Spidey’s Serene Sunday – Part 225

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“Expect nothing, and appreciate everything”

Anon

Thank you for that, Spidey.

I post this quote as a beginning to my eventual post about the Bloggers Bash.

I did indeed go, piled up with cake, and Hoppalong Hubby in tow, with no expectations, other than to meet with old friends, and mingle with new.

I managed to achieve that, but on top of that, I was gobsmacked, absolutely lost for words, to find out that I won the Best Book Blog award!

Now, those of you who have been following me for a while, know that I was surprised to be nominated, but grateful… and with a HUGE list of blogs on the nominated pile, I didn;t think I stood a chance… but somehow, I did it!

Or rather, you did it. Because without the votes from you, my blogily, I would have never got anywhere!

So thank YOU!

This one’s for you! I appreciate each and every one of you out there who took the time to vote, and those of you who support this little space in the Blogosphere by reading, liking and commenting on my posts.

So… tell me when life managed to totally exceed your expectations?

Have a peaceful Sunday Peeps  And enjoy your week! ❤ 

Spidey’s Serene Sunday – Part 224 – Dreams

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Dreams are the seeds of change. Nothing ever grows without a seed, and nothing ever changes without a dream.

Debby Boone

Thank you Spidey, and hello Peeps! It’s good to be back with you all again after my feeling unwell last week.

I really love the quote Spidey found for me to ponder upon this week.

Dreams.

We all have them.

I don’t mean the things that float around in your head when you are asleep, but your aspirations.

Your hopes.

Your dreams.

Those goals you wish to achieve in your life.

We all need something to live for, to work towards, to reach.

Without dreams, what are we doing? Living each day, just to get through it, to the next.

That’s not life.

That’s existance.

Whereas if you have that dream to strive to make a reality, you have a focus.

Some may dream of a happy life at home, with a perfect family.

Some want that new car, or a specific job role.

You may dream to meet someone special, or important to you.

My dream is to see my novel finally in print, out there, for others to read and share.

And now, because I have focussed on it, that dream is a few more steps closer to reality. The editor has read it, so the editing is happening. A cover is being looked at. And I have author branding! Eeeks! With a website, and Facebook page to match!

My dream is to have my own class – truly my own class.

As the last few years I have been team teaching with certain colleagues, and though my time is just that, my time in class, it’s not the same as having full responsibility for your own classroom, and your children. Maybe the next academic year will bring that to fruition.

My dream is to have my forever home.

I love where we live, but the children are fast outgrowing the space we have. It’s crunch time. We are looking at whether it is better to go big and extend, or to spruce up, sell up and buy the perfect place… It’s a work in motion.

There are a few of my dreams, and I am slowly working on each of them. I don’t want to get to the end of my days, feeling like I never gave them my best shot.

So… tell me, what are you doing to make your dreams come true?

Have a peaceful Sunday Peeps  And enjoy your week! ❤ 

Spidey’s Serene Sunday – Part 222

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“If you’re tired, learn to rest, not quit.” – Anon

Thank you Spidey. Apt for me right now!

It’s been an exhausting few weeks, what with being the taxi for the whole household, dealing with Hopalong Hubby, the kids and their myriad activites that they need be be at, struggling with switching off at home because of everything that needs to be done, reading and writing, for the blog as well as looking at the WIP, along with a tiring term at school where assessments, reports, and the beginnings of preparations for next year are about to commence, and coupled with a wonderful yet busy weekend away at the beginning to see my brother… I am totally done!

Sometimes it feels like the easy way. To think, I can’t do this any more, and give up. No more blog, no more writing, no more stress at work. ( I can’t give up being a wife or mum!)

But I can’t do that.

All these things are what make me, me!

Instead a break is what is needed. And perfectly timed, my school mid term break has arrived. Two weeks of not having to wake too early, and peace from school at least. Though there are still reports to write, I can switch off from that side for a while. I’ll carry on doing all the other things, but at a more relaxed pace… And enjoy them all too!

So… tell me, what do you need to take a break from?

Have a peaceful Sunday Peeps  And enjoy your week! ❤ 

Spidey’s Serene Sunday – Part 221

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“What day is it?” “Today,” said Piglet. “Ah,” said Pooh, “my favourite day.” – A.A. Milne

Many thanks for that Spidey… I do love a bit of Pooh Bear and his wisdoms.

Just a little reminder to make sure you are living in the now, and not the yesterdays gone by, or in the hope of something better tomorrow.

Today will never come again, so grab it by the horns and ride it!

So… tell me, what are you looking forward to doing, today?

Have a peaceful Sunday Peeps  And enjoy your week! ❤ 

Spidey’s Serene Sunday – Part 221

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“No dream is ever chased alone.” – Rahul Dravid

Thank you Spidey!

Yes, it’s that time of year again, when Cricket Mum comes out.

Usually, cricket is the domain of Lil Man and Hubby Dearest, with me just helping out with training drop offs, and the odd match that Lil Princess and I go to watch. But this year, what with Hubby Dearest’s injury, it appears that all sporting activities will be attended by me…

And what a lovely quote by an amazing cricketer, Rahul Dravid. It’s all about team players. A cricketer himself doesn’t win a match but a combination of individuals, who pull together, who reach the ultimate end of a match.

It’s the same with life, and dreams we chase, isn’t it? There are very few things you can achieve totally alone.

Yes, you need the motivation and gumption to go after what you really want, but ultimately you need the support and guidance of the loved ones around you, the experts to help you, and those to appreciate whatever it is you are trying to achieve.

So I’ll be there with my blanket to watch the match (but I have to admit, my Surface, notebook and Kindle will also accompany me too!) to be there for my Lil Man, who is playing so well, and never asks for the support, but appreciates it greatly.

Hopefully we can bring his dad to one too, when it’s a little closer!

So… tell me, are you a team player?

Have a peaceful Sunday Peeps  And enjoy your week! ❤ 

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