“What’s your USP?”…

  In my very early days of serious blogging I was chatting to a lady about my blog and she asked to see it. I gave her my site address and she had a quick look. She asked me, “What’s your USP?” USP wasn’t a term I was familiar with so I drew a blank. “Your unique selling point. What is it?” “Oh well, I don’t know. Me, I suppose” Well apparently that wasn’t a good enough answer for this lady who actually had no influence on me or my blog… To be perfectly honest though I think it was … Continue reading “What’s your USP?”…

Northern Blog Awards 2017

Northern Blog Awards On Saturday night I lost my blog awards virginity and it did not disappoint. This was the first annual Northern Blog Awards, created and organised by the incredible HollyGoesLightly. I have never attended an event like it, from the venue down to the name cards, every detail was perfect. When I first began blogging it certainly wasn’t to win awards, to be honest I didn’t even realise that Blog Awards were a thing. I blog for my own pleasure, to hopefully inspire others, offer up my thoughts and to one day make it my career. Blog awards are … Continue reading Northern Blog Awards 2017

Things I love (There’s a lot of stuff)

    I was once told that I use the word ‘love’ too often and if it was said too much it lost it’s meaning. Well b***s to that! I love lots of things. Plus, the word ‘love’ just rolls nicely off the tongue, ‘like’ is too much effort 😛   So here is my list of things I love, by no means is this list exhaustive. Dogs Chocolate Trees Sunshine Snow Road Trips Holidays Cookies Ducks Christopher Chris My Mum My Dad My brother My friends Hayley My family My car My life My TARDIS blanket Music Films Parks … Continue reading Things I love (There’s a lot of stuff)

Keeping up with the Jones’

How often are you comparing yourself to others? Do you look at other people and wish you had their hair, their shoes, their money? Do you tell yourself that their children are progressing far quicker than yours? They’ve lost more weight than you? Do you constantly ask why they have everything? How is it fair that they have their dream job, dream house, new car, perfect relationship, well-behaved children… Stop! Stop it right now. I mean it, stop it right this second. Those lives that you see are not perfect. I can assure you that no matter how ‘together’ you … Continue reading Keeping up with the Jones’

Let your spirit soar

    The soul soars high with each step you take in to the light, The sun shines down on your life. You take this feeling of euphoria and you bask in it. You are this feeling, it consumes you. There is nothing in the world now that can break your spirit. You are the spirit, you are free. Kate Hames       Don’t ever let anyone make you think you’re not good enough.  Follow your dreams right now! Don’t wait until tomorrow,  next week, next year. Stop planning, start doing 🙂  ‘Blind faith is no way to run … Continue reading Let your spirit soar

Wednesday Haiku’s

  Grab the paper now, Set the story flowing free Read all about it! Sprinkle fairy dust And think a happy thought now, You’re doing it Peter! Unidentified, Tricholomataceae, Animosity. The peaceful night-time Invaded by my dark thoughts When will I be free?   Don’t ever let anyone make you think you’re not good enough.  Follow your dreams right now! Don’t wait until tomorrow,  next week, next year. Stop planning, start doing 🙂 ‘Blind faith is no way to run a world’ – Victor Stenger R = A x EIM x t From <http://theinevitableyou.com/the-law-of-attraction/&gt; Continue reading Wednesday Haiku’s

Haiku’s

  Hello! yes I know, Tuesday’s are supposed to be short story days, unfortunately my short story seemed to lack an ending so it’s Haiku’s today 🙂   Doctor Who? you ask, He’s the mad man with a box The bow tie wearer The naked tree branch, It sways in the wind, so harsh. Still so beautiful. Raindrops kiss my face, The tears run so freely now, Mistaken for rain. If I were to stay I would need more than you promise Actions speak louder…   Don’t ever let anyone make you think you’re not good enough.  Follow your dreams … Continue reading Haiku’s

Stop labelling yourself

  I have no doubt what so ever that mental illness is real. I know it is real, I’ve witnessed it first hand, I’ve dealt with it on a personal level. However I do believe to some extent that we are mollycoddling ourselves and exacerbating the situation. As much as awareness needs to be raised in regards to mental health and in keeping people safe we also need to stop viewing it as a personality trait. It is never something to be ashamed of but it’s not something to be proud of neither. As an anxiety sufferer with PTSD and … Continue reading Stop labelling yourself

Wednesday Haiku’s

  Watch the sunshine fade, The remnants of the day, Gone without a trace. The mirror shows truth. A reflection cannot hide. A story, so sad. Sweet sticky buns, A tasty treat for tea-time Sugary goodness.   Running, running, fast You will not escape from me, Keep on running, fast.   With a cup of tea, I can take on the whole world, Nothing can stop me.   Don’t ever let anyone make you think you’re not good enough.  Follow your dreams right now! Don’t wait until tomorrow,  next week, next year. Stop planning, start doing 🙂 ‘Blind faith is … Continue reading Wednesday Haiku’s