Tag Archive | writing

How Blogging Can Brighten Your Day

So I have just spent the last few hours catching up on all of the blogs I’m following, leaving comments here and there and generally taking in all of the posts I have missed over the last few months.

I can honestly say that I actually feel really good after reading them. There is something so satisfying about reading other blog posts and taking an interest that I didn’t even realise I had missed. So I am definitely going to take time out each day to just sit and have a read.

I forgot how much I missed this kind of interaction. I feel as though I actually know some of you on a personal level just through blogging even though I have never actually met you. Continue reading

“Because I do…”

It’s not that I don’t miss writing; because I do.
It’s not that I don’t miss blogging; because I do.
It’s not that I don’t miss reading other blogs; because I do.

Well, this feels weird. This is the first time I have turned my laptop on to write in what feels like months… Wait, it actually is months.

I miss writing and blogging like crazy. You’re probably thinking, “well why did you stop then?”, but the reason for that is that life just got in the way.

I now have a full time job – 6 days a week – which I absolutely love. I am so thankful for the opportunity to actually be in a job that I adore and right now I wouldn’t have it any other way.

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I’m Back – Get To Know Me Tag

Hey Everyone!!

Yes, it’s me – I’m back. As many of you know, I have taken time off blogging. Since moving home from university I seem to have lost a lot of motivation for various reasons.

I have missed blogging and you guys so much, but I just couldn’t seem to face it for the last month or so. I am determined to get back into regular blogging again though, so I thought I would do a tag post today in order to ease myself back into it.

I hope to find you all well, and I look forward to catching up with you and your blogs again! 🙂

The tag I am going to do today is – “Get To Know Me’ Tag: 21 Questions. I am not actually sure where this tag originated from, as I just Googled different tags I could do, and this one looked like a great one to ease myself back in.

So, let’s get started!


 

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Sorry for my Silence..

I feel really bad for not posting the last couple of days, and I feel even worse that I just sat down to write and it just wasn’t happening.

It’s my last couple of weeks living independently in university now, which is pretty scary. I’m going to be moving back in with my parents. I love being home, but I do love my independence as well. I’m definitely going to miss living in the middle of the city with my friends, but perhaps some TLC from home will help me decide what to do with my life from here!

At the moment I have been splitting my time between packing and catching up with friends before we all go our separate ways, which is why I haven’t posted yesterday or today.

For some reason, I sat down to write this evening and nothing was coming to me. Which is why I have decided to write this post to explain my silence! Sometimes, if you force yourself to write something, that’s when it just won’t happen, which was my problem today.

I even feel as though I’m really rambling on this post, so I’m going to end it here! Hopefully I will wake up tomorrow and feel more inspired to write 🙂

Hope you are all well 🙂 ❤

The Handwriting Tag!

Today I am taking part in something a bit different – The Handwriting Tag!

I first saw this tag on ‘Katie’s View’ blog and I loved the idea so I decided to do it myself. You can see Katie’s answers here!

 

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‘Fangirl’ by Rainbow Rowell: Book Review

Cath and Wren are identical twins and have always done absolutely everything together. However, when they leave home to start university, that all changes. Wren wants to have more freedom away from Cath and wants to go off and have fun getting drunk, going to parties and meeting boys. Cath on the other hand, isn’t sure she is ready for that huge change yet so keeps herself buried in her fanfiction world that she writes, whilst feeling Wren slip away from her more and more.

Cath spends her days trying to avoid other people on the campus (including the gorgeous Levi who always seems to be hanging out in her room with her flatmate), writing fan fiction which she is extremely passionate about and worrying about her Dad who is all alone now that Wren and Cath have flown the nest. Now that Wren has distanced herself, how is Cath going to cope with life? Can Cath leave her fan fiction world behind and open up to new experiences and new people?FANGIRL_CoverDec2012-725x1075

I had heard so many good things about this book over the last month or so, that I was desperate to give it a go. When I first read what it was about, I was quite excited. I thought it sounded like such a fantastic book and ever so different to those that I have read before.

The relationship between Cath and Wren was very up and down. I felt very sorry for Cath when Wren decided that she didn’t want to share a room with her anymore and basically found a new partner in crime – her new roommate. It felt as though Wren was being spiteful as she knew that Cath was very shy and found it difficult to make friends, yet she seemed to shut Cath out more and more. I found this whole relationship so interesting to read. I have a sister myself, and although we have never shared a room or been completely inseparable, I would find it very difficult if she shut me out and got on with her life, totally forgetting about me. Therefore, I can understand that this situation was 10x worse for Cath so I really sympathised with her. Continue reading

‘The Guestbook’ by Holly Martin: Book Review

Wow… where do I even begin?!

Welcome to Willow Cottage…

Young widow and landlady, Annie Butterworth, lives next door to Willow Cottage and is always on hand to help out and provide guests with anything they need, whether it is tea or just a friendly chat. Guests of Willow Cottage are encouraged to write about their stay in The Guestbook which Annie has left in the cottage. The Guestbook is not only used by the guests staying, but also as a way of communication with Annie. This book provides entries from a huge range of different guests throughout, including Annie herself and the famous writer, Oliver Black, – Although to Annie, he is just plain old Olly… Her first kiss.Holly

What a beautiful book. The moment I entered Willow Cottage, I fell in love with it!

The story is told entirely through the cottage Guestbook which was such a fantastic and unique way of writing a novel. Before I began reading the book, I wasn’t sure whether I would enjoy it that much as I thought I may get confused with all of the separate stories by each of the different guests. But boy, was I wrong! I loved it. I was hooked from the very first entry and didn’t want to put it down at all.

I absolutely adored the main character, Annie. Everybody assumed she was this little old lady because of her name, but she was in fact a young, beautiful woman who had a passion for looking after her guests and the cottage. Annie was so likable, and no matter what was happening in her personal life, she always tried to look at the bright side of things and put her guests before herself. Being widowed, Annie had gone through a lot of trauma in her life, however she appeared to be loved by all of the locals around her which was really nice.

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