Val Mills
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When Things Are Not Working the Way You Want

Sometimes we meet road blocks in our life, forcing us to make decisions. I've been in such a position this week. My research has been challenging and I was eventually forced to take stock of how I have been spending my time. As I've spent two weeks failing
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Posted in Writing on September 17, 2015

Thinking of Christmas Dinner Already

It seems to be far too early to be thinking of Christmas, but that's what I've been doing today. We're going a nearby city to see our son for Christmas, as he has to work Christmas Eve and Boxing Day. It takes the pressure off him and gives us a bit of a b
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Posted in Holidays on September 14, 2015

The Writing Room Was Empty Today

Some of you are aware I have access to a room, free of charge, to which I go for two hours once a week, in order to work on my book. It's in a community house and, as my book is on local social history, I qualify for free use of the room. I find this rathe
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Posted in Writing on September 11, 2015

This Week's Goals on Target

Just when I think I'm at my busiest I take on new tasks and add more things to my list of must-do things. However, all is well. Because I aimed low, I promised myself I'd write three posts here this week and this is my fourth. I confess I haven't done as m
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Posted in Personal on September 9, 2015

Slim Pickings at the Library Today

When you're doing research, some days are more profitable than others. Today I had a pretty lean day when it came to finding much relevant information. I had two rather hefty volumes of Council Minutes and Report Books from the early 1930s to plough my way
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Posted in Writing on September 9, 2015

I Do Love a Sharp Pencil

The majority of my writing, which in first draft happens away from the computer, is done with pencil on paper. I love the way a pencil flows across the page, as if writing itself. This gentle movement, from left to right, back to the start and moving acros
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Posted in Writing on September 8, 2015

Is This a Sign?

I am sitting here laughing at myself. This is because laughing is better than crying. My tablet, on which I usually write my morning post, just doesn't like me today. Seriously. I wrote an earlier post here. When I went to submit there was only the Submit
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Posted in Personal on September 8, 2015

It's All About Finely Tuned Time Management

Some of you have noticed that I have been under a bit of pressure lately, with several things all happening at once. My good supportive friend here, CoralLevang , has even commented on her surprise at how I manage to juggle so many balls at once. Somet
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Posted in Persona Paper on September 6, 2015

Reduced Persona Paper Goals for September

As I said in a post last week, I'll be spending less time here over the next couple of months, but I have not, as some people thought, disappeared again. I'm finding I can still get here most days, at least to read a few posts, but not necessarily as many
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Posted in Persona Paper on September 5, 2015

Reading the Classics

I belong to a book club that meets monthly. Each month we have a theme and each member interprets the theme in their own way. This enables people to enjoy reading something of their choice, without having to read a set book. Last month's theme was Women an
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Posted in Books on September 5, 2015

Comments (47)

Thanks for the email. I did get it, but haven't had a chance to respond. Please forgive the delay. Will try to get back to you before the weekend. Hugs.

September 14, 2015, 7:40 AM

Reference to what we discussed 'there' just look at this post

September 13, 2015, 4:28 AM

Thanks for the follow Valmnz. Boy, you're a long way from where I live. Pleased to meet you and am glad to follow you also:)

September 6, 2015, 1:10 PM

I went to Auckland for a week in the 90s, I think it was. I thought it was just like Melbourne, but without the traffic. :)

June 19, 2015, 9:00 PM

Hi, following you! Nice to meet you :)

June 8, 2015, 6:08 AM

Hello, forgot to say hi when I started following you a bit ago

May 29, 2015, 9:52 AM

Nice to follow you in far away New Zealand!

May 15, 2015, 9:29 PM

Hi, following you, have a good day.

April 13, 2015, 10:40 AM

Hey Val, Just tried submitting and I'm losing the spaces between my paragraphs. What is the secret of the editer?

April 3, 2015, 7:44 PM

Thank you for the message! I have been by and left you my response. emoticon :winking:

March 29, 2015, 2:35 PM