The internet is now so intricately linked in our lives that we can't imagine life without it. I wouldn't have a job if it wasn't for the internet. I wouldn't have connected with other writers (and readers). Love or hate Facebook, you can talk to people all over the world with a common interest. Without… Continue reading RIP Yasmin Selena Butt
Over the last few years, there has been a movement in retail trends imploring consumers to have an #IndieChristmas - buying Christmas presents from places other than big business and to prioritise independent sellers. For many of us, the go-to place is Amazon. I'm not going to call for you to boycott them for any… Continue reading How You Can Support Independent Sellers This Christmas
Ladies and gentlemen, I am proud to announce to you the release of my latest ebook, a short(ish) Christmas children's story. I've discussed it briefly through the blog through the late summer and early autumn but not yet put a release date on it. Now, I can finally reveal that this story called The Christmas… Continue reading The Christmas Goblin is Out Now!
Tonight, the clocks shift from BST to GMT as we had deeper into the autumn. Although spring is my favourite season, I love Autumn for the colours and the build up to Christmas. If also means nights in with the curtains drawn, a cup of hot chocolate in the hands and writing! Here, then, are… Continue reading The Clocks Going Back: Autumn and Winter Personal Challenges
The spring usually gives me pause for thought about what to do for the rest of the year and this blog is no different. A few posts back, I announced I was looking at offering professional photography as a possible business side venture. Since that blog post, I've thought a great deal about my brand.… Continue reading How Do You Like the New Blog Design? (May 2018)
Here is my new snazzy camera. I've not really ventured to use it yet although I did go out about a week ago to take some sunset shots. They didn't come out so well, mostly because I'm finding the more complex issues of camera use slightly confusing. I never believed for one moment it would… Continue reading Aperture, ISO, Complex Pile of Tech… Light Settings, AF-P, Oh My God, By Eck!
I have always had a keen eye for landscape and building photography but I've never considered myself a particularly good photographer. Sometimes I just seen an image and think "ooh that's nice" pick up my camera (or in this case my smartphone) and snap away without any thought beyond creating a good header image. I'm… Continue reading Taking Up Photography – Maybe as a Side Business?
I'd been in the market for a new phone for a few months ever since I finished paying off my Note4 in December. I was happy with it but it was showing it's age. It was getting slow, the battery life wasn't what it used to be and the work related apps were making it… Continue reading A Fantastic Deal on a Galaxy Note8
I posted just five times in January. A combination of ongoing winter bugs (both myself and my other half) that won't go away coupled with an upturn in work has meant I've neglected this blog a little. But life isn't stagnating. I've joined the gym, climbing more often and running again although mostly on gym… Continue reading The Winter of Discommunication
Happy New Year everyone! I hope your Christmas break was as relaxing as you deserve. I love Christmas and New Year, the sights and sounds, food and carols. It always give me a time to reflect on the events of the year that just passed and 2017 was no exception. Nothing too remarkable happened if… Continue reading Happy 2018! My Goals for the Year