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Blogger, author and rhymester who likes to find the humour in life.

Writer’s Quote Wednesday Writing Challenge – Freedom — May 25, 2016

Writer’s Quote Wednesday Writing Challenge – Freedom

Ronovan and Colleen have given us ‘freedom’ for our prompt this week in the Writer’s Quote Writing Challenge.  I have found a wonderful quote below that certainly sums up my thoughts on ‘freedom.’

Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes.

–  Mahatma Gandhi

 

Freedom to choose what colour

I want my hair to be

Freedom to wear what clothes I like

For my personality!

Freedom to drive my car around

Wherever I want to go

Freedom to ring my friends up

When I’m feeling low

Freedom to go out to work

And earn my own money

Freedom to laugh freely

If I find something funny!

Freedom to go swimming

On a hot and sunny day

Freedom with the words I use

In what I write or say.

Freedom with the food I eat

Or if I choose to drink

Freedom to marry whom I want

Who cares what others think?

Freedom with sexuality

Whether straight or gay

Girl, boy, or transgender

I can choose to live my way!

Freedom to make mistakes

To learn and then move on

Freedom to teach others

On where we got it wrong!

 

Writer’s Quote Wednesday Writing Challenge -Romance — March 9, 2016

Writer’s Quote Wednesday Writing Challenge -Romance

 

If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day, so I never have to live without you.”

-A.A. Milne

 

I thought that I would  join in with Ron and Colleen’s Writer’s quote Wednesday writing challenge this week. I love the way they have given it a bit of a revamp and now we can choose to write poetry and haiku as well as flash fiction, that means that I can have a go too.

Here is my take on romance:

 

I am an affectionate person

With a lot of love in my soul

I want to make you so happy

Bringing light to your life is my goal

I hate to see anyone crying

And it hurts me to see you in pain

I want to make everything better

And make sure you’re smiling again

To hold onto your hand when you’re frightened

To make sure you know that I’m there

I want to allay all your worries

And show you just how much that I care

A smile or a joke passed between us

Or the meaning behind a quick glance

The love we still have together

This old codger’s idea of romance!

 

Quote of The Day Challenge: Day 3 — February 5, 2016

Quote of The Day Challenge: Day 3

 

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I have been nominated by the lovely Funsie from Simply Me to take part in one of my favourite challenges. Why not pop on over to her blog and say hello. She has lots to keep you entertained on her blog whilst you visit.

The rules for this challenge are as follows:

1  –  Thank the blogger that nominated you.
2 – Share one new quote on three consecutive days on your blog. They can be from anywhere, anyone, or anything.
3 – On each of the three days, nominate three more bloggers to carry on with the fun! No pressure; nominees are free to decline.

I have decided that I will be using quotes from the wonderful Maya Angelou. A lady of immense courage, wisdom and fortitude that battled many challenges in her life, yet rose above them all.

We spend precious hours fearing the inevitable. it would be wise to use that time adoring our families, cherishing our friends, and living our lives.

  • Maya Angelou

My nominees, should they want to participate, are:

Rob from the V-Pub

Rich from Wafflemethis

Geoff from Tangentle

 

Quote of The Day Challenge: Day 2 — February 4, 2016

Quote of The Day Challenge: Day 2

 

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I have been nominated by the lovely Funsie from Simply Me to take part in one of my favourite challenges. Why not pop on over to her blog and say hello. She has lots to keep you entertained on her blog whilst you visit.

The rules for this challenge are as follows:

1  –  Thank the blogger that nominated you.
2 – Share one new quote on three consecutive days on your blog. They can be from anywhere, anyone, or anything.
3 – On each of the three days, nominate three more bloggers to carry on with the fun! No pressure; nominees are free to decline.

I have decided that I will be using quotes from the wonderful Maya Angelou. A lady of immense courage, wisdom and fortitude that battled many challenges in her life, yet rose above them all.

You can only become truly accomplished at something you love. Don’t make money your goal. Instead pursue the things you love doing and then do them so well that people can’t take their eyes off of you.

  • Maya Angelou

My nominees, should they want to participate, are:

Raphaela from Hummingbird Redemption

Mary-Anne from Breathing Life

Wendy from Wendy of The Rock

 

Quote of The Day Challenge: Day 1 — February 3, 2016

Quote of The Day Challenge: Day 1

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I have been nominated by the lovely Funsie from Simply Me to take part in one of my favourite challenges. Why not pop on over to her blog and say hello. She has lots to keep you entertained on her blog whilst you visit.

The rules for this challenge are as follows:

1  –  Thank the blogger that nominated you.
2 – Share one new quote on three consecutive days on your blog. They can be from anywhere, anyone, or anything.
3 – On each of the three days, nominate three more bloggers to carry on with the fun! No pressure; nominees are free to decline.

I have decided that I will be using quotes from the wonderful Maya Angelou. A lady of immense courage, wisdom and fortitude that battled many challenges in her life, yet rose above them all. I’ll kick off with this one:

The best part of life is not just surviving, but thriving with passion and compassion and humor and style and generosity and kindness.

  • Maya Angelou

My nominees, should they want to participate, are:

Tonya from Fourth Generation Farm Girl

Rosema from A Reading Writer

Daffy from Wild Daffodil

 

The Three Day Quote Challenge – Day 1 — September 26, 2015

The Three Day Quote Challenge – Day 1

I have been nominated by Karen of Fill Your Own Glass a brilliant blog, filled with optimism and inspiration, to participate in the 3 Day Quote Challenge which is one challenge that I always love to participate in.

