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Category: My Blog Musings

Public Speaking, Toastmasters, Talks, Key Notes, Prose and Poetry … Always learning …

Tough Times – (Weekly Haiku Prompt)

When things get too much, Breath in deeply then, release – It’s simple really. (Haiku) Haiku inspired by Ronovan’s Weekly Haiku prompt #340 Release & Simple. Click through for the […]

Weekly Smile – (3TC #447)

I’ve been planning it, pretty much since August … when I say planning I probably mean ‘worrying’ about it. As usual, I finished honing the script on Wednesday – just […]

Balloon – (6WSP #72)

He resembled an orange balloon deflated (Six-Word Micro-Story) Post inspired by Swheta’s Six Word Story Prompt #72 – please do click through for the rules if you too would like […]

Golden Years – Engaging Humour: Icebreaker

Introduction “This is not exactly the first time our next speaker, Laura McHarrie has completed an icebreaker. The first one was the second ever meeting of Casterbridge Speakers in April […]

The Full Stop – (Weekly Haiku Prompt)

There will always be –  Wherever you go, sweet child, Full stops in the way. When you’re afraid, action helps … You grow up so much stronger. (Tanka) Haiku inspired […]

Weekly Smile – (3TC #468)

Having started a huge project at the beginning of 2020 in the back garden, we are pleased that the end is almost in sight. Most of the work we have […]

Golden Years – (Song Lyric Sunday)

I have gone with another Bowie track, with tongue slightly in my cheek, given our current global position – however, there is always room for hope don’t you think? Musically, […]

Marginal – (Weekly Writing Prompt #190)

The difference between marvellous and brilliant was marginal but brilliant alliterated with the name of the product and that worked for her. It was all about putting bright ideas into […]

Wedding – (6WSP #71)

So much for her perfect wedding (Six Word Micro Story) Post inspired by Swheta’s Six Word Story Prompt #71 – please do click through for the rules if you too […]

Mentors – (SSS & Rispetto Challenge)

Do not take notice of what’s making the rounds. If you really want to go the whole distance, Listen to how your heart sings, and how that sounds. Then, there’s […]

Ops! (Weekly Haiku Prompt)

What has not been bound, Will wildly sway in such winds – As we had last night. (Haiku) Haiku inspired by Ronovan’s Weekly Haiku prompt – Bound & Sway. Click […]

Energy – (One-Liner Wednesday)

“If you want to find the secrets of the universe, think in terms of energy, frequency and vibration.” Nikola Tesla Post inspired by Linda’s One-Liner Wednesday – Energy Do click […]

Weekly Smile – (3TC #461)

We had a family get together on Boxing Day to bring Christmas joy to eight homes on both sides of the world. Five, here, in the UK at 10 in […]

For My Mum (Weekly Haiku Prompt#337)

I am thankful for – The unconditional love, She has given me! ******* She has given me – Determination to thrive, Through life’s highs and lows! ******* Through life’s highs […]

Weekly Smile – (3TC #454)

It’s been a week of myriad smiles.  Yay!  Although I do have to confess to having sobbed over a soppy film on Saturday called “About Time”.  I have subsequently bought […]

Delete – (6WSP #69)

If only delete was an option … (Six-Word Story) Post inspired by Swheta’s Six Word Story Prompt #69 – please do click through for the rules if you too would […]

Languid – (Weekly Writing Prompt #188)

Her languid persona was something that really irritated her. It wasn’t so much that she thought her lazy; more that, her sister seemed to keep her figure without having to […]

Nativity – (Weekly Decima Prompt #36)

Wiping salty tears from their eyes, Parents chortled, snorted and sniffed, At – what was a glorious gift; Their little ones dressed in disguise. Mary, Joseph, three men so wise, […]

Being Human Being (One-Liner Wednesday)

“The essence of being human is that one does not seek perfection.” George Orwell Post inspired by Linda’s One-Liner Wednesday – Being Human Being Do click through for the rules […]

Mad & Sane (Weekly Haiku Prompt)

Oft life’s quite berserk, Are you mad, you crazy kid – Or … a Aladdin Sane? (Haiku) Photo by BROTE studio from Pexels Haiku inspired by Ronovan’s Weekly Haiku prompt. Click through for […]

Weekly Smile – (3TC #447)

Awe! I got to have a get together with my Mum this week. The last time I saw her in real life was 20th September. She’ll be 90 next month, […]

Cherry Oh Baby – (Song Lyric Sunday)

I’ve gone with a cover of Eric Donaldson’s 1971 song by reggae group from England UB40. It’s on their 1983 album Labour Of Love. Feels like one of those ‘defining’ coming […]

Cut – (Rispetto Challenge #39)

You feel so down when you get to the big ‘But’ … After the rigmarole, you’ve had to address. Difficult to know why you didn’t made the cut, When you […]