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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

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

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Blogging Insights – New Format # 23

TODAY’S QUOTE: “The expert in everything was once a beginner.” “Beginner” and “Expert” are two ends of a spectrum and there is a long journey between them. What the world sees is usually the expert: musicians, authors, scientists, athletes, artists and so many others. They become known only when they have reached the pinnacle in their field. Although veteran blogger Fandango will probably call today’s … Continue reading Blogging Insights – New Format # 23

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5 Fave Cupcakes & Muffins

The winter holidays are around the corner and its time for treats and goodies. This week, for 5 Things Tuesday I ask you to name your favourite muffins and cupcakes. I borrowed the idea for this post from Paula Light who said last week that she was thinking about doing a cupcake review. I love all kinds of cakes, cupcakes, muffins etc. Here are just … Continue reading 5 Fave Cupcakes & Muffins