Life to back

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The Daily Prompt:
After an especially long and exhausting drive or flight, a grueling week at work, or a mind-numbing exam period —
what’s the one thing you do to feel human again?
Some may know that I have returned from being away recently.  My reply to the question: nothing.  Nothing I did made me feel better and back to life again.  I was absolutely drained.  My sleeping was more out of sync than usual and then of course the dreaming.
What made me feel so awful as well was although I was happy to be back in South Africa, I was also not happy about all the violence and aggressive attitudes here.  The contrast on the attitudes and outlook on life from where I had been is so different. The sad part is that this is where I belong, I was born here.  Dot get me wrong, I love my country but there are some things…anyway, I digress.
I reckon the only thing that does help is just to try to sleep whenever one is tired or jet lagged (which is not always possible though) and eventually things will get back to normal again.

Michelle’s Weekly Pet Challenge. Roundup and start of new week. (47)

MagazinePetchallengePetchallenge1Pet2A warm thank you to all who took part.

Here they are:

1. Quarksire’s Sasha dog 5. becca givens 9. Hope The Happy Hugger
2. Sydnee Pee and Kimberly 6. Living With My Ancestors
3. Little Binky 7. scrapydodog
4. Basiga 8. Holley @ Destino

If you’d like to take part then please click on the logo below for details


Please add your entries here:

My Entry; Michelle’s Weekly Pet Challenge

20140719_111528_FotorHRH is not terribly impressed with me at the moment.  It has become necessary for him to wear a little bell.  Yes, you guessed it – my little royal has been trying to catch birds.  Quite natural cat behaviour I know.  He caught one last week, but luckily we saved the bird.  So, now the bell.  He will get used to it though.
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Summer lovin’ on the other side of the world.


It is cold here in Sunny South Africa because it is winter.  I have had the pleasure of being in a warmer place, a while ago, on the other side of the world.  These are the random people I was watching whilst sitting on the beach; all enjoying the beautiful weather.

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The Daily Prompt:
We all have songs that remind us of specific periods and events in our lives. Twenty years from now, which song will remind you of the summer of 2014?
This song makes me feel better instantly.  I play it quite a lot because it’s light and fun. – so I think that twenty years from now it will have the memories of 2014 attached.

A little burning candle.

Enchanted1The Daily Prompt

As a kid, you must have imagined what it was like to be an adult. Now that you’re a grownup (or becoming one), how far off was your idea of adult life?


As I child I pictured freedom as an adult.  Freedom from a very dominating person.  Freedom to make my own decisions.  Every-time I experienced or saw harm being done, I promised myself that I would never be like that when I was grown up.   I would never intentionally harm, dominate or abuse another.   
I am grateful for hope. I always had a little candle of hope burning in my soul which helped me see the light.