My Thursday


One day isang araw, I saw nakita ko
I can’t remember how it goes after that
It’s just some random English and Filipino words
Anyway, I’m supposed to write about my day
It started early, it always does in this house
Before 6 I was up, checking my emails
Then I made a pot of tea for me and Him Indoors
He’s still in bed, warm and cosy, ah, bless him
Thursday morning, we usually go swimming
Early swimmers we are called, and so are the seniors
Who are also there first thing in the morning
Him indoors doing his laps in the Olympic size pool
I’m happy bobbing in the heated outside pool
After half an hour, we both went to the Jacuzzi
That was heaven on earth! Just like being on holiday
Back home, had our breakfast and Him Indoors works
Me? My free day today so I’m taking it easy
Did some blogging about fictions and photos
Had lunch, a quick nap and before I knew it, it’s late
Time to do some laundry, more blogging, think about dinner
We still got some bolognaise sauce from yesterday
I’ll just add some kidney beans, mushrooms and voila!
Chilli con carne with chopped chillies, of course
Good with boiled rice and a bottle of red wine
Him Indoors comes home, we sit outside
The weather is gorgeous to be outside
The day is not over yet, but I think it ends well
How was yours? Hope it’s a good one, too

For: Writing 101, Day 14: Recreate a single day

One Of These Things Is Not Like The Others

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One of these things is not like the others
Don’t know which one is not like the others
Is it the full body all knitted?
Or the friends having a cosy night in?
Perhaps the girl with her cat?
I still can’t figure it out
I guess they all belong together
Something to do with being comfy
The knitted body wrap keeps him warm
The friends relaxing with wines and games
And the girl leisurely walking with her cat
I’ll go with that guess – they’re all very comfy!

For: Thur Picture Prompt #37


I. Peace by Rupert Brooke – #BeWow and Nurt Thurs


Now, God be thanked Who has matched us with His hour,
And caught our youth, and wakened us from sleeping,
With hand made sure, clear eye, and sharpened power,
To turn, as swimmers into cleanness leaping,
Glad from a world grown old and cold and weary,
Leave the sick hearts that honour could not move,
And half-men, and their dirty songs and dreary,
And all the little emptiness of love!

Oh! we, who have known shame, we have found release there,
Where there’s no ill, no grief, but sleep has mending,
Naught broken save this body, lost but breath;
Nothing to shake the laughing heart’s long peace there
But only agony, and that has ending;
And the worst friend and enemy is but Death.

For: #BeWoW and Nurturing Thursday

Take Me to the Moon – Daily Prompt

How far would you go for someone you love? How far would you want someone else to go for you?

Thank you for the prompt suggestion, amommasview!


Take me to the moon and back
And I’d do the same for you
I’d climb the highest mountain
Or swim the deepest ocean
Coz I’m sure you’d do the same
We’ve gone through a lot
In sickness and in health
And we knew each other
Through and through


To My Dear And Loving Husband
by Anne Bradstreet

If ever two were one, then surely we.
If ever man were lov’d by wife, then thee.
If ever wife was happy in a man,
Compare with me, ye women, if you can.
I prize thy love more than whole Mines of gold
Or all the riches that the East doth hold.
My love is such that Rivers cannot quench,
Nor ought but love from thee give recompetence.
Thy love is such I can no way repay.
The heavens reward thee manifold, I pray.
Then while we live, in love let’s so persever
That when we live no more, we may live ever.

For: Take Me to the Moon

Inside the Bubble – Daily Prompt

A contagious disease requires you to be put into quarantine for a whole month (don’t worry, you get well by the time you’re free to go!). How would you spend your time in isolation?

Thanks for suggesting this prompt, Priceless Joy!


Inside the bubble for a whole month
How would I spend my time in isolation?
Easy peasy, lemon squishy, I’d read and write
I’d be able to read all the books I’ve wanted to read
But didn’t have the time to do it – from the classic,
Romance, thriller, suspense, love stories and others
I’d be able to write some fiction, nonfiction, musings,
Post some photographs and stories on my blog
Read some of the posts from other bloggers
Comment on them, like them and reblogged
I’d be able to see what’s happening online
Ring up people, what’s up or viber them
Write and send cards to family and friends
Sign up and do some open online courses
There’s a whole lot of subjects to choose from
From different universities around the world
Yes, I think I’d be able to manage a month off

For: Inside the Bubble

Carpe Diem Special #151, Rallentanda’s third “magnificent day”

magnificent day
bees buzz about the garden
by lapis blue sea

© Rallentanda

all cherry trees blossom –
waterfall of colors

© Chèvrefeuille


brilliant day for us
rejoicing something special
being together

for twenty-nine years
together through thick and thin
affirming our love

Men In My Life – Writing Prompt #111 “Men”

us Of course, it’s Him Indoors, the number one man of my life, the love of my life! I’ve written a lot about him…let me dig one, OK?

