Christmas TV

I want you all to know I did start this post earlier then I decided to decorate my bathroom, am now exhausted but it looks cool just need to decide on a new shower curtain now as the old one looks a little grubby compared to the fresh gloss paint, so I shall keep this short and sweet…

Television

It can only be one programme…

What can I say without spoiling it for those who have not seen it yet, typical Moffat! you are dragged at a fast pace through ever possible emotion going, bitter sweet at the end but WOW! And if you are prone to the *feels* get your tissues ready before you begin don’t be lulled by the caper that begins the show.

Film

Okay technically not a film as it is 4 hours long and was made to be shown in two parts for TV but near enough

I love this, my kids love this and for me it is the perfect Christmas film, shed a few tears while watching when the monster asked if there would be more Discworld films and I had to say that I doubt it in my lifetime, and also knowing that the man himself would not be there to appear in cameo.

Song

Okay I am changing the rules and adding in an extra category, it will be either a favourite or something new I have just heard that week, for this week instead of a Youtube video you get one of each first up my favourite ever Christmas song then second a new song I heard last week which impressed me so much I bought the album

 

And finally the WordPress pixies have produced their annual report…

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Late Night Posting

It is late, in fact it is a little after 11pm as I sit and type this, I intended to do it earlier, well to be fair I intended to do it yesterday and schedule it for today but then TV happened.  It would have been easy to simply skip today and say resolutions don’t start until the first so it doesn’t matter, but to me it does. I want to get back into a routine, get back into a regular pattern, not just for you guys but also for me.

In some ways I felt I let myself down last year through my lack of discipline (maybe a downside of having no one to answer to lol ), so the reason for late night posting is I have actually been busy today!

You may notice a couple of pages have disappeared while a couple of others have been updated and revamped, I still have a couple more to do but that will wait until tomorrow. I have touched up the website, updated the pinned post on my FB events page, and sent out a newsletter. I also managed to sort out the book marks tab on Firefox I lost previously, though I am convinced that some of my actual book marks are disappearing all by themselves. I also dug out a box of notebooks, I was really looking for one specific one but upon examining the others in the box I would the outline and the start of research for a stand alone novel that I had forgotten I had the idea for, bonus!

I have also posted about a give-away linked to my book launch but I am not going to go into that right now, if you are subscribed to my newsletter you will find details in the one you just received (if you want to sign up visit my website links on the page above) or you can find info on my FB author page link in the side bar. Right now I am going to go read a few pages of my book then crawl into bed ready to go tomorrow,

 

Getting Ready For New Resolutions

Strange things have happened this year and I am actually ready for the festive season well in advance except for a little food shopping, my mind is now wandering towards the next thing, New Year and of course that means resolutions.

In a week or so I will sit down and write the round up post for this years and know on the majority of them I failed. Don’t worry I am not overly upset, this year life happened and got in the way but seeing my failings and examining why I did not achieve certain goals will help me going forward.

Last years resolutions fell into two categories my health and my writing. Health I failed due to fear, lack of discipline and letting things get to me in ways which were detrimental to my overall goals. The same could said for my writing goals but throw poor time management into the mix and the fact I get distracted so easily by social media.

Looking back at where you have gone wrong can be a positive if you learn your lessons and make changes. I have a long term goal to make a living from my books but to do that requires I focus and be more professional in my approach including having proper office hours if you will where I make sure I sit and write without distraction.

The next year is going to be tough and I will be hard on myself, but it will be because I finally believe that I can do this but it is all in my own hands.

‘Tis The Season

For this month my schedule is pretty much going out of the window but I thought today I would post a couple of pictures summing up the festive season so far here in my home…

!st of December the tree goes up, second of December it came back down again on my head while I was trying to plug window lights in behind it, don't worry though no baubles were broken

!st of December the tree goes up, second of December it came back down again on my head while I was trying to plug window lights in behind it, don’t worry though no baubles were broken

Also first of the month out come the Christmas jumpers, I have two both Who themed

Also first of the month out come the Christmas jumpers, I have two both Who themed

The weather out side is frightful... or something like that I forget how the song goes but best place to be is curled up by the fire, just wish it was a proper coal fire

The weather out side is frightful… or something like that I forget how the song goes but best place to be is curled up by the fire, just wish it was a proper coal fire

I am loving these 'Figgy Pudding' candles from Sainsburys I don't like the pudding itself but the smell from these is glorious

I am loving these ‘Figgy Pudding’ candles from Sainsburys I don’t like the pudding itself but the smell from these is glorious

For those on my FB and Instagram you will have seen my wonky candle issue, but no worries the situation has been resolved, also notice the wonderful card there from a certain Lord David Prosser which I was thrilled to receive

For those on my FB and Instagram you will have seen my wonky candle issue, but no worries the situation has been resolved, also notice the wonderful card there from a certain Lord David Prosser which I was thrilled to receive

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Final picture for this week is a monster turkey! Due to safeguarding no pictures from during the play just this one and a mummy/monster selfie taken after

 

Hope you are all having a wonderful run up to the festive period, normal service will resume in after Christmas but until then I am going to go with the random posting  😀

Moving Forward.

Okay so it is the time of year where everyone gets annoyingly lovey-dovey, it is also almost a year since I joined the ranks of singledom index2though hopefully with far more grace than Ms Jones.

While I am certainly not in a rush to get back out there in the dating world I have recently started considering what I am looking for in a future partner and I have realised that I am looking for a person who certainly does not exist. In fact I think of the spell made in Practical Magic to find the true love with a person who could never exist to stop Sandra Bullock’s character from ever falling in love.

So let’s examine my impossible man…

imagesLets start with looks, and yes as I say I fully accept not only am a shallow but I am also aiming way above my own level, and yes I know I am not quite hideous but I am no supermodel either so Brad Pitt is aiming high, but I am even fussier than that as I like the young pre-Angelina Brad, you know long hair Legends Of the Fall Brad, I would also accept Thelma and Louise Brad or Interview With a Vampire Brad but not Fight Club Brad.

I like my guys tall so over six foot is a must, and as well are in fantasy land here he of course will have the perfect body, not for me that is something like this,Awesome-Body-Of-Wade-Barrett think rugby player, wrestler, preferably with the tattoos. Actually any type of sportsman with muscles will do, as long as they stop before the veins pop out, that makes me feel a little queasy.

Right so far seems fairly simple, I need to find a sporty model who doesn’t mind a girl with plenty of curves, except this is where is gets really complicated, you see what I want mentally from a partner is not something that is as easy to match up. You see in many ways the things I am looking for in terms of personality and compatibility are far harder to find.

I need a guy who gets quotes like this without me having to explain it…

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I want someone who understands this world without me needing to tell them about it…

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I want I guys that will love me as much as this man loved his Elizabeth…

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I want someone who has the brains and mental complexities of a genius…

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And on top of all this he has to understand my kids will always come first, that he will find me sat at the computer at silly o’clock because I can’t sleep and so I am writing or chatting to friends on the other side of the world.  They need to understand when I sit staring off into space that sometimes it is better not to ask what I am thinking as the answer may be disturbing and involve a gruesome death.

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Sometimes I think the only way I would ever find my perfect man is if I wrote him as a character, but then he would still not be perfect, after all perfection gets boring very quickly.

As I said at the start I am not seriously in a place right now to start a new relationship and maybe my wish list is indicative of that but should you have the phone number of a wrestling, geeky, sci-fi nerd then feel free to send it my way lol but until then I think the only men in life will be a monster and a timelord from Gallifrey and you know what I am okay with that.