My Picks Of The Week 2017 – #16

Can’t believe another week has flown by. By now I’m one year older and maybe even a year wiser and more mature. It was a good and busy week and I’m sure happy for this weekend. I’m sure it will pass by way too fast though. Here are a couple of posts that caught my eye this week and I hope you enjoy reading them as much as I did. If you ever feel like one of your posts need a special mention, feel free to share in the comments. I’m a bit short in time at the moment so most likely miss out on some great reads and always happy to be pointed in the right direction.

I hope you had a fantastic week and will enjoy a very happy weekend with all the people you love the most 🙂

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My Picks Of The Week 2017 – #15

Happy Easter

Wishing you all a very happy Easter weekend. Enjoy the extra days off and whatever you do. We will be heading out for a hike with friends soon and everyone is looking forward to it. For the rest of the long weekend nothing massive is planned, so I guess it’s about being a bit lazy, spending time together and getting ready for the week to come.

Have a happy weekend you all and hope you enjoy the following posts as much as I did when reading and if you have time, join my “Easter Party” 🙂

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My Picks Of The Week 2017 – #14

Sometimes I wonder if the weekend should really be seen as the end of the week or rather like the start of the week. Maybe that would give us more freedom? I mean of course it’s defined as the end of the week, but then how nice would it be to start he week with some days off? Anyway, my week has been a busy one in a good way. Lots of time spent with the kids and their friends doing fun stuff.

So while I personally had a great time, I look at the world and see what others had to go through.

So much bad stuff going on in this world again at the moment. I wonder if it will ever end. Rather than learning from all the bad things and making a decision to not not react with violence anymore and turn things around there is war after war, aggression after aggression. Most likely it is a pipe dream that you can fight hate with kindness without being run over. Maybe it is necessary to attack attackers. But then it also breeds more hate, more revenge, more pain.

My heart goes out to everyone who lost someone due to hate and pain and revenge. To everyone who is now a victim of this hate and revenge and mindless violence. I hope that in their pain they will realize that violence is not the solution. But how is it possible? How can you lose everyone close to you and not hate? How can you not want to punish the responsible people? How can you fight these thoughts and remain “normal”?

I hope you had a fantastic week and will enjoy a wonderful weekend. Remember to smile and enjoy and be kind. Stay safe 🙂

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My Picks Of The Week 2017 – #13


Yesterday I took my warm vest out for the first time this year. While watching my daughter’s soccer team play a friendly in preparation for their upcoming season I felt the warm sun on my back and the chill in the air. There will be many of days like this now. Until it gets really cold. In a way it was interesting that the first day you feel you have to wrap up was the last day of March. The first term is over. Tomorrow we will wind back our clocks. I’m looking forward to it. I feel like I need this time of the year now. Feel like I need to days to be shorter. I’m ready for having to switch the lights on early in the evening. I feel like it’s the time to focus inward, at least for a little bit.

I hope your week has been good to you. Most of you will experience the opposite and I bet you guys can’t wait for longer and warmer days. I hope you get some of it over the weekend. Some nice sunny and warm weather. Have a very happy weekend you all 🙂

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My Picks Of The Week 2017 – #12

Image result for quotes beautiful week

Another week has passed and honestly it has been a busy but also a good one. Over the last weeks I got to know some people that I knew before much better and I can say that I found some new good friends. My life will go back to normal again now and I’m actually looking forward to have my time back.

Here are the posts I enjoyed reading the most this week. The list is again a bit short as I simply didn’t manage to read as many posts as I would have wanted to. I hope you will enjoy and please, stick around on their blog for a bit longer and discover more. Have a happy weekend you all 🙂

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My Picks Of The Week 2017 – #11

Image result for quotes when we watch the time fly by

Let’s just not get there and mention that already 11 weeks have passed in 2017… it would give everything a slightly negative touch. Bottom line is that we have no influence on time whatsoever. The hours pass by with us wanting them too or not. It’s what we make of it that makes a difference.

Frankly, I think that’s my issue at the moment. I feel like I’m not spending that amount of quality time with the ones that are important to me. I will have to change that again and it’s something I definitely plan on doing now.

I hope this week treated you well and that you will have a happy weekend you all. Make the best of it 🙂

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My Picks Of The Week 2017 – #10

We entered a long weekend in our part of Australia. I find it interesting to observe how the “spirit” of people change when approaching a long weekend. On one side they seemed rushed because they feel like they need to finish things, on the other side they feel relaxed by only just thinking about the extra day off. Interesting how one single day can make a difference.

Here are my picks of this week, posts I enjoyed reading. I hope you will too and while you visit their blog have a longer look around. Might as well be that you discover other great posts while there. I hope your week treated you well and that you all will have a very happy weekend 🙂

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My Picks Of The Week 2017 – #9

I find myself wondering where the week has gone once again. It was a week filled with lovely moments (and some other ones too but let’s not hang on to those too much…). I can’t believe that we have entered the 3rd month of the year already and with it we have moved into a new season.

So here is my list of posts I enjoyed reading a lot this week. I apologize for it not being longer, which also means that I have not been able to read a lot of posts. Things will calm down in April again. Having said that, April also marks the month of the A to Z Challenge. A great blog challenge that I have participated for the first time last year and really enjoyed. Am honestly looking forward to covering the alphabet again in form of a post.

Anyway, hope the week treated you well and that you will have a very happy weekend, you all 🙂

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My Picks Of The Week 2017 – #8

You know how we say that time flies by? Today I had this interesting feeling when realizing that it’s Saturday once again and the end of February is only just around the corner. But then what I did last Saturday at the same time already seems so far away. Time is indeed a very interesting and fascinating concept and I can see why a man like Einstein was so intrigued by it. I can see why we would love to figure out how it works. We figured out a lot over the last centuries… but will we ever figure out something so complex as time? I doubt it.

Anyway, here are the posts I enjoyed reading the most over the last week. I hope you all had a great week and are looking forward to a wonderful weekend. Happy weekend you all 🙂

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My Picks Of The Week 2017 – #7

Hello my lovely virtual friends near and far. I hope you had a great week and that the weekend will hold something great for you. I just realized that we are slowly heading into fall over here. The weather has been fantastic the last couple of days. Nice and warm and cooling down in the evening. Just the way I like it. I found some great posts again that I’d like to share with you today. I hope you enjoy reading and please look up some other posts of the bloggers. There is usually much more to be discovered than just one post.

Have a very happy weekend you all 🙂

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