Carpe Diem #1037 pleasure

[…] “There is pleasure in the pathless woods, there is rapture in the lonely shore, there is society where none intrudes, by the deep sea, and music in its roar; I love not Man the less, but Nature more.” […] Lord Byron

magnificent things
rolling hills and waterfalls
nature at its best

the clear blue sky
the wind brushing my hair
birds sing as I walk

the autumn leaves
the colours of the rainbow
make my day all bright

(c) ladyleemanila 2016

For: Carpe Diem #1037 . Also for: Nurt Thurs – Not One Single Day! by Becca Givens

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Pleasure – Daily Prompt

Shop till I drop is my guilty pleasure
Shoes and bags and anything fashionable
Should I be at fault or think to be pure?
A nice cappuccino when feeling all a jumble.

Or a cup of tea in a fine bone china cup
Fling into the sky like all so many figs
Fill to the edge with milk, fill up my cup
Dancing many zumbas, many latins, many jigs.

Taking photos is also on my list of pleasure
It goes well with travelling and cycling
My heart moans with hyper activated pleasure
And nothing else could stop me from trying.

(c) ladyleemanila 2016

For: Pleasure

20 Days of Chill: Life wouldn’t be the same (Day 3)

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Him Indoors and HRH the Son
they’re the driving force
that makes me wake up in the morning
and do whatever I have to do
they are the loves of my life
my inspirations, my motivators
my reasons to be here, doing whatever
my “happy place” where I’m secured
and cosy and cuddly and fun
the rest are extras

Having said that, life wouldn’t be the same
Without football – well, not for me
But for Him Indoors and HRH the son
They love it, talk about it and watch it
Go to the stadium – Ricoh and New Camp
I love going to the games with them

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For: 20 Days of Chill: Life wouldn’t be the same

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Prompt Stomp- Week 12

“MOVEMENT”

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“RESOLUTIONS/CHANGING/PLANS”

How do you plan on changing/not changing for the New Year?
I think I’ll stick to what I am. I’ve always said I’ll try to lose weight by going to the gym more, eating less, not drinking alcohol, not eating sweets and so on and so. Every year was the same, starting with the good intention, then waning as the year goes on. So for the New Year, I could only hope that I would be able to do so, but no pressure. I’ll do what I can. That’s fair enough, right?

Are you a resolution maker or breaker?
More of a breaker, so I will not have any resolution for the New Year.

Do you have big plans for the New Year? Travel? Moving residences? Addition to the family?
2016 is a great year for us. We’re celebrating our 30 years wedding anniversary – yay! We’re travelling to the Philippines, Singapore and Cambodia the whole of February, even though our anniversary is in June. Well, February is a good month for our holiday, as probably we’d have enough of the cold weather here in Bavaria and in the Far East, monsoon season is over. Then, come May is the wedding of HRH the son and his beautiful K in the UK. My relatives all over the world will be able to come – sister from Canada, mother from the Philippines, us from Germany, all their friends from different universities in the UK, Germany and Ireland. Then, in August, we’re doing it again in India, where K comes from originally. Brother-in-law and family from Singapore and the one from York will be able to join us. Really, really looking forward to the New Year!

Big career change?
Not really. I’m happy with what I’m doing, being a freelance English trainer/teacher.

Do you write stories? Poetry? How are your characters/plots changing? Do they make resolutions?
Yes, I write short stories and poetry, but I don’t know if/when/how my characters/plots are changing. I don’t think they make resolutions.

Plan on writing something completely different in 2016 than what you normally write? Give us an excerpt of what you might have planned.
No plan as of yet, we just have to wait and see.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year everyone!

For: Prompt Stomp- Week 12

Viktualienmarkt

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The Viktualienmarkt is a daily food market and a square in the center of Munich. It developed from an original farmers’ market to a popular market for gourmets. In an area covering 22,000 m2 (240,000 sq ft), 140 stalls and shops offer flowers, exotic fruit, game, poultry, spices, cheese, fish, juices and so on. (Wikipedia)

For: Wordless Wednesday (on Tuesday) and Our World: 7 December 2015 and Oh My Heartsie Girls Wonderful Wednesday Linky Party

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My Guilty Pleasures

Grateful and Guilty

Shop till I drop is my guilty pleasure
Shoes and bags and anything fashionable
Should I be at fault or think to be pure?
A nice cappuccino when feeling all a jumble.

Or a cup of tea in a fine bone china cup
Fling into the sky like all so many figs
Fill to the edge with milk, fill up my cup
Dancing many zumbas, many latins, many jigs.

Taking photos is also on my list of pleasure
It goes well with travelling and cycling
My heart moans with hyper activated pleasure
And nothing else could stop me from trying.