Daily prompt, Poetry

Dive beneath the surface :shallow

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It’s all about image that’s what they say

Looks before personality

Look good for the clicks, for the likes

Nowadays that’s the¬†game we play

Conversations have become emojis,  quips and phrases

So easy to ”connect” but we never dive beneath the surface

Then we sit and wonder why some relationships have become so shallow 

Afraid to go deep, hearts have grown so cold

Tantalised by the visual

We forget to stimulate the mind and the soul.

Copyright Tachira Wiltshire 

 

 

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FASHION, Uncategorized

Cute finds online . What’s in my cart?

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Am I the only one who is always online trolling for deals?¬†Somehow online browsing is very relaxing for me.¬† I may be a little strapped for cash, but I always find an item or two that just calls my name.¬†God Bless the save for later button ūüôā Here’s what I am currently crushing on :

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Betsey Johnson Coconuts about you tote.  Her items are so unique and quirky. This one is available in three colours. Black, white and metallic. As an island girl, the coconuts are what really grabbed my attention. Coconut water, coconut milk, coconut oil. I am coconuts about coconuts. This item is also available on https://www.betseyjohnson.com  She offers free shipping over $50 Use code Betseyfree and Bogo 50% use code SUPER50 . It is also available on Amazon.com 

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If you read last week’s Fashion post you guys know ASOS is my jam .¬†This week’s sale is 60 % off summer dresses.¬† While browsing I stumbled upon this watch set by Aldo¬†which I love because it can match any outfit and the multi straps make it appear like you have multiple watches.¬†How cool is that?¬†I always shop ASOS¬†¬†.uk¬†by default.¬†It is also available on the us site .

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Something about this dress just says summer to me. I love the cute frills and the colour just reminds me of the ocean. I think it would be perfect for a laid back summer date.

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Check out this lovely tropical print. Isn’t it just so beautiful; like a painting?¬†This one is perfect for summer to keep you cool and pretty colours just scream summer fun to me ūüôā

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Black and white are such a classic.  It always says simple and elegant to me. I think outside may be too hot for black but I love it nonetheless. This would be perfect for my girl Shaunie . She loves black everything.

As always I will include my ebates¬†link for those who love cash back.¬†It’s like getting paid to shop.¬†Who does not LOVE cash back!

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These are just a few items I have my eye on. Anything special you guys are planning to buy? Thanks for reading. Happy Friyay Everyone.

Love and Blessings

Tachi

Daily post photo challenge, photography

Something about water : Satisfaction

There is something about water that soothes my soul.   The sight of it, the sound of it. It is just so relaxing and invigorating. I am particularly passionate about the beach but any glistening water view just tickles my fancy and brings me so much joy.  Beautiful blues and luminous waters. I hope you enjoy these views as well. Love and Blessings Tachi

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Daily prompt, Inspiration, Poetry

Sucess is in your Dna :Hidden potential

We all have the potential to be great
In some, it is just hidden
Hidden by the insecurities
Thoughts of will he like me, will they accept me
Haunted by the word no, the rejection of past ideas
Daunted by the challenges that everyday life throws in our face
Voices in our heads saying no you aren’t good enough
Thwarted by criticisms disguised as  caring words
You have not got what it takes you will never have the stuff
The stuff that success is made of
Success was not designed for a select few
It’s everyone’s birthright
There for all of us to claim
It all depends on your world view
We all have a calling, a vision, a gift
That was implanted the day we were conceived
Success is in our DNA
Do not the let the words of the naysayers and negative self-talk  drown you out
Tap into your subconscious when you are faced with doubt
Retrain your brain to see the good in everything
This will help you tap into your hidden potential
You are not a loser
you were placed here to win

Copyright Tachira Wiltshire

Daily prompt, Inspiration, Poetry

Tea mediation

There are so many varieties of tea the possibilities are endless

A cup for every individual, tea can even help us through life’s crises

A tea to heal, tea to calm, to refresh

A cup to rejuvenate you in the morn

Drinking tea is an art

An act of mindfulness that pulls you to the present

The smell, the steam the sip that warms our hearts

We give thanks as we have a cup

An expression of gratitude for life, for friends and love

A cup with our favourite treat can be a satisfying  snack

We drink from the cup of life with such gusto and appreciation

The art of drinking tea is the ultimate meditation

 

