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Blogging Insights — New Format # 8

“If you intend to write as truthfully as you can, your days as a member of polite society are numbered.”― Stephen King, On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft Quote courtesy goodreads Do you agree, and if so, how far ? In my opinion, a writer/blogger should never write what is untrue (except in fiction, which is a given). At the same time, if there is a … Continue reading Blogging Insights — New Format # 8

5 Things Tuesday — 5 Ways You Enjoy Apples

There are so many ways to enjoy apples. I remember an unusual one from my childhood. This was curry made with mutton and cooking apples. It was a salty and spicy dish with pieces of mutton and tender slices of apple in a thick gravy. You ate it with chapatti for lunch or dinner. It is so long ago that I had it that I … Continue reading 5 Things Tuesday — 5 Ways You Enjoy Apples

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Blogging Insights — New Format # 7

This week , I am breaking the mould completely and not posting something about blogging or writing. ” Did you know that 1980 and 2021 are as far apart as 1980 and 1939 ? “ I found the above quote on WhatsApp and don’t know what source to credit. Anyone with slightly greater mental math skills than mine would know this already. Those of us … Continue reading Blogging Insights — New Format # 7

Are you a risk taker?

Sunday Poser # 41 SadjeMy question, Sunday Poser  August 15, 2021 Wow, the month of August is more than half way through. Welcome back to another Sunday Poser Sadje’s question this week is; Are you a risk taker? I am afraid I am quite a boring person and like to play safe. Taking time over major decisions, weighing pros and cons is my forte. Maybe one reason … Continue reading Are you a risk taker?

5 Things Tuesday — 5 Life lessons you have learned during the lockdown.

5 Life lessons I have learned during the lockdown : Life would be impossible without the internet. I guess the web has been a lifeline during the pandemic. Having a tidy living space is really important. Sometimes it is good to just sit and do nothing. Re-visiting old favourites is fun. Re-reading books you have enjoyed before or watching favourite movies was a good pastime … Continue reading 5 Things Tuesday — 5 Life lessons you have learned during the lockdown.

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Share Your World — 9th August

<a href="http://&lt;!– wp:heading {"level":5} –> <h5><em>Dear friends, it is time Blogging Insights got a makeover. </em></h5> <!– /wp:heading –> <!– wp:heading {"level":5} –> <h5><em>I am abandoning the Q & A format. In the new format I will post a quote about blogging or writing and ask you to express your opinion about it. </em></h5> <!– /wp:heading –> <!– wp:heading {"level":5} –> <h5><em>Today's quote:</em></h5> Melanie always … Continue reading Share Your World — 9th August

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Sunday Poser #40 – Managing Stress

Welcome to another Sunday Poser This week my question is; How do you manage stress? Stress is a terrible thing that overpowers thought, senses and emotions. It brings in its wake anxiety, panic and loss of control: all emotions that can sabotage happiness.Here are five simple tips that, if practiced regularly, can become reflexes that can enable you to avoid stress: Pack loose Has this … Continue reading Sunday Poser #40 – Managing Stress

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5 Things Tuesday — 5 Favourite Feelings

For 5Things, I try to keep the mood fairly light. This time let’s try something a little serious. Let’s list our favourite feelings/emotions. Here are my 5: Hope This keeps you going you going even in the face of disappointment and failure. Excitement This allows you to stay young at heart as you grow older. Anticipation Looking forward to something like a holiday or event … Continue reading 5 Things Tuesday — 5 Favourite Feelings