Day 12 – What If

Dear Diary,   Today is DAY 12 of my writing challenge and one of my lists suggests I write ‘something you always think ‘what if’ about’.   What can I say ‘What If’ is the biggest trap It is so big, deep, barbed and dangerous it can cause depression. I know I have been there….

Day 11 – If I were an animal…

Dear Diary, I am up to DAY 11 in my writing challenge to myself. It’s been exciting and … difficult so far. It has been difficult to keep up with the schedule and the regularity of it. Post-a-day is not as easy to do, especially if you are full-time working mum/daughter. Anyhow, today is DAY…

Day 10 – Rambling out loud – The biggest Peeve

Dear Diary, Today is DAY 10 of my writing challenge. And what do I do? I spend the whole day doing all sorts of housework. Please, do not get me wrong. I love my house and love doing things in it. As a matter of fact, I am turning into recluse: I’d rather spend time…

Day 9 – 10 people who influenced you

Dear Diary, Here is to DAY 9. We live. We learn. We learn some more or we do not. We watch people. They watch us. We are end product of all of this and so much more. Here are 10 People who influenced me My Mum This is understandable. She carried me next to her…

Day 8 – 5 Places you want to visit

Dear Diary, We are moving along quite smoothly on this adventure of mine – 30 Days Writing Challenge I am up to day 8. Yesterday, I decided to have a break. I did not write a post, neither I even thought of one. Yesterday was St.Valentine Day. To keep things fresh, my daughter and I…

Day 7 – St Valentine Break

Dear Readers, I am taking 14 February as a break from my writing. I am going to see Heathers (movie) with my daughter as a way to celebrate the Day of Love (there is an irony somewhere) Thus, relax and enjoy the day and the night. No matter where you are and what you do….

Day 6 – 5 Pet Peeves

Dear Diary, I am becoming a constantly-complaining, ever disclosing, too open and perpetually writing lady. Haven’t you noticed? Today is DAY 6 of my writing challenge and it is all about Pet Peeves. As we grow older we get more and more of them. They are like age spots or wrinkles or grey hairs. We…

The Bear and the Nightingale – Book Review

A magical debut novel for readers of Naomi Novik’s Uprooted, Erin Morgenstern’s The Night Circus, and Neil Gaiman’s myth-rich fantasies, The Bear and the Nightingale spins an irresistible spell as it announces the arrival of a singular talent with a gorgeous voice. At the edge of the Russian wilderness, winter lasts most of the year and the snowdrifts grow…