Category Archives: #bloganuary

CarolCooks2…#bloganuary 2022…Write about something that makes you feel strong.

Day 24 of #bloganuary…Today’s prompt is…Write about something that makes you feel strong.

That’s a leading question as it could be very different for everyone…strength comes in a variety of forms it could be bodily strength or strength of mind which again can apply to many circumstances…

Growing up we need strength as we progress through our schooling we then go onto higher education and may leave our family home which takes great strength of mind given the so many changes we come across…

We meet someone and fall in love…we may get married or move in together…new strengths are required…

Children come along…and boy do we need strength then…so many challenges present themselves…

I would consider myself a strong person and I navigated all of those things not always easy but I managed and came out stronger…

Then my husband died…everyone is heartbroken and you have children to help get through this..don’t ask me where that strength came from but it did…

All that is in the past now so I guess I am quite a strong person …Then you get sucker punched and both my two beautiful daughters have breast cancer…one had it 18 years ago and it has come back…my youngest also has been diagnosed with breast cancer (you could) not make that up could you although I have a dear friend who lost both her children to cancer a few ago…I needed to be strong for her…

Pat in turn has been strong for me and my girls…I break my heart when I am alone and I have certainly found out who my friends are…but for the girls I am strong…I have to be I am their mum…

This post is part of the WordPress Bloganuary Challenge 2022 where everyone is provided with a writing prompt each day. Today’s prompt was to write about…?. Write about something that makes you feel strong.

CarolCooks2…#bloganuary 2022…Write about a dream you remember.

Day 23 of #bloganuary…Today’s prompt is…Write about a dream you remember.

Dreams are stories and images that our minds create while we sleep. They can be entertaining, fun, romantic, disturbing, frightening, and sometimes bizarre.

They are an enduring source of mystery for scientists and psychological doctors.

We may not remember dreaming, but everyone is thought to dream between 3 and 6 times per night

It is thought that each dream lasts between 5 to 20 minutes.

Around 95 per cent of dreams are forgotten by the time a person gets out of bed…given that we are said to dream that many times a night its weird that we don’t remember them…sometimes I remember a dream the next day but they are never memorable enough to remember them days or weeks later…

It seems many dreams are caused by our thoughts which are either happy or sad but unconsciously driven by us…

I cannot honestly say that any of mine have been memorable enough to stay in my subconscious for years…As compensation for that I will leave you with this beautiful song by Fleetwood Mac…

This post is part of the WordPress Bloganuary Challenge 2022 where everyone is provided with a writing prompt each day. Today’s prompt was to write about…?. Write about a dream you remember.

CarolCooks2…#bloganuary 2022…Interview a fictional character.

Day 22 of #bloganuary…Today’s prompt is… Interview a fictional character.

So far with these challenges, I have managed ok…I think …but interview a fictional character not in my remit today so I am going to pass on that one and instead I am going to leave you with something I wrote a long time ago…Willow the-Wisp…

Willow the Wisp…by Carol Taylor.

Sitting,  flicking through FB is my way of keeping in touch with family and friends from afar. I clicked like, I commented.  Suddenly like a blast from the past, a face appeared: my heart skipped a beat and a tear, unbidden trickled down my face. The outlines were blurred but still …. I felt that familiar stirring from within and I started to shake from the tips of my fingers to my toes.

My thoughts turned to him. The only person who had the power to make my bones turn to jelly.

I suppose the unexpected encounter…just a picture … my guard had dropped or just perhaps my need for someone. If I allowed my thoughts and myself to turn to him then I had to attempt to find some modicum of com­mon ground in the relationship aside from raw, physical sex.

Was that possible?

He was like Willow the Wisp invading my very being, catching me unawares.

My first love and my last. “A bit dramatic” I hear myself saying.

The End!

This post is part of the WordPress Bloganuary Challenge 2022 where everyone is provided with a writing prompt each day. Today’s prompt was to write about…? Interview a fictional character.

