleagues and excluding finding someone obviously attractive. We begin to develop an understanding and bond which can then eventually develop into romantic feelings.

Attraction is not a choice

I never envisioned myself dating a colleague. But here…

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The Mouse That Got Away

The Mouse That Got Away

Due to my impending feeling of tiredness I decided to have an early night as I had planned to get up in a few hours to assemble my new bed.

Around 4am I decided to get myself a glass of water my usual routine since becoming pregnant.

As I switched on the light in the kitchen whilst grabbing a glass and heading over to the fridge from the corner of my eye shot a small brown furry mouse literally…

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Creating Silence in a Noisy World

Creating Silence in a Noisy World

We are bombarded daily with noise. There is no escaping it. Whether it is in the workplace, school, place of residence and even via the media. Taking the moment to slow down and to be still and present is so valuable, but so easy to lose.

Many people including myself find the very concept of silence uncomfortable and disquieting.

The trouble with silence is that because we are so use to living in…

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