Character Inspiration: Tea party with big brother

Her hero brother still comes home for make-believe tea. Photographer unknown
Her hero brother still comes home for make-believe tea. Photographer unknown
Advertisements

End of the week update

How did I get on this week?

Considering I lost such a massive amount of time – Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday – I didn’t do too shabby.

My English student cancelled for this week as she wasn’t feeling well, so the fact that I didn’t plan a lesson or teach said lesson had nothing to do with me.

The university assignments were harder. While I made a start on the research, they require more uninterrupted study time than I had this week. Looking at the list, you’ll probably think that I did get a lot of studying done nonetheless. And you’re right, I did.

However, these are bite-size modules that require you to read a few texts and watch a few videos and comment in a forum. Assessment, if at all, was through quizzes (which you can attempt several times), researching how a topic was handled in your local area or contributing to the discussion forums – not remotely as challenging as written a ten-page paper with a long list of references.

Continue reading End of the week update

#1000Speak Spread the love

Everybody is attractive. But sadly some people are not used to hearing this.

Their clothing size is all that people see when it’s the one thing that does not matter at all.
Attractiveness comes in all shapes, sizes, faiths and sexualities. A person’s heart and soul – they’re the things that matter.

Kindness and charm, joyfulness, loyalty and caring – those attractive traits never go out of fashion. Like Antoine de Saint-Exupéry said: “It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.”

In order to find gold, you have to dig in the dirt. But once you find it, it’s all you see. Once you see a person for who they are, their attractiveness becomes apparent. And all the rest becomes insignificant.

Attraction
Photographer unknown.

So spread the love. If you find someone attractive, let them know. They might even thank you with that cute smile you’ve been longing to see them show more often.

Find out more about the 1000 Voices for Compassion or join the Facebook group.

ROW80 – End of Round 1

It’s hard to believe that it’s the end of the first Round of 80 Days already!

Out of my original goals, I have not really achieved a lot. I have been studying my butt off, but my creative writing has suffered in the process. I am making progress with my studies, though.

But all that doesn’t matter today. As a travel writer and frequent flyer, I am still in shock about Germanwings flight 4U9525. I do have a theory of what happened, but it won’t do to contribute to the speculations on the internet and I would rather wait for the results o the official investigation. My heart goes out to all the people who lost family members and friends on board this flight, including the Germanwings and Lufthansa crews who lost colleagues. These are trying times for everyone and they don’t need the additional heartache and worry blind speculation would cause.

I want to go on record that I will continue to fly and to fly Germanwings. The simple fact is that no method of transport is 100% safe.

I will leave the rest of my update for Sunday. It seems trivial to go on about what I’ve been up to in the same post as talking about a plane crash.