The 5 Things tag keeps surfacing on WordPress. I am not sure who first thought of it but I have always found it fun to do. I thought “Why not make it a weekly feature?” If you participate in a post of your own please tag it #5things. Here is my contribution to this week’s 5 Things : 5 Things I Hate About Summer Today’s … Continue reading 5 Things You Hate About Summer
Dr. Morton had taken over as child specialist in this small town when old Dr. MacPharson finally retired. The old doctor had been a favourite with the townspeople. He had looked after nearly three generations of them through various childhood ailments. All the parents looked up to him as a font of wisdom when it came to their children, not just in matters of health … Continue reading 9. Dr. Galaxy
(Image Courtesy of Paula Light, with subtle tweaking by me) Welcome to Share Your World! I will post four or five different questions each week for you to answer. There are two ways which you can participate. Create a Share Your World post. Then post the link to that blog post or leave your answers […] via Share Your World 8-3-2020 — sparksfromacombustiblemind Questions: What … Continue reading Share Your World 8-3-2020
Pancake pandemonium and cake catastrophe Reign supreme when kids are in the kitchen. There is an awful mess to clean up, But cooking with Granny in the summer holidays Is something they will remember their entire life. Written for August Writing Prompts 2020 Image courtesy Pixabay Featured image courtesy Unsplash. Continue reading 8. Pancake Pandemonium
“It’s not rocket science, Mum !” Is a refrain I often hear from my kids When I ask them to help me out Yet another time, with the computer. Born in the age of information technology, They don’t seem to realise That the skills they take for granted Are not easy for dinosaurs like their parents. Written for August Writing Prompts 2020 Continue reading 4. It’s not rocket science
Yesterday I came across a report on some latest COVID-19 guidelines in the UK. Amid all the do’s and don’ts was a new(at least for me) term : Bubbles.A bubble is a group that you make with one other household/family during the current pandemic. The British report gives quite stringent guidance about who to include in your bubble and how to proceed once you have … Continue reading Social Bubbles For COVID-19
As part of his 24 hour Blog Question Directory, Rory, A Guy Called Bloke, asks us two very practical questions: 1.Are you currently wearing face masks when you go out into public wherever you are in the world? In my part of the world, Pakistan, it is mandatory to wear masks in public places, offices and shops. All public places like banks and all businesses … Continue reading Is It Time To Mask Up Or?
Which pre-pandemic activities are you ready to resume (or have you already resumed)? Which, if any, pre-virus activities are you likely to continue to avoid? My city is in lockdown for the next two weeks since we had a recent rise in Covid-19 cases. Even if restrictions are lifted ater a fortnight, I personally feel that we will need to follow lockdown precautions for the … Continue reading FPQ 74 – Back to normal?
Posts about the pandemic feature prominently on many (if not most) blogs these days. Blogs by definition are chronicles of the lives and views of their authors and the world around them. It is no wonder that the pandemic features prominently in many (if not most) posts today. Articles and posts about corona virus/COVID-19 could be seen dotted about the internet since the beginning of this … Continue reading Blogging Insights # 31 – Posts about the Pandemic
Is there a point? In arranging fresh flowers, Polishing the furniture, Plumping the cushions, Laying out mixed nuts in silver filigree dishes And canapes on platters of fine bone China. For no one comes. But I am here, Why don’t I enjoy it? Both as guest, And as host Continue reading Party of One – A Poem for the Pandemic