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?


Take five

dainty flowers
all in a row
so pretty
as I sit
Waiting for my dog
To finish his 5 minute run
around the garden
Dainty flowers
Smell so good
As I breathe
In their sweet aroma
Now it is time
To take 5
Go get a coffee
And then
Relax with my book

Image of The Bee Creates homepage

Not wordless at all but rather warm…

Hello, dear people of the blogosphere. How are you doing? I hope life is treating you well and if not that you have someone to cuddle, a big bar of chocolate or a blog to let it all out. And if all else fails know, that I am thinking of you and send you good vibes!

Are you as warm as I am? Even though it is not as hot here at the North Sea Coast as it is in other parts of the country it is still testing my ability to cope.

The weather app on my phone tells me that we currently have 31c/87.8f which we had a lot last year too. But it was a dry heat then. I can live with that. But this morning we had some thunderstorms which makes it rather humid around here. Not that I complain. Well, I do but I also see some light at the end of the tunnel: At least I did not have to water the plants today.

Because of that, I am hiding behind the curtains of our lovely home with all windows open. Makes no difference believe you me, however, I still hope that whatever light breeze might come our way honours us with a visit LOL.

image of vintage curtains and window slightly open

Had trouble to get into gear this morning. The dog only got a short walk, then I had to bake bread and collapsed on the sofa after that. Allowed myself a little time to play FarmvilleCountry Escape (I consider that self-care the best husband (Jeremy Clarkson voice ) in the world considers it addiction… it’s all a question of interpretation, I guess ๐Ÿ˜‰ ) with two mugs of coffee. That triggered a “I can do it” response. So I started the laptop.

TherapyBits got another of my daily poems to read ๐Ÿ™‚ and I had a look at my Weebly page too. Unfortunately, I wasn’t particularly organised when I had to give up my domain. This blog was first supposed to just host some pictures for downloading for my “Love Is In Da Blog” series on the old “The Bee Writes…” blog. That is why “downloads” ended up in the link name here which of course sounds a little like a spam page. Ooops. I am saving up to get another domain (well I try to….) but until then I have to put up with it.

Doesn’t look good on profiles though, does it? So I went back to my Weebly page where I try to bring together all the projects I am currently doing.

Image of The Bee Creates homepage

That’s the page that goes on my profiles from now on. What do you think?

As you can see I have a blog there which I stopped writing in March but have resurrected today with an added bonus: It’s not only about self-care but also about coding. I feel a little lonely in my endeavours and while coding forums are fun I love to blog, so I am sharing my experiences there. Unfortunately, you can’t sign up for post notifications for Weebly. That’s not userfriendly, is it? And the RSS had its problems. Not sure it works now. Hmmm, will have to check that out tomorrow.

It means though, making people aware what I wrote is a little bit more complicated. I’ll figure something I am sure. If you want to check out my teeny weeny post from today over there please have a look here.

It’s now just after 3pm and I need to cook. Won’t be much because who is hunger in this kind of weather? But we do love our tatters (potatoes for all non-Lord-of-the-Rings Fans ๐Ÿ˜‰ ) so potatoes it is and some herb yoghurt and salad. That sounds like a plan, doesn’t it?

What about you? What occupied you today and do you have to deal with lots of heat too?

Image of harvested field, line of trees in back and cloudy sky

To cool you down a little here is a blast from the past from March 2015:

July 2019

I promised an autumn poem and must have forgotten. This is certainly another spring poem ๐Ÿ™‚

March 2015

image of three yellow daffodils with a wooden fence in background

blooming narcissus


still wrapped up

in multiple layers


in the nearby forest

Just in case you would like to explore some other bloggers, please check out these wonderful authors:

Kaspar Beaumont Author of โ€œElvenjewelโ€ a YA fantasy series

Lauren Xena Campbell Author and Blogger

And for my German-speaking readers:

Bodo Manstein Author

That’s it. Have fun with whatever you are currently occupied with and remember:

Love & Rage my friends Love & Rage


Poetry. Scared stiff

Scared stiff
to go to sleep
To move an inch
Scared stiff
To make a sound
To walk around
This house feels
So uninviting
Scared stiff
To be me
To just be free
Why do I
Feel so terrified?
Just scared stiff?To go to bed


Bee’s poetry prompt for Carol anne, the day I met Nitro

Bee has given me this awesome prompt to write on for this week, the prompt is, the day I met Nitro!
For those who don’t already know, Nitro is my guide dog!
So here goes!

The day I met you
The day you bounced into my life and my world
Was October 26th 2012
You were turning 2 years old the day before
I bought you a badge to hang around your neck
It said worlds best birthday boy on it
You melted my heart
You were so cute
The way you hold your lead in your mouth
Telling me you want to go for a walk
Your waggly tail
Your soulful eyes
Your warm fur as I rub it gently
Makes me feel so amazing
The day I met you
Is a day I will cherish

Welcome Carol Anne & Company to “The Bee Writes…”

Hello Everybody, I am honoured to introduce Carol Anne & Company to you and to “The Bee Writes…”. Carol Anne blogs over at “Therapy Bits” and has kindly agreed to a blog collaboration. We are still figuring out the exact ins and outs but I reblogged her introduction of me on her blog this morning.

Carol Anne says about herself: “I am a woman in my mid 30’s. I’m blind and I have dissociative identity disorder, I also have complex PTSD. I blog about my life with these disorders. I live in Ireland.”

She is an incredible lady and has kindly agreed to take part in the Proust Questionnaire and I let her talk with no further ado:

Where do you want to live?


What is perfect bliss for you?

A mug of hot chocolate and a good book

Which fault do you excuse the easiest?

The fact that I am easily angered

What is the biggest disaster for you?

Having no battery left in my phone

Your favourite characters in a novel?

Anyone who does good or who conquers evil

Your favourite figure in history?

Nelson Mandella

Your favourite hero/heroine in real life?

My mom

Your favourite painter?

don’t have one

Your favourite author?

Cathy Glass or Maggie Hartley

Your favourite composer?

Beethoven or Vivaldi

Which quality do you appreciate the most in a woman?

Sense of humour

Which quality do you appreciate the most in a man?


Your favourite virtue?


Your favourite activity?


Who or what would you like to be?

Your main characteristic?

My sense of humour

What do you appreciate the most in your friends?

kindness, nonjudgemental, patience, loyalty

Your biggest fault?

too giving

Your dream of happiness?

hmmm, not really sure. I guess just being able to be free to be we

Your favourite colour?


Your favourite flower?


Your favourite bird?


Your favourite poet?

Maya Angelou

What do you hate the most?

rude people

Which historical figure do you hate the most?

don’t know

Which is your favourite reform?

don’t know

Which natural talent would you like to have?

to be able to speak a language fluently

How do you want to die?

peacefully in my sleep

Your current state of mind?


Your motto?

Live life to the fullest

Thank you very much, Carol Anne, for being part of “The Bee Writes…” and for answering the Proust Questionnaire!!!!


(Some links in this entry are in German)

In the 19th century, there has been a kind of party game which meant that guests had to answer a list of questions in the hostโ€™s guestbook.ย Marcel Proustย answered it twice in his life and after a while, it got accredited to him.

A similar questionnaire is regularly seen on the back ofย Vanity Fairย answered by celebrities. They even launched anย interactive versionย in 2009. ย The magazine of the German newspaperย FAZย asks celebrities for years to answer it too.

That gave me the idea to ask my fellow bloggers and others who are interested to answer similar questions and to post a link to their blogs and pages with their answers.