Month: December 2011

Post a Day 2011 – what did I learn from the challenge?

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Friends and family / I believe that... / Journal Blog / Meaning of life and that stuff / Philosophy / Uncategorized / Writing

 Wow! Today is the last day of 2011, New Year’s Eve! Around this time last year I did a search on google – along the lines of “how do I start a blog?” I liked the idea of writing online but I had no idea where and how to start. I wanted an avenue to practise writing on a regular basis, with no real predetermined outcome. Google thankfully led me to WordPress and it has been […]

About being brave and strong

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I believe that... / I feel... / Journal Blog / Motivation / PostaDay 2011 / Uncategorized / Wisdom

I reflected on a couple of WordPress suggested topics about bravery and strength. Do they go together? Let’s look at the dictionary definitions from the Compact Oxford English Dictionary. strong: physically powerful; done with or exerting great force; able to withstand great force or pressure; secure, stable or firmly established; great in power, influence or ability to be brave: to face and to endure danger, pain or difficulty; endure or face unpleasant conditions  with courage. brave: to face and […]

The joys and responsibilities of being a blogger :-)

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internet / Journal Blog / Motivation / PostaDay 2011 / Uncategorized / Wisdom / Writing / You must be kidding?

I confess to being negligent – a few weeks back Claire nominated me for the Liebster Blog. I was delighted to receive the award but got lazy when it came to passing it on. “Liebster”, so I am told, is a German word meaning dear, sweet, kind, nice, good, beloved, lovely, kindly, pleasant, valued, cute, endearing and welcome! Wow – I promise I didn’t make that up. The rules are: Show your thanks to the blogger who gave you the […]

The saucepan dilemma

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Motivation / PostaDay 2011 / recipes

When I start something, there is no telling where it will lead to! Just before Christmas I reorganised my kitchen cupboards to make them more practical – less bending down etc. Some of my electrical goods that I don’t use much, went into the big drawer under the gas stove. It is really deep and that limits its use. Next I found a better place for my cooking implements – saucepans, fry pans, cake tins etc. […]

Weekly photo challenge – Between

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Friends and family / PostaDay 2011 / Weekly Photo Challenge

Wishing you peace, joy and prosperity for every day 🙂 I went away for Christmas this year and actually had Christmas dinner at a restaurant for the first time ever! It was a nice change of pace. While in Perth I looked out for suitable photo subjects to use for my blog. This is my interpretation of “between”. If you have ever been a Monty Python fan, you may remember a sketch about an old and a new building. […]

Life’s simple pleasures

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Friends and family / funny / I feel... / Journal Blog / PostaDay 2011 / Writing

Do you know what makes you happy? Sometimes it is the simple things that can lift our spirits. I love being among nature, such as: I love watching the ebb and flow of the tide at the beach birds, wild-flowers, deserts, autumn leaves watching a willow tree overhanging the river’s edge feeling the breeze in my face seeing the city lights at night-time enjoying fruit that is in season: cherries, apricots, grapes, mangos, peaches and nectarines – even […]

Are you ok?

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Friends and family / I feel... / Journal Blog / Meaning of life and that stuff / Uncategorized / Wisdom

It is well known, but easily forgotten, that lots of people really do it tough at Christmas  time. It is filled with all sorts of emotions and experiences that can be more intense than at other times of the year. It is not restricted to age limits, finances or family status – some people just get really down at Christmas time and find it to be overwhelming. Maybe we are separated from those we love and are nostalgic about how […]

500 comment reached – now for the next goal!

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Yesterday I posted that I would feature the blog belonging to the person who made the 500th comment on my site. The 500th comment came from Dr Tom Bibey and this is the comment he left for me:  I am the world’s only physician bluegrass fiction writer. My novel, “The Mandolin Case,” is a medical legal mystery resolved by musicians and a golf hustler. It made it to #1 in the Amazon “Country Book” category for […]

A competition to promote YOUR blog…

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Journal Blog / Motivation / PostaDay 2011 / Writing

I love following the statistics on WordPress, especially when they are getting close to an important milestone.  Today I have a total of 497 comments on my blog. I am very grateful for every one of them – they are all very much appreciated. If you add the 500th for my blog, I will repost one of your blogs on my site (of your choosing, if you like) and help to promote your blog.   Does that […]