Prose for Thought blog linky ~ 27th July 2017

 Prose For Thought Blog Linky

proseimage-large_-783x1024-e1450298160718

 

A very warm welcome to Prose for Thought.  I’m really pleased to be hosting this linky for Victoria Welton for the month of July.  Those of you who follow Vicky on social media will already know that congratulations are due for Vicky and her lovely family!  Baby Rex has made his gorgeous appearance into the world and I’m so happy for Vicky, Ross and Grace.  Welcome, little Rex!

So, let’s link up!..

If you have written a piece of original poetry, prose or fiction and would like to share it, then please link up below. The link is open until 9.30pm on Monday 7th August. I will read every single post linked up and share them across my various social media. Please also share your poem and use the #Prose4T hashtag. If you include me in your tweet, I will retweet ~ @AllSortsHere. Please also use the badge below if you are linking up – it helps to publicise Vicky’s linky to others.

Prose for Thought
<div align="center"><a href="http://www.vevivos.com/prose-for-thought" title="Prose for Thought"><img src=" http://i1322.photobucket.com/albums/u568/ToriWel/Proseimagesmall_zps637beb08.jpg " alt="Prose for Thought" style="border:none;" /></a></div>

Prose for Thought blog linky ~ 13th July 2017

 Prose For Thought Blog Linky

proseimage-large_-783x1024-e1450298160718

 

A very warm welcome to Prose for Thought.  I’m really pleased to be hosting this linky for Victoria Welton for the month of July.  Those of you who follow Vicky on social media will already know that congratulations are due for Vicky and her lovely family!  Baby Rex has made his gorgeous appearance into the world and I’m so happy for Vicky, Ross and Grace.  Welcome, little Rex!

So, let’s link up!..

If you have written a piece of original poetry, prose or fiction and would like to share it, then please link up below. The link is open until 9.30pm on Monday 24th July. I will read every single post linked up and share them across my various social media. Please also share your poem and use the #Prose4T hashtag. If you include me in your tweet, I will retweet ~ @AllSortsHere. Please also use the badge below if you are linking up – it helps to publicise Vicky’s linky to others.  (The next linky will be open on Thursday 27th July.)

 

Prose for Thought
<div align="center"><a href="http://www.vevivos.com/prose-for-thought" title="Prose for Thought"><img src=" http://i1322.photobucket.com/albums/u568/ToriWel/Proseimagesmall_zps637beb08.jpg " alt="Prose for Thought" style="border:none;" /></a></div>

Poem for #WonderfulWorldofWriting ~ The Thing About Music

Poem for #WonderfulWorldofWriting ~ The Thing About Music

Poem, a short story… Have you got some writing to share?

Poetry, prose, short stories 500 words or under, flash fiction.  Anything goes!  As many as you like!

I’d love you to share your writing with me.  Please link up below – it’s open all month (and if you choose to – and if you don’t blog – please tweet your post url to me @AllSortsHere and include #WonderfulWorldofWriting or simply #www )



#WonderfulWorldofWriting is a monthly feature on my blog (new link opens 1st Wednesday of the month).  

#www for short because we can share a wonderful world of writing on the world wide web! 🙂

 Poem for #WonderfulWorldofWriting ~ The Thing About Music

 The Thing About Music

Continue reading

Poetry for #WonderfulWorldofWriting ~ When Their Eyes Sparkle Wide

Poetry A Poem About Pet Loss Wonderful World Of Writing Blog Linky

Poetry, a short story… Have you got some writing to share?

Poetry, prose, short stories 500 words or under, flash fiction.  Anything goes!  As many as you like!

I’d love you to share your writing with me.  Please link up below – it’s open all month (and if you choose to – and if you don’t blog – please tweet your post url to me @AllSortsHere and include #WonderfulWorldofWriting or simply #www )


#WonderfulWorldofWriting is a monthly feature on my blog (new link opens 1st Wednesday of the month).  

#www for short because we can share a wonderful world of writing on the world wide web! 🙂

 Their Eyes Sparkle Wide Poem Wonderful World Of Writing Blog Linky

When Their Eyes Sparkle Wide

 

When I looked through her school bag for homework and slips

I found an envelope inside, “To the parents of Miss…”

Absent-mindedly I thought, “It’s likely about SATS.”

