A repost- Three Things Challenge; January 1st

I am sharing this post from 1st January 2019 as a part of Fandango Friday Flashback

Facts

I am not a theorist, in fact I am not a philosopher at all

I go with the fact and get to a conclusion to satisfy the mind

Fact can be funny in a way that sometimes contradict one another

But my shop sells facts only and no theory or conjecture is allowed

The sign at the door says, ” Please leave all fiction and bring facts only”

Then we can sit over a cup of tea and sort out all that bamboozles us

One fact can fit in the reality, but where to put the other that negates it

There must be missing link which I haven’t foreseen, to make a bridge

The true picture will be painted by linking all the points to each other

Much like a dot to dot picture we give our children to play and draw with

In response to; 3TC:

Theorist, funny ,shop

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Spreading Joy- A repost

I am sharing this post from December 2019 as a part of Fandango Friday Flashback

PS: I have shared this post once before too😉😜

A nice gesture can make your day or someone else’s!

A couple of days ago at the grocery store, a girl walked up to me. After giving me a smile she told me the I had beautiful feet! I was hit by multitude of emotions. 

I looked at my feet, clad in my glittery fit-flops, and couldn’t see anything extraordinary there. Maybe my shoes were nice or the color of my nail color. Anyway, flustered, I said” Really?”

I wasn’t hunting for more compliments but I couldn’t believe that she meant my feet.

She smiled again and assured me that they were really beautiful. I guess beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder. Or in their kind hearts.

She did something spontaneous and beautiful. It made my day. Filled my heart with pride and happiness. It made me think. There are many a times I feel like complimenting someone I see when I am out and about. People I don’t know but who impress me with their behavior or appearance. 

But I usually shy away from doing so. I feel I might offend them or maybe appear weird to them. It does take a lot of guts to walk up to a stranger and pay them a compliment. It wasn’t always so, but nowadays, we are more hesitant to do so because we don’t know how it will be received.

I do share smiles, if I manage to make eye contact with others. Some just look the other way and some reciprocate. This is also a way to spread joy, by giving joy to someone. 

The point of this post is that we should not feel shy or reticent if we want to compliment someone. It sure adds to their day.

Being kind and thoughtful doesn’t cost anything. Just like good manners and politeness.

Spread joy.

Make someone’s day brighter!

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A Repost- Really me # 8

I am sharing this post from December 2019 as a part of Fandango Friday Flashback

Rory is the host of The really real you!

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The Really You!

Season 1 – Game 08

So this year, 2019 are you on the Festivus or Christmas List – if so which side – Naughty or Realistic?

I am always good and realistic. Never ever naughty. Though I won’t be on a Christmas list as I don’t celebrate Christmas. 

Are you a Biscuit Dunker? [Dipping biscuit into the hot drink to soften and then eat] If so how good are you? What’s your longest time held in the liquid before you take back to your mouth and does it break or remain intact?

There were the days in my past when I would have a cookie/ biscuit. But now no carb, no cookie, and no cake either. In that distant past, I’ve been known to dunk a few cookies but not too much. A cookie or a biscuit should be crisp to complement the hot tea or coffee.

When writing responses to comments in your blog from your readers do you happen to use the same responses, how often do you try to make it different?

Now this is a very interesting question! I have the usual responses like expressing my gratitude and delight. But it does get repetitive. We have just that many ways to say thanks. Or to express our pleasure at appreciating something! I do feel that I should come up with more varied responses. Any ideas?

Do you when responding to comments from readers read the answer from you out aloud and do you if including ‘smiley… smile at the same time?

I don’t read them aloud but when I find something funny I laugh or smile. And sometimes I cry too at the beautiful things that are said in comments. And do smile when sending a smiley! I think it’s instinctive. 

Why is the sky blue and the sea green and not the other way around?

I knew why! But I’ve forgotten it. 

What is it with time? When you want it to go slow, it goes fast, when you want it to go fast it goes slow?

It’s called the theory of relativity. Eisenstein had the correct equation for it but basically, he said that the good time passes quickly and stressful time goes slowly. Especially when you’re waiting. 

