Looking for Alibrandi, Italians and poetry

These days, I have so much happening that blogging and my timeline fail to connect. This particular post is a good example. This is the twentieth time I have sat down to write it (not kidding). Each time I get so far and then read it and don’t understand a thing I have said. I […]

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October 2022 Chilling with Books Corner with a spotlight on CR Alam

This is one of my favourite photos taken when my eldest daughter and I visited Japan. For a treat, as it is almost my birthday, I am heading down south to see her. Just for interest purpose I feel you should know that I am happy to receive blog likes in sympathy to my passing […]

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The bird outside my window

I never know what the topic of my post will be until I sit at the computer. Sometimes I wish I were more of a planner, more precise in vision and in general and I don’t necessarily mean with my writing. However, I have one of the minds that never stops and so ideas fling […]

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August/September 2022 Chilling with Books Corner with a double spotlight.

August ran away from home. Before I could catch the rascal, I was thrown into September. Chilling with Books Corner got put in the corner. The truth is I am very busy at present, and I am selfish. I like what I do and don’t know where to start cutting down. How about I decide […]

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Ukiyo, energy levels, unkindness, and change

I find it difficult to detach from the things, and consequently I struggle to let things go. Change doesn’t happen when we dismiss. This is not about holding grudges. It is about the world around us and the things in this world that intrudes on our energy levels, some more than others. Describing these things, […]

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Tanka Talking, Cherita Cherishing – show don’t tell

As a writer, being part of a writing group of some description is vital. Within that environment we learn, sometimes simply by absorption or the process of osmosis. Listening to the speaker holding a session, exchanging thoughts with the person either side of you, or watching reactions, the way a face rearranges itself to show […]

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May, June, and July Chilling with Books Corner 2022, being real and finding inspiration

For the first time in well over five years I have not put out a blog post for almost two months. I have sat every day writing a sentence here and there but never quite finishing. It took me a while to work out I was burnt out. Don’t you love how that last sentence […]

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