Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Weekend Round-Up


It's been a rather busy weekend.
So I thought I would put together a brief ramble in hopes of getting my mind straight for the week ahead.

They grow up too fast.... Way too fast...
The one thing that sticks in my mind over the weekend was something my little lad told me. I just didn't think the day would come as quick!
When OJ was born, I would always cover him in kisses and declare to my hubby that I was getting as many kisses as could as there would come a time when he would tell us that I he didn't like them... I was right about one thing...

Mummy: Gimme a kiss babes
OJ: No
Mummy; Awwwwww... No kisses for mummy?
OJ: I. Don't. Like. kisses.

He's 2 years and 5 months old.


Like I was taking that...
Ha. He was getting as many as I could plant on him.

Write, Write, Write...
I have been working on my second Blog home at Kiddi Corner, and it's slowly coming together...Just adding more reviews etc. I felt bad as I had to give a low rating for a book recently. I hate doing it but then I have to be honest don't I? I just hope the review will be read as fair and balanced.

I have also been struck by inspiration over the weekend and have come up with a new picture book idea. I couldn't write fast enough!


I love the excitement that comes with a new idea.
I have it on paper and now I need to get it typed up. I will then leave it for a week or two (this is sooooooooooo hard for me) and then re-read/re-write, leave it again etc. When I am finally happy (all being well) I will start drafting up a covering letter.
I am dying to share but at this stage I can't... I'm a little protective. I know, why bother writing about it if I won't share it?!


Yeah, but I'm practically bursting so I had to write about it...

An extra snippet of writing news: I follow a blog called Write It Sideways and from time to time Suzannah (blog creator), offers the opportunity for budding authors to have an excerpt of their current work to be critiqued. I  am very excited (and nervous) to have been chosen. Details soon to follow....

Write It Sideways has been a fantastic guide in my writing and a source of great encouragement in my aspirations to become a published author. The writing advice and guest posts are inspirational.
If you have time, click on the link and check it out.

Spending time with the family...
Over the weekend the hubbys dad and step mum came to stay near us;they booked themselves into a holiday park near the sea. It was only 30 minutes away so it was ideal. Our son loved the caravan! So did we. as a gift, his parents have booked us into the same holiday park in August, which coincides with ones birthday. So we are totally blown away and grateful for the gesture.
I was lovely just get out of the house and spend some time with the in-laws. (Yes I mean that! They are fantastic!) We don't see them as often as we would like... But that seeems to be true for allthe family. Never enough hours in the day or days in the week-end!

There was even a little holiday romance for our son. We kept bumping into a family with a little girl the same age as OJ, in the soft play centre on site... They followed each other around and held hands. When it was time to go there was kisses and cuddles. A friendship was formed!

So there it is, our busy weekend...
I think the week ahead seems set for crown making as OJ is into castles and knights thanks to children's programme Mike the Knight...

Is there anything that you are looking forward to this week?

P.S. Thanks for reading my ramble, I feel better now!

I'm the king of the castle...


  1. It does sound busy...and fun to hear about another writer's inspiration!

    1. Hi Anita!
      Thanks for popping in, :-) Some days I don't know whether I am coming or going but I wouldn't have it any other way...