February snowfall

I decided to write this poem this morning.  At about seven o’clock I thought I saw a beautiful white feather floating around in the breeze. It didn’t look like it was going to land and, whilst watching it, I realised it must be a snowflake.  It didn’t seem that there were going to be anymore. I […]

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Early spring and signs of life in the churchyard

Taking Duke for a walk this crisp, yet beautifully sunny February morning,, inspired me to write this poem.  The weather forecast is actually for heavy snow this week, but we shall see, they don’t always get it quite right! Early Spring and signs of life in the churchyard A carpet of snowdrops adorns the grassy […]

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Versatile Blogger Award

I feel very privileged, humble and happy to have been nominated the Versatile Blogger Award, especially as I started my blog just less than two months ago.  Thank you so much to Eilene of  https://myricopia.com  for nominating me, it is very much appreciated. Your blog is so interesting and full of knowledge, I’m not surprised you […]

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Reasons to be positive

This post was originally called : look for the silver linings or Pollyanna moments but I changed my mind. As I was driving to work this morning, I was thinking about what to write my next post about.  I was singing along to a song on the radio, when I thought how much I actually […]

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My thought for today

Every day, especially if you are having a particularly bad day,  try and take a little time out  to practice gratitude.  It truly will make you feel a bit better and won’t take up too much of your time.  Just take literally  a minute or two to think about small things in your life to […]

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Why Are Some People Critical of Others? A letter to a man on a train.

To the very drunk man I encountered on a train I had had a wonderful evening at the O2 Arena watching Dynamo, he’s a street magician who performs amazing tricks and illusions and is very entertaining.  The arena had been full of like-minded fans who, I am sure, enjoyed the evening as much as me. […]

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Random Acts of Kindness Day

So today is officially Random Acts of Kindness Day and it has made me really think about how in society we should all be kinder to each other. What benefit do you get by being unkind to someone? Especially if deliberate. I think this just eats away at your soul and certainly doesn’t make for […]

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Why do people blog?

What a question.  There are no doubt hundreds of reasons why people decide to write a blog.  Today, however, I am just going to write a short ditty about the reason why I write.  Actually it’s not technically a ditty, but even so. I wrote about my reasons at the start, thinking about giving up […]

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Why do I find it so hard to make decisions about things?

The definition of being indecisive, according to vocabulary.com is this: If you’re indecisive, you have a hard time making decisions. When you finally do make a decision, you may not be confident about it, or you might change your mind. I have come to the conclusion that I am one of those people who find […]

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Dry January, dry February…

I did it! I am so pleased with myself and I feel an enormous sense of achievement. As you may have read previously, my two resolutions for this year were to: 1) start a blog 2) attempt dry January for the first time ever. Well obviously as you’re reading this, you will know that I […]

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Clumsy Clot

Definition: British informal A foolish or clumsy person. ‘Watch where you’re going, you clot!’ So it’s official, I really am a clumsy clot. What sort of idiot aimlessly wanders up a set of stairs, not really paying particular attention to what they’re doing, while also having a conversation with someone AND studying their smart watch […]

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