Wednesday 20 July 2022

Writing Stuff

Cherie - I am desperate for the rain. Bear finishes school on Friday and I think I will give a sigh of relief!

Eileen - we're keeping going here. I would have loved to have seen all those people coming out of the house like a clown car! And how awful to have been packed up into the roof space!

Bless - thank you!

Bear has a new bow. We got it on the advice of the violin teacher as the bow he got with the violin was not great. She described it as 'bouncy'. It was £185, which made me wince a little, but the most expensive bow on the site was over £6,000. I nearly fell off my chair when I saw that! I can't remember what we paid for the violin and bow together but I have a feeling that it was less than the bow as we just got something inexpensive as a starter. I'll need to buy new strings soon as well, apparently.

It's a little cooler today. It's still warm in the house as our house, like most British homes, is designed to keep the heat in. I don't do well in the heat so I have been particularly pathetic. We kept water topped up outside for the birds, but I suspect that the weather has taken a toll. It has affected the fuchsia as the blossoms look heat damaged now, even the buds.

I got two letters telling me that my appointment at the hospital as a follow up to the breast thing was cancelled. They both contained a new date on the same day but not the same time. I think I will get there early. There's still a bit of an issue, but I don't think that it's serious.

And the man came again about the bathroom. I have a lot to do before they get started on Monday and I haven't done any of it today.

Writing stuff - My writing website went down last night. Apparently the heat affected the servers in London and a lot of different websites went down. It's up and running now, but it gave me a few anxious moments. 

I have been thinking about this for a while. Many years ago, back in 2012, I used Blogger (here) to create a free blog to promote my writing. Then, feeling that I ought to be more professional, I got a fancy Wordpress website with it's own address which I pay for, which is the one that was down last night. I've been feeling a little out of sorts with the website, though the customer support in general has been awesome and they have been very patient with me. I don't think I can justify a paid for site, though. I'm torn because I have the link to the Wordpress site everywhere. I suppose I can edit the links in some places if I decide to switch over. I have a better chance with Blogger, anyway, as I never really understood Wordpress. Mind you, I don't really get Blogger that much either. 

I think that I should sit down with a pen and paper and write out my thought processes and see where that takes me. I'll keep things updated and give plenty of notice. 

Hugs and good health to all. 


  1. The new bow sounds expensive! But, Bear will be able to make better music with it and that will be priceless, wouldn't it?
    Oh, the poor fuchsia! But, it will bounce back! This sort of thing happens all the time in my garden!
    Hope you are managing to stay cool, Lyssa.

  2. I wonder if Bear knows how lucky he. I've taught so many children where progress was hampered by the quality of the instrument or unsuitable reeds but the parents refused to do anything about it. He's so lucky that you have taken the teacher's advice and invested in a decent bow for him ... it should make a huge difference. 🙌🙌