Daily Writing Prompt: What’s Your Favourite Type of Weather?

What is your favorite type of weather?

This was such an easy but also difficult writing prompt to respond to today. You’re probably thinking, how is that even possible, how can something be hard and easy at the same time? Well, lemme explain!

In a nutshell, summer is may favourite type of weather, as when I think of summer I think of the water and the beach. Two of my favourite things in the world! I am very much a beach person, and love the water. Even if I don’t get to go to the beach I just love the ‘summer vibe’ sundresses, shades, ice cream, BBQs,  music festivals and events, get togethers with friends and family, fun times with my partner, and being out and about doing interesting things. The latter is always nicer in good weather. I’m also naturally warm blooded, I hate being cold in anyway, shape, or form! I guess this is why I would say this is my favourite season.

That said… I do like the spring time the season we’re entering into now in Europe, but for a totally different reason.

As I write this, we are about to have the equinox and the season changes from winter to spring, as I turn to my right it is pouring with rain outside LOL. However, spring-time is another season I always love because it’s the perfect weather for walking in, better than summer I find. This is because it is not as hot and humid. While summer is good for ‘chillin’, drinks, BBQs, and lazing by the water on the beach. I personally tend to walk by the water ( normally the lakes where I live) in the spring.  Walking and nature are two other things I really like.

Over the last five almost six years of living near water, I have naturally developed this habit in the spring time. Just like this picture above, there are trees surrounding my local lakes ( obviously LOL) and I really enjoy the scenery and walking in the warm but not boiling weather. Spring sunshine really makes me smile, when it is warm enough for a light jacket, you may even need a scarf if it is still chilly, but you can rock your shades and walk along and enjoy the view also. 

I also really enjoy spring as I tend to look at this time of year as the time I become really productive with writing and project wise. I tend to find that over the years I spend the autumn and winter ‘plotting and planning’, my next move in life or with creativity, have a little slow down in productivity, and then poof! The equinox  on the 20/21st of March arrives and I’m full of beans! I come alive, literally with creativity, and my desire to enjoy life personally and generally it’s a good season for me. Providing that in my personal life, I’m not too stressed.

Generally speaking I think spring and summer suit my personality, and the things I love to enjoy in life. Autumn gives me a wonderful time to plant seeds, ‘plot and plan’ and make decisions. Winter gives me rest and wind-down vibes. I am not a fan of the weather though in winter! Autumn?… mmm depends on how bad the weather is. If it’s a harsh autumn and feels more winter-like, it’s my least favourite season with winter… sorry, not sorry to the autumn season lovers!


What about you? What do you enjoy and why?


Writing Prompt: Back To The Future… Dear President Zelenskyy

You know as I sat down behind my laptop today, I only had one goal while I wait for a delivery: write a chapter! … or maybe two. The progression of the novel I am currently writing is in my head, but as always something will come up as I’m writing, and that one chapter goal may turn in to about two or three.

Before I set to work on this I wanted to just freely write, I don’t even have anything in particular to say other than, ‘hello March!’  This time of year I really enjoy as we move out of the cold and damp of winter ( in Europe), and move into  spring-like weather. I also really enjoy watching the changes in nature take place. The start of a new month always brings some kind of intention setting for me, this month it is to work on writing more blogs, and return to  book tour hosting for other authors, basically resuming to ‘service as normal’ before I took a break.

I cracked open my 365 days of writing prompts book from WordPress.com, dusted off the pages, and under today’s date the prompt is: Back to the future, write a message or send a letter to someone in the future! Great.

Dear President Zelenskyy,

It was so great to see you on the news the other day, announcing that the Ukraine has successfully overthrown all the drama that has been brought to its shores. How are your wife and children? I heard you mention once in an interview that you don’t get to see them often, are they well?

 You know, now that you have reached this milestone, I started to wonder what it is that you would do next for the Ukrainian people? I  imagined  that maybe you would  hold some kind of memorial service for those who lost their life in battle, and those who were victims of the unsuccessful Russian occupation, what do you think? Maybe you could even televise it as I’m sure others around the world would like to watch. What about the day that you were able to declare the war is over, just last week? Will you declare this some kind of national holiday for your country? It was also great to hear that the Ukraine has finally met all the criteria to become part of NATO. How about a book? Do you write at all? I’m sure you have plenty to say on how you managed the situation.

I never imagined in my lifetime that I would ever see something play out like a full scale attack on another country located in Europe, by one of its neighbours.  I just want to say that as I have watched you on television, giving speeches, communicating with people in your country and around the world, and always wearing your army clothing  while doing so! That I always felt you did a wonderful job as a president. You are a very young president also, this must have been such a challenge in your political career. Do you think you will run for another term? I’m not sure on how the presidential elections work in the Ukraine, but I hope that you consider it, after this success for your country I’m sure your people would welcome you. After all look what you have done for your country! You will surely go down in history as one of the Ukrainian’s most memorable presidents. Historically also, no doubt your name will be mentioned in books, records, and all kinds of places for being a president who overcome an attack on his country in the twenty-first century.

I really do hope that you are able to rebuild your country on a strong foundation, now that you are back in full control of it. The homes, businesses, and landscape that have been damaged I sincerely hope will flourish again for you.

Anyway, it was just a short letter of encouragement, congratulations, and support. Great job done! Good luck with whatever you do next in your political career, even if this means you step back and take a rest from it all. Give my love to your wife and children also. Keep well.

Well, as I wrote that I could not help hoping that this is a real manifestation for the Ukraine, that they reclaim what is rightfully theirs and they rebuild all that has been lost. I still find it hard to believe that it’s been one whole year since the war against the Ukraine started. I’m still at a loss to fully understand why this is necessary. I will say that the aid  other countries have provided has been good, and while there might be pressure from other countries to supply what is need in terms of weapons to the Ukraine, I can full understand the hesitancy to do so. The backlash could be very real, and before we know if other counties are also attacked. My thoughts continue to go out to those in the Ukraine, and their president.

Happy 1st of March! I hope it’s a wonderful month for you, what are your plans? Do you set intentions?