dVerse- Quadrille- Shift

Shift is the word to fit into your quadrille this week. There are many derivatives to dabble with.


Winter went missing a few weeks ago

Summer came roaring in to take over

Now with Ramadan approaching

There has been another shift in the weather

As rains have been sent our way from the heavens

To make fasting easy for the devoted faithful


Word count; 44

Written in response to dVerse-Quadrille # 172, Shift, hosted by Mish this week



Sharing about fragrances and odors

Di is our gracious host for Share Your World

Here are your questions for this week:

1. Do you use an ‘air freshener’ in your home/car/office? (solid, gel, spray, pot pourri, etc)

I have the battery-operated spray air freshener in my bathrooms. If I am cooking at home for guests, I use an air freshener spray to kill the food odor.

2. How often do you clean the oven or microwave?

The oven gets cleaned up if something spills in there, and the microwave gets periodically as some people using it don’t use the plastic cap over their plates/ dishes. The best way to clean it is to microwave a cup of water in it to boiling. That will generate steam to soften the old food splatters in it.

3. Do you use a fabric conditioner in your laundry and/or fragranced tumble drier sheets?

Sometimes I use it while washing baby clothes. Otherwise, I just use the detergent. We don’t get dryer sheets in Pakistan so we use dryer balls. A much cheaper alternative.

4. If you have the choice, do you prefer to get your laundry dry outside on a line or use a tumble drier?

Electricity has become very expensive here so unless it’s raining or I’ve washed towels or woolies, I put the laundry out on the clothesline to dry.


Each day has a fresh start, so don’t dwell on bad yesterdays.

I make many mistakes in my day and try to make amends for them by learning from them. I also apologize instantly to the person concerned. But sometimes it takes longer to turn the page and find a clean slate.

Spring is in the air!

Thanks Di for giving us interesting and new questions every week.



At the end of the rainbow

Seeing a rainbow is a rare treat

How it brings a smile to anyone’s face

Some think it’s lucky, others look for the pot of gold

You can explain the rainbow scientifically no doubt

But you cannot explain the magic of seeing a rainbow 🌈


Written in response to CCC # 227, hosted by Crispina Kemp



St Pat’s day…… Nah

Respond to this Friday Faithfuls challenge by writing about Saint Patrick’s Day, or by going with anything else that you think fits


My first grandchild, a boy was born on March 17, 2010. We, my husband and myself, became grandparents for the first time and his birthdays is always celebrated with lot of enthusiasm and excitement.

It was only when we came to America, that I came to know the significance of March 17 for the rest of the western world. While everyone celebrates Saint Patrick’s Day on March 17th, we celebrate our grandson’s birthday and becoming grandparents!


In response to MLMM- Friday Faithfuls, hosted by Jim




Reblog; Enjoy this beautiful poem from Punam in response to WDYS # 178! Uneasy calm — paeansunpluggedblog

Portentous clouds, skies aflameflare up roiling the fragile tranquilitywho’s the culprit, who’s to blameportentous clouds, skies aflamefuture darkened, what a shame!caliginous chill spells calamityportentous clouds, skies aflameflare up roiling the fragile tranquility. A triolet for Sadje’s wdys.

Uneasy calm — paeansunpluggedblog

What do you see # 178- March 20, 2023

Welcome back to another WDYS prompt


  • You can write a post on your blog and create a pingback to link to the original post.
  • Write an original story, poem or a caption.
  • There is no limit to words or format but keep it family-friendly.
  • If you post a response before next Sunday, I will be able to add it to my roundup post.
  • I will do a round-up next Sunday before the next Prompt is posted.
  • It is always helpful if you can give your post/story/poem a title.
  • There are issues with pingbacks in WordPress these days. So please paste a link of your post in the comments section so that I don’t miss anyone in the roundup post.

Please tag your responses with




Does this picture inspire you to write something?

Image credit; Johannes Plenio @ Unsplash

For the visually challenged reader, this image shows a bank of nimbostratus clouds refracting the setting sun, which gives it a grayish-red hue. This is reflected in the water below it.

Waiting eagerly for your responses.

Thanking you all for joining this prompt.




WDYS # 177- A Roundup post


Love how it should be

An inspiring light for

Those who proclaim to love

Try to follow this ideal

If not fully than as much as you can!


Fantastic entries again this week in response to this image. Please click on the links to read the contributions of our lovely participants.

Cindy; In comments

They called her Ruth-less.
Fire burns holes in hearts.
Paper covers rock but
Red hot coal turns to ashes,
where there are no records.
So burn baby, burn that
envy boasting ego.
I’m Ruth-less,
I can’t get burned.

Susi; Love

Kittyverses; In the name of love

Punam; Freeing self

Reena; Clues

Mason; Sorry sweetheart

My tales within; Dogeared to the end

Lady Lee Manila; Chapter five- Got married sweet as a syrup

David; To fetch a pail of water or tumbling after

Maria; 1 Corinthians 13

Jim; Who are the Corinthians

Destiny; #Love#

Keith; The letter

Aboli; Truth easily

Angela; What do you see?

The inkwell; Profound lessons on the qualities of love

Di; A change of heart?

Grace; Statements of love

Diana; Be patient

Michnavs; Heaven

Ami; Secret admirer

Suzette; Burns

Sweeter than nothing; Love is kind is it?

Becoming Damien De Soto; Burning books

Jude; Soul gazing and love’s doctrine

Elizabeth; Is it possible?

Jane; Conversant love

The novel reader; What do you see

Ken; Synged love letter, reignited love

Jules; Utopian upgrades

Selma; Burn them but like love, words live forever like boundless heart

Ganga; Smoke

Sandy; Burned one too many times

Nichole; 20 year wisdom

Goutam; Power of love

Yinglan; Dilemma of a writer

Eugenia; Wake up call

Brenda; The nature of love

The inkwell; Change of mind

Rockstar girl; He knew that you loved me too, so why not match your love to both sides of the story

Arti ant Stu; Love patient

Irma; As you wish- a poem

Pamelap; Love burnt

Indira; Absolute love

I am grateful to all those who have read, shared and commented on these posts.

I will be posting next week’s challenge on Monday at 12:00 pm, PKT.

Thanks for reading.




Bridges- A symbol of change

WQ #11: March 15: A BRIDGE/TO BRIDGE 

WEDNESDAY QUOTES Logo by Donna @ Retirement Reflections

Logical thinking is the best way

While make important decisions

Don’t let apprehensions cloud your judgment

Don’t imagine events that rise anxiety

Cross the bridge when you arrive at it

Don’t let ‘what if’ scenarios spoil your day!

We are often afraid of making blunders

Mistakes that cause us loss or embarrassment

But without going wrong, how can we learn

The right way to do something the first time


In response to WQ # 11, hosted by Marsha



Sunday Poser # 124

Welcome back to another Sunday Poser

This week my question is;

Do you believe in luck?

This question has been asked recently by Rory too. I guess with St Pat day being celebrated on Friday, Irish luck must be on people’s minds.

While I don’t believe that anything or anyone is lucky or unlucky, I do believe that good fortune can befall us as a result of our endeavors. You can say that what’s the difference between good luck and good fortune?

I think that luck implies a random incident, that doesn’t depend on our input. While good fortune can be an enhanced reward or outcome of our own actions. Like you’ve studied hard for the exams, and the questions asked were the ones you were especially well prepared for. Anyway, this is my thinking!

What are your views on this topic? Do you believe in luck, being lucky or unlucky?

Please share your thoughts in the comments section or you can write your own post and link it to this one so that I can find it.

As usual, thanks of visiting and reading.