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Reasons to be cheerful - 5th July 2018

The weather has been so good lately that I've taken to doing a lot of my work in the early morning or late evening, so I've been able to 'rest' (i.e. laze about), during the days. My back garden gets the sun from early morning right through until late afternoon, so there's not a lot to be done out there during the day. I have managed to harvest lots of blackcurrants and I've given my mum and dad some beetroot. The tomatoes and green beans are coming along nicely and I'll have blackberries coming out of my ears in the not too distant future. Still, it's what I wanted when I planted the garden, so I mustn't grumble.

I've been super-busy writing - both for clients and for myself. I'm planning to publish a collection of short stories in October, but in order to do that, I need to write about 35000 more words. It's entirely doable and this month I'm taking part in Camp NaNoWriMo to push myself to get the work done.

It's a year this week since Leo and Harry became part of our family. It seems like they've been here forever, and we can't imagine life without them now.

Harry managed to get stung by a bee earlier in the week, so he was going around for a day with half a fat face, looking very sorry for himself. Thankfully he recovered, but I don't for a minute expect that it'll stop him hunting bees!

And lastly, here's me doing some yoga (although I'm not sure you should do yoga in jeans)

This is the picture my beloved son suggested I should try and take myself... Yeah. No.

R2BC at Mummy from the Heart


  1. You look good doing Yoga. It's nice to see the face behind the writing. When you first joined us on R2BC you were just moving back into your parent's house for a while so I assumed you were a young girl in your early 20s, maybe just back from uni. The over the weeks a not so young son was mentioned so I readjusted my mental picture of you. Anyway, your garden looks lovely and I'm dead impressed with your home grown produce. Have a great weekend. x

    1. Oh wow, early 20's, I'm 50 in October :-) I was moving back to my mum and dad's when my - now ex - husband ran off.

      I love yoga, but sometimes it's really challenging, it's a good job I go with my mum and have a good laugh. xx

  2. Lol, I'd love to see how you'd take your yoga picture yourself! Well done on getting your work done early so you can enjoy the weather. Very sensible. Mich X

    1. I'm going to see if I can take a picture of myself doing it Mich (snort)

  3. I love the way you have sorted your working day around the rest! Nice boat pose you must have a good core.

    1. It's the perfect life for me really, doesn't matter when I write as long as it gets to the client on time :-)


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