Having set the challenge to increase my followers by 1000. I have become obsessed with checking my stats. Today I noticed that in two hours I had lost one follower. Just one follower, but to me this one follower became the most important person to my blog. Before you all worry about the level of my sanity I went from 941 to 940 it was very noticeable. If only I could ask that 1 follower why they had unfollowed? What post made them unfollow?
Today I had a eureka moment in my day job. For those that don’t know me, I am Deputy Head of a small independent school. We specialise in young people who can’t access mainstream school. They have a mix of learning needs and behaviour that challenges. Yes, it’s challenging and yes I love it. These … Continue reading I Might Actually Be Good At This
Research for any project is important. However, I didn’t realise how important until I read Cold Justice by Lee Weeks. The Mistake Within the first couple of chapters, the detectives visit a cross channel ferry. The chapter heading clearly states this is Folkestone. I know for a fact that there is no ferry crossing from … Continue reading Cold Justice – Lee Weeks
All the back pages covered the news of Darius Deaddog Dunn’s humiliation at the hands of his mother. He had been ten rounds into the biggest fight of his life when his mother had thrown the towel in for him. Not any towel either, the woman had thrown a tea towel onto the canvas. This effectively stopping the title fight. Darius and his team had a plan. Having watched Rowe’s past fights the man could only last ten rounds. He tired so much after the tenth round, he was dead on the canvas. A couple of punches after that and he would be down. The tough part was withstanding the first ten rounds at his hands. Darius and his team had put a plan together, where he would withstand this. The plan had all been going well until his mother threw her tea towel onto the canvas.
Quotes from great writers are not just inspirational, but learning tools. I devour books on writing and love the advice they give. I also love the hidden gems from bloggers. Sometimes their articles and quotes are as profound as the literary masters. Here are my 10 favourites, some authors you will recognise, others not. The first draft of everything is shit - Ernest Hemingway
Money is the root of evil This piece of paper rules our lives Do we have enough to live? Do we have enough to give? Some have money to burn Spending cash on frivolities Money for new gold watches Money for pet haircuts and homes People who work all week To go to … Continue reading The Root of Evil – Poem
I have stayed away from Tess Gerritsen books for a very good reason. I have five series I am already reading, I don’t need anymore to collect. Then along comes a stand-alone and I was sold. Dr Isles does put in a small cameo appearance, but not enough for me to worry about. The Bone … Continue reading The Bone Garden – Tess Gerritsen