About LazyLauraMaisey

I’m finally writing a long overdue update on my About page! So here’s the basics – I love writing, baking and being outside. I currently have a cup of tea in one hand and a slice of carrot cake on a plate, waiting impatiently for me to finish writing and eat it. I am resisting. But only just.

I like academia and enjoy the process of studying. To this end, I have a few degrees under my belt but, in all honesty, the last one almost did me in! My final exams almost killed me. My brain groaned under the weight of yet more statutes and case names. It was tough. I was prepared for difficult, but this was insanity. Anyway, my plan was to rush into Degree Number 3 when finished. And then I started blogging… And blogging was not difficult. It came naturally. I was no longer a salmon swimming upstream. I was just writing the nonsense that came into my head, and people seemed to like it a bit.

Different possible realities entered my head. The idea of working for myself was introduced, a crazy idea! I still don’t know whereabouts I am on that road yet. And I may find after a year of having a break from studying, I really want to get back to it. I’m just going to let myself flow where I will for now. And it feels really good.

I also bake a lot and am waiting to see where that might take me. I’ve decided not to push myself anymore, to just sit back for a while and give myself a break.  I am enjoying the break and I am enjoying spending more time writing. I hope you find something interesting to read in all my nonsense. I post every day, first thing in the morning, so there’s plenty to get stuck into!

Thanks for reading! x

61 responses to this post.

  1. Thanks for leaving a “like” on my latest post..and I use “to be honest” alot too.:)

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    • Yeh, I tried to stop but I’m always saying it so I’ve just embraced it now! I loved your fish and chips post because I’m having a very similar evening myself actually. Lifetime on the hips guilt-food and Britain’s Got Talent.

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  2. Would you like a complimentary copy of my book, ‘Good Vibrations: Crossing Europe on a Bike Called Reggie’ to review? Email me a postal address if interested: apsykes@hotmail.com . More info about the book at http://CyclingEurope.org . Thanks for all the ‘likes’ you have given to my posts. Much appreciated :-)
    Andrew

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    • You know what? I’ve been meaning to buy your book for ages, whenever I see Twitter updates about it. To show support, I’m going to buy it on Kindle on my phone as I’m constantly reading on the go and forget to take books in my bag. This is a long shot but is it on Audible.com by any chance? I’ve just discovered it and I love it!

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  3. Excellent; thanks for that :) Let me know what you think. Perhaps even a review on the website? I’ve never heard of Audible.com (so I suppose the answer to your question is ‘no’) but it sounds intriguing… I’ll investigate!
    Andrew

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  4. Laura I have just nominated you for A Lovely Blog Award.

    http://wealthymatters.com/2012/07/22/wealthymatters-recognized-as-one-lovely-blog/#more-3264

    I would be honoured if you accept.

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  5. Hellooooooooo

    Just felt that you deserve this “Very Inspiring blogger Award”

    http://cimplicityrockss.wordpress.com/awards-it-means-more-responsibility/

    Its up to you to accept the award and give me party orrrrr not to accept and still give me a party :-) hahah

    Keep rocking :-)

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  6. Hi laura- just to let you know when you “like” a post, and then I click on your gravatar, your blog isn’t listed there, so I have trouble “getting” to you ….You can update your gravatar to have your blog in listed on your gravatar. (Feel free to delete this comment. I didn’t see a place where I could email or send you a private message!) Hope this helps get you more traffic!

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  7. Would you be interested in contributing an article on “A tryst with nature” this weeks theme on BBOOKS?
    Here are more details http://roohi21.wordpress.com/.Should you be interesed just send the link to your post along with a short bio to ver.akanksha@gmail.com

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    • Hey. Thanks for telling me about this. I’ve never heard of it. I’ve submitted one of my posts of a walk I did in the countryside.

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      • Seeing how I’m the editor I guess I will be seeing it in my mailbox tomorrow.Thanks for participating.
        Could I ask you for a favour?Could you pass the word on to any other bloggers you know ,who do nature themes?

