Tomorrow I’m co-hosting a Death Cafe

At a Death Cafe you have the opportunity to drink tea, eat cake and talk about death. It can be anything about death – maybe sharing with someone what would be important to you at your end of life, talking about death means to you, sharing stories or maybe just sitting and listening.teacup2

It isn’t a grief support or counselling session but it is a chance to discuss death with people who also want to talk about death.  The best bit of course there is lots of cake! Want to know more? 
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Lost control of my reader

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Blogs – a chance to chat to friends, watch what is happening or simply contemplate

Over the past few weeks, well months, I have been very aware I have not been staying in touch with old friends on WordPress, let alone getting to know new acquaintances. So this morning I have been managing my followed sites to try and rectify that.

Been fun as I have rediscovered old friends, caught up with others and even found a few new ones to follow. However the overwhelming feeling was that there seemed to be lots of sites, who I may have liked a post at one stage but have no recollection of deciding to follow. Did WordPress do something I wonder?

I don’t commit enough time to blogging to follow the site of every post I like, and even now despite the achievement of getting the list to below 100 I know there are going to be days if not weeks when I miss some great posts of those I do follow. I am circumspect with the email follow system as again so easy to be overwhelmed, but hopefully for the next few months I’ll be better at staying in touch.

Here are just a few of the many I have enjoyed catching up with or discovering this morning.

  • I love Sachi’s posts, so inspiring, honest and positive. I am actually annoyed with myself for losing touch, but have a plan for 2016 so hopefully won’t happen again. Here’s one she wrote last month  – It’s never too late to make a resolution
  • There are quite a few of us following Ailsa’s Where’s my Backpack, and her latest one I thought very appropriate for us here in Portugal in the middle of the carnival season.
  • Now Clare and Dean I’ve been following for a while now, but again because I had allowed My Reader to get out of control I’ve been missing their excellent posts. Just love this one of the Emu.
  • Got to know the brilliant Meg when on the Blogging101 course last summer. She writes beautifully, and this one on love is a must read.
  • Jacqui is a recent find, and what a find her blog has proved to be. Her photographs of birds are amazing, something for my other blog to aspire for.
  • And finally is another new find is Lost in Translation. Again more wonderful photographs and totally agree with Paula’s quote on time.