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

Friends Missing From Action!

Hello Friends 🙂

As Meg also said a few days ago–there are many friends, beautiful people we met during Blogging 101 course and who kept interacting here afterwards too, who are missing now. 🙂

I hope all of them are doing well and busy with happy things 🙂

This post is to remember those beautiful people so that they know they are being missed. You can tag other people who you think are being missed 🙂

Mask: @theanonymoustalker Already did a post on his blog saying he is busy with something. He is a witty blogger and a nice friend. He has helped many of us with feedback and also did a feature post here. We miss you Mask 🙂

Francesca: @francescabergamasco who writes about second-life is being missed. I have not heard from her since a long time. She is a very genteel lady and her posts make you feel like visiting another world. We miss you Francesca 🙂

TBIPS @thebrunetteinthepinkscarf: I occasionally see some posts from her but rarely and she has not responded to any tags even here, so I doubt if she would respond to this one. Consider this a challenge dear and since you are always ready to take a challenge just say hello to us 🙂 I hope you are doing fine and you know you are being missed 🙂

Ananya: @ananyabha: Not heard a word from this girl. She must be very busy with work or something. I hope everything is fine with you Ananya. Now don’t get angry ok? 🙂

Precious: @thepreciouslifeofprecious: How have you been? Busy with studies? I hope you are doing great. 🙂

Becky @beckybwinch: You don’t belong to the league of other friends. I mean you are quite active. I saw your post today in my mailbox and willing to visit. Just that you have not been here since a long time. No need to respond. I hope you are doing great. Love and light ❤

Adrienne: @getyourlenson: I see your Facebook updates but miss you here. Hope you are doing good. Not blogging either I guess. 🙂

Ramida: @ramida78: You went to study and you employed a hack to break a lock and since then I have not heard from you. If you see this message, know that you are being missed 🙂 I hope you are doing great 🙂

Ivan @ivanproust: You must be busy with studies. I don’t see blog updates either. I hope you are doing great. If you see this, know that you are missed 🙂

Althea: @infobloomer: Not heard a word from you since long. I hope you are doing great. If you see this, know that you are being missed 🙂

Jose: @joseelavallee: I know you are busy with art work and learning many things. I just wanted to tell you that you are missed here. Love and light ❤

Catherine: @wynstep: Mamma! You are an admin here! I hope you are doing good. Missing you for a long time now 🙂

Words: @wordscoffeeandlacedresses: There are no blog updates and you don’t visit here either. Must be superbusy. I hope you are doing great. You are being missed 🙂

Ellie: @welshshortbread: I hope you are doing great in whatever you are busy with. If you see this, know that you are being missed. 🙂

@wanderlusteternal : Still waiting for your article on Srilanka. I hope I didn’t miss it. Didn’t hear anything from you since long. I hope you are doing good. You are being missed here. 🙂

Sinead: @continuingwithme: I hope you are doing good. We miss you here. I keep seeing your blog posts so I know you are active. It’s alright if you don’t have time to visit here. Stay blessed 🙂

Cathy: @cathylynnbrooks: I hope you are doing good Cathy. We miss you here 🙂 Love and light ❤

Kathy: @kathymays: We miss you here. I hope life is treating you very well 🙂 Love and light ❤ Anand 🙂

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 Invites You!

Hello Friends 🙂

Poetry Corner Four has been a wonderful experience. Many friends suggested that it made sense to them, as if many minds became one in the process, without knowing it. Someone might say that it’s just our minds doing tricks to impose sense where there was none. Someone also suggested about Synergy.

I feel, all of those suggestions are wonderful. This event is kind of unique and wonderfully creative. I feel I have seen events like this before, but they were not this much fun. I heartily thank Garth who introduced the idea and all of you who so enthusiastically participated.

In case, anyone wants to see how Poetry Corner Four turned out to be, please use this link:

It’s A Wonderful Life After All!

I invite you to participate for this week’s event.

We have received 16 entries so far. Please send your entry as soon as possible to my mail ID: thinkerv0@gmail.com

There is no theme and 6 words might be random, poetic or in form of a story.

I wish you all a very wonderful Wednesday.

Love and light ❤

Anand 🙂

@kristinavanhoos @sashay909 @wynstep @ananyabha  @insomniacbee @dalees107 @thebrunetteinthepinkscarf @kokoboocro @colettebates @cathylynnbrooks @derekjlee @diane507 @divorcinganarc @escapetolife @createtoenchant @getyourlenson
@theanonymoustalker @sandeept252 @rugwed @arpitastravelblog @donnainthesouth @bethanyaharvey @beckybwinch @continuingwithme @celiacathlete @checkasmith @donnamcmillen300 @darshith0000
@ishitarc1908 @21timetraveler @pamkirst2014 @adriennea3 @raniamanda @ramida78 @dawnmarie823 @empress2inspire @escapetolife @jessmcombs @garthmr

#poetrycorner, #weekly

Please Send Your Entry For Poetry Corner Five!

Hello Friends 🙂

Poetry Corner Four has been a wonderful experience. Many friends suggested that it made sense to them, as if many minds became one in the process, without knowing it. Someone might say that it’s just our minds doing tricks to impose sense where there was none. Someone also suggested about Synergy.

I feel, all of those suggestions are wonderful. This event is kind of unique and wonderfully creative. I feel I have seen events like this before, but they were not this much fun. I heartily thank Garth who introduced the idea and all of you who so enthusiastically participated.

In case, anyone wants to see how Poetry Corner Four turned out to be, please use this link:

It’s A Wonderful Life After All!

I invite you to participate for this week’s event.

We have received 11 entries so far. Please send your entry as soon as possible to my mail ID: thinkerv0@gmail.com

There is no theme and 6 words might be random, poetic or in form of a story.

I wish you all a very wonderful Wednesday.

Love and light ❤

Anand 🙂

@kristinavanhoos @sashay909 @wynstep @ananyabha @shinepositivepower @insomniacbee @dalees107 @thebrunetteinthepinkscarf @thedesivagabond
@theanonymoustalker @sandeept252 @rugwed @arpitastravelblog @donnainthesouth @bethanyaharvey @beckybwinch @continuingwithme @celiacathlete @checkasmith @donnamcmillen300 @darshith0000
@ishitarc1908 @21timetraveler @pamkirst2014 @adriennea3 @raniamanda @ramida78 @dawnmarie823 @empress2inspire @escapetolife @jessmcombs @garthmr

#poetrycorner, #weekly