Category Archives: #bloganuary

CarolCooks2…#bloganuary 2022… We did it!

Thank you WordPress for the challenge and “Well Done” to everyone who has completed the challenge there were a few days where I couldn’t get my head around the prompt and I know that it was ok to post on anything BUT I love a challenge and to me, that’s copping out…Yes, I know part of the challenge was to post every day but it was a double challenge (for)  me to stick with the prompt…

Mainly because I post every day anyway which means the prompt was my challenge…

I was amazed at the creativity and interpretation of the prompts…so varied and many were excellent which showed me that part of my brain doesn’t work…lol…

But that’s ok as we all have different strengths and it wouldn’t be good for us all to sing from the same hymn sheet…it would boring…

So once again thank you WP and Well Done everyone!

 

 

CarolCooks2…#bloganuary 2022… Today’s prompt…How do you feel when you look at the stars?

Day 30 of #bloganuary…Today’s prompt is…How do you feel when you look at the stars?

Hooray….those of you who are still with me we did it!…. Well Done Everyone… But how do I feel when I look up at the stars…as I am currently reading “A Brief History of Time” by Stephen Hawking very differently than I used to…

I grew up being sung Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star to me by my mother and I, in turn, have sung the song to my kids and my grandkids…how my impression of the stars has now changed when I look up now I see far more and wonder at the vastness and mystery of the universe.

It fills me with wonder, makes me a little scared but also leaves me wanting to know more…Thanks to Stephen Hawking…

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…?How do you feel when you look at the stars?

CarolCooks2…#bloganuary 2022… Today’s prompt…Describe yourself as a tree.

Day 29 of #bloganuary…Today’s prompt is…Describe yourself as a tree.

Pleeese…I can’t wait for tomorrow’s prompt-sigh- A tree????

I thought of going with Disney…so cute and then I thought of me as a mum…

In Chapter 2, verse 9 from The Book of Genesis, the Bible says the Tree of Life is sacred to the Garden of Eden. It holds the knowledge of all good and evil that is in existence. Human life is like a tree because just as a tree grows taller and wider throughout its life with the right nourishment, so do we…it very rare I quote from the bible but I believe as a mother that from conception to the end we are like a tree with so many branches as we guide our children through their lives…not only is it a tree but it is the circle of life…the two are intermingled.

This is one of my favourite pictures of my grandson and his friends…the branches of the tree keeping them safe…just like a mother’s arms…so yes as a mother and grandmother I suppose I am like a tree with lots of branches… we have many branches …of love..of knowledge …of experiences to share…to protect…x

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…?.Describe yourself as a tree.

 

CarolCooks2…#bloganuary 2022… Today’s prompt…How are you changing the world?

Day 28 of #bloganuary…Today’s prompt is…How are you changing the world?

Yesterday prompt was a doozie so much fun and the posts and playlists keep coming…I have discovered some great artists …Thank you, everyone…

Now we come to todays…How are you changing the world?

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…?.How are you changing the world?

CarolCooks2…#bloganuary 2022… Today’s prompt…What is on your music playlist right now?

Day 27 of #bloganuary…Today’s prompt is…What is on your music playlist right now?

Born in the ’50s...music has always been part of my life… I’m a rocker at heart and I love rock n Roll…my music tastes are varied and my playlist will attest to that… Although it has a few tracks from Meatloaf atm which I play with the volume up…R.IP. Meat…

  1. John Legend, The Roots – Hard Times (Live In Studio)
  2. Meat Loaf – Two Out Of Three Ain’t Bad
  3. Supertramp From Now On
  4. Meat Loaf I’d Lie for You (and That’s The Truth)
  5. Roxette – Listen To Your Heart

6. Guns N’ Roses – Not In This Lifetime… November Rain.

 

7. Eubie Blake – Charleston Rag

8. Meat Loaf – You Took The Words Right Out Of My Mouth (Hot Summer Night)

9. Bonnie Tyler – It’s A Heartache

10.Rod Stewart – I Don’t Want To Talk About It

That’s my top 10 for today…

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 on your music playlist right now?

CarolCooks2…#bloganuary 2022…Where do you go when you need solitude?

Day 26 of #bloganuary…Today’s prompt is…Where do you go when you need solitude?

Our language has wisely sensed the two sides of being alone. It has created the word loneliness to express the pain of being alone. And it has created the word solitude to express the glory of being alone. Paul Tillich.

This is absolutely true as you get older you realise the difference between loneliness and solitude…

I lived in that solitude which is painful in youth, but delicious in maturity. Albert Einstein.

I can have solitude in my office, I can have solitude on my daily walks either on a beach or walking by the lake, Just staring into space, sitting under a tree, baking bread, listening to music or just walking to the market… it’s very easy for me to get lost in my thoughts but I enjoy that time with just my thoughts..when I was younger I didn’t want to go shopping on my own I wanted company…

Now I love shopping on my own as I can lose myself with my thoughts I can plan recipes in my head… it gives me time to browse the vegetables and fruits …think about how I can use them… my best recipes come about by doing that…

Even among all the people shopping, I can be alone with my thoughts…

One can be instructed in society, one is inspired only in solitude. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe.

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…?. Where do you go when you need solitude?