A post about mental wellbeing.

I’d like to draw your attention to this post that I have written. It was posted on the Best Life Collaborative site. Have a look and let me know what you think.

Does writing in your leisure time help to improve your mental health?

Does it bring you more than just enjoyment?




FOWC with Fandango — Post




Twittering Tales – To appreciate the Cage, you need to be outside.

Photo by Tony Dinh at Unsplash.com

They appeared overnight. No one knew who’d hung the cages across the street. Someone with too much leisure time, no doubt.

The street artist turned from the gawping crowd, the look of enjoyment clear on her face.

The message was to appreciate your freedom before it’s too late.

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This story was written for Kat Myrman’s Twittering Tales Challenge, see the link below:

Twittering Tales #129 – 26 March 2019


I have also included the following word prompts:




30 Day Song Challenge – Catch up

A blog that I follow has started playing along with this challenge and it looks like great fun. I found it on Paula Light, Light Motifs II blog, but I then found some of my other blogging pals were doing it too. Check them out:



While I do enjoy writing my stories, sometimes I find I pummel away at the keyboard for a while and then I need something lighter to make me feel better.  A little leisure to recuperate and let my Imagination recover. There is no better therapy than music and so without any further ceremony, here are my songs for this challenge.

Day 1: A song you like with a colour in the title:

Mr Blue Sky by the Electric Light Orchestra. 

Day 2: A Song you like with a number in the title:

Well I do enjoy a cheese fest, and there is nothing more cheesy than this:

Seven Tears – The Goombay Dance Band. 

Day 3: A Song that reminds you of the Summer Time.

In the Summertime by Mungo Jerry

This is a great song, but boy has it dated. One of the lines “Have a drink, have a drive, go out and see what you can find” is not at all a good idea! Unless the drink it is referring to is a good cup of tea (or that other brown beverage) but I don’t think it is.

Day 4: A song that reminds you of someone you’d rather forget.

This song reminds me of its artist, Rolf Harris, who was a celebrity in the UK and came originally from Australia. He was rather a favourite of mine until it came to light that he had been guilty of inappropriate behaviour with lots of young girls. He was convicted and imprisoned in 2014. So, this fits the bill, it is a song and it reminds me of someone I’d rather forget. The actual artist of the song. I don’t think I will ever get over the disappointment. 

So would anyone else like to take part in this song challenge?



Apologies for being lacklustre today.

I would like to apologise to my friends in the blogosphere. I am not feeling quite myself today. I feel lethargic, headachey, tired and crotchety (They’re the four missing dwarves from Snow White 😉 )

You may have noticed that I have not been posting prolifically as I usually do.

I feel like a Klingon with a bad case of Gorch –  (the Klingon equivalent of acne).

If I was a Timelord I would go back in time and have slightly less to drink and leave the party an hour earlier. I am just not cut out for parties and late nights (or early mornings as it was 1:30 AM when I finally got home).

I am going to relax and take it easy by doing the nearest thing possible to going to the holodeck of the enterprise and just sit and watch some telly.

I hope that by having some leisure today, I will be back to my usual self tomorrow.

All the best.





The Blogger Recognition Award



I have the great honour of being nominated for this award by Mammasquirrel from The Nut House Central. Please check out their blog here:


The blog is full of tantalising posts of pictures, poems and witticisms.

I have done this post slowly, at my leisure, because I feel a bit under the weather today, but I am sure by taking it easier today I will have a greater appreciation for tomorrow.

The Rules

1. Thank the blogger that nominated you. – Thank you Mammasquirrel 🙂 

2. Write a post to show your award. – Here you go

3. Give a brief story of how your blog started. – OK

4. Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers. – OK

5. Select 15 other bloggers you want to give this award to. – This is where I’ll become a rule breaker. 

6. Comment on each blog and let them know you have nominated them and provide the link to the post you created.


How my Blog Started.

Well, I have written about this before, see here:


To summarize.

  • Always loved writing
  • Did a creative writing course that was like throwing petrol on the fire of my creativity
  • Saw a link to WordPress
  • Started Blogging
  • Loved every minute of it.


I would like to give a huge thank you to WordPress for making the process as easy as possible.


  1. Do something you love doing, keep doing it and be consistent.
  2. Interact with other people. Take part in some writing or photo challenges and leave comments on other peoples blogs. At the very least if someone leaves a comment on your blog, say thank you.


My Nominees:

I have nominated quite a few people recently and there are so many blogs out there that I admire and wish to say thank you and give them a token of my appreciation.

Here are but a few:



The Space To Breathe




Following in Nana’s Footsteps: Three Things Challenge

Leisure – Word of the Day Challenge

Thank you and have a nice rest of your Sunday, unless it’s already Monday, In which case, Happy Monday.




FOWC with Fandango — Tantalizing