Is there such a thing as astronicks?

Probably! You never know what new things are constantly being invented and what new phrases are being coined. 

Who was the first? – And if they were the first – more importantly why? [Your interpretation as regards to answer] Would you do it again?

My first blog post was the one WP posted on my behalf- The journey begins. It sort of took me by surprise. But my hand was forced and I immediately wrote my very first post. 

Could there be life after jam?

Of course. That’s why we have peanut butter, honey, Nutella and many other sweet and savory bread spreads. 

When do the Easter Eggs go on sale isn’t that time about now?

You have to wait till the first of January. If you are going to get eggs for Easter make sure they don’t turn into chicks by that time. 

What was the best Christmas No1 ever and why? [Musical Question]

Frank Sinatra- Christmas Songs

https://youtu.be/ZmN1rPVPyF8

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Do you want to know me better?

I am reposting this post from December 2019 as a part of Fandango Friday Flashback

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So, are you ready?

10 “briefly explain” questions:

1. What really makes you angry? 

Impolite, rude people, injustice, entitled people and those who think they are above the rest of us.

2. What is your favorite food that you cannot do without? 

It used to be carbs. Now I think it’s coffee. 

3. What is your biggest fear? 

I fear that we will destroy the environment of our planet and the next generations will have to pay the price.

4. What has been your biggest accomplishment this year? 

Personally, I have achieved success regarding my weight loss and getting my blood glucose levels back to normal. In blogging, I feel that my blog is doing well, especially the Prompt that I have re-started, What do you see!

5. If you could live any where in the world, where would that be? 

I would love to live in a scenic place with hills and streams, yet with all the facilities of modern-day living. 

6. What is your favorite method to relieve stress? 

Meditation, walking and listing to music. Sometimes I do all three together. Works wonderfully. 

7. Would you rather live on the Moon or on Mars for two years? 

Neither!

8. What is your favorite type of weather? 

I love it when one season changes into other. Like spring into the beginning of summer, fall changing into winter or winter giving way to spring.

9. What is your favorite sport to play or watch? 

None. I have given up on all sports, watching recently and playing looooong time back. 

10. Do you enjoy creative efforts to attract readers to your blog? 

Sure I do. My recent effort was re-starting Helene‘s Prompt, What do you see. It has increased my blog traffic considerably.

10 “this or that” questions:

  1. Beach or Mountains? Mountains
  2. Fish or fried chicken wings? Fish and chips
  3. Sydney or Rio De Janeiro? Both
  4. Swimming or climbing hills? Neither.
  5. Steak or Lamb? Neither 
  6. Summer or Winter? Both
  7. Countryside or city? City.
  8. Spring or Autumn? Autumn
  9. Political Science or Statistics? Statistics
  10. A Train or Airplane Ride? 

I love both. In fact, I don’t mind bus rideseither. The only thing I ask is that it should be comfortable.

Anyone who wants to answer these questions is most welcome to do so. But do link back to my post so that I can read your replies.

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Friday Flashback- Fandango Flash Fiction Challenge- 43

I am sharing this post from 4 December 2019 as a part of Fandango Friday Flashback

FandangoFictionChallenge

FFFCWelcome to “Fandango’s Flash Fiction Challenge.” Each week I will be posting a photo I grab off the internet and challenge bloggers to write a relatively short flash fiction piece inspired by the photo.

This image is one I happened across on Flickr and it intrigued me. I’m not sure I can even begin to describe it other than to say it’s rather bizarre and surreal. But here it is:49276C8D-6263-4ED5-9B15-371A5F48D0E9

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Old Tom was foul of mouth and loose of tongue 

He would find flaws of friends and family and flaunt them abroad 

So many had tried to warn him of the consequences of bad mouthing others

But he couldn’t help his nature that took pleasure in inflicting pain

And then a day came when he went too far and insulted someone who was known to have special powers

She just raised her eyebrow at him, chiding gently to beware of words

Spoken without regard to the feelings of others can bring the worst of ill luck

Tom laughed at this gentle reprimand but that was the last time he did

Forks and knives, skewers and pins needles twisted from air

Sewing his mouth shut forever by weaving in and out of that foul mouth 

Did he regret his harsh and cruel words some wonder

The malice in his eyes makes it doubtful that he learned from his misfortune 

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Friday Flashback- Pop of positivity

I am sharing this post from November 2019 as a part of Fandango Friday Flashback

Beckie is the creator of Pop of Positivity 

“What is “Pop!” – Pop of Positivity?”

