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5 sleeps to go and already I need a week off to recover

5 sleeps to go and already I need a week off to recover

Christmas is a big deal in our house. Obviously, having kids we have found it easy to slip into the festival for years, but that’s barely the beginning. My wife loves Christmas. Just about every aspect of the festival delights her. There’s a standing rule that the tree is not allowed up before December 1 and by the time that date rolls around, my darling is already struggling to hold herself back. The house gets decorated as well, but it’s complicated…

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Five Minute Friday – Now

Five Minute Friday – Now

Hi all – five minute friday is a writing exercise hosted by Kate Motaung on her blog, Heading Home. The principle is that she gives a prompt and for five minutes writers put down whatever comes to them from the prompt. So here’s my first one – the prompt is “Now” NOW My daughter has prompted me to join this blog party and so here I am, right now, writing now. Now is my exciting time, because I’m becoming an…

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NaNoWriMo 2016

NaNoWriMo 2016

Tomorrow is the start of November and the beginning of NaNoWriMo. NanoWriMo is short for National Novel Writing Month. It’s a website that encourages developing writers to attempt a whole novel in one month, as a kind of motivational tool. It started in the early 2000’s and is going strong. You know people are serious about building a tradition when they give themselves heraldry! It’s not a competition, but people who complete their fifty thousand words are called winners. Last…

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