Category: life,

Day 23 – write a letter to someone, anyone.

My letter is to the kind readers of this blog:

dear reader,

thanks so much for reading and following this blog, when there are so many blogs in this world.

I wanted to blog as a learning experience, and it’s certainly been that. I have found participation in the 30 day blog challenge both eye opening and it’s made me think. Now I think of things from another perspective, and I look outside myself.

My brain thinks about my next blog post, and I find it a good distraction from more unpleasant things.

If you are scared of blogging, I’m here to tell you it’s not scary. It’s fun and stimulates the brain.

If you’ve been blogging a while, and feel jaded, I suggest doing a blog challenge such as this, perhaps find a friend who wants to get back into blogging or is keen to start a new one, and just go for it.

Sometimes, it’s not the amount of followers, but the way in which one blogs that is the prize.

If you’ve read this far, thank you!

I deeply appreciate you!

Cheryl xxx



3 lessons you want your children to learn from you

My son is called Myran, and I’m beyond proud of his achievements.

The three lessons I’d like Myran to learn from me are:

Whatever others think of you is there business, not yours. If people think your hair is too long, or other thing (whatever it is!) then hey ho, that’s their problem. It’s your life, no one can tell you what to do, the buck stops with you!

Respect yourself!

Be honest with yourself, love yourself, and be kind. Yes I know that’s 5 things!

All of them are important you know!

Day 14 – list your favourite movies you never get tired of watching

I really don’t watch many films, mainly because i cant sit still long enough and I get bored!

So this will be a short list, lol!

In no order of preference –

Terminator (the original one) – just love the story, and effects.

The Vampire Lestat – music and story. effects rubbish! 🙂

I robot – brilliant story line, although I’m petrified of robots!!! (seriously)

Frozen – great story line and totally immersive escapism.


Days #12 &#13 – Blessings/excitement

Ooops I didn’t post yesterday’s challenge!

So, yesterday was 5 Blessings:

1. My husband Reg, who is always a blessing!

2. My friends. You can’t choose your family but you can choose your friends. My friends are my family, and yesterday I had such a funny, yet healing conversation with my friend Sasha on what’s app , that it reminded me of the blessing of friendship.

3. The internet. Without it I’d be very lonely. It’s both a curse and a blessing- there are days that I wish it had never been invented, because it can be invasive (if you let it!) but without it I’d be lost. A whole world lives inside my iPad 🙂

4. Bananas. Yes, really! I’ve had trouble eating lately, but I can eat bananas. I’m not over fond, but at least I can eat them, it’s saved all manner of problems! 🍌🍌🍌

5. My little doggie. He really is a beautiful soul, and teaches me so much about life.

Day #13 – what excites you at the moment ?

Well, all of the stuff that excites me right now, I don’t want to air publicly.

Life excites me right now. There was a time when it didn’t.

Now I have found art, and meaning to life, and I explore different avenues of thought, I journal, I see life in colour. What’s not to be excited about?

Day #10 – Write about something you feel strongly.

Ok, I’ve decided to do this as an Open Letter,

So, dear World Leaders

I want to write to you today about war.

War is a waste of life, resources and energy.

Just STOP.

Can’t we live in peace? Are things that bad that one must kill another?

We are all human. Everyone that dies as a consequence of war is someone’s child.

What are we fighting for?

It’s so sad that the human race can’t put hate and issues aside, and put love first.

I believe there’s a better way, don’t you?

Day #9 – post some words of wisdom that speak to you

Robin Williams is one of my heroes, because I could relate to him, and I like the way he thought and the depth of the films he made. He left a great legacy, not only in films, but also in quotes.

Here are two that really speak to me.

I’ve known people who make me feel like this, and some still do.

I’ve been there, and I do struggle with worth, so I get this, in my very soul.

What quotes speak to you?

Day #8 – share something you struggle with

There are many things I struggle with on a daily basis, I think one impacts me the most is – the struggle of knowing that my art is any good.

Primarily, I do art for me, and I do share what I’ve done because art deserves to be seen. However, I worry that it’s not as good as others I’ve seen.

I know comparison is the thief of joy, and I try to live in joy as much as possible:) but… I see a beautiful picture, and I look at my own art and realise how far I have to go! Really I should be looking at how far I’ve come!

At least my struggle isn’t life threatening, and it doesn’t stop me from doing something I love.

It is a struggle I can learn from, and apply to other aspects of my life:)

Do you struggle with anything?

Day #7 – 10 songs I’m in love with right now

Well, I’ll have to list my favourite songs  of all time since I don’t follow current music:)

1. Sound of Silence- Disturbed

2. Inner Light – Jay Chattaway

3. Mitchell – David Lee Brown

4. There is a dream – Denean

5. White Lines – Grandmaster Flash and Melle-Mel

6. Take on me – Aha

7. Born to Run – Bruce Springsteen

9. Annie’s Song – John Denver

10. Heart of glass – Blondie

I’m sure all of these can be listened to on you tube with the exception of Mitchell which is on Bandcamp. It’s also available for purchase there.

What songs would you choose?

Day #6 – 5 ways to win my heart ❣

Really,  the best way to win my heart is to show kindness and by being nice, but for the purpose of this blog post, and just for fun – although there’s some truth in this list:

1 bring me chocolate 😜

2 take me shopping (ikea/hobbycraft/the range 😁)

3 don’t complain- there’s nothing more annoying than constant complaining- it doesn’t spark joy in my heart.

4 be grateful. Gratitude is such a simple thing, it’s free and anyone can do it. We have much to be grateful for, if we stop to think about it.

5 Did I mention chocolate 🍫? 😍😍😍😍

I really enjoyed doing this, what brings your heart joy?