As I skim-read, blah blah, wait, “I’m delighted that…”

 

Wait, what?  Slow down, the letter’s not what I thought,

The pride rushed right through me like a proud mummy’s ought;

I read it again, word by word, slowly this time,

Taking in each syllable, the wonder all mine…

 

There have been moments a-plenty in my days as a Mum

When my heart’s near burst open, and this moment is one;

Reading on some more, I called our daughter to look,

Slowly, precisely she read, “…poem published in a book!”

 

Our girl’s wonder, amazement, her eyes sparkling wide,

Her poem to be printed and read far and wide!

She’d penned a poem at school and handed it in,

Of 11,000 entries, the judges’ decision was ‘win’!

 

And it is a ‘win’ cos it’s amazing and believe it or not,

Her original, own poem is in the final ‘lot’;

She’s been chosen from thousands, she’s our little star

Our creative, wonderful daughter, see her talent go far…

~

By Carol Cameleon 2017

What’s your happiest memory of opening your child’s bag?  I’d love to know!  Please comment below or tweet me @AllSortsHere

~

Got some writing to share? Tweet your post direct to me @AllSortsHere using the #WonderfulWorldofWriting or #www hashtag and I’ll retweet!  You can also link up above.

WonderfulWorldofWriting

 

~
Sharing with… 
Prose for Thought
~

Opt-in to our mailing list and ‘Get With The Vibe’

* indicates required



Email Format

View previous campaigns.

Powered by MailChimp


Time for a dose of happiness in #HighlightsofHappy blog linky #41 ~ because life’s for the good stuff

It's Time For A Dose of Happiness In #HighlightsofHappy 41 Blog linky Because Life's For The Good Stuff Achievement Poem Published

Your weekly dose of happiness…

Let’s spread the happiness!

It’s a common phrase isn’t it?…

“Bad things come in 3’s”

or words similar to that!

So, let’s flip it because everyone deserves a little happiness … (you know how I love to spread happiness and turn a negative into a positive with positive thinking !)

Let’s spread that happiness and find 3 things to be grateful for (or even more… well, why not?!)

It's Time For A Dose of Happiness In #HighlightsofHappy 41 Blog linky Because Life's For The Good Stuff Achievement Poem Published

In my weekly feature, I look back over my gratitude journal because that’s the great thing about gratitude and using my gratitude journal – it gives me the opportunity to look back and be grateful all over again 🙂  And that’s what I do here, in my weekly feature, I look back and on my #HighlightsofHappy.

I round it off with one word that sums up my happy…  why not do the same?

If you’re a blogger, why not share your happy post from the last week or so in the linky below?

If you’re on instagram, why not tag your happy snap #HighlightsofHappy and link up your pic in the linky below?

If you’re on twitter, why not tweet your happy with #HighlightsofHappy ?

If you’re all 3, why not do all 3??  The linky is below. (To link your insta happy snap, simply click on your insta pic, copy the url and paste into the linky tool!)

(If you join in with my #HighlightsofHappy community on instagram, I post up my favourite snaps every Monday on instagram.)


…so what’s been making ME happy?

Easily one of the things that has made me smile from ear to ear, that has made my heart completely and utterly burst with joy and that has absolutely made my week is our daughter having her poem published in a poetry anthology!  I did the usual rummage in her school bag for stray permission slips, spellings etc and came across an envelope.  I skim-read the letter, thinking that it was about the upcoming SATS and therefore not paying much attention (I’m not in the slightest bit concerned about them – because although she’s bright, I wouldn’t be concerned anyway – and I’d digest it at leisure later, I thought).  THEN I read ‘I’m delighted to tell you that {our wonderful daughter} has had a poem chosen for an upcoming poetry anthology.’  As it happened, she’d come home from school feeling bit sick (I’m sure it was just indigestion) but knew this would cheer her up.  I told that out of 11,000 entries, her poem is one chosen to be published at the end of July.  As a creative writer who loves to write poetry myself, and as a mum who is utterly passionate about literacy as a whole, this, yes THIS made my day and I’m sure I was more excited about it than our daughter purely because she didn’t ‘get’ the enormity of it!  We waited patiently for daddy to get home from work, not wanting to tell him over the phone, rang the grandparents, popped it on speakerphone and shouted it from the rooftops!  Of course, we’ve already ordered our books!

