What do you do when… #TuesdayThoughts with Doris (@mamaD8)

Hello lovely peeps, Doris here. As the title says what do you when you know it’s your turn to blog and you haven’t got a clue what about?

Well, you ramble on, of course, so do excuse me doing just that. In my defense, it’s the last week of term over here, which is always a crazy time, as schools ram everything into that last week. Add to that medical appointments, and the current heat wave we’re experiencing and yours truly’s brain is mush.

As much as I enjoy the hot weather, it knackers me out. It was my youngest sports day today. He’s only four bless him, and had a great time, as warranted by the fact that, when asked what he liked best, he shouted, “All of it.”


budda sports day


As you can see he was a tad proud of his medal, bless him.

This was him posing for the obligatory pic with mummy. ❀


budda sprts day 1

As you can no doubt tell by my rosy arms it was a HAWT day, and yes, I had sunscreen on. Oh the joys of being blonde.

Anyhoo, I really am rambling now, but you know if in doubt, talk about yourself. Readers love these little glimpses into authors’ lives, or so I’m told, and I’m certainly happy to oblige. I could talk about my kids until the cows come home. They will always be my first priority, and I make no excuses for that.

So, on days/weekends like the one we just had… I had all my brood home under one roof, which happens so rarely these days, I abandoned all writing related tasks, and simply spent time catching up.

Sure, I’m way, way behind on my writing schedule (sorry, Sandie, I know you’re waiting patiently for your story), but my brood came together for my 19 year old’s birthday.

rach cake

This was baby #4 by the way, so excuse me while I feel old here for a minute. We have two more birthdays coming up in August, and the two of my brood who’ve flown the nest have already said they’ll be back with their respective partners to help their little siblings celebrate. It will be Budda’s 5th and big sis’s 16th birthday.

Yep, hand me the zimmer frame already.


Seriously though, one of theΒ best things about having a large family is the way they all care about each other, and want to spend time together. Hubby and I often joke that we can’t get rid of them. πŸ™‚

Not that we’d want to. There’s never a dull moment in our house and that’s just the way we like it. It will be a very strange day indeed, when they’ve all flown the nest. Mind you, we’ll still have our fur babies. At last count they were two dogs, one cat, and two adorable, mischievous kittens. Here’s Luther trying to steal birthday girl’s lunch.


Have I rambled on enough yet, do you think?

You might ask why bother posting at all, but you see the thing is… I honor my commitments. Tuesday is my day to blog on here, and I couldn’t not post something. Discipline is something we all need as writers, be that in writing blog posts, getting those edits in on time, or indeed writing that story in the first place.

Life can and does get in the way, but it doesn’t have to stop us, unless we let it.

We’re writers, so write, even if you’re simply waxing lyrically about your kids, like I did in this post.

That’s all from me today. Thank goodness, I hear you say.. πŸ˜‰


Do stay naughty, folks,

D xxxx


8 thoughts on “What do you do when… #TuesdayThoughts with Doris (@mamaD8)

  1. I love this post!! ❀ Not only because it's so much fun to see pics of your brood and your fur babies, but I also love what you said about commitments and discipline. Both are essential if one wants to succeed in writing. You've reminded us, too, that we are not *only* writers. We're parents, children, and siblings. Thanks for sharing this slice of your life, Doris! πŸ™‚

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    • Thanks, Ravenna. πŸ™‚ Yeah, it was so tempting to just say, sod it, I shan’t blog, especially as I did this very late Monday night, but as my Gran always said, “You stick to your commitments.”

      As I can still see her glare at me across the room,even though she passed on over twenty five years ago now, I thought I’d better πŸ˜‰

      God love her and her principles ❀


  2. Thank you so much for the look into your personal life, Doris. You are so right about keeping up with our commitments. ❀ the post and love seeing the glimpses into your family as usual. You are a true gem!

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  3. Awesome post Doris (my, I do say awesome a lot don’t I?) A wonderful slice of life, and yay for Budda! You both look so wonderful in that photo. As for being behind in your writing, as much as I’m excited to see the story done, family moments are so much more precious. I can certainly wait, your family is so much more important. You know what they say…good things come to those who wait. Enjoy your life Doris! ((Hugs)) ❀️


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