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Weekly Writing Challenge: Recipe for Disaster

Published July 22, 2013 by claire2903

The recipe for me

I doubt this is something Mr Oliver or Mr Ramsey would serve, but I recon they’d love the recipe 🙂

It may also be a bit long!


1 (Pretty) Thirty something body and face, with pretty feet.

1 (childish) Mind.

A good handful of sarcasm.

A library of books and films, good ones.

1 tbsp Procrastination.

250 g self doubt.

3 Large dollops of humor, Dry not Vanilla.

Frequent morning, afternoon, and evening sleeps, in fact just lots of sleep.

150 ml Confidence.

A Large pinch of Over Opinionation (yes that’s a word).

A Dash of contradiction.

3 tins of blackcurrant cider preferable cold.

Helpings of mad friends.

A love of playing LOTRO (lord of the rings online, noob)

2 Small children.

1 large dog, and 1 puppy.

2 Cats.

1 Loving mother.

1 Loving, but insane husband.

Chocolate, Wine and Crisps. In that order.

1 Foul mouth.

An obsession with shoes.

A deep and unyielding love of Red Dwarf.

An extensive knowledge of everything.

A modest talent in writing, cooking and love making.

A love of rock and metal (Limp Bizkit, 5 Finger death punch, Green Day, etc etc etc)

A touch of OCD.

Oh and a fondness for stupid Youtube videos (The banana song by the minions. Their taking the hobbits to isengard, gard, gard ,gard. I’ve got a jar of dirt. why has the rum gone. To name a few)


A Shock of red hair

3 Tattoo’s (1 ill planned)

Aviator sun glasses

Brightly coloured and/or highly pattern clothing

1 Bright yellow, convertible Saab.

Eyes, for the back of the head


Combine all ingredients in a 3 bed roomed house in the country side.

Do not add spiders, or any insects.

Stress until just risen.

Let marinade for two weeks, until appropriately behaved.

Take with a pinch of salt.

May cry, uncontrollably, if exposed to stupidity or Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows part two.

Keep out of direct sunlight and ear shot of the easily offended and/or idiotic.

Works well with others, usually. Can be served with chicken, beef or fish.

Love whole heartedly, and you will achieve complete satisfaction 🙂

Busy Busy Busy!

Published July 22, 2013 by claire2903

Well that has been a busy weekend!

We’ve had family BBQ’s and parties!

My Jam website is up and running (hurrah)

I’ve been at the market selling said jam, and turned a small profit 🙂

The cars been fixed 🙂
Plus we appear to have acquired a new dog!

I’ve posted a picture of the new pup meeting our big fella Milo for the first time yesterday.

Its safe to say they like each other but with Milo being 18 stone and Sadie being about half a stone we have to be eagle eyed with them, and there’s lots of water spraying going on!

Hitting Milo never makes any difference, you just hurt your hand! (plus hitting an animal just teaches it to be aggressive)

And the yip yip yipping, howling, whinging, whingeing and moaning going on, and that’s just the kids….

That didn’t go to plan

Published July 17, 2013 by claire2903

Well today was meant to be filled with seeing my friends new born baby, ferrying kids to and from various school / nursery type places, doing insanity work outs (yes I am quite, quite mad) and maybe some general house work and writing.

But noooo. The big yellow canary outside my house has decided to throw a fit.

In short my car won’t start 😦 Its being male and awkward. I can say that as I’m a woman and he is being a pain. (girl power and all that) The lovely man from the breakdown people said

He ‘thinks’ that the immobiliser has gone faulty. Brill. So the car is now sat there all forlorn waiting for me to either get an auto electrition  out or the other half to fix it.

Thing is I live in the hills and countryside and everything is a million miles away ( yes a million, that is exactly how far EVERYTHING is away from me )

I’ve already complained to Milo pup but he has no interest as he doesn’t use the car nor need to use it, and so looked at me with a slight head tilt as if I’d gone mad telling him about it. Then turned tail and went outside.

I think he’s more interested in having a doggy pop ( home made ice pops for dogs. They have bits of minced meat and stew mixed with water. I’m sure their very nice if your a dog )

So that leaves me with some free time, to moan to you all. Type up some more of my first book ( A Talented Man, first in a series of 3 books, I think ) and maybe get some more ideas down on paper.

I had a great evening last night writing, I’ve managed another 3 pages each of chapters 2 & 3. One lot containing a fight scene, which apparently isn’t too girly! Go me!

So anyway question for today I think, how many twists in 1 book is too many?