Thursday, 17 May 2012

The Passing of Donna Summer

It's always sad to hear about the passing of someone in the media who has had a great influence or impact on your formative years. And this is just exactly one of those moments; reading that Donna Summer has passed away this morning after a long battle with cancer, aged 63.

I shall always remember 'I Feel Love', released during the summer of my twelfth year on this planet. We were on a rare family holiday in sunny Holimarine, West Wales, staying with my eldest sister who was part of a dancing troupe entertaining the holiday makers on site.

Rest in peace, pretty lady.

Monday, 14 May 2012

First Loves Blogfest

Courtesy of Alex J. Cavanaugh

The aim of this is simple: Your first movie/film, your first song/band, your first book and first person - four first loves in one day wrapped up nicely in one blogfest. Simple... or so they think.

Friday, 11 May 2012

Writing Competition

Not so long ago, maybe a month back, I entered a local writing competition. The criteria was any genre and to submit an opening chapter of no more than 750 words maximum. Delighted that there was something local for me to test out my writing upon I trotted home, fired up the pc and trawled through what I considered to be suitable material. I ended up opting for the intro to 'The Iron Door'.

So, with a bit of editing, a touch of re-writing, much head scratching and muttering to myself, I finally sat back happy that it was in as best a state for entry as I could determine, plus I got it in at 749 words. Result.

Wednesday, 9 May 2012

A to Z Visual Reflection

- My A to Z Journey in the Images I Used - 

I thought I'd make a collage using all the images incorporated in my A - Z posts. I love the images pooled together and how it makes the eye dart about. Not sure if I imagined it or not, but I could swear I saw someone's blog advertising a photographic challenge for the month of May? Either way, I'm too late for that, but that would have been fun to do.

... although, I could have sworn there were more?

Tuesday, 8 May 2012

A to Z Challenge Reflection

- Reflections of an A to Z -

Where to begin? Wow... I have no clue? Well one thing was clear to my mind towards the final days of the A-Z, and that was that I had had enough. I felt that my mojo was running on fumes and my blogging mind was coasting in neutral. That was when I decided to take a rest from blogging in general and focus my attention to other matters at hand. Since which, I have painted the living room, hallway, landing, front bedroom/office and relocated myself into said front bedroom/office, in which I now type this (still viewing some of the chaos that requires my attention for tidying).

Back for Business

Time to get back on the proverbial horse that is blogging. Now A-Z is over I'm just wondering what to post and how frequently? But I digress, and as a celebration of a fresh start I present to you a music video on a brilliant guitarist I stumbled across on YouTube.

The guitarist's name is Antoine Dufour and his music can also be found on Candyrat Records

Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Be Back Soon

Taking a break - there will be no Friday Short Story this week. See you folks soon :)