You’re Invited: BW PARTY

Party Date: 23 October

2 days to go!

All invited whether or not ever having been active members of this forum – bring all your “friends and relations”, business associates and the lonely old lady who lives next door! The more, the merrier!

Come and introduce your blogs, get to know others and have fun!

@ishitarc1908, @niciacruz, @wordsfromarifa, @21timetraveler, @thelink19, @adriennea3, @infobloomer, @raniamanda, @amommasview, @anandartist, @andysmerdon, @angieskitchenshenanigans, @annfishervirtualworld, @agord2015, @anushababbar, @arpitastravelblog, @thecajkovic, @bennabdycollins, @bethanyaharvey, @bobbyshabangu, @brendablagdon, @cathylynnbrooks, @niyati16, @colettebates, @darshith0000, @audreydcunningham, @camelliasentry, @wynstep, @princeramsey, @clockworkindigo, @visionofdestinyuganda, @continuingwithme, @crawcraftsbeasties, @dawnmarie823, @derekjlee, @devilrockz, @divorcinganarc, @donnainthesouth, @dj120, @drmegsorick, @dhyanmukta, @createtoenchant, @laikassuvaikais, @languorouspages, @megselizabeth86, @thestayengagedexperiment, @esk11, @feelings161, @fictionalkevin, @avenscent, @funsimplicity, @getyourlenson, @lizarebeca, @foodeezjunction, @agord2015, @garthmr, @garyloggins, @thegeneviever, @mumbletymuse, @gritsandpineconescom, @gritsandpineconescom, @myusername432, @robertmgoldstein, @bethanyaharvey, @haripriyakm, @hlindschinger, @hjsportsed, @contenttocapture, @hst4haiku, @kristinavanhoos, @lulaharp, @maddy1953, @onetarhayes, @iaminaplace, @iamabloggertoo, @indira2412, @irenecorl4u2013, @ivanproust, @insomniacbee, @janimey, @mkjackie99, @jahnavichintakunta, @aventuraroxy, @jessmcombs, @jeanburkespraker, @jsackmom, @jennierawling, @ashishvision, @jadekeahi, @justdreadfull, @kayeraye, @kelliblogs @k, @koolitzable @k, @dalees107, @laikassuvaikais, @laduchessederat, @lifeobserverwrites, @loriastratton, @confusionandknitting, @mylittlespaceinthesun, @kmmyrman, @maidsdayoff, @alongthesideoftheroad, @nandininautiyal, @neildsilva, @nicolaauckland, @worthinessambassador, @noorainsobiya, @santoshnc, @notionlux, @alongthesideoftheroad, @offshoreausterity, @ohmyglai, @sarahsatticoftreasures @o, @teiyaoloilolesoipei, @teiyaoloilolesoipei, @donnamcmillen300, @princeramsey, @iaminaplace, @lyndapoysor, @pamkirst2014, @preciousvalencia1, @piyushavir, @whitneyparchman, @raniamanda, @middleagedrager, @ramida78, @ranu802, @rdmaxwell55, @robertmgoldstein, @lilacsky22, @raforbeginners, @camelliasentry, @funsimplicity, @loriastratton, @beckyaluoch, @sumitagrawal01, @sashay909, @natashart, @sasmiths1112, @btarmstrong, @anandartist, @sirtonix, @bennabdycollins @iamdonovan, @vellissima, @vikrambishla, @wordsfromarifa, @suekwoodward, @wanderlusteternal, @welshshortbread, @whitneyparchman, @xaranahara, @yentll02, @justdreadfull, @revrumblefish

Apologies to anyone who accidentally got left out, whose @ call sign didn’t work, those who got pinged twice (three times?), &c., &c.! I repeat: All are invited whether listed above or not! Hope to see you all on the 23rd!

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas to you all – and since we’re not meant to publish loads of pictures here in order not to slow the site down, here’s a link to my Christmas photo post:

Christmas Lights on the Cutty Sark

This forum seems a bit dead recently…

…so in addition to wishing you all a merry Christmas, this is a wake-up call – in case any of you would like to continue here, it might be a good new year’s resolution to return here to post and chat again.

