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Shout-Out to the 1000 Voices #1000Speak

With less than a minute to go on February 20, I want to give a shout-out to the 1000+ awesome bloggers who flooded social media with compassion, love and kindness today.

You are amazing!

Thank you to everyone who participated, who came across our posts and shared them, retweeted them and pinned them to show the world that there’s still hope for humanity left, after all.

Read our stories

Spread the love & #BeKind



#1000Speak for Compassion is Live!

It is now February 20, 2015 and that means that 1.000 Voices Speak for Compassion is live all over the internet. This is Voice No. 774 checking in!

More than 1.000 bloggers take to the web today to flood it with messages and stories of love and compassion, to counteract the negativity in this world and the amount of bullying and hate we encounter online on a daily basis.

You will be able to find our stories through the hashtag #1000Speak and through link lists on our host blog.

Throughout the day, I will be sharing posts with you and I’m hoping you’ll join me and 1.000 other voices.


If We Were Having Coffee… on February 7

If we were having coffee today, we’d probably meet at a local café. Mainly because I’ve been cooped up for too long this week and need to get some fresh air on the walk to see you.

It’s currently -9°C outside (that’s around 15°F), so my walk would probably be short and crisp, and my drink large, caffeinated and warm.

If we were having coffee today, the first thing you’d notice about me would be my hair and that it’s (finally) bright red again. Sitting down, we’d order our hot beverages – mine would be a very large Chai Presso – and then we’d chat about our week. I really hope yours was all right, mine was ok but busy.

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If We Were Having Coffee… On January 17

If we were having coffee today we’d probably meet at my place. You’d be greeted by organised chaos in the living room, as that’s where my desk lives, and all my study materials and writing notebooks are spread out on it.

I’d ask you to hang up your coat, but you can leave your shoes on. I’m really not picky about that. Make yourself at home on the sofa, I’ll be just a minute – the kettle’s just boiled, perfect timing as usual!

You’d have a choice of strong filter coffee (a Guatemalan blend I’m quite fond of), Instant Coffee (which I got so used to on my travels that proper coffee tasted weird at first) and about 15 different teas ranging from Yorkshire Tea and Twinings Afternoon Tea to Maracuja, Apple and Camomile.

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I’ve been blitzed!

Some of you may have noticed that the Outback Sunset picture I posted as a Setting Inspiration yesterday received a phenomenal amount of comments. So how come I’m suddenly so popular?

Well, I’ve been blitzed!

You may have noticed the little picture on my left-hand margin. It looks like this:

Blog Blitz Edit

That means I’m part of DL Hammons’ Blog Blitz Team. And yesterday the lovely Blog Blitz Team members took time out of their day to come over to Study. Read. Write. to have a look around, leave encouraging comments on the last thing I posted and generally make my day special.

So I want to say a massive THANK YOU to everyone who came by yesterday and liked, commented, followed and / or had coffee.

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