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Gone are the days of Cowboys and Indians, instead we now have assassins and robot heroes wielding guns. As much I’ve tried to fight it and being that this lad of mine is 12 at the end of this month. I have to applaud his creativeness as he wanted to be captured with his “assassins” robe on so we decided to put our imagination together and this is our creation.

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For the past several years (with a couple of years break), I have undertaken a challenge to take a photo a day for all of January (Bit like Nanowrimo but with photos).

I don’t use a set theme for this project but I do like to capture the happenings in our family life, I was only going to upload to my Facebook Page but decided that my blog readers may like  to have an insight into our family life and just get to know me a little better.

So here is Day One for you, I hope you enjoy the next month as I take you on a journey visually of our family.

 

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This bundle of energy makes me smile and keeps me on my toes. She certainly makes my life interesting and I wouldn’t change her in any way.

I can’t believe that this year will make her a big school girl and I look forward to seeing her move from strength to strength.

 

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It seems to be that time again where we make New Years resolutions (New Year/New me), I can’t say I like this word resolution. How many times do you make one of these and fail at them? I like to instead make small achievable goals instead. That way I know what I am getting into, the goal is not so high that is not achievable and I feel like I can my goals are easy to attain but still give me a small challenge at the same time.

I hope that what every your goals may be for the next 12 months ( or 3, 6 or 9 months) whether it be to finish a long awaited book (like me) or to find that new job or just even to become healthy (if that’s what you want to be) is  something that you feel will be achieved. That goal could even be to be happy with what life brings you (I hope it does just that!).

Remember old memories but also don’t forget to make some new ones too.

As I reflect back on the year that was 2015, it has been hard to describe what 2015 has been for us and my family, there has definitely been some highs and some lows. I have definitely learnt more about myself this year and have begun to be more forgiving of my struggles.

This year we also said goodbye to Jasper, my second ever fur baby whom  you may remember from THIS POST and will forever be in my memories but we also said hello to Belle (our new 8 month old ragdoll kitten) who have slotted so well into our family and is so well loved.

I understand that many are happy to leave 2015 way behind them and the painful memories that it brought but don’t forget the happy ones and keep them close as well.

So with my heart full from the past year, I wish you a very happy New Year, I hope it is a safe and prosperous one!

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Has this year gone fast or what! I know I haven’t posted much on this blog, life has gotten ahead of me rather quickly which of course hasn’t left me much time for writing although it has ALWAYS been in my thoughts and I’m always coming up with ideas for my stories.

This year I am again partaking in NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) where you face the challenge of writing a word count of 50,000 words within the month of November. This will be my second year taking part. Whilst I didn’t quite reach 50k last year, I was happy with what I did achieve and hope to work my way towards my goal this year (even if again I don’t reach 50k). Even one word over is an accomplishment in my eyes and I will be happy with whatever word count I can gain and it will make me ever closer to me finishing my novel.

Tomorrow I’m actually starting a day early (although the word count wont count towards  NaNoWriMo ) as I am attending the TWELVE lock in writers session with the SA Writers Centre so that means twelve long hours of constant writing, no kids, no hubby and no disruptions! I don’t get to do this often (maybe just once a year) but it helps to get those creative juices flowing and really get my writing on a roll. I really would like to finish this book that has been in my head for so very long.

I wish all those writers that are taking up the challenge of writing 50,000 words all the very best and a huge good luck wishes for NaNoWriMo! Don’t pressure yourself too hard, just do what you can and feel accomplishment in reaching whatever you can do!

And because they keep me writing and are my inspiration, here is a quick photo that I took of my kids the other day, their laughter, fun and imagination keeps me going so I thought I would share this image of them as I instantly fell in love with it, I mean seriously? Who could resist those happy laughing faces, they just make me want to smile in return and they will make me determined to write as much as I can tomorrow before tomorrow evening when I head back into their foray of giggles.

Anyway that’s it from me as I best get some sleep whilst I can, I hope you have a wonderful weekend and happy writing and story telling!

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Take care

Philly (Pippa.K)

 

 

  • jessica - I’m very disapointed that I didn’t know about this twelve hour lock up. Twelve hours writing with out the hubby or son interrupting sound like pure heaven! This is my first year with Nano, as I only discovered it a couple of days ago! I’m very excited though as it’s given me the chance to write a story that I’ve been planning for over a year.

    Also, your children are beautiful! That is the most gorgeous sibling photo I have ever seen.ReplyCancel

    • Pippa.K - Thanks so much for the comment Jessica, head to the SA Writers Centre website: http://www.sawriters.org.au and sign up to their newsletter and that way you can keep up to date with all their events (they also have a facebook page as well). Better yet can can become a member and get member discounts, it’s well worth it! Maybe I’ll see you at one of their events one day! Good luck with NaNoWriMo, this is my second year and it’s lots of fun!ReplyCancel