Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Cough, cough, cough....

Daniela Pesconi-Arthur - mywritingshed
Hi everyone!

Plagiarising a very dear friend of mine, Camilinha (if you haven't visited her blog "Ateliê Imaginário" yet, you don't know what you're missing! It's in Portuguese, but it's so sweet!!) , this post is a very delayed "spring clean"! :)

I know, I know... I haven't written for ages... After the blog challenge of May, I totally ran out of ideas. It didn't help that I started to work full-time either, leaving home really early and not getting back before 8pm. To be honest, all I wanted was a shower, food, a good book to read, lovely cwtches from Hubby and disappear to "Lululand".... Zzzzzzz...

I'm home today, with an ear infection. The TWO ears, can you believe that? Hunf! But I'll be back to work tomorrow. Two more days and then it's weekend again. I'll try to stop by with another post.

I have thought loads about writing. I swear! Commuting has its advantages and there's no shortage of funny/interesting/poignant/weird/ridiculous scenes and situations in train stations or in the streets. It drives me nuts sometimes, especially when I'm in a hurry and can't stop to take notes. Sometimes I wish my eyes would work like a camera: click, click, click... and presto! I'd have in my mind all the images to use as writing prompts. But no. My eyes don't work as a camera (I hope nobody else's do, or I'd be really jealous!) and by the time I get home the last thing I want to do is wait for my laptop to boot. Sorry, a thousand times sorry.

I'll have to plagiarise Camilinha's post again. I just wanted to let you know what I've been up to since.... let me check... 15th May!!!!! Grab a cup of coffee or tea and here we go...

* I've got a new job! I'm now working at Cardiff Met Uni, as an English Pre-Sessional Teacher... Getting there, getting there. :)
* I've met some very nice and interesting people. Still, I miss the comfort of my old friends from Brasil, and my sisters. 
* I've supported Brasil during the World Cup (obviously!), and was shocked when they lost to Germany. To be honest, I went to bed really embarrassed after the 5th goal. In the final, I was all Germany! :D
* Hubby and I got way too excited with my new job: bought a new bed, ordered carpet for the bedroom and tiled the whole bathroom (with Dad-in-law's help!)! It looks lush! :)
* I had a visit from a dear friend from Brasil. Emilia came to stay for 3 weeks and we had a great time! We visited Bath and Stratford-Upon-Avon. My writer's hands were itchy, but again, no time to write anything down... :(
* Hubby and I discovered a new TV series: Prisoners of War. We got totally hooked! 
* My neighbour got a cocker spaniel puppy, Toby. I'm in love! 
* Our garden is lovely and the flowers are stunning! :)
* Visited Tenby with Hubby for his birthday.
* We've just had a little domestic crisis (a burst pipe in the bathroom), so I have to go now.

Promise I'll be back at the weekend.
Thanks for your patience and for not abandoning me! :)

Dani x

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