• Two months until Christmas

    Monday, October 24, 2016 Permalink

    I’m again joining Denyse for her Life This Week linkup and today she’s asked us to consider the fact there are two months until Christmas.

    Bah humbug! On that note. I’m not a big fan of Christmas, though this year I think it’ll just be my mother and I… which is entirely doable. My mum loves the crap that comes with the silly season – cards, decorations, presents and so forth; but (thankfully) is easily dissuaded from overly formal lunches and the like.

  • Why I didn’t blog: a vlog about wallowing

    Tuesday, October 18, 2016 Permalink

    I’m not even sure people still say vlog, but here it is… a video about why I didn’t blog today, when I was supposed to. It’s filmed post bed wallow with scary hair, sans makeup and on my iPhone… but in happier news, it’s less than THREE minutes long!

  • Weekly check-in

    Sunday, October 16, 2016 Permalink

    I’m in the midst of a couple of busy work weeks, so it hasn’t felt like I’ve had time to think about much other than my day job… however, my continued early mornings mean I’m getting 60-90mins of stuff done at my desk at home before going into work – something I’m really enjoying and appreciating. 

  • Cat’s in the Cradle

    Tuesday, October 11, 2016 Permalink

    I saw this meme the other day which reminded me of a blog post I’d started some time ago. For reasons I cannot recall, though laziness probably featured highly, I did nothing with it at the time – perhaps thinking there was no story ‘arc’ or point to the piece.

    Regular readers will know however, I rarely let that stop me, so here I am again… pondering the notion of history repeating itself. Or karma. Or similar.

  • Feature walls: yea or nay?

    Wednesday, October 5, 2016 Permalink

    I’ve come to the interwebz before for advice. It occasionally works, other times… well, not so much. But I’m pondering on something so thought I’d check with my learned friends online.

    You may remember I’ve previously sought online advice about: indoor plants (did happen); decorative curtain thingys (didn’t happen); covers for my TV and computer (did happen); and even a complete apartment makeover (didn’t happen).

    And today I’m talking feature walls.

  • Problogger Event 2016: content creation

    Tuesday, October 4, 2016 Permalink

    In my ‘lessons from Problogger Training’ post the other day I mentioned that I stayed securely in my comfort zone and attended sessions I assumed to be of interest – predominantly about content creation and writing.

    My favourite session by far was one by Emily Toxward – a Gold Coast-based blogger and journalist. I love her Have A Laugh On Me blog and was keen to meet her at the event. I’d also enrolled in a workshop focussed on copywriting, but found Em’s session to be far more useful, covering more than the other sessions I attended.