What to do when your own writing bores you

What to do When Your Own Writing Bores You

What to do when your own writing bores you

One of the most painful experiences as a writer, especially one who considers themselves to still be learning, is re-reading your own work.  It’s a necessary task, but it should be done after you’ve had time away from your work.  But here’s a question: what if you read your writing only to find that, above all else, it’s simply boring?  If you find that you’re not as inspired or passionate as you aimed to be, what can you do?

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How to get your child into ‘Back to School’ mode

This year the school summer holidays have just flown by!

And somehow, we’ve got away with very few “I’m boooored” moments… until today.How to get your child into back to school mode motivation learning education parenting

We’ve had too much screen-time today, I fully admit that (the weather’s not great either – no need for suncream though!)

And when I switched the TV off and suggested:

playing a game – Uno, My Little Pony Top Trumps

doing a jigsaw

doing a silly dance to her favourite music

reading a book




…nothing would do.

So I had a lightbulb moment and just let her be.  And I got on with some blogmin/writing organisation ready for September and beyond.

Sure enough, after 5 minutes or so, our little girl fetched her notepad, and her favourite retractable pencil from her desk and declared that she’s used to learning and would like to learn again!

She practiced her hand-writing (which hasn’t really slipped to be honest – and is even part joined-up now!  What happened to my baby?!)

And she did some adding up, times table and division.

The answer to boredom in my case was to let her be, get on with some writing and bits and pieces myself, and it inspired our little girl !

In my view, boredom is a good thing.  Our daughter was ‘exceeding’ in her year 1 report and is definitely ready to go back to school now.  Everything’s been ticked off the list.  I’m just not sure how the final week’s countdown will go!


Have you found a subtle way to get your child’s (and yours!) brain back into gear?  I’d love to know!  Please comment below or tweet me @AllSortsHere



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Alternative Goldilocks homework

Reception at Our Little Bear’s school have been learning all about Goldilocks and the Three Bears.  So when our bear’s teachers invited suggestions for alternative homework activities linked to the theme of the Three Bears, I read through the list and thought they’d covered everything…

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Until our bear said she wanted to draw Goldilocks but didn’t know how to.  Inspiration struck and I created a dot-to-dot.  It’s a bit squashed and perhaps a little too challenging for Reception but nonetheless, our bear really enjoyed it!

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Proof of the pudding (or porridge!) that sometimes you have to think on the spot (or dot!) and go with the flow!

(Apologies for the grainy pictures but I can’t resist sharing a post on homework, like this one about Chinese New Year .)

How do you make homework more fun and easier for your little one?

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‘I’ is for Inspiration #AtoZChallenge

Hello and welcome to my take on the #AtoZChallenge.  You can find out why I’m taking part in ‘From Alpha to Zulu and everything in between…’


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‘I’ is for Inspiration for #AtoZChallenge

Is Frank a monkey or is he a pig?

One thing’s for sure, he’s very big!

He sits all alone, day after day,

Just dreaming and whiling the time away.


He looks happy enough does our Frank, it’s true

Though it’s hard to tell if he’s looking at you.

His big googly eyes look this way and that,

His whiskers are long and he’s rather fat.


Sitting in his tank with nothing to do

But observe the scenery at the Water Zoo!


Inspired by a cat fish called ‘Frank’ who was resident ‘pet’ at my local Water Zoo for year.  I wonder if he’s still there?  Bet he could dish the dirt on the neighbourhood because his tank was right by the front of the shop onto the main road!


 This post is for ‘I’ in the #AtoZChallenge.


Prose for Thought


Is it someone’s birthday and you don’t know what to do?
Let me write a personal rhyme, especially for you.
Pop it in a card, on a pretty label or a letter,
A bespoke rhyme, what a great idea, sit back, relax… that’s better!

All occasions are catered for, it’s really so much fun!
Weddings, birthdays, to wish ‘good luck’, rhymes for each and every one…
Up my sleeve I have a personal rhyme just itching for a reason,
Ready to be conjured up for every single season…

A personal rhyme from you to them,
it’s unique, bespoke and easy.
Get in touch today, waste no more time,
It’s really easy peasy…


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