Moodboard Monday: Blue

There are varied psychological interpretations as far as the colour blue is concerned, based on this article by Very Well Mind. Where are you on the spectrum?

Friday the 13th has nothing on Monday the 16th. Today I can do blue for #MoodboardMonday because what a day it has been already. Good grief!

For some reason, I deactivated my regular 06:00 alarm, which is my signal to switch the hot water cylinder on to shower. By the time I woke up it was close to seven and there was no way that I was going to have hot water in a few minutes seeing that the last time I was at The Cave was Thursday morning. So, I boiled water in the kettle and washed myself, but I’m still not awake and I’ve been at work a whole day!

Then I discovered I was out of data. Charming. With it being finished, I couldn’t access my banking app just to recharge, and with me being late, I couldn’t stop to buy. Thankfully I had cash on me, so a colleague bought for me and I just gave her the bucks.

I suppose I shouldn’t gripe – after all, there are people that are a lot worse off than I am, but seriously, the small stuff is getting to me. As Eliza put it on Thursday evening, the limits of my medication are being tested. On a daily basis…

Seriously, 2020 has been tough enough without all the added ‘klein jakkalsies’.

On a positive (and blue) note, I went swimming on Friday with Carla and her friend Anna. The two of them are a lot braver than I am. It took me ages to get submerged in the water. I also had added anxiety that my now-oversized boobs were going to escape the bathing costume I was wearing. I found the better fitting one this morning, so I will be better prepared next time at least.

I don’t know what the week holds, but I’m hoping that it becomes less blue as it progresses.

Wishing you all a week that’s your favourite colour 😀

Moodboard Monday: Grey

I swear, I just blinked, and a week went by. I can’t believe it’s #MoodboardMonday again already. Today’s colour is grey (or gray, depending on what dictionary you favour). It’s the colour of my mood and the fog that has taken up residence in my brain.

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#Moodboard Monday: Orange

I can’t actually believe it’s #MoodboardMonday again already.

Let’s talk orange today. This colour has many positive associations and is perfect to get in the mood for the warmer weather (here in South Africa, anyway). I can’t wear orange, it just isn’t suited to my skin tone, but I decided that it might be a good idea to wear different shades of it on my nails. Every time I look at my hands, I feel a pang of enthusiasm and energy. I need both after the downer-week I had last week.

The photo below may not be a #moodboard, but it is the essence of one thing I love: A perfect reflection #nofilter It is also one I took during my holiday to #VictoriaFalls last year. I got up before 04:00 every morning I was there to capture the sunrise. Few things have taken my breath away and calmed my spirit at the same time.

My Own Photo. Taken at Old Drift Lodge, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. November 2019
#nofilter Copyright: Reflections of a Misfit Image may not be used without permission

May each one of you reading this post experience something orange this week – and may it fill you with happiness, energy and optimism.

Moodboard Monday: Black ‘n White

It’s #moodboardmonday again.

I was going to do blue today but decided on monochrome given that the past week has been one with much food for thought. *Note – I am not giving my personal views on any of the subjects; I am merely hoping to oil the wheels of respectful discussion*.

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#WorldGinAndTonicDay

So, today is #WorldGinAndTonicDay…

What is your favourite G&T infusion?

Life in the Garden Route of South Africa has its perks. There are quite a few gin distilleries close to my hometown. There is even a school in town where you can make and infuse your own bottle of gin as a keepsake to enjoy in the comfort of your favourite chair at home.

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Moodboard Monday: Pink

Pink is a colour that I’ve grown to love as I’ve got older. Maybe it’s because I’m still a hopeless romantic (despite my disastrous love-life track record), or maybe it’s because I feel like some candyfloss right now. Who knows?

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Moodboard Monday: Brown

The psychology of the colour brown touches on some aspects of nature, but interestingly states that in large amounts, the colour can evoke negative feelings.

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RIP Earth Angel

There are days when you wake up with an outlook to tackle the day; other times you’d rather pull the blankets over your head, wishing (or praying, depending on your beliefs) for tomorrow to come. In both instances there are times you simply take for granted that you’ve been given another day to begin with.

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