“Pop of Positivity”   It’s based on one simple thing.  “Life doesn’t have to suck all the time.”  Let’s face it… There’s a Helluva lot of negativity in the real world, and it’s pretty hard to escape it.  I thought of this as a means to brighten up everyone’s day.  Taking time away from thinking about the negative and switch gears and think of the positive.  Perhaps,  we can all share some smiles along the way too.

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The Theme for Week #10

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3 Funny Memes and 1 Song to Kick-Off The Weekend To!

Oh pie…..

Not my fault!

Are you talking to me?

My song selection ;

https://youtu.be/KlyXNRrsk4A

Last Friday Night- Katy Perry

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Friday Flashback- Do’s and don’t’s of ketogenic diet

I am sharing this post from 23 October 2018 as a part of Fandango Friday Flashback

Most people who try to follow Keto diet are confused as to what they should eat and what to avoid. Here I have compiled A list of dos and don’ts of Keto diet.

In one of my previous post, you can read it here, I gave an outline of my initial daily food intake.

Now I want to help people who have started Keto diet and haven’t much information about how to go about it.

1. Meals and their timings:

It is a vital part of Keto diet to eat your meals according to a fixed schedule. Now don’t get the idea that this would tie you to an unreasonable routine. By a schedule, I mean that the time between each meal should be around the same, daily. Now if you have breakfast early in the morning, you don’t have to have it at the same time every day, but make sure that the time difference between dinner and breakfast stays (almost )the same. And apply the same principle to lunch and dinner.

2. If you are not hungry at mealtime, don’t eat. The idea of 3 meals a day or short frequent meals is not good for health. Frequent eating releases Insulin, which will hinder your weight loss and can make you Insulin resistant.

3. Appetite management:

It is natural to feel hungry initially when you start on Keto. The Macros of Keto as I explained in my previous post are:

FAT:70%

PROTEIN 25%

CARBS 5% 

You can add non-starchy vegetables to this.

Vegetables allowed on Keto: 

Eat as much as you want:

Green leafy vegetables like ;

Spinach, Iceberg, Rocket( Arugula), Mustard greens, Collard greens, Kale. Lettuce

Cruciferous vegetables like;

Cauliflower, Broccoli, Cabbage, Brussels sprouts.

High water content vegetables like;

Squash ( all types), Peppers( all types ), Cucumbers, Eggplant, Turnips, Zucchini, Celery, Asparagus. Mushrooms, Olives

Eat less of these:

Tomatoes, onions, green beans, okra, carrots

These vegetables will not only fill up your tummy but will also provide essential nutrients like Potassium, iron vitamins, especially vitamins B and C. 

Start your meal with a large plate of salad. The daily recommended amount of vegetables/salad per day is around 7-10 cups. Divide it into two servings one with lunch and the other with dinner. If you find it difficult to eat that many vegetables, then you can try a veggie smoothie.

     Avoid completely

Potato, peas, lentils, beets, yams, corn.

All the products made out of potatoes and corn also must be avoided.

4. No snacking:

This is a difficult habit to stick to, especially in the beginning. But to get your body into ketosis, you must stick to this important rule. If you feel hungry in between meals:

a. Increase your intake of fat in your meals

b. Have a glass full of water with a tablespoon full of Apple cider vinegar in it. You can also add some lemon juice to it. It will lower your urge to eat.

Hope that these tips will make it easy for you to follow Keto Diet.

I will follow up with another post of foods allowed on keto!

Thanks for visiting.

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Friday Flashback- Supernatural- BrewNSpew Café

I am sharing this post from 16 October 2019 as a part of Fandango Friday Flashback

Eugenia is the host of BrewNSpew Café. 

