Note to the reader - This post is extremely painful to write and even more distressing to read. If you are a family member, or particularly sensitive, please click on HOME and find a happier post to read. A considerable amount of time has passed. 382 days in fact. 382 new days in this world, … Continue reading The Trauma of Losing a Loved One
This is my youngest son, Nicholas. He is 6 years old, passionate, introverted - unlike his brothers - and intelligent. He has a remarkable memory and very much knows his own mind. When he's happy, he's quietly happy. But when he's not happy. Oh boy. Don't we all know it. As of late, his temper … Continue reading How I Cooled my Son’s Temper in SECONDS
Following the attack of Writer's Block on day 9, I had two days where I did absolutely NO writing. This is not good!! Tonight I managed to knock out around 800 words. My brain is like mush and my characters are being shy. It's awkward to write! And I'm trying to write while watching the TV … Continue reading NaNoWriMo Days 10, 11 and 12 Falling Behind
Last night I had a mini-meltdown. I was tired, emotional and looked around the rooms upstairs to find disaster had hit. Life has thrown us some giant lemons recently. We've suffered with four family bereavements, the upheaval of an extension and started home-schooling. We've had some highs and lows, we had a great high on … Continue reading House-Detoxing – Laura Cleans the house. (With Pics)
Do you remember when I had a pink life crisis? Well, I wanted to go big and have something more special - and longer lasting. And after eyeing Safy B's instagram for months, I decided to call and book an appointment. (Or, erm, send a Facebook message to Saffron, the salon owner as she's my … Continue reading Laura Goes To Safy B’s Salon!
Writer's Block. Word count: 10,041 / 50,000
Winter is coming, time to get out the wholly hat and look like a garden gnome! - Just kidding! Read this and you'll learn how to look cute-as-a-button in your winter hat!
I have written like crazy today, so this post will be brief. In between editing my book, "Love Me, Crazy," and writing my NaNo novel, I am wiped out! That's all stuffed in my "spare" time too. I am so tired I think my arms have gone numb and my head feels too heavy to … Continue reading NaNoWriMo Day 8: I’m a writing machine!
I feel a bit depressed that my main character is fun, quirky, daring and oozing with confidence. Well...on the outside. On the inside she's forgetful, dismissive and speaks to her dog whom she called "Potato." (Who calls their dog POTATO!??) Ada is making decisions now. She's making them faster than I can type!! My eyes … Continue reading NaNoWriMo Day 7: Ada is so much cooler than me.
On October 31 2017, my life changed completely. I changed. The only way I could find to express my complex feelings and ever-evolving emotions, was by writing my thoughts down on this blog. This blog, that got me into trouble more times than a few. The blog that was "too open," "too depressing," "too negative," … Continue reading What To Do: When A Friend Loses A Loved One. (Pt. 1)