During one of my many voyages around the internet, I have compiled a list of free-to-download 25 all-time great books that you must read. Download once and read them at your leisure.
To all the women out there who are moms by blood or by love, I send my gratitude as they care for and nurture the beautiful little ones who are the future of the world.
Every writer knows the agony of editing, especially when you are one of those who just know enough about MS Word to write and save your manuscripts and documents. I am not too tech-savvy either, just a self-taught writer from a generation who had never seen a computer for half their life. So, for everyone who is a computer dummy like me, here are some easy writing and editing tips that I often use to save time and headaches.
Stay at home restrictions are tough for everyone. Today, I have collected some free e-books for children and adults that are a gift by writers to help you through lockdown, easy your journey and also to help take your mind away from your troubles for a while.
Languages can be cunning things! They hide words that could make you sound ignorant with very little effort, especially when it comes to the nuances for a non-native speaker. Let us look a little deeper into some words that are actually quite similar and often used interchangeably, but might mean something quite different.
Did you take up the #HealthyAtHome challenge by the WHO? I did. If you haven't heard about it, you can see here what the Healthy At Home challenge is all about. I did this video on 10 ways you didn't think of to prevent CORONAVIRUS infection. We are all being very careful, and that is... Continue Reading →
I know a lot of us are under a lockdown or stay at home advisory. However, lockdown or not, a Sunday needs to be celebrated. I am sure you will enjoy this Sunday post on my Lockdown Journal.
Yes, Lockdown or not, a Sunday is a Sunday and must be spent with joy.
Here I am with a list of happy things amid the darkness.
The Italian Air Force has reshared a video of their team painting their national flag in the air set to music to boost the morale of their COVID-19 torn nation. The video has since been shared all across the world.
Talking of morale-boosting, India is poised to switch off all lights at 9PM today for nine minutes and people will light candles and diyas instead to signify light amid the darkness of disease. I am looking forward to that beautiful moment!
Light amid darkness…
Plenty of good things are also happening as a result of the lockdown. The air in my very polluted city is clean. Squeaky clean! So much so that my children have commented that it smells different and…
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Hola my dear friends
Just look at this beautiful poem that Ivor wrote for my journal! I am so grateful for to him for gracing my journal with his words. Do have a look at it, and follow the journal for my pots and more guest posts to come.
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Meanwhile, read and enjoy this poem.
You Cannot Shoot Or Electrocute It
And I hear the great white bear continue to lie
You cannot shoot it
Nor can you electrocute it
I cannot hear your bullets blazing
Nor can your bombs do the erasing
Your insincere words cannot stop it
Nor can your falsehoods hide it
I cannot see your pain and fears
Nor can I see your sympathetic tears
Your money keeps you safe in the ivory tower
But will your money send the people flowers
Ivor Steven (c) March 2020
Bob Dylan, wrote these profound lyrics 50 years ago…
“All Along The Watchtower”
“There’s too much confusion, I can’t get no relief
Businessmen, they drink my wine, plowmen dig my earth
None of them along the line know what any of it…
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Hello lovely people!
The world is a difficult place to be in right now and I hope you are keeping safe. Perhaps we need to escape to another planet in a distant galaxy to escape these little monsters! But until that could become possible, I am just washing my hands a million times a day and writing my lockdown journal.
Please come and have a look, share your stories and tips, or just give my writing some support with a like and a follow. Reach it through the reblog or click on the latest post from the Journal in my sidebar.
Thank you for being here for me! Love you all!
Sunday. A week has passed in lockdown and the days have begun to slide into one another. There is not much feeling that comes with the weekend, except for what the mind can muster up by looking at the calendar on the phone.
Enforced captivity is a strange thing, an amalgam of quiet, calmness and anxiety all merging together. There are moments when one takes over the other, and I am trying to keep the anxiety moments to the minimum.
The weather is a yoyo, veering between warm and cool from one day to the next, a time when the common cold always makes its presence felt. Right now, every little sniffle feels like a dire predicament, what with the doomsday predictions that are the stuff news headlines are made of. However, the vibe in the street is of a timeless quiet, a neutral void, and that is definitely a…
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