Such a cool challenge: What do you see # 36 – 29 June 2020

Hello out there all you lovely people. Have a wonderful week despite everything. Please check out Sadje’s challenge. It’s brilliantly creative:

Welcome back to another Monday prompt post. Rules; You can write a post on your blog and create a pingback to link to the original post. Write an original story, poem or a caption. I will try to reblog your response on my blog. There is no limit to words or format but keep it […]

What do you see # 36 – 29 June 2020
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Love Is In Da Blog 2020 ~ “A Music Festival” is back!

Hello dear readers, how are you doing? I hope you are well and that great music is playing in your background. 🙂

Are you up for another month of love and music? I very much hope so as I have a wonderful list of prompts for the whole of February. In December I have asked for prompt suggestions and several bloggers were so kind as to help me out. Thank you very much to Barbara from Teleporting Weena, Di from Pensitivity101, Jim from A Unique Title for me and Paula from Light Motifs II for your great suggestions. I loved them all and that is why I have integrated all of your suggestions.

If you haven’t read their blogs, please head over to them and check great posts out. You can find brilliant posts about life, music, poetry and everything.

What is “Love Is In Da Blog” all about?

“Love is In Da Blog” is an annual February blog event here on “The Bee Writes…”. It started with a month of poetry, went over to some Stream of Consciousness posts and has now after several years evolved to a music blog event. I write a prompt post and you answer with a blog post (write your suggestion in a comment if you don’t have a blog) and link back to my post about that prompt. So, for example, the prompt post for February 1st is today. Tomorrow we all answer it with a post (or comment) about our ideas and then link back to my post tomorrow. This post will contain my answer first and then the prompt for the next day. And then go and visit other participants posts. It’s so much fun, believe me!!!!

Here is a summary with some more information:

“Love Is In Da Blog” Rules/suggestions

  1. Join in! No matter where, when and with what. You missed the first day or week? Don’t worry. Just jump in when it suits you.
  2. Send us the link! The ping-back option does not always work so please leave a link in the comments of the post on the day you take part.
  3. Tag your post either with “Love Is In Da Blog” or “LoIsInDaBl” or “Love Is In Da Blog 20” or #LoIsInDaBl20. You can also use these as hashtags for Twitter and other Social Networks to give your post more exposure.
  4. No matter which music the prompt favours you create with it whatever you please, and whatever length you please (no pun intended 😉 ) as long as it is about “LOVE.”
  5. I post the prompt post the day before which is connected with the music for that day so you have some time to make up your mind and create your post. There won’t be two different posts and I hope it’s not too confusing.
  6. If you like, use this picture for your readers to find the posts.
Love Is In Da Blog 2020 logo
Love is In Da Blog 2020 logo

Many bloggers schedule their posts which is why I have started to make a prompt list on my introductory post. This year’s prompt list looks like this:

*I hope I haven’t muddled any prompts up nor missed anyones post 😰

  1. Find a song about love in winter
  2. Find soul songs about love (Thanks Barbara)
  3. Find a love song about pets or for your pet (Thanks Paula)
  4. A love song for your first love
  5. A song about making love (Thanks Jim)
  6. A love song for, about or with weather in it (Thanks Barbara)
  7. Worst ever love song
  8. A Song about love that lasts (Thanks Jim)
  9. Find country songs about love (Thanks Barbara)
  10. A love song for your family in general (Thanks Paula)
  11. A love song from the year we were born
  12. A love song containing jewellery (Thanks Barbara)
  13. A love song for a parent (Thanks Di)
  14. On Valentine’s Day, it has to be about Cupid 🙂 (Thanks Jim)
  15. Find rock songs about love (Thanks Barbara)
  16. Find a song about love in spring
  17. Find a love song with or about sweets (Thanks Paula)
  18. Love that travels or a love song about travel (Thanks Barbara)
  19. Love song when we left school
  20. A love that hurts, a breakup or heartbreak (Thanks Jim)
  21. Find a song with love & flowers (Thanks Barbara)
  22. A love song from the year we started school
  23. A song about love in summer
  24. A love song that contains a location (Thanks Paula)
  25. Find a pop song about love (Thanks Barbara)
  26. A love song that charted in the Top 10 or better. (Thanks Jim)
  27. Find a song about love in autumn
  28. A love song that contains color (Thanks Barbara)
  29. On this extra February Day and as a good-by choose whichever love song you like

I am so excited and can’t wait to find out about your music choices. It will be awesome!!!!!

Ok, let’s start tomorrow with…

Find a song about love in Winter

I thought it would be a great idea to bring in the seasons throughout “Love Is In Da Blog 2020”. As we are still in winter we start with the winter theme and work ourselves through to Autumn.

Now my dear readers,

go, find music

and have lots of fun!!!!

Please head over to “Bee Wordless” and find my “Wordless Wednesday” posts. You can also find my posts about life, the universe and everything over at “The Bee Creates…“. Also, find poetry and links back to posts on “The Bee Writes…” over at Tumblr.

