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Sooooooooo ….  I am pretty new to Blogging so please bear with me, if I mess up I apologise! I have tried several times to BLOG but never seem to get to the point of sharing my words? Maybe I worry that it’s all same o same o, maybe its a privacy thing, I mean I am about to hit a button that will let tons of people read my thoughts (oooerrrrrrrr very scary!) Essentially I am about to let you inside my head haha oh god run now!!! I may try to link to the other “attemtped Blog sites” at some point, there are a few out there but I don’t know if I can still find them. Anyway I am off track again, so If I post in the wrong place I apologise!  But I won’t apologise for writing 🙂

Writing is a way to express myself, it is a way to let go of all those thoughts whirring round in my head, thoughts that keep me in WAC at 3am in the morning.  Writing is a way to gather all those creative ideas and put them down into words, words which later I can see and remember what I would like to create.  Writing is a way to make sense of what people said or did or how you responded to certain situations throughout the day, it is a way to reflect, to recharge and to move on.

Today I CREATED my first blog post! (and this time I WILL share it!) It wasn’t easy, it took several attempts and it frustrated the hell out of me but I did it 🙂  – I feel like I have broken a barrier that has hung around my head for the past 9 months (wow , just realised, I could’ve given birth instead of procrastinating over a post lol) and now I can move on with that project.

Today I also CREATED a bumble bee made out of a wooden turned leg from an old sofa, a  wooden doorknob and

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some wire, it will hang in my garden above the gate.   It was something I have thought about for a couple of weeks now, I would’ve liked to go join my friends and have a tattoo done to show support for the 22 people who died in the bombing but with my illnesses my doc said it is too risky.  So I have sat and thought about what I could do to remember them and went through my junk box and saw the sofa leg 🙂 .  I am so proud of my creation I want to make another 21 and make a hive with the words of Tony Walsh’s poem written on it somehow.  That is a creation to be made in the near future I think.

Today I also CREATED a fairy village for my garden, it is only in my head at the moment, a creation waiting to be born but one day it will be real.  I sat in the garden, the sun beating down on my sunhat, sat on my hammock with a slight breeze coming through the wind tunnel I made last year (another creation that actually works), surrounded by 4 dogs all lying on blankets in the shadier parts of my little hideaway in the garden.  I hadn’t any energy apart from being able to gently sway the hammock and think and drink water.  I surveyed the garden and it is full of junk really, i am a hoarder!  A hoarder who always thinks there is another use for this and for that rather than throw it in the bin – not a good thing really judging by the amount of crap I have lying around the garden lol.    I counted 4 large petrol containers,  6 copper pipes,  9+ plastic pipes of various sizes and diameters,  a bucket full of plastic bottles, another bucket full of various size tins,  a bucket full of caps and lids from various bottles and jars …. and that was just in the places I could see from my little hideaway, I know there are many more like this all round the garden.   It was the 4 large squarish petrol containers and the bucket of lids that made me think fairy garden!   I could make lots of little houses with cute little funny chimney lids and roofs of different shapes … I could add some signs to the pipes with directions like “pick weeds here for free”  or “do not disturb the fairies” ….. My mind was in over drive creating the whole village in my head and there it will remain until I set it free by actually starting the project or I end up going to the tip and it will never see the light of day.

So all in all it has been a very creative day for me, I hope that I have not bored you with my thoughts but I am glad I decided to do this writing prompt called “Create” , it has allowed me to go back over my day and re think all my thoughts and be grateful that I have achieved so much creativity  when I thought I had done nothing but laze about all day.

keep the ball bouncing xxx

Create

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I haven’t got a clue! 3RD attempt!

Okay!!!!

So I just learnt my 1st lesson on Blogging!

Lesson No 1: Don’t try to type a post on here until you know exactly what you are doing because you will only lose it!!

This is my 3rd Attempt grrrrrrrrrr

1st attempt I actually managed to write 3 quite large paragraphs and was quite proud of it, I was feeling confident because on the right side bar it said “status: Draft saved 03.21am” so I presumed it had saved all that I had written …….. WRONG!!! All the damn thing saved was the title!!! All I did was try to put in an emoji and change the colour of the text to blue? And the whole lot disappeared POOF! GONE? just like that! Lost in internet space, floating around in that vast space where no one will every see it or read it 😮 I do wonder if there is like a place all those unpublished words are banished to, just all floating about and bumping into each other, so sad, RIP words unpublished I am sure you would’ve raised a smile! Anyway …….A full half hour of writing what I thought was going to start my blog, gone! boo hoo. So I tried again………..

2nd Attempt I did 1 paragraph, it was nothing like the 1st one because I haven’t a clue what I wrote on there, (I have memory issues lol, will explain that at some point) so then I hit “Save Draft” button and yes everything disappeared again??? Apart from the title? I tried opening all the draft pages, nothing just the title. I tried pressing the back button …… nothing except the title? I was beginning to think maybe I should just give up again but …………..

3rd Attempt!!! I am writing this in notepad haha!!! In your face WordPress!!! I am not going to lose another thought written down!!! So ………at least I have a copy of what I have written and I can now mess about with trying to actually save a copy on my site without messing up – hopefully!! Haha 🙂 I might think I am thick but I truly am not!!

I do not think this bloggin lark is easy at all!!! Everyone says it is but it isn’t!!

So just realised I was on VISUAL and the word count was ZERO! even after pasting my paragraph!!
so I switched to TEXT, pasted again and now word count is 263 – wooo hooo!

Is it ok to get excited yet? possibly not lol better first save it and see if I can find it again, BRB hopefully!!

Yaaaay I am back and yessss it saved wooo hooooo!!

So my head is this mashed!
But I think I will try to remember what I was going to write for my very first Blog post on here!!!

Onwards and upwards, gotta keep that ball bouncing xxx