To Be or Not to Be? The Real Life Question



Have you ever asked yourself this question? It can of course come in a variety of forms e.g. should I do or not do, should I go or not go, etc. but what makes the thoughts on this question found on beautifulbarbadosblog so interesting would be the very history behind the question itself.

So take a quick moment, breathe, pause and then go on over to the article here; and if you have not done so as yet you may just be better able to find your personal answer from within.

Good luck!






I Totally Missed It aka Thanks WP for my Cool Blogger-Life!

WP Happy 4th Anniversary message


Dear Friends

I missed my WP blogging anniversary shout-out but here it is!

It’s been an amazing four years and I wouldn’t change a thing: I’ve met many wonderful fellow bloggers (some of whom have become my friends), honed my writing and am a much better photographer than I was in my other life.  Thanks to WordPress I see things from several different perspectives and truly realise that life offers many opportunities to learn from as well as with others. In addition to seeing some awe-inspiring photos from around the world I’ve learnt about other cultures, Autism, parenting, Alzheimer’s disease, how to cope with loss of loved ones and terminal disease diagnosis … the list is endless. In all honesty, what else could a girl want?  Yes, there are times I wish could have a few more plugins even though my blog is based on the free plan (so if any WordPress influencers are reading this post, access to your Editorial Calendar by this lowly freebee-er would be great – smile) but I think the pros outweigh the cons by far. My only challenge is balancing the time to write with visiting other bloggers … and boy, is it challenge when you have a full time job. Whatever happens, it’s great though to be recognised as a flying achiever; does anyone else agree?

My flag counter

So here’s my very first post and a summary of the love I’ve received over the past 1460 days, along with a look at my “Top 3 Most Viewed Posts”:

  1. Finding Favor with God 
  2. Lord give me a sign (please)
  3. Where women today go wrong

NB: Interestingly enough and based on my stats for 2016 it looks as though more people are looking for some kind of sign from God as that has been the most viewed post for the year so far.

If you have been with me from the very first day: thank you! If you have only just joined my family: thank you too! It’s great to be a part of the WordPress blogging community aka you guys rock!

But before I go let’s start a WordPress conversation 🙂

  • How much do you love blogging?
  • How long have you been a blogger?
  • Have you made new friends or learnt anything new?
  • What do you like best about the WordPress experience?
  • Do you have lots of followers and how do you follow them all???
  • What is your most viewed post so far? It’s all about the love so share the link with us 🙂


Love coffee :)



Making Writing Prompts Personal

Posted this some time back but as we are almost at the end of the first half of the year I believe a little encouragement for fellow bloggers may be due.

The post though does not only offer excellent food for thought for bloggers but also for short-story writers and poets. So let’s go out and try our hand at a prompt or two while remembering to share your efforts via links to your posts here with us:-)

The Daily Post

Every blogger faces it, sooner or later: you feel an itch to publish. You haven’t updated your site in a while. You put on your lucky writing socks, fire up WordPress, flex your fingers, and…

… sit there, staring blankly at the screen. You’re blocked!

(What? Like I’m the only one who has lucky writing socks.)

When you’re blocked, writing prompts are blogsavers. Many bloggers shy away from them because they don’t like the idea of  responding to a prompt — what if it doesn’t inspire you? What if the topic doesn’t fit your blog? But before turning off the computer and putting your writing socks back in the drawer, try these six tips for making any writing prompt your own:

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