and this…

 Seeing a golden sticker on our daughter’s school dress as she came out for end of day in the playground on Friday.  That golden sticker means that she’s been to see the Head for something.  And it was for her poem.  There are 3 others in her class that are being published too and they’ve all done so well 🙂

Can’t you just tell that the VirtuallyAllSorts household is buzzing this week?!?  I’ve noted down other things in my gratitude journal this week but without a doubt, this comes top!

~

So that’s my happy and my happy word is ‘achievement’ because quite frankly, there couldn’t BE another word really now could there?  By next week, I may probably won’t have come down from cloud 9 so be prepared for more of this proud mummy!

And how about you?  I’d love to hear about your ‘happy’ in the comments below or tweet me @AllSortsHere using #HighlightsofHappy

Go on, share your happy with me!

Thanks 🙂

 ~

Sharing with…

Reflections From Me

Lovin’Life (DeepFriedFruit)

Quite Frankly She Said
Dear Little Daisy
The Reading Residence
~

Opt-in to our mailing list and ‘Get With The Vibe’

* indicates required



Email Format

View previous campaigns.

Powered by MailChimp


Poetry for #WonderfulWorldofWriting ~ A Poem About Pet Loss

Poetry A Poem About Pet Loss Wonderful World Of Writing Blog Linky

Poetry, a short story… Have you got some writing to share?

Poetry, prose, short stories 500 words or under, flash fiction.  Anything goes!  As many as you like!

I’d love you to share your writing with me.  Please link up below – it’s open all month (and if you choose to – and if you don’t blog – please tweet your post url to me @AllSortsHere and include #WonderfulWorldofWriting or simply #www )

#WonderfulWorldofWriting is a monthly feature on my blog (new link opens 1st Wednesday of the month).  

#www for short because we can share a wonderful world of writing on the world wide web! 🙂

 Poetry A Poem About Pet Loss Wonderful World Of Writing Blog Linky

A Poem About Pet Loss

 

Pets can be so different,

And their owners too;

Different personalities

That come shining through…

 

When they’re no longer there

And only memories remain

We look back fondly at their quirks

Wishing to see them again.

 

Rosie was our pet, our cat

Much joy she brought us too,

I remember when we bought her home

It was so exciting and new…

 

She fitted in the carrier with another kitten,

Skitting here and there,

She was so funny

Yes we were smitten…

 

She had a little nook, a box

Where she often lay,

She’d pop her head up out of the top,

She really made our day!

 

A typical cat, she’d often play

And chase her tail around,

The Queen of funny she really was

A cat or maybe a clown!

 

When you lose a pet, a void appears

a massive gap is left

Empty bowls and beds, less noise, less ‘them’

Leave you feeling quite bereft

 

At times like these I remember

All the funny times and more,

Those snuggles on the sofa,

Cat food all over the floor!

 

Rosie, we will miss you,

But we’re glad your now at rest,

Your cheeky character, exploring nature,

You really were the best!

xXx

~

By Carol Cameleon 2017

What’s your happiest memory of your pet?  I’d love to know!  Please comment below or tweet me @AllSortsHere

~

Got some writing to share? Tweet your post direct to me @AllSortsHere using the #WonderfulWorldofWriting or #www hashtag and I’ll retweet!  You can also link up above.

WonderfulWorldofWriting

 

~
Sharing with… The Prompt ’embrace’ because the definition is to hold someone (which is what we did with snuggles with Rosie) or accept a change… (which is what we are doing now).
mumturnedmom
~

Opt-in to our mailing list and ‘Get With The Vibe’

* indicates required



Email Format

View previous campaigns.

