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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…

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    What my Blog means to me

    It’s all about community It’s a bad MS day today – aches and pains, tired and depressed blah blah! I can’t tell if it’s stress at the current situation we’re all in or just a normal day in the life of an MSer. It is all very depressing. I miss my family, my friends and even the noise outside. It’s not normal. I feel incredibly selfish writing this, there are so many people in a much worse situation than me. But I am so so tired. I hate having to write what I’ve just written because it’s not like me. But are any of us really like ourselves just now?…

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    How To Get Something Positive from Isolation

    It doesn’t have to be too difficult I suppose isolation for me is not so different from my every day, as I don’t get out much anyway, at least not in the Winter. I cannot tolerate the cold. The very word ‘winter’ makes me feel cold. The only real difference is that I cannot see my family. My daughters came to have a coffee last week – they sat on garden chairs they had brought with them in the garden and we stayed in the kitchen! We managed and it was nice. I’ve spoken to my 5 year old grandson through a window! He’s finding it a bit hard to…