Letter writing indulgence!

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Letter writing to me is pure indulgence.  I always feel like that one from the film ‘Grease’ (Marty I think!) who writes letters to her many lovers on perfumed paper.  Not that I write letters to my many letters I hasten to add!  No, my letter writing is to my fellow Seagulls postcircle snailmail happymail penpals.
I’ve been indulging in a good few catch-ups this week.  I absolutely love the writing, re-reading the last note from the postcircle buddy, writing and decorating the envelope, popping the stamp on and then the anticipation of it falling through their letterbox a few days later (I’m stingy and use 2nd class!)
Sometimes I get inspiration for decorating my envelopes from my postcircle inspiration pinterest board… sometimes I simply drool over the pins!
Whatever, I have enjoyed the indulgence of putting pen to paper which is why my word of the week is ‘indulgence’.
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Virtually All Sorts of Footnotes and Anecdotes ~ Week 3

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for the love of words…

“I find television very educational.  Every time someone switches it on I go into another room
and read a good book.”
Groucho Marx, 1895-1977, American film comedian.
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Sara at MumTurnedMom had a great linky on the subject of TV recently.  Here was my blog post for her prompt.
Which ‘Footnote and Anecdote’ would you like to add?
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Here’s the original ‘Footnotes’ post explaining how it works.

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Hayfever be gone ~ Ode to being sneezy!

 ode to hayfever and sneezes

This week I’ve been extremely sneezy,

Add to the mix a little bit wheezy.

It’s made me something of a grumpy moo,

Wait… sorry, pass another tissue!

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Achoo, achoo!  I’m feeling groggy,

Can’t think straight, my head’s all foggy.

I love to be ‘at one’ with nature

And enjoy the weather when it’s a scorcher.

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But you know what hayfever?  I’ve had enough.

I’m done with groggy, I’m done with ‘rough’.

The windows are shut, no makeup on,

Antihistamines ready, hayfever be gone!

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Did you guess that my #WordoftheWeek is ‘hayfever’?!

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A personal rhyme from you to them,
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Get in touch today, waste no more time,
It’s really easy peasy…

“Bespoke Rhymes

…for those personal times”

Virtually All Sorts of Footnotes and Anecdotes ~ Week 2

footnotes and anecdotes week 2 sayings and quotes

For the love of words…

“The condition of all human ethics can be summed up in two sentences: We ought to. But we don’t”
~ Kurt Tucholsky, 1890-1935, German philospher
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Virtually All Sorts of blogs in the weekly round-up 12

Virtually All Sorts blogs Weekly round-up 12

It’s time to mention a few blogs that I’ve enjoyed reading in the past week or so…  I hope you like them as much as I did:

Given that I completed Race for Life this week, I read this post on running from Suzie81speaks and it reminded me how much we can achieve with determination!

Do you like reading?  Well I’m guessing you do!  So you can enjoy reading this post from Jocelyn at The Reading Residence as much as I did, then share how you read by commenting!

As you may know, I love flash fiction and this is one of my favourites this week from MyMaidenAttempt :)

What was your favourite post of the week?  Share by commenting or sending a tweet @AllSortsHere

Psst… if you didn’t catch my post on my new ‘Footnotes and Anecdotes’ linky, you can read all about it here.  

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It’s official ~ I’m a Versatile Blogger!

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So, I’ve been nominated for a Versatile Blogger award by the lovely blogger Pen of the Sheep, thank you so very much!  I’m very humbled :)  We ‘met’ as bloggers through the April A to Z Challenge and now, as a receiver of the award, I must tell you 7 things about myself.

Hmmm *thoughtfully daydreams looks out of the window*

  •  I absolutely love, love, love reading.  I’m passionate about reading. I don’t get as much time to read as I used to, back in the day.  But I’m still as passionate about reading!
  •  I also love, love, love writing.  I’ve written 3 ebooks ~ which you can see in my main menu above ~ “Here’s some I made earlier” and “Create your ebook today!”
  •  I’m a huge fan of flash fiction.  The interpretations of one single picture never fail to amaze me.  I love everything about flash fiction.  As a writer – the buzz of getting that intial idea and then the challenge of writing a short ‘flash’ story around it.  As a reader – the short read that often leaves you wanting more!
  • I’m on the cusp of tweaking my children’s book ready for publication… exciting!
  •  I tend to use too many exclamation marks when I’m writing – particularly typing!!!!!!
  • I love to meditate and try to do so daily.  I feel the benefits are immense and I’m also learning about crystal energy.
  • I have 4 penpals who I write snail mail to as part of Postcircle.

