Monday, October 26, 2015

Taking a Break

Hello. Happy Monday  :)

Starting today I'll be taking a blogging hiatus for a little while. I need to pause and gather my thoughts for a bit.

I've never really taken a blogging break of any length in all of my seven and a half years of blogging, so it'll be an interesting experience. I'm looking forward to coming back with a refreshed perspective.

I hope that you'll come back to visit me when I return and as always, thank you for taking the time to stop by!

I'll be back soon!

Friday, October 23, 2015

A Friday Photo and the Other View

Today's Friday photo was taken in Bath in November 2013. Each time we visit Bath, it's always a nice day out. It's not too far to travel to and the scenery along the way is beautiful, even before you get to the lovely city.

Usually when I take pictures along the river there, I take them in the other direction, mostly because of the architecture. However, the view down the river is equally as nice in the other direction. It's a quieter, calmer view and I love to watch the boats.

I look forward to returning to Bath again in the near future and when I do, hopefully I'll have another new view to share :)

Happy Friday and have a wonderful weekend wherever you are!

Monday, October 19, 2015

Writing and Pen Talk

Just like many recent weekends, this past weekend I worked on my book. I did the other customary things, like running errands, but I made time to get a bit of writing done. I haven't been able to work on my book as much as I would like lately because a lot is going on, but I'm trying my best to at least write a little bit each day whenever I can.

I'm still enjoying the process even though I wish that I could hurry up and finish. Lol. But this whole process is teaching me patience and persistence like I've never experienced before. So in the long run it's all good. It will get finished soon :)

By the way, even though the picture above shows a lovely quill pen, that's not what I'm using to write. I'd never finish my book at that rate. Lol. I just thought it would be something a bit different and I like quill pens even though I don't have one...yet ;-) If you've visited me before, you know that I love pens and I'd love a quill pen just for the heck of it. I'm visualizing what's to come. Lol.

Anyway, enough of my pen talk. Have a great day Monday! :)

Friday, October 16, 2015

A Friday Photo and Leaves Decorated By Nature

Today's Friday photo was taken in the fall of 2010. Beauty was all around :)

I took a lot of pictures of the leaves that were in their full glory, still attached to the various trees, but they were equally beautiful scattered across the grass. It was a misty day so there was a layer of moisture on things here and there. I love how the water droplets are decorating the underside of the big leaf in this little group.

The leaves still haven't turned a lot where I live so I haven't taken any new fall pictures. I'm glad that I have these older ones to share though :)

Have a wonderful weekend!

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

A Quick Note

Just a quick note to say hello :)

I've been a bit under the weather so that's why I haven't posted in a week. I'm feeling much better now though. Thanks for continuing to visit me in my absence.

I'll be back on Friday with another photo post. I hope that all is well where you are. 

Have a wonderful day! :)

Monday, October 05, 2015

Words and Music

My weekend was good. As usual errands were done on Saturday, but they went rather quickly. We like to get up and out early to get ahead of some of the crowds and traffic. Everything in the grocery store is fully stocked at that time of the day so it's a pleasure to shop then.

We didn't do our weekend purging like we've been doing recently on Saturdays, but I did take some books and DVDs to the charity shop for donation. It was really busy in there, so while I waited for the shop assistant to come to the register, I had a look around. Instead of dropping stuff off I wanted to pick a few things up but I held myself back ;-) Mostly I was checking out the old books...that's my thing. Lol. The shop assistant is an older man with white hair and glasses and looks like he should be in a story book :) I think he remembers me now since I've been in there so much lately leaving donations. I don't get to say much when I'm in there, but he seems like a nice man.

Later on Saturday night I put my headphones on and did some scribbling on my various notepads. As I've mentioned before, my book is being typed into a computer ultimately, but I also work stuff out on paper by hand. It seems to work for me so I'm sticking with it :) I listened to a little bit of this and a little bit of that while I wrote things out and it was really great. The 70s, 80s, 90s, and more recent music all made an appearance as my mind filled in the lines of the paper with what I wanted to say. Sometimes I write with no music at all. It just depends on my mood.

The great thing about writing with music is that it can both inspire you and keep you focused on your work. It doesn’t matter what you’re writing, but it can work. Even if you’re more musically inclined yourself, you can pick up on some inspiration by listening to some of your favorite bands. It’s great when you’re working on other stuff as well, or just getting on with some busy work. Wrapping audio cables to make sure that you get the right sound? Learn more about how to get it right here, so you can stick on some great tunes and get on with it.

It was a good weekend...nothing too exciting, but I loved the low-key flow of it a whole lot :) I hope that your weekend was great too!

Have a great new week!

Friday, October 02, 2015

A Friday Photo and Time Slippy Things

Today's Friday photo was taken in the fall of 2010. Who knew it was that long ago? Wow. I know I sound cliche whenever I say it, but time flies for real! I guess that it's truly hitting me that I've been living here a long time. I've been here nine and a half years, but it seems like I've been in this huge time slippy thing where the years lengthen and shorten at will and I'm caught unaware over and over.

Anyway, this photo was taken on a walk through the woods. If you've visited me before, you know I love a walk in the woods. You can check out a recent walk that I took here. I especially love taking these walks during the fall. I'm hoping to get out soon once the leaves change here and get some new photos because these from five years ago make me realize that it's been too long :)

Have a great weekend wherever you are and even though I'm a day late...