Reflections on life. Its simplicity, its complexity.
It’s a mixed bag here at Accidentally Reflective… no specific theme, similar to life I guess.
You will find content on all sorts of topics, the weird and the wonderful. The harsh and the pleasant. For life is like that don’t you think? You deal with many things, sometimes all at once. Life has so many facets and I just couldn’t focus on one!
You will find discussion on what life brings our way and I’ll try to find something positive out of a negative situation. Always. Okay okay… whenever I can! 😉

About me personally:

I recently made the decision to step away from certain social media forums, in order to spend less time on ‘apps’ and more time with my loved ones. I wanted more time to read books, breathe, think and just ‘be’. This resulted in me ‘accidentally reflecting’ on the things around me that would normally just pass me by. I started putting my thoughts to paper… well not quite paper.. you know what I mean.. and here I am!

I am a woman, a daughter, a wife, a mother, a Huffington Post blogger, a chef, chauffeur, nutritionist, maid, wardrobe consultant, concierge, nurse, hairstylist, personal trainer, accountant, referee, personal shopper etc … you get the idea 😉

I am a firm believer in individuality and philanthropy. A lover of fine food, architecture and happiness 🙂

Accidentally Reflective isn’t supposed to be about me, as much as it is supposed to be about us all, our lives and all of the different aspects that we all endure and try to get through.

It is not about preaching or teaching. It’s about thinking, learning and sharing. Why? Because sharing thoughts and engaging in dialogue can help us all to improve and expand our own lives.
So let’s do this together! Let’s share perspectives, get discussing, debating and reflecting.

Now that you are here, do read a few pieces and share your thoughts with me. I would love to hear what YOU think. Let’s start a discussion…

Views are not intended to cause offence but indeed to get readers ‘reflecting’ on issues that surround us and hopefully possibly inspire some change to better all of our futures…
Sincere feedback is most welcome.

Have a lovely day (or evening)!

– AD


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    • LOL!! Yep I’ve found it quite useful! Frighteningly refreshing… although tbh I have come back to some apps recently but with the break, I’m not as ‘addicted’ and able to scroll quickly and switch off… phew(!)


    • You’re right it is rare unfortunately.
      WIlliam Hazlitt’s words come to mind here:
      “The art of conversation is the art of hearing as well as of being heard.” (Selected Essays, 1778-1830).
      I guess that would sum up this site, I have lots to say, but I also want to know what others think about the subject.
      Thank you so much for your kind words and encouragement. I truly appreciate it. 🙂


  1. Oh yes, less apps. I just deleted the social media apps from my phone and notice a huge lift in general productivity. The temptation was too close! Thanks for visiting my blog, yours looks extremely enticing, you had me at ‘My Land, My Home’. So topical, so disturbing, so sad. But so true and you’ve got all the emotion in there.


    • Hi Abbie! Thanks so much for popping over here!
      Apps are way too addictive and I’ve found the only way to not access them too often is to not have them on the phone. I clearly have no self discipline(!)
      Thank you so much for your very kind comment regarding the blog and the poem. It’s hard not to notice what is going on over there at the moment and when I looked in to the reason for the conflict and how people are treated I felt compelled to write about it. I really didn’t want to write anything political in this blog, but I couldn’t help but mention the situation because it has been on my mind so much recently.
      I love the fact you are discussing integrity. I wrote a post a while back about the importance of being earnest.
      We need to bring back those core values!


      • Thank you so much Abbie! You made my day 🙂
        My daughter starts nursery next week, so once she is settled in I’m hoping I’ll be in a better routine and make time to check my ‘reader’ daily and write more often. I miss so many posts! I also need to answer your questions for the award and nominate! Only question I have is can I nominate you, even though you have just had to answer questions etc? If I’m honest, you’d def be on my list!


      • You’re not supposed to nominate the person who nominated you. But thanks for saying that you would! I hope your daughter settles well into nursery x


  2. What a coincidence, I’ve also done my “detoxification” from social media and it makes me have more time to be reflective. Looking forward to read more from you!


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  7. Hello! I understand this is somewhat off-topic however I needed to ask.
    Does building a well-established blog such as yours take a lot of work?
    I am brand new to writing a blog but I do write in my journal everyday.
    I’d like to start a blog so I can share my personal experience and views
    online. Please let me know if you have any recommendations
    or tips for new aspiring blog owners. Appreciate it!


    • Hi Lona, if you write in a journal everyday then you should be fine! I sometimes find it difficult to get something out each week because I have a lot of other commitments. Writing a post never takes long, it’s the editing and selecting the right photos and tags that can take some time. I would start a blog and see how you feel. This is exactly what I did. There’s no pressure, you can post as little or as often as you like. Best of luck!


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