April Blog

Another month been and gone, so it’s time for a catchup on the blog.

I explained in my last blog post how I’d had to take a break from posting. Well, with everything that was happening in the background, draining my time and energy for anything writing related, I decided enough was enough! I needed to make the time to do something for me, because no-one else was going to do it for me.

Something I really love to do is learn and study, a big Sagittarius trait I realise. I’ve made it my mission to check out different websites—such as Eventbrite—and attend an event or workshop at least once a month. I will likely go on my own, and they might not have anything to do with reading or writing, but I’m sure some time away from home will do me good.

It was because of this that during March I managed to find two free workshops, one in Halifax and the other in Leeds, that were being hosted in the Library for the Business & IP Centre.

I’d never heard of the B&IPC before but I would highly recommend finding out where your local one is. They give free and practical advice, and point you in the right direction on everything business related, and even have professionals on board for free thirty minute consultations.

The workshops I attended were on Social Media Marketing and also Canva. (I’ve been using Canva for some time, years even, but there’s always something to be learned.) They were both really well run with plenty of group participation, so all-in-all they were a great start to my new practice of ‘me time’.


Unfortunately the start of April didn’t go as planned—when does it ever? So my newsletter didn’t go out. I’ll be honest, I had a bit of a health scare that I was trying my best not to think about, but it was easier said than done. Anyway, after a very quick referral to the breast screening clinic (Thank you NHS 🙏), I was massively relieved to get the all clear.

In celebration, I have booked to go to the Timber Festival in July. I’ve never been before, but it’s a gathering of activists, explorers, creatives and musicians, with all kinds of shows and workshops. As I’m going with the family, we have decided to stay in a nearby guest house rather than camp. That way if the small decides it’s all getting a bit too much or she can’t settle, they can leave me to explore on my own. I’m getting really excited just thinking about it!

So, back to the newsletter. If you haven’t done it yet, CLICK THE BUTTON.

You will get a free copy of Shadows of the Circus as a thank you. It’s a historical novella set in Blackpool that can be read on its own, or as a prequel to my full length novel, Sorceress of Truth.

Oh, I just saw the time and it’s getting late. I’d better go as it is Easter Sunday tomorrow and I need to make sure everything is set up for the Easter Bunny 🐰🐰🐰

Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Jodie xx


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Published by Jodie

Reader, writer, Sebastian Vettel fan and fitness lover. Home crafter (when I get time!), Wife and Mommy amongst other things.

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