Friday, 28 June 2013

Website

We've survived another week and now it's time to Celebrate The Small Things.

I have quite a big thing to celebrate this week, and that is ... I have a website!  I've been umm-ing and aah-ing about it for ages, and I've been 'building' websites on those free providers, but I finally got around to finishing one off and paying for it.  The free options are good, but they give you an awful web address, like www.rebeccahgiltrow.flurb.com/blurghdiblurgh.rebeccah (ha!  I made that up, but you get the idea).  So now I am the proud owner of da-da-da


It's quite exciting to have one of those website thingies.  I know I have a blog, but a website properly advertises me as an author, and my books.

I'm also celebrating Book Group this week.  Last month we read The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Burrows.  I read this book a few years ago, so was glad to read it again.  I really enjoyed it both times.  It's a fairly easy read, and the story drags you in pretty much straight away.  It's about recovering from the Nazi occupation of Guernsey, which is obviously a horrible subject, but it's really worth reading.

I can still touch my toes, which has really made me happy.  My Pilates teacher has put together a little instruction booklet for stretching the legs, and is going to sell that along with a stretchy band, so next time I see her I'm going to buy one, just to keep myself fit and flexible.

I've found another blog hop to get involved in.  I've joined up to What's Up Wednesday, which encourages readers and writers to note down their progress.  I think three blog hops per week is enough to keep me busy - Express Yourself on Monday, What's Up Wednesday on Wednesday, and Celebrate The Small Things on Friday.  Other bloggers are very friendly and supportive, which is great, and I also really enjoy reading about what other people are getting up to.  This blogosphere is an interesting place.

Work is still good.  I love my job; some of the people aren't particularly agreeable, but the job is enjoyable.  I took it upon myself to organise a very messy book display this week, and it looks so much better after a bit of time and care.  It's kind of hidden away at the back of the library, but it frustrated me every time I tried to find a book and couldn't because all the books were shelved in a random order.  It now looks very pretty, and it's so much easier to find things.  

And of course I'm celebrating my Lily and my parents.  They brought her to meet me from my book group, and Lily was so excited to see me.  Whatever has upset me (if anything) during the day, seeing her smiling face always makes me smile.  I don't know what I'd do without her.

What are you celebrating this week?

30 comments:

  1. Congrats on your website. I'm heading over there in a second. And glad to hear you like your job. That's definitely worth celebrating!

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    1. Thank you. It's been a long while since I've enjoyed going to work :)

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  2. Congrats on the website! That is big news!

    I've been seeing both the express yourself and what's up wednesday memes about the web but didn't take the time to look into them. I will now!

    And congrats on the book display. I know exactly what you mean- getting my files put away or my desk in order is tiny in the grand scheme of things but makes a big difference in my sanity day to day.

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    1. Thank you. I love blog hops. I don't think I have the time to do a different one every day, but 3 a week is manageable. And yes, keeping things tidy does keep your sanity in check!

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  3. Lovely celebrations! Congrats on the website launch. You can do a lot with a blog, but it's just not the same as a full blown website!
    I've been thinking about What's Up Wednesdays too actually, but haven't got around to committing just yet.

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    1. Thank you :) I've only just started doing WUW but it seems like a friendly bloghop :)

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  4. Congratulations on your website. I'll stop by and take a look!

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  5. Congrats on the website! I own a domain, but I haven't done anything with it yet because I don't really have those kind of skills.

    I've been considering joining What's Up Wednesday. I see around everywhere. It seems like fun.

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    1. Thank you. The website provider I've gone with is so easy, you don't need any skills. It was just a drag and drop type thing.

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  6. You sound like a very busy girl. It's always good to enjoy your job. Keep limber, Rebeccah!!

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  7. Congrats on the website, I'll have to check it out.

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  8. Great news on your website and it's always something to celebrate when your work is fun. Have a wonderful weekend.

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    1. Thank you. Work is great. I haven't had a job which I've enjoyed in a long time!

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  9. Congrats on the website! I really must do that one of these days....

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    1. Thank you. They're not as difficult to do as you might think, so it's worth giving it a go.

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  10. Congrats on your new website! Good luck on all those blog hops. Those things will definitely keep you "hopping"! lol

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    1. Ha! Thank you. Maybe all that hopping will help my flexibility and I'll be able to touch my toes forever!

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  11. Congratulations on the website and all the other wonderful things you accomplished. Will definitely drop by your website :)

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  12. Congrats on the website!!!

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  13. So many wonderful things to celebrate! I just got my blog up and running so a website is huge! Looking forward to checking it out. Have a great weekend!

    Meredith
    Meredith’s Musings

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    1. Thank you :) Setting up the website was scary but I'm glad I did it :)

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  14. Nice you got a website. I just happened to do mine today as well. I almost wished I waited to check out some other sites, instead of just using the first one I came across that another blogger used. But I'm happy with it. Great other celebrations as well - work, you know, you've got to do it, with the good and the bad. :) Writer’s Mark

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  15. Awww your website looks great!!!

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