I’m bringin’ blogging back, (yeah!)

I’m bringin’ blogging back, (yeah!)

Well hello there! How the heck is everyone? I’m hoping you all enjoyed the holiday period, whether you celebrated or not, ate copious amounts of cheese (like I did) or just treated it like any other day of the week.

And here we are, on the last day of 2017 and I’ve decided that after my hiatus – which was wonderful in all honesty, not having to think about posting or feeling forced to update social media just for the sake of it – that I’m coming back!

If you’ll have me… (*crosses fingers and toes).

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A Moodle-y Reminder

Hi everyone!

Just a quick reminder that you have until 6pm GMT tomorrow (Mon 30th Jan) to get your Moodle Doodles to me for the first challenge:

Look at things from a different perspective – draw the upside down.

Pleased to have lots of positive feedback for the introduction to this (you can read the post here) but I still need your doodles if you’d like to take part!


Remember, you can create a post and link back to my original post or send your images to aloadabobbins@gmail.co.uk and I’ll display in a gallery on Tuesday or Wednesday.

That’s all folks, happy moodling! ๐Ÿ™‚

Image Credits: buddhadoodles.com via Pinterest.

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Journey through Fire and Ice!

Journey through Fire and Ice!

Well, it’s finally here – tomorrow I travel to Iceland and fulfill my dream of exploring volcanoes and geysers and glaciers. With any luck, we’ll also get to see the Northern Lights!

Oh I hope it’s not a massive anti-climax after I built it up in my head for so long. :/


Anyway, this is just a quick post to say that as I’m away and it’s Halloween week, I thought I’d re-share my spooky posts from last year, in case you missed them the first time round. And there’s a chance I may pop up guest posting somewhere too!

The population forย the entirety of Iceland may be less than my home town, but they apparently still have wifi, so I’ll be able to catch up on posts etc when I’m not out adventuring!

And when I return, well let’s hope I have loads of awesome photos to share for Wednesday Lensday. ๐Ÿ™‚

Have a great week / weekend everyone, thanks for reading!

Image Credits: iceland24blog.com

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Aloada Reviews: Smart Scales

Aloada Reviews: Smart Scales

Product reviews? That’s not something I usually venture into, is it?

However, when the lovely Betty from Beets Blu contacted me and asked if I’d like a set of their smart scales in return for an honest review on Amazon, I was happy to oblige. And whilst I wasn’t obligated to share the review on my blog, I thought I would as I know there are several of you that follow who are currently on a weight loss / health regime, so it may be of interest.


If you’re not, well…scales are always handy to check you won’t be going over your luggage allowance, right? ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Tiny Tales Assembled: I’m on Amazon!

Tiny Tales Assembled: I’m on Amazon!

Six words of shameless self-promotion to indicate that my six-word stories are now available to buy. You know, if you like reading them and are feeling nice…

Yes, after stating on my bucket list that I’d like to have a book published, I can officially say that I have achieved this goal!

Okay, so yes I did it myself. I’ll still hold on to the notion that one day a traditional publishing house will snap up my words and I’ll be subjected to a whirlwind of signings and film offers and be asked to cut the ribbon at the opening of my theme park.

Until then, I have taken the plunge to collate all my Tiny Tales written so far, working over the last few weeks to pop them on Amazon. Some have appeared within blog posts, several have been entries to the weekly challenge hosted by Nicola Auckland, but there are plenty of new ones too. Oh, and I tried to entertain you with some added illustrations …but full disclosure, I’m no Van Gogh!

KINDLE COVER (401x640)

I’m working on offering a print version but for now it is available to download on Kindle. This is all very new to me, I’m bound to have done something wrong or shouldn’t have listened to the Amazon advice on pricing, or whatever.

However, even if you’re not interested in funding my trip to Iceland, I’d be beyond grateful if you shared its existence. It may appeal to other authors or educators as starting points for creative writing – I have to be confident that someone will want a copy.

Mum, I hope you are you reading this…

So, hmmm, yeah… that makes me feel a bit awkward if I’m honest. I’m not too good at the selling yourself role. Any feedback appreciated – I’ll definitely respond once I’ve stopped squirming in the corner.

In the meantime, you can find the details here and look inside to laugh at my attempts at art… https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01J42MHK0

Thanks muchly,

Haylee x

Image Credits: My own.

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