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30-Day Gratitude Challenge – Routines

I'VE fallen behind on the challenge a little - but it seems appropriate to talk about routines when it's my routine falling out of wack that's caused me to fall behind. I'm a stickler for routine. It helps me feel calm and organised - and not panicked. But not everything goes to plan all the… Continue reading 30-Day Gratitude Challenge – Routines

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30-Day Gratitude Challenge – Art

ON day thirteen of the 30-Day Gratitude Challenge, we’re talking about art. I could make this really easy and tell you all about my favourite photographers and why I love photography so much. But why make things easy? So I’m talking about my hair. I love dying my hair - in fact, I must be… Continue reading 30-Day Gratitude Challenge – Art

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30-Day Gratitude Challenge – Wisdom

I WAS thinking about the word Wisdom for Day Twelve of the 30-Day Gratitude Challenge - and all I could think about was wise woman. Hardly surprising given that today's post is all about my mother. Cheesy I know but she is one of the wisest people I know - and I am the woman… Continue reading 30-Day Gratitude Challenge – Wisdom

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30-Day Gratitude Challenge – Gift

LET'S talk about gifts baby! Continuing on my 30-Day Gratitude journey, today is all about the gift of giving (and receiving). And I figured it was especially appropriate given that I have just returned from a glorious wee trip in Verona laden with gifts for my loved ones. Well, I say laden, that's not necessarily… Continue reading 30-Day Gratitude Challenge – Gift

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30-Day Gratitude Challenge – Music (flash fiction)

I'M back! After a nice, well-rested break in Verona, I'm back on this 30-Day Gratitude Challenge and taking stock of the important things in life. Like wine. And pizza. Anyhoo, today's prompt is music and so I decided to do something a little bit different. I've written a wee flash fiction about music and my… Continue reading 30-Day Gratitude Challenge – Music (flash fiction)

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30-Day Gratitude Challenge – Laughter

IT’S all about laughter today - and the winner has to go to my best mate who told me she had read all the Shakespeare plays including “Romeo and Juliet, Twelfth Night and Midsummer Night Murders”. Aye, it’s a popular Shakespeare play that Midsummer Night Murders. 🤦‍♀️ All joking aside, they say laughter is the… Continue reading 30-Day Gratitude Challenge – Laughter

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30-Day Gratitude Challenge – Nature

TODAY’s prompt is nature and all I can think is ‘oh god, it’s so against nature that I’m flying at thousands of feet above the sea and this probably won’t end well’. I’m not a great flyer as you may have guessed. I’m all for the views, the clouds, the arriving in another country part,… Continue reading 30-Day Gratitude Challenge – Nature

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30-Day Gratitude Challenge – Memories

I WAS really struggling with the prompt for memories yesterday. I’m not someone who likes to dwell on the past too much, maybe because I have a few regrets, probably because I like to think I could have done things differently. Hindsight is 20/20, I know. But while the past might be something that’s difficult… Continue reading 30-Day Gratitude Challenge – Memories

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30-Day Gratitude Challenge – Words

STICKS and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me. Today's prompt in the 30-Day Gratitude Challenge is words. And much like Albus Dumbledore once said, "words are in my not-so-humble opinion, our most inexhaustible source of magic". Our words are important because they give us a voice. No matter who you… Continue reading 30-Day Gratitude Challenge – Words

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30-Day Gratitude Challenge – Happiness

TODAY’S prompt is happiness. I’ve been thinking a lot about my own happiness lately, and about what makes me feel well and truly happy. My family, my friends, my boyfriend, it seems like an easy answer. But it’s true that they are the ones that make me happy. I like taking stock of little things.… Continue reading 30-Day Gratitude Challenge – Happiness