Spidey’s Serene Sunday – Part 346 – Sunshine


“It never hurts to keep looking for sunshine.”

Winnie The Pooh (A.A. Milne)

Thanks, Spidey for finding a lovely quote from my favourite bear!

Yup, before you say it, I am late, again. That thing from last week? Time Management? Well, it was left totally unmanaged, yesterday! And when I woke this morning, the grocery shopping was calling, followed by grabbing a MacDonald’s breakfast for the family.

However, it is all done, my belly is full, and I am able to give you my full attention, now!

The thing about shunshine is, it is always there. The sun never goes away.

There are merely things that get in its way.

During the day, it’s still lighting our day, even behind the clouds that may try and mask it. At night, it may not be visible, but that sun is still busy, shining away, giving something else light, and working its way back to you.

Like life, and things you wish or hope for. uIt never hurts to keep looking for them, because they may be there, in front of you, but just masked by something else. And it’s our job to either move the obstacle, or have a little patience.

It’s all about our mindset. Things happen. Plans change. Every day. But, as long as we keep that level of positivity going, we will reach our goal, eventually. And we have to keep believing that.

So, do you have the patience to wait, or are you optimistic?


Wishing you a wonderfully peaceful Sunday, Peeps!

Spidey’s Serene Sunday – Part 313 – After The Storm


“If you want to see the sunshine, you have to weather the storm.”

Frank Lane

Gee, thanks, Spidey, for reminding us of this particular storm we are weathering!

But, still, the quote is right in that we hvae had to weather quite aa storm, and the sun does indeed appear to be breaking through the clouds.

Tomorrow, here in England, the first doors are opening, after this third lockdown.

And to be honest this one has been the toughest. The first time, no one had ever experienced anything like these restrictions before, here. The weather was beautiful, so even though we couldn’t live life as we knew it, we were able to still enjoy the great outdoors. The second one was more of a half hearted one.

But this one?

The starkness of winter, knowing we had missed Christmas and the promised family time, the dark mornings and early evenings, the cold. It was awful. On top of working from home, or being furloughed, trying to help children with their home learning, as a parent, and for us teachers, becoming more proficient in teaching our classes in a way we were never trained to do.

So, yes, I am hoping that tomorrow’s break in the clouds is the beginning of the storm coming to an end…

Fingers crossed!

So, if you are here in the UK, or anywhere else, how are you feeling about the possiblity of normality?

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Have a peaceful Sunday Peeps.   

Spidey’s Serene Sunday – Part 306 – Sunshine Hopes


“It never hurts to keep looking for sunshine.”


Oh, perfect, Spidey. And Winnie the Pooh and his friends never fail to provide quotes to make you think.

You’ve probbaly been fooled into thinking that Eeyore is that pessimistic character, who always searches out the doom and gloom, rather than the lighter side of life, but this quote proves otherwise.

A quote filled with hope, which is my word of the year.

It’s a take on the old, every cloud has a silver lining, isn’t it?

If we look hard enough, there is always a positive to pretty much any situation we find ourselves in. Granted, there arae times when it doesn’t seem possible, but when you look back on it, you might realise that glimmer of hope was always there, just waiting for you to realise it, and reach out and grab it.

I think you all pretty much know that I am that eternal optimist, and hope is always inside my heart.

Try and keep it in yours, too.

So… tell me, do you believe in silver linings?

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Have a peaceful Sunday Peeps.   

One-Liner Wednesday – #1LinerWeds Growing Shadows

See, the sun makes all things grow… not just sunflowers!

For Linda’s #1LinerWeds Challenge.


Sunshine On A Rainy Day!

On this damp day I got a wonderful ray of sunshine!!!
Janine of the blog Word Essence has nominated me for The Sunshine Blogger Award! Thank you so much, Janine, for thinking of me!



1) Thank the person that nominated you
2) Answer the questions you were given by the person who nominated you
3) Nominate some other bloggers for this award
4) Write the same amount of questions to the bloggers you have nominated
5) Notify the bloggers you have nominated

My questions :

1) How do you find inspiration for your work ?

Inspiration hits me in many different ways, from something I read, to something I see, or something I heard, or maybe remembered…

2) Name something you would never give up, and why.

I have to say my family here, I could never give my family up, for anything, they are the reason I am here, and the reason I am the person I am too!

3) Describe your perfect day

My perfect day would be with my family, and close friends, spending time relaxing, and enjoying precious time with them all!

4) How long have you been blogging for and what got you started?

I started blogging at the end of November 2014, after I was prompted to sign up, when I wanted to comment on a friend’s blog. I didn’t need to really start a blog, I could have just been a reader, but the temptation to write was so strong, it pulled me in and I haven’t stopped since!




Fannie Frankfurter

The Ninth Life

My Questions

  1. Why did you name your blog what you did?
  2. What is the biggest source of ‘sunshine’ in your life ? (Please… not THE SUN!!!!!!!!!)
  3. What would you prefer, a glitch to the WordPress site where you could only read others blogs, and not post, or write whatever you wanted, and not read others work?
  4. Why do you blog?

As always, please don’t feel obliged to accept but if you do, I really would love to know!

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