Simply the best… Daily prompt



When and where do you do your best thinking? In the bathroom? While running? Just before bed, or first thing in the morning? On the bus? Why do you think that is?

Best thinking is when I take Trompie for his walk early in the morning

Also when I can’t  fall asleep at night I’ll keep on thinking about what or what not to do!

Then also when I wake up early in the morning I can’t go back to sleep because my brain is working over time.


I have a very creative brain when it comes to the push.  Bad side of  this thinking is that I usually have so many bright ideas, at the end I do not know what to use or what I really need to take as  …SIMPLY THE BEST!




Just a spot of sunshine!

Weekly photo Challenge: Beyond

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Here’s how it works:

1. Each week, we’ll provide a theme for creative inspiration. You take photographs based on your interpretation of the theme, and post them on your blog (a new post!) anytime before the following Friday when the next photo theme will be announced.

2. To make it easy for others to check out your photos, title your blog post “Weekly Photo Challenge: (theme of the week)” and be sure to use the “postaday″ tag.

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Weekly Writing Challenge: A Few of My Favorite Things

Sometimes it is very hard to write the things you want to write about. It helps a lot to follow some tips and indications on what and how to write. The weekly writing challenge is going to give me the opportunity to try my hand at a bit more writing and not only photos.


The first thing that comes to mind is my mother’s old Singer sewing machine.

In 2010 I had to go back to South Africa and that gave me the opportunity to take some photos of old family heirlooms!

Some are with me, others are with my two sisters.

This sewing machine has been there since I can remember. My mother made all our clothes. She was a very good seamstress. She even made my sisters wedding gown on this machine.

On this machine we all three sisters learned to sew.

Today it has gathered a lot of dust because it has not been used for many years now.

Outside box

The sewing machine itself is very dusty and worn!

The front.

The side.

Here it is in its hiding place. Still in my late mothers room on the same spot where it always was

The cover was/is a cushion cover my sister made also many years ago.

The next favorite thing is this old coffee can.

I do not have much information about it all I know is that my mother told me it is one they used for funerals. That is why it is black. The sun and air has damaged it a lot. I think it would be hard to restore.

Then there is also these special teacups and tea-pot. They were only used on very special occasions.


Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens
Bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens
Brown paper packages tied up with strings
These are a few of my favorite things

Cream colored ponies and crisp apple streudels
Doorbells and sleigh bells and schnitzel with noodles
Wild geese that fly with the moon on their wings
These are a few of my favorite things

Girls in white dresses with blue satin sashes
Snowflakes that stay on my nose and eyelashes
Silver white winters that melt into springs
These are a few of my favorite things

When the dog bites
When the bee stings
When I’m feeling sad
I simply remember my favorite things
And then I don’t feel so bad

How it works: Every Monday, we lay out a different challenge along with tips on tackling it, useful resources, and example posts. You read, think, ask questions (we’ll be here!), and get to blogging, tagging your posts with “DPchallenge.” We keep an eye on the tag and highlight the week’s best posts on Freshly Pressed each Friday.