Post 93 – My Sunday Photo

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So it has been a while since I posted a Sunday photo, now that we are heading into Spring I thought I would share with you something that has really got me excited over the last couple of days

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Post 87 – My Sunday Photo

If you are a long-term reader of Ellen Writes Stuff, then you might remember a series of posts about my new obsession… gardening! When Jimmy and I moved into our property in July, the first thing I did was plant a wide range of vegetables, which I couldn’t wait to pull up.

Well it is now October, which means it is now time to pull them up (drum roll)… we have a large number of baby potatoes, chives and celery ready to be eaten! Hurray!

chive, celery and baby potates

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Post 85 – Making the most of Autumn

Over the past couple of years, autumn has slowly, but surely become my favourite season. I love the vibrant colours, wrapping up warm and not to mention enjoying plenty of hot chocolates.

If you follow Ellen Writes Stuff on Instagram, then you might have noticed that I’ve been posting plenty of autumn based piccys.

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In my opinion, this is the perfect time of the year to get out with your loved ones and enjoy some fresh air. I know the weather is cooler, but that is no excuse to miss out on this gorgeous season. Here are my top tips of what you should do this autumn:

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Post 84 – Enjoying some downtime

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The world is an incredibly busy place and with many of us now working longer hours it can be quite difficult to create a good work / life balance.

Over the last couple of weeks I have been enjoying some downtime and making the most of pottering around my garden, catching up in chores and watching endless amounts of Buffy the Vampire Slayer episodes… it’s been incredibly therapeutic! This week I have been enjoying non-work commitments and have spent the majority of the time prettying up the house and doing things that I don’t usually have time to do. Let me share with you what I have been doing with my extra time:

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Post 79 – My Sunday Photo


Yet again I have been terrible at blogging, I feel burnt out and all I want to do after work is snuggle up on the sofa and watch a DVD. So I’ve decided to put a schedule in place of when I am going to create posts so that I have a long term plan and know what I am writing about each day, please do bare with me whilst I get my plan of action sorted.

This week my Sunday photo is all about being positive even when you feel a whole load of bricks are falling down on you. This is one of my favourite quotes, especially as it mentions  taking risks and living for the little things:

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Post 72 – My Sunday Photo

This post was supposed to go up this morning, but I forgot to press the ‘publish’ button and have only just realised that it hadn’t gone live. These last couple of weeks have been hectic and when I say hectic I mean it with a capital ‘H’ and the next few weeks aren’t going to get easier.

One of the best things which has happened this week was getting my music festival poster. Here it is in its full glory!.


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Post 67 – A mini-tour of my workspace


One thing that people tend to say to me is: “how do you fit it all in?” – From work, having a social life, running a community music festival, developing a freelance marketing and PR business plus all of the boring grown-up house stuff you have to do. My secret to it is by being organised and not feeling guilty if I decide to have a break. This time last year I became incredibly exhausted, due to the amount of responsibilities / pressures I had – it made me ill and I was signed off work for nearly 6 weeks; since then, I have made big changes to my lifestyle in order to do things that make me happy and keep me motivated.

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Post 61 – National Left Handers Day


Well… I have never heard of National Left Handers Day before. Now I know about it, I want to celebrate the challenges that occur writing with the ‘wrong hand’.

I am the only left hander in my generation of the family and love the fact that I am different from my siblings and cousins. Two Pas (my grandfather) and Roy (my father, unfortunately) are also left handed, so at least I know where I got the habit from.

I would have thought by now that there would be a lot more products which were designed for left handed people – sadly this is not the case… us left handers must struggle on.

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