If we were having hot chocolate…

…I would ask you to hand me the whipped cream

This post is based on a Writing101 prompt: update your readers over a cup of coffee and two SW30 questions.

If we were having hot chocolate or any beverage of your choice, I would like to know everything that has been going on with you. I would ask about your overall state, the people and pets you care most about, the activities that take up most of your time, your ongoing projects, and any acquaintances we might have in common.

If we were having hot chocolate, I would make it a point to make you update me on your life first, because there are many things I am excited about today and I wouldn’t want to hog the conversation.
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Dear television series

Maybe I should vlog it

This post is based on a Writing101 prompt: write your post as a letter.

Dear television series,

After much consideration, I decided it was time I wrote a post about you, and what better way to do so than to address you directly?

As you probably noticed, I have been attempting to distance myself from you in the past few weeks, limiting my TV time to two hours a day on average to make time for more useful activities. I hope you didn’t take it personally; I still love you, but you have to understand that there are other things in my life that require my attention. Some of them are even people, and not just characters.
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How to learn a language for free

Advice from a language learner to get you started

This post is based on a Writing101 prompt: select one comment you’ve left on another blog and expand on it in a post.

A few days ago, I discovered Lauren’s blog girlfindsnewplacesandfaces where she relates her adventures as a British au pair in France. In her latest post, she mentioned that she wanted to take classes and, after some inquiry in the comments, dropped the magic word: language! Since the language courses she had found were too expensive, I suggested a free alternative – using online resources – on which I would like to expand below.
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Being in a relationship sucks…

…when you can’t be with the person you love

This post is based on a Writing101 prompt: open your post with a blockquote, and on a SW30 prompt: describe a moment or a day when being single/married really sucked.

“This is love, she thought, isn’t it? When you notice someone’s absence and hate that absence more than anything? More, even, than you love his presence?” ― Jonathan Safran Foer, Everything Is Illuminated

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Look and you shall find

a.k.a. 6 quotes about looking

This post is based on a Writing101 prompt: choose an inspirational tweet, embed it, and write a response to it. I found a Twitter account that only shares quotes and decided on the keyword “look”. As no one quote inspired me enough to write a meaty post, I picked my top 6 quotes and shared my take on it.
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Places to go, languages to learn…

…and not enough time nor money!

This post is based on a Writing101 prompt: write a list – a list of things you like, of things you have learnt, or any kind of list. I set a timer for 30 minutes – as that was all the time I could spend on this assignment – and made a few lists of things I would like to happen. It wasn’t easy with a cat between me and the keyboard!
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Why I write and what I write about

a.k.a. Why I chose this tagline

This post is based on a Writing101 prompt: “why do you write?”

I write to clear my mind

I tend to think too much and let my thoughts affect my mood with unfortunate results. Everything seems to be fine one minute and I start crying or get angry the next. Any person witnessing this would think that I was crazy and needed to get back on my meds, but there is always a sensible reason behind these outbursts – usually fear, bad memories, or resentment that wouldn’t exist had I not overthought a situation.
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