I am going to relate a true story: It was the 21st of March. Tom and Jane,between them, were holding a barbecue dinner for their parents’ wedding anniversary. They were not very well off, their parents being low paid immigrants. Hence they did not have a proper gas grill . But they had seen families enjoying barbecues on TV and they wanted a piece of … Continue reading A BBQ Tragedy
Don’t you just love the word “because”? It is one of my favourite words in the English language. It can explain, rationalise and sympathise : ” I missed your birthday because I was preoccupied with my father’s illness.” “You have gained weight because you’ve been taking steroids for your asthma.” “Now I realise why Susan was doing so badly at school: its because of her … Continue reading FOWC– Because……
“Hurry up, you lot,’said Oscar, the maitre d’ hotel to the chef and his assistants. “Monsieur Jaques will be here in two shakes of a lamb’s tail and you are not ready.” “Do not worry monsieur. The chicken roulade you ordered is ready. So is the salad and the mousse,”reassured the chef, “I will make the sauce for the roulade once the guest is seated. … Continue reading A not so pleasant surprise!
I can still remember those long lazy summer days of my childhood. The afternoons were hot and sultry, but oh so long. They were so long that we would run out of books to read or games to play. We were accustomed to thinking up new amusements of our own but sometimes our ingenuity ran dry leaving us bored from lack of things to do. … Continue reading “To bee or not to bee…..”
Today’s FPQ posed by Fandango is a quote from author Zadie Smith “The past is always tense, the future perfect.” Fandango elaborates on this quote by saying that we sometimes have a negative perception of the past . I beg to differ. Most people have a selective memory of the past and remember it as being better than it actually was. You can find literature … Continue reading FPQ#41: “The past is always tense, the future perfect.”
An upbeat personality, outlook, or way of thinking is the best thing to have. It makes you look at your cup as half full instead of half empty. You face the day to day problems life throws at you with easy grace. Your positivity radiates around you spreading to all those you come across. It is not that upbeat people have no problems or worries. … Continue reading An Upbeat Personality
Starting from scratch, Building strong foundations, Reaching the pinnacle of success In any project Requires focused effort, Anticipation of possible difficulties, The ability to adapt and assimilate, Existing mechanisms and institutions. Written for : Daily Addictions — scratch FOWC with Fandango — assimilate Continue reading Starting from scratch……
Dedicated to all the friends that I have made on WordPress: A lasting friendship has simple ingredients Mutual trust and understanding Shared interests and experiences Zero tolerance for sarcasm and snide remarks. Written for these word prompts: FOWC with Fandango – snide Daily Addictions —–– zero Word of the Day — friendship Image by <a href=”https://pixabay.com/users/geralt-9301/?utm_source=link-attribution&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=image&utm_content=3382503″>Gerd Altmann</a> from <a href=”https://pixabay.com/?utm_source=link-attribution&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=image&utm_content=3382503″>Pixabay</a> Continue reading Recipe for Friendship
Diet is a four letter word That invariably spells trouble. When I see a dieter coming I am quick to take flight, Before I am forced To hear the virtues Of the Atkins Diet, The South Beach Diet, The Paleo Diet, Or the Keto Diet. Diets galore and Diets ad nauseum. When the simplest solution Is to eat less and exercise more. Written for … Continue reading With due apology to all dieters:
I feel so sorry for the cynic. His cup is always half empty. If people are nice to him he suspects ulterior motives. When they are not nice, he feels persecuted. Rainbows, sunsets, spring flowers, Kindness, grattitude, compassion. He lets them all slide past Without appreciating their beauty. Cynicism does not let him enjoy his life And sinks him into a morass of despair. Eventually … Continue reading Laughter is the best medicine. Joy is the best therapy.