talkative thursday

Writer’s Workshop: You never Guessed

Tiger girl smiling

Tiger girl smiling

Blanket – Checked!!

Moo-Moo (Her favourite soft toy) – Checked!!

” Good Night Mummy” she said happily as she made her way  over to the boys room where they had laid out an extra bed for their little sister.

I thought that I had it good and she  was now ready to sleep in a separate room. I had been waiting for this day anxiously.

I couldn’t wait to reclaim  my bedroom. It has been eleven long years since I had a peaceful night’s sleep.  I needed my  uninterrupted sleep back in order to retain my sanity.

It all went well.  Or so I thought

1 hour, 2 hours

3 hours.

I see a pint size shadow gingerly opening my bedroom door and creeping in.

Operation Sleepover = FAILED.


 How has it been for you getting your kid/

kids to sleep independently?


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Writer’s Workshop: Xtremely Refreshing Scene

At the Man Made Lake in  Taiwan

At the Man Made Lake in Taiwan

It’s fall and the colors around us have changed. There are lesser greens but more browns and reds as we move towards winter.

Being in Asia the changes in scenery is more subtle as we do have evergreens in our region. It was nice that I was able to visit a lake  and enjoy it’s tranquility .

It was nice to be away from the hustle and bustle of the city and be engulfed by nature.  It was a rare  opportunity  for me to be seated  down on a bench at the lake side to admire the scenery in front of me.

Seeing the ripples on the surface of the water and listening to the chirping of the birds in the tree temporarily  transported me away from the stresses of city living and emptied up my mind of the troubling thoughts that had been clouding it.

It was great not to think about anything and just let myself Stone out. I felt so calm and rested even though it  was a  extremely hot being at the lake  during noon.

Feeling the warmth  of the sun rays  which had heated up the bench made me think about all the  opportunities that I have had this year. How blessed I have been to be able to meet new people and go places while travelling .

What is your favourite  view this fall?



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