Thank you so much to Pen of the Sheep for nominating for this award :)

You made my day…

Now I would like to nominate:

Deanna at MyMutedVoice

Jenny Burnley

Karen Soutar

Jocelyn at The Reading Residence

Iona at Redpeffer

Sophieis

Suzie81

Sara at Mumturnedmom

Susan Buchanan

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A personal rhyme from you to them,
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Get in touch today, waste no more time,
It’s really easy peasy…

“Bespoke Rhymes

…for those personal times”

 

 

A strawberry A-fayre…

Strawberry fayre

Strawberries.  Lovely, plump, sweet, juicy, delicious strawberries.  Mmmm! (Okay so not actually strawberry but a strawberry ‘plant’ nonetheless..)

This is a short tale of my strawberry a-fayre (and a cheeky play on words, because I do love words!).

Last year I was extremely proud that I had managed to get a strawberry ‘going’ from seed.   Then I had to face reality that in fact they were just weeds and not healthy strawberry plants poking through at all!

This year, I have tried again and as you can see from the picture above,

they are doing okay!

It’s ‘fair’ to say that my strawberry ‘fayre’ is doing great!  We just need plenty more sunshine and then we’re good to go…

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The Theme Game linky with Redpeffer

the theme game

And linking up with Annie with How Does Your Garden Grow?

Mammasaurus and How Does Your Garden Grow?
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Let me write a personal rhyme especially for you.

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A personal rhyme from you to them,
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Get in touch today, waste no more time,
It’s really easy peasy…

“Bespoke Rhymes

…for those personal times”

Virtually All Sorts of Footnotes and Anecdotes ~ Week 1

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For the love of words…

“Failure is inevitable.  Success is elusive.”
~ Steven Spielberg, 1946 (American film director)

This quote from Wikipedia strikes a note in the context of the above quote from Spielberg:

“Spielberg won the Academy Award for Best Director for Schindler’s List (1993) and Saving Private Ryan (1998). Three of Spielberg’s films—Jaws (1975), E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982), and Jurassic Park (1993)—achieved box office records, each becoming the highest-grossing film made at the time.”

Although he’s had many hits, the saying ‘if at first you don’t succeed, try, try again…’ could be compared to Spielberg’s quote.

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Virtually All Sorts of blogs in the weekly round-up 11 ~ well okay then, just one…

Virtually All Sorts of blogs in the Weekly round-up 11

Okay so this week I’m mentioning just one blog, not a few blogs, like I usually do.  This is because I’ve been busy getting my new blog linky ready.  It’s called ‘Footnotes and Anecdotes’ and it starts tomorrow.  You can read more about it here.  It’s going to be lots of fun and it would be really great to see you!

So this week I stumbled upon a great read from Blogdramedy.  It suggests that it’s only polite to reply to your blog comments, comparing the whole topic to a baby shower on Sex and the City!

What was your favourite post of the week?  Share by commenting or sending a tweet @AllSortsHere

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Psst… There’s a new linky starting up on my blog tomorrow called ‘Footnotes and Anecdotes’.  Read all about it here.  It would be really good to see you!

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“Never let it be said that a stone heart holds no emotion.” ~ Flash Fiction

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The three men were all together with tools, determination and perserverence.

All working to make space for something new.  But something was in the way.

They tried to move ‘The Old Fella’ but he refused.  Though made of stone, he was a stubborn ‘Old Fella’ and the place would always be his home; would always be in his heart.

“Never let it be said that a stone heart holds no emotion,” he muttered at the burly men as they gave up, downed tools and headed home for the day.  This building project would have to wait…

 

 

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with Rochelle Wiseoff-Fields’ Friday Fictioneers prompt

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(This time anyway…)

Thanks in advance…

Carol Cameleon