Friday, 7 November 2014

Let's celebrate the small things

Today, as we have the first properly cold day of the season, I'm celebrating the wonders of central heating. I know that come the day when we run out of fossil fuels, those of you with wood-burning stoves will be laughing, but for now I love being able to press a button and have instant heat.

I'm also celebrating the receipt of a gift voucher from Amateur Gardening, which has published my letter in the latest issue. It relates to a wintry topic, but I submitted it back in May with a photo. Seems that planning ahead has paid off.

As if that wasn't enough, I've had an Amazon voucher from Creative Frontiers for my winning entry in stage three of its accumulator story. If you want to have a go at writing the concluding episode of the adventure, you have until 31st December and you don't have to have entered any of the previous stages to be eligible. More details here.

I'm meeting up with some friends tomorrow for a Come & Sing event. We're doing Captain Noah and his Floating Boat. Seems appropriate, given the weather.

Have a good weekend, folks.

'Celebrate the small things' is a bloghop instigated by VikLit on her blog Scribblings of an Aspiring Author and co-hosted by Diana Wilder, LG Keltner @ Writing Off the Edge, Cyborg Mom (Katie) and CaffeMaggieato @ mscoffeehouse. Details are here

7 comments:

  1. Hi Julia! Love those push button heat things too. I have two fireplaces but loading wood in takes more strength than what I have to offer! How wonderful about the vouchers! Lucky you.
    Thanks so very much for visiting me this past week. I've enjoyed your comments!

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    1. It's easier to stay warm then to get warm, Dixie.

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  2. Vouchers are always wonderful things to celebrate!

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    1. I've used part of the Amazon winnings to buy some new strings for my ukulele.

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  3. Lots of lovely things to celebrate, Julia, and I'm glad you mentioned central heating!

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    1. I wouldn't be without it, Rosemary.

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  4. Vouchers that you've won for your writing is something definitely worth celebrating! Have a great night! Eva

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