My one liner today is a sign that I saw outside a coffee shop at Dubai airport: A yawn is a silent scream for coffee. I am sure all coffee lovers will agree. Written for One Liner Wednesday https://wp.me/p2CQXv-3nS Continue reading One-Liner Wednesday – 14th August 2019
it wrong to sell store-bought pastries at a bake sale? —‘ Absolutely not! In my book, a bake sale means a sale of baked goodies for fundraising. Nowhere does it stipulate that the confections must be homemade. If you are buying pastries and donating them to the sale the purpose of the event will still be achieved. So if a stint in the kitchen cannot … Continue reading Share Your World 29.5.2019
“Well begun is half done” This is something I used to hear a lot when I was younger. I never really realized how true and important it was till I grew up. Often the best cure for procrastination is to just begin to do something. Sometimes we postpone things because we are afraid to take the first step. That important first step, once taken makes … Continue reading One Liner Wednesday 24 July 2019
Yes, what do you keep in your Mason jar or jars? They are such a phenomenon nowadays that I am sure, like me, you have more than one. Why are Mason jars called Mason jars? Is it something to do with the Freemasons (always intriguing)? Is it something to do with stone masons? Do we even have stonemasons in the 21st century? This host … Continue reading WHAT’S IN YOUR MASON JAR ?
For my parents wedding anniversary, we had a big family picnic on the beach. We pulled out all the stops with the food and the cake. We played games, listened to music and went beachcombing for shells and driftwood. But the best part was that before the party broke up, we collected all the litter in huge trashbags that we had brought with us. This … Continue reading A Sustainable Celebration
cacophony A stream of cars Horns honking, radios blaring. Newspaper hawkers Shouting the days headlines. A cement mixer, Churning to repair a road. A fire engine Clangs en route to a fire. A siren wails, Signalling an ambulance. A mob gathers Shouting political slogans. Always some noise Suggesting panic and urgency. Such are the Sounds, Of an urban cacophony! Written for FOWC with Fandango– cacophony … Continue reading An Urban Cacophony
Does one really need a reason / occasion for having tea ? Not in my book. In my book, any time is tea time. Tea does, however, form a backdrop for many things in your life. Here are just some of them: 1. Celebration—cake and tea 2. Stress relief — to soothe frazzled nerves 3. Stimulation– to boost mental faculties during work or … Continue reading Reasons/Occasions for Tea
How to squeeze more juice from your day. Have you ever wished there were more than 24 hours in a day, and more than seven days in a week ? For as long as I can remember, I have always wanted more time in my day.: more time to look after my family, more time to excel at my profession and pursue all my interests. … Continue reading How to get more than 24 hours from your day : 7 easy tips that work.
Growing up, I believed social had to do with being sociable. A social person was one who was friendly and outgoing, fond of entertaining and being entertained. During school, social became part of social studies. This was a class where we learned the history and geography of our surroundings together with tradition and cultural practices. Then came Social Work a term used for charity work … Continue reading “Social” — Random Rant