Such a cool challenge: What do you see # 36 โ€“ 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 [โ€ฆ]

What do you see # 36 โ€“ 29 June 2020

Question of the day from Carol Anne

What brings you joy?

For me, its journaling, reading, playing with my dog Nitro, listening to music, blogging or writing, drinking tea, volunteering, and spending time with those I love.

What about you?

Blog Love: Take a coffee break/Darf ich vorstellen Freundeskreis Street-Art Berlin

June 2019

Quite surprised they still exist

September 2017

Take a coffee break is not only a blog about coffee! You can find great pictures on Wordless Wednesday and Music suggestions on Music Monday. There are interesting facts about book summaries and how to keep your feet happy. Just go and take a break ;-):ย Take a coffee break

Description for visually impaired readers: Illustration of three trees with differently coloured canopy to the right of the picture. In the middle black writing saying: Blog Love

Juni 2019
Bin ueberrascht, dass sie noch existieren…
September 2017
Wer moderne Kunst und Streetart mag sollte unbedingt auf Freundeskreis Street-Art Berlin nachsehen.
Streetart aus Berlin und anderswo, Termine aus Deutschland und den Niederlanden und Banksy on the go!
Bitte hier nachsehen:ย Freundeskreis Street-Art Berlin

Blast from the Past: Good Morning Writers! ~ Let’s get Butterflies

June 2019
I am not sure if Livia still does this blog. The last review I saw was from August 2018. But it’s still worth checking the reviews out
November 2014

How is your writing going? Are you happy with what you create or are you dragging on? Do you need a break and a new read?

Butterfly-O-Meter books ~ giving you the butterflies since 2011

Wow 2011! That is an awful long time for blogging about books, give-aways and what else is out there book related. You might know that I am part of Olivia’s team since spring 2014 and have been welcomed warmly by her and her readers. Once a month I review a book either of my own choosing or one that has applied to be reviewed on her form. And there are great ideas for new reads to find.

Get your book reviewed by Butterfly-O-Meter

If your book does not centre around war itself, self-help or memoirs then you might consider applying for your book to be reviewed on Butterfly-O-Meter. Olivia has a straight forward form which allows you to give all the information and her review policy is clear and helps to avoid misunderstandings.

Find a good read

Sometimes, if the writing does not go well, it is the best to just step away and bury yourself in a good book. Butterfly-O-Meter gives you great YA book tips, adult and mature reads, LGBT, romance, erotica and urban fantasy novels. There surely is something for you to find. There are lots of give-aways as well. Who can resist a book for free????

Take a break ~ take a butterfly ๐Ÿ˜‰

So if you struggle a little and need to get away: Have a peek into Butterfly-O-Meter and find great new reads.

Your favourite book blog?

Curious as I am, I can’t resist on asking you? Which is your favourite book blog? Where do you get the best ideas for reading from and who has helped you to advertise for your book? Am looking forward to hear all about your best tips :-)!


Blick in die Vergangeheit: Bloggen in deutsch

April 2019

Ich habe diese Idee nicht wirklich verfolgt, weil es so lange dauert alle alten posts zu integrieren un die links zu korrigieren aber ich habe die Idee noch nicht fallen lassen

Februar 2018

So, da habe ich mich also entschlossen, wieder in meiner Muttersprache zu bloggen.

Ich bin mir noch nicht ganz sicher, wo mich das hinfuehren wird, da das gute alte Autocorrect ganz oft andere Ideen hat als ich.

Allerdings gebe ich zu, dass ich es auch total verwirre: Deutsch schreiben auf einem englischen Laptop und/oder Handy. Das kann ja nicht gut gehen.

Ich weiss auch nicht so genau, ob deutschsprachige Leser mich noch verstehen ๐Ÿ™„ ich habe es nie fuer nรถtig gehalten, mich mit der neuen Rechtschreibung auseinander zu setzen und ueber zehn Jahre zumeist in Englisch sprechen, denken und schreiben hat sicherlich seine Spuren hinterlassen.

Aber, was solls! Es wรคre doch eine Schande, wenn ich das Geschenk zweier Sprachen nicht nutzen wuerde.

Dann muss ich jetzt nur noch rausfinden, was meine deutschsprachigen interessiert. Irgendwelche Ideen????


Merry christmas from Carol anne!

Hi all
Just want to wish all of bee’s followers a merry Christmas! I hope you all have a great holiday!
I have only been collaborating on this blog a short time.
I am honoured to be able to do it!
I hope you all have a fabulous Christmas season and a peaceful new year!
carol anne

Blog Love: Coco J Ginger Says “Ich liebe Dich”

Coco J. Ginger used to follow one of my first blogs for which I am very grateful. I just discovered my then “Thank you for following” post and found out she is still blogging. Brilliant! Please find incredibly creative and inspiring posts at Coco J. Ginger and her blog Coco J. Ginger says “Ich liebe Dich”.

video credit: Digital Research Lab via YouTube


Blog Love: Bellesmots2000dotcom

November 2018

A very short mention from November 2012 but this blog still goes and is so worth checking out:

November 2012

Today we go to the blog of an amazing woman: Writer, cancer fighter, family woman and the blog is called bellesmots2000dotcom.

