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December 2012

And it’s goodbye from me – a fond farewell?

Posted on 10th December 2012 in #SilentSunday/ #writingworkshop/ Blog


As the title suggests, I have decided to hang up my blogging hat.

I don’t want to rattle off a whole plethora of negative reasons why, even though there are some, instead I’d like to thank each and every person who has ever clicked on my blog. I really appreciate the fact that you stopped by to read.

Some of the things I’ve loved about blogging have been Charity Tuesday, Silent Sunday and The Writing Workshop – three things that all made blogging a pleasure for me. The Writing Workshop in fact being the reason why I started in the first place.

In a lot of ways, although I never realised it at the time, my blog was all about one post which began life as a Writing Workshop prompt and ending up changing my life.

I also really enjoy the book reviews and will continue doing those over on ReadandRated.

I don’t know for sure that it’s forever, but it feels like it right now certainly for this blog. Maybe I’ll be back with a different one in the future, maybe not. When I started blogging it was a warm and welcome community and there was an overall feeling of inclusion and acceptance. Sometimes these days it feels more like shark infested waters 😉

I am very happy in life right now and don’t have as much time to devote to blogging and I’m not one to do half a job so I’d rather bow out than blog for the sake of it. Without wishing to jinx my life, I have a wonderful partner, a great job and two happy and healthy children – all of whom deserve more of my time.

Ironically, my blog has the most followers it’s ever had and is getting more hits via search engines than ever so it feels wrong in a way to stop now but it also feels right to stop while it’s doing well rather than let it run down.

Thank you all, for your support.


Help Cinderella Go To The (Alexander’s) Ball – #charitytuesday

Posted on 4th December 2012 in #charitytuesday/ Alexander's Charity Ball 2012/ FSID

In September 2011 I ran a Charity Tuesday blog post to raise awareness of the Alexander’s Charity Ball, which raises money for FSID in memory of the founder’s young son, Alexander:

I am really quite humbled and proud to run this incredibly moving #charitytuesday guest post. Please read and then RT and spread the word that amazing items are needed for the auction at the 2012 ball.

Let me introduce you to an incredibly brave lady called Nicola

Hi I’m Nicola 31 and a busy wife married to Ian and manic mother to 5 wonderful boys Thomas, Jack, Harrison, Alexander and Joseph.  Our lives were turned upside down and inside out when on the 9thFebruary 2007 the unthinkable happened and our fourth born Alexander Robert was the victim of Cot Death……read more….]

Ball Logo

Now I’d like to appeal to anyone in PR or any clothing company who thinks they might be able to provide Nicola with a stunning outfit for the 2012 ball which is being held in February.

As well as the knowledge that you are helping to support a wonderful cause, your dress will be seen by all the guests at the ball and also feature in any news stories surrounding it.

Alternatively, if you have any prizes that you could donate to the raffle then I’m sure Nicola would be very glad to hear from you too – please see original post for full story and contact details.

Can you help or pass this on to someone who can?

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