Top Gull!

Gavin the Gull thinks he is a Top Gull, but then he’s always been a bit of a maverick…

Gavin the Gull has always been a bit of a maverick and he believes himself to be a Top Gull. Let’s just say, he has a big ego! He is a positive gull, mainly he is positive about food…

Enjoy his wit and wisdom on notebooks, pet bandanas/blankets, pillows, tech accessories, bags and lots of other great gift items too. Give someone the gift of Gavin the Gull or go ahead and treat yourself, Gavin is the perfect way to raise a smile.

At the time of writing this post you can get free shipping when you spend £50 or over. You can also pay in instalments.

Also, via Redbubble I am able to offer pretty much worldwide delivery. Please check the list of countries delivered to before ordering. The items are usually printed in the country where the order is made or in the nearest location, so that helps with the carbon footprint.

I have been using Redbubble.com for many years and the products I have ordered are great quality. Obviously I haven’t ordered every single one of them but I have used journals, t-shirts, stickers, and pillows so far and been very happy every time.

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A wide variety of styles and colours to choose from, see examples below.

Scroll down further to see a collection of other items/colours/styles too. This is a small collection, you will find much more via the links above.

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I’m so happy to have you here and I hope you will enjoy my blog/website. If you are in the UK look out for an email this evening in case you are one of the five lucky winners of Gavin’s ‘Gulls just wanna have fun…’ notebook.

If you aren’t lucky enough to win this time, there will be another giveaway to subscribers in September – all will be revealed soon so keep an eye out. Sadly I can only do physical product giveaways to UK subscribers but I will work out some download giveaways in the not too distant future so you can enjoy a gift wherever you are in the world.

Of course if you would like to buy one of Gavin’s notebooks you can do so here or here. He loves it when he gets a sale, it makes him flap his wings and screech with excitement…

Here in the UK it is Bank Holiday Monday which doesn’t mean a lot to me as I am self-employed but if you are having the day off – enjoy!

I will be doing some writing, following up on the prize giving draw and hopefully picking a few more tomatoes from my balcony garden. I made a lovely brunch this morning which included some of yesterday’s haul including homegrown basil. I am working on some new notebooks too so it’s going to be a full and busy day.

If you are on Twitter come say hello I am @LifeMyriad and PetraKiddWriter Instagram.

Because everyone loves books – don’t they?

This is my third blog post for MyriadLifeBooks so hello there and thanks for taking the time to visit.

If you love reading books, writing books or have a thing for very nice notebooks this could be the site for you. I want this to be an interactive site where you leave your ideas and comments too. If you feel you have something useful or informative to say, I would love for you to do a guest post here.

I am also on the look out for authors who would like to be featured on this site. Check out my interview with Angela Bardot, the first author to feature here. In time I’d like to build up a Select 20 who feature for three months at a time so if you are interested please fill in the contact form at the bottom of this page for further details.

I would also like to build a directory of book illustrators, editors and proof readers so if you are interested in being listed please do get in touch (via the contact form below.)

Who am I?

I am a photographer who also writes. It’s hard to decide which I like best so I think I better call it a draw. That’s a point, I love drawing too but I hardly ever get to do it!

I’m based in the amazing county of Norfolk UK which is lucky for me because there is a lot to photograph and write about here. I live by the River Wensum in the city of Norwich, which is perfect. The river wildlife is ever entertaining and diverse, from the odd seal who decides to take a break from the coast, to a night-time fishing heron. The Swan Massive glide up and down regally as if they are the true owners of the river (they are). There are Egyptian geese, ducks and pigeons plus a stray dove who chooses to hang out with them whenever a human turns up with some nibbles. The seagulls provide a cacophony of sound and are typically experts in spotting chips or any food that gets dropped. Occasionally a cormorant will drop by too. Let’s not forget the bats who provide spectacular air displays at dusk and the less popular rats who boldly go wherever they wish – until Rentokill arrive…

I am also a real beach bum too when I get the chance, we are spoilt with amazing coastline here and I like to dip in and out of the Norfolk Broads (see more info about these further down) so I truly appreciate it all and I hope my photography reflects that.

Norwich is a fascinating place and even after all my years here I am still learning more of the history and what makes the city tick. It is interesting to watch it grow and evolve and this provides new photographic and writing opportunities all the time.

Writers of course use notebooks, (as do many people) so it occurred to me that I should produce my own collection using the images I am always out and about taking. I’ve no idea what took me so long to have this brainwave when it’s obviously a no-brainer, but sometimes I am slow like that! It means that you can enjoy the Norfolk views whenever you have to write something down. Even with people using their phones, tablets, pc’s etc there is nothing like the feel of a good notebook. I use one everyday despite the fact I write notes on my phone too, just because I enjoy writing in them and it makes a pleasant change from typing. It would also be a shame to completely lose the art of handwriting.

As well as the beautiful Norfolk scenery, my notebooks also feature my buddy Gavin the Gull with his handsome good looks and cheeky quips. He’s a gull with attitude, that’s for sure! There are quite a few of those notebooks as he’s always got something to say…

If you are a sailor or simply love life on the water, check out my Boating Logbooks. They are particularly useful here in Norfolk with all the waterways but of course could be used anywhere. The total area of the Broads is 303 square km (117 square miles) made up of 7 rivers and 63 Broads, most of which are less than 4m deep. Just in case you were wondering. (Info source Herbert Woods.)

There will be other themed notebooks added to the collection as it grows so keep checking back to see what’s new.

I like to keep my notebooks even when they are full up. Sometimes it is fun to check back to see what was happening last year or in any year for that matter. I love quality paper and tactile covers too, so of course, my notebooks have a lovely soft back 220gsm matte cover and 90gsm internal paper. Quality is important.

New notebook designs will be added regularly. If there’s a particular format you’d like to see, or if you need a cover designed for your own notebook/book idea please get in touch via the contact page. As an indie author myself, I enjoy designing eBook covers so you will see a collection of these for sale on this site in the not too distant future. Take a browse if you are already an author or even if you are thinking you might like to write a book one day. Look out for tips that I’ve learnt along the way and information I continue to learn. I know how hard it can be so it’s good to support other writers where possible.

I will share my photography, introduce you to authors whose books I think you might enjoy, write the odd book review and anything else bookish that catches my eye. Some of the author information will be repeated or expanded on my author site PetraKidd.com so it’s worth following that blog too if you’d like to find out more.

Before I sign off, let’s not forget my balcony garden, I do like to share updates on my micro fruit and vegetable farm. I work out there when the sun shines, listening to the sounds of the river and day dreaming about the people who pass by… they could well end up in one of my stories one day.

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