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Cultivating Imagination During Tough Times


A creative writer needs to stimulate their imagination to enable them to express with words their flair and comprehension.  Stimulating the creative part of our humanity also can be of great assistance when we are faced with certain uncomfortable life situations. ****   I met a young woman in the waiting-room of the Radium Clinic.   …… Continue reading Cultivating Imagination During Tough Times

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Find Your Unique Writing Voice- Part 7: Doing More Than You Thought You Could


Photo by cottonbro on Pexels.com      I completed a book.             I told a story.         It is probably not the best story and will never become famous, but I wrote it.        From notes and comments in notebooks the story and the people became real.  I became committed to the folks in the…… Continue reading Find Your Unique Writing Voice- Part 7: Doing More Than You Thought You Could

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A Surprise….2021 Goal


2021 A Writing Goal.  This goal has taken my breath away.     It is and was something I never wanted to do.  Suddenly I sensed in the night there was a goal I needed to aim for. It is to be the story of my life, without bringing in heritage or legacy issues, the absolute truth…… Continue reading A Surprise….2021 Goal

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What are Your Blog Goals?


Happy new year! I hope you have had an enjoyable New Year so far! I have been enjoying a break to reflect and determine how to best move forward. As I was reading other bloggers goals for 2021, it made me wonder what are your blog goals for this year? What are the things you…… Continue reading What are Your Blog Goals?

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How to Meet Your Blogging Goals


I don’t write everyday. I wish I did but I don’t. Life happens. I’ve said that phrase this year more times than I can count. Yet, I chose this year to dive back into blogging after a long (and busy) hiatus.  This year, I’m focusing on consistent and quality content. It seems that you are doing…… Continue reading How to Meet Your Blogging Goals

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Find Your Unique Writing Voice- Part 4


 Finding my voice.  Once I discovered that writing for me was a gift I needed to nurture, I stopped thinking perhaps it was to be my source of income. I stopped imagining writing a ‘best seller’ or changing the world. I stopped thinking, in fact, writing was to BE my life. This is one vital…… Continue reading Find Your Unique Writing Voice- Part 4

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Find Your Unique Writing Voice- Part 3


Like an unsharpened pencil.   I still did not find my own voice. I thought working on a newspaper would lead me to fulfill my writing dreams. I loved newspaper life. I loved the pace and the ever changing of news day by day. I loved working with journalists. I worked for a season as a…… Continue reading Find Your Unique Writing Voice- Part 3

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Find Your Unique Writing Voice- Part 2


I always wanted to be a Journalist. A Reporter, as they were called when I was young, carried a certain quality of excitement and adventure. Superman always rescued Lois Lane, who with cub reporter Jimmy Olson, worked on the Daily Mail. The life of newspaper people inspired me, particularly because I loved to write, and…… Continue reading Find Your Unique Writing Voice- Part 2

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Find Your Unique Writing Voice- Part 1


                        English author Edward Bulwer-Lytton wrote this in 1839. He came to understand that the written word had the power to destroy, to influence in both destructive or positively life-enhancing ways the society around him. This gives ordinary folk like you and me a great life-time challenge. How do we find our own unique writing…… Continue reading Find Your Unique Writing Voice- Part 1

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Little Girl…


Little girl who once filled with big dreams, who saw the world through lenses of wonders and magic; a world of impossibilities and happy endings. Little girl once filled with childlike wonder, relentless, hopeful and certain that she could and would conquer all. Little girl with ideas which limits surpassed the stars, little girl filled…… Continue reading Little Girl…

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Be Creative and Dream Big!


Welcome fellow creators! Do you dream of taking your passion and creating a new future, but something holds you back? You’re not alone. And yes, it is possible… Read on to be inspired, and hopefully, by the end of the post you’ll have the motivation to finally get started.

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A Magnificent Challenge


Thanks Faye, Thanks Fairen, São Martinho do Porto (SMP) is  a quiet village at about 12 miles from where I live,  with the exception of July and especially August, when it´s almost impossible to park and get peace…I love it during Winter, Autumn and Spring because I can walk on my own on an almost desert beach and feel the wind…… Continue reading A Magnificent Challenge

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Writer Wednesday Challenge: Find Something Beautiful in the Ordinary


We were challenged by Faye to find “something beautiful in your ordinary life this week.” Although, the picture below is not from this week, it doesn’t fail to make me smile. This year, I have decided that I wanted to try grow vegetables. Come to find out, I was a bit too late to start…… Continue reading Writer Wednesday Challenge: Find Something Beautiful in the Ordinary

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Q&A


I´ve published  this post for the first time on April 13, 2015, but I believe that those Q&A can still be useful for our readers and followers Often our readers ask us us on various topics. Here are 5 questions and my personal answers 1.Clearly I am not easily inspired .. Dang We all have moments of great inspiration, but sometimes we have the dilemma of…… Continue reading Q&A

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What Do We Drink On Christmas Eve And On Christmas Day Here In Portugal


Last week I wrote about what we eat, today I will write about what we drink: Usually we drink red wine and Portugal has excellent red wines – Barca Velha and Pêra-Manca are the most famous, but their high price does not make them accessible to the majority of us (a bottle can cost around…… Continue reading What Do We Drink On Christmas Eve And On Christmas Day Here In Portugal

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What Do We Eat On Christmas Eve And On Christmas Day Here In Portugal


Traditionally, the Christmas Eve (known as “Consoada” a word that comes from the Latin word Consolare (“to comfort”) supper consists of abstaining from meat dishes. Most of the families eat salted codfish with boiled potatoes and  vegetables, adding olive oil and vinegar or lemon juice, but in some parts of Portugal the tradition is to…… Continue reading What Do We Eat On Christmas Eve And On Christmas Day Here In Portugal

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Why Do You Follow Us ?


There are millions of blogs which each of us have never heard of, and lots of them are for sure great, but we don´t follow them because we don´t realize that they exist… Each one of us follows some blogs (1, 2, 5, 10 no matter the figure). Beyond the blogs in which I am…… Continue reading Why Do You Follow Us ?

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Things (so help me God) I will never post about


Of course everyone can post about everything, but I´ve got my own limits. Apart from explicit content (no mather its origin), it can be social, racial, religious or sexual violence, there are a few more subjects I avoid: There are dozens of posts where parents claim that their kids are some kind of genius. Of course they…… Continue reading Things (so help me God) I will never post about