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    The A to Z Blogging Challenge 2019,  Travel

    A to Z Blogging Challenge: O is for Olbia

    Another day, another travel blog post. If this A to Z Blogging Challenge has taught me anything about myself, it’s that travelling is more important to me than I thought it was. In my 20s, I knew it was a huge part of who I was and what I dreamed about but then I grew up and life got in the way. For the last five years I wondered if I had lost the travel bug completely but after doing this challenge, it’s pretty obvious that it’s still there. Today O is for Olbia and for those who have never been or don’t know, Olbia is a town on the…

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    The A to Z Blogging Challenge 2019

    A to Z Blogging Challenge: N is for Nomination

    I’m not having a very good day today. Luke isn’t well, I’ve got a to-do list the length of my arm and I’m having to cancel appointments left, right and centre to make sure I’m home for Luke. It’s hard when your child is sick because you’re worrying about them, and you also have to juggle your own life too. I do wonder if I’ll ever stop worrying about him like I do now. So, this A to Z of my Wish List is a welcome distraction today. It’s allowing me to think of things that will probably never happen, but it would be quite fun if they did. Today…

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    Lifestyle,  The A to Z Blogging Challenge 2019

    A to Z Blogging Challenge: M is for Marble

    Onto the third week of the challenge now and I’m getting to the stage where I can see the end in sight. I think today is the halfway point. So, M is for Marble and initially I was going to write about a brand called Marble (I really admire their products and would love to buy them) but the problem with that idea was that it might be too much like advertising and you’re not allowed to do anything commercial on the A to Z Blogging Challenge. Ok, I wouldn’t have been getting paid for it and wouldn’t have anything to gain from it, but it’s still slightly suspicious. So,…

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    Books,  The A to Z Blogging Challenge 2019

    The A to Z Blogging Challenge: L is for Leaving A Shoe At The Ball

    Today I want to write about something a little bit different. It’s not an item that is currently on my wish list or something that I daydream about at the present time. Today L is going to stand for Leaving A Shoe At The Ball. If you’re at all familiar with western fairy tales, you’ll know the story of Cinderella. Western readers are reading this and thinking, “Who doesn’t know the story of Cinderella?” But lets not forget that the internet is global and so is my blog. There are a large number of readers from other cultures who have never heard of Charles Perrault or read his fairy tales…

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    Fashion,  The A to Z Blogging Challenge 2019

    A to Z Blogging Challenge: K is for Knee Boots

    Almost at the end of the second week and starting to schedule posts again today. There was a point this when I could easily have given up on this challenge. It doesn’t sound that difficult to people who aren’t doing it but writing a blog post every day for a month is as difficult as a diet. There’s a huge amount of stamina and discipline involved and when you have an off-day and you’re tired, you’d rather watch TV than sit in front of the laptop, blogging. It’s especially difficult when there aren’t many people engaging with the posts. That makes it feel pointless at times but I’m going to…