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8 Years of Gin & Lemonade: It’s Not About The Gin

10th August 2018

On August 10th, 2010, I published my first post on Gin & Lemonade to medium fanfare.  I was a younger disabled person who wasn’t sure where home is, and I thought I’d make a home on the web. I wrote about living in a city that was kind of inaccessible, but I still loved it, with a boy who’s a bit of a geek, but I still love him. We got married and I had a baby-sized hiatus. In 465…

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My Writing Process: There’s An Octopus On My Ceiling

6th August 2018

And so, I’ve been thinking about giving you guys a peek into my writing process, but I don’t have one. Here’s yet another piece I wrote, a few weeks ago now, about not writing.  I’m re-posting it here, because I wrote it, and it’s the truth. July 26th, 2018. The day before yesterday, I stayed up til 1 a.m. to write and hit publish on a piece for the #30Posts30Days challenge. (On Medium. The challenge was started by Frank McKinley.)…

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If We Were Having Coffee: Catching Up

28th July 2018

If we were having coffee, I’d tell you I need to get my shit together. How about you? If we were having coffee, I’d tell you I had space in the office for 5 minutes, and now I’m back to the kitchen. I’m here surrounded by markers and Bunchems (here’s Isla’s interpretation of me), and my business cards. There’s also tape, screen cleaner, and a scary plastic tiger peering at me from the edge of the table. This week, I…

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Please Don’t Tell Me To Enjoy My Kid

18th July 2018

And so, a few days ago I was thinking about writing while eating a root beer Dum Dum lollipop. Thinking about writing is pretty much my natural state.  Working on, y’know, actually writing more.  Stick with me. The Dum Dum was a nostalgic addition courtesy of a recent care package from my mother.  It contains too many E numbers, and two handheld gamimg devices. Isla, at four, is apparently behind her peers in the use of gadgets  that are not…

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Gin & Lemonade’s 6K Blog Party!

13th July 2018

Happy Friday, groovy people! I promised you a blog party when I reached 6,000 readers here at Gin & Lemonade. And so, overnight I seem to have ticked over to 6,003. Thank you! That means we party! Please leave a link to your blog and fave social media hangout in the comments so we can mix and mingle. Introduce yourself, talk to each other and check out other people’s blogs. You might find your new best blog friend! Before you…

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