REVIEW Writers found inspiration in France in my last blog Inspired by Movies. This time it's how brain breaks are important for creativity. It's from a great article I was reading earlier in the pandemic. All about harnassing productivity, the incubation of ideas, avoiding burnout, and getting into good habits. The article is targeted toward … Continue reading Brain Breaks for Creativity
How much does it take before inspiration becomes creation. Forget procrastination. Here's a few movies about writers to get your imagination fired up. They have one thing in common, France. Midnight in Paris, Love Actually, and Julie and Julia. Come on writers. International travel is back. I'll book the tickets if you grab a cottage … Continue reading Inspired by Movies
Screeching fingernails mark the chalkboard of your mind. Each scratch sends shivers down your spine. Angst. Silently the world looks on. Unseen REM as eyes dart back and forth. Tick tock. Slow motion in your world. Counting each second. Counting each moment like a timebomb. Waiting and watching. Watching and waiting. A leg taps the … Continue reading The Waiting Room
Lockdown took me down an unfamiliar path. Online shopping. A nightmare. So glad I can now go back to the shops to try things on in real life. "During the pandemic, many...turned to online shopping, by choice or necessity. This can ... lead to higher levels of regret as consumers are not able to physically interact with … Continue reading 5 Ways to Avoid Buyers Regret
You played Candy Crush waiting for the paint to dry. It said low fumes. The smell is so strong it tosses the room around in your head like a Cubist painting. Your lungs are bursting. Open the door. Breathe. I love renovating. You get to compromise with your partner. You know they may not have … Continue reading Paint Fumes
Another fit, another scare. This time my son collapses. Collapses on top of me. Phone calls. One after another. The family grapevine speculates. Calls for calm but my guts are churning. My nerves are on edge. There's nothing more I can do. The ambulance is coming. I'm so glad I was there. Being Dad When he grew … Continue reading I’m Glad I was There
"Who could that be? I'm not expecting anyone." But you wouldn't be. Like a bear in hibernation you have been in self imposed lockdown for months. You open the door. A lady stands before you. You don't recognise her until she stares at you with striking blue eyes, much like your own. The penny drops. … Continue reading Who is it?