Oh so busy…

Time goes so fast. I read blogs most days and comment or like them here and there but finding time to write my own…?
Have a couple of drafts in progress so will make sure I do one this weekend. Travelling to see family but should have some time to ‘potter about’ on my laptop.
Here in the UK, we’ve been having amazingly good weather but it seems we might have done an exchange with some other European countries (sorry, Germany, Czech Republic and others). Here’s hoping we can all get some great summer weather.

I am still re-knitting my white cardigan but only have one front still to do. My next post will tell you what else I’ve been up to…
See you soon.


Progress at last!

Copyright 2012 Diane Stobbart

Hi there,

I haven’t been hiding away in my cave like a Troglidyte -I’ve been on holiday!  We had hot sun (for a while anyway)- something that has been rare in the UK over the last few years so it was really great.

As always, I find my thoughts turning to writing when I travel, no, not a travel article but a book. It’s the same story that comes to me every time – I’ve had it in my mind for years now but I don’t have the time to really get it moving. This holiday, I found I moved it along a bit, fleshed out some more of the background so it was exciting for me.  I still haven’t thought out the storyline yet but after I came home I read a book by Brian Clopper called “Irving Wishbutton and the Questing Academy”.  Anyone read it? I think it was a freebie I picked up on Amazon. I loved the way he wrote about the writer and the characters in the same story (although the writer part was a bit weak).  It gave me so many ideas,I guess – that’s why I loved it.

I still won’t be able to spend hours writing up my story and it’ll take many more holidays before I get it fleshed out enough to even start writing properly but, nevertheless, I feel happy that I’ve made some progress.

Like everyone, I wish I had more time.  My biggest conflict, of course, is whether to write or to knit… I love both and knitting takes precendence because it is easier to pick up for short periods and the results are quicker!  I’ve just finished Alan Dart’s Fairy Godmother – isn’t she sweet?

Copyright 2013 Diane Stobbart

Copyright 2013 Diane Stobbart

Why Indeed…?

book and pencilWell, the Daily Post got me thinking today… Why do I blog?  Well, I started partly because in some distant corner of my mind I thought that maybe I’d get into writing again and eventually be able to make some money at it.

Funny thing is… Just a few months on and so much has changed.  I just do it now because I want to do it. I’m not bothered about trying to make money at a later date; I just like jotting down my thoughts and trying to produce something that other people might want to read occasionally.  I like finding the time to read other blog posts and comment and I love finding that someone new has read one of my posts and liked it!

My biggest complaint now is that I don’t have enough time to blog or read other blogs.

I’ve also realised that there are many more people out there who can write better than I can and that’s good. I’m not depressed or even sad about that. There are also others who aren’t so good.  Such is life, and life is all the richer for reading the experiences and thoughts of others.

Well, that and knitting, of course.