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Blogging Insights – New Format # 11

Today’s quote is from celebrated author Margaret Atwood. ” Perhaps I write for no one. Perhaps the same person children are writing for when they scrawl their names in the snow.” — Margaret Atwood Who do you write for? Yourself, your readers, or posterity? I would love to know. You can tell me what you think by leaving a reply in my comments section. Better … Continue reading Blogging Insights – New Format # 11

5 Things Tuesday — 5 Things You Love About Autumn

Here are my 5 Autumn Faves : Dry leaves It is mesmerizing to watch dry leaves falling to earth one by one. Once they make a thick carpet on the ground, it is such fun when they crunch and crackle underfoot. Bonfires made from these leaves give the autumn breeze it’s particular smoky fragrance. Autumn hues Burgundy, plum, auburn, cinnamon, mustard, pumpkin, russet, rust, spinach … Continue reading 5 Things Tuesday — 5 Things You Love About Autumn

Blogging Insights — New Format – 1

Dear friends, it is time Blogging Insights got a makeover. I am abandoning the Q & A format. In the new format I will post a quote about blogging or writing and ask you to express your opinion about it. Analyse this: ” Blogging is not rocket science. It’s about being yourself and putting what you have into it.” Image credit digitalhygge.com What do you … Continue reading Blogging Insights — New Format – 1

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A to Z Blogging Challenge — ” G ” — Mrs McGinty’s Dead by Agatha Christie

A middle aged cleaning lady is killed in a small English village. The woman’s lodger is suspected and arrested for the crime. The motive for the crime seems to be the two hundred pounds that the woman kept under a loose floorboard and that the lodger, James Bentley knew about. Superintendent Spence, officer in charge of the case is not satisfied. He seeks expert consultation: … Continue reading A to Z Blogging Challenge — ” G ” — Mrs McGinty’s Dead by Agatha Christie

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5 Things Tuesday — What 5 Things Mean Spring to You

Although winter becomes shorter every year, I welcome spring with a spring in my step. These are some of the things that I enjoy about the season; Flowers Sweet peas, petunias, dahlia, cineraria, hollyhocks, snapdragons, and many more combine to give the season its colour and fragrance.   Trees Some trees get their blossom before their leaves grow to full size after winter. The silk … Continue reading 5 Things Tuesday — What 5 Things Mean Spring to You

My Plans Just Got Pantzed! — Reblog from PC Guy IV

Do you outline your posts (planning) or do you just go ahead by the seat of your pants (pantzing)? Blogging Insights–Planning or Pantzing When it comes to writing, especially my blog posts, I definitely tend to be a seat-of-my-pants kind of writer. I sit down and start writing, and keep going until the post is finished. That isn’t to say I don’t stop to edit, … Continue reading My Plans Just Got Pantzed! — Reblog from PC Guy IV

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A to Z Blogging Challenge 2021 — “C” is for Crooked House by Agatha Christie

Crooked House is one of my favourite stand alone novels by Agatha Christie. By “stand alone” I mean those that are not part of a series featuring one detective like Hercule Poirot or Miss Marple. Apparently Agatha shares my views. In her preface to this book she says, “This book is one of my own special favourites. I saved it up for years, thinking about … Continue reading A to Z Blogging Challenge 2021 — “C” is for Crooked House by Agatha Christie

A to Z Challenge 2021 — B is for At Bertram’s Hotel by Agatha Christie

In post war London the atmosphere of Bertram’s Hotel attracts impoverished genteel upper class ladies and gentlemen who can no longer afford these luxuries at home. They are equally attractive to rich and flashy young people who enjoy being coddled here. Anglophile American tourists get their money’s worth of the English experience at Bertram’s. While this period glitz and decorous glamour continues at Bertram’s, a … Continue reading A to Z Challenge 2021 — B is for At Bertram’s Hotel by Agatha Christie