Daily Archives: February 4, 2013

One Month of Water in the Fountain!


Today marks the blog being up for a month now. Thanks to all of you who have got involved in AWF. I have had a look at my calendar for February and all the events I need to fit in, including several important birthdays, Valentines day, a mini break and at least 4 submissions, possibly more.

I managed to complete a lot of admin tasks this morning, including phoning up for appointments that I should have booked weeks ago. The result is I have one on valentine’s day, I have to work anyway so not a total loss. And not the craziest thing I’ve done on Feb. 14th. I managed work and now I have just an hour or so before we all go out for a family meal to celebrate the time our American relative has had in Europe before he flies off home. Sad to see him go, it has been great to catch up, I have to thank him for igniting my wanderlust (my bank balance might not!)

Later I will be extremely tired as I have managed the last 2 days on just 4 hour sleeps and it is catching up with me. I will try to push on through and end the day with some writing though. I have about 3 weeks to complete all of the projects and that includes editing time. I need pens between every finger this month!

Enjoy splashing around there is plenty to see, I have recently enjoyed submitting pieces for weekly and daily challenges, I might keep some of the titles in my writing notebook if I don’t have time to write on the go!

Have a great writing week!

Wow, what a wild weekend!


Here we are well into February, I am pleased with what I have managed to squeeze into the past 48+hrs! I have managed to complete many hours of research for various writing projects, as well as lots of blogging and reading in Blogland. I have started to work my way through the 2 A4 pages of February things to check, list in my writing notebook. I have managed to clear out all my emails – 100’s of them, I have signed up for several writing newsletters, I have explored lots of writing websites and completed a few job searches.

I have taken part in Picture it & Write it challenges, creating some new poetry. I worked on my submission for WordPress Weekly and Daily challenges. I have raided several photo albums – hours saving online. I still need to look at the Christmas photographs that my partner told me to check on Friday night. I have ordered his birthday present (just need to make sure of a card), one step ahead of January already!

I have seen my family, including Patrick, who is back from travels in Europe and with us until Tuesday when he begins his homebound journey via a few places. I was entertained by my nephews and spent some time catching up with people I have not seen for a while.

I also managed some High Street chases – some financially positioned and some looking for warm clothes for my next cold venture. On top of all this I HAVE MANAGED to write as well. (So proud!)

I have done all the necessary paperwork for the job. I have written just shy of 2000 words on a new submission this evening. Draft 1 done. (Deadline in just over 3 weeks.)

Have a Fabulous February!


Family Tree – Word and Picture Entry #2




The young girl has a

Dressing up box full of clothes

she wears her mum’s heels.


She dreams of dancing

En pointe one day the same as

Dame Margot Fonteyn.


She has pearls for a

Gift on her twenty first in

a red and gold box.


Lace gloves elongate

Feminine hands and fingers.

A dancing beauty.


The tree offers us

many branches to hang our

Lives on, boughs of faith.