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I've been creative writing all my life, though with various haitus(es) along the way. IFrom 2010 I started this blog and enjoyed sharing writing and other information with everyone. illness and bereavement supplied the more recent hiatus.

Monday, 14 November 2011

The Road to Hell

One of my mother's favourite sayings if I ever said: I was going to do something, was:

'The road to hell is paved with good intentions!'

Another I've heard is: 'Life's what happens when you've made other plans'

or 'There are many a plan in man's heart, but the Lord's will prevails'

So all this is to explain why I've been so quiet on the blogging scene, again. Or more specifically why I haven't hopped over and commented on your blogs yet.

Apart from the fact that my Internet connection is frustratingly temperamental. Either all the lights on the router come on, yet (as the saying goes) nobody's home, or the lights fail to light up at all and yet the screen pop-up box announces that the connection has been made.
(Insert teeth grinding and angry growl here and you get the picture)

  • I have been trying to get back into a better writing routine.
  • We have had a visitor which was lovely, so that kept me away from the computer.
  • I am getting to grips with Freehand 8 software for my RNIB transcription work, as I'm going to be doing diagrams and maps as well as large print and braille projects

  • I visited the dentist at the end of last week and amazingly after years of problems with my teeth and after he'd rummaged around my mouth and prodded my teeth with all manner of metal instruments he said Perfect!  Yay!!!!
As I left the dentist's room I saw 2 ladies in the waiting room who looked extremely pale, anxious and miserable, so I gave them a double thumbs up with a little grin, which made them laugh and remark: "I wish my visits to the dentist were that good."

  • At the weekend I sold raffle tickets to raise funds for another of the charities I support.
So there you have it, my busy, busy last few days.

Do you support any charities by volunteering?

I have another lot of things scheduled for this week and so I will hope to catch up with you all in between them. I hope you had a great weekend, too.


  1. Awww yay for a great dental examination results!! Thumbs up indeed!!! I used to volunteer for Oxfam during Saturdays but had to stop when I found my Sunday job! These days I try to help by buying all my christmas cards and pressies from my fave charities!

    Well done you for your amazing work for the RNIB and the Cats Protection!!! Lovely!!

    One of these days I'd love to volunteer for the litter picking thing they do here where I live. One day...!!!

    Take care

  2. It’s funny; I was going to use the road to hell is paved with good intentions in my next post. Probably still will unless your mother is likely to sue me for breach of copyright?

    My grandparents used to have many sayings, one of the most memorable is: you’d laugh to see a pudding crawl.

  3. Crap, you just reminded me I need to go to the dentist.

    I don't volunteer for any charities. I often want to go to the local animal shelter to volunteer, but I just know I'd bring all the animals home with me.

  4. These are all good quotes for a reason LOL!

  5. My goodness, you have been busy. Glad your teeth are doing good and that you're writing. The only thing we really support at home is the food bank. :)

  6. Sounds like a busy week. Hope your able to get your internet connection worked out. That would rive me nuts!

  7. Aside from rescuing more dogs than a sane human being, most of my charity is in the form of cash.

    Ref: Freehand
    Love Freehand! I was sorry when my company decided to switch to Illustrator.

  8. I volunteer at the observatory, but that's not a charity.

    I do give $ to homeless people around town, and to the animal shelters.

  9. It sounds like you've had quite a week! :)

  10. I have the dentist next week - I hope my visit is as good as yours :-)

  11. Let's hope that you maintain your level posting.
    Thanks for visiting...G

  12. I didn't know you did transcription work. What is Freehand 8?

  13. Yay! For your dentist visit.
    We will not discuss internet connections. Thank heaven I have a laptop and can move around to find the room each day with the best reception. No one can find a reason.

    Have a great week.


  14. No, but I'm seriously considering volunteering once a month for a local charity. And love the comic of Hell and the slow Internet!

  15. I'm glad to hear you had such a good dentist's visit! I love having company, but I'm always itching to get back to my story.

  16. Not by volunteering - well, I do volunteer to write for a local trilingual newspaper. And I just signed onto something neat - the Alfred Russel Wallace Correspondence Project.

  17. Luanne, I hope your trip to the dentist goes well. Yes I help on the sidelines of the animal charity, that way I'm not tempted.

    Hi Deniz the ARW project sounds intriguing.

    Susan, yes company is good as it motivates me to tidy and clean my house.
    Thanks Stephen. Let us know what you volunteer for and how it goes.

  18. I really liked that "Road to Hell" picture although it's kind of scary.

    Hope your computer problems improve. I hate it when that happens.

    I think about volunteering for charities but I haven't yet. I do serve on some boards though.

    Tossing It Out


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