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Sunday, 3 March 2013

Story Telling Sunday 3 - Publishing a Precious

So here we are again, the beginning of another month means it is time for Sian's meme - Storytelling Sunday 3 and this year with the theme 'Pick Your Precious - celebrating the little things you love: those souvenirs, bits and pieces, things from your past you can't bear to throw out.' If you would like to read more, please hop on over to this post here where you can do so. 

Sian had suggested something 'Irish' this month, but as I have nothing Irish that is precious, my 'precious' this month takes the form of two recently 'published' items by my children.

As many of my readers will know, Penny is studying Creative and Professional Writing at Canterbury Christchurch University (although based in Folkestone at the moment)! She has been entering her writing/poems into many competitions and has just received notification that although she hasn't won, she was shortlisted in a February competition on the Free Flash Fiction website. As there was one winner and only four in the short list we are so proud of her! If you would like to read her story, please go here. We are waiting for her to become the next JK Rowling and keep us in the manner we would like to become accustomed to! After all the problems we have experienced since her diagnosis 4 years ago this is particularly precious.


As for our 'Bill Gates', Benjamin has just had an 'app' go live - his first! It is an App for Windows phones (as he works for Microsoft) and it changes the wallpaper on the phone to one of 5 pictures depending on the time of day. You can see it here. Perhaps he can keep us too! This is precious as Ben has been so keen to produce his first App and it he has been working hard on it whilst working for very long hours at his job and also training to take part in the Reading Half Marathan and Tough Mudder (more on that in another post!). He says he still has some work to do on it, but wanted to get it published to motivate himself to work some more on it!

A different set of preciouses (is that a word?) this month, but very precious to me.

I hope you have enjoyed my post this month. Don't forget that you can find a wealth of wonderful tales by hopping over to Sian's blog.  

24 comments:

Ladkyis said...

Different yes but no less precious. Thank you for sharing your pride in your children.

Sian said...

What wonderful successes these are! Hurray for the pair of them and I'm thrilled to hear about them today..definitely "precious"! You've got me thinking..doesn't that aspiring writer of yours fancy a blog of her own? Then she could join in every month too :)

Jennie Hart said...

Brilliant, well done and when they are doing so well you shout it out!
I am off to read her story...

Karen said...

Both accomplishments are definitely precious--and be sure to tell them Congrats! from across the sea!

Irene said...

That's wonderful news about both of your children. I wouldn't be at all surprised if one day you are a 'kept' woman! Well done to them and to you, proud mum.

Lythan said...

Lovely to read about your precious children and how proud you are of them - and quite right too!

Mel said...

You must be really proud of their achievements!

Sabrina S. said...

They are lucky to have such a proud mother. Not all parents are able to express such feelings. So kuddos for you and for them for their accomplishments!
Cheers from France

Jennie said...

Wonderful to hear about young people doing so well - no wonder you are proud of them - I would be too! Thanks for sharing - I loved your stories today! J x

Elizabeth said...

Your children are precious, and to have accomplished this much so early in their careers is wonderful. Congratulations on raising two great children and taken pride in that.

Louise said...

these are such precious memories. It has been lovely to read such great achievements well done to your two.

Missus Wookie said...

Oh Congratulations to them both. Definitely a pair of preciouses!

favouriteworkofart said...

Very precious achevements and two very precious photos in your post!

Amy said...

Congratulations to them both - precious news and precious achievements!

Sheena said...

Becky x
These certainly do count as very precious x
Please pass on my congratulations to your very talented children x

S said...

Two preciouses to be proud of, indeed! That's wonderful!

Beverly said...

Congratulations to Penny and Ben, it is such an amazing feeling for us as we experience out children's success. I will come back to this post later this week to click over to Penny's story.

debs14 said...

You have every reason to be very proud of your children, good luck to them both for the future!

Alison said...

What great achievements...precious indeed!
Alison xx

Jo said...

That is fantastic, congratulations to them both x

alexa said...

What super achievements and no wonder you are rightly cheering them n and proud of them. Lovely for m to know too how precious they clearly are to you!

Gail said...

That's great news. Congratulations to them both!

Chipper said...

Both accompaniments are precious! I love the opening of your daughters story. It was very clever.

Maria Ontiveros said...

Congratulations to a proud mom!
Rinda