Sunday, 21 October 2018

20th October - 31 days - Audience


http://fiveminutefriday.com/2018/08/30/31-days-five-minute-free-writing-prompts-2018/

In an effort to get blogging on a regular basis it seems I need a challenge. I've opted to try and complete this one as it's only supposed to take 5 minutes each day. Of course it takes a bit longer than that to get the post presented how I want it but the content was done with a timer.
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Today’s prompt is Audience and here's my 5 minutes' worth:

I’m not happy performing to an audience. As mentioned in an earlier post if I have to I will but not through choice. Strange when you consider that as a child I attended a dancing school. I learned ballet, tap and modern. Not only did we perform shows to an audience of proud parents and family members as well as the public, we also entered competitions where the audience also included judges.

I’m not sure how I managed to go out onto a stage, on my own, and perform in that way. But I did. I was never great but I did get quite a few certificates and medals for my efforts. Generally I did manage ok but I can remember one competition where I got halfway through my routine and then just froze. I could not remember the steps and ended up running off the stage in tears. I was given the chance to go on again and I did get through to the end of the routine but I’m sure I was making some of it up as I went along! Fortunately the audience tends to be kind to young children.

These days my audience is the people who read my blog. Some of those are anonymous but I have made some great blogging friends who are here regularly and leave encouraging comments. It’s a great bonus to know that there are people out there who enjoy what I post and come back for more. It is much appreciated.


Whew - going to make it with a couple of minutes to spare today.  Been another busy day spent with these 3 and all their Mummies and Daddies.  Pumpkin picking and then a meal together.  

Happy Days.

Saturday, 20 October 2018

19th October - 31 days - Who


http://fiveminutefriday.com/2018/08/30/31-days-five-minute-free-writing-prompts-2018/


In an effort to get blogging on a regular basis it seems I need a challenge.  I've opted to try and complete this one as it's only supposed to take 5 minutes each day.  Of course it takes a bit longer than that to get the post presented how I want it but the content was done with a timer.

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Today’s prompt is Who and here's my 5 minutes' worth:
Who would have thought I’d still be here and not having missed a day.  Not me that’s for sure.  I’m good at starting things but not always so great at finishing them.  But we’re past half-way and I’m determined to get to the end.
Yesterday I sort of missed the deadline although those readers in America probably thought I was still on time.  I’m cutting it fine again tonight – it’s been another busy day in our house with 2 of the Grandchildren here. 

Rory and his Mummy joined us this afternoon and stayed for dinner.  They lasted quite a while into the evening before I took them both home.  Hence no time for blogging earlier. Now I’m keeping an eye on the two greyhounds as my son has gone out to meet up with friends and Noah and Mummy will be going to bed soon.

Who would have thought this would be the life I’d be living now?  If you’d asked me a few years ago my answer would have been no but I’m so glad my circumstances changed and I can be at home to enjoy these precious times.

I got to see Noah take a bath today and managed to get Rory off to sleep. Now I’m off to get this posted hopefully before the clock strikes 12!

Friday, 19 October 2018

18th October - 31 days - Search

http://fiveminutefriday.com/2018/08/30/31-days-five-minute-free-writing-prompts-2018/


In an effort to get blogging on a regular basis it seems I need a challenge. I've opted to try and complete this one as it's only supposed to take 5 minutes each day. Of course it takes a bit longer than that to get the post presented how I want it but the content was done with a timer.

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Today’s prompt is Search and here's my 5 minutes' worth:

I could have used this prompt to come up with some in depth post about searching for meaning but actually I’m searching for an excuse as to why I’m once again racing against the midnight deadline to keep on track.

I’m not going to make it tonight but I haven’t gone to bed yet so although this post will show as being posted on the 19th, because I’m still up it’s the 18th in my book. I’m still being consistent and using a 5 minute timer so I’m going to waffle on until that dings.

I hate it when I’m having to search for something. I try and have homes for thinks like keys, so I don’t spend my life looking for them but it doesn’t always work. I can’t always blame other people either because it’s usually me that hasn’t put something back where it belongs.

One thing I have become expert at is being very specific when giving instructions to my hubby on where to find something. For example I can’t just say my phone charger is in the bedroom, I have to state exactly where it is – plugged into the extension lead by my side of the bed – otherwise he gets quite impatient with me. He hates searching more than I do!

Wednesday, 17 October 2018

17th October - 31 days - Pause

http://fiveminutefriday.com/2018/08/30/31-days-five-minute-free-writing-prompts-2018/

In an effort to get blogging on a regular basis it seems I need a challenge. I've opted to try and complete this one as it's only supposed to take 5 minutes each day. Of course it takes a bit longer than that to get the post presented how I want it but the content was done with a timer.

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Today’s prompt is Pause and here's my 5 minutes' worth:

Can we take a pause please? I need to catch my breath. This challenge seemed like a good idea but with 2 extra adults in the house this week, and a baby and 2 large dogs it’s proving difficult to keep on top of things. I have 20 minutes to get this post polished and posted otherwise I will have missed a day.

I just want a pause so I can whizz round the house and do all the little chores that have been overlooked. I want it to be like on the TV where everyone else stands still and I can carry on and when the clock restarts they won’t know the difference.

Is it too much to ask?

Of course sometimes it’s good to take a pause and think things through to make sure we really are on the right track. Right now I feel like I’m on the fast track with no stopping. But I’m loving seeing so much of Grandson Noah. His parents live the furthest from us so we don’t see them as often. He’s really developing his personality now and he is very cute. He is also very loud when he needs a feed but fortunately he hasn’t woken us during the night but the same can’t be said for his Mummy.

Well that took me 5 minutes although I did pause a couple of times to compose my thoughts.  Now the only thought I have is of sleeping.  Goodnight.