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Three Things Thursday

Happy Three Things Thursday  I hope you are well? Below my little list of gratitude for the week, Unspoken Words. I woke up a few days ago with this quote from my best friend: sometimes the people who are thousands of miles away from you can make you feel better than the people right beside you.  She is currently going through something really difficult and I’ve felt really guilty for not being able to be there for her. So this message means the world! Knowing that despite the distance, she still feels like I am helping is a really good feeling. A Healthy Distraction: in Books. There’s no better feeling when everything is a little hectic, than finding a healthy distraction for a moment or two. Mine right now is the book I’m reading, Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell. It’s beautifully written and I’m enjoying the fact that even though I’m more than halfway through, I still have no idea how it’ll end. Recommend a read, even if you REALLY hate cheesy YA books.. Positive …

Contemplation, Week 11

Hello! Welcome to week 11 of Contemplation, where Desley from musings of a frequent flying scientist, chooses a prompt from her Kikki.K  A Sentence a Day Journal and invites us to share our response. Feels good to have this wonderful series back after a few weeks off. * my post from Week 10, here * Today’s prompt: What’s the next book you’re going to read? Before I get to what’s next, a little about my current read which is Rainbow Rowell’s sweet story Eleanor & Park. Although I’m nowhere near finished yet, so far I’m enjoying it and it’s brought up feelings of nostalgia about my first love story, when I was 14. The way the characters talk about falling in love and describe it in quirky metaphors has struck a chord with me and surprised me. Definitely recommend giving it a read if you fancy a break from ‘’grown up‘’ stories and want to dive back in time for a moment. Back to today’s question, my next book is between: The Life Changing Magic of Tidying …

Japan Diaries: My First Baseball Game

My previous knowledge of baseball had mainly come from one of my favourite books, The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach. I’d highly recommend a read EVEN if you don’t particularly like baseball, because it’s about so much more than that! Couple the book with the fact that Mr Cheerful and friends had told me about their experience last year, meant I had quiet high expectations of my first game. Who did we see? The Chiba Lotte Marines (千葉ロッテマリーンズ),  they are a professional baseball team in Japan’s Pacific League based in Chiba City, and are owned by the Lotte corporation. Fun Fact: In 2010, the Marines clinched third place on the last day of the season to earn a berth into the Climax Series. They went on to become the first third place team to ever win the Climax Series, and faced off with the Chunichi Dragons in the 2010 Japan Series. The Marines defeated the Dragons in seven games, composed of four wins, two losses, and one tie, winning their second Japan Series in under ten …

Contemplation, Week 9

Happy Tuesday! And welcome to week 9 of Contemplation, where Desley from musings of a frequent flying scientist, chooses a prompt from her Kikki.K A Sentence a Day Journal and invites us to share our response. * My post from last week, here. * Today’s prompt: What’s your favourite topic of conversation. Think by now you’ve probably guessed that I’ll have more than ONE answer. First topic is about people. Any conversation that has some form of human connection to it has the ability to hold my attention for hours and hours! It is such a diverse topic and can take you from discussing relationships, to what makes someone a psychopath. Which is a conversation I had recently, and ended up speaking about for an unhealthy amount of time, it was a really interesting though! I think that growing up I was always curious about people and trying to figure them out, I guess that curiosity never left. So topics to do with us mere mortals, I guess is probably my favourite. A close second would be …

Three Things Thursday

Happy Three Things Thursday  ,I hope your week has been all sorts of wonderful and if not, it’s almost the weekend so hang in there, you’re doing just fine! This week was slightly quieter but still a breath of fresh air, which I am thankful for. Moments that made me smile, Impromptu Game Sesh. Went to the mall for our weekly food shop and bumped into a friend who was out with his gf. The mall has an arcade so we ended up playing a Mario Olympic game … that I lost. And then Street Fighter (5 I think) which I WON …. yay! Had so much fun… next time I’m coming for you, Mario. READ ME. Even though I am one book behind on my challenge, I’m enjoying taking time out to read. Super late to this thrilling party (see what I did there), but just finished The Girl on the Train. Took me a while because I didn’t want people to accidentally let anything slip. I won’t do that to you here and will only …

Contemplation, Week 4

Hello! And welcome to Week 4 of Contemplation. Thanks again to Desley from musings of a frequent flying scientist, for starting the Contemplation series. Each week Desley chooses a prompt from her Kikki.K A Sentence a Day Journal and invites us to share our response. Here are my posts from Week one + two + three. This week’s prompt: Name one thing you should do more often. There’s always something that I wish I could do more often for example, Relax because stress no matter how big or a small a problem is never healthy but has in the last few months become my middle name. I’m working on changing this but as usual I wanted results yesterday. Read because I have fond memories of growing up, spending my time escaping into books and how happy it made me. I miss that feeling! Write because one day (soon) I want to finish writing a book. But that will never happen unless I actually start writing something. Exercise mainly because I am tired of hearing myself complain about the way I look. …

Contemplation, Week 2

Hello! Hope you are well? Super excited to share week 2 with you. Thanks again to musings of a frequent flying scientis, for starting Contemplation. Each week Desley chooses a prompt from Kikki.K A Sentence a Day Journal and invites us to share our response. My first week’s post here. I think this prompt fits perfectly with the tone of how I’m feeling on this gloomy Monday: What would you attempt if you knew you couldn’t fail? I must admit that it was a bit difficult to answer for many reasons, the major one being it’s not just failure that I’m afraid of, but also the other F … Feedback. If there was any guarantee that success was on the other side, I would definitely finish up a few of my stories. For as long as I can remember I’ve loved writing stories, sometimes I read them and laugh but other times, I feel a little sad that I didn’t finish them. It could have the potential to be something great, if only I worked harder …