The Marvels of Modern Technology – If we were having coffee

If we were having coffee we would be sipping our nectar of choice in separate rooms, chatting away over a webcam, or facetime, or hangouts...video conferencing. Whatever! Of course depending on the time I might be in the car, praying the signal didn't give out, trying to balance my phone (not while driving) so I … Continue reading The Marvels of Modern Technology – If we were having coffee

Favourite Characters/Screen Characters Tag

I was tagged by Callum and Celine to list my ten favourite screen characters. It was a hard challenge to resist, well... until I began to jot the characters down, and then it was just hard! I quickly discovered I was well on my way to making a top 100! But, I somehow managed to whittle it down. There was … Continue reading Favourite Characters/Screen Characters Tag

Weekend Coffee Share – A touch of drama!

If we were having coffee, I’d be wearing shades because I have a migraine today. I was going to say that it feels like my eyes are bleeding, because I’m all about the drama and it hurts! But, as I also wanted to take part in Linda’s stream of consciousness Saturday, I’m going to say … Continue reading Weekend Coffee Share – A touch of drama!

A to Z Blogging Challenge – A Reflection

This was my first year participating in the A to Z Challenge, and I had a lot of fun. Like any journey, the road was easier because of the friends I met along the way, those who supported me during my travels. It made a difference. I visited many new blogs, as well as keeping … Continue reading A to Z Blogging Challenge – A Reflection

A to Z Blogging Challenge – Day 28: Fantasy Squad – Zombies

It might be an obvious choice, but who wouldn't include Zombies as part of their theme - they're awesome! Much like vampires, zombies have been portrayed in a variety of ways and apart from the (mostly) undead part - writers have enjoyed to play with the rules and, well, basically scare us half to death. … Continue reading A to Z Blogging Challenge – Day 28: Fantasy Squad – Zombies

A to Z Blogging Challenge – Day 29: Fantasy Squad – Yeti

The Yeti, or Abominable Snowman, is an interesting creature because, though most agree the Yeti is part of myth, cryptozoologists have been trying to prove the existence for years. I remember an advertisement years ago for Stones Bitter. The barman was based on this legendary creature, which led to lines such as "Are you open, … Continue reading A to Z Blogging Challenge – Day 29: Fantasy Squad – Yeti

A to Z Blogging Challenge – Day 28: Fantasy Squad – Xena (and other female warriors)

My options were limited today, so I had to find a best fit. I was going to talk about Xelhua, one of the seven giants from Aztec mythology. But Xelhua doesn't work for two reasons: one, I've already done giants, and two, I cannot find any references to the giant in fiction. But I will tell you … Continue reading A to Z Blogging Challenge – Day 28: Fantasy Squad – Xena (and other female warriors)

A to Z Blogging Challenge – Day 27: Fantasy Squad – Witches

There are various myths surrounding witches. Many of these include pointy hats, broom sticks, spells and potions, and even pacts with the devil. It's a mine field. As far as references go, there are just too many to choose from. So I decided to do things a little differently today. I found an article on Flavorwire … Continue reading A to Z Blogging Challenge – Day 27: Fantasy Squad – Witches

A to Z Blogging Challenge – Day 25: Fantasy Squad – Vampires

The origins of the vampire myth are difficult to pinpoint, but certainly vampires have been around for centuries. There is a belief that vampires were born of sorcery in ancient Egypt – the summoning of a demon into our world. The Chinese jiangshi are wrathful dieties who attack people to drain their life essence. They … Continue reading A to Z Blogging Challenge – Day 25: Fantasy Squad – Vampires

A to Z Blogging Challenge – Day 24: Fantasy Squad – Undine

You might be surprised by my choice today, then again, you might not! I considered unicorn, and though I love these mythical creatures, I decided to explore something new. Undines, (also spelled Ondine) are water nymphs, and some people believe they have been around since the beginning of time. Nature spirits are common to all … Continue reading A to Z Blogging Challenge – Day 24: Fantasy Squad – Undine