Blogging, The Happy Medium

8 Aug

London (Photo credit: @Doug88888)

Write up a mid-year “State of My Year” post.

Finally, a prompt I can take seriously!

My year has been great.  I’ve done lots of fun things, including several visits from people who I had never met before they arrived; but we all finished the visits as fast friends.  Though one finish couldn’t come fast enough, if you know what I mean…*

*I’m kidding.  Everyone was lovely; you know


London (Photo credit: @Doug88888)

I can’t resist the easy joke.

I’ve been to the theatre five times; eaten in restaurants at least four times – three of them in the space of a week.  I didn’t eat out three times in the previous three years but I made up for it in July.

I’ve had a fair few poems published this year. I finished editing my South African poem collection.  I gave a poetry recital and I’ve got two more planned for next month, as well as a workshop I’m going to run.  I’ve signed up for a local creative writing course in September.  I got my blogging addiction under control; so much so, I practically gave it up for a while, but now I’ve found a happy medium.

My boys are doing well.  Tory Boy enjoys his job; he’s coming home for ten days for my birthday (oh, and the Hub’s).  Spud was in three plays in six months and had the lead in two of them (I will never tire of boasting about that).  He had his first paid acting gig (a post will follow when he sends me some photos).

My husband really loves me.  So much, in fact, that he’s sending me away.   That’s where I am now, as you read this – in London with Spud.  Speaking of dead weight, I’ve lost over a stone.

My year so far is gooooooooooooooood.  Though I do miss Maltesers.

London Underground

London Underground (Photo credit: @Doug88888)

Is the glass half-full, or half-empty?

The glass is brimming over and making a mess on the table.

London underground

London underground (Photo credit: @Doug88888)

Tell us about a time where everything you’d hoped would happen actually did.

My husband offered to send me away and then made sure he did.

Oh, sorry; I didn’t realise it was supposed to be about me.

A multi segment panoramic image of the London ...

A multi segment panoramic image of the London skyline from the Bermondsey banks of the Thames. Photo credit: Wikipedia)

When you gaze out your window — real or figurative — do you see the forest first, or the trees?

I see the tiny back gardens as I whizz past on the London Express.

So, not so much trees and forest as wet washing and cement.

Globe Theatre - London

Globe Theatre – London (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

We each have many types of love relationships — parents, children, spouses, friends. And they’re not always with people; you may love an animal, or a place. Is there a single idea or definition that runs through all the varieties of “love”?


Thank you, darling Hub, for this trip; for making sure I have a special treat for a milestone birthday; for making my dream come true.  I love you.

So much so, I might be nice to you when I get home; if I’m not too tired or menopausal, that is…oh…wait…I see why I’m being sent away….

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre

Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre (Photo credit: n_willsey)


15 Responses to “Blogging, The Happy Medium”

  1. colonialist August 8, 2013 at 09:39 #

    Hope it lights up for you!
    There seems to be something cheerfully spooky about this post … 🙂


  2. sarsm August 8, 2013 at 10:14 #

    Well done Hub! Laughing Housewife: enjoy!!


  3. jmgoyder August 8, 2013 at 11:00 #

    I think I love you! I especially love your foibles!!


  4. bevchen August 8, 2013 at 12:08 #

    A kind of half promise to be nice to the hub when you get back? He’s a lucky man! 😀


  5. sharechair August 8, 2013 at 12:37 #

    Thinking of you as you enjoy these days in London with your son. A very special time, for sure!! Can’t wait to hear all about it. 🙂


  6. Al August 8, 2013 at 12:50 #

    Have fun, but is London ready for you?


  7. Laurie Nichols August 8, 2013 at 13:03 #

    I am so happy for you Tilly. 🙂 I can hear the joy in your words, they are practically singing. 🙂


  8. slpmartin August 8, 2013 at 14:49 #

    Have a wonderful holiday in London.


  9. Grannymar August 8, 2013 at 15:31 #

    it all sounds so exciting. have fun.


  10. gigihawaii August 8, 2013 at 20:22 #

    It’s nice to dine out and enjoy someone else’s cooking. Have fun.


  11. kateshrewsday August 8, 2013 at 21:17 #

    Oh, Tilly, enjoy!!! Are you going to see a play at the Globe? Have a fabulous time!


  12. adinparadise August 8, 2013 at 22:37 #

    Weird post, Tilly. Enjoy your trip. Hubby is very cute. 🙂


  13. Karen Snyder August 8, 2013 at 23:23 #

    Have a lovely time in London! And, a stone gone (mind you, I had to look it up to know exactly how much that amounts to), but WOW!


  14. jatwood4 August 9, 2013 at 14:54 #

    Congratulations on a great 6 months! The next 6 will be even better. 😎 ❤


  15. bluebee August 10, 2013 at 23:56 #

    Hope you are having a wonderful time. And if you haven’t had enough Shakespeare –


I welcome your comments but be warned: I'm menopausal and as likely to snarl as smile. Wine or Maltesers are an acceptable bribe; or a compliment about my youthful looks and cheery disposition will do in a pinch.

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