Powered by MailChimp


#AllSortsofBlogs ~ Best Blogs to Read… 61

Follow my blog with BloglovinVirtually All Sorts of best blogs round up 61 best blogs to read linky poetry poem flash fiction positive thinking buddha quote

Welcome! This is where I share #AllSortsofBlogs in my pick of the best blogs to read from recent weeks.  Feel free to add any or all of your favourite posts to the linky.  I’ll share all posts across my various social media ~ twitter, pinterest, stumbleupon, g+.

The door’s always open with a new linky starting on the last Friday of the month…


And if you’d like to add my badge, it’s at the bottom of this post.  Thanks.

~

Now on to my best reads which are mostly pieces of writing this month:

 

I kind of expected something like the ending to this piece of flash fiction from Claire Fuller but it didn’t make it any less enjoyable to read!

~

This from MisterDoctorBeckyMark could be made into a film.  Along the lines of Divergent but with a big twist.  Want to read more?!

~

Just perfect from Vicky Welton !  From capturing life moving quickly with the rhythm and pace, to the repetition and wise words at the end.

~

And from Sara at MumTurnedMom – my thoughts on the last line – illustrating that memories often turn into regret?  Great writing either way…

~

And to end – a powerful message from Becky at The Cuddle Fairy about the mind.  Take note!

~

I hope you enjoyed these as much as I did.

My Button

<a href=” http://virtuallyallsorts.com/all-sorts-of-blogging/all-sorts-of-blogs-best-blogs-read/” title=”#AllSortsofBlogs “> <img src=” http://i743.photobucket.com/albums/xx75/VirtuallyAllSorts/Virtually%20All%20Sorts%20of%20best%20blogs%20round%20up%20best%20blogs%20to%20read%20linky_zpsf0zf3i0w.jpg ” width=”125″ height=”125″ alt=”My Button” style=”border:none;” /></a>

Sharing with…
Brilliant blog posts on HonestMum.com

~

Subscribe to our mailing list and ‘Get With The Vibe’

* indicates required



Email Format

View previous campaigns.

Powered by MailChimp


Follow Carol Cameleon Writer & Blogger extraordinaire’s board Blogs we all love and think you will too! on Pinterest.

‘Making room for her nearly 8 year old things’ ~ poem

Making room full for her nearly 8 year old things poem poetry parenting growing up virtually all sorts

‘Making Room for her nearly 8 year old Things’

 

We often tell our daughter that she needs to de-clutter,

“To make room for more tat!”, I say with a mutter;

Her room needs a sort out with a fine tooth-comb,

For the old toys that now need a new home…

 

Instead of tidying, she’s often found playing,

Unearthing old toys that it seems are now staying,

“It’s a pre-school book, you no longer need,

It’s been in a box, chapter books you now read!”

 

Okay, she tells me, she’ll sort that box out,

So I leave her to playing, not sorting, no doubt;

But a little while later she presents a small pile,

Of nick-nacks that I’ve not seen for a while…

 

“I don’t need these now, they’re too young for me!

I’ve had them since I was around about three.”

‘Tis true and my heart, well it does a small flip,

Cos I know she’s growing up in a hop and skip!

 

Peppa Pig, Disney Princesses are all relegated

To the ‘not wanted’ stack, I feel somewhat deflated…

But you know what?  It’s all good and exciting,

The next step of our journey that it seems we’re alighting…

 

With makeup, with fashions, with disco lights,

With pop music, with dancing and slightly later nights,

All signs our little girl is little no more,

As she practices dance moves on the living floor.

 

We see her character growing and growing,

Moulding to where the wind takes her, it’s blowing!

Leaving her old toys, all stacked up in the wings

Making room for her nearly 8 year old things…

 

By Carol Cameleon 2017

How do you cope when your child decides they’re suddenly too old for the toys that, actually remind you of their earlier days? Does your heart skip a beat of excitement or is it bittersweet?  I’d love to know!  Please comment below or tweet me @AllSortsHere

~

WonderfulWorldofWriting

 

~
Sharing with…
Prose for Thought
~

Subscribe to our mailing list and ‘Get With The Vibe’

* indicates required



Email Format

View previous campaigns.