So I hope you will forgive me for tagging you all (I will not keep doing this):

@21timetraveler @adriennea3 @anandartist @ananyabha @anushababbar @anwyn84 @arpitastravelblog @avenscent @aventuraroxy @beckyaluoch @beckybwinch @bethanyaharvey @bharath10291 @brendablagdon @camelliasentry @cathylynnbrooks @colettebates @continuingwithme @createtoenchant @cthisnthat @dalees107 @darshith0000 @devilrockz @dawnmarie823 @divorcinganarc @drmegsorick @feelings161 @fictionalkevin @foodeezjunction @fjjjuneau @francescabergamasco @freakreborn @garthmr @garyloggins @getyourlenson @graceanneoscar @gutsy4 @haripriyakm @himadas @iamabloggertoo @hlindschinger @iamdonovan @icerene01 @insomniacbee @indira2412 @ishitarc1908 @ivanproust @jahnavichintakunta @jaipurthrumylens @jdjung @jenmotivates12 @jennifernicholewells @jessmcombs @joseelavallee @jsackmom @justdreadfull @koolitzable @kristinavanhoos @laduchessederat @laikassuvaikais @lilacsky22 @lulaharp @lyndapoysor @maddy1953 @maidsdayoff @meloheart @missams35 @mkjackie99 @mumbletymuse @myesteriousgirlneerja @myusername432 @nandininautiyal @niciacruz @niyati16 @notionlux @ohmyglai @oliveole @onetarhayes @pamkirst2014 @piyushavir @raforbeginners @ranu802 @revrumblefish @robertmgoldstein @rugwed @sadhanacs @sandeept252 @santoshnc @sashay909 @sasmiths1112 @sheridanj2015 @shinepositivepower @sirtonix @srinathtk86 @stanito @startingtheclimb @sumitagrawal01 @surbhisachdeva89 @suzannebowditch @theanonymoustalker @thedesivagabond @thegeneviever @thepreciouslifeofprecious @vellissima @vikrambishla @vnajac @wanderlaur @wanderlusteternal @welshshortbread @whatsandrathinks @wordsfromarifa @worthinessambassador @wynstep @xaranahara

If I missed anybody out, my apologies, you all were meant to be included!

Celebration (Photo Prompt – 9 June)

Calling all photographers… that is:

  • people who fancy themselves photographers…
  • people who are photographers but don’t fancy themselves…
  • people who fancy becoming photographers…
  • people who… you got it!

Calling also all and sundry non-photographers who have something to say upon the subject of CELEBRATION – being this week’s prompt – in any shape or form, let it be a haiku or cocktail mixing instructions (as long as you’re accompanying it with a photo, obviously)!

To take part in Shutterbug Showcase:
The prompt is “valid” for a week (from Thursday 9 June to Wednesday 15 June).
Please publish your post upon the theme of celebration during this time period on your own blog and leave a link to your post in the comments. Please also visit other participating members’ posts to give feedback!

For inspiration:

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The Union Jack flying above the village pub, Cookham, England

England’s gone all patriotic in the last couple of weeks with Union Jacks hanging all over the place: one of the two yearly birthdays of the Queen is being celebrated… (Does this mean she gets two sets of presents?!)

CHANGES TO SHUTTERBUG SHOWCASE:

  1. To make all our lives easier (and provide a little incentive for doing the photo prompt post), from now on whoever does the Thursday photo prompt, will choose the prompt for the week after. The June 16th photo post will be done by @niyati16 – your prompt is: Through the Window.
  2. To help out @piyushavir, I’ve taken over the scheduling of Shutterbug Showcase for July & August. Please tag me, @arwen1968, if you want to nominate yourselves for doing the Thursday photo prompts. Thank you.
    The available dates for July are: 7 / 14/ 21 / 28 July
    The available dates for August are: 4/ 11 / 18 / 26 August