  8. Hey, I am nominating you for the Liebster Award :)
    That is small gesture to tell you that I enjoy reading your blog…
    Go here to have a look

    http://readstuffwithme.wordpress.com/2012/09/20/and-here-comes-the-liebster-award/

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  9. Hey there. I looked for an email addy to send this just to you, but couldn’t find one. So, after reading, feel free to delete this comment. I simply saw a small grammatical error in a post and I send them when I really enjoy the post, but when the error holds me back a bit. It was the post on the butter story.
    “Him and I would discuss food every time he came in” – It’s “He and I” that’s all.
    I hope this doesn’t upset you. I felt the post was excellent, so a small error that sticks out to me is something I want to pass on.
    Scott

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  10. Referencing the comment by kindredspirit23: I’ve worked with lots and lots of writers and one thing I’ve discovered is that REAL writers, TRUE writers and those who progress and get better are those who understand that every correction is an opportunity to make their writing better! Those who bristle at correction never improve. So, BRAVO for your response LazyLauraMaisey (which, by the way, is one of my favorite blog names.) Martha

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    • Thanks so much for the lovely comment. I find it really helpful when people spot a mistake and tell me because I write first thing in the morning so sometimes it’s 5am and my sleepy eyes don’t spot things! It’s never to late to learn, I guess :-)

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      • Early morning is my best writing time also….quiet, clear mind, refreshed thoughts…..best time of the day, in fact.

      • Definitely. I love waking up early and doing my own thing for an hour before going to work. It’s like I’ve put my own stamp on the day, instead of just doing the things I am paid to do.

      • Definitely. I love waking up early and doing my own thing for an hour before going to work. It’s like I’ve put my own stamp on the day, instead of just doing the things I am paid to do.

  11. You know, I found myself talking about you to my wife last night (she had asked what was so fascinating about other people’s posts). I told her about a girl who takes walks, often in mundane places, and describes the feel of the place so well that I feel I’ve been there myself. I especially liked what I called your ‘lido series’ – I had no idea lidos actually existed in London.

    You’re a great writer and your posts linger in the mind.

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    • Thank you so much for this comment and the compliment. I’m glad you enjoyed my lido walks. I loved them, it’s like stepping back in time. I always expect to see a gentleman in a full length suit and bathing cap! I’ll do some more when the weather is warmer again.

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  12. VERY INSPIRATIONAL BLOGGER AWARD

    I have nominated YOUR BLOG as Very Inspirational

    Please visit i-nation.me to receive your award.

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  13. Thanks for visiting my blog. Nice to know someone read and like my post. I find your blog worth reading too. Keep on writing.

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  14. Hi Laura. I wanted to nominate you for the Liebster Award. It is just something fun. You can find out more on my blog: http://wp.me/p2ydBl-fV

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  15. [...] the award for “furthest traveled to get to a first birthday party” is Lazy Laura Maisey and Pixie Girl! They have donned their cutest little frocks and sailed across the pond from the UK [...]

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  16. It is my pleasure to nominate you for the Super Sweet Blogging Award.

    http://wealthymatters.com/2013/04/22/the-super-sweet-blogging-award/

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  17. Posted by aimi on May 12, 2013 at 09:02

    Thank you for following my blog!!

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  18. Posted by aimi on May 12, 2013 at 23:11

    Thank you for the “like! :)

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  19. can’t see how to follow your blog, and I would love to

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    • O sorry I didn’t reply sooner. If you’re on my blog reading a post or something, in the top left hand corner, it should have a little button saying ‘follow’. Once clicked, you will be following me… I think. Has that helped?

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      • Thanks…
        I’ve searched and searched, but no button shows up on the posts I read , either at Home or about.
        I thought it might after comments, like some blogs, but no nuffink.. I’ll just have to hope you Like mine, so I can call back !!!!

      • It’s a deal!

  20. Hi Laura, Sue and I had an idea for a guest post, written by you. If you are interested, would you e-mail us at campariandsofa@gmail.com? And we will explain all.
    Thanks
    Claudia

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  21. Hi. I really like reading your blog, it is sweet, funny and fresh and to show you just how much I enjoy it I have nominated you for a blogger award (3 in fact). Please check out the details here: http://myfeatherquill.wordpress.com/2013/08/06/knighting-people-bouquet-of-3/comment-page-1/#comment-343 Happy Tuesday :-) x

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  22. Thank you for choosing to follow one of my blogs. I hope you will continue to enjoy the posts.

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  23. Thanks so much for following me and it’s very nice to meet you! I look forward to reading your material. Now I’m craving carrot cake – may have to bake one this weekend. ;-)

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  24. […] “The furious wank was my favourite bit. I bet that showed her!” Laura, UK […]

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  25. HELLO! :) Just wanted to let you know I’ve nominated you for the “One Lovely Blog” award! I’ve enjoyed reading your blog and hopefully you will continue to write to your heart’s content! Your blog was so good, it had to be shared! CONGRATULATIONS!!!

    http://diaryofaquirkygirl.wordpress.com/2014/08/29/one-lovely-blog-award-part-deux/

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