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    When There Are No Words

    In the early hours of last Friday morning, our seven year old grandson, Harley, lost his battle against the cancer he had been fighting for the past 19 months. He was brave and beautiful, our very own super-hero. He had been through so much including a liver transplant. He was always smiling, he was loving and affectionate. Harley has a little sister called Lila. She is five. The two of them were very close, and although she doesn’t really understand things at the moment, she knows her Mummy and Daddy are very sad. My daughter and son-in-law are beside themselves with grief, which is, of course, to be expected. Because…

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    This is what procrastination looks like

    What follows is the end result!   Oh my goodness I am professionally procrastinating today. I had loads of things I wanted to talk about. I’ve got two half-written blog posts, one more in basic planning mode, and yet no matter how hard I’ve tried today, I can’t get anything done. I went out in my newly renovated garden this morning with all good intentions.  I love my new garden, it is amazing.  I even have my own space right at the top.  A little square where I can turn my power chair easily.  In the afternoon it is nice and shady, so I can sit there and write in…

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    Does a good morning routine make you a better blogger?

    And does it contribute to being successful? I’ve just read an article written by a successful blogger interviewing other successful bloggers about their morning routine and how it contributes to their productivity during the day. In every single one of the six interviews I read, no matter when they woke up, no matter what time of the morning, be it 5 a.m. or 9, their first task was writing. Journaling was the most popular thing, setting out goals for the day, reflecting and thinking. Clearly none of these bloggers have children, bar one, who said she had a 5 year old. She writes before the child wakes. I have to…

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    A note to my followers

    And a request for your help I need to test my new site and whether you are finding it. I would be so sorry to lose you. So, could you please make a comment here if you can see it. My new link to my self-hosted WordPress site is https://bellesdays.com I would be so grateful if you could test this out for me. I have had some broken links and those horrible 404 messages. I know you all live busy lives and please only do this if you have time. This week has sure been a steep learning curve. Self-hosting is a whole new ball game. But I am excited…

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    I’ve changed everything here

    And it’s really hard work Just a short post today my friends. Since my last post I have been moving my blog to WordPress.org and setting up my own self-hosted blog site. It really is hard work especially for a non-techie like me. As a result my page looks a bit strange. I think it’s going to be a while before it’s fully ready. That image of winter in the header can go for a start, Summer is hopefully round the corner, even if the lockdown means we can only look at it out of the window! If anybody has any tips on making this process any easier please share…