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.