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One arm challenge

I’m hitting the bloganuary prompts out of order now. This is the prompt for day 14, to write about a challenge I’ve faced and overcome. Challenges come in different shapes and sizes, don’t they? From the micro challenge of getting out of my nice, warm bed every morning, to work challenges like getting to grips […]

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Super powers

So, the cold I had a week ago that I thought I’d recovered from came back with a vengeance, and on Friday my sinuses entirely blocked. That made my head a bit sore, and concentration very hard to come by. It’s taking a while to lift, and in the meantime I’ve missed some prompts. I […]

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Perfect Day

Day 13 of Bloganuary, and the prompt for today is to describe my ideal day. To be absolutely ideal, it would be a warm, sunny day. I like warmth, not so keen on the cold. We’d start with a nice cup of tea in bed together with a spot of reading, before a spot of […]

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Once more with feeling

For today’s Bloganuary prompt, I’m looking at emoticons. More specifically, the prompt is “What emoji(s) do you like to use?”. I use a lot of emoticons in text communication like Slack, mostly to replace facial expressions. So pretty bog standard, lots of 😂🤣😀👍 sort of thing. Pretty boring. I have been developing a range of […]

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Bold with added teamwork

The prompt for bloganuary day 10 made me roll my eyes and mutter. ‘What does it mean to live boldly?’ I was muttering because it sounds so trite and meaningless. Right up there with ‘live, laugh, love’. Googling didn’t help. I found lots of articles titled ‘N tips to help you live boldly!’, which were […]

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Gratitude

Bloganuary day 10 prompt is ‘What 5 things are you grateful for today?’ There are all sorts of things to be grateful for, aren’t there? I wrote a list as they occurred to me through the day, so these are not all perhaps as deep and meaningful as they could be. Clarkie. Always. Even when […]

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Never azzume, boy

Bloganuary day 9. ‘What do people incorrectly assume about you?’ This one feels fun. There are a few things people regularly assume about me that just aren’t true. This was my PhD graduation from Sussex in 2016. (Fortunately the wind didn’t change, I didn’t stick like that.) It sort of relates to both of the […]

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Self-approval

Day 8 is a tough, tough prompt from Bloganuary. ‘What do you like most about your writing?’ Wow. I have honestly never really put much thought into it. Which is almost ridiculous, because the only real way to improve is to evaluate, and I’m really not sure I ever have. For goodness sake, I’ve written […]

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Laughing

Ugh. So, I’m sick. I think it’s a cold — the lateral flow test was negative — but it is making concentration hard. To be fair, Clarkie’s more obviously sick than I am, but my sinuses are full. Upshot is, I’m behind on the bloganuary challenges. I’m going to catch up. This was the prompt […]

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Inspiration

The Bloganuary Day 6 prompt is ‘Who is someone who inspires you and why?’, which is a pair of questions I find really surprisingly hard to answer. Again, as with yesterday I think there are two categories of people that you could pick from: people you know (parents, family etc) and people you don’t. I […]