Also during January – there were a lot of red hearts circulating on Facebook. People were asking each other to post a heart on their Facebook wall to honor breast cancer awareness. Call me cynical but I don’t understand the point of this sort of thing. We all know about breast cancer. How does posting red love hearts actually help? One breast cancer survivor, Erin Smith Chieze, decided to help women fight breast cancer in a different way with Know Your Lemons. I thought it was a brilliant idea and definitely worth sharing. Read More »
I was very late to the party in December, sneaking back to Blogland just before the month was out. However, I have been busy catching up on all your posts. I’m sure I’ve missed some interesting stuff. Here are some of the highlights I did manage to catch up on –Read More »
Little Treasures from Blogland is a new themed post for Cultivating Time, which I hope to have on a monthly basis. This is where I will be sharing some of the great posts written by my fellow bloggers. I follow a lot of blogs and every month, I try hard to find the time to read other people’s posts. There are always some stand out posts that capture my attention. So here are my March Little Treasures from Blogland –
My Sentiments From the Clouds by Justbluedutch – a brilliant post with some gorgeous cloud photos. This is such a useful way of looking at your worries and responding to worries.
Napoleon Xylophone by NapoleonSplit – it was really lovely to have a fellow blogger recommend a book to me in their post. The book Napoleon Xylophone sounds very intriguing. I love the book cover. I will definitely have to check this book out.
My Day at Hogawarts by Leaves et Livres – this is a place I really want to visit. It looks so much fun – full of magic and escapism.
Paint Nite by An Historian About Town – I really wish there was a paint nite local to me. Here’s a great step by step to creating your own art piece.
Village in the Sky by Cobgoddess – this is a lovely post where Cobgoddess introduces the idea of the Village in the Sky. I am truly honored to be a member. I love this idea.
Draw Your Future by Life As A Potpourri – I hadn’t seen this Ted Talk – Draw Your Future. A really interesting idea and extension on the idea of vision boards.
Unplug Relax and Enjoy by Creating Branches – a great post looking at taking time for self-care and letting joy and peace flow into your life. I really like the thought provoking questions raised in this post.
The Lady in the Van – I was fortunate enough to see the play written by Alan Bennett, The Lady in the Van, at the theatre some years ago. It was brilliant so I have been looking froward to the film for some time. I also really enjoyed the film. It was heartwarming, entertaining, funny and heartbreaking. Maggie Smith, who plays Mary Shepard, is excellent throughout. I think she is an amazing actress. The film captured a time and a place in the UK really well. It tells the true story of Mary Shepherd, an elderly woman who lived in a dilapidated van on Bennett’s driveway in London for 15 years. It’s an incredible story about an incredible woman.
The Man Fom U.N.C.L.E – I also really enjoyed this film. I have not seen the original mid-to-late 1960s television series of the same name, so I just had to take this at face value. I loved atmosphere of the film – very sleek and 1960’s. I’m not generally a big fan of spy films (having never managed to sit through an entire James Bond film) but this was an entertaining spy caper that didn’t seem to take itself too seriously. International intrigue and escapist fun, that doesn’t depend on having any foreknowledge of the original series in order to enjoy this new adventure.
So if you are one of those wonderful people who take the time to read my blog posts you will know that I have now been nominated 3 times for the Liebster Award. Thus far, I have nominated 33 of my fellow bloggers for the Liebster Award. One of the questions I asked my fellow bloggers was –
My blog is called Cultivating Time – what quote or saying about time do you like?
Here’s the quotes about time that the Liebster Award nominees shared –Read More »