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

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5 Things to Repeat to Yourself in 2022

The pandemic has given us plenty of time for self audit and reflection. I have realised that there are some things that I need to keep telling myself : I do enough. I don’t need to be more productive. If I do more than usual I deserve a treat. My needs, desires, likes and dislikes are important. I need to stop putting everyone else before … Continue reading 5 Things to Repeat to Yourself in 2022

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Blogging Insights — New Format # 26

Instead of a quote, I have chosen something different for today : In the image above, the sign saying HOPE points forwards and the sign saying REGRETS points backwards. January is a good time to take stock of everything, your life, career, dreams or blog. Today I ask you to share your HOPES for your blog in 2022 as well as your REGRETS (if any). … Continue reading Blogging Insights — New Format # 26

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5 Things You Don’t Want To See In 2022

“Dreams are nothing more than wishes And a wish is just a dream you wish to come true. ” These lyrics are from my favourite movie, You’ve Got Mail. Today I ask you to name 5 things that you wish would disappear from the world in 2022. Here’s my list : COVID-19 Pollution Energy crisis Racism Toxic people, or at least, their toxicity. How about … Continue reading 5 Things You Don’t Want To See In 2022

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Blogging Insights – New Format # 25 — Carpe Diem

Today’s quote : Don’t wait for the perfect moment. Take the moment and make it perfect. Today’s quote advises you very literally to seize the day. This applies to blogging as much as it does to real life. Although blogger Fandango will probably call it another “fortune cookie statement” I believe it to be true. Take my example : I have lots of ideas for … Continue reading Blogging Insights – New Format # 25 — Carpe Diem

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5 Fave Winter Holiday Snacks

The winter holidays are all about lazy mornings and evening parties. When the weather becomes inclement it’s better to stay in. Today I have asked you to name five snacks that you enjoy during the holiday season. Here are my favourites: Hot Beverages My favourite winter leisure activity is enjoying innumerable cups of tea while I read in an oversize cosy armchair or catch my … Continue reading 5 Fave Winter Holiday Snacks

What do you see # 115 – January 3, 2022

WDYS Does this picture inspire you to write something? For the visually challenged reader, the image shows a black and white kitten playing with a green flower-bearing shoot growing in between the paving stones. This little guy reminds me of a stray kitten who adopted us a few years ago. He was black and white like the tyke in the picture but only a few … Continue reading What do you see # 115 – January 3, 2022

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Blogging Insights – New Format # 24

“You’ve got a new story to write and it looks nothing like your past.” As you can see above, I got today’s quote off Instagram. Taken in the context of blogging, in my opinion, it is means that a new idea will help you write in a new way. I don’t agree with the quote since even when you have new ideas your creative expression … Continue reading Blogging Insights – New Format # 24