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Here’s how I write what I write…

Bring back paper papery peep

Many moons ago, I wrote about how I write what I write.

With that in mind, I wanted to share a little picture of my notepad, my bulldog clip holding my World of Writing Wad

together and my trusty pen (soon to run out surely?!), although I do also use pencil regularly…

The picture is deceptive because there is a whole wad of paper in there, ‘behind the scenes’.

It really is my www (World of Writing Wad!).

Aside from the fact that many of the notes on said paper are for my blogs, and therefore digitally orientated, it is actually quite ironic that my version of www actually refers to something papery, as opposed to the obvious World Wide Web!

So you see, I am indeed a #PaperyGeekPeep and I say #BringBackPaper!

The Reading Residence
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Is it someone’s birthday and you don’t know what to do?

Let me write a personal rhyme especially for you.

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A personal rhyme from you to them,
it’s unique, bespoke and easy.
Get in touch today, waste no more time,
It’s really easy peasy…

“Bespoke Rhymes

…for those personal times”

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Where is the beginning? A poem on chakra meditation

lotus the theme game chakra meditation

Picture source: Fotolia.com

Where is the beginning?

What’s at the beginning?

It all starts at the root,

When we’re not grounded,

Branches can’t develop their shoots.

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Our branches need feeding

With healthy, wholesome foods,

If not they imbalance

And affect our moods.

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When we work from the bottom

And end up at the top,

We have spinning wheels, or

‘chakras’ which never stop…

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Want to feel peaceful and calm?

Meditate daily, don’t be shy,

And your friends they may comment,

Share the love, tell them why…

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…Why you’re feeling grounded

And rooted, like a tree to the earth.

Why those positive thoughts and good food

Give a sense of self-worth.

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…Why you’re feeling creative

Bursting with thoughts and ideas,

As they ebb and flow like the water,

Eroding your fears.

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…Why your ego’s not ‘pumped up’,

You’re calm and ‘together’,

You don’t listen to the bad things,

You don’t need ‘lucky heather’.

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…Why your breathing’s steady and easy

While your heart pumps fresh air,

Pure and cleansed through your body,

To keep you alert and ‘all there’.

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…Why you’re feeling expressive

And you’re speaking your mind,

Being open and clear,

It’s the best way, you will find.

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…Why your sixth sense is open,

It’s your third eye, you see.

Is your perception of reality

With them or with ‘me’?

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…Why your crown’s like a flower,

Its stem’s like your spine,

A petal for each chakra

Now you’re upright and ‘aligned’.

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Now you’re beginning to see

What your thoughts can do,

Breathe slowly, be mindful

That it all starts with you.

By Carol Cameleon

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I’m linking up with #TheThemeGame of ‘beginnings’ at The Reading Residence and Redpeffer with this post.

Looking for something new to do?  Join in!

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Prose for Thought

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Is it someone’s birthday and you don’t know what to do?

Let me write a personal rhyme especially for you.

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A personal rhyme from you to them,
it’s unique, bespoke and easy.
Get in touch today, waste no more time,
It’s really easy peasy…

“Bespoke Rhymes

…for those personal times”

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Virtually All Sorts of blogs in the weekly round-up 5

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It’s time to mention a few blogs that I’ve enjoyed reading in the past week or so…  I hope you like them as much as I did:

 

Is it MollyGoLightly or MollyGoSlightly? Either way, she’s reflecting in her non-rhyming rhyme.

 

These are profound and simple words that make so much sense from Becky Due about Appreciating the Low.

 

And finally, whoever would have thought that funerals could be fun?  A humourous but sensitive look at the most sombre of occasions from Big Cheese Dad.  After a recent family bereavement, this really rang true…

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What was your favourite post of the week?  Share by commenting or sending a tweet @AllSortsHere

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You know that book you’ve always wanted to turn into an eBook?

You know that you’ve never known how to do it?

Well, Virtually All Sorts can show you how ~ create your eBook the Easy Peasy way today!

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Consider if you were in Anne Frank’s shoes…

The theme game Anne frank outdoors

The bookcase door inside Anne Frank Huis, Amsterdam

 Picture source: free-city-guides.com

When I was younger I read ‘The Diary of Anne Frank’ and the story of Miep Gies who helped to hide the Frank family et al.  I was in awe of this young girl who yearned and ached to go outside; yearned and ached to be free.

 

A few years ago I had the opportunity to visit The Anne Frank House and Museum in Amsterdam.  From the minute I stepped through that concealed entrance and walked up the steps into ‘The Annex’, I was walking in her proverbial shoes (and of the other people she hid with).

 

I saw where she had lived, saw where she had slept, felt the atmosphere still lingering, looked out of the high window and saw the same bell tower that Anne Frank had seen.

 

I was humbled.  I was intrigued.  I was sad.  I was claustrophobic.  I was privileged to experience ‘The Annex’ (though not in the same way, thankfully).  I unashamedly shed a tear.     And as our tour came to an end, I walked back down the stairs, back through the concealed entrance, back out of the museum.  I walked back outside.  I was free.

 

I was free to take in a  lungful of fresh air.  I will try to never take the outdoors for granted again.

 

I’m linking up with #TheThemeGame theme of ‘outdoors’

at The Reading Residence and Redpeffer for this post.

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the theme game outdoors anne frank

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You know that book you’ve always wanted to turn into an eBook?

You know that you’ve never known how to do it?

Well, Virtually All Sorts can show you how ~ create your eBook the Easy Peasy way today!

