I can’t believe I’ve been a ‘wife’ for a whole week.
Last weekend was just one of the most brilliant weekends ever. Me and my hunk got married. We had less than 100 people join us on both days, which meant we were surrounded by the people we love most in the world.
We got married in a castle and we had an English wedding and then on the Sunday we had a big Asian wedding/party.
I feel so blessed to have had that weekend with the people I love and to be spending the rest of my life with my best friend!
I love words.
So much so, I’m busy writing a novel and a play.
I found this site today called 750words.com and basically, you’re challenged to write 750 words a day for a whole month.
I’ve signed up because as well as my book and play, I also have to write blog posts and do lots of writing for my business social media sites.
I thought this would be a great way to get some daily business writing done.
I’ve just started my first day and hit 768 words today. The site also told me that it took me 18 minutes to complete and that I wrote 43 words per minute!
Have you got a writing project you need some motivation for? Or perhaps you want to document a daily diary? Check out www.750words.com
Yesterday I went to Wales to catch up with my family and to see my brother and his band SET THE FUSE play at an outdoor festival.
Left to right – My brother, Gav, Dan & Joe.
We had such a brilliant day. We watched loads of choirs and singers and I have to say I was SO proud of my brother. He’s such a fantastic guitarist and I LOVE Set the Fuse. They went down really well with the crowd, although I made sure I was cheering the loudest! I can’t wait to see them play again.
It was also great to bump into some familiar faces that I hadn’t seen in ages – especially my old drama teacher, Martin.
Ah, Wales – I do love it.
Me & my Hunk at the Festival
Check out SET THE FUSE here!
I’m full of great ideas!
My latest one was to get rid of our gardener as we needed to save money for our wedding. I offered to take on all gardening duties and I actually pictured myself with a blooming garden that everyone envied.
Turns out that gardening is really hard and really tiring and the hot sun is definitely not the best weather to do anything plant-related in.
Today as my lovely hubby-to-be left for work, I vaguely listened to him saying something along the lines that I should probably cut the grass today as it’s going to rain for the rest of the weekend.
I was a bit annoyed as I wasn’t planning on gardening today as I had so much work to do – but then, needing a break from writing, I decided to cut the grass in the back garden.
What I realised is that actually, it’s quite calming. It was the perfect thing for me to do whilst I went over the plot of my book in my head and ideas for a scene I’ve been working on.
So, I kind of cut the grass and did work at the same time.
What a brilliant idea!
I’ve been working away on a new murder mystery series called ‘Miss Bumble Mysteries.’
I’m busy writing the first novel in the series, ‘Miss Bumble and the Last Stroke of Death.’ I’m loving it so much and can’t wait for people to read it.
The exciting news is that Miss Bumble is also going on tour! The first Miss Bumble theatre production, ‘Miss Bumble and the Poison Ink’ will start touring from Feb next year.
The theatre productions are hugely entertaining, very funny and will keep you guessing right until the very end.
Details of the venues will be announced shortly, so I’ll keep you updated.
Do you love a good murder mystery? Tell me what you love most about them?
I’ve had a rubbish year. I lost my business last year. I owned a theatre, put my heart, soul and a lot of money in to it. My theatre had a flood and I had to close it, I lost everything. I had to let people down. I was angry at myself and the situation for ages.
If I hadn’t lost all of my money, it would have been the perfect time to go on a soul-searching holiday.
I lost my confidence. I tried to be positive whilst I figured out what I was supposed to do with my life.
I launched other business’ and then stopped them, my heart wasn’t in them.
I soul-searched. I watched a lot of Oprah. I talked to friends and family. My confidence started to come back. I started to feel less angry about everything. I started to listen to my heart properly.
I started writing again.
I have always written. For me, it’s the one thing that makes sense. Writing is like medicine, feeding my soul. But, over the last few months, I couldn’t bring myself to write anything. Other than some diary entries to help me get my feelings out, I just couldn’t write.
I was scared it had gone forever.
It came back.
I started to write again and everything seemed to connect in my life once more. Like a missing jigsaw piece.
Stories and ideas are tumbling out of my mind, so much so that I’m struggling to catch them and make sense of them all.
But I don’t care. I’m writing and that’s all that matters.
I’ve spent 5 days back home with my parents in Wales whilst I sort some wedding things out. It’s made me realise how much I do love being by the sea.
There’s something about being near water that I find extremely calming. I also find it really inspiring. I could happily sit by the water and write all day long.
This lighthouse is on the beach near where my mum and dad live and I absolutely love it. So much so that it’s inspired one of my ‘Miss Bumble’ books.
Maybe one day I’ll live by the sea again, who knows.
This week, I downloaded a new book to my Kindle.
You know, it’s actually been a long time since I’ve read a book for pleasure. For the last few years, everything I’ve read has been for work. Either business books or play scripts. I can’t remember the last time I read a book just for pleasure.
I’m obsessed with murder mysteries. I watch everything from Columbo to Marple and I’m busy penning my own series of books and plays under ‘Miss Bumble Mysteries.’
Anyway, I wanted to settle down and read a good murder mystery and I was so excited to find the Agatha Raisin series and her first book ‘The Quiche of Death’ for only 89p.
Well, as soon as I started reading it, I was hooked. These books are right up my street. Funny, heartwarming, characters you fall in love with and a brilliant murder mystery to keep you guessing.
I can’t wait to read more Agatha Rasisn mysteries.
I’m staying Wales at the moment with my parents as I’m busy trying to organise wedding things.
Today, we took a little drive out to Rhyl to see the new Harbour. I absolutely loved it and felt so inspired. Even the dark cloud added to the atmosphere!
Agh, I’m sad to say almost another year has gone by since I wrote a post on this blog. That’s just rubbish.
The truth is, I think I fell out of love with blogging and so, I just stopped.
I think if you blog you have to be consistent and so, I just took a well needed break.
But, I’m back! Properly back!
Busy with lots of writing projects and can’t wait to keep blogging. I’m trying for daily posts, but it might be every other day. See how it goes.