#BlogFlash2012: 30 Days, 30 Prompts, 30 Posts: #4 – Busy

Busy woman

This month Mr B and I are taking part in #BlogFlash2012, run by Terri Giuliano Long.

The idea 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: #4 Busy


In recent years I’ve found that I seem to have less and less time to do the things I want to do each day. Truth be told, time hasn’t changed, it’s just the number of tasks I want to cram into each day.

Feeding and cleaning up after six cats, keeping the house tidy, writing, read, blogging, social networking and in the midst of that maelstrom the need to eat and drink. It’s easy to see why the days go by so quickly. If I could sacrifice sleep to get more done each day I would.





My Dad used to play a song with the lyrics “Busy doing nothing, working the whole day through“. Do you ever feel like that? I do! How many days do you wake up and feel like you don’t stop until bedtime? And yet, doesn’t it make those moments when you truly are “busy doing nothing” even more perfect?


What was the first candy you ever tried?

I have pondered this one and I honestly have no memory of this.  Instead, I’ve opted for one of my earliest memories of buying sweets. 20p would buy you a nice little bag of penny sweets – though if you felt really adventurous you could spend 2p for a large sweet or even – if you really wanted to go crazy – 10p for a giant cola bottle. I still love those penny sweets but I have a feeling that 20p wouldn’t get you so many these days…

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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. Occasional writer of short stories and poetry.
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  1. There is never enough time in the day and because we'wr so busy, we can't sacrifice the precious sleep. And yes, perfection is finding a moment that is busy free. xxx

  2. Ha, I've given up the sleep to take care of the babies so I'm still not getting the other stuff done! So many times I look at the clock and wonder how it got to be so late and I feel like I've not finished anything on the list for the day. It all holds over though unless there is something with an actual deadline :-)

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