Travel by water

I got this fantastic quote off a blogger friend’s post. I am not a water person, and can’t even swim. But being near water is so calming. One adventure I had a few years ago was a whale-watching trip I took with my daughter and grandson.

The splash the boat made cutting through the waves was invigorating and the sea breeze hitting my face loaded with water droplets made me feel alive.

Written for WQW # 24 -Travel by whatever floats– Hosted by Marsha



Writing a book/ Novel

This week Dr Tanya has shared this quote;


There are three rules for writing a novel. Unfortunately, no one knows what they are.” (W. Somerset Maughum)

She asks:

For today’s prompt I would love it if you could share experiences about various stages of writing a novel or any kind of book whether poetry or non fiction.


Sadly, I haven’t written any book. I have plans to eventually compose a poetry book from thousands of poems that I’ve written for my blog but…….

I think it’s this ‘but’ that is a pain in the b##€, as it stops our train of thoughts on the station and throws out red signals to stop our progress.

In my case it’s just plain laziness and procrastination. I have many excuses I make to myself, but they are just excuses. If I really want to do it, how hard would it be to select some good ones from already written poems and spruce them up to b we published in an e-book?

I have a feeling that if I was doing it on paper with a pen in my hand I’d be farther along thanks I’m now, which is point zero! The fact that I have to scan my blog on my laptop and select and copy the poems I want makes me want to put it off to tomorrow; and we all know, “ Tomorrow never comes”

What to do?

Wait for a miracle, or hire a tech savvy young person to help? Perhaps that’s what I’ll do!

What about you: Are you writing a book/novel? How is it going? What are the issues that you are facing?


In response to Blogging Insights– NF # 44, hosted by Tanya



37 years today

On 5th July 1985, I got married. Today it’s been 37 years and I am very blessed to be married to such a gem of a person.

A few days back I was having a comments conversation with a fellow blogger about an ideal relationship/ marriage. We both agreed that ideal has a different definition for everyone.

Perhaps it matches what we expect. Some people look for romance in a relationship while others want security. Some feel the need to be put first while others are happy with a friendly relationship.

As I have mentioned before that mine was an arranged marriage and I had only met my husband once before we got married. I’d say it was a sheer draw of luck or a great blessing from the Almighty that we were married to each other as we complement each other’s personalities.

With my recent surgery, I’ve been given more cause to be grateful for my husband as he has looked after me so well post-surgery. I wake him up in the middle of the night when I am in pain or need something. He is never grumpy or annoyed at having his beauty rest spoiled.

So do I have an ideal marriage?

Yes, I can say that I have. He is loving, kind, generous and caring. In return I too show him same level of love and care.

A happy anniversary to us both!



A letter a week- N – Norton the newt

Place – National park

Emotion – naughty

Adjective – narrow

Verb – nap

My animal – Newt

Caroline was so excited to be going to visit the yellow stone national park. The family was going to drive and go around the park in three days. She took her Newt, Norton with her, packing his case carefully with a little hammock so that if he wanted he could take a nap too.

But Norton the Newt was a naughty salamander and was always ready for adventures. He found a narrow opening in the lid of his case/cage and slipped out to explore. Caroline was frantic when she found Norton’s home. It was her father who found him, trying to escape the car into the wild. His case was then firmly secured by duct tape to prevent another daring escape.


Written in response to 1 Letter per week- N, hosted by Deb of Nope, not Pam



The color of passion and love- Red

This week GC and Sue W have chosen Vintage Red as the Colour Challenge for July.

Vintage red, the color of busses on London streets or the phone booth

Red is the color of love and passion

It’s also the color our face turns when we’re angry

Add a touch of red to any ensemble to give it elań

My favorite combination is red and black

But you can pair it with navy or gray as well

Colors speak of our moods even when we don’t

Surround yourself with all the colors of the rainbow

How lucky we are to be able to see and enjoy all the colors!


Written for;Weekly Prompts Colour Challenge – Vintage Red, hosted by Sue W and GC



Reblog; Enjoy Lauren’s take on WDYS # 141! What Do You See? — ❀ Welcome To LSS Attitude of Gratitude❀

Sadje is our hostess for What Do You See?  Image credit; Andrea Piacquad @ Pexels For the visually challenged reader, this image shows a young woman with her hands covering the eyes of an older woman, sitting in front of her. Both women seem happy. Losing the love of her life after 50 years, was devastating to […]

What Do You See? — ❀ Welcome To LSS Attitude of Gratitude❀

Reblog; First in this week in response yo WDYS # 141: A beautiful poem from Reena; Enjoy! Spirit of Giving — Reena Saxena

I love the surprise you are going to spring on me. And I won’t tell you that I already know it. I’ve tracked your movement across the globe – your academic achievements, jobs, international assignments.  I wanted to say I’m so proud of you. But something stopped me. I did not want to puncture the […]

Spirit of Giving — Reena Saxena

What do you see # 141 – July 4th, 2022

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.
  • 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; Andrea Piacquad @ Pexels

For the visually challenged reader, this image shows a young woman with her hands covering the eyes of an older woman, sitting in front of her. Both women seem happy.

Waiting eagerly for your responses.

Thanking you all for joining this prompt.




WDYS # 140 -A Roundup post

Is the glass half empty or half full when it is jolted?

Is what is left less or more than what was spilled?

What if I need more than I have left in my glass?

These questions are what our minds bother us with

But what we forget to realize that we do have a glass

Which we can always refill!


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

Michnavs; These times

Reena; Destined

Lady Lee Manila; As Ginger and Jake kissed

Radhika; Love at first sight

Jim; Fluid physics

Keith; It’s Monday again- Cheers

Diana; Water water everywhere

Eugenia; H2O

Melanie; What do you see # 140

Jules; A grand surprise

Susi; Accidents

Pamelap; Love spills and water falls

Suzette; Rolodex

David; Defiance or gravity

Ken; Suspended animation

Lakshmi; Everyday moments

Sandy; The last splash

Yinglan; Tragedy in slow motion

Punam; Spillage

Selma; I had to abandon my life with that wave

Fandango; Accidentally, on purpose

Inkdrop; Watch your step

Goutam; Nurturer

Maria; A surprise

Kitty; Freshness

Grace; Wonder

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.




Sunday Poser # 87

Welcome back to another Sunday Poser

This week my question is;

Where do you go when you need solitude?

I like spending time alone and when I want to be by myself, I used to go out for a walk. Now that I have to temporarily give up this activity, I go to my bedroom and spend time there listening to music, reading and writing blogs, or reading the current book.

I find solitude refreshing and it helps me recharge my batteries.

What about you; Do you like being on your own and what’s your favorite place to spend alone time?

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.