Disaster again!!!

I hate heaters. Am never buying another second hand one ever. 😦 £300 in two years and they’re both done in….

Got a phone call of the other half today, the baby tank heater has malfunctioned. Raising the temperature from 12d to 29d… crap. 

Babies all sulking on the bottom. 

He turned the heater off opened up all the flaps. Babies are now swimming about. Temp down to 28d but going the steam off it is unreal.  

I am gutted. Going to have to pull it all off at the weekend and see why it’s gone kaput. 

Could be blanket weed all wrapped around the inside. Don’t know. 

At least they didn’t cook. Although pinked up and a little stressed. I am hoping they’ll recover quickly. 

Adding in some salt to help ease the stress. Last parasite check only a a few weeks ago so fingers all crossed. 

 Still not happy it is the second year running. Last year heater packed in and temp dropped from 20 to 10 in one night. 

Seneye isn’t plugged in due to no funds for the slides at present.  another sucky reason or I would have known something was wrong.




This has really been a rough week. With our producer for Best Friends being let down. My co-writer and I had to do a pretty quick re-write. Good job even though the time difference sucks my friend and I work well together. 

The car wouldn’t start on Monday leading to a mad rush. Battery had gone done. £50 for a new one. 


And my poor coach/editor E.J had a small accident and hurt her arm. 


Jeeze, this week has been a real nightmare. Hope tomorrow brings something nice for us all. 


Hopefully we can pull the baby tank apart and see if there is indeed something blocking the heater. Least I can get rid of some blanket weed and clean the tunnel. 


Fingers crossed tormorrow is easier than the rest of this week has been. Think we might as well eat out tonight 🙂 


Catch you soon. 



Editing session today. Just fab! :)

Hey there, 

As I said in my last blog, There is never enough time in the day. Today has been one of those days. 🙂 eek. Dealing with one thing after another but in an exciting way. And I am so tired, with all the bad weather last night, I never got a wink of sleep.

Then I was worrying over today’s session with E.J… wondering if the edits I’d worked on since last week were what she was hoping for, etc etc. it made me even more tired. lol but I need not have worried. 

I’ve had my third session of five. And I have to admit I don’t want them to end. :Something for E.J and myself to work out there… 

E.J has done exactly what I wanted, and have been searching for, for over 18mths. I wanted, someone to help and teach me more about story telling and the English language. Not just editing, as in… punctuation, grammar. But more about the craft. I know that my writing  needs final editing and proofing, after all what writers doesn’t. But, I wanted to get my readers more engaged in my story, and as a script writer it wasn’t quite happening. In swoops E.J to save the day. 

For me, E.J’s process started with the first session. Probably the hardest for us both, getting to know and work with each other, but for me it wasn’t as hard as I thought. We got right on with the job and worked through 3 pages. The second session came and another 3 pages. Each time with me trying to put into the file, what I’ve learned.

Today’s session was much quicker and easier I found, (finally something is sinking in)  although we ran over a tid bit, we managed to get through 9 pages. Awesome. To me that shows I am learning. Of course, dialogue moves things a bit faster, but hey ho.

I actually am learning, and I am so happy, that as things were being moved around I felt comfortable to add lib and speak my mind. (takes a lot for me to feel comfortable actually talking to anyone)… because of my past and self confidence issues. I know I really have come such a long way in the last four years. 

E.J is extremely nice to talk to and very easy to work with. I would highly recommended her for any writer, at any stage in their writing process.

I  even think seasoned writers could learn something from her. 

Anything that makes you a better writer has to be a bonus. It isn’t just about choosing your words , it is about what is best for your story. 

I’ve learned in these three session how to differentiate between ‘script-writing’ and ‘story-telling’ something which even though I’ve had a couple stories e-pubbed, that I’ve still struggled with. 

I know I can write good scripts.  That has taken me a while to get to grips with.

I want to write great stories to help forward my scripts. Especially the TV series my friend and I have worked so hard on. 

I will get there. I know it. 

So, for any of you who want to learn more and become a better writer, head on over to E.J’s blog. See what she can offer you, (very reasonable rates) and just go for it.

If you want to be a professional and make a career out of it. Then what price is a small investment? Got to be much better for you than ‘self pubbing’ something that just isn’t ready…

Her page is at… http://ejrunyon.wordpress.com/

I’m bushed now, so heading off for an early night. No hail stones, please. I need some sleep. 


Catch you all soon. 


Dawn x 






Never enough time in the day :(

It is great working on so many good projects. I love it. 

Filming on Best Friends Ep 5 will start soon. Can’t wait!!! 

Please check the Fbook page out 🙂 


I recently also asked a very talented artist to join the ‘small crew’ for TSK, and I am excited that it is moving on a whole new level. 🙂 

There is just not enough time in the day though. So much is taken with all the mundane necessities of life. I wish there just was more. lol. 

Had a good day in work, although the weather is wild. All fish are happy, 🙂 cleaned and filled both ponds and they all came begging for food. Roll on summer so I can feed them as much as their greedy eyes are asking for. 

Plus, in summer I get time off and we’re going to some cool koi shows.

I’m tired so this is a short one for now. This next week is going to be extremely busy. Editing session with E.J. tomorrow and a sales meeting in work on Wed, busy then for the rest of the week. eeek no time for anything. 


Will just take this one as it comes. 


Hope you all have a productive one.