The Butcher – Wordless Wednesday.



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Featured Posts 116 – Share your blog posts.




Today’s featured blogs posts are:

Us and them, my reality shift: Thought provoking article. One of the statements that gave made me pause is:

The “Us and Them” verse refers to how groups (tribes) of humans can be cruel to one another, but as individuals we like to think we would not act this way.

Techno kids: today’s babies know more than you and I about these techie gadgets. Are there any controls?

Fry – day fun: Each day I learn something new and today I learnt about ISTP from this article. An interesting summation. Maybe you can relate.

The time tonight: a lovely read that might tempt to either pen a poem or go to bed😉

Sink or swim, that’s the question: What’s your choice? Each day we have to make a decision.

Do step in and show some love.

‘Do you want more eyes on your words?’

Well then, add your LINK INTO THIS LOOP.

Comments are disabled here to keep the loop tidy. Any comments or link you want to send can be added through the link in the post.

Thank you for your understanding and regards.

‘We create a cohesive community when we come together. 

P.S. Our monthly Meet and Greet/Blog Party comes up this weekend Sat 27th/Sun 28th August. Hope to see you there.

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I hear the reverberations of the magic that’s hidden within.

Support Me.

A Click A Day Series…


It’s been on my mind to start this photo practise series and I have procrastinated long enough. I literally fell in love with taking photographs and discovering not just new things from the side of the lens but new things about myself as well.

Like is aptly said, practice makes perfect and each day I’ll present a random shot taken in the bid to perfect my photography skills.

Please feel free to send in your constructive criticisms on how to improve (I am a big girl and can take it – maybe just bawl a bit in the bathroom, but that’s okay😉

I also welcome you gladly to join me anytime you are able to do so.

Maybe, as time goes on, there’ll be a 30 day’s prompt/theme that can be followed for each month.

For today, I took a snap of this framed quote that I saw somewhere and it rightly expresses my thought.


Now, let me go and get my camera:-)


P.S. Our monthly Meet and Greet/Blog Party comes up this weekend Sat 27th/Sun 28th. Hope to see you there.

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Tuesdays Trickles – My Thinking Corner.


Every Tuesday, I share snippets of thoughts that I call ‘My Thinking Corner.’

I would like to invite you to participate. The challenge is quite simple. You can check this link for more details.


♦ You have to believe in yourself and your talent. You must believe that small fact with your entire being.

♦ That little faith that you have in yourself is not just a catalyst for change but keeps you going even when doubt begins to set in.

Lovely nuggets of integrity come in from Lady Cee and words of wisdom from Deb Glover. You need to check these out.

I hope these words add some value.



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Rhyme for no reason – Ronovan writes weekly haiku challenge.


I chose to have a little fun with the prompt ‘Rhyme & Reason,’ that Ronovan gave us for this week’s haiku. We need no reason to make a rhyme and sometimes I don’t follow any rules of poetry and write a free flow.

A man from Thyme loved to rhyme
during Summer season, for unknown reasons.
He played the pipe, he hummed and mimed,
he danced a jig and earned some dimes.

Sometimes I make some silly rhymes
for absolutely no real reason,
just for fun and a smile.

Sometimes I write deep, emotive rhymes
to express my inner thoughts
and expose how my mind reasons.

© Jacqueline Oby-Ikocha

Image credit: Pinterest

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When I am Fifty…


When I was twenty, I thought thirty was old,
then I became thirty and it wasn’t so bad.
Lo Presto! Forty came calling and looks good on me,
that now I realize fifty isn’t old at all.

I realized that age flies and are only numbers when you count,
‘cos these numbers don’t depict the essence of who you are
and the miles you’ve walked in life.

I’ll embrace fifty when it does come round
with grace and a lot of gratitude
for to age is a blessing
that many don’t live to see.

Fifty, The Daily Post

© Jacqueline Oby-Ikocha

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Chunky monkey…


Angelas‘ brisk steps slowed down to shorter strides as she tussled with her mind to stay focused and not to give in to the nudging temptation, but by the time she had walked a few more yards, her taste buds desire gave up on the battle with her mind and she quickly retraced her steps back to funky munky, promising herself all the way that after the treat she would resist future temptations.

Savouring the burst of sweetness that hit her senses, she closed her eyes in delighted appreciation of each sip of the trademark chocolate combo drink and chewy chunks of chunky monkey.

Satisfied with her quick, sneaky indulgence, she silently chastised herself for not sticking to the plan and got up to leave, only for the door to open and Tim her diet partner and husband walked in.

They both stared at each other in chagrin and burst out laughing sheepishly.

© Jacqueline Oby-Ikocha


Thank you, TJ for the photo and Priceless Joy for hosting this charming platform where we unleash our stories:-)

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Street Grill – Mundane Monday


Mundane Monday Challenge is created to find beauty in almost everything.

The challenge is simple. Find beauty in everyday mundane things, capture the beauty and upload the photographs.


After meandering around some nooks and crannies of Deira, I was hungry enough to want to buy the roasted chicken. From experience, street food tastes good😉

© Jacqueline Oby-Ikocha

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Trying to make a sale – Every day beautiful people



My conversation with the tradeswomen below:

“We take small items from the wholesaler on credit to sell. We only earn commissions and maybe extras from the profit of the original amount. Some days sales are poor, but it’s better than doing nothing.”

“It’s difficult to make savings from this, but I hope one day to save enough to have my own small kiosk.”

I ended up buying a whistle:-)

I have found that once you approach people decently and engage in a conversation, within split seconds, you learn not only a bit more about them, but these little conversations make me pause and be thankful. They make me smile, laugh or sober.

© Jacqueline Oby-Ikocha

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