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Baby steps, my Apple story

I worship at the Apple temple, yes I absolutely love my Mac book.

Some of my readers might have noted the odd reference to my beloved Mac.

Am I a geek? not really, in fact I’ve never been very interested in anything to do with computers apart from what I can achieve by using them.

What I can say however is that my Mac is the best time-saving device I’ve ever had.

Gone are the days when I’d be drumming my fingers impatiently waiting for my computer to load up.

Gone are the days when I’d be raging against the machine as it crashed yet again!

No more running out of space on my drive either.

I nearly cried when I went to buy mine, so amazed at what this amazing little machine could accomplish.

So many possibilities, such speed, such ease.

The best thing for me being the fact you can switch it on, have several windows open, flick through them at a slide of your fingers and whenever you need to stop what you’re doing, you just the lid down ready to start off  again as soon as you lift the lid back up again.

Open Sesame!

As I am constantly interrupted throughout the day, this to me is so precious, no need to put it on standby, so simple, no time wasted!

That said, the only thing I’m not so impressed with is Safari.I use both Safari and Google chrome but Google is my friend.It always finds the answer to my question wherever Safari often fails.

I still got a lot to learn of course.Ah, if only I could find the time to do it all.

Never mind! Baby steps…one at a time…



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My writing haven…

Where do you write?

In my dreams I have this vision of myself writing in a peaceful setting, a little summer house perhaps in my secret garden.If the weather was nice, you’d find me amongst the roses.

In real life, I write here, there and everywhere.I’m always on the go or simply running around after the children.

Truth is, I love being surrounded by my children and luckily I am able to look after them, home-educate them and somehow throw a little writing in the balance.

Often friends visit and wonder how I get anything done.I’m sure it looks like chaos to them but I’m used to it and as long as the kids are happy, that’s fine!

A little peace

There are times when I do need a little peace, just to hear myself think and not juggle so many balls in the air.I’m not terribly disciplined most of the time, although when needs must, I can be.I’m also a frustrated perfectionist .

The perfectionist in me clashes regularly with the go-getter me.

Planning

I’m always amazed to hear how other writers commit to their writing as if it was a 9 to 5 job.I’m not at all like that and I am a very messy writer.

I write in bouts, often wondering how I’m going to reconcile all these little sparks and make something worthy of it.

I’m forever stopping and starting, a page here, a few words there, several notebooks everywhere, my laptop almost always switched on.

Thank goodness for Apple

I’m a Mac user and Apple convert.A laptop that springs to life, the minute you lift the lid, my dream come true!So whenever my daughter or son clamour for my attention, I put the lid down, ready to start  as you open it again.Ah, technology!

I do have a dedicated place though where I store all my writing tools and bits and pieces but most of the time I just carry it all in my laptop bag together with notebooks.

I told you, I’m a messy writer, what about you?

 

So much to do, so little time!


Hours escaping

Days gone by
Here we are
Already
Where does it all go
Always busy
Always on the go
Forever juggling
Rarely resting
Moments snatched
Here and there
Such bliss
Press pause
Enjoy the moment
Grab it and savour it!

Twice the time!

Almost everything you undertake takes twice as long.Just when you think, I’ll just do this or it won’t take me a minute, something invariably crops up.Sometimes it can be a good thing, other times it ‘s just infuriating.
If you are a perfectionist like me, your work is never done.
There’s always another idea you could develop or a new way you’ve just thought of, sometimes the smallest of details but it ‘s bugging you.
Thankfully, I’ve learned to be happy, or try to, with what I can deliver within my limited time.I do go on thinking about it though… maybe I should … or just….
Ok,I’ll shut up now, I’m sure you get the gist.