Tell Me Something Good #2

Last week I asked you to tell me something good. Your response was fantastic and it put such a big smile on my face that aide idea to do it again.

Actually I decided that it would be a good way to start the week on a regular base and make a weekly feature out of it. So as it is Monday morning already in Australia here’s what I’d like you to do:

Mention something that you consider being good in the comments or in a post you write on your blog (please link it to this page so I don’t miss out and to be sure that everyone gets to read it share the link in the comments below). Something good that happened to you recently, or something good you will experience in a little while, or something you are looking forward to. Something that makes you feel good. Something you want to be good, something you expect to turn out good.

Whatever comes to your mind! This is about sharing something positive.

Now it’s my turn to tell you something good:

“It’s ANZAC Day (a public holiday) and although everyone is off, my daughters soccer team still wanted to train. Can’t wait to hear the girls giggle and have a great time.”

Can’t wait to read what good you experienced or about to experience, so go for it!

The Pleasure Of Assembling Furniture

This clip is going around at the moment. It sort of shows the frustration most of us encounter while assembling furniture. While watching it I figured I could give a Blog Event a little push I started months ago (formerly known as IKEA Sundays) but never really took off.

Tell me your furniture assembling stories!

You can either post about it and link to this page here or you send me an email with your story and I’ll put it up here and link back to your blog. Easy, right? No specific day. Just let me know when your post is ready.

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Finish It! #32 – It Ends Here

They gathered what they could quickly grab, not much, not even all of the essentials something like this would need. She gently lifted the baby out of the cot while he gently woke their older son. They had to leave. Now. And they didn’t know when, if at all, they would be able to return. One last look back before they locked the door for good was all they could do for now.

They had been in this situation countless times ever since they’ve got together. Although years back, he remembered the time as if it was yesterday. He was a teacher in a picturesque little country town, she was the wife of one of the most influential businessmen in the area. Their paths crossed on a regular base standing in line in their favorite coffee shop, waiting for their coffee to be made. From the very beginning he was attracted to her. She was a beautiful, smart woman. And there was that little something. That feeling that is hard to describe but makes you feel so at ease when you around someone. He could sense it when she entered the coffee shop, he knew it was her without turning around and it already put a smile on his face before he even laid eyes on her.

It took them a while until they started a conversation. First it was about the weather, the local news and eventually about their jobs. While they were just chatting in line in the first couple of weeks after they’ve met, they chose to actually sit down and finish their coffees together one day. From then on their daily take-away coffee turned into a little get together that both of them enjoyed thoroughly.

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Finish It! #27 – Everything’s Changing

PeaceShe looked out the tiny airplane window, watched how the airport was speeding by and then how the buildings, cars, trees became smaller and smaller. She was holding on to her husbands hand and with the other hand caressing her little boys cheek. She thought this would be easier. She didn’t expect it to hurt and she didn’t expect to tear up. But in a way it was hurting. She knew this would be left behind for good. Her life as she knew it to this day was about to change. A new adventure was waiting for her and her family.

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And The Winner Is

And the winner of the Nature Chills Challenge #3 is… of course all of you! I loved all of your entries for this blogging challenge about nature. After the other bloggers have voted we do have two posts in shared first place:

The Watercourse – Pensitivity101 and
Be Still – The Beespeak

Congratulation to both of you!

Thank you all very much for participating. I hope I will come up with another challenge soon. I think that was it for the Nature Chills Challenge. Three rounds is more than enough.

Happy Weekend to you all 🙂

Nature Chills Challenge #3 Participants

I made a massive mistake and forgot to mention three participants of the Nature Chills Challenge #3 in my last post! Thank you so much, The Beespeak, for pointing it out! So here is the proper list and the adjusted poll. Apologies for the mistake!

The Nature Chills Challenge #3 is almost over. We reached the Deadline and now it’s up to you to vote for the winner of this round. Here are your participants:

Water Course – Pensitivity101

Monkey Business – Nihongojapango

Challenges to Getting Outdoors Daily – Pocket Mouse Publishing

Be Still – The Beespeak

Philippines, my Philippines – Ladyleemanila

Exposed To Nature -Random Syra

The Beach Is My Haven – SerenaArtiste

There Was Light – Books, Music, Photography, & Movies

With now all the entries listed, please head back to the poll and vote again. Thank you all so much!

Monkey Business – Nature Chills Challenge #3

Hahaha… these fellows really chill in nature! Thank you so much for this great post!


One of my favourite places to visit in Japan. The snow monkeys in Jigokudani, Nagano, Japan. Jigokudani means “Hell Valley” It is a snowy chilly little place with thermal activity resulting in some natural hot springs along side a swift running river. It is also the habitat for some Japanese Macaque monkeys who love to come down and bath in the pools.

These wee fellows just chill out, groom each other and soak away the stresses of monkey life in the pools, seemingly oblivious to the snappy happy tourists who come to see them. They may even be wondering why we are so shy and don’t get our kit off and get in for a soak with them. This area is for the monkeys only but they have been known to wander over to nearby hot spring lodges and use the guest pools.

I love visiting and just spending sometime chilling out…

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