If We Had A Lemonade… Sunday 5th, September 2021

Hello everyone, how has your week been? Mine was quiet but I’ll tell you in a minute. First, let’s see what this post is all about: The lovely Nathalie has invited us to the #WeekendCoffeeShare. So please come in have a lemonade, tea, coffee or hot chocolate and an apple pie. I’ve made it, and it is with date sugar, so not too sweet. But feel free to grab an apple or a biscuit too. My week was quiet even though not as productive with writing as I had planned. I wanted to outline my Hokomaha story and write an Read More

Let’s listen and write (4th September 2021)

Happy Saturday, all you lovely readers. I am ready for another story to emerge. How about you? Do you feel like writing just for fun? So please sit down and follow your inner storyteller’s lead. It doesn’t matter how long or short your story is. Grammar doesn’t matter either. The best stories are born in a stream of consciousness way. Here is the prompt: I invite you to listen to your inner storyteller. Find a comfortable place with your writing pad, your laptop or with whatever you like to write. Light a candle or joss stick or simply open the Read More

Do you read poetry?

Hello dear readers, how are you today? I hope you and yours are well and if not that you find all the support you need. Today I want to tell you a little about my relationship with poetry books. A couple of weeks ago, I shared with you my “Three Go-To Books When Life Gets Rough“. One of them was a poetry book by Erich Fried. Poetry is something I love to read and write. Even though I am not sharing too much of it yet. And recently, I made it a habit to read one poem a day. At Read More

I’ve Just Discovered Writing Stories Again

Happy Wordless Wednesday all you lovely people. I know I repeat myself but I cannot understand how time is flying by so fast. It is September! Maybe it is because I have discovered my love for reading and writing stories again and I am busy exploring creative ways of writing blog posts. And reading blog posts too. So much to discover, so little time ;-). For this week’s (not so) Wordless Wednesday I’ve chosen a quote by Natalie Goldberg. I’ve never read anything by Natalie Goldberg even though the name rings a bell. However, her quote fascinates me. There are Read More

A Purple Moon & Apple Pie

From: Gertrud.Weinstein@ gmail.com To: Bea.Lagare@ gmail.com, Majory231@ gmail.com, Marijke.Muskatpompoen@ gmail.com Subject: Eugi’s Weekly Prompt Dear all,  I hope you are well and we’ll meet on Tuesday at mine. You can find Eugi’s prompt from this week here: Eugi’s Weekly Prompt – Purple Moon – August 26, 2021 – Eugi’s Causerie (amanpan.com) I suggest we try our hands at a haiku too. What do you think? Yours Gertrud The bell rang and Gertrud put the plate with cinnamon apple pie on the living room table. Four cups and plates of the blue and white coffee set sat neatly on. They looked like Read More

Gertrud Observes A Grief

Gertrud sat in her living room, the picture of a little blond girl in her hands. She did not feel the comfort of her Laura Ashley sofa with many beautiful roses. She just looked at the picture. “C.S. Lewis is right,” she thought. “We start to make up images of our loved ones once they are gone”. Gertrud could not take away her eyes from the picture. The low glass living room table only had a small and round lace piece and C. S. Lewis’s “A Grief Observed” on it. The sun shone directly through the huge window from behind Read More

If We Had A Lemonade…

Hello, out there in the depths of the blogosphere. How is your day going? Has it started yet? I have been up for a tea earlier and then went back to bed. But now, I am ready for what life is throwing at me. I thought I start taking part in Nathalie’s #WeekendCoffeeShare. So please come in have a lemonade, tea, coffee or hot chocolate and a biscuit. I’ve made them, and they are with date sugar, so not too sweet. But feel free to grab an apple or a sandwich too. You might have seen that I started some Read More

Let’s listen and write (28th August 2021)

Happy Saturday, my dear readers. I hope you and yours are well and you have a moment to enjoy your life. I’ve been a bit quiet here recently because I still try to figure out how to fill this blog. I remembered how much I like to tell a story. I also thought of a writing prompt I used to do many years ago. So I put the prompt down in my own words and want to share it with you. If you feel like it, let your inner storyteller write through you and share it with us. It doesn’t Read More

My Favourite Three Reading Apps

Happy Friday, all you lovely people out in the vastness of the world wide web. How are you doing today? I hope you and yours are well and that you have a book to hand to solve a problem or to entertain you.  “Oh, Liz”, you might think, “Some people have to work and can’t read continuously, you know!” Yes, I know, but if you work, you can’t read this post, can you? But if you read a book, you can’t read this post either… ok, I get rather silly now. Let’s check out reading apps.  Do you use them? Read More

Rosa Enters Hokomaha (1)

Rosa Salaisuus left the shiny apartment block 1A for young and inexperienced Hokomaha employees at exactly 7.30 ancient human time. “I have no idea why I use this measurement,” she thought as she walked along the tiny green and yellow lane towards the enormous dome of “Hokomaha ~ You shop, we drop it anywhere”. She furrowed her brow, and her intense blue eyes got that distinct stare. “It is only the mossbacks on terra, who live in the forests of Wast Llreet, who still use this. I should not have spent so much time with the Re-educated in school”. She Read More