Happy blogging! 🙂

@21timetraveler, @adriennea3, @anandartist, @ananyabha, @anushababbar, @anwyn84, @arpitastravelblog, @avenscent, @aventuraroxy, @beckyaluoch, @beckybwinch, @bethanyaharvey, @brendablagdon, @camelliasentry, @cathylynnbrooks, @colettebates, @continuingwithme, @createtoenchant, @cthisnthat, @dalees107, @darshith0000, @dawnmarie823, @devilrockz, @divorcinganarc, @drmegsorick, @feelings161, @fictionalkevin, @fjjjuneau, @foodeezjunction, @francescabergamasco, @freakreborn, @garthmr, @garyloggins, @getyourlenson, @graceanneoscar, @haripriyakm, @himadas, @hlindschinger, @iamabloggertoo, @iamdonovan, @icerene01, @indira2412, @insomniacbee, @ishitarc1908, @indira2412, @ivanproust, @jahnavichintakunta, @jaipurthrumylens, @jdjung, @jenmotivates12, @jessmcombs, @joseelavallee, @jsackmom, @justdreadfull, @koolitzable, @kristinavanhoos, @laduchessederat, @laikassuvaikais, @lilacsky22, @lulaharp, @lyndapoysor, @maddy1953, @maidsdayoff, @meloheart, @meontheroad00, @missams35, @mkjackie99, @mumbletymuse, @myesteriousgirlneerja, @myusername432, @nandininautiyal, @neatusername, @niciacruz, @nikissimplelife, @niyati16, @notionlux, @ohmyglai, @oliveole, @onetarhayes, @pamkirst2014, @piyushavir, @raforbeginners, @ranu802, @revrumblefish, @robertmgoldstein, @rugwed, @sadhanacs, @sandeept252, @santoshnc, @sashay909, @sasmiths1112, @sheridanj2015, @shinepositivepower, @sirtonix, @srinathtk86, @stanito, @startingtheclimb, @sumitagrawal01, @surbhisachdeva89, @suzannebowditch, @theanonymoustalker, @thedesivagabond, @thegeneviever, @thepreciouslifeofprecious, @vellissima, @vikrambishla, @vnajac, @wanderlaur, @wanderlusteternal, @welshshortbread, @whatsandrathinks, @wordscoffeeandlacedresses, @wwwpalfitness, @wynstep, @xaranahara

 
#photopost, #weekly, #weeklyfeatures

Right Now, Right Here, I’m Alive!

Eugenia&Robert

May this agony free me forever

Called by the wind, we fluttered.
Droopy as a dying cactus blossom

Lovely, serene, looking out for more.

Perplexed eyes, cupped hands, dried lips.

Lights shine bright, chasing out darkness

Perfect imperfections galvanized her infinite smiles.

Calm settles comfortably in the silence

Steps taken by faith, where now?

On Repeat:Work, play, write, live!

Thanksgiving approaches, eat well and wisely!

Darkness of drizzling dreary damp days

Joey doesn’t share food. Me too.

Speaking with a mouthful of ashes

Remember the poor and the afflicted.

Forget all worlds, come to me.

Right now, right here, I’m alive.

Notes:

  1. This is a group weekly event.
  2. This week–17 entries. Thanks everyone!
  3. There is no theme, 6 words. We publish every Tuesday.
  4. You are most welcome to participate.
  5. Please send your entry to: thinkerv0@gmail.com

#feedback

Poetry Corner Nine Invites You!

Dear Friends 🙂

Week after week you all are supporting this event. I thank Garth for his idea and all of you for the support. I am doing blogging 101 course so I would make this post sticky and keep tagging you people for invites instead of doing an invite post everyday.

1. Please send your 6 words entry to : thinkerv0@gmail.com
2. There is no theme.

Thank you very much 🙂

Love and light ❤

Anand 🙂

Poetry Corner Again Calls You But…

You won’t hear 🙂

We have received 10 entries so far 🙂
#poetrycorner
Please send your 6 words via mail : thinkerv0@gmail.com

@ananyabha @wynstep @sarahsatticoftreasures @beckybwinch @kokoboocro @koolitzable
@carey27 @colettebates @camelliasentry @dalees107 @arpitastravelblog @donnainthesouth

Have a lovely weekend everyone 🙂

Love and light ❤

Anand 🙂

Live Before You’re Afraid To Die!

Would she ever have imagined this?

Quietly, patiently waiting for falling leaves,

A passion that consumes cannot last;

Not ahead, not behind, come beside!

