Monday, January 28, 2019

Write Tribe Reading Challenge 2019

It's been a while since I blogged but the Write Tribe Reading Challenge caught my eye.

Write Tribe Reading Challenge 2019

I've never done a reading challenge and don't know how it will go but I'm going to give it a go.

 I will commit to reading 24 books - 2 per month. Yikes, January is nearly gone and I've read only 1 so far.

And the prompts are - any 12 to be selected and completed. Hopefully not in any particular order.

  1. A book that is a Translation
  2. A book written by a Female author
  3. A book written by someone of a different nationality/color/ethnic group than you
  4. A book from the Man Booker Prize long-list (any year)
  5. A book from WWII time period
  6. A retelling of your favorite fairytale/classic
  7. A book featuring a hobby
  8. A book with a name in the title
  9. A book with orange cover
  10. A book set in a country that you visited/want to visit
  11. A book that was a gift
  12. A book with an animal in the title/cover
  13. A classic which you’ve never read
  14. A book your mom loves
  15. A book recommended by a celebrity
  16. A book on crime-solving
  17. A memoir
  18. A book with four words in title
  19. A book written by an author who is new to you
  20. A book which is a 2019 release
  21. A book made into a movie
  22. A book that has a mythical/imaginary creature
  23. A book you bought just because of its cover/a book with a beautiful cover
  24. A drama/poetry book
And we have to review one book per month on our blogs.

So let's see how I go.

Book #1 for Janurary completed - 7 Secrets of the Goddess by Devdutt Patnaik. Review coming up soon.


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Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Spring Is Such A Pretty Season #vlog #chaiwithsuzy #SuzysIlation

When I lived in Mumbai India, we had 2 very distinct seasons - Summer and Monsoon. I guess one could add Winter, but it wasn't really Winter - just a bit cooler than the rest of the year. It rained like crazy during the Monsoon and the rest of the year was sunny and dry.

The climate here in New Zealand is temperate so we don't have extremes of temperature, but we do have 4 distinct seasons. And it rains pretty much all year round.

Right now we are in the midst of Spring. Each season has its own charm and Spring for me is the pretty and colourful season.

But this is also the season of pollen and that can be quite annoying for those who suffer from hayfever.

Today I thought I would take you on a tour of my Spring Garden. So grab a cuppa and stroll through my garden with me.



On my youtube channel    https://youtu.be/NDBC5HY_ZP8


Hope you enjoyed my vlog and the blooms. I'm loving them and enjoying them as long as they last.

What's your favourite time of year? Share in the comments below

Written for:
#FridayReflections
#LifeThisWeek

Linking to:
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Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Best Friend Stories #LifeThisWeek #FridayReflections


picture prompt for Friday Reflections

Friends come in many shapes and sizes and there are so many best friend stories tucked away in memory, too many to relate.

But the best way I thought was to dedicate a song to each friend. So here goes.

For V - this is our song "You Got A Friend" by Carole King. We were in standard 10 when V's parents migrated to the US. She gave me a calendar with the words of this song. I still have that calendar in a box somewhere. Even across the miles it's as if there are no miles between us, my very special friend.

For R - I chose "When I Need You" by Leo Sayer R and I were in school together and at University. There are so many songs that could be dedicated to her but this is the one I chose in memory of those Uni days when two particular boys ruled our hearts.

For N - I chose "Sweet and Innocent" by Donny Osmond because this brings back memories of the young schoolgirls we were with our pigtails. N - still very sweet, perhaps not so innocent (I mean that in a nice way).

For A - I chose "I'll Meet You Halfway" by David Cassidy. A was a David Cassidy fan so it's most appropriate to choose a DC number and this is my favourite one.

For A2 - Whenever I think of A2 during our teenage years, I remember the songs by Lena Zavaroni, so for A2 I chose "Ma He's Making Eyes At Me". A2 threw the best parties ever and we had so much fun.

For S D R and myself - The gang of 4 at Uni - I chose "My Heart Will Go On" by Celine Dion - Still in touch with each other, still as if we were never apart even though S is in London, D in Mumbai, and R and myself in NZ but in different cities.

Hope you enjoyed my best friend stories told through songs. I won't be sharing any pictures because I'm not sure they would want their pics splashed across the web.

Remembering the good times is what I love about life this week. The memories always make me smile and recalling those moments make me feel like I'm there all over again.

I was going to vlog this but unfortunately ran out of time.

What's a best friend story that you can never forget - share in the comments below.

Written  for:
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#FridayReflections (Picture Prompt)

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