Wednesday, 16 April 2014

My blogging pie chart

I've been blogging for a few years now, and I think I have it down to a fine art. I set aside dedicated time to blog, and have a running list of ideas for blog posts. I bookmark articles of interest, take notes of interesting news items and try to write at least one post a day.

That's the theory anyway. Of course, I fail miserably and end up with several posts in draft that will never see the light of day.

The fact is that I get periods of time when I have no motivation to write anything, or I have so many ideas I don't know where to start.

But generally, this is what a breakdown of my blogging activity at the moment.

Yep, I think that pretty much sums it up.   It's not just me is it?

Friday, 11 April 2014

This week we have been....

 ...enjoying the weather. It's been very mild and sunny, and definitely feels spring-like. It's great dog-walking weather of course, and not it's light enough take Tessie for a walk in the park when I get home from work. There are the tiniest new ducklings on the pond and blossom on the trees. I love this time of year.

Justin Timberlake. Photo by The Teenager.

...watching Justin Timberlake live in concert. We love a bit of Justin, oh yes we do, all three of us are big fans and his Justified CD is always on in the car whenever we're taking a long road-trip.

So this week, as a treat, I took my girls to see the man himself play in Manchester and my goodness he puts on a great show! I've seen a lot of live acts over the years and this one was very impressive.  He's such a fantastic performer, he's got it all really - great voice, a phenomenal dancer - he's like a little white Michael Jackson (said Louis Walsh stylee).

The whole show was great and we loved it when part of the stage came away from the main stage, was raised up above the crowd and travelled from one end of the arena to the other, and all the while Justin (we're on first name terms now) and his dancers performed on the moving stage. He came within touching distance of us *sigh*

...eating quesadillas. We were sent some El Paso goodies to try and we loved the quesadillas, which took about 5 minutes to prepare and were scoffed up in about the same time. Big hit in this house, which is amazing as The Teenager is notoriously fussy. We'll be buying more.

...using Instagram. Yes, I know I'm late to the party but I've being using BlackBerry phones for years (can't use in on BBs). This week I finally bought a new phone - a Samsung 3 bought on eBay for £80, brand new in the box - get in!  I've set up my account and started taking my first few pictures. Still finding my way around and I'd love to follow more people so if you're on there, please let me know and I'll follow you. You can see the link to my account on the top photo, along with a profile photo of me when I was 4.

...looking forward to 10 days off work. This morning was the first lazy morning, and instead of battling the M62 it was spent drinking tea, eating toast and watching Homes under the Hammer. Utter bliss. I'm looking forward to plenty of gardening, reading and spending time with my girls. I might even do a bit of blogging, I know I'm a wild woman!

So, what have you been up to?