After all, a dream is only an illusion;

Loathe thee loathing and not the person;

 

Was happy, then I wanted more!

I am Baked Alaska, cold inside.

I just want to feel loved;

She could not believe her eyes…

Pumpkin coffee, autumn leaves, sapphire sky;

Beautiful connections with strangers you meet!

 

Crash, Splash the world fell down,

Blanket the cold feed the poor!

Every time we meet, he smiles,

Embracing change is scary and exciting!

Love? No. Only delusions. Chasing illusions.

 

Ceaseless wonders reopen the mind’s eye!

Her’s wasn’t a happily ever after!

Continue reading

#feedback

Poetry Corner Five! Invitations!

Hello Friends 🙂

We have 20 entries so far for the fifth edition of weekly event Poetry Corner.

This is an event where all of us participate with 6 words poem/story and this submission is done anonymously to maintain excitement and mystery.

Please send your entry to my mail if you have not already done so 🙂

thinkerv0@gmail.com

Have a lovely weekend 🙂

Love and light ❤
#poetrycorner

@kristinavanhoos @sashay909 @rugwed @alongthesideoftheroad @ananyabha @agord2015
@beckybwinch @kokoboocro @koolitzable @colettebates @camelliasentry @wynstep @dalees107
@escapetolife @createtoenchant @laikassuvaikais
Anand 🙂

Poetry Corner Event!

Hello Friends 🙂
#weekly #idea
Many of you are busy with 101 and 201. I wish you very best. 🙂

Those who are not so busy or want to participate despite being busy in this simple event are most welcome. It will hardly take 5 minutes of your time. Nobody will know what you contributed but it will be a fun team event a nice poem. 🙂

This will be a weekly feature with invitations sent on Monday and results declared on Wednesday.

Time window is flexible but it will be best if you stick to schedule. 🙂
What we will do is: I will give you a random number when you send me an email. And you reply back with a verse in iambic hexameter [ Don’t get alarmed! That’s simple! ] Then after the deadline we will assemble responses sequentially and voila we have a super-creative poem!

These poems can be pasted in out poetry corner hall of fame with Week names–like September Week 2 or simply as September 1 and so on.

Please let me know if you have some difficulty in getting this idea.

I again thank Garth @garthmr for his idea, guidance and action plan. 🙂
I thank all of you for support. 🙂
Garth wrote:

My suggestion would be: a hexameter with a theme of water (without using the actual word in the verse.) Could be any word or a thought. Unity, cooperation, common sense, light, sorrow. You’ll need a collection point like an email address (so we can’t see what anyone else has written) and string them together as they arrive. Deadline required and an unveiling moment to build the tension and excitement.

Rules and Guidelines :

1. Water, as suggested by Garth is the theme this week. Interpret the word as you want to.

2. Please don’t use the actual word in the hexameter you create.

3. You can refer to Garth’s sticky post on top for reference on iambic hexameter.

4. I will send you your number via email, if you wish to participate in order to keep the mystery and excitement.
5. Deadline:
This is Monday 14-09-2015 ( 14:14 PM) [ GMT +5: 30]
Please send me an email with subject line Poetry Corner and I will send you your number. You just need to reply with your random hexamer before 15-09-2015 [ 16:00 PM] [ GMT+5:30]
I will keep giving you random numbers till that time and wait for your response. If I don’t get a number’s response in time I will proceed to the next number in the sequence.

Please let me know if anything is not clear. Any suggestions to improve this format are also welcome. Those who can’t participate now, please participate in future when you are free, but let’s keep the ball rolling over here as well 🙂

My email-Id : thinkerv0@gmail.com { I love spams, keep them coming! }
[ Please don’t share your mail ids here, just send me the email with the proper subject line!]

We will have a lot of fun! Cheers 🙂

Anand

@garthmr @sashay909 @kristinavanhoos @ananyabha @arpitastravelblog @wynstep @pamkirst2014 @21timetraveler @dalees107 @adriennea3 @francescabergamasco @getyourlenson @sasmiths1112 @sandeept252 @theanonymoustalker @thebrunetteinthepinkscarf @ivanproust @raniamanda @camelliasentry @avenscent @mumbletymuse @rugwed @ishitarc1908