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

5 Things Tuesday — Favourite Upbeat Songs

There are some songs with beats so catchy and upbeat that you can count on them to banish the blues , defy the doldrums : generally put you in a good mood. I can count many such and have laid out just 5 here : Uptown girl by Billy Joel Walk like an Egyptian by Bangles Girls just wanna have fun by Cyndi Lauper Here … Continue reading 5 Things Tuesday — Favourite Upbeat Songs

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Blogging Insights — New Format # 7

This week , I am breaking the mould completely and not posting something about blogging or writing. ” Did you know that 1980 and 2021 are as far apart as 1980 and 1939 ? “ I found the above quote on WhatsApp and don’t know what source to credit. Anyone with slightly greater mental math skills than mine would know this already. Those of us … Continue reading Blogging Insights — New Format # 7

Are you a risk taker?

Sunday Poser # 41 SadjeMy question, Sunday Poser  August 15, 2021 Wow, the month of August is more than half way through. Welcome back to another Sunday Poser Sadje’s question this week is; Are you a risk taker? I am afraid I am quite a boring person and like to play safe. Taking time over major decisions, weighing pros and cons is my forte. Maybe one reason … Continue reading Are you a risk taker?

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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

FPQ 74 – Back to normal?

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?

Share Your World 2-10-2020

I will post four or five different questions each week for you to answer. There are two ways which you can participate. Create a SYW post. Then post the link to your blog in my comment box or leave your answers in the comments box of my blog. To make it easy for others to […] via Share Your World 2-10-2020 — sparksfromacombustiblemind Questions: Do you … Continue reading Share Your World 2-10-2020