New profile picture……

My younger sister has posted an updated photo of me on my fathers fb page…

I was playing around with his new IPad

face warping fun


Here is another that she needed to share….this one is just well…I’m speechless, I’m the taller one wearing a dog dish on my head 😀



Lose your mojo?

From time to time I’m at a loss as to what to say , I know unbelievable right?

Well it’s true 😀

writers block

So I’ve compiled a list of awesome “bloggers tools” to help you out when nothing comes to mind and a couple of my own 😀

  •  Keep a journal where you jot down every new idea you have or get.
  • Stumble Upon– use the “Discover” option to find new interests.
  • inboxq – helps you find questions people are asking on Twitter, you can work on these questions and come up with better blog topics –
  • Guest posting is great if you don’t have enough time to write or do a research, a good option is to invite few friends from the same niche to do a guest post on your blog. You help them expand their presence while  keeping your readers happy.
  • The Content Idea Generator (v2) –  will automatically find news and related stories for your blog from a variety of sources.… everything from Google News to Reddit, from tweets to public Facebook updates and more.While this tool works just as well for podcasts, email newsletters and YouTube videos, It’s great for generating new ideas for blog content.
  • Diigo is a site for  a cool way to keep track of interesting articles for later blog posts, check out Diigo.  This site lets you highlight and store interesting content for quick retrieval down the road.  It supports mobile devices like the iPhone, iPad and Android.
  • Use a voice recorder/phone to store your ideas .
  • Focus Booster is a tool that many bloggers use to increase writing productivity, this app is based on the Pomodor technique, which recommends you break up your work time into 25 minute blocks separated by 5 minute breaks to improve mental agility.
  • Alltop collects headlines of the latest stories from the best sites and blogs. 

Hope this has been helpful

Happy Blogging


Daily Prompt – Last words

Another Daily Prompt

The Challenge : Last Words

You have the chance to write one last post on your blog before you stop blogging forever.

Write It

As I sit at my computer with a glass of wine again at my side it is with a heavy heart that I tell you all that, I have decided not to continue my blog Angies Grapevine.

Writing Angies Grapevine has been an awesome journey, I’ve met so many different people.  Photographers, writers, artists, musicians, dog enthusiasts, chefs and a variety of comedians i.e George Vagabon who happens to be a brilliant photographer and artist 🙂  People from all over the world, places I’ve never heard of and can only dream of visiting, languages I cannot read without the help of the Google translator.  My Grandfather would have loved that!

It’s been fun to share my experiences, thoughts and quirkinesses and made up words with you,  this has been one of the bravest things I’ve ever done.  The blogging community has been so welcoming, supportive and non judgemental.

I have had the privilege to have been nominated for  the “Lovely Blogger Award” by one of my peers.

She is also my #1 Fan.  Thank you Clanmother!  I hope one day we’ll meet and chat in person.

Blogging has been such a positive experience for me, I’ve always loved to write and research different topics, blogging has allowed me to share my finds on such a tremendous scale.

“You never leave Blogging behind, you take a part of it with you , and leave a part of yourself behind.”


To ease the Angies Grapevine Deprivation you all will feel over the next couple of weeks 🙂

I have added some awesome blogs that you should check out that have inspired me and kept me smiling, contemplating and hungry everyday.