One lovely blog award!!

Thank you so much, Prerna, for thinking of me with this award. I have received this previously, so as thanks, I am reblogging the post, in the hope that my Peeps will pop over and say Hello to Prerna!

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I have been nominated for many glorious awards recently and I was not able to do the posts for them. Please accept my apologies and thank you for thinking of me as worthy of those lovely awards 😊.

Rishabh nominated me for “the lovely blogger award”. He writes wonderfully and is going to start writing book reviews which I’m looking very much forward to !!

Rules:

7 RANDOM FACTS ABOUT ME

( Bonus facts to make up for other awards too! )

  1. I absolutely hate lizards and turn totally insane when the pesky little thing enters my room!!
  2. I love eating different cuisines and trying out new things.
  3. I am really good at making PowerPoint presentations.
  4. I love to do coding with python and Java in my free time.
  5. I love traveling.
  6. I am very much nocturnal.
  7. I love horses and giraffes ( we are very alike )  !!
  8. Snow…

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My Teenage WIP – Guest Post Over on BlondWriteMore!

Thank you to Lucy Mitchell over at BlondeWriteMore for having me over as a guest on her blog! Here I have opened up about that dreaded WIP of mine!!!

 

When one of my favourite bloggers contacted me to say she had a cracking guest post up her sleeve, I was so excited I did some high leg kicks and cartwheels in the garden. Sadly there is no photo evidence of this great celebration. Rita Bhatha from http://www.butismileanyway.com not only has a great blog but she […]

via My Teenage WIP – The Ups & Downs Of Trying To Write My First Draft #SundayBlogShare — BlondeWriteMore

Spidey’s Serene Sunday – Part 119

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“You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.” – Mahatma Gandhi

Here is a truly apt quote Spidey has found, thinking back to the happenings of the past week, here in the UK.

I know it may seem a very idealistic way to think, but surely we need to have this positivity and not lose hope that humanity has failed…

Watching a clip from the news earlier, it cemented some of my thoughts regarding the whole terrorist thing.

Earlier this week there was a vigil in Manchester for the victims of this atrocious attack. A Doctor, who is Muslim, was being interviewed. Her husband is a specialist surgeon, and upon hearing about the blast, he forgot everything and rushed to the hospital to help. After 12 hours helping out, he came back exhausted but pleased he could help.

Later in the day they received phone calls from fellow Muslim friends saying that they wanted to attend the vigil but were scared to go as they felt their headscarves would make them targets.

Because people hear about ISIS and the Islamic Extremist groups that have been responsible for so many recent attacks, there is a vast amount of folk who tar all Muslims with the same brush.

But this is so not the case! The majority of Muslim people I know condemn all these attacks and hold no belief even slightly similar to the thoughts of these monsters.

Yet a mosque was attacked that day too.

Does this not make the revenge attackers just as bad?

We need to stay focused, stay positive, and realise that there is a small amount of folk out to ruin the lives of many, not a whole race, or religious persuasion.

On this note, I say have a wonderful Sunday Peeps, stay safe!

TJ’s Household Haiku Challenge – Ancient & Weave

TJ has some great words and a beautiful photo for us again this week!

Gothic tracery at Salisbury Cathedral

Ancient & Weave

Here are my takes. The first using the photo and words.  The second and third inspired by the words.

Look towards Heaven
Beautiful ancient carving
Woven to delight

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The women of old
Weaving fabric to clothe all
Worked their fingers raw

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Dreams of ancient souls
Voices weaving through my thoughts
Guiding me through life

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Brown Skinned and British – #Manchester

I’m brown skinned and British
That’s what I am
Don’t label me by colour
Just see me, if you can
Don’t question my religion
Beliefs don’t mean a thing
Cos in the grander scheme of life
I’m jus’ a human being
So I may pray quite differently
And eat other types of food
But to label me a terrorist
You know that’s kinda rude
Get to know me, talk to me
And then I guess you’ll see
That there ain’t no difference
Between you an’ me
We need to live in harmony
And celebrate our quirks
Jus’ please don’t judge me
By the deeds of other jerks

Ritu 2015

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I’m lucky I haven’t experienced racism because of the acts of terrorism around the world, but I know of many innocent people who have been labelled, who have suffered because of their colour, and beliefs… Beliefs that don’t condone the acts of those who use the name of God to destroy lives.

These are just my words in solidarity with the majority of brown skinned British, who are just as horrified as their pink-skinned countrymen.

After the attack on Monday night in Manchester, we have heard of many acts of ‘revenge’ on innocent muslims who are just as horrified by the goings on of that night. But they are just like all the other Brits out there…

DON’T JUDGE FIRST….TAKE TIME TO LEARN A LITTLE… THEN MAKE YOUR JUDGEMENTS.

Peace out Peeps 😊

A poem from my book, Poetic RITUals, that is extremely apt this week… (available myBook.to/PoeticRITUals)

Author Zone, Ritu Bhathal, Poetic Rituals, Writer

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