5 Things I like about myself

The lovely Emilia over at My Inner Mishmash has nominated me for the “5 Things I like about myself” Challenge. I think that is rather fitting for my quest of self-love and self-esteem. Thank you so much, Emilia, for nominating me. Please head over to her blog and find out what she likes about herself 🙂

I managed to track down the image via Beckies Mental Mess


And here are the rules:

  • Thank the nominator.
  • Display the picture on your post.
  • List 5 things you like about yourself
  • 1 thing must be a physical attribute.
  • Tag 3 or more people.


  1. Being a ginger/redhead                                                                                                                                             Strangely the physical attribute was the easiest. I like being a redhead. My mum was one and she said when she found out that other kids teased me about it: “Now they tease you but when you are a little older they dye their hair to be a ginger and you have it for free.” That encouraged me a lot. Even though I can’t remember so much girls being the ones teasing me. Were more the boys and I doubt any of them are dying their hair to become a redhead. No matter what its a great colour of hair but I wish I had green eyes instead of blue. But never mind. I manage 😉
  2. My baking                                                                                                                                                                   I love baking. Cookies mainly but also cakes and bread. It is incredibly creative and it calms me down when I feel anxious. Looks like my family likes it too. My cookies hardly ever last long and it’s not because I am after them 😉
  3. Being caring                                                                                                                                                               I care about people, animals, nature, society as a whole. Sometimes it is a bit of a struggle because I let it come too close and I feel like I should do more. But it feels good to be understanding and supportive towards someone else and to make their life just a little bit happier. It doesn’t need much really.
  4. Being spiritual                                                                                                                                                             Even though I do not follow any established religion (anymore) I feel that there are powers outside of our logical understanding. There is probably a reason why I was called a witch when I was in school (and not only because there is a children’s book about a little redheaded witch in Germany by Ottfried Preussler) but also because I probably always sensed these other universes out there too. I am not one who needs to convince everybody else about it. I follow what Frederick the Great believed: Jeder soll nach seiner Facon selig werden which means “Everybody should find heaven in his or her own way”. I deeply believe that the higher spirit shows itself in many different forms for us humans to get a glimpse of what it means. No form is more nor form is less. Just looks different and if all humans would figure that we would have a lot less trouble in this world.
  5. Being Creative                                                                                                                                                            I like being creative. Not only in actually creating a poem or a picture but also being creative in finding solutions. And playing around with recipes. And making the house and garden nicer. There are many ways of being creative and I love it.

And my nominees are:

  1. JoyPassionandDesire
  2. DebyBlogs
  3. JANNAT007

Thanks for visiting and have fun!

One Lovely Blog Hop

Oh, I am honoured!

Our Rumbling Ocean” was so kind to nominate “Just Fooling around with Bee” for “One Lovely Blog Hop” (that post doesn’t exist anymore). Please pay Boeta and his parents a visit as you can find the cutest boy in South Africa and lots and lots of beautiful pictures of Flora and Fauna in exactly that exciting country.

Of course, there are rules but these are of the easy kind:

  • Share 7 interesting facts about yourself
  • Nominate 15 other blogs that you enjoy

Ok, here it comes:

  1. I feel more British than German but when it comes down to it I am human
  2. I am a writer but not a coffee drinker….. truly British I prefer tea
  3. Speaking of drinking: I love the odd bottle of cider especially after a tough day at the day job
  4. I have read the Luther Bible (German Original) fully and made up my own mind
  5. Last week I have decided to become a Union Representative: There is only power in organising oneself
  6. I am a true blogging addict: 10 blogs and counting???? (not anymore…)
  7. I love Kaesespaetzle a Swabian dish

And now for something entirely different: 15 Blog nominations

  1. Shanjeniah’s Lovely Chaos ~ Life, writing and everything
  2. Cooking with A Wallflower ~ brilliant recipes
  3. Readerbuzz ~ So many books and no time to read
  4. Mama knows Books ~ books I would never have discovered without Shandy
  5. Irene Design 2011 ~ Just such beautiful words and jewellery
  6. Morpeth Road ~ beautiful poems and stories
  7. Books, Music, Photography & Movies ~ it’s what it says 🙂
  8. Traces of the soul ~ sometimes sad but always beautiful
  9. Notes Tied To A Sage Brush ~ writing and photography
  10. Julie Mirishka Nicholls ~ creative, creative, creative
  11. Jeanne Owens Author ~ Where you find diversity
  12. Silverthreading ~ A Journey into Retirement
  13. Willowdot ~ sometimes dark but always poetic
  14. Catching Fireflies ~ Reading and Writing and more
  15. Forty, C’est Fantastique ~ a little French here and there

My dear fellow bloggers, yes, I nominated you but it is entirely up to you if you take part in these things. I just love them.

Have a happy Thursday!