Krispy Kreme Donuts.
I can't explain this. I work out every day running, yoga, gym training, and I drink loads of water, eat really well and limit my alcohol intake (really could do without it). I've also broken my chocolate habit over the past few years. But I just can't go past a Krispy Kreme glazed donut. All the others I can give or take, but for some reason these just make me happy. Quite literally. It would be sad if it wasn't just so damn delicious.
I won't apologize.
I'm a huge Bachelor Australia fan!! Love it. As I write this it is the day before the finale but I am a couple of episodes behind so am going to have to play catch up this afternoon for tonights episode and then stay off social media until I watch the finale myself.
I love the dresses, the romance, the drama and the bitchiness. I can't get enough and what's best is that as soon as The Bachlor finishes, the Bachelorette is on and I love who they've chosen as the Bachelorette this year. #cantwait
Pinterest writing prompts. So good. So handy. So inspiring.
I have bought and read countless books over the years of writing craft and industry tips but by far the best resource has been Pinterest. Whenever I'm stuck I turn to Pinterest and I've actually adapted one of their ideas into a character spreadsheet that I will share a little later on.
If you're a writer looking for inspiration try Pinterest. It's no secret that I love it. You can follow me here.
This book was wonderufl. I devoured it and I felt it. The character was a little hard to like in the beginning, but Megan Jacobson did a wonderful job of making me empathise with her none the less. And she's also done a wonderful job of capturing Darwin, at the north of Australia. I felt the heat and the humidity, I heard the Aussie drawl and the mosquitos buzzing and I saw the colours of Australia. This book was layered, and real and I loved it. Definitely check it out!
I have three teenage sons and I love it! Never thought I'd say that as I am such a girlie girl but I love having teenage boys. Yes they're smelly, they shower for too long, sleep too long and eat too much. But they are highly entertaining and between the three of them, oh so very different.
Right now, my middle son who turned 15 in August is into rock music. He can't stand any music that is overly produced and has no time for the rap or rnb that my oldest son listens to. Riley is right into Metallica, Wolfmother, Green Day, ACDC, Rolling Stones, David Bowie, Guns n Roses and ... Foo Fighters. For his birthday he got an old school record player and loves it. One of the main ones on repeat are Foo Fighters who just announced their Aussie tour early 2018 that *fingers crossed* we are definitely getting tickets to see. I am loving them right now!!
So that's my Friday favourites. Thanks for stopping by! Don't forget to sign up for my newsletter to stay up to date with news and giveaways.
On Monday I begin the countdown to Entwined's release on Friday 22 September so will be blogging daily and giving away a free copy of Entwined.
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It's Friday where I share all things that I am loving this week!
I read this book this week and I LOVED IT!!! Megan Jacobson has done a gorgeous job of capturing life in the Northern Territory of Australia in her second book, The Build Up Season. I could hear the mosquito's buzzing as I read, feel the humidity and hear the draw of the Aussie accent which at times seemed way stronger than my own :)
I plan on writing a more detailed book review in the near future so right now I'll just leave it as a MUST READ recommendation as number one on what I am loving this week.
The Bachelor Australia.... Confession. I don't actually watch a lot of television but when I do I tend to choose the trashiest, most indulgent shows to lose myself in. The Bachelor is one such show. It has drama, fighting, kissing, eye rolling, cringe worthy moments and that's just the rose ceremony. This years Bachelor is pretty cute and I love that he has wholesome ideals - a nice wife and family - and I hope he finds true love. My money is on Elise, who's a dark horse coming up on the outside.
Pinterest writing tips.
Over the years I have bought lots of books on writing, publishing and the craft and industry. I have filled notebooks in with character profiles and lists of positive and negative features and even sketched faces. What I am really enjoying is the wealthy of resources on Pinterest. How I can create a character profile without it taking up a lot of time which just detracts from the actual writing of the novel. I will share my spreadsheet in another post but for now I would say I am loving browsing all the great writing resources on Pinterest.
I have three teenage boys. Yay me!! And I mean that in a very non sarcastic way, although I never thought I would. I'm a girlie girl and growing up I never in a million years would have imagined that I would be the mother of sons...and only sons. But life has a funny way of giving you want you need and in my case I needed to be surrounded by three (four including hubby) strong, and very different, males.
My middle son is the one who has got me rocking out this week. He is a mad rock fan, loves everything from Rolling Stones, AC/DC, Metallica, Green Day, Wolfmother...anything with a band, music that is not 'produced' he's there. For his birthday this year (he turned 15) we bought him a record player and he loves scouring second hand stores and JB Hifi for albums that he plays in his room old school style.
And he's currently loving Foo Fighters...hence to am I! They have a new album and tickets for their 2018 tour of Australia go on sale next week and *fingers crossed* we will be there!
I have no explanation for this. I have been going so great with my eating habits, drinking loads of water and exercising daily. I go to the gym, I joined a running group and on Saturday do the 5km park run. I practice yoga pretty much daily...all good!
Except for these damn donuts. I can't stop. They make me happy. I can't aplogise for this.
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