Good News: Lost Dog Found

Author Note: Have you ever noticed how 90% of news headlines are negative? It puts me off reading newspapers, and every time the news comes on the TV, I just want to turn it over.

Even if a news channel is reporting on something positive, there’s usually a negative spin on it somewhere, as well as bias towards someone in particular. But, every now and then, a positive story pops up, and I’d like to share those stories here on my blog. Let’s start reporting the things that really matter, rather than focusing on what one ‘celebrity’ has said about another. Positive vibes and happy stories only. 

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Character Inspiration: People Watching

Character Inspiration People Watching - Lauren Mayhew AuthorI love to people watch. I could literally watch people all day. Some of them are just so fascinating.

Have you ever been sat somewhere, and watched a person run through a town centre? Did a part of you ever wonder what they were up to? Did you then find yourself creating a scenario in your head about what it is they’re doing? If you did, then you’ve essentially created a character. If you’ve never done this, you’re seriously missing out! Continue reading

My NaNoWriMo Experience

NaNoWriMo Day 29 - Lauren Mayhew AuthorI’ve been MIA on this blog for quite a while. Life kind of took over, and even though I no longer work full time, I seem to have less spare time than I did before. I hope to be able to write more posts here in the future, but I can’t guarantee any regular postings. It literally depends on how interesting my life gets over the next few months.

My excuse for not posting anything in November, is that I’ve been participating in National Novel Writing Month, NaNoWriMo for short. The aim of this challenge is to write 50,000 words in 30 days, that’s an average of 1667 words per day. I’ve struggled to write that many words this whole year, let alone one day. You can read more about NaNoWriMo here. Continue reading

When the Sun Goes Down

The number 1 song this time 10 years ago was When the Sun Goes Down by the Arctic Monkeys.

I can honestly say that I’ve never heard this song before. I’m not a fan of the Arctic Monkeys, but I may give this song a listen one day…When the sun goes down by the arctic monkeys

When the Sun Goes Down: I don’t think I’ve ever properly watched the sun go down, but if I were to watch it, I’d like it to be by the coast somewhere. I can just imagine how beautiful that would look on the horizon over the sea.

Another little thing – I really am quite boring. When the sun goes down, I’m usually in bed, fast asleep. I’m not one to go out after dark. I’d rather be snuggled in my duvet, reading a good book.



Until the next time,
Lauren x

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Push the Button

Push the Button by the Sugababes - Lauren Mayhew AuthorI’ve decided to do this new thing where I will tell you more about me. I’m rubbish at telling people about myself, so I’m going to use prompts to try and tell you quirky facts about me.

To do this I am going to use song titles, but not just any old song title – the Number 1 single from 10 years ago. Technically, I’d love to do this from 25 years ago, but I don’t know as many of those songs.

Obviously, if a song is at Number 1 for more than one week, I may not write something about myself every week. Unless it’s an amazing title! Some of these stories about me may be very short and others relatively long. It depends what I have to tell you all.

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