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Voting is now open!

The fifth annual Bloggers Bash has opened the polls for you to vote for the nominated blogs for this year.

I’m honoured to be listed among some legends in blogging. Please, take the time to vote for your favourites and visit the pages you aren’t familiar with – there are absolute gems in the collection.

Good luck to all the nominees and I hope to meet you in person at the Bash!

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Monday Coffee

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Quick Coffee Catch Up

Hello and thanks for joining me on a Tuesday instead of our usual Monday Coffee date.

It has been a very busy week and weekend so I’m playing catch up this week with all the odds and ends that were put aside. Grab a mug of your favourite beverage and join me on the sofa while I regale you with what I’ve been doing.

Last week saw my Literacy Enrichment plan working as the school enjoyed a re-run of the recent Royal wedding. At the end of a hardworking week, the children were rewarded with a Royal Reception of their own with representatives of the royal family chosen from our year 6’s. The children and staff made a huge effort to dress up and I spotted at least three fascinators with pretty feathers and flowers donned by teachers as they went around serving the children juice and water.

After filling their mouths with as many snacks they could fit in one sitting, off they went to dance – after the dance floor was opened by the royal couple and family members. I do believe the queen could boogie! Once the party was over, it was as though my fairy godmother waved her magic wand: tables and chairs were whisked away at fairytale speed making my head spin, and by the time the parents were allowed onto the playground to pick up their precious princes and princesses, no one was the wiser that children had been frolicking in their fancy footwear mere minutes before. I am now convinced that the staff and children have super hero capes hidden in their lockers for occasions like this!

Well that was one Royal Reception out of the way. On Saturday, I was lucky enough to attend another wedding with a different prince and princess. This time they appeared to have stepped straight out of a Bollywood movie!

Set on the De Vere grounds in a picturesque village in Mortimer, the couple celebrated their nuptials in style with a stunning backdrop of the Manor House. As though that wasn’t awe-inspiring enough, their Reception was held in the hotel with a huge chocolate fountain to keep adults and children entertained while we waited for photos to be taken of the beautiful bride and groom.

Aromatic food and music filled the evening air and by the time it was time to leave, most of the guests were catatonic from full bellies and sore feet, a sign of a brilliant evening had by all.

Sunday saw a more serene family get together as everyone reminisced the previous day’s events with the new relatives and more good food. A good end to a long weekend of celebrating.

With all this happening, there was no time to write and to be honest, no real inspiration to do so. I’m losing focus again and my deadline is looming. Let’s hope that it returns soon or I’ll see another year pass with my stories sitting in draft form.

What about you? Have you had an exciting or boring weekend? What did you get up to? Let me know in the comments.

Slipping Away

I feel as though bits of me are slipping away. The more I fulfil my dreams, the more my essence fades. Where is the balance between my destiny and my provenance? The journey doesn’t secure a link to both. Though I’ll gladly discard the parts that are unsecured and tangible, the rest I want to retain.

I feel as though bits of me are slipping away. Maybe one day I will awaken to the butterfly and not the caterpillar. Until then, my doubt lingers like the promise of metamorphosis.

Saturday

Raise your cup with me

Avoid the green spittoon

For dancing full of glee

We forget under the seduction of the moon
Raise your cup with me

Fair Sporalls of the night

The whiff of hoof and wee

Forgotten and out of sight
Raise your cup with me

Ye fair maidens with hidden gems

Gents fall at your long toenailed feet

Bidden by the temptress to rise again
Raise your cup with me

Hairy hollers to the divine

As we frolic beneath her beams

And succumb to music and wine

Monday Valentine’s Coffee

Be my valentine!

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Celebrating The Hubble Telescope

25 years ago, the Hubble telescope took a ride on the space shuttle Discovery, launching a wider view of the Milky Way and capturing the cosmic pictures of stars and the galaxies we could never have dreamt of seeing before.

I have found a YouTube clip to help celebrate the day.  Hope you enjoy it.

http://youtu.be/fPyKshtI8ro

Join Hugh for The ‘Walking On Sunshine’ Weekend Blog Party on 20th, 21st, and 22nd March

Hugh's Views & News  

Four big events will be happening, here in the UK, on 20th March 2015.

Walking On Sunshine Blog Party

A Partial Solar Eclipse 

A Super Moon

The Arrival of The Spring Equinox

What’s the fourth event I hear you ask?

To celebrate the arrival of Spring, here in the UK, Hugh would like you to join him at his ‘Walking On Sunshine’ Weekend Blog party, on 20th, 21st and 22nd March 2015.

Watch out for the “Walking On Sunshine” blog party launch post, on March 20th at 08:25 GMT (which is when the partial solar eclipse begins), which will give full details on how bloggers from all over the world can get involved.

Come and join in all the fun, and celebrate with Hugh.

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Happy #Wensfriesday!

Smarties are on the menu,
m&M’s taste so good,
Pastries and cheesecake – delicious
Yes you know you should!

What’s the point of #Wensfriesday?
Well it’s the mid-week delight
Who said we can’t have two Friday’s
With weekends to make it just right!

Okay that’s my tired and terrible attempt at a #Wensfriesday poem. If you have something better, post it, link it to me and I shall give you the Wensfriesday shout out.

I’m calling it a night because I have World Book Day tomorrow and since I’m going as Mary Poppins, I have some flying to do.

Now where did I put my carpet bag and umbrella?

😉

First Anniversary!

Tap! Tap! The mic squeaks as I check to see if it’s working. Some guests turn to see what’s happening on stage and why the music has stopped. I take a deep breath and step closer to the thin pole with microphone attached…

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“Ladies and Gentlemen, thank you for coming to my first anniversary blog party.

365 days ago I signed up for for blog page and couldn’t think of a better name than Thoughts By Mello-Elo. I had stumbled across the WordPress site through Kindlemojo’s Books and Bacon, a website dedicated to promoting novice authors like myself. I didn’t know what to make of this site and felt like a tiny row boat drifting through unchartered waters. It was only months later when I joined Writing 101 that I discovered the wonderful advantages of being a part of this amazing site.

I have met inspirational artists from all around the world who have managed to make me laugh, cry, shake my fists in anger at injustices and dance like there’s no tomorrow! It is all thanks to you that I stand here today a stronger, more confident writer. It is with you I celebrate my successes and look forward to my dreams slowly but surely coming true.

I’ll keep this short as I’m getting rather emotional and soppy but before I end my speech I would like to say, thank you! Thank you for being who you are and creating blogs that inform, support, amuse, confuse and amaze me. Even though I know Colleen from Silver Threading’s would prefer a different word, the best way to describe you all is AWESOME! Thank you!”

Speech over I join the guests and get a chance to mingle. Mentions of the future encourage me to list dreams of what I’d like to happen this year. More books, illustrations, maybe audio books and a book signing are on my bucket list. I ask what’s on your list? We wish each other good luck and toast to another year together. Group photos and silly selfies are rampant as the drinks flow and inhibitions are lost.

I see you standing across the room smiling and I raise my glass to you. Yes you. With a nod to you and an imaginary clink of glasses, I wish you a successful year ahead. I will hopefully see you next year with a few items ticked off my list and yours.

Salut!

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