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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5 Things Tuesday —- Food Fads You Like

Food fads come and go just like trends in clothes, shoes and make up. Some stand the test of time while others are just a passing fancy. Here are five of the ones I love: Overnight Oats This is a convenient and healthy trend, perfect for those who have no time to prepare breakfast. Just layer quick cooking oatmeal with milk and your choice of … Continue reading 5 Things Tuesday —- Food Fads You Like

5 Things Tuesday — Favourite Jams

We have been talking about different kinds of bread in the last two installments of #5things. It follows quite naturally for the conversation to progress to Jams. Here are my favourites: Marmalade Strawberry Jam Blackcurrant Jam, Fig Jam, Apple Jelly Buttered toast and jam were regular parts of my childhood as was cream. I have tried not to let my kids get too used to … Continue reading 5 Things Tuesday — Favourite Jams

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Blogging Insights — Year of the Pandemic

TODAY’S QUESTION How do you think this pandemic year has been for blogging in general and your blog in particular? MY ANSWER It has been a little over a year since the COVID-19 pandemic hit the world in March 2020. The lockdowns and social distancing and the disease and fatalities that followed changed the world forever. My blog was a lifeline during this time. In … Continue reading Blogging Insights — Year of the Pandemic

5 Things Tuesday —- 5 Favourite Canned Foods

Although it cannot take the place of fresh food, you can’t beat tinned food for convenience. Requiring no special storage conditions and taking up very little storage space, canned food can be a life saver. Today I ask you to name 5 favourites. These can be ready to eat or ingredients for your recipes. Here are my favourites: Heinz baked beans In our family, this … Continue reading 5 Things Tuesday —- 5 Favourite Canned Foods

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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