Cee’s Odd Ball Photo Challenge: Week 5 – Three Odd Ball Photos

How It Works?  This Odd Ball Challenge is not topic related. Feel free to add any photos or artwork that fits into the category.  Be creative and challenge yourself.  Hopefully you will find your creative eye will be expanded.

ENJOY and have FUN.

via Cee’s Odd Ball Photo Challenge: Week 5.

This is such a unique and interesting challenge.

Here’s my three (odd)submission for the odd ball challenge.

Odd number - Three Ice Cream Mochi Balls

Odd number – Three Ice Cream Mochi Balls

An odd hole round as an odd ball

An odd hole round as an odd ball

Pies, another odd number of  round odd balls

Pies, another odd number of round odd balls

This is love and nothing else.

Beautiful poem posted by The Seeker.


spring flowersA Prayer in Spring

Oh, give us pleasure in the flowers today;
And give us not to think so far away
As the uncertain harvest; keep us here
All simply in the springing of the year.

Oh, give us pleasure in the orchard white,
Like nothing else by day, like ghosts by night;
And make us happy in the happy bees,
The swarm dilating round the perfect trees.

And make us happy in the darting bird
That suddenly above the bees is heard,
The meteor that thrusts in with needle bill,
And off a blossom in mid air stands still.

For this is love and nothing else is love,
The which it is reserved for God above
To sanctify to what far ends He will,
But which it only needs that we fulfill.

Robert Frost, from Robert Frost: Collected Poems, Prose, and Plays (Library of America).

Thank you David…

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Street Life – Bird’s eye view of Perth

In a post created specifically for this challenge, share a photo that brings a street to life. – Cheri

via Weekly Photo Challenge: Street Life.



Bird's eye view of streets of Perth

Bird’s eye view of streets of Perth

View of the city streets (above photo) taken from King's Park

View of the city streets (above photo) taken from King’s Park.  This photo shows the War Memorial with the city in the background.

One Word Photo Challenge: Black

One Word Photo Challenge: Black

By Jennifer Nichole Wells on March 25, 2014

via One Word Photo Challenge: Black.


All right.  Good night.  The world shares the grief with all families and friends who lost their loved ones on MH370

All right. Good night. The world shares the grief with all families and friends who lost their loved ones on MH370

The only One word the world can now echo is “Condolences”.

9 Ways to make friends and find a date

Years ago, it was common that couples were childhood sweetheart or found each other through matchmaking.

Today, the trend is more towards social groups and online dating.

Below are some ways to meet your special someone.

1.   School friends and college mates

childhood sweetheart

2.   Office mates and associates

Office Romance - Photo credit http://www.csmonitor.com/

Office Romance – Photo credit http://www.csmonitor.com/

3.   Friends of friends


4.   Pubs and social meeting places


5.   Community, volunteer or church groups


6.   Social activities such as sports events, food & wine festivals


7.  Parks – Walks/runs and Dog walks


8.   Singles group or speed date


9.   Online dating sites

Any other tips to share, anyone?

More about Online Dating – check out this interesting blog

Weekly Writing Challege: Power of Names – Friendsoulmate

Weekly Writing Challege: Power of Names

by Tim (tmoorewp) on March 17, 2014

via Weekly Writing Challege: Power of Names.

I have a name.

My name on this blog is ‘friendsoulmate’.

Or you could call me or my blog ‘Worldwide Friends’ or ‘Worldwide Soulmate’.

Such big and powerful names, meaningful and of great significance as I reach out to the world with one single objective of creating a blog that anyone and everyone can enter in looking for a friend and walking out happy that you have found a friend.

I am initially just scratching the surface, laying the foundation for the big friendship connection.   I visualize one day for this blog to be a virtual meeting place, an imaginary pub, a restaurant, a coffeeshop or any meeting place where you could come in and find a friend or soulmate and have a friendly chat.

‘Friendsoulmate’ – What power does the name provide?

Only time will tell, how my blog will justify my name.

Sincerely yours,



Looking for friends locally?

Click here to check out a Meetup group near you.

When my last relationship failed, I decided to give up dating.  I wanted to be alone, not by choice but by circumstance.  I decided then after that failed relationship that I have to learn to be independent, while being alone, yet still being able to enjoy and do the things I want to do.

I gave up on dating sites and I honestly cannot recall how I stumbled upon meetup.  It was one of the best gift that happened to me.  I became a member of the meetup group but most activities happened quite a drive from where I live.  I attended a couple of meetups and then decided I wanted to be in control, to be able to go out as and when I want to and not have to drive miles and miles away to enjoy an evening.  I started my own meetup group with the objective of hanging out with like minded people that live in the same area.

Today, my meetup is almost one year old.  I am not looking at being an organizer of a huge meetup group.   I believe in quality rather than quantity and I am very happy to say that we have formed a very close knitted group in our local community and it is such a blessing especially for women (or men for that matter) who thought they would be suffering, feeling sorry for themselves from a broken relationship, withdrawn and hurt.  While it hurts from broken relationship, the hurt is not going to be forever as long as you do not allow it to control you.  Life is more valuable than to sit and drown in sorrow, feeling sorry for yourself.

Get out, feel and sunshine on your skin (or play with the snow) whatever is the season.

Life is a breeze, enjoy it while it last.

Are you a member of a meetup group?
If not, look up one near you.  I would love to hear of your experiences.
Friendship makes the world goes round.

Meetup is the world’s largest network of local groups. Meetup makes it easy for anyone to organize a local group or find one of the thousands already meeting up face-to-face. More than 9,000 groups get together in local communities each day, each one with the goal of improving themselves or their communities.

Meetup’s mission is to revitalize local community and help people around the world self-organize. Meetup believes that people can change their personal world, or the whole world, by organizing themselves into groups that are powerful enough to make a difference.

For more about meetup check it out here http://www.meetup.com/about/

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