Posts Tagged ‘posts I won’t be writing’

(a continuing series)

Create a list of your top favourite costume choices for this year.

I’ve never been into costumes, and never had the need to, especially as Halloween is not something many of us engage in here, certainly not those of us who don’t have kids or nieces/nephews in the same town.

Show us your pumpkin before and after whatever you chose to do to it.

Putting aside the fact that this sounds semi-risque, I think that the before and after of a pumpkin soup, which could be a particularly boring post (not that this is knocking it out of the park!) given that there are pumpkin recipes everywhere on the internet (even though I make a yummy one – hint, don’t ever use potato), and the before and after of pumpkin gnocchi (which I’ve written about before), would just be repetitive, though the mere thought of it makes me salivate.

Share a slow cooker recipe you love.

Besides the fact that it is spring, and slow cookers are going into an annual hibernation as we say good-bye to slow food and hello to salads and barbecues, I don’t own a slow cooker, because I would need to be organised and plan meals ahead to use it, and I tend to cook whatever I have in the fridge, usually as a quick curry or stir-fry, and besides, where would I put it?

Give 10 reasons why you’re glad it’s Fall.

I’m not writing this one for an obvious reason, given that I live in New Zealand (kinda the reason I’m not writing any of the other posts too), and I’m not glad it’s Fall because a) it’s not, and b) we never call it Fall here, as the correct word is Autumn; though to be fair I might write a version of this next April, as I can be quite fond of autumn, but only if we have a decent summer, and that’s never guaranteed … though today it is at least looking (and feeling) promising.


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(because I’m an adult)

  1. Write about what you love most about not living at home with your parents.
  2. Top 10 reasons why you are glad you are done with school
  3. Write a list of 10 reasons why you could not be a real housewife from any county.
  4. If you were reborn as a dog, what breed would you be and why?
  5. If you had to choose a Disney princess to live the rest of your life as, which princess would you choose and why?
  6. Show us your favourite place to catch Pokemon.
  7. What is on your Spring Break “to do” list?
  8. If you had to dress your pet up for Halloween this year, show us the outfit you would choose.

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(a continuing series)

Write a poem for your mother.
Sadly, my mother isn’t in a state to either read or understand a poem anymore – even if I was capable of poetry – though I am sure that music would always have spoken to her more anyway.

Create a summer playlist and share it.
Who creates playlists now we have Spotify to do it for us?

Share a post you wrote but didn’t press publish.
If I didn’t publish it, there was a good reason!

Analyze a popular song you heard on the radio (present or past) –  what exactly does it all mean?
That sounds too much like a school project, and would not enlighten any of us!

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(a continuing series)

Spring Cleaning – share a before and after photo of a room you recently tackled.  I’m still basking in the glory of my updated linen cupboard of several years ago, or the draws I rearranged (for the change of seasons) a few weekends ago. I’m laughing hysterically (whilst feeling slightly guilty) at the idea of having a room I “recently tackled.”

Share a favourite Valentine’s tradition. I don’t have any, I don’t really like the idea of Valentine’s Day, but maybe that’s because my wedding anniversary falls just before Valentine’s and so by the time the 14th arrives, we’ve already had enough compulsory romance for that month/year!

List ten favourite snacks growing up. We simply didn’t snack – we rarely had processed foods in the house, and besides there was no time. We had three meals a day, structured morning and afternoon teas, and a late supper (effectively a hot drink and a biscuit*) about 9.30 at night, and we were all slim.

* cookie

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Click the image to find out more about #Microblog Mondays

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I needed inspiration for a Monday post, and looked at a list of potential topics I get sent weekly by email. I guess I found inspiration, in that these are suggestions I will not be writing about, for obvious reasons:

  • Find a photo of yourself taken 10 years ago and display it on your blog along with a current photo, and write about how you’ve changed.
  • Use a recent Instagram photo to inspire a blogpost.
  • Choose the 7th picture you took in January and write a poem about it.
  • Childhood pet – where are they now?
  • Ask a parent to describe what you were like as a small child.
  • Look back at the resolutions you made last year at this time – how did you do?
7th photo I took in January - but no poem!

7th photo I took in January – but no poem!

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