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Wednesday's Words on a Friday

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The original Words for Wednesday was begun by Delores and eventually taken over by a moveable feast of participants when Delores had computer troubles. Sadly, Delores has now closed her blog forever due to other problems.

The aim of the words is to encourage us to write. A story, a poem, whatever comes to mind.
If you are posting an entry on your own blog, please let us know so we can come along and read it.
This month the prompts are supplied by Mark Koopmans and can be found here.
This week's words/prompts are: 

1. ghostlike 
2. holly 
3. incidents 
4. joking 
5. kilogram 
6. lactate 

and/or: 

1. magnanimous 
2. needles 
3. outboard 
4. particle. 
5. quiz 
6. rancor

after a full day spent waiting for inspiration to strike, I was about to give up altogether, then decided to just let the words run free and if they make sense, then it's all good. 

Here we go: 

After a long evening during which we inhaled about a kilogram of excellent chocolates, each! jokingly trying to answer quiz questions about…

Safety First

from the newspaper: "An unexpected loss of the sense of smell may be the first sign a person has the coronavirus, according to medical specialists. And some may develop no other symptoms, meaning they could innocently infect others around them. 
Surgeons around the world are reporting that between a third and two-thirds of patients with coronavirus report a loss of smell as their first symptom."

Be aware people, if you wander outside and can't smell the roses, get yourself tested. If you are frying onions for dinner but can't smell them, get tested. 

In other news, "Woolworths is planning to install protective plexiglass shields at its checkouts to reduce contact between staff and customers and to help stop the spread of the coronavirus."

Seems like a great idea to me, fit them out like banks and keep our checkers safe.

from the Sunday mail

this is disturbing:

"The Ruby Princess cruise ship was controversially allowed to unload 2700 passengers in Sydney on Friday. 
Four people have since tested positive to covid-19 and NSW authorities are now trying to trace all those who were on the ship. Two cases in Darwin also have been linked to the Ruby Princess.
It was reported that the Ruby Princess had docked in Sydney on March 8 with 158 sick passengers, although the captain had told authorities he had no ill passengers.
Meanwhile, Ovation of the Seas passengers were told - three days after arriving in Sydney - of a confirmed coronavirus case on board."

This is a little scary. Those Ruby Princess passengers could be scattered far and wide by now!

In other newspaper news, our Premier, Steven Marshall is considering closing our state borders.  Opposition leader, Peter Malinauskas, is supportive of the idea. 

as written:  " We are now increasingly concerned about the rate of infection coming from sources interstate and we…

Wednesday's Words on a Friday

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The original Words for Wednesday was begun by Delores and eventually taken over by a moveable feast of participants when Delores had computer troubles. Sadly, Delores has now closed her blog forever due to other problems.

The aim of the words is to encourage us to write. A story, a poem, whatever comes to mind.
If you are posting an entry on your own blog, please let us know so we can come along and read it.
This month the prompts are supplied by Mark Koopmans and can be found here.
This week's words/prompts are:
 1. toilet
2. sunlight
3. dogma
4. spurs
5. vine
6. wilting

and/or: 

1. ashen
2. Brexit
3. Colgate
4. distillery
5. elegance
6. flighty

Here is my story:

"What's in the paper today Robert?" said Pauline, on her way to hang the sheets out in the sunlight. "A lot of hoo-ha about the panic buying of toilet paper, people are actually fighting in the shops over it!" said Robert, "and Colgate is on special this week, do we need more toothpaste?"
"I heard tha…

I heard it on the news

Australian borders are to close at 9pm tomorrow night, that's Friday 20th our time, only Australians coming home will be allowed in and I think there will be no flights out. I didn't hear anything about visitors to Australia being allowed to go home but I expect they will.

PHONE TEXT SCAM WARNING

There is a scam phone text going around regarding the virus with a link claiming to tell people where to get tested, but the link is a TROJAN that STEALS your BANK DETAILS if you have them on your phone.

I'm not missing the sweet stuff...

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...not much anyway, I'm allowing myself one cup of coffee a day, with sugar, instead of my usual three or four, and that seems to be enough.

But yesterday, I ate a banana and a kiwi fruit and with each bite, I wished they were on a pavlova.

I should have lost enough weight by my birthday (August) to allow a pavlova, that's if my triglycerides are behaving themselves.