Monthly Archives: March 2016

Testing my Patience (Gran issues)


If a friend pisses you off or treats you like shit and you cut them off or put them in their place (when needed), nobody bats an eye at you…..

But as soon as you do it to a family member everyone loses their god damned fucking minds.

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The time has come…. And I hate that so much.  I at least out did the doctor’s original estimate which was wheelchair before 30.

I’ve now got to the point where walking into town or going to Peterborough is almost out the question because I’m in constant pain.

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The birth of a song… (Q&A with Monique)

Hello! It’s me!! I am Monique from Heart Riot Fire Dreams (HeartRiotFireDreams) I am answering some burning questions that you all need to have answered. Thanks Kat for letting me take over you blog!! Without further adu, here are my answers.

Q: what made you want to start your blog? I had another blog called The Book Mystress that is/was moderately successful, I review books there. This was a great outlet for me when I was going through a hard time in my life. When I started to heal and move on from the truama a little I found my self wanting to talk on things that were broarder then just the bookish community, I thought on the idea a lot and then this year I just thought, no time like the present and went for it.

Q: how would you describe your blog? I would describe my blog as some where to find a unique opinion on anything, I would hope for it to be personable, approachable and joyful for people.

Q: what/who was your inspiration for the look/feel of your blog? My blog is my personal reflections of the world, so I wanted it to reflect my personality, creative, quirky, kinda bold.

Q: what made you get into writing? I started writing when I was about 12, I can honestly remember the exact day to be honest. I have always been addicted to collection stationary and one day I just wrong one sentence, then another and another, 16 years and two published short stories later here we are.

Q: describe your writing style? Unique, emotional, personal.

Q: what is your favourite thing/style to write? I have three genre’s I tend to write, Paranormal Romance, fantasy and my fav, Realistic fiction.

Q: what is your favourite thing/style of writing you love to read? There’s a saying among Authors, ‘You are what you read’ so I tend to read the same as I write, Realistic fiction, Paranormal Romance and Fantasy.

Q: what is the cringiest fanfiction/story/blog you have ever seen? Why? I dont know to be honest, there are a lot of fanfiction blogs out there, and while some might annoy me by not putting paragraphs breaks in or may write a story that I dont particularly fancy/ We all have our own muses and I mean I know I have the worse spelling and grammar in the world, but we all write for our own reasons, we all want our own outcomes, who am I to judge? I’d honestly rather just encourage people to create and keep creating. I mean I look back on my writing now and I think some of it is written so badly, but the story-lines are there and they are strong, I can only give encouragement and know that they like me will get better if they apply them selves.

Q: how would you describe the other person? I admire the hell out of Kat, she’s herself, and she sticks the middle finger up to anybody who tries to challenge that. I think she is so strong minded and stands by her beliefs. I love that she’s my friend, I am elated to have people like Kat in my life.

Q: one piece of advice you would give to writers/bloggers just starting out? Be yourself. Dont be a sheep. Okay that’s two, but I’m a rule breaker and they go hand in hand. Seriously though, This is your chance to use your voice the way it sounds. Not the way other people hear it. Don’t do this to get people to like you, do this to get people to listen to you, you might not get 10000000000 views at first but if you are yourself and are true to your values and beliefs, they will come and they will listen to you 🙂

if you want to ask Kat or I a question hit us up in the comments, or on twitter by using the hashtag #heartvonblog or tweeting us @HeartRiotDreams or @KatVonHall
Ps: thanks Lauren for the kickass questions, you’re the best!
Note from Kat: if you head over to Monique’s blog you can see my answers too!

Brave The Shave


On May 13 I will Brave the Shave for Macmillan Cancer Support.  I will be totally shaving my head and showing my support to the men and women who are going through cancer and cancer treatments.

If you’re a long time reader of my blog you will know that my gran (81 in May) has cancer of the lungs and cannot have treatment as that treatment would kill her.   So they’re treating the symptoms that arise from the cancer.

This isn’t my gran’s first rodeo – she has had cancer of the uterus.  My mum has had cancer of the uterus, ovaries and thyroid. My gran’s best friend had breast and bowel cancer. 

The Macmillan Nurses are amazing.  People who would otherwise go through cancer alone, family members who wouldn’t have anyone to turn too… Have amazing people they can turn to thanks to Macmillan Cancer Support.

Cancer is something nobody should ever go through alone. 

Please support me and help support Macmillan by clicking my sponsor link and donating to the cause.

I will film the shave and post pictures of course.