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Virtually All Sorts of blogs in the weekly round-up 4

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It’s time to mention a few blogs that I’ve enjoyed reading in the past week or so…  I hope you like them as much as I did:

I’m so very grateful for Sara at MumTurnedMom for posting this.  Not only have I added a couple of books to my reading list, I’ve also discovered loads of reading-related blog memes and linkys.  Yay!  No escuses at all for neglecting them on my blog now… 😉

I just love the imagery in this poem on pedal power from MoonDustWriter…

Finally, I often see a flash fiction post and wish I had thought of it.  This is one of those occasions from Tiffany Metzger.    (psssst, why not have a look at my flash fiction by going to the ‘categories’ section of my sidebar to the right and scrolling down to ‘flash fiction’…)

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What was your favourite post of the week?  Share by commenting or sending a tweet @AllSortsHere

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You know that book you’ve always wanted to turn into an eBook?

You know that you’ve never known how to do it?

Well, Virtually All Sorts can show you how ~ create your eBook the Easy Peasy way today!

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Chuffed with the puff!

word of the week chuffed

This week’s word has absolutely nothing to do with writing, reading or being creative.

But I had to share it with the world (well, my followers and the bloggers linking up with Word of the Week!…)

5 weeks ago I took up the Couch to 5 k challenge.  This was no mean feat because, truth be told, I’ve never enjoyed running.  But I decided to do something about the sluggish feeling festering and it needed to cost very little money, or better still be free!

When you consider that 5 weeks ago I was hard-pushed to run for 90 seconds and now I’m up to 2 x 10 minute runs… comfortably.  What’s more, I’m even enjoying it!

Yes, when you consider that, you’ll understand why my #WordoftheWeek with  The Reading Residence is ‘chuffed’.

Pop by tomorrow for my round-up of Virtually All Sorts of blogs that I have been reading this week.

It’d be great to share them with you…

 Word of the week

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You know that book you’ve always wanted to turn into an eBook?

You know that you’ve never known how to do it?

Well, Virtually All Sorts can show you how ~ create your eBook the Easy Peasy way today!

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No one knew when it was going to happen…

Friday fictioneers

Picture copyright Sandra Crook

No one knew when it was going to happen.  There was no warning.

The locals accepted ‘it’ as a part of village life which happened randomly twice a year;  although it was an inconvenience.  Most of them saw the funny side though… except those that got stuck on the only bridge into and out of the village.

No one knew when ‘The Curse of the Herder’ would strike and open the gates for the herds to escape… and run amok.  It was a game that the ghostly herder relished!

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Main picture source: via FridayFictioneers

friday fictioneers

with Rochelle Wiseoff-Fields’ Friday Fictioneers prompt

Please do feel free to comment but likewise, please do note that I would prefer not to

receive constructive criticism.  

(This time anyway…)

Thanks in advance…

Carol Cameleon

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Childhood ~ choose your words wisely

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Picture source: LearningStationMusic.com

This was my facebook status one day last week:
“Not normally one to judge because parenting’s hard work but, “shut up before i slap you!!!!!!” Heard on school run… “
I’m not always one to update my status every day, but I felt compelled to share this. Because I was truly horrified, truly shocked, truly saddened.  We all know that parenting can be hard work and I meant it when I said that I’m not one to judge. If it works for you, then go ahead…. If the child is happy and loved.
But judge I did. I couldn’t stop myself from looking at the parent and child. Our little bear did the same. She had heard too.  So without really thinking I showered her with praise – as if in an attempt to dissolve the negativity and harsh words she had just heard.
One of my friends commented on my status that it makes you wonder what goes on at home.   Indeed it does.
Children are like sponges. As a parent, I see it every day. They copy us in actions AND words. The younger years are crucial in building confidence and self-esteem…
I love words and I’m very careful about the words I use in front of, and towards, our little bear. This poor child on the school run doesn’t stand a chance…
What are your thoughts?

Comment or tweet me.

Then hop over to The Reading Residence and Redpeffer for #TheThemeGame which is ‘childhood’ this week.

Join in!

the theme game childhood

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You know that book you’ve always wanted to turn into an eBook?

You know that you’ve never known how to do it?

Well, Virtually All Sorts can show you how ~ create your eBook the Easy Peasy way today!

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Virtually All Sorts of blogs in the weekly round-up 3

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It’s time to mention a few blogs that I’ve enjoyed reading in the past week or so…  I hope you like them as much as I do:

“Everything and everyone, needs a little understanding and a lot of love…” says April Peerless.  We would all be more content if we lived like this, I think…

The Daily Post on the intimacy of writing.

There’s always someone worse off than you, as the saying goes ~ Wordsmith at work on gratitude.

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What was your favourite post of the week?  Share by commenting or sending a tweet @AllSortsHere

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You know that book you’ve always wanted to turn into an eBook?

You know that you’ve never known how to do it?

Well, Virtually All Sorts can show you how ~ create your eBook the Easy Peasy way today!

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This week I have mostly been exploring…

word of the week exploring

 

My blog has been strangely quiet this week.  You may have noticed this too.  After blogging every day in April for the A to Z Challenge, it’s been a refreshing change to be able to kick back a little and enjoy exploring other blogs, read, digest and comment too.

 

As much as it was very satisfying to join in and also discover some wonderful new blogs that I may never have stumbled upon otherwise, it’s been refreshing to be able to ease off the blog posts and do some reading.

 

Pop by later today for my round-up of Virtually All Sorts of blogs that I have been reading this week.  It’d be great to share them with you…

My #WordoftheWeek with  The Reading Residence is ‘exploring’.

Word of the week exploring

 

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You know that book you’ve always wanted to turn into an eBook?

You know that you’ve never known how to do it?

Well, Virtually All Sorts can show you how ~ create your eBook the Easy Peasy way today!

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