Friday, 16 May 2014

Nearly celebrating

Having been on the long and then the short list of a flash fiction competition recently, I suppose I should be celebrating coming in the top five. The top three were awarded prizes and the judge named the fourth and fifth-placed stories, one of which was mine. Close, but no cigar. I shall console myself with the fact that I had some nice feedback from fellow students on a recent assignment on my FutureLearn course. Swings and roundabouts.

Other good stuff this week:
  • Seeing The Play That Went Wrong at the Royal Theatre in Northampton. One of the best things I've ever seen.
  • Lunch with number one son, and discovering that the American diner in town is really nice.
  • Hilarious ukulele rehearsal last night, when we started playing in one key and singing in another.
  • Lovely yoga with my guys and gals, and the prospect of a Dru class tomorrow.
  • Seeing singer Rachel Ries tonight and looking forward, too, to seeing comedian and writer Richard Tyrone Jones tomorrow.
Have you got something to celebrate? 'Celebrate the small things' is a bloghop instigated by VikLit on her blog 'Scribblings of an Aspiring Author'. Details are here.

10 comments:

  1. Celebrating making it to the top 5 is a good thing. Maybe next time you will get even further. Sounds like a fun weekend of entertainment planned, enjoy :)

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    1. Thanks, Suzanne. Onwards and upwards!

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  2. "The play that went wrong" - that does sound interesting! Making it to the top five is definitely something to celebrate :)

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    1. Thanks, Laura. S'pose I shouldn't be too disappointed.

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  3. Top 5 is pretty awesome, even if you didn't get a prize. And seeing a play is definitely worth celebrating!

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    1. Thanks, LGK - and well done for helping out on this bloghop.

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  4. That's a great achievement, Julia - well done! Sounds like a good week.

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  5. Celebrating enjoying Kettering's cultural quarter...that's right Kettering has a cultural quarter! I spent the morning having coffee with a friend at Kafe Bloc and then the evening with girls from work at Prezzo's then onto The Old Market Inn which was not what I was expecting at all. Nice pub and although I didn't know he was so talented I knew the lead singer of The Fevers who were playing that night. Kettering rocks!
    Martha

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  6. I think being short listed was a great achievement, Julia.

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