My Penmanship Sucks #writerslife

My penmanship is so bad I once spent an enjoyable afternoon coming up with ways to describe it with a friend. Alas, I can’t remember any of the terms, but there you go.

I have no excuses, although this post delves in to some excuses I might make, I have no injuries to explain my poor calligraphy, unlike the lady I got this topic from (Shannon A Thompson)

When I was at school I used to write so small my English teacher would complain she couldn’t read it, so I had to learn to write larger. Beforehand I’d thought my writing looked rather neat. Once I started to increase the size of my writing however, I realised that my handwriting had in fact not been neat, it had just been too small to tell how bad it was. I’d say I must have been writing in font size 6. Anything would look neat at that size.

I’d also learned to write joined up, because that was the fashion at the time. Another habit I had to kick later on, when I found out that it ‘was not the done thing’.

From time to time I feel like I need to improve my writing and, if I try very hard, I can make the individual letters look nice, but the whole effect looks childlike because it’s inconsistent.
It doesn’t really matter because I don’t write very much, most of my writing is done on a keyboard. Now my hand begins to cramp up fairly rapidly when I put pen to paper, and my thoughts flow too fast for my hand to keep up, which means my scribing will often start out fairly neatly and quickly dissolve into an illegible scrawl.

I may just go back to joined up writing, to find my style again, after all, there’s no teacher going to tell me off for it now.

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Films About England

In my day job I create films about the lovely area that I live in. We cover all sorts of topics from local events to places of historical interest. We film in 4k and, if I do say so myself, we produce some pretty stunning films.

Our aim is to bring people into the area, and to show the people that already live here what is on their doorstep. Even if you don’t live in the area we have something for everyone, from videos on Flaxmaking, and miniature steam trains you can ride on.

Recently we have started crowdfunding. We want to create a series of films about walks to encourage people to get out and about. To do this we need support from you lovely people. There are some amazing rewards available in our tiers.

You can check it out HERE

Thanks in advance, and as ever, stay spiffy

Bee

 

Don’t Disturb the Chicks!

We have some Martins nesting outside our front door. It means we now have to use the back door during the day so we don’t disturb them.
It also means that if we come home at night, and we have to use the front door, we have to sneak in like naughty children so we don’t disturb them.
They seem to be happy with this arrangement so far, we don’t disturb them, and they get to live outside the house rent free.

On Waiting for Feedback *bites nails* #writerslife

I have one book finished!

I finished it last year, and I should have celebrated, but it’s finished with pending edits. I’ve been waiting for other half to give it a friendly read, and last week he put it on his kindle.

It’s a lot of self control to not bombard him with questions, but has been reading it and says he’s enjoying it, so yay!

Now all that needs to happen is for a) for him to finish reading it and b) for time to miraculously appear so that he can reread it on a word doc and edit it, so I can move on to the next phase- working through his edits, and then the one after that- getting other people to read it for the test phase.

Still, it’s another hurdle being hurdled.

How do you deal with your waiting for feedback nerves?

If You’re Happy and You’re Nerdy

It’s been a while, but I have once more made a thing.

Here it is, look at it in all it’s glory.

It’s on shirts and stuff if you’re interested in that sort of thing.

On Changing your World- #writerslife

My WIP has been worked on for quite some time now. I pretty much have the story nailed down, but I’d never been happy with the setting.
Better late than never, my brain has finally come up with the ideal landscape.

What this basically means is that a mere eight chapters from completely finishing the book I now have to go back to the beginning and change or tweak things.

Luckily for me I don’t think I need to change all that much, but still, it would have been nice for the story and the world to have appeared fully formed in my mind, rather than my derpy brain giving me all the answers I need right at the end.

Still, writer’s life I guess.

Has anyone else had this happen?

Conquering Garway Hill!

We were feeling a bit unwell, so we decided to get out into the fresh air, and you know, ponies happened.

When Good Lambs go Baaa!

Look at the cute little lambs, aren’t they ever so cute?
Also includes an adorable baby bunny!

We Climbed a Mountain!

Fools that we are, we decided to climb a mountain!

It’s called Pen y Fan, as you may have guessed from the name it’s in Wales. Not Whales.

It’s absolutely stunning on the top of the mountain, and it’s a pretty easy climb too.

Highly recommended!

Happy National Tea Day!

Happy National Tea Day!

I wasn’t going to post today, but well, how could I not post about national tea day?

Tea is my go to beverage, it’s what I wake up with, it’s what keeps me going through the day, and because I’m British it’s practically mandatory that I adore it.

I have been fixed up with a tea man, Monteas, he does some wonderful teas. I’m addicted to the Assam and also the Chocolate and Mint Roobois.

What is your tea of choice?