Copyright Tachira Wiltshire

 

Daily prompt, Poetry, Uncategorized

*Sips tea *

Social media lovers we live for the tea

We live for the tea

The who is dating who

The who took and L

We click, we share, we comment

Gossip really does sell

The bigger the cup the better

We log in to drink up that tea

Some days it’s hot, some days it’s tepid

But I tell you my friends the tea is so addictive

Copyright Tachira Wiltshire

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Inspiration

Hump day : 3 practical tips for getting over life’s humps

Today is the middle of the week, Wednesday, affectionately known as hump day.¬†Some weeks are never-ending and for all you guys having a rough week, it’s known as why isn’t¬†it Friday yet.

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In life, we are all faced with humps.Some bigger than others. The easy ones you leap over like an Olympic high jumper. Others, well they seem like mountains and you are stuck at the bottom scratching your head wondering where you should start.

Some days you wake up bright and full of energy and others getting out of bed seems so disheartening. You just want to give up. On those days you have to dig deep, really deep.¬†My preferred¬†way to deal with those days is to channel my inner toddler and scream, throw a tantrum.¬†Not very mature, I know but you would be surprised how therapeutic it can be. Here are my three tips for dealing with life’s humps.

Flip da script: It’s all about perspective.¬†When life hands you lemons,¬†don’t get sour.¬†Make the best out of it.¬†As they say, make lemonade and for that really rough dilemma, a margarita will do.¬†It’s all about how you view the challenge.¬†So, for instance, ¬†you lost your job?¬†Let me just say; it won’t be your last job.¬†Let’s think of it in a positive light.¬†You will have more free time to pursue what you are really passionate about,¬†whatever floats your boat. You never know what idea,¬†inspiration¬†may hit you.¬†It could even lead to a whole new career.¬†This is a chance to reinvent yourself.

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Accept where you are.¬†I am not condoning settling of any sort here.¬†As one of my favourite¬†motivational gurus Rebecca Boruki¬†would say ”allow the suck”. Make peace with where you are.¬†Sometimes despite our best efforts, we fall flat on our faces.¬†When this happens,¬†reflect,¬†accept and don’t get stuck back there.¬† Get up,¬†dust off and go at it again.¬†Just roll with it. Everything is temporary.¬†Think back to all the times you were faced with a problem,¬†issue or challenge.¬† They always worked¬†out right?¬†Trust that even when things are seemingly going wrong,¬†it’s all in your favour. The universe¬†always has your back.

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Find a healthy coping mechanism.¬†Stress can wear you down and sometimes knock you out.¬†There is a reason why meditation and yoga have become so popular.¬†They are good for your mental,¬†emotional and physical health.¬†So many studies have proven this fact,¬†don’t just take my word for it.¬†Do your research.¬†If these are too woo woo for you.You can read a good book,¬†exercise, watching a good comedy.¬†Laughter is so soothing. Have you ever tried colouring? I love my adult coloring¬†book ūüôā It get’s me in touch with my inner child and creativity.Find something that brings you peace and gives you clarity.Inner peace can be the antidote to any of the stressors that life brings.

What do you do to cope with life ‘s humps?¬†Happy hump day everyone.¬†Love and¬†Blessings

Tachi

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Daily prompt, Recipes and Food

Traditional Bajan Cuisine : My 6 faves

In this modern-day society, many of the traditional customs have fallen by the wayside.

We have become so ”advanced” but are we really?¬† Or are we on the¬†verge of becoming self-absorbed, consumer driven selfie taking zombies? Maybe I am being overly dramatic; I have been accused of having an overly active imagination.

People here in Barbados have complained about a lack of community spirit.¬†The society has become more ”me” based and less ”we” based .¬†I, however, do not like to generalise.¬†There are still people out there who are respectful, caring and willing to share.¬†Let’s not compare ”then ” and ”now” because as humans we all have short comings. Each generation¬†has had their vices.¬†There ends the preachy segment of this post.

