Friday, May 30, 2008
Thursday, May 29, 2008
Wednesday, May 28, 2008
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
Monday, May 26, 2008
Sunday, May 25, 2008
Thursday, May 22, 2008
Friday, May 16, 2008
Thursday, May 15, 2008
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
The Times Top 100 Films. I have watched approx 22 out of the top 100, so of course once I realised that, the gauntlet was drawn, I have to watch all 100! So I'm starting with a clean sheet, even those I've watched previously won't be counted. I've watched the sum total of 5 so far, so I have a little while to go and you never know, I may just get to watch all 100 before I'm 40!
Monday, May 12, 2008
So it's this lady that I have to thank, for making one of my tasks, to get my own column in a magazine or newspaper. A fictitious lady, I am well aware, but someone who has still shaped my life, gave me a love of designer shoes and kept me spellbound in her quest for love in one of my favourite cities.
To what column I should write, has kept me wondering for a little while, but for some reason, I keep coming back to my blog and the fact that I would love for this to reach a wider audience. So in the next couple of weeks, I'm going to see what I can do about making that happen. You never know, I could be the next Carrie Bradshaw!
Sunday, May 11, 2008
Rick Springfield. I hover every now and again, just to see what he's up to and just to see if by chance he may be touring in the UK. Silly really, as the last time he toured here was a one off gig in the eighties. I heart Rick Springfield and have done since my early teens, when I used to sit in my bedroom and spend hours listening to Atlantic 252, or whatever radio station played American rock at that time. Jessie's Girl is my favourite song and even now when I hear the opening bar, I still get goose pimples. I would love to see him in concert, hence the fact that's why it's included within my 40 things. Rick tours constantly, but for some reason, never seems to tour whenever I'm in the States (I missed seeing him on my honeymoon last year by a month). My plan of action would be to see him in concert in a state that I've never visited before, so I may persuade my husband (coincidentally also called Rick!) that we may need to take a trip state side next year, but of course you can bet your bottom dollar that Rick won't be touring then.....
Saturday, May 10, 2008
beyond boundaries. Ten young disabled people are attempting to cross Ecuador and the Andes with the help of Ken Hames. An unbelievable situation to put yourself through, even more so when some of the people taking part are reliant on wheelchairs or have lost limbs. I feel amazingly humble, especially when I think of how my able bodied self has been twittering on for the past couple of months on how I'm going to survive climbing Ben Nevis. What these people have endured whilst completing this expedition can only be described as heroic, but this bravery is only a small part of what they must go through, on a day to day basis in today's society. So, I will carry on with my training and hope that I can find at least a small part of the strength that these individuals have portrayed on this programme, in order to complete my expedition on June 1st.
Friday, May 9, 2008
The Ritz. Caroline has just been to London to do this The Berkeley which I think looks alot cooler than The Ritz! Pity I made a pact not to change my list once it was published!
Thursday, May 8, 2008
Wednesday, May 7, 2008
Saturday, May 3, 2008
Oh well, 52 more books to read on my list and 7 months of the year left to read them all in!! For now, I may well take break from this, as my new Jodi Picoult is calling me......
Thursday, May 1, 2008
- Write every day, even if it's only 20 minutes in the morning and the same at night
- It doesn't matter what you write, as long as you write something
- Shut yourself off from the outside world, that means no Internet, no TV, no phones and no conversations with your spouse etc
- Even if you are a quarter the way through writing a book and you feel what you've written is a load of tosh, carry on writing until you've finished the book. You can decide after you have finished it, if you then want to scrap it. The accomplishment will be in the fact that you've actually finished what you set out to achieve
- Join a writing class or course to gain criticism on your work, as this is something you have to learn to take as a writer
After the Q&A session, I then got to meet Jodi as she signed two of my favourite books of hers, Nineteen Minutes and My Sister's Keeper. I commented I nearly brought all of my books of hers to sign, but didn't think she would appreciate signing them all. She told me next time I come, to do just that and I replied that I definitely would!