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Further reflections on January

Last week I was a pouring out of my frustration with not getting enough done and always feel stressed about not doing enough, through the whole of January. Since then I took some time to reflect about the month and … Continue reading

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Spring research

This spring I look forward to spend more time researching my historical NaNoWriMo novel from last year (a sequel to an old historical novel). One of my aspirations this year is to make sure that I research the period and geopolitical area … Continue reading

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New Year – New Me

Happy New Year Everyone Last year I was writing my FIRSTS on the 1st of every month. This year I will make lists at the end of the month, corresponding to the number of days in the month. Look out for … Continue reading

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TBT – 2018 Goals

At the end of the year, I like to look back at the goals (aspirations) I set in the beginning of the year and also any changes I have made to them over the year and additions I have made. Throughout the … Continue reading

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Book Review

Sometimes when reading non-fiction books I come across a book that I am nodding along to all the way through. Men Explain Things to Me, and other essays by Rebecca Solnit is one of those. I agreed with almost everything … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo thoughts on research

This NaNoWriMo I had planned to do a sequel to my (unpublished) historical world war II novel. However a historical novel requires some (sometimes a lot) research. As I mentioned before I did not get as much writing and research done this … Continue reading

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19 Goals Before 2019

Last year I came across the concept of setting 18 goals to accomplish before 2018, so this year I am doing the same but of course increasing the goals to 19. I found it very helpful last year to have … Continue reading

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August – FIRSTS

All through 2018, on the first day of the month I will publish a photograph and journal about what it means to me. This is an exercise I will do to further develop my writing. If you have the time … Continue reading

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Medici Family

My summer holidays are often the time when I try to get some ‘fun’ research done. My university degree is in history and part of why I wanted to do history was because I love research. I love sitting in … Continue reading

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What are we not doing closer to home?

I came across this question in one of the many articles I have been reading about the environment. I can’t remember who said exactly this, but in many places there are similar questions asked. It is easy to look at … Continue reading

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