#BlogFlash2012: 30 Days, 30 Prompts, 30 Posts: #8 – Relaxing

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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: #8 Relaxing


John Lennon once sang, “A man must break his back to earn his day of leisure,” and I partly agree with that sentiment. It’s more rewarding to enjoy some relaxing time when you’ve been working hard. You feel like you have earned it more.

Reading, watching films or gaming are good ways of relaxing for me. If I go travelling though I am not content sitting around. I want to be looking around and seeing as much as I can. You could say holidays with me are not relaxing!




How laughable that today should be ‘Relaxing’. Mr B’s novel Fezariu’s Epiphany is featured on Ereader News Today, a slot we have waited months for as we know how great the site is. I have broken every cardinal rule – checking rankings, checking sales alerts, checking the FB page to see how many ‘likes’ it has had. This is not vanity. We are not patting ourselves on the back with every new like. This is the realisation that THIS is what over a decade of work has culminated in. Thousands of people seeing my husband’s title. Be still my heart.


Talk about a memory tied to a certain candy, especially if it involves another person or a place.

I always remember that visits to my grandma included delivery of a box of Peppermint Creams. Never a fan of chocolate with mint or fruit fillings, I couldn’t stand them as a child and I’m still not very keen now. But I can’t see a box of Peppermint Creams or similar chocolates without remembering my grandma.

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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. This seems like an exciting idea and the face that there is a visual prompt it's a great and exciting way to keep our blogs happening. Best of luck and have fin,

  2. David – I love how you tell us what helps you relax and I agree that if you've been working hard, you feel you deserve it more. I wouldn't want to go on holiday with you though! Lol

    Donna – doesn't sound very relaxing but I can understand your excitement over EReader News featuring David's book. Congrats!


  3. Love the idea of the busy holiday . . so much to see and do . . . relaxing can wait for when you're home.

    Donna: The pride you have for your Hubby is tangible in this piece. So lovely. And congrats :-) xx

    1. My thoughts exactly Lizzie. If I'm travelling to a new place I want to see as much of it as I can.

      I'm very lucky to have Donna. She's changed my life in many ways, in a positive way obviously :)

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