Friday, 9 December 2016

Five Things Friday ~ 5 Blog Comment Requests

5 requests for blog commenters and some commenting etiquette


I absolutely love getting comments on my blog. When I first started blogging I turned the comments off but I was missing out on so much. Once I took the plunge and opened up to the two way conversation I found I loved the connections with other people. I love the engagement, I love the affirmation, I love that people take the time to "talk" to me and share their response. But there are things I don't like about blog comments too - the snarky comment, the holier than thou comment, the token gesture comment, and the Wham, Bam, thank you Maam comment.

Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Wind-Back Wednesday ~ Why All the Hate?

Why all the hate? Can't we choose kindness and not be so quick to criticize?
Really??? I mean Really???


A while ago a friend of mine sent me a link to the "Your Tattoos make you a Horrible Mother" facebook page. Really??? I mean Really??? It had over 17,000 likes - I'm not even sure how this kind of hating on people gets to be so popular. Apparently it was taken down not long afterwards, but another page has emerged to take its place.

Monday, 5 December 2016

Midlife Monday ~ Clearing My Head from Clutter

 when social media has become a monster - regaining control before it consumes me


I've been feeling a bit out of sorts lately. I thought it was because Christmas was looming with all its inherent potholes that I can so easily fall into. But I realized it wasn't Christmas that was stressing me, it was being caused by the bombardment of social media. Blogging is a wonderful pastime, but it also clogs up my social media, fills my personal Facebook newsfeed with posts from people I have no idea about, and things I have no interest in - not to mention my email inbox was getting out of control. How did this happen??

Friday, 2 December 2016

Five Things Friday ~ 5 Singapore Adventures

 Five fun things to do in Singapore

This week has been Singapore Week, so to finish it off here are five interesting things to do if you ever visit this amazing place. Some were active and some were scenic and some were all about the shopping - because you can't go to Singapore and not shop!

Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Wind-Back Wednesday ~ Singapore With My Mum

a little overview of my trip to Singapore for my 50th
The famous Merlion that holds pride of place in Singapore
This is Singapore Week and Monday's post was all about seeing Singapore with my lovely (super fit) husband. It was quite a contrast to my last trip there, five years ago. That visit was a birthday present from my lovely Mum and we did it in style - with all the mod-cons! Here's what I wrote about it a while back....

Monday, 28 November 2016

Midlife Monday ~ When Your Travel Styles Differ

Midlife - when opposites attract and then find out the differences when they travel together!


For those who've seen my Facebook posts, you would know that I spent last week in Singapore with my very fit, and much more adventurous than me, husband - who should be renamed Bear Grylls the Second! We chose Singapore because it offered lots of variety seeing we like completely different things. So lets kick off Singapore Week on the blog today by reviewing a few life lessons Singapore style!

Friday, 25 November 2016

Five Things Friday ~ 5 Ferris Bueller Quotes

Ferris Bueller's Day Off


I am a HUGE fan of Ferris Bueller's Day Off - I think I've watched the movie ten times at least and I still smile all the way through it - and don't get me started on how much fun the Twist and Shout on the float in the street parade is - it's so feel good it's ridiculous!

Wednesday, 23 November 2016

Wind-Back Wednesday ~ Don't Be A Light Sucker

Don't suck the light and joy out of other people - choose to shine!


A few years ago I heard about the Dark Sucker Theory where, in a nutshell, the idea is that electric light bulbs don't give off light, rather, they suck in the dark. This is of course a load of bollocks, but the idea that something can suck in the dark and leave light in it's place is an interesting concept.

I was thinking that the reverse would also be true, that a Light Sucker would suck in light and leave darkness behind. I took it a step further and thought about how this applies to certain people I've come across in life. They are the people who never have any joy in their life - they just lurch from one miserable day to the next and delight in sharing their doldrums with everyone they come in contact with.

Monday, 21 November 2016

Midlife Monday ~ Have All Your Wishes Come True?

What are you doing to make your unfulfilled wishes come to fruition?


There are so many opportunities that come our way throughout our lives - some we grasp and head into the future with, and others slip through our fingers and become missed moments for growth. I can't begin to count how many times I've missed out on something because I was too scared to take a risk, or because someone didn't give me the benefit of the doubt and tell me to take a chance.

Friday, 18 November 2016

Five Things Friday ~ 5 Gratitude Practices

Five Things Friday ~ 5 Gratitude Practices

My daughter went to an in-service training course a few weeks ago and shared with me the 21 Day Gratitude Practice they had been encouraged to do. It seemed like a great way to re-focus away from all the troubles in the world and to think about all the little blessings that come our way.