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Post Pandemic Eating Out

Eating out, the biggest social activity of modern times was one of the things worst hit by the COVID-19 pandemic.Since march this year, most of the world has been in various states of lockdown  With businesses, schools and public gatherings all prohibited, we have been in a state of isolation for several months.   Now that bans are being lifted to various degrees,  eating out … Continue reading Post Pandemic Eating Out

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Social Bubbles For COVID-19

Yesterday I came across a report on some latest COVID-19 guidelines in the UK. Amid all the do’s and don’ts was a new(at least for me) term : Bubbles.A bubble is a group that you make with one other household/family during the current pandemic. The British report gives quite stringent guidance about who to include in your bubble and how to proceed once you have … Continue reading Social Bubbles For COVID-19

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Lifting the Lockdown too early ?

What happened to “Stay home,stay safe”? All over the world, there is a wave of lifting the restrictions imposed for curtailing the coronavirus/Covid-19 pandemic. In some countries who were the earliest to be affected by the virus, both infection rates and death rates seem to have been controlled. These countries have started easing restrictions on movement and economic activity. In other regions, infection rates are … Continue reading Lifting the Lockdown too early ?

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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

A to Z Blogging Challenge 2021 — ” I ” — Poirot Investigates by Agatha Christie

Poirot Investigates is a collection of short stories narrated by Captain Hastings. I chose this title for today because I wanted to write about him. Captain Arthur Hastings is my favourite character in the Poirot series. He makes his appearance alongside Poirot in Agatha ‘s first book The Mysterious Affair at Styles in 1921. Hastings is by nature easygoing, gullible, taking things at face value … Continue reading A to Z Blogging Challenge 2021 — ” I ” — Poirot Investigates by Agatha Christie

A to Z Blogging Challenge 2021 — ” H ” — Halloween Party by Agatha Christie

When I took down my copy of Halloween party, to look through for this post, I found a nugget on the first page. I had forgotten about the dedication which reads , ” To P.G. Wodehouse whose books and stories have brightened my life for many years. Also, to show my pleasure in his having been kind enough to tell me that he enjoys MY … Continue reading A to Z Blogging Challenge 2021 — ” H ” — Halloween Party by Agatha Christie

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A to Z Blogging Challenge — ” G ” — Mrs McGinty’s Dead by Agatha Christie

A middle aged cleaning lady is killed in a small English village. The woman’s lodger is suspected and arrested for the crime. The motive for the crime seems to be the two hundred pounds that the woman kept under a loose floorboard and that the lodger, James Bentley knew about. Superintendent Spence, officer in charge of the case is not satisfied. He seeks expert consultation: … Continue reading A to Z Blogging Challenge — ” G ” — Mrs McGinty’s Dead by Agatha Christie

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Funerals Are Fatal

“Funerals Are Fatal” begins, very aptly, after the funeral of a rich and lonely old man called Richard Abernethie. In fact, this is the American title of the book, the British title being, more aptly, “After The Funeral”. As in many instances in literature  not just mystery novels, the heirs gather for the funeral and the subsequent reading of the will. It is the solicitor … Continue reading Funerals Are Fatal

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5 Things Tuesday — What 5 Things Mean Spring to You

Although winter becomes shorter every year, I welcome spring with a spring in my step. These are some of the things that I enjoy about the season; Flowers Sweet peas, petunias, dahlia, cineraria, hollyhocks, snapdragons, and many more combine to give the season its colour and fragrance.   Trees Some trees get their blossom before their leaves grow to full size after winter. The silk … Continue reading 5 Things Tuesday — What 5 Things Mean Spring to You

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A to Z Blogging Challenge 2021 — ” E ” — Evil Under the Sun by Agatha Christie

The Jolly Roger Hotel on Smugglers Island close to the coast of Devon sounds like the ideal location for a relaxing vacation. Hercule Poirot like several other guests is here for this purpose but like so many other of his holidays finds himself a the centre of human drama and murder. The victim is an actress who is found strangled on a secluded beach accessible … Continue reading A to Z Blogging Challenge 2021 — ” E ” — Evil Under the Sun by Agatha Christie

Reblog from Sadje—Blogging Insights – Planning or Pantzing?

Blogging Insights – Planning or Pantzing? Sadje Blogging, Sadje’s View, You Asked April 5, 2021 Tanya is the host of Blogging Insights TODAY’S QUESTION Do you outline your posts (planning) or do you just go ahead by the seat of your pants (pantzing) ? I like the word, Pantzing! I am more of a planner than an impulse writer. I plan my posts at least … Continue reading Reblog from Sadje—Blogging Insights – Planning or Pantzing?