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Blogging Insights # 26 — Celebrating Our Half Year Birthday

This is the 26th Blogging Insights post which makes today the series’ half year birthday or anniversary. I am finding it difficult to get over the fact that this first series that I have ever    run has lasted six months.     The Blogging Insights posts number twenty six in all, but the series has actually run for longer than that. In December I … Continue reading Blogging Insights # 26 — Celebrating Our Half Year Birthday

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8 Ways to deal with coronavirus/COVID-19 related anxiety & stress

The corona virus pandemic has the world in its grip. Lockdown, isolation  and curfew are words  you hear all the time. Routines are disrupted and lives are changing rapidly. Along with all the actual inconvenience, there is a feeling of panic. While recognising the gravity of the situation, we need to make sure that we don’t succumb to anxiety. Here are just a few suggestions … Continue reading 8 Ways to deal with coronavirus/COVID-19 related anxiety & stress

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5 Things You Don’t Want To See In 2022

“Dreams are nothing more than wishes And a wish is just a dream you wish to come true. ” These lyrics are from my favourite movie, You’ve Got Mail. Today I ask you to name 5 things that you wish would disappear from the world in 2022. Here’s my list : COVID-19 Pollution Energy crisis Racism Toxic people, or at least, their toxicity. How about … Continue reading 5 Things You Don’t Want To See In 2022

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Blogging Insights – New Format # 25 — Carpe Diem

Today’s quote : Don’t wait for the perfect moment. Take the moment and make it perfect. Today’s quote advises you very literally to seize the day. This applies to blogging as much as it does to real life. Although blogger Fandango will probably call it another “fortune cookie statement” I believe it to be true. Take my example : I have lots of ideas for … Continue reading Blogging Insights – New Format # 25 — Carpe Diem

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5 Fave Winter Holiday Snacks

The winter holidays are all about lazy mornings and evening parties. When the weather becomes inclement it’s better to stay in. Today I have asked you to name five snacks that you enjoy during the holiday season. Here are my favourites: Hot Beverages My favourite winter leisure activity is enjoying innumerable cups of tea while I read in an oversize cosy armchair or catch my … Continue reading 5 Fave Winter Holiday Snacks

What do you see # 115 – January 3, 2022

WDYS Does this picture inspire you to write something? For the visually challenged reader, the image shows a black and white kitten playing with a green flower-bearing shoot growing in between the paving stones. This little guy reminds me of a stray kitten who adopted us a few years ago. He was black and white like the tyke in the picture but only a few … Continue reading What do you see # 115 – January 3, 2022

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Blogging Insights – New Format # 24

“You’ve got a new story to write and it looks nothing like your past.” As you can see above, I got today’s quote off Instagram. Taken in the context of blogging, in my opinion, it is means that a new idea will help you write in a new way. I don’t agree with the quote since even when you have new ideas your creative expression … Continue reading Blogging Insights – New Format # 24

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Blogging Insights – New Format # 23

TODAY’S QUOTE: “The expert in everything was once a beginner.” “Beginner” and “Expert” are two ends of a spectrum and there is a long journey between them. What the world sees is usually the expert: musicians, authors, scientists, athletes, artists and so many others. They become known only when they have reached the pinnacle in their field. Although veteran blogger Fandango will probably call today’s … Continue reading Blogging Insights – New Format # 23

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5 Fave Cupcakes & Muffins

The winter holidays are around the corner and its time for treats and goodies. This week, for 5 Things Tuesday I ask you to name your favourite muffins and cupcakes. I borrowed the idea for this post from Paula Light who said last week that she was thinking about doing a cupcake review. I love all kinds of cakes, cupcakes, muffins etc. Here are just … Continue reading 5 Fave Cupcakes & Muffins