Hello August…

Only two days into August and I am already behind. I have been having a bit of trouble with WordPress. It is performing very slowly and all my widgets disappeared. I will check that the slowness is not due to my laptop but everything else appears to be moving along okay!

QUOTE FOR AUGUST

Sunshine quote

“Some Days you just have to create your own SUNSHINE”

Well at the moment this quote is very appropriate as it has rained quite a lot over the past couple of weeks since coming back from Rome. Though this quote does not really refer to the weather. It refers to well being and creating happiness in your own life, or at least that is how I am going to view it.

THEME FOR AUGUST

As you know I love a theme and the theme for August will be – TRAVEL

This will also include updates on the Travel Bucket Lists as I did not get round to doing as much as I wanted in June and July. I am hoping to put some holiday photo’s on from this years trips to Rome, Naples and Pompeii.

Future Travel plans may also be discussed as well as past holidays and day trips.

CURRENTLY READING

I wanted to try and read 25 books during 2017. I am 4 books behind target at the moment.

I am currently reading The Bible daily – I am trying to complete it within the year. I am three days behind on my reading schedule at the moment so I hope to catch up with that over the next week.

I am also reading the last book in The Outlaw Chronicles Series by Angus Donald, entitled The Death of Robin Hood. I think there is a big clue in the title there I am disappointed to be coming to the end of such a wonderful series. I just finished the penultimate book The Kings Assassin and had to start this one straight away. It took me years to find a decent Robin Hood series. It has kept me entertained and at times has made me cry. Angus has a nasty habit of killing off characters I like but as much as I dislike it, I also admire an author who knows when it is the right time and is not afraid. Look out for my reviews coming soon.

HEALTH & WELL BEING

I promise my Health and Well Being updates for August will be better than July’s. If you read my update on Sunday you will know I have not been well over the past 2 to 3 weeks with various things. I am feeling much better this week so I am hoping that it continues.

BU-JO

I must remember to do this….

I will get around to taking photo’s of the Bullet Journals progress. Admittedly there has not been a great deal, though I have done some.

SEPTEMBER

My theme for September is Roald Dahl. As I missed the 100 years of Roald Dahl last year…. I am doing the 101 years this year. I am trying to decide on something to draw/create based on his books so if you have any ideas of which book to choose please let me know. One of my favourite books is The Boy so I might do something from that?

 

 

Hello June…

According to the meteorological experts in the Northern Hemisphere we are now officially in summer. Woop!! It has been fairly warm here over the past week or so… except on the days I’m not at work. Why does the sun only shine when I’m stuck on reception…

June 

In my – It’s a Blogs Life post – I mentioned that every month or so on my blog I am going to have a new theme. Something to focus my posts on and maybe have a bit of fun with. My theme for this month and also next month encompasses quite a lot of different things and it is one word…

My theme for June & July – DREAMS 

I eventually decided on this theme due to being inspired by a Midsummer Night’s Dream. I have a few posts planned. Don’t worry none of these posts include detailed descriptions of my weird dreams which sometimes feel like I’m watching a movie. Are other peoples dreams like that? Not that I have done a lot of dreaming the past few nights it has been far to warm to sleep properly.

June’s Quote 

June quote

New Blog Layout

The eagle eyed amongst you will have noticed I have given my blog a mini makeover. I hope you like it. I have playing with the blog layouts for a while and I think I am happy with this one.

I hope you all have a good June

lu

Getting Behind

My quote for February is –

“The Worst Enemy to Creativity is Self-Doubt” – Sylvia Plath

How many times have you talked yourself out of doing something because you have lacked confidence in your own ability? If you are anything like me, so many times that I have lost count. I have been plagued with self-doubt most of my life. There are many reasons behind this and I can sit here all day self analysing but it won’t make any difference. The only thing that will make anything change is – ACTION.  

In the words of The King (Elvis), “a little less conversation and a little more action please”.

This month (in between the migraines) I have been trying to be more active in various aspects of my life. Spiritually, Mentally, Physically and of course Creatively. In all of these aspects I have tried to put self doubt to the back of me and push myself into trying new things or improving on what I already know.

There has only been one hindrance to this (well, two if you include migraines) – I decided I was going to organise my bedroom and buy some new bedroom furniture. So, I broke my old bedroom furniture up. Half of my possessions are in bags in the conservatory, the other half in boxes and bags in my bedroom. The New wardrobe has arrived but the new chest of drawers… still waiting. Until this arrives I am unable to organise myself, as I want to move my room around and create a work station etc… I am roughly three weeks behind in my plan at the moment, which is annoying.

On a positive note though, it is giving me more time to research and formulate ideas.

I am still working on my 101 List and I am playing with the Bullet Journal. I hope to update you soon on some other things I am planning on doing.

Looking forward to the A – Z April Challenge. I think I have my theme sorted?

Next Sunday I will be of course be posting my Slimming Sunday post thinking about what I will be posting now. Hopefully there will be a few posts between now and then. I apologise of course for the lack of photo’s in today’s post. So, here is a photo that always makes me smile. Sea Otters holding hands so they don’t drift away from each other. 🙂

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Hope you all have a good week.

lu

Welcome to February

We have finally made it through January, before you know it the clocks will be going forward, summer will be here and the winter rush will be upon us once again. In the meantime though we have a little month to welcome in – February.

Here are some fun February Facts

  • February – Is the shortest month of the year.
  • In Welsh February is called “Y Mis Bach” which means – Little Month
  • February comes from the Latin word “FEBRUUM” which means purification.
  • The Saxons called February “Solmonath” which means – Cake Month. During February they used to offer cakes to their gods not eat them.
  • The Birth Stone for February is – Amethyst
  • On the 6 February 1952 – Princess Elizabeth became Queen Elizabeth 2 of England

Plans for February 

This months quote is – “The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.” – Sylvia Plath

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Sylvia Plath was an American novelist, poet and short story writer, who died on the 11 February 1963.

Banner Theme: 

You might have noticed that during January I had an image Disney’s Tangled as my blog banner. Every month during 2017 there will be a banner theme relating to a Disney Movie. There will be a variety of reasons why it will be the theme for the month and there will be blog posts relating to it.

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During February the banner theme will be “Peter Pan”. This is due to the fact that the Walt Disney Company released the movie on 5 February 1953.

Other Plans 

I have no other concrete plans at the moment for February. I am hoping it is going to be a good a month and that I have discovered my re-discovered my blogging side.

There may be a post on the very slow progress of Sleeping Beauty’s Tower. I am also planning on producing some “Geek Art” we will see how it goes. Then of course there is Slimming Sunday Post 5, How much progress will I have made? We will have to see.

Hope you have a good February.

lu

Booktober Challenge Post 6

Day 6 – favourite quote

F A V O U R I T E   B O O K   Q U O T E

This may not be my favourite book quote as I have a few that I really love. Most of them I have blue tacked to my bedroom wall. (This year I decided to print out anything I found inspiring and stick it on my bedroom wall.)

Recently though I have just read – Me Before You by JoJo Moyles and I loved it. (You can read my review here <<<Click Here>>> ).

This quote sums up what I should be doing.

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