CarolCooks2…#bloganuary 2022…What is your favourite quote and why?

Day 21 of #bloganuary…Today’s prompt is… What is your favourite quote and why?

Way back when I first started blogging I used quotes as a tag line…Personally, I have a few quotes which I love but I couldn’t say without a doubt one particular quote is that one…

This quote “Growing older is inevitable. Growing up is optional!”…was the one I used on my second ever blog post…like many quotes, there is not always a definitive answer as to whom it is attributed to…this is one such quote…

It had been said although there is no evidence that “Growing old is inevitable, but growing up is optional.”  is attributed to  Walt Disney (1901-1966), the famous animator… that is quite believable as the aim of Walt Disney whose work and theme parks are focused on capturing (or recapturing) a child’s sense of wonder and delight would make it quite credible.

Lacking any definitive, verifiable written source, one can only conclude that this is an apocryphal quotation, most likely written by some anonymous individual, that has been circulating on the Internet for at least 20 years…

Why do I like it ?…

Because we should make the moments count…Make big things out of small things, Make someone smile, make sure you have no regrets, Live life and let live, enjoy and be grateful…and don’t forget “dance in the rain” as “Growing older is inevitable. Growing up is optional!

This post is part of the WordPress Bloganuary Challenge 2022 where everyone is provided with a writing prompt each day. Today’s prompt was to write about…? What is your favourite quote and why?

CarolCooks2…#bloganuary 2022…If you could, what year would you time travel to and why?

Day 20 of #bloganuary…Today’s prompt is…  If you could, what year would you time travel to and why?

Would I want to fast forward to the year 2025…only 3 years but it would give me the answers to questions that I don’t want to know… I would rather wait and see…

My option is back to the past but where to?…

Do I go back to the 1930s to when my mother and father were born that could be lovely …or to see Elvis…or maybe Buddy Holly…Although a year younger than Elvis, Buddy Holly got started in professional music before Elvis. Around 1951, when Buddy was 15 years old, he started jamming with another Lubbock musician, Jack Neal.

Buddy Holly produced some of the most distinctive and influential work in rock music. … With hits such as “Peggy Sue” and “That’ll Be the Day,” Holly was a rising star when a tragic plane crash struck him down in 1959 at age 22.

But no as most of that info I can get online and listen to docu’s and the music…

No! I think I would love to go back to 1815 and be a fine lady…Why ..not because I am a pretty dress type of person but to be one for a day and have a white horse…I’m sure I will be happy to come back to this time but just for a day…

To be pampered and wear pretty dresses and have someone do my hair and makeup to ride in a horse and carriage go shopping for fine silks for a dress or three…

Go downstairs and see what’s cooking for dinner and how…now that would be cool…so yes, 1815 here I come…

This post is part of the WordPress Bloganuary Challenge 2022 where everyone is provided with a writing prompt each day. Today’s prompt was to write about…If you could, what year would you time travel to and why?

CarolCooks2…#bloganuary 2022…What is your favorite photo you’ve ever taken?

Day19 of #bloganuary…Today’s prompt is… What is your favourite photo you’ve ever taken?

Wow, when you get to my age I defy anyone to choose what their favourite photo ever taken is…

It would also be nigh on impossible to post all my favourites so I will just post a random few…

Khow Soi is one of my favourite curries…

Zorbing…a giant ball filled water which is then rolled down a hill…Not for the fainhearted…

My mum and my eldest son…

Saang Chai as a Puppy…

Aston at Songkran Thai New Year…complete with wig and water pistol…

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The pure white sand at Lancelin WA plus wild ostriches…

One of our beautiful daughters…

Lily and moi having waiting for our sneaky ice cream…

This post is part of the WordPress Bloganuary Challenge 2022 where everyone is provided with a writing prompt each day. Today’s prompt was to write about… What is your favourite photo you’ve ever taken?