this is lemonade

A mindful, grateful, creative life: Life constantly hurls lemons at us. I’m on a mission to make lemonade as best I can, by God’s grace.


I started this blog at the beginning of 2012 after a long hiatus in diligent writing. I changed my mind about the title a couple of weeks in, after the first emotional roller coaster of the year. During that incident I was given the privilege to see what a long way I had come from the me I was five years before. It turned my perspective around.

One of the things I’d like to achieve with this blog, is to keep it determined and hopeful. In spite of everything that we are bombarded with daily, I want this to be my haven of gratefulness.

Whilst travelling home after work on the Tube before the Easter weekend in 2012 and gazing out at the late spring afternoon sunshine, it suddenly dawned on me. Life constantly hurls lemons at us. I’m on a mission to make lemonade as best I can, by God’s grace.

This is lemonade.


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  1. Ooh, I love this! Focussing on the positives in this funny old world, and a glass of lemonade at the same time, I like your style 😉

  2. Liked your little gravatar straight away – new this was going to be good – glad to be following

  3. I really liked your blog! So I have nominated you for the Liebster Award here.

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  5. Hello! I’ve nominated you for the Beautiful Blogger Award! It’s up to you whether you want to join in or not, see my blog for details. 🙂

  6. Love your attitude and the upliftingway you speak (well..write).. I look forward to your posts.

  7. Hello there, I really love your blog and nominated you for blog of the year 2012 award. Please check
    I believe participation is optional especially since this is almost end f the year, anyway no pressure, just wanted to pass the honor and appreciation and again because I really like your blog. Cheers

    • Thank you so much Rabbit! I love your blog as it is so much fun, and you really CAN cook. Thank you for sending me this lovely Christmas gift, it means a lot to me. I will bear the participation in mind. Perhaps I will need to save it for next year 🙂 Keep on cooking!

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  10. Don’t know if my sister has commented yet, but just wanted to say: what a lovely blog! And name! And header….

    • Thank you so much! I believe that whoever commented previously must have been the other sister, seeing as you do not appear to be aware of the comment I received recently which led me to your blog. But I am not to know, as neither of you have identified which of the two sisters you are 😉
      I will gratefully accept the compliments though! I must say, I loved your blog and have started following! 🙂

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  12. Just wanted to say a belated thank you for checking out my blog and liking my reblog of Greek Pasta Salad. I hope you make it sometime and let me know the results. I have lots of other great recipes on my blog and over a thousand recipes on my Pinterest boards. Please come and take a look some time.

    • Thanks for coming by and visiting my blog! I’m afraid I haven’t been eating a lot of proper cold salad this year. We’ve not had much of a summer. I’ve been making grilled salads more! You’re right though, that salad looked yummy – did you try it out in the end? I’ll check back again 🙂

  13. I wanted to recognize you for your lovely blog. Here is my nomination for “One Lovely Blog” for you.
    Click here for details:

  14. Thanks so much for the follow and the comment! I hope you get out there for some hills and hot chocolate soon! loving your blog, the concept the title and your content oo so creative 🙂

  15. Dear Lemonade,
    I lOVE it.
    To Pieces.
    I’m so glad I was complaining today!!!
    I never would have found your post!
    Love, lis

  16. Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog – your blog is pretty awesome too!

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  18. i like your blog too! i reckon your lemonade will be full of delicious happy bubbles!

    • Thank you for the lovely comment Joyce. I love your beautiful art it’s so vivid and the colours are so joyful! I’ve added you via RSS feed as opposed to WordPress “follow” in light of recent WordPress shakiness 🙂

      • thanks Bubbly Lemonade – looking forward to more of your bloggy posts

  19. If life gives you lemons, make some kind of lemonade.
    (Conan O’Brien)

    The best day of your life is the one on which you decide your life is your own.
    The gift is yours – it is an amazing journey – and you alone are responsible for the quality of it. This is the day your life really begins.

    Hug and much strength/ Adriana

  20. Hi there, thank you very, very much for take a look at my little blog and following me! 😀

  21. I have popped over to tell you I have nominated you for the Liebster Award. It’s about spreading the love an’ stuff. Please feel free to accept or reject. And yes… if you accept you get to pin the award to your blog 😉

  22. thanks for dropping by my blog and leaving such a sweet comment. When life hands u lemon, add tons of sugar n ice and u’ll get urself a nice cuppa lemon tea. =] i like your blog and am following you, hope to see you around.

    • Thank you Mag! Glad to have met you with your fun and vibrancy! I love a good cuppa lemon tea and the idea of it is already cheering me up no end – I’m following you too – have a lovely day 🙂

      • You are most welcome to drop by anytime and i’ll be sure to share my sunshine-ness with ya! Good to know you are smiling… you have a great day too. Its 5am in Singapore and most people are already deep asleep while some are waking up to get to work… i better go catch up on my beauty sleep. Nites =]

  23. Hi lemonade! 🙂 That is now your name for me, which is good – I like lemonade!
    Welcome to my blog, and I see you’re now in my evil cluches and i can freely use you for experimen…..I mean yes, erm, welcome to my followers list *cheesy grin*

    Here’s my family recipe for my favourite lemon thing!

    Honey and Lemon drink for colds/sore throats/
    Half a pan of lemonade
    lemon juice (i use bottled stuff as I don’t use a lot of lemons) however much you like
    Honey however much you like 😀

    Add lemonade + lemon juice to pan.
    Boil until hot.
    Mix in honey until it’s sweet (or sour) enough for you.

    Pour some into a mug.
    Be happy 🙂

    See you around (don’t worry I’ll answer your question on my blog soon 🙂 )

  24. Nice blog. 1 2 follow.

  25. Hello again. Your Elf Child is waiting to say hello. Hope you like her.

  26. I’ve just discovered your blog and I love it. Just like homemade Lemonade; lively, fresh and full of good things.

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