Thursday, 22 September 2011

It struck me today how much my Dad would have loved twitter... actually punched me full in the chest. The thought struck, like many good thoughts, while I was cleaning the bath (this may go part way to explaining why our bath is still tie-died on the bottom half.)

Now the thought has lodged itself in my chest like a kettle crisp swallowed lengthways. He once text me from a ski-trip to tell me he was up a mountain drinking beer in the sun while I was at work, he phoned me from concerts at wembley and was the first person I knew to have a fax machine. Aside from my Grandmother, and that's another story.

Twitter would have been irresistible.

So I'll add twitter to the list - the latest addition joining iPads, booja booja ice cream, sky on the go and grandchildren. You miss so much Dad. We miss more.

Sunday, 18 September 2011

You down with NLP, yeah you know me

Picked up this Change your Life with NLP at the library last week. Am just a few chapters in but really loving it. So far I have focused on my goals, written a 3 year plan, looked at my life balance and learnt about the power of the mind. Pretty cool for 4 chapters huh?!

I am excited about finishing the rest of this book and will definitely report back, but wanted to share a quote from the end of chapter 4.

Tip: Nothing has any power over you other than that which you give it through your daily thoughts.

I really LOVE this. Reminds me of the Dune books saying that fear is the mind killer. Well, that's enough feel good Oprah shit for one morning. Happy monday to you all :-)

Saturday, 3 September 2011

Not writing.....or am I?

Have not been doing much writing. But I have been doing a LOT of tweeting. And updating facebook. And even making up a few vegan recipes for a newsletter. So that's kind of writing, isn't it? It's all words? Most of them comprehensible too. If you counted all the little 140 character thoughts that I have sent out over the summer that would be a lot of writing. I may count them up later, out of interest. Mine, obviously, not yours. Unless, you know, you have a thing about word counts. In which case, get help.

Summer holidays are over on wednesday next week and I am all set to start a new kick arse routine. I think I have mentioned before that I love a new year, or a new week and a new term is right up there for me. Time for a new timetable, new goals and best of all, a shiny new pencil case. Expect more blogging from me coming right at you from this September.*

*nb this probably means blogs every day for a week, then a couple the next week, before it dwindles off to an appalling 1 a month. You know, if past performance is anything to go by!