Her name was Kathryn, and she was the most kind, caring, vivacious, funny, positive, inspiring, caring, talented woman I have ever met. She was a huge support to me over the years, both through my writing and also my fertility issues. Those of you who have read the ‘About’ page of this blog when I started it a year ago will realise she was the friend I talked about who survived her brush with cancer. Well last year it came back, and this time she wasn’t so lucky. She leaves behind her husband and an eight year old daughter.
You can read about her here Teachers-death-rocks-local-primary-school
I am so, so sad she is gone 😦
It’s made me really think about life again. Originally when I started this blog it was just to be for the year. Of course when I started it I didn’t know I was going to get pregnant a month later (dream finally come true!) so I didn’t as have much energy to devote to this as I had hoped. I had a blast doing the things I did though, and I really do feel like I reclaimed some of life’s little pleasures, whether it was making jam, going for bike rides, sleeping under the stars or studying the flowers in the back garden with a microscope.
In honour of Kathryn, I’m going to carry it on for this year. Of course I now have a 15 week old baby daughter, who is VERY time demanding, and already quite the little dramatic personality (we are going to be in soooooooooo much trouble as she gets older). So I’m going to go into it a little easier on myself this year and not have the pressure of doing something every weekend, although I will certainly try as much as possible.
I’m also working hard at selling and promoting my book, Charlie and Pearl, available on Amazon here Charlie and Pearl. You can find out more about that journey at this blog
Thanks for sticking round guys, and here’s to another fun year 🙂 I leave you with a recent sunset, humbling in its beauty.
Tiffany Branam has reviewed Charlie and Pearl and I have to say I am over the moon with her review 🙂 Check it out at this link or read it below 🙂
Book Review: Charlie and Pearl by Tammy Robinson.
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Woke up this morning to find I’d sold 3 books during the night and got a great review from Natalie at Vanity Case Books (fab new website)
Check it out Charlie and Pearl review at Vanity Case Books
Happy New Year everyone! 😀
Just wanted to let you know that I have spent the last month getting my book Charlie and Pearl ready for publication (as well as looking after Holly of course, who is 11 weeks already! Time flies!)
My book Charlie and Pearl is now available on Amazon Kindle for purchase. Check it out here Charlie and Pearl
Hope everyone’s 2013 is off to a fantastic start!
That’s right, incredibly I have been blessed to be nominated for the Versatile Blogger award for a second time! Woohoo!
This time I received the nomination from the lovely and inspiring Michaela – One Day At A Time
Seven random things about me
1) I love listening to old music from artists like The Crooners, Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra etc.
2) I’m writing my second book at the moment, my dream is to be published one day
3) Favourite movies: The Notebook, Walk the Line and The Grinch who Stole Christmas
4) Christmas is my absolute FAVOURITE time of the year! I love it!
5) I can’t watch horror movies. They scare the bejezzers out of me
6) I can’t spell bejezzers
7) I hate the thought of showering, until I’m in there and then I love it. It’s more the having to blowdry and straighten my hair afterwards that I can’t be bothered with.
Blogs I’d like to nominate
Hmm, I nominated fifteen of my favourite blogs last time so I won’t do them again, but here’s a new one that was recommended to me recently that’s fantastic for crafty stuff thegreendragonfly
Thank you again to all my lovely readers/followers! ♥