When life gives you lemons….

I am working my way through this amazing book called The five-minute writer by Margaret Geraghty. It’s essentially a book full of writing exercises to teach you about characterisation, plotting, editing, seeing the world differently and interpreting it in a much more readable way. The exercises are brilliant.  This one exercise today has really got …

Find your magic

I’m having a really interesting few weeks. Inadvertently I’d like to add. There’s been a shift in my psyche. Let me explain.  There is a wonderful book for writers called The Artists Way by Julia Cameron. It’s essentially a workbook for drawing out your creativity. Through several exercises and recommendations, chapter by chapter, the intention …

The Sunshine Blogger Award!!

So, purely by accident I discovered, via Twitter, this morning that my blog inflateyournostrils.com has been nominated, by a fellow blogger, for an award called Sunshine Blogger. This award basically recognises blogs that bring joy and happiness to your world via the blogging scene. When I discovered this, I literally froze musical-statue-esque in my chair …

The Deluge

“I’m overwhelmed”… That’s a term often thrown about in the wrong context. I’ve heard girls use it when their best friend comes out of a dressing room looking incredible, “I’m overwhelmed how amazing you look!” (come on! Your friend is beautiful! Have you had Roy Orbison’s glasses on all this time?!) I’ve heard it from …

Bed-rest and Reflections..

On December 28th my body broke down. Again. Since August I have been plagued with colds and coughs and almost asthma attackes, put on antibiotics and steroids. On December 28th my head felt like it was inside one of those victorian metal diving helmets. On December 29th, I woke up feeling completely drunk, holding onto …