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My Top 10 Blog Posts/Pages in 2016

By The WebNo Comments

I’ve had a look at my stats to discover my top 10 blog posts/pages this year. Here is the list, click any title or image below to be taken to the blog post/page in a new tab or window:

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Reader Survey 2016

By The Web, Thinking4 Comments

Hi all,

Welcome to the Reader Survey 2016! I try to do a Reader Survey once a year, as your feedback is vital. I like to know a bit about my readers, what you like and what you dislike. I want to improve my offer to you and write about things you find interesting.

Previously I’ve used Survey Monkey, but this year I’m using a WordPress Plugin called WP-Polls. The advantage with this plugin is that it can be put on the sidebar, set on random display, so that readers can answer one quick question.

For those of you who want to complete the full Readers Survey 2016, here it is with just 13 questions:


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A Random List of Things I Like & That Make Me Feel Good

By Happiness & JoyNo Comments

Here’s a random list of things I like and things that make me feel good:

  • Quality time with my family & friends.
  • Reading – being transported into a different life or world by an Author.
  • Being Creative.
  • Writing.
  • Having an adventure – such as the one I’m having at the moment in India.
  • Spending time walking in nature on bright and warm Summer’s days. Places like Rivington an Wales.
  • Watching shows, performances and gigs.
  • Laughing.
  • Making others laugh.
  • Caring for others.
  • When people write ‘Love you Always’ in a card.
  • Receiving a message that makes me smile.
  • People smiling.
  • Complements.
  • Small acts of kindness.
  • Waking up pain-free.
  • Having such a good conversation that I loose track of the time.
  • Watching a film that makes me so happy or sad that I cry.
  • Easing another’s suffering.
  • Sunshine.
  • Warm weather.
  • Blogging.
  • Sunbathing.
  • Naps.
  • A long, hot and relaxing bath.
  • Listening to music in the bath.
  • Birthday cards.
  • When someone says: ‘I just saw this and thought of you.’
  • New notebooks, especially Paperchase ones.
  • Seeing a sunset.
  • Uni-ball pens in various colours.
  • Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream.
  • Intimacy.
  • Pop music.
  • Lit Yankee Candles.
  • Low lighting.
  • A new hair cut.
  • New clothes.
  • New technology devices.
  • Playing Civilization 5.
  • Dancing.
  • Imagining having tea with Gandalf, Dumbledore and Mary Poppins.
  • Waking up after a good night’s sleep.
  • Having no where to be and nothing to do.
  • Watching Victoria Wood, French & Saunders, Lilly Savage, Jack Whitehall and Russell Howard stand-up again and again. To the point where I know the script word for word.
  • Colouring in – focusing on staying in the lines.
  • Carrot Cake.
  • Nice coffee – in particular a Starbucks hazelnut latte or Douwe Egberts.
  • Cinnamon buns.
  • Looking through old photos.
  • Looking through Memory Boxes.
  • Unexpected, spontaneous dinners and meals out.
  • Chocolatey goodness.
  • Cinema trips.
  • Sweet Popcorn.
  • Finding a pound in the pocket of your winter coat, the first time you come to wear it as the weather gets colder.
  • Imagining that I live in the countryside, in a nice small cottage with a well-stocked larder.
  • Imagining what I’d do if I won the euro millions jackpot.
  • Re-living happy memories in my mind.
  • A brew.
  • Doing a good job, in whatever I’m doing.
  • Films that capture my imagination or make me feel something.
  • Watching musicals.
  • Imagining being able to fly.
  • Crystals.
  • Dinosaurs and everything dinosaur-related.
  • Minions and everything minion-related.
  • Watching wildlife documentaries, where animals show love and care towards one another.
  • Writing lists.

What are some of the things you like? What makes you feel good? Leave a comment below.

Blog soon,


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The Adventure of a Lifetime – Going to India

By Adventures, Friends & Family, Happiness & Joy, Inspiration, Life, Love & Relationships, TravelNo Comments

My Travels: India – The Adventure of a Lifetime

Today, right at this moment, I’m on a flight for the adventure and experience of a lifetime in India.

So how did this happen? Well…before I start, let me just say something about being a Writer.

Sometimes you write something, for yourself because you feel it needs to be written and put it out there expecting no sort of reaction from anyone who happens to read it. But then, for some bizarre reason, people connect to what you’ve wrote and like and comment on it. This was what happened when I wrote my recovery from depression blog post.

A good friend, who I haven’t seen or really spoken to for a number of years was among the commenters on my recovery from depression. We got talking and he very kindly invited me to India to share in his happiness; as he’s going to India to marry his gorgeous and wonderful fiancée.

I’m going for a week and will get to experience an Indian Wedding, see what life is like for Indian’s in New Delhi and finishing off with a visit the Taj Mahal.

I’ve been really excited since I booked the flights. It will be immense. There’s been so much to sort that I wrote a list:
Tick Box Bullet Point Immunisations
Tick Box Bullet Point Tourist Visa
Tick Box Bullet Point Flights
Tick Box Bullet Point Megabus down to London
Tick Box Bullet Point Travel from Victoria Coach Station, London to Heathrow Airport.
Tick Box Bullet Point Travel Insurance
Tick Box Bullet Point Medication Letter
Tick Box Bullet Point Borrow a Suitcase
Tick Box Bullet Point New Clothes:


Some New T-Shirts


New Vests 1


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New clothes: T-shirt and Shorts

Now that everything has been sorted and I’m off on the flight, all that’s left is to enjoy and take plenty of photos. I’ll write all about India when I return.

Write soon,


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