I am going to try my own quotes this time, and will take a leaf out of Karen’s book by using ‘Optimism’ as my theme.

Here are the rules:

Rules for the 3 Day Quote Challenge:

1)  Thank the blogger who nominated you.
2)  Publish 3 quotes on 3 consecutive days on your blog.  It can be your own or from a book, movie, or from anyone who inspires you.
3)  Nominate 3 more bloggers to carry on this endeavor.

And here is my quote:

Optimism

Here are my nominees (no obligation).

A Prompt Reply

Behind The White Coat

Wendy of the Rock

Episode 501: 3 Day Quote Challenge Day 2: — September 16, 2015

Episode 501: 3 Day Quote Challenge Day 2:

Thanks to the lovely Erika for nominating me for the 3 Day Quote Challenge. Please check out her blog for a mixed bag of delights, she has lots to offer!

My quotes are centred around humour this time as it is something that is very important to me. This particular quote says it all as far as I am concerned!

Sex and humour are the heart and lungs of a good relationship.

-Rosamund Lupton

The rules of this challenge are as follows:

  • Thank the blogger, who nominated you.
  • Publish 3 quotes on 3 consecutive days in your blog. It can be your own, or from a book, movie or from anyone who inspires you.
  • Nominate 3 more bloggers to carry on this endeavour.

My nominees today (should they wish to accept it)

Nutsrock

Vanbytheriver

AimerBoyz

Episode 498: Be Yourself! — September 15, 2015

Episode 498: Be Yourself!

Today the requirement from the Writing 101 Team is to start our post with a block quote; something that speaks to us. Although I have used quotes in my post before I have never tried out this block quote button so that will be a first, neither have I written a post around a quote. Well, here I go, I am sure you will love this quote as much as I do.

Be yourself; everyone else is already taken

-Oscar Wilde

Good old Oscar, he has that knack of stating the obvious but in a witty way. It is surprising really, that for some people, being themselves is not enough and they aspire to change into someone completely different.

Now, there are quite a few things I would love to change about myself, but I have kind of got used to being me after nearly fifty years, and I realise that I am not that bad really! Even if I was, I wouldn’t want to be a clone of someone else; identity is very important to me, it is what makes me unique.

As far as writing is concerned, I suppose I am a bit of a one-trick pony! Yes, I write poems, and Haiku as well as other little anecdotes, but I always use the same style of writing, which is the only one I know!

I am not a professional, so when I write, I just get it all down as I think it, or as I would tell it to someone else.This may result in a bit of rambling, or perhaps the odd random thought thrown into the mix which may have gone off topic, or something that I have suddenly found really funny that I might try to weave into the story.

In a nutshell, my writing is me recounting a story or an event that happened and telling you as I remember it. That means it might not be in a logical sequence as I might have forgotten something at the beginning, so have slotted it when it comes to me.

This is me though, as clichéd as it may be, what you see (or read) is what you get! Luckily, it seems to serve me well in blogging, as I think bloggers appreciate each other’s personalities, and it helps us to get to know the person behind the blog.

So, as wonderful as it would be to have the wit and intelligence of dear Oscar, or Stephen Fry; the beauty of Marilyn Monroe, and the riches of the Sultan of Brunei, I am stuck with being Judy, and I can live with that!

Episode 441: 3 Day Quote Challenge Day 3 — August 3, 2015

Episode 441: 3 Day Quote Challenge Day 3

This is the last day of the quote challenge that Erika has nominated me for, I have had a lot of fun with this so thanks again Erika. For the last quote I have tried to make it topical.

‘There is nothing wrong with doing something a little crazy once in a blue moon. In fact, it is good for the soul.’ Judy Martin.

Episode 440: 3 Day Quote Challenge Day 2. — August 2, 2015

Episode 440: 3 Day Quote Challenge Day 2.

Thanks to the very lovely Erika for nominating me for this challenge. As yesterday, I have tried to make up my own quote.

The rules

  • Thank the blogger, who nominated you.
  • Post one of your favorite quotes (different quote on each day) on three consecutive days. The quote can be from your favorite book, author, or your own. Don’t forget to acknowledge the source.
  • Nominate three bloggers to challenge them.

‘You only get treated as you allow others to treat you. Stand firm and be strong, and you will be treated with the respect you deserve’  Judy Martin. 

My nominees (no obligation)

Behind The White Coat

A Momma’s View

Breathing Life

Marsha Ingrao - Always Write

Having fun, while encouraging, and promoting bloggers

sew VeraVenus

"A modern make on vintage style."

Rachael's Thoughts

Lifestyle blog featuring the fabulous North East and beyond

My Window

Sharing my thoughts, poems, travel & art

WordPress.com Apps

Apps for any screen

Learning to write

Just your average PhD student using the internet to enhance their CV

Jemverse

Life in words

Stuff and what if...

Exploring writing and the creative randomness of life. Snapshots of moments.

TEL @ CCCU

The Learning Technology Team at Canterbury Christ Church University

Aakashsoyanthone

Aakashsoyanthone

Gin & Lemonade

...with a twist.

Peacock Poetry

by Sam Allen

Tallis Steelyard

The jumbled musings of Tallis Steelyard

Diary of a Dublin Housewife

Diary of a Dublin Housewife

YesterdayAfter

Art Inspiring Magic by Carolina Russo

Two on a Rant

Rants, humor, sarcasm, and a haiku-like substance? It's hard to know what's going to come out of our minds next.

We Are Holistic

Promoting a Healthy Mind, Body and Spirit

pensitivity101

An onion has many layers. So have I!

Fatty McCupcakes

Rants, Ramblings, and Regrets

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