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5 Things Taken For Granted

I try to keep the mood light for 5ThingsTuesday but sometimes the prompt takes a turn for the serious. Today I ask you to list 5 things that you sometimes (or always) take for granted. Here is my list : Myself My health Running hot & cold water The Planet The fact that both my parents were bi-lingual so that I’m fluent in two languages … Continue reading 5 Things Taken For Granted

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5 Childhood Favourite Books

Some of you enjoyed 5things on favourite books to re-read. I will try to create more book oriented prompts. Today let’s list 5 books you enjoyed as a child. Here’s my list: Several books by Enid Blyton This should actually be ‘several series by Enid Blyton ‘. I grew up with them. Beginning with the Mr. Meddle and Amelia Jane books I went on to … Continue reading 5 Childhood Favourite Books

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Blogging Insights — New Format # 32 — The Internet

“The Internet destroyed most of the barriers to publication. The cost of being a publisher dropped to almost zero with two interesting immediate results: anybody can publish, and more importantly, you can publish whatever you want.” (Dick Costolo) This quote applies quite aptly to blogging so I completely agree with it. I have often told the story of how and why I launched my blog. … Continue reading Blogging Insights — New Format # 32 — The Internet

SYW – Valentine’s Day

This week Melanie, our gracious host asks her some love themed questions on SYW Questions; Which traditional Valentine’s Day gift would you rather receive: chocolates, flowers, or a card with a personal message? All of the above. I am greedy. He he. Do you like romantic movies? I absolutely love them. In the super busy years of my life, rom coms were the only kind of … Continue reading SYW – Valentine’s Day

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5 Re-readable Books

Re – reading a book that you have enjoyed before is like eating comfort food. You know that you like it and that it will give you the same pleasure that you experienced with it before. I have been reading favourite books and authors to de-stress and unwind for as far as I can remember. These are of necessity light reads like romance or cozy … Continue reading 5 Re-readable Books

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5 Little Things That Cause Big Time Annoyance

One of the things that I love best about blogging is that I can say whatever I want unafraid of being judged. I am lucky to have a very supportive and courteous group of people in my blogging community. Hence I can rant away to my heart’s desire. Often, for 5ThingsTuesday, I enumerate some of my favourite things and ask you to share yours’. Today … Continue reading 5 Little Things That Cause Big Time Annoyance

FPQ # 154 — Stress Relief

Fandango asks: What do you do to reduce or relieve stress in your life? You might have experienced that you can weather major crises with great patience and forbearance but sometimes a little thing can make you blow your top. Maybe one reason for this is that we pull out all our reserves of tolerance and courage for the big problems but don’t care to … Continue reading FPQ # 154 — Stress Relief

5 “Skills” You Have “Lost” In The Pandemic

Life as we knew it changed a great deal with the pandemic. We humans, being an adaptable species, changed with it. Certain behaviours were reinforced while others were lost. For 5things Tuesday let us enumerate things we no longer do or do less frequently. Wearing “proper” shoes. With the lockdowns and work from home, most people have spent the past two years in their “house … Continue reading 5 “Skills” You Have “Lost” In The Pandemic

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Blogging Insights — New Format # 27

TODAY’S QUOTE: ” Blogging, I love you no matter how out of fashion you are. “ It is quite obvious that bloggers love their craft. As for the ‘out of fashion’ part : Some time before the Covid Pandemic, social media was full of statements predicting the demise of blogging as we know it. Many people said that no one had time to read and … Continue reading Blogging Insights — New Format # 27