5 Things Tuesday — Icebreakers

We have been talking about food related topics here on 5things. This week I wanted to break the mould. Oh dear ! That’s another food related metaphor. I am afraid I can’t help myself. I simply love writing about food. This week’s topic is Icebreakers or Conversation starters. Which are your favourites? Here’s my list: 1. It’s terribly hot /cold (according to the time of … Continue reading 5 Things Tuesday — Icebreakers

Blogging Insights — Reading Inspo

I was going to call today’s episode Book Inspo but soon remembered that many of you now read on electronic devices. This is the fourth and final part of the inspiration series. TODAY’S QUESTION Does what you read influence or inspire what you write? MY ANSWER I like to think that whatever I write is inspired by or is based on all that I have … Continue reading Blogging Insights — Reading Inspo

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Blogging Insights — Unusual Inspo

TODAY’S QUESTION What are some unusual or out of the way sources of inspiration that get you writing? MY ANSWER I want to see how other people play it, but my take on this question is sources of inspiration that I would not have expected. Waiting in the dentist’s or doctor’s office or at the bank etc are rather boring activities where I would expect … Continue reading Blogging Insights — Unusual Inspo

Share Your World June 6th

Melanie is the host of SYW QUESTIONS; What’s the worst commercial you’ve recently seen (or heard)? Why was it so bad? No particular one comes to mind but some commercials are accompanied by irritating jingles that can get stuck in my head. What takes a lot of time but is totally worth it? Bringing up children. It takes a lifetime, a lot of energy, patience, heartache, … Continue reading Share Your World June 6th

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5 Things Tuesday — Food Fads You Absolutely Hate

Every Tuesday, here on 5things , I ask you to tell us about 5 of your favourite things based on a theme. This week, instead of asking you to name things you love, I want you to list food fads trends that you hate. Here is my list : Avocado Articles on health, food, and healthy food are full of the virtues of this fruit. … Continue reading 5 Things Tuesday — Food Fads You Absolutely Hate

Sunday Poser # 31 — Monthly Reading

Week 31 of Sunday Poser, a very interesting series by Sadje of Keep it Alive: The question this week is; Do you love reading? How many books do you read per week, or per month? Ever since I learned to read I have been in love with books and reading. Luckily, this was something that my parents (book lovers themselves) encouraged. As a child I … Continue reading Sunday Poser # 31 — Monthly Reading

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Blogging Insights — Blogosphere Inspo

TODAY ‘S QUESTION Is the blogosphere a source of writing inspiration for you? How? MY ANSWER The blogosphere is a great source of writing inspiration for me : WordPress Reader The reader exposes me to lots of new facts and ideas. Sometimes just scrolling through it can give me new ideas. Blogger Friends I have made many good friends in the blogging world. I interact … Continue reading Blogging Insights — Blogosphere Inspo