Powered by MailChimp


This adventure they call parenthood ~ poem #WonderfulWorldofWriting

Have you got some writing to share?  I’d love you to share your writing with me.  Please link up below – it’s open all month (and if you choose to – and if you don’t blog – please tweet your post url to me @AllSortsHere and include #WonderfulWorldofWriting or simply #www )


Poetry, prose, short stories 500 words or under, flash fiction.  Anything goes!  As many as you like!

#WonderfulWorldofWriting is a monthly feature on my blog (new link opens 1st Wednesday of the month).   #www for short because we can share a wonderful world of writing on the world wide web! 🙂

~

This adventure they call parenthood

 

This adventure, this journey

They call ‘parenthood’,

Began with 2 lines on a test,

Mouths wide open we stood…

~

…In disbelief, in awe,

In excitement, in glee,

A mummy and daddy to

a new life we would be.

~

Tears and tantrums would come,

All this and much more,

That’s just me and hubby

Throwing ourselves on the floor…

~

It’s a privileged position to nurture a baby,

To guide them, to love them,

Unconditionally,

No ‘maybe’.

~

The best adventure you’ll have

Of that there’s no doubt.

There’s no love quite like it,

As we have found out…

~

By Carol Cameleon 2017

What’s been the nicest adventure you’ve had in parenthood so far or what are you looking forward to?  I’d love to know!  Please comment below or tweet me @AllSortsHere

~

Got some writing to share? Tweet your post direct to me @AllSortsHere using the #WonderfulWorldofWriting or #www hashtag and I’ll retweet!  You can also link up above.

WonderfulWorldofWriting

 

~
Sharing with…
Prose for Thought
~

Subscribe to our mailing list and ‘Get With The Vibe’

* indicates required



Email Format

View previous campaigns.

Powered by MailChimp


#AllSortsofBlogs ~ Best Blogs to Read… 60

Follow my blog with BloglovinVirtually All Sorts of best blogs round up 60 best blogs to read linky poetry

Welcome! This is where I share #AllSortsofBlogs in my pick of the best blogs to read from recent weeks.  Feel free to add any or all of your favourite posts to the linky.  I’ll share all posts across my various social media ~ twitter, pinterest, stumbleupon, g+.

The door’s always open with a new linky starting on the last Friday of the month…


And if you’d like to add my badge, it’s at the bottom of this post.  Thanks.

~

Now on to my best reads:

Our 7 year old won’t be going to the shop on her own for many years but his post from Mother of Teenagers raises some great questions about how far to protect our teenagers.

~

An incredible poem from Jude Hurrell which explores a very important topic.  She says in her post that she, “for once couldn’t smile and nod along with the narrow beauty ideals, the helpless gender stereotypes, the emphasis on finding romance and the ruthless marketing of it all.” She reads the poem so well, too.

~

This flash fiction from Dawn at Tales from the Motherland goes perfectly with this photo prompt…

Bjorn prompt

                            © Bjorn Rudberg

~

Here’s a thought-provoking post from The Cuddle Fairy on having a positive inner voice… I do love a thought-provoking post 🙂

~

And finally, a fantastically helpful list of Instagram hashtags to copy and paste into a file from mypetitcanard… just don’t forget to add #HighlightsofHappy ! 😉

~

I hope you enjoyed these as much as I did.

My Button

<a href=” http://virtuallyallsorts.com/all-sorts-of-blogging/all-sorts-of-blogs-best-blogs-read/” title=”#AllSortsofBlogs “> <img src=” http://i743.photobucket.com/albums/xx75/VirtuallyAllSorts/Virtually%20All%20Sorts%20of%20best%20blogs%20round%20up%20best%20blogs%20to%20read%20linky_zpsf0zf3i0w.jpg ” width=”125″ height=”125″ alt=”My Button” style=”border:none;” /></a>

Sharing with…
Brilliant blog posts on HonestMum.com

~

Subscribe to our mailing list and ‘Get With The Vibe’

* indicates required



Email Format

View previous campaigns.

Powered by MailChimp


Follow Carol Cameleon Writer & Blogger extraordinaire’s board Blogs we all love and think you will too! on Pinterest.