Going Colourtastic – Screen Freedom

Screen Freedom  is another new category for Cultivating Time. Screen Freedom is about exploring activities that will give me a break from using a screen.

Our modern day lifestyles feel like they revolve around the use of technology and screen based devices. My work-life includes daily use of a laptop and a work mobile phone. The world of the internet does include some amazing, fascinating stuff but it’s easy to get lost on the internet and it definitely swallows time. I can easily loose myself for a whole evening. There are some times when my brain and my body is seeking time away from screens and technology. This is one of the main reasons I read paperback fiction books as apposed to e-reader devices.

So for my first post on the theme of Screen Freedom I am exploring the current popular activity of colouring. Yes folks, its time to embrace your inner colourtastic (made up word but I like it!)

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What’s the value in reading fiction?

One of my tasks/ goals for 2016 was to read more – I Spy Book Challenge 2016 

I’m a fan of audio books. I regularly listen on my mp3 – walking the dog, doing housework, soaking in the bath and in bed before sleep. Listening to books is going great – it’s reading books that is not quite going to plan.

I have a small bookcase seriously over flowing with fiction books. There are some books I am looking forward to reading. But I just don’t seem to be making time in my life to read books. Admittedly, when I have free time to read, there is now a tendency to go to my WordPress Reader to explore other people’s blogs and support my fellow bloggers. In the modern world there is a a lot of options for escapism and distraction – the massive world of the internet, box sets, films galore and of course blogs, blogs and more blogs. I want to find space in my life for books.

In an attempt to remind myself of the value of reading fiction, I am exploring the benefits of reading fiction. Read More »

Colour My World – Going Crayontastic

January and February can be a bit dreary weather wise. Everywhere can look a bit bland and bare once all the festive decorations have gone. So to brighten my world, I’m going crazy with some crayons. I have signed up to:badge

Who knew there were so many crayon colours. Wow it’s ‘crayontatsic’ (new / made up word).Read More »