How to get a blogger’s attention (in a good way)

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Recently, I received yet another email that reminded me why I need to write a post on how to talk to bloggers.  First, let me tell you what NOT to do, heavily influenced by the silly email I received the other day.  The subject of the email said ‘For immediate release!’ almost guaranteeing I would do no such thing.  Secondly, the email started ‘Hello Media Friends’.  If you can’t be bothered to use my name which is beyond easy to find on my blog, then I’m not going to bother much with your email.  Next, it turned out the email was on a subject not at all in line with any of the topics I blog about.  Then the email asked me to publish the press release attached to the email on my platform.  Why I would do such a thing was a mystery to me and possibly to the writer of the email too because Continue reading

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Picture of the Month: Venice

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I’ve been fascinated with Venice for as long as I can remember.  I think it’s the idea of a whole city (brick and mortar houses and everything) on water.  I was a bit sad when I read Elizabeth Gilbert’s Eat Pray Love and she didn’t seem to like Venice.  That experience made my love for the city waver a bit but then I watched Angelina Jolie’s The Tourist and the adoration came back in full force.  I really, really want to visit Venice and I hope it happens sometime soon.

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Nail Art: Neon star

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This nail polish is called Sunset and is by Picture Polish.  I loved it in the bottle but it’s a little sheer on the nails and I like my polish opaque.  Next time I try it, I’ll apply it over a coat of white nail polish.  That might help.  Other than that, I put little bits of neon nail jewellery on top of the polish to carry on the neon theme.  Easy peasy!

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Perhaps the perfect view

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Nail Art: Boundless Blue

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Blue is one of my favourite colours so I find that I use blue nail polish a lot.  Here, I used two different shades.  I did this look several months ago and sadly, didn’t note down the polish I used.  Now, I can’t remember what they are.  While I like this nail design, I like to think my line work has improved since then :-) And as for that nail jewellery, it was awful!  Kept sticking up and catching on things.  Will never use it again.

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‘Round the world ticket (June 2015)

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Here are links to some great stuff for you to read and watch on the internet.

How Chrome won the war of the browsers

50 reasons to love the world.

35 fabulous off-the-beaten-track destinations

Uplifting reminder article:  there are many paths to the same destination.

Funny/interesting/odd things NOT to do in different parts of the world.

How to create your own happiness at work.

 

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Nail Art: Star of the Family

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Gradients are tough to do but every so often, I miss them, try to forget how much trouble it is to create them and do them again on my nails.  It’s like I like to torture myself once in a while :-)  This gradient wasn’t the smoothest transition I’ve ever done but it was okay.  I did this nail design several months ago so it might be time for me to try a gradient again :-)

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Travel pictures: Hawaii (Part 2)

I spent a few days in Hawaii and thoroughly enjoyed myself.  Hawaii is made up of 8 islands and I went to two of them – Oahu and (confusingly) Hawaii.  Hawaii is the biggest of the Hawaiian islands and is also called The Big Island or The Volcano Island.  Here are a few pictures from that trip.  I split the into two posts so you don’t get photo overload :-)  You can see the first part here .

9 standing on solidified lava flows lava field in hilo

Standing on solidified lava flows in Hilo, Hawaii.  I love this picture.  I feel like the sun ray is saying I was in the right place. Continue reading

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Nail Art: Pastel Bloom

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I love doing 3D nail art and this fimo nail design is an example of why I do.  The fimo flowers are so cute.  They remind me of a garden in bloom and make me feel happy.  They were also quite easy to do which is a big plus.

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Picture of the month: Prague

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I recently met a woman who was from Prague.  I immediately thought of the movie, Mission Impossible 1, with Tom Cruise.  Part of the movie was set in Prague and the place seemed so exotic to me that it always stayed on my mind.  When I met the lady from Prague, that part of my mind was re-activated :-)  so I did a bit of research on the city.  Prague seems like a pretty place with lots of history.  It really would be nice to visit.  Anyone out there been to Prague before?  What was it like for you?

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