Happy Birthday, Alfred!

These are my grandparents – Alfred and Edna – on their wedding day in the 1940’s. Today marks what would have been my grandfather’s 100th birthday. He was a true gentleman – kind, highly intelligent and enormously funny – and while he passed away in 1997 he remains as one of the greatest men I’ve ever known. I think about him regularly, and despite the fact that I have often conflicting spiritual beliefs I take comfort in the idea that he is watching over us all. 

Happy birthday Granddad xx 

That Time The Bloke DIDN’T Propose…

As it’s Valentine’s Day I thought I would share this story again…

Suzie Speaks

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Valentine’s Day has never really been a big deal for The Bloke and I. I’m not a particularly romantic person at heart and generally we spoil each other throughout the year, so aside from exchanging cards and the odd gift, February 14th is a day that is no different to any other.

Last year, however, I had been particularly looking forward to it. We’d had the usual discussion a few days before:

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50 Useful Tips to Boost Your Organisation and Productivity

For #ThrowbackThursday I thought I would share a post from earlier in the year – tips for boosting your organisation and productivity!

Suzie Speaks

50 useful tips to boost organisation and productivity This post contains affiliate links, which means I receive a small amount of money if you make a purchase from any of the Amazon links included

A routine is incredibly important to productivity, motivation and organisation and a morning routine (even if you aren’t a morning person) followed by further preparation in the evening is more likely to encourage a successful day. 

Avoid focusing on the idea of perfection. There’s no such thing. Avoid getting caught up in fussing over the insignificant.

Plan your month in advance. Using a calendar, phone, diary or Bullet Journal, map out your month. I like to see an overview of everything on one page, so I create a linear list in my Bullet Journal for the entire month of dates when I have an appointment, event and a birthday to remember. I duplicate this list onto a single piece of paper…

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49 Days In 1988: Week 42 – End Of An Era

Hugh was kind enough to feature me on his blog the other day so I thought I would share… please done like or comment on my reblog – hop on over to Hugh’s blog and say hello!

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Click here to read the first week of this feature, and follow the links at the end of each post.

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London – October 28th, 1988

When Marty arrived this morning with his belongings, it was a sad day that signalled the end of an era. 

Marcus and Marty were the last two to move out of Grassmere Road. It now stands empty, but with lots of happy memories within its walls. I don’t know why, but I’ve not stopped thinking about the place that was mine and four other guys’ home over the last few years. Reflecting back on it, it’s now all a part of our past lives, but I will continue to look forward to what the future holds.

Marty looked much better than when I last saw him. After dropping off his stuff, he caught a train to Manchester where he’s spending the next three weeks…

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How To Add Your Twitter Username To Your WordPress Blog #throwbackthursday

Useful technical blogging post from Hugh for #ThrowbackThursday here on how to add your Twittet account to your blog. Please don’t like or comment on my reblog – hop on over to Hugh and say hello!

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Over the course of the next few months, I will be sharing one of my previous blogging tips posts as part of Twitter’s Throwback Thursday.

This week I’m sharing what you need to do to ensure that you, and not WordPress, are getting the credit for every post of yours that is shared on Twitter. Yes, you do need to open a Twitter account, but you need never use it again once you’ve added your Twitter username to your WordPress blog. Click the following link to go to the post.

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I recommend that you also read the recent post from Sue Vincent about the case of the missing tweets. Have your tweets gone missing? Click here to read the post.

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A Coventry Win, And A Guardian Article – Happy Weekend!

A huge congratulations to Helen over at Journey to Ambeth who recently had an article featured in The Guardian! Please don’t like or comment on my reblog – hop on over and say hello!

Helen Jones

If you’ve read my Author Bio, or my About page, you’ll know that I grew up in Coventry, England. My family have deep ties to the City and most of them still live there, so I visit often. When I returned to the UK in 2012, I spent my first six months back in the country living there again, only moving away due to my husband’s work. It’s a place that holds a lot of happy memories for me.

Coventry is also the real-world setting for my Ambeth books. Alma lives on my old street, and the Gate of Oak is in the Memorial Park, a place that has always held magic for me. It is telling that, when I sat down to write my first book, Coventry was the inspiration and starting point. It is a city I still hold close to my heart.

So, when Coventry was named…

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Sacha Black – 13 Steps to Evil Workbook Launch!

Helen has featured Sacha Black’s new workbook on her blog – No. 1 Bestselling Author for Writers – definitely worth checking out! Please don’t like or comment on my reblog, hop on over to Helen (and then to Sacha) and say hi!

Helen Jones

My lovely author-and bloggy-friend Sacha recently released her excellent writing craft book, 13 Steps To Evil – How To Craft A Superbad Villain, which I would recommend as essential to any writer. Today, she’s released the accompanying workbook. Here, in her own words, she tells us what we’ll find inside:

How do you become the best writer you can?

Is a question I constantly ask myself in my quest to write full-time.

One of the most obvious answers I’ve discovered is by continuing to learn lessons and develop your craft.

But lessons only take you so far, right?

Why?

Because you have to put them into practice.

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At the tail end of May, I released 13 Steps To Evil – How To Craft A Superbad Villain which was jam-packed with resources and tips to improve your villains and help you take them to the next level.

But what…

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