Friday, 31 May 2013

And breathe...

I managed to visit every single blog in the Get Healthy bloghop on Wednesday - a first for me!! If I didn't leave a comment on your blog it was because your post wasn't up when I dropped in, and I'm afraid I didn't go back because I couldn't remember which ones to go back to!

Today I'm planning to reply to the comments on my post, after I've been to the gym - and I really should get some actual writing done. This week has been very busy with the kids off school - friends visiting, trips to the cinema (Star Trek - fantastic!) and walking in the sunshine. Next week my hours at work are changing - to the benefit of my writing, but the slight detriment of family life. I'll have to see how it goes, and cross my fingers that I become the next big thing within the next three months!

Next week also heralds the start of my That Sadie Thing blog tour, and I've got some great stops on the tour - more on the next week, too.

Today, I am taking the time to just relax and breathe, and look at this lovely picture of the river at the end of my road.

Have a great weekend, folks!



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  1. Enjoy your rest and I did the Faerie Prince Blogfest this week instead. Best of luck with your tour!

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    1. There are so many good blogfests around, it's impossible to do them all!

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  2. Annalisa, I'm very impressed that you visited all the blogs on the hop. Can't say I even got close! Also, what is the picture at your blog's header? It's so cool!

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    1. I was pretty impressed with myself too - I've never managed it before! I have no idea what the picture is in my header, I never asked!! The Golden Eagle designed it for me. I think it's cool too :-)

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  3. I visited quite a few and found them really inspiring! I hope it's a blog hop that continues. I didn't participate but sure liked reading the posts.

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    1. There were some fantastic tips. I had a very healthy day yesterday!

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  4. Go enjoy your weekend! I'm not sure I even made it to all the participants in the blog hop.

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    1. I wanted to try on at least one bloghop - normal service will resume for the next one I take part in. It was exhausting!

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  5. Sounds like a whirlwind of activity! Good job you've got a beautiful view like that to look at to chill out :-)

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    1. Yes, the view is brilliant. I hope to take more advantage of it this summer and sit up there with my notebook.

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  6. Breathing is good...never to be taken for granted. I have been trying to keep up with blogs, but it's hard. Partly because I actually liked to read them and I am a sloooowww reader.

    Good luck with the Sadie Tour! It's an excellent book. Some of those stories really stay with me...like the parents and the missing daughter; the tiger man and his artist lady love...you should email me and give me the inside scoop and not leave me wondering!!

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    1. Nope, no email, you'll just have to check out all the blogs on the tour :-D There are so many more blogs, and I keep adding more to my list... very hard to keep up with them all.

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  7. I hear you- sometimes I need to remind myself to stop and just breathe. I have so much going on lately it's nuts. Three kids with their own schedules, not to mention mine! I love this picture- truly beautiful.

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    1. Being busy happens all at once for me, then I had weeks or months of very little going on. A bit of spacing out would be nice. The actual view is so much better :-)

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  8. Sounds like you have a great plan. Best of luck and enjoy the weekend.

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  9. Hi Annalisa .. I need to visit a few others on the Get Healthy hop and must sort that out .. good luck with the routine change .. and then let's hope there's a summer weekend ahead to complete this short break ..

    Keep breathing and see you at Christine's on Monday, I believe .. cheers Hilary

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    1. The summer weekend seems to be definitely on the cards! And yes, the first stop of the tour is Christine Rains - see you there :-)

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  10. Relaxing and breathing are very nice things. I hope to get to that tomorrow. Have a beautiful weekend!

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    1. When I don't stop and relax, I get very cranky... It's not good for anyone when that happens :-)

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  11. That is a very lovely picture. Enjoy your weekend...it sounds as though you've certainly earned the right to relax for a bit.

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    1. That picture was actually taken last December/January time. I should have posted a properly summer one... next time :-)

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  12. I just saw Star Trek yesterday...great film!

    Have a great weekend :)

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    1. The new Spook is so uncannily like Leonard Nimoy - great casting!

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  13. I commented on everyone that had bothered to write at the time I went to the linky list. I think there were just a few I didn't comment on.

    Yvonne.

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    1. That's the problem with a global blogfest, everyone's waking up at different times!

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  14. Happy blog touring...:). Your book has amazing reviews :).

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    1. I'm very lucky that everyone who's reviewed it has liked it :-)

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  15. You are very supportive of the writing community. Good job. Enjoy the rest, a few beers (!) or wine(!) and back at it on Monday.

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    1. I was exhausted when I finished the list. When I started there were 97 blogs, but another 7 or 8 where added during the day... Now that's just cheating :-D

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  16. I got to all but ten and I'm glad I took the time-- there were some really inspiring posts!

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    1. Yes, there were - and lots of great tips... I'm going to try to utilise some of them.

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  17. Beautiful photo!

    Good luck with your tour. I'm looking forward to it. :)

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    1. Thanks Dana. I think I'm looking forward to it too... :-)

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  18. Great achievement... time out sounds perfect:)

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    1. I'm currently trying to relax while my youngest is running around with a water pistol and my eldest is slamming doors as a hobby!

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  19. Lovely. Thank you for the reminder to relax!

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    1. Lol. Sometimes there are just too many things to do, aren't there? I hope you manage to relax too :-)

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  20. Have a great time at the gym and a wonderful weekend!!

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    1. Two gym sessions, two work shifts and a BBQ later, and yes this weekend has been good, thank you :-)

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  21. Wow, I think if I had that view at the end of my road I would never leave home. It's beautiful.

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    1. I sometimes forget how lucky I am. I really shouldn't do that :-)

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  22. You've accomplished a lot this week! And I bet your blog tour next week will be wonderful! Good luck with everything, and I'll try to follow you around if you post a schedule here. :-)

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    1. Thanks Lexa - fingers crossed I haven't just sent out blank posts to everyone... :-)

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  23. See you next week for the start of your blog tour Annalisa!
    Writer In Transit

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    1. Thanks for your support, and for being the last stop on the tour!

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  24. Hi Annalisa,

    Breathe, indeed. I'm delighted you managed to interact with all the others who participated in that ugggghhhhhh...blogfest or bloghop! :)

    Enjoy your weekend and now I can breathe knowing this blogfest or whatever, is over, for now. Help! LOL

    Gary

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    1. This blog will be a blogfest free zone for the next few months at least - I exhausted myself on the last one :-)

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  25. Ah, school holidays. We've had them too.

    Enjoy the tiny bit of weekend that is left.

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    1. Luckily the kids are back to school tomorrow, but then I've only got 6 weeks to prepare for the summer holidays...

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