Category: writing

8 pieces of wisdom for you

I like to think of myself as a wise owl spreading wisdom or sometimes I have learnt it from my Mum, shes wise old owl – ha ha.

So here are 8 pieces of wisdom I wish to share with you.

  1. Words are powerful, use them wisely
  2. People come and go, but the right ones stay
  3. You are doing enough even if it doesn’t feel like it
  4. Failure is when you don’t try
  5. Random acts of kindness make everyone feel better
  6. Live for today and not for tomorrow
  7. Never look back, there is nothing there for you.
  8. Overthinking kills happiness

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When writers block hits

You have all been there no doubt when you have so much passion to write but the words you want to write just don’t flow like they usually do.

I said in the last post that I was scared I was losing my mojo….wth all the disruption we’ve all had going on sometimes it’s hard to focus and have the motivation.

I am slowly getting back to it… and these are some things that are helping me get there.

1. Start with writing out all the answers to these questions…there are plenty of these on Pinterest

2. Think of all the topics you like writing about and put them in a spidergram and then add the legs of the spider with post ideas. It doesn’t have to be a rushed thing but it definitely helps

3. Read recent articles and other blogs for inspiration but never steal someone else’s hard work. You’re just there to get topic ideas that’s it.

I hope if you are ever stuck you could take one of these tips and use them.

Stay safe all

Much love 😘

A creative head

I am not going to be one of those going into meltdown over what’s happening in the world right now.

I am going to keep calm and carry on.

where do you like to do your writing/blogging?

Sometimes I can be found at my desk in my office feeling very much in my element 

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I also can be found with loads of notepads , bits of paper with ideas in the living room spread all over the floor. An organised mess.

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Then again I feel creative at the most random of times so I could be sat watching TV, led in bed, or sometimes when I’m out and about. 

Wherever you are, let your creativity come out. It’s something kind of special and shouldn’t just be pushed to one side.

I guess everyone is creative, but not everybody has the guts to take the bull by the horns and go with it.

Wednesday went like this

ITS WEDNESDAY MORNING

I slept pretty well which is a change. I’m usually one of those tossing and turning types. So waking up feeling rather fresh was nice. I thought what can I do with myself that doesn’t require going out the house.

I’m writing a book at the moment so I knew that I need to squeeze in an hour or two at some point today of sheer brain power. If you want something bad enough you will make time for it, I believe that.

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So I’ve watched some interesting videos on YouTube, ones I’ve had in my watch later for a little while. Now they are watched I can fill it back up with more 😂

My Alexa at present is blasting out some quality tunes from Kisstory…if you aren’t from the UK Kisstory is a radio station dedicated to throwbacks. It’s bloody great to have your own karaoke day in the comfort of your own home.

Oooo look at that it’s midday…..it’s lunch time….I’ll be back in a bit

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Wow who knew cous cous and tuna tasted so good together.

WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON

I am really digging my nail varnishes I picked up from Superdrug so I’m just gonna take off and refresh. They are by Revolution. Even better they are on offer 3 for 2. Also I heard that Revolution are coming to Boots which is the best cos I have a boots nearly on my doorstep.

My thumbnail has caught in the quick, which for us girls with natural nails is ouchy. Not only that when i pluck up the courage to pull it I’ll have to cut all my nails down so I don’t look like an oddington

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The weather is so pants here, so it’s nice to listen to the rain from the inside. I thought it was the perfect opportunity to take 15 mins to meditate/chill the fook out. I don’t sit in a funny position, I find somewhere where it’s clutter free and nobody else is there.

It really helps my anxiety levels to do this as it’s just concentrating on the here and now and doing controlled breathing. I will do a post on this soon, many of you will be able to benefit from it…even if you don’t suffer from anxiety that much.

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Now that’s done I can grab my notepad and start brainstorming….

I have blog posts to plan, a list to make of things I want to buy to jazz my room up a bit, a few places I want to visit and want to do more research, and obviously my book writing. So me and my notepad will be best friends for the rest of the afternoon, oh and good old google…actually, I’m older than google 😯

I intend to hopefully have a earlyish night tonight but i bet as soon as my head hits the pillow I’ll be wide awake. Always the way isn’t it.

Anyway, that was my Wednesday? Hope yours was good too.

What to expect from me this year

Welcome to the year 2020, I hope you started yours off positively.

I thought I’d let you know a few things about how Holzieloves.co.uk is going to be this coming year.

In just under 3 weeks I am down for my operation. I will try and schedule some posts in whilst I am in dopey land but forgive me if i don’t comment straight away.

When my heads straight after the op I will be bringing you posts to inspire, educate and entertain you as before, but hopefully even better.

I will try and cover as many topics as I can.

I want to include videos and possibly add more podcasts again (this is still to be confirmed in my mind lol)

If you are a new reader or a returning one leave your blogs down below and I’ll go check them out 😘

It’s not what you look like

I thought I’d write a poem today which will most likely make a feature in my book once I put it together…

Let me know what you think

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It’s not what you look like, it makes you stand out I know, but does it show just who you are deep down, I think no.

Don’t be superficial and just go on looks alone, the person who you are seeking should like you for you, if not tell them to go.

Standing in front of the mirror, does it show how you feel, your happiness inside you spinning on an imaginary wheel?

Don’t worry about the outside it is not to be approved, because once you have undressed it.. all has been removed,

So worry about the inside of you before you decorate the out.

Tell the vanity inside of you to hurry up, get out.

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A simple but Stylish DIY

You know when you have all your pretty notebooks you don’t want to use because you just want up admire them and keep them fresh…

So you get yourself a boring notebook and it just doesn’t scream use me so just gets pushed to one side.


I thought why not use that lonely book and make it look simple but pretty at the same time so here is what I decided to go with.


A piece of pink card, some double sided adhesive tape, some sticker paper, a quote and there you have it. A couple of hearts drawn on for good measure.

You don’t have to be good at crafts, just use your imagination a bit.

Go as crazy as you like…
If you decide to do it and share it on Instagram tag me @holzieloves or use #HLDIY

Happy Thursday 😘