Dreams are illustrations… from the book your soul is writing about you. – Marsha Norman

Presenting the week’s prompt – You may use the word(s), phrase and/or image to interpret the prompt.

Due to my blog having some youthful followers, please and thank you for not submitting anything you wouldn’t want a 10 year old to peruse or see.

Weekly prompt – supernatural – (adjective) – of or relating to an order of existence beyond the visible observable universe especially relating to God or a god, demigod, spirit, or devil. Departing from what is usual or normal especially so as to appear to transcend the laws of nature. Attributed to an invisible agent (such as a ghost or spirit).

synonyms – metaphysical, otherworldly, paranormal, preternatural, transcendent, uneartly 

prompt image – Oct. 14, 2019

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Me; I am practical, don’t believe in the supernatural!

Her; are you sure? Because there are many ways one can experience supernatural.

Me; I don’t believe that there are any other beings than the ones that we see. 

Her; I think if you look carefully, you’ll see much more than what meets the eyes.

Me; okay I am looking carefully! What do you want me to see? Hey, where have you gone!!!

A disembodied laugh echoes in the room which is now empty except me. 

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Friday Flashback- The daily Four

Sharing this post from 9th October 2019 as a part of Fandango Friday Flashback

Rory is the host of The Daily Four. 

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The Daily Four

Season 1 – Game 12

Question Fun Directory

Welcome to The Daily Four!

Today’s Questions to the Readers are….

Are you mainly a fish, meat or veg eater?

I am basically a veg eater. I eat chicken because I should have some high class protein. Not a fan of any type of meat, or even eggs. But I love veggies! Most of them. Very few that I cannot stand!

Are we ever really truly here or do we only think we are?

Are we not? I think that this debate can be carried both ways. If we go into metaphysical, then we can argue that we are not here in our physical form, we just think we are. If we pinch ourselves real hard, it will transpire that not only we are very much here but also suffering with what circumstances we have created for ourselves.

What could you afford to live with and without?

So you wake up one morning and find that you have experienced one of the following mishaps – choose the one that you personally believe you could cope with better and or that the impact would be less invasive on your life!

The Loss of your recognised body?

The Loss of your recognised voice?

The Loss of your recognised face?

I think the best of this worst multiple-choice here would be my voice. Just like after a sore throat or laryngitis we sound different. I can probably live with that though I hope I never would have to.

What would be an ideal Promotional Giveaway?

It depends on the business. If it is clothing, the best giveaway is a discount. Nobody would refuse it ever. If it is a small merchandise, something small from the collection would be ideal. A cup from a crockery business or a spoon from a cutlery trade! I hope my suggestions were helpful.

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Friday Flashback- 50 Words Thursday- 39

I am sharing this post from 2nd October 2019 as a part of Fandango Friday Flashback

Deb is the host this week for 50 Words Thursday. 

Welcome All to Week 39 of 50 Word Thursday.

The Rules:

  • Find the muse within the photo or line provided and follow where it leads. It can be a story, anecdote, poem. Anything!
  • The Story must be between 50 and 250 words, in 50 word increments. (so 50, 100, 150, 200 or 250 words)
  • Link back to this post with the tag 50WordThurs so that everyone can find it, or post your response in the comments below.

So, I wanted to give you a prompt for this week with an obvious theme but the real challenge is to twist this to fit your purpose.

Here’s the picture:

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And the words:

“I had to fight an urge to back away.” – The Somnambulist and the Psychic Thief – Lisa Tuttle

Just on a side note a Somnambulist is a sleep walker – perhaps that will give a little bit more inspiration.

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The emergence of the figure was sudden. I had to fight an urge to back away. It looked so alien and unnatural. The river bank was deserted with only me witnessing this strange phenomenon. I grabbed my phone clicked a few pictures quickly and turned to leave, but I wasn’t quick enough. It extended a thin boney arm and took hold of my arm in a surprisingly strong grip. In a matter of seconds, it was standing next to me, it’s beady eyes fixed on my phone. I felt compelled to delete all pictures. 

When I came to, it had disappeared. 

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Word count: 100

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