3 Day Quote Challenge Day #1

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Thank you Dolly of Kool Kosher Kitchen for putting me forward for this challenge. Please drop by her blog for some great recipes and fascinating history.

I have done this challenge a couple of times now, but I don’t mind giving it another go as I enjoy the conversations and trains of thought that follow.

I chose this quote as it is spoken by one of my historical heroes, Richard III, in the play of the same name by William Shakespeare. Although he is not favourably portrayed in this piece of Tudor propaganda, I love the ringing beauty of the blank verse.

My younger son intends to be an actor one day, and I look forward to seeing him interpret this classic Shakespeare role in a slightly less… biased way.

Now is the Winter of our discontent. Made glorious summer by this sun of York ; And all the clouds that lour’d upon our house
In the deep bosom of the ocean buried.

‘Richard III’ Act I, Scene I, by William Shakespeare

The rules of this challenge are:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you, and link back to their blog.
  2. Post one quote a day, for three consecutive days.
  3. Nominate three other blogs to pick up the challenge and run with it.
  4. Obviously, let your nominations know!

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My nominations are:

 

All photographs Copyright © 2016 Alex Marlowe

3 Day Quote Challenge #3

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Day 3 and the last day for me… final thanks go to Nikhil of Weirdly Wired for the challenge. I hope you’ve all enjoyed reading…

So, rules:

  1. Post 1 quote each day for 3 days.
  2. A theme for each day would be nice (although not necessary)
  3. Nominate 3 blogs to pick up the challenge and pass on…

Don’t forget to let your nominees know on their blog… 

TAG, YOU’RE IT!

 

The theme today is crystals and the quote is from my oldest son’s favourite scientist/thinker…

In crystal we have a pure evidence of the existence of a formative life principle, and although in spite of everything we cannot understand the life of crystals – it is still a living being.

Nicola Tesla

My final nominations are:

  1. In The Autumn Of My Life
  2. Granny Moon’s Morning Feast
  3. Crystal Clear

 

Obviously, there is no pressure to accept – it’s just a bit of fun:)

3 Day Quote Challenge #2

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Day 2 – thank you again Nikhil of Weirdly Wired for this challenge… drop by his blog and have a look at his lovely writing!

Today’s theme is dogs…

So, rules:

  1. Post 1 quote each day for 3 days.
  2. A theme for each day would be nice (although not necessary)
  3. Nominate 3 blogs to pick up the challenge and pass on…

Don’t forget to let your nominees know on their blog… 

TAG, YOU’RE IT!

 

I’ve seen a look in dog’s eyes, a quickly vanishing look of amazed contempt and am convinced that basically dogs think humans are nuts

John Steinbeck

My nominees today are:

  1. The Mad Terrier & Me
  2. life with 3 dogs
  3. A Vegetarian Gammy Takes A Hike ~ Then A Permanent Detour

 

Obviously, there is no pressure to accept – it’s just a bit of fun:)

3 Day Quote Challenge #1

Thank you to Nikhil of Weirdly Wired for challenging me – do drop by his blog…

I have come across a variety of these challenges with varying numbers, but I am going to stick to this set… And add a theme…

 

So, rules:

  1. Post 1 quote each day for 3 days.
  2. A theme for each day would be nice (although not necessary)
  3. Nominate 3 blogs to pick up the challenge and pass on…

Don’t forget to let your nominees know on their blog… 

TAG, YOU’RE IT!

 

Day 1 (as if you couldn’t guess)… cats

I adore cats. I do not mind them at all when they scrape their exquisite claws all down one’s best armchair. I have not the heart to reprimand them when they push a cold, purring nose against an ornament and whisk it off my desk… because their expression of faint disdain as they regard the ornament, after it has been foolish enough to fall to the floor, is worth any ornament that was ever made

Beverley Nichols, from ‘Down The Garden Path’

 

My nominees are:

  1. felinameow
  2. catsmeow123
  3. Cats&Grammar

 

Obviously, there is no pressure to accept – it’s just a bit of fun 🙂

Day #3 of 3 Day Quote Challenge

Canine Quotes:

 

Dogs are not our whole lives, but they make our lives whole.

Roger Caras

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Our dog chases people on a bike. We’ve had to take it off him.

Winston Churchill

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You think dogs will not be in Heaven? I tell you, they will be there long before any of us.

Robert Louis Stevenson

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My final nominations are:

Lilyandardbeg

Whippet Wisdom

Daily Feline Wisdom

 

Reminder of the rules:

Post 3 quotes for 3 consecutive days

Nominate 3 new blogs each day

 

Thank you to everybody who has looked, liked and followed! I enjoyed the challenge, I hope you all enjoyed reading. Thanks again 🙂

P.S. Sorry everybody, Whippet Wisdom did the challenge in April! My fault but check out their lovely blog for gentle, clever dogs, scenic pictures and words of canine wisdom. Thank you!

Day #2 of 3 Day Quote Challenge

Inspirational Quotes:

 

This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness.

14th Dalai Lama

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You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars;
you have a right to be here.
And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.

From ‘Desiderata’ by Max Ehrmann

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It matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll
I am the master of my fate:
I am the captain of my soul.

From ‘Invictus’ by William Ernest Henley (I mistakenly attributed it to Nelson Mandela – apologies!)

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Today’s nominations are:

Serena Sinclair

MakeItUltra

The Smiling Pilgrim

 

The rules again:

Post 3 quotes for 3 consecutive days

Nominate 3 new blogs each day

 

All photos were taken by my son!

Who? Me??

3 Day Quote Challenge… 

Day #1

Thank you to Shell’s Shizzle for nominating me for this challenge… Go and have a look at her blog, she writes some lovely things!

 

But under the fur, whatever colour it may be, there still lies, essentially unchanged, one of the world’s free souls.

Eric Gurney, from ‘How to Live With a Calculating Cat’

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Cats do not merely demand civilisation. They create it.

T.O Beachcroft

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I lack all certainty

yet still I hope

that at the edge of death I’ll see

a small cat racing from the dark to welcome me

Pam Brown

 

My nominations are:

Crazy Cat Mama

Lukecats

askNapi

 

The Rules Are:

Post 3 quotes for 3 consecutive days

Nominate 3 new blogs each day

 

Thank you very much for reading, I hope you enjoy it!

 

All photos were taken by my son!