You cross paths with a complete stranger in a formal situation, who makes a big impression on you. Their smart, attractive dress and grooming, their polite manners and their appealing smile – they seem very attractive to you. The whole time you are conversing, they seem to be very warm and friendly towards you, but in no way inappropriate.

At the end of the conversation, they give you their business card with a phone number and email address, so that you can contact them again if you need their business services. But you can’t stop thinking about that gorgeous smile and how they made you feel.


(You may have to use your imagination again! Let’s pretend we have passed the days of social distancing.)


What is THE CARAMEL CRUNCH? Well, it’s all about decisions. When it comes to THE CRUNCH what would you do?

One of the definitions of the word CRUNCH is:

a crucial point or situation

 Рgenerally involving a decision with weighty consequences

  • Your response can be a quickie. Please feel free to send a comment to say what you would do, and if you have time or are inclined, please feel free to explain your decision.
  • If you would like to create a post with a longer explanation of your decision, please pingback to THE CARAMEL CRUNCH post. (Or copy and paste a link to your post in the comments section – please feel free.)

If you know anything about CRUSHED CARAMEL, you will probably realize I am a gentle soul, so my questions are not supposed to be terrifying! What I am hoping for really is to see a variety of responses. Afterall, it’s pretty obvious that WordPress bloggers are from a huge variety of backgrounds and cultures. It would be fascinating to learn more about how we as individuals make decisions.

Some of the questions I am going to ask are questions I have discussed with friends when we have been having coffee or dinner. I often find there is no clear right or wrong. It can be so much a matter of our individual experiences and outlook. I find it fascinating how very different some of us are when it comes to decision making.

We all have different outlooks, and may make different decisions. I am really looking forward to learning WHAT WOULD YOU DO?

One Way Street, Decisions, Opportunity



Stretching My Imagination

Writing, Write, Person, Paperwork, Paper As many WordPress users have a passion for creative writing, I am sure there will be a lot of you who will understand what I am about to say.

Writing has become a more important part of my life. I have been writing very long letters to friends and family since I was a child. My correspondence is the backbone of my writing.

I quickly fell into the habit of writing twenty page essays throughout high school. Whenever it was needed, I would write comprehensive reports at work, often volunteered for the task by my supervisors, who knew it was effortless for me.

Technology, Laptop, Keyboard, ComputerJust over two years ago I ended up here on WordPress, initially posting about my own personal life. But I was reading the flash fiction, stories and poems from other WordPress users and I learnt so much. Gradually I started to play around with fiction and have a try myself.

Three books later…I have found that writing fiction is part of every day. I still write very long emails to friends and family all over the world. But, I also need to spend my fifteen minutes before bedtime stretching my imagination and developing a character that has popped up into my head.

It’s a funny thing how creative writing can become something you look forward to everyday.