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DON’T WORRY. ALL IS WELL (fingers crossed)! And a recommendation @marysmithwriter

Hi all:

Sorry I don’t bring you a review today, as I’ve been a bit busy and the book(-s) I’m reading is (are) a bit longer than usual, but I promise I’ll be back with more reviews next week (I can hear your sighs of relief).

Initially, I wasn’t going to post anything, but I know that, as things are at the moment, people are bound to worry if somebody disappears without a word, and we in the blogger community are worriers, I know. So, I thought I’d reassure you. Nothing is wrong. It might feel like this at times…

Photo by Ruffa Jane Reyes on Unsplash

But we keep going. I hope you are all coping with things, doing your best, taking a day at a time, and following recommendations. We are trying our best here as well, all, big and small.

Photo by Belinda Fewings on Unsplash

I have recommended blogs and posts in the past, and I know we all have our favourites, but in case you haven’t met her yet, I recommend that you visit Mary Smith‘s blog, here. She is a talented writer, a brilliant fellow blogger, has done so many things, had so many adventures, and looked after so many people all over that it’s impossible not to be amazed and in awe when reading her posts and books. Her wry sense of humour also helps, of course. And, although we all have had many reasons to complain about 2020, she recently has had to face pretty bad news, so go over and say hello. I’m sure she’ll love your visit.

Photo by Colin D on Unsplash (This picture was taken in Glasgow, Scotland, and made me think of Mary, because of her great heart and because she’s Scottish).

And here, I leave you a picture that has me puzzled. I looked for images tagged under “hope” on Unsplash, and this came up. I have no idea why, but I thought perhaps you would know. Or at least it would give you something different to think about.

Photo by Debby Hudson on Unsplash

Honestly, I haven’t got a clue, but I like it.

Thank you for visiting and for your patience, I’ll be back with new reviews next week. Take care and keep safe!

By OlgaNunez

I was born in Barcelona and after living in the UK for many years have now returned home. I teach English, volunteer at Sants 3 Ràdio, a local radio station, I'm a writer, translator (English-Spanish and vice-versa) and I'm a medical doctor and worked in Forensic Psychiatry many years. I also have a BA and a PhD in American Literature and Film, and a Masters in Criminology. I've always loved books and apart from writing them I review them often.
I write a bit of everything, check my books for more information and my about page for links.
My blog is bilingual, English and Spanish.

26 replies on “DON’T WORRY. ALL IS WELL (fingers crossed)! And a recommendation @marysmithwriter”

Thanks, Priscilla. Perhaps eggs might stand for a possible future of things to come, but no idea. I am not sure either if it was a label the photographer chose or it was Unsplash itself. Take care and I hope things are well with you.

Oh, Olga, this was a big surprise! Thank you so much for recommending my blog and saying such lovely things about me. I’m feeling quite overwhelmed. And I think the Scottish photo is great 🙂 Thank you, my friend.

Dear Mary, as a child I loved reading about adventures to what sounded like exotic places to me and wondering if I’d ever experience something like that. Then I grew up and my adventures ended up being far less exciting and exotic, but I always admired people who would go above and beyond their duty to help others, and I know full well how important voluntary organisations are to many people. I take my hat off to you, and I wish I could be closer to offer more practical help if needed. Sending you virtual hugs. ♥

Thanks, Rosie. Fear not, I’ve finished the book I was reading this morning, so I’ll be sending you a review soon, and there will be one posted next week. Have a lovely week.

Thanks, Robbie. A very interesting idea and it works for me. As I said before, I’m not sure if the author tagged the image with the concept of hope, or it was all down to Unsplash, but I like your take on it. Enjoy the rest of the week.

I’ve seen you on Twitter or yes Olga, I would have worried about you. No review from you is a flag, lol. 🙂 I’m glad you’re okay, and I know you guys are back in a stage of lockdown, so please stay safe. We’re into Wave 2 here too :(. So tired of this crap. Stay safe my friend. Hugs <3

Thanks, Debby. For the time being (fingers crossed!), it’s not total lockdown, but everything is very restricted and you need to think before you go anywhere or do anything. (Spontaneity does not exist any more). Today it’s supposed to be La Mercé, the day we celebrate the patron saint of the city, but the celebrations are… well, let’s say subdued. Well, at least it’s sunny. I hope things don’t get too bad there, but I think until there is a vaccine (or several) and a fair amount of the population has been vaccinated (I’m not so sure how that will go either), we have to get used to this state of things. Take lots of care and stay safe as well. ♥

Thanks Olga. Yes, our PM announced yesterday, ‘sorry no Thanksgiving gatherings, which is in 2 weeks, and let’s hope for Christmas’. Oye! Yes, spontaneity has gone out the window. We must dress for the occasion just popping out to grocers, or even taking out the garbage in our building. May we stay protected and sane! <3 xx

Here the rules are slightly different in different places, but even Christmas is not looking too hopeful. We’ll just have to keep going (or rather, staying). Stay well and keep the jokes coming! ♥

Hi Olga. I’m sorry to be late again. This is a lovely post, review or no. It felt like a friendly conversation, and I enjoyed spending a morning break with you.
As to the egg photo… eggs symbolize new life and new beginnings. The long ago pagans had an “egg holiday” (Ostara) near the date that is now celebrated for Easter, and eggs became connected to rebirth. So, I can see how the photographer may have tagged it as “hope.” Regardless, it’s a lovely image.
Be well, be happy. Hugs on the wing!

Thanks for the comment, Teagan. And thanks for your comment about the picture. It makes perfect sense, and I’m sure you’re right. To tell you the truth, I looked only at a small version of the picture when I shared it, and I thought they were new potatoes! When somebody mentioned they were eggs, I had to look at the picture again. I do need my glasses! And yes, it is beautiful in its simplicity.
Take care, dear Teagan, and have a lovely weekend.

Thanks, Toni. She’s a lovely woman and I’m so sad she (and Sue Vincent as well) are going through this. There’s so little we can do from a distance… Stay well and strong. ♥

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