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#BlogFlash2012: 30 Days, 30 Prompts, 30 Posts: #12 – Celebration

This month Mr B and I are taking part in #BlogFlash2012, run by Terri Giuliano Long, and – every Friday – #FlashFiveFriday at The Indie Exchange.

The idea behind #BlogFlash2012 is simple: 30 Days, 30 Prompts, 30 Posts. Every day there’s a new visual prompt and you have to produce 50-100 words on the theme. The beauty of it is, you can produce anything from a simple anecdote to a piece of flash fiction.

There’s also a Facebook page so you can follow along and swap links.

I am also taking part in NaBloPoMo August.


#BlogFlash2012: #12 Celebration


We all have something to celebrate during the year. For me, my love of birthdays has subsided somewhat and not just because I recently turned 30! They just feel like another day to me now. Christmas is still fun but the novelty wanes compared to when you were still a child.

Celebrations that do matter are of course my wedding anniversary. I’ve learned from British comedy Fawlty Towers the repercussions of forgetting your wedding anniversary and that might be one reason why I made sure the date coincided with my father-in-law’s birthday.




When we think of a celebration we often think of the big things – a birthday, wedding anniversary, Christmas. Those things are indeed important and worth celebrating. I find, though, that sometimes we fail to celebrate the small – but important – occasions in life. A work project that has gone well, a good time with the family, even a well made meal. These small celebrations of the things we achieve can be more than enough to keep us going to the big celebrations. So keep on celebrating every day!

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Donna Brown

Ever developing teacher and learner (online and offline!). Avid reader/audiobook listener, fan of podcasts, prone to the odd Netflix binge. Mum to six crazy and incredible rescue cats. Married to Dave and his co-author of Man vs Cat, a book about - you guessed it - our cats (or rather their unusual take on the world). Occasional writer of short stories.
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