Let’s talk about traditional Bajan food .¬†I am going to list my six favourites.¬†If you ever visit¬†give them a try.

Cou Cou¬†or Coo Coo and flying fish is our national¬†dish. It’s a mixture of cornmeal and okra. It can go with any type of meat.¬†I love it with pork.

Photo courtesy http://www.rozzmagazine.com 

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Pudding and Souse. This is what I like to call a weekend dish. We usually have  Souse on a Saturday but for me, any day of the week will do. What we call souse is pickled pork and the pudding is steamed sweet potato.  It can also be eaten with breadfruit.  Just delicious if you are not vegetarian of course.20170725_182537

Photo by Xquizeat Foods  https://www.facebook.com/Xqui-Zeat-Bajan-Caterers-1715960348702755/

Macaroni pie. This is the Bajan version of mac and cheese. Just baked and just as yummy. Cheesy Goodness.

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Fishcakes . These are typically made with pickled cod-fish mixed with flour and seasonings to make a batter, which is then fried. When you visit, ask for a bread and two. It’s usually a salt bread with two fish cakes.

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Tamarind Balls. The best of both worlds, a sweet and sour snack. Brings back childhood memories. My grand mother used to make them for us. We had a tamarind tree in our back yard. These are my bff Mich fave as well.

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All of these dishes; you are going to need something to wash them down right?

Let’s talk about rum. ¬† Mount Gay Rum is the oldest rum in Barbados. It was established in ¬†1703 .¬†Rum in Barbados¬†is as common as the beach.¬†There are approximately 1500 rum shops in Barbados.¬†No, we are not all drunkards¬†lol but we know rum. The plus is most of these shops serve the traditional¬†delicacies I have listed and many others . Rum and coke is our favourite. There are also many varieties¬†of rum white,¬†brown,¬†spiced.¬†the choice is yours.

 

Hope you enjoyed this little slice of  Bajan cuisine.  You can simply google any of the dishes listed if you want to experiment with any of them.  Thanks for reading.

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Share your World

Share your world July 24th

List some of your favourites types of teas.

To be honest I am more of a coffee kinda girl. It’s only after my pregnancy and I¬† could not really drink coffee that I developed a love for tea. I love red raspberry tea, lemon and ginger, peppermint and chamomile. Oh, I almost forgot chai tea.¬†The possibilities are endless with this one :)). Here is what I am currently drinking.

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What  are  a couple of things could people do for you on a really bad day that would really help you?

Just a word of encouragement would be appreciated. Taking me for a drive to clear my head and bringing me food. My favourite treats always help with the bad days.red-velvet-christmas-treats_02

Irregardless of your physical fitness, coordination or agility: If you could be an athlete what would  you do?

I would most definitely be a gymnast. I love their grace and agility. I love the outfits the routines and the fact they make it look so effortless. Strength, agility and grace. They make me appreciate the human body and how beautiful movement can be.Oh, I wish I was a gymnast ūüôā

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If you had to describe your day as a traffic sign, what would it be?

No Parking sign. Today has been full steam ahead since I jumped out of bed at 6.30 am. A day full of chores and one cranky toddler. Non-stop . No parking.

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What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?

I am grateful for the rain. It was a blessing to have some cool weather for a bit. This week is going to be a busy one. I look forward to having some downtime and catching up on my summer shows.

 

Daily prompt

Fragrance can cast a spell

The power of fragrance is like a sorcerer weaving an eternal spell. Fragrance can trigger

 

memories good and bad. The smell of a freshly baked cake taking you back to that childhood summer day.

The smell of the ocean after a beach meditation cleanses your lungs, relaxing you and preparing you to face your day.

The smell of essential oils can be healing, rejuvenating, calming whatever you want them to be.  Fragrance has such versatility.

The scent of a lost lovers’¬†cologne can take you back and flood you with sensual memories.
Familiar scents can take you home even if you are in a strange place.

Fragrance can tease your senses, make you happy and blissed. Fragrance weaves tales of travellers, of lovers and adventurers; it can transport you like a magic carpet.

Fragrance can turn you into a powerful, seductive and wild temptress. The power of fragrance should never be underestimated, it stimulates the senses, stirs such emotions and transports you to wonderful places.