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Meteor Showers and Going Viral

This week I am hoping to get to see the Perseids meteor shower. I managed to get to see some shooting stars during their appearance in our atmosphere last year and they were just as magical as I imagined they would be. Don’t get me wrong, I have seen shooting stars before, but the individual rare occurrence – even the one that fell right in front of my car down a back lane in Staffordshire one summer – pales next to the potential of seeing a sky full of streaking lights over the bay, so many that you just can’t wish upon them all.

However, this year the weather is a bit more overcast. The opportunity is still there but there will be a greater degree of luck involved in actually seeing one through the clouds. Will this stop me from standing outside and hoping? Of course not! And I may get to see a few bats, a glimpse of the extra large harvest moon and to enjoy the magic that moonlight bestows upon our countryside, transforming the trees and hedgerows into something faintly of the other world. And whether I manage to see them or not, I shall enjoy myself immensely.

It’s a bit like a meme or video or post you’ve made going viral. It’s an exciting possibility – you may even set out with the intention of that happening – but you would put out that piece of content anyway. Well, I hope you would! Continue reading

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If everyone is watching me, how can I get it right?

Sound at all familiar??

And being very honest here, that’s me too -  a much bigger amount of time than you probably believe I would think that. Especially given what I do for a living! Today has been filled with a fantastic rocking-my-thing and I-love-what-I-do moments with total self doubt if I should even be working in social media and maybe I should just give up and do something else moments. But I noticed something this evening during my evening yoga practice.

My cat has taken to watching me.

Curled up in a little ball at the end of my bed, 2 big amber eyes are taking in everything I do and quite frankly it’s off putting! Especially in any sort of balance! It feels like I’m being assessed for my gracefulness and stretching ability by a creature who has essentially evolved to be the epitome of those things. And I am rather lacking. In my own head at least. Continue reading

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Social Media & DIY

I had enough this weekend. I have hated the anaglypta wallpaper in out hall for the last 2 1/2 years, since we moved in, in fact. So when we cleared everything out to do a bit of DIY and get the floor ready so we could tile it, I just couldn’t resist that bit of lifted wallpaper where it had been caught by the people bringing the new window frames into the house a couple of months ago. And I thought I’d just see how easily it came off the wall. And how much of the plaster decided to come off with it too.

My thought process went something like

“I’m a bit bored”

“Oooh that bit of wallpaper is coming away”

“I REALLY hate this wallpaper. That little bit is staring at me”

“I wonder how easily it would come off…”
And there you have it. I now have a hall that most of the wallpaper is in the bin, the plaster is (mostly) still on the wall and we now have a bit more work to do – but I have a very satisfied feeling.

When it all comes together my hall is going to look amazing! But why am I telling you this? Continue reading

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Yoga and social media: they reflect each other more than you think

The thing that I love most about my yoga mat is the impressions my feet leave on it when I move or step off at the end of my practice. They heal very quickly but I like to watch them fade.

It is where I have been grounded, feet on the earth and head in the sky, where I made contact and a fleeting remembrance of where I once was but now am not. If you follow me on Instagram you’ll know of my love of my mat, as I photograph that more than me on it. It’s the place I centre, calm my mind and soul, stretch out those cramped up muscles form sitting at the screen, running after kids and renovating my house or gardening. But why am I writing about it here? Continue reading

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I just did something really scary – but it worked!

Well mostly it worked ;D

I have never run a webinar before, I think I’ve only ever attended 2 as well plus the occasional Google Hangout that was recorded so is kinda’ similar. So what on earth possessed me to go and just put one on then, you might ask?? And with about 2 weeks notice too.

Well, it’s really very simple. I got asked whether I was going to by someone. Then I had one of those conversations that was “Well, you know what people really need is a really simple, affordable Twitter basics type thing online” (that’s a bit of a paraphrase btw!). So I thought I’m going to do it and I’m going to tell everyone that I’m going to do it right now, before I can change my mind or worry. So I wrote the page for my website, figured out how to make the paypal buttons work and googled webinar software.

And I ran it last night!
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