Guest Post – Please Don’t Say He’s That Age Already!  

It was a lovely surprise to get an email from Momma asking me if I’d like to write a guest post for her.

Who am I?

Sorry, how rude of me! My name is Ritu of But I Smile Anyway. I’m also a mum, in the UK, and also I’ve just started work as a Nursery Teacher. I like to write about all sorts, from recollections and reminiscences, to jokes and quotes, stories about my family, my thoughts on various issues, and all about my cat too!

Please have a mosey on over, and have a nose at my posts, and if you like, join my lovely followers!!

I had a think, and came up with something I hope you will enjoy reading!!!!

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There was light – Nature Chills Challenge #3

Here is the first post for the ‘Nature Chills Challenge #3’. Although short it reflects how nature can make you feel…

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Komorebi…. a word I finally found out for my obsession to see the light filtering through the trees. I am always fascinated by it. Always. I took this photograph when I went to my Zumba class on last Saturday morning and it was taken in a park near by. I was so happy to see the sun shine bright after a couple of gloomy rainy days. Since I am not that good with words, I am gonna go with the following quote and submit this post as my first entry to Nature Chills Challenge.

“The tree which moves some to tears of joy is in the eyes of others only a green thing that stands in the way. Some see nature all ridicule and deformity… and some scarce see nature at all. But to the eyes of the man of imagination, nature is imagination itself.” ― William Blake

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Introduce Your Blog

Hey everyone. I thought we can do round two of ‘Introduce Yourself’. Meet other bloggers here in the comments to this post. But please do not only share your blog’s URL… let’s take it a step further!

I just got nominated for the ‘Creative Blogger Award’ and I thought I might be a bit creative here and instead of nominating bloggers for this award, offer you all the opportunity to share your most creative blog post here. Yes! You decide which of your posts was the most creative and then you share it with all of us here. The first 20 to comment will be the bloggers I choose to be my nominees for the ‘Creative Blogger Award’.

Now go for it 🙂 And yes, of course you can share this post with your followers!

My Picks Of The Week – #8

I’ve read so many great posts this week and I appreciated it that you shared them with me. I initially thought about incorporating them here but decided against it, as there would simply be too many and I kind of want this to stay what it is, a collection of posts I stumble across during the week. If you have not been there yet, feel free to head over to my post ‘Intruduce Yourself’ and check out the great posts in the comments. They are sure worth it.

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Egg Or Chicken, Chicken Or Egg?

If you had to choose between being able to write a blog (but not read others’) and being able to read others’ blogs (but not write your own), which would you pick? Why?

Seriously? When I saw this I just shook my head in disbelief. How can you possibly choose? Don’t they go hand in hand? It is like the question about which was first, the hen (or the chicken) or the egg… No chicken = no egg and no egg = no Chicken, right? It’s as simple as that.

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Green behind the ears

A little story that fits my “I Can English Wednesday” Event… Thought that was funny 😉

Up the Learning Curve

After a year of learning English something unexpected and embarrassing happened at school.  Another Spanish-speaking student had just arrived to our school, and Mrs. Brown assigned me to be his interpreter.  Our school’s gym class consisted of square dancing in the basement to the sound of 78-rpm vinyl country music recordings.  Jorge and I went downstairs, and were encouraged to join the group.

In South America we had never seen square dancing, and had no notion of promenade or dosey-do.  Whereas the scene totally confused me, Jorge found it immensely amusing.  He began smiling ear-to-ear.  Mrs. Brown saw us frozen at the entrance and sternly commanded to Jorge “Wipe that grin off your face!”  Since Jorge did not understand I stepped in and said to him “Quítese el verde de la cara“, which means “wipe the green off your face”.  I did not know the difference between grin…

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