Musings, Fringe and yearnings


Well it seems I can’t stick to a challenge very well. The daily posting for April disappeared some time ago. It is not like I haven’t wanted to write anything, it is simply life got in the way.

I live on my own, I work anything upto full time hours (sometimes more), I have some inkling of a social life. I know there are bloggers out there with five kids, two jobs, yoga etc and still find time to blog everyday but I am not a superwoman. I am simply JC and I have limits on how much I can get done in one day.

Ok so ‘poor me’ moment over with. I have been busy in the background though. I have been writing some character bio’s for possible projects, researching a few bits and bobs, reading about new things and reading for leisure as well.

I am currently reading one of Stephen Fry’s many autobiography books and it has made me want to do many things including rekindling my urge for one day actually going to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. The chance this year is slim as all my funds have been going into rent, bills and food with not much leftover for anything fun. However, with the extra hours being worked recently there may be something that looks like savings in my bank account soon. I could combine a few days at Fringe with that being my holiday for the year.

In other news, the geek in me has once again been awakened by the arrival of Game of Thrones new season, this means I am unable to be contacted at all on a Monday while I watch it and then spend the rest of the letting all the horror of what just happened sink in.

I will try to not let as much time pass before I blog again and I will try and have something representing written work to show you soon.




I signed up for the monthly challenge, which is to write a blog a day. They do also have a theme, scandalous, but I can’t think of much to write on the subject. Today’s blog will be a more random post.

Firstly, after I had already mailed the present and card and while I was just about to fall asleep, a few lines popped into my head along the Mother’s Day theme:

The day I was born

I caused you pain, you only showed me love

Whenever I am ill

I caused you pain, you only showed me love

First time my heart was broken

I caused you pain, you only showed me love

Living so far apart

It causes you pain and you only ever show me love


It can do with a little refinement but that is the raw text that popped into my head this weekend.

Living away from parents and living alone can sometimes be tough but modern technologies make it a lot easier. We have Skype, the telephone and every now and again we surprise each other with a letter and pictures. Plus trains and buses make it a lot easier to get home for a visit when needed.

I have a lot of tasks I have been meaning to do recently but have ended up being put off due to excuse after excuse so today I am going to try one of the following things (amongst the daily tasks of pot washing etc):

Bake buns, a cake or cookies

Research something to do with writing

Make something creative

Cook something different for dinner

So there’s only four choices so it shouldn’t be too hard to do one of them. I will take a photo of the baking if it happens, the others may not make great pictures.

So that is me for today, I will try and catch up tomorrow and give an update on what ends up getting done and if anything exciting happens.

Goodbye for now