There is Friday filosophy ( ๐Ÿ™‚ ) to be found, her experience fighting cancer but most of all well-written blog posts worth a visit.

Thanks for following bellesmots!


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November 2018

Eine sehr kurze Anmerkung von November 2012 aber dieser Blog laeuft immernoch und ist es wert, besucht zu werden.

November 2012

Und so gehen wir weiter zum Blog einer erstaunlichen Frau: Schreiberin, Krebs Ueberlebende, Familienfrau und er heisstย bellesmots2000dotcom.

Da gibt es friday filosophy ( ๐Ÿ™‚ ), ihre Erfahrungen beim Kampf gegen Krebs aber vor allem gut geschriebene Blogbeitraege. Muss man/frau besucht haben.

Danke fuers Folgen bellesmots!



Blast from the Past: New Types of Selfie

November 2018

I posted this first time in June 2014 on my old blog but it still makes me chuckle…

June 2014

A few days ago I had to laugh when BBC breakfast spoke about some new words that have been invented. The funniest, in my opinion, was the โ€œfelfieโ€ which is a selfie made by a farmer.

Now I have no idea why such a selfie needs an extra word. Maybe it helps the poor sods to get a girlfriend or wife. Who knows.

Choosing a picture today

Looking at my pictures today and wondering which one I could use for this post I ended up on one of the rare ones I make. I am not too much a fan of having pictures of myself. To be honest, I am not too much a fan of having anyone’s pictures on the internet.

Not a fan of selfies

It seems to me quite dangerous for one when it is children with all those paedophiles around for another because people make all sorts of nasty things with it. So I rather use pictures of objects or landscapes than people.

Sometimes though I make one myself

But every so often I make one of myself. I took this one in winter when we went back to Happisburgh beach for the first time after the storms. It was a hard time for me as some of my demons had re-emerged over Christmas and my mental health was deeply impacted.

The beach a good place to make one

Going to the beach was very soothing though. I always feel happy and relaxed when I am at the beach and the sea no matter my mental state. Even better for me now that I live so close to the sea. That is one of my teenage dreams come true. Today I started to wonder though if you could call this a โ€œbelfieโ€


A bloggers selfie ๐Ÿ™‚

this is NOT on the beach ๐Ÿ˜‰ ~ I can’t find the original belfie ๐Ÿ™‚

description for visually impaired readers: photo of The Bee with open ginger hair wearing a white cardigan and brown and black shirt. Background a white wooden door, bowl with oranges and printer on a wooden table


Blimey, those were the days…/Mann, das waren die Tage…

November 2018

Blimey, those were the days when properly famous people followed me. Unfortunately, I could not find her blog anymore but her page does still exist. Somewhat differently though. Please check it out anyway ๐Ÿ™‚ .

August 2012

Aleza Freeman self-declared coffee-a-holic is a writer ever since she wrote a poem about the many uses of a unicorn’s horn in 2. Grade. Since then she has come a long way working for newspapers, hotels and written a children’s book called “Candy Story at the edge of the Galaxy“.

Her witty and diverse blog Aleza Freeman Writer & Coffee-a-holic is worth visiting if you want to know about theatres and ladybugs (and of course there is more ๐Ÿ˜‰ ).

Aleza is following me for more than three months and I want to give her a big thank you today!

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November 2018

Mann, das waren die Tage, als mir richtig beruehmte Leute gefolgt sind. Ungluecklicherweise kann ich Ihren Blog nicht mehr finden aber Ihre Seite besteht noch. Auch wenn sie ein bisschen anders ist. Schaut sie Euch doch trotzdem bitte an ๐Ÿ™‚ .

August 2012

(Links in diesem Eintrag sind in Englischer Sprachee

Aleza Freemanย selbsterklaerte ย coffee-a-holic~in war schon immer eine Autorin ย und vor allem seit sie ein Gedicht ueber die vielfaeltigen Verwendungen des Hornes eines Einhornesis in der zweiten Klasse geschrieben hat. ย  Seither hat sich einiges geandert und sie hat fuer Zeitungen und Hotels gearbeitet und ein Kinderbuch geschrieben:”Candy Story at the edge of the Galaxy“.

Her witty and diverse blog ย Ihren witzigen und vielfaeltigen Blogย Aleza Freeman Writer & Coffee-a-holicย muesst Ihr besuchen wenn ihr mehr ueber Theater und Marienkaefer wissen wollt (und natuerlich ist da auch mehr ย ๐Ÿ˜‰ ).

Aleza folgt meinem Blog seit mehr als drei Monaten und heute moechte ich Ihr ein dickes “Danke” sagen !