Dear Readers, this is just a short post to let you know I continue to be persona non grata at the moment, meaning that my comments on your wonderful blogs are ending up as spam, or in some cases, are just disappearing into the ether. I know not why, but if you have been wondering why I’ve been so quiet lately, please do check your spam folders. If I’m not there, but exist somewhere else in the
cloud mists of the internet, please know that I am with you in spirit, and that I will continue to talk to myself as it were, as I am quite certain that you would not deliberately ignore my very polite comments.
How mysterious! What is equally mysterious is that my phone’s photo software has been updated and now I no longer look like myself. When taking a selfie, which I hardly ever do except if it is to show off some ridiculous beanie that I’ve purchased, the phone re-shapes my face (makes it thinner) and irons out the wrinkles.
Check out this photo. I look like some animé character that is about ten years old. This is the last that you will see of me, except of course if I have any further admin notices.
Response to the Ragtag Daily Prompt — Elaborate.
This week’s Lens-Artists Photo Challenge is hosted by Amy. Her chosen theme is “less is more“. Amy’s inspiration for this theme is a quote by Antoine de Saint-Exupery:
“A designer knows he has achieved perfection not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.”
Now that is a very intriguing notion to me, because it seems to me that there is nothing more perfect than nature’s design. Read more
My thoughts are with the good people of Sri Lanka as you mourn the loss of many lives to terror and ignorance. I am sorry for your loss. May God give you the strength to respond to violence not with more violence, but with peace.
For my friends, some of whom need it more than others at the moment.
This is my response to the Ragtag Daily Prompt of Saturday, 21 July 2018 — Duck.
I’m very sad to say that for most of my children’s lives, we had neither the money, time or energy to go on holiday together. Certainly, my husband and I rarely had holidays together as we took turns to take time off work to look after the children during the school holidays. The lack of family holidays is one of my biggest regrets in life. A few years ago, my husband and the boys went on a road trip around Victoria (Australia). I stayed home (with flu), and sent my little ducklings off with their dad on a great adventure. Read more
Readers, there will be a short break in transmission while I am laid low with the dreaded flu. Fortunately, I had my flu shot a few months ago otherwise I fear it could have been much worse. Even so, it is very unpleasant. The rest of my family were “too busy” to organise their shots, so they are much worse off.
The moral of this story is get your flu shot early. You may still get the flu, but hopefully it won’t be as bad.