Is there humour in love?
I just have to ask
Of course, there is
Otherwise, what else is there?
If we cannot laugh together
To the simple things we have
Then why take things seriously?
Laughter is the best medicine
Ask your doctor, he’ll verify
For when I first met you
You made me laugh
And I thought you’re so witty
They’re not slapstick jokes
They’re very clever and fun

Wow, how time flies! To think that when we started we were both students or trainees, had moved from a studio in Birmingham, a maisonette with Mrs. Booth in Nottingham (we were on the top floor and every week we played cards with Mrs. Booth, bless her soul), a flat in Ramersdorf, a split house in Unterhaching, now a terrace house with a garden in the south of Munich. HRH the son was born two years after we moved to Germany and we have been living here for the last 25 years.

We’ve gone through thick and thin, through being fit and healthy to all the illneses and now trying to be as healthy as possible. We’ve cried together, laughed a lot, sometimes ignored each other, accepted each other with all our quirks and idiosyncracy, had a lot of tiffs, and so on. But at the end of it, we’re best mates, soul mates if there are such things and we don’t mind spending the rest of our lives together.

hiking in Kampenwand HRH the son, the one and only son, our precious one!

The time really goes so fast
We can still remember all the years
His first words that gave us cheers
The first time he crawls and walks
The first time he rode his bicycle
His first day of school with a big bag
Karate, music, choir, kung-fu, guitar
When we reminisce them they bring tears He used to be my idol, my very own Dad! I still miss you, Dad. Wish you were still here with us…

Dad, you left us so suddenly
Not even 60, that was young
You carried the world on your shoulders
And thought you were superman
With never ending super power strength
Funny how we pay our debts
What comes around goes around
And as we drown our sorrows
Life goes on in a spin
Your children miss you
Like plants in need of water and care
Your grandchildren too young
To remember you, what they’re left
Their foggy memory of you

 Last but not the least, all the men out there, you’re all part of a great human race, cheers!

One day in a life of the men in our lives
They work, they play and they do some sports
They spend a lot of time in front of the telly
Watching football, documentaries or histories
How about computer games? Ah, that, too!
Not everyone, but some of them do
Simulated flying, cars crashing, golf
What else do they do? Think, think, think
They love that, too, thinking and pondering
Pottering in the garden, that’s a good one
Finding things to repair around the house
Helping children do the homework
Giving a hand to the stressed out wife
Cooking, doing the groceries, mowing lawns
But most of all, being there when we need them
Our super heroes, our fathers, husbands and friends
So here’s just to say, thanks for everything
We love you to the moon and back!!!

Ten Things of Thankful 103 #10Thankful

Hello everyone! Hope you’re all well. Lots of things to be thankful this week. First of all, the weather, lovely spring weather, so hot and at the same time, so cool to be doing lots of things. Been cycling a lot, Him Indoors gardening, we’re grilling. Tortoises are happy in the garden, we’ve hardly seen or heard them, but they’re fine, eating the dandelions and lettuce we give them.

Painting - Stars of Spring by L Diane Johnson
Painting – Stars of Spring by L Diane Johnson

We’ve been cooking pancit, adobo, mechado, some homemade pizzas and pies. We share the task, sometimes I cook, sometimes he does it. OK, OK, he does it most of the time LOL and I appreciate everything!

pancit with beef and vegetables - for long life!
pancit with beef and vegetables – for long life!

We’re planning our trip to the UK in September when my mother will be there. Our friend N wanted to come and we’re so excited to show her around Coventry and London. Unfortunately, her visa was denied by the British Embassy. We couldn’t understand the reason why they denied her because she’s a permanent resident here in Germany. She was really sad. I felt really guilty, so I’ve decided to book another trip with her, this time to Amsterdam. I rang her and told her my good news. She was happy! So off we go to Amsterdam next month – yay! indigo

Last Sunday HRH the son skyped us and informed us that they are planning to get married next year. That’s good news, a little bit surprised but still good news. Thankful for this blessing. He said GF’s parents want to talk to us before the wedding. So we told them some proposed dates when we are in the UK, otherwise, they can tell us when it’s convenient for them and we can meet them.

I’m very thankful about my blogging. I’m still enjoying it and having a great time. I met lots of friends here, supportive of what I’m writing. I quite like combining two or three prompts in one piece, sometimes good, sometimes not so good. But I don’t mind, I’m trying my best and I’m experimenting most of the time. However, I’ve noticed that I’m running out of space for new photographs, so I’ve been using old ones. Otherwise, I have to delete some of them. image-e1f1a3353015b5b9e7292f077f69782994175a1140e7d46f4968cf50aa612100-V

I’m very grateful that I’m healthy and Him Indoors, as well as HRH the son are also in good health. I still go to the gym from time to time, cycle and walk a lot. And we try to eat healthily – no sweets! Well, sometimes, we have a treat of chocolates or ice-cream. gif_FrenchVanilla_cone

I still ring my Mom two or three times a week. She’s fine, quite excited because she’s flying to the UK at the end of the month. My brother and his family are also excited to see her again.

I appreciate my friends, all of them, for being my friends, and for being there, wherever they are – I love you all! They have been my rock, my shoulders to cry on, my fans, my critiques, etc. You all rock! friends1

I love our garden! The poppies are mostly out. Rhododendrons are lovely at the back. Petunias, lupins, aliums, etc. Lavenders are starting to come, looking forward to all of them. Mass of colours in the garden! flowers

I don’t know if they’re ten thankful already…but I think some of them count double or who’s counting? hehehe Take care everyone, have a great week ahead of you. Cheers for now, Ladylee ❤ yellow5