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Whimsical Wednesday # 281

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Welcome back to Whimsical Wednesday!

The day for your googled giggle that gets you over the hump that is Wednesday and sliding down into the weekend.





"It's a mystery son!
Every winter, they build these statues: They must have important cultural significance..."

Musical Monday # 154

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I was introduced to Musical Monday by Delores who copied the meme from another site.

I think it’s a fun way to show off some of the music we like and brighten up our Mondays at the same time. 

I’ll be finding my clips on you tube, so will simply credit that site since there are often so many versions of everything and I wouldn’t want to accidentally credit the wrong artist.

Today’s clip is: The Animals

Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood

and the lyrics:


Sunday Selections # 329

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Welcome back to Sunday Selections.

Begun way back in the mist of time by Kim of Frog Ponds Rock and now continued by me, with a drastic relaxation of rules.

Originally meant for showcasing old photos lost on your files, never seeing the light of day, the meme has morphed into photos of your choice, new or old, good or not-so-good, anything you please, but nothing rude please.

If you are participating, please leave me a comment so I can buzz along and have a look.
Elephant's Child always participates, and her pictures are always worth seeing.

Once again this week, we are in Stirling, one of the prettiest of the small hills towns.

one more look at the mosaic decorated stobie pole

there is a monument to fallen soldiers, placed by the local RSL

this tiny rock lined path between footpath and driveway is slightly scooped and serves as a run-off for excess rain water

Matilda's Bookshop, which I dared not go into lest I never be seen again. I love browsing bookshops.

Opposite Matilda's is t…

Wednesday's Words on a Saturday

The original Words for Wednesday was begun by Delores and eventually taken over by a moveable feast of participants when Delores had computer troubles.

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 words are supplied by Elephant's Child and can be found here.

This week's words are:

1. abacus
2. bookshelf
3. cursory
4. delicate
5. eclipse
6. finery

and/or:

1. gigantic
2. healthy
3. innocuous
4. jaundiced
5. kitchen
6. linger

I know it's unusual for me to post chapters two days in a row, but yesterday's was from last week's words and today's is this week's words.  
Well, some of the words, with a few unused from past weeks thrown in as well. 

Here is the next chapter of Tom's story:

 "In the fridge? Yes please Tom, I'll use the meaty gravy to make a pie for our lunch," said Sara as she limped away supporte…

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.

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 words are supplied by Elephant's Child and can be found here.

This week's words are actually last week's words, in a further chapter of Tom's story
The new this week's words will appear here on Saturday with their story. Hope I haven't confused you all.

Here are last weeks words again:

1. agile
2. blast
3. cacophany
4. desire
5. eager
6. flirt

and/or:

1. ground
2. hidden
3. injury
4. jealous
5. kindliness
6. lament 

and here is my story: 

 Tom's Memories Chapter Nine (and possibly Chapter Ten)

Ed watched as Tom took photos and wondered just how much Tom remembered. "There must be an awful lot buried in his mind," he th…

Whimsical Wednesday #280

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Welcome back to Whimsical Wednesday!

The day for your googled giggle that gets you over the hump that is Wednesday and sliding down into the weekend.

How many of us feel like this when we first crawl out of bed?

Musical Monday # 153

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I was introduced to Musical Monday by Delores who copied the meme from another site.

I think it’s a fun way to show off some of the music we like and brighten up our Mondays at the same time. 

I’ll be finding my clips on you tube, so will simply credit that site since there are often so many versions of everything and I wouldn’t want to accidentally credit the wrong artist.

Today’s clip is: Phil Collins

You'll Be In My Heart
from the Tarzan soundtrack

Sunday Selections # 328

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Welcome back to Sunday Selections.

Begun way back in the mist of time by Kim of Frog Ponds Rock and now continued by me, with a drastic relaxation of rules.

Originally meant for showcasing old photos lost on your files, never seeing the light of day, the meme has morphed into photos of your choice, new or old, good or not-so-good, anything you please, but nothing rude please.

If you are participating, please leave me a comment so I can buzz along and have a look.
Elephant's Child always participates, and her pictures are always worth seeing.

today we are back in Stirling:

where I noticed this sweet little hand written sign outside a Sleepwear shop. I hope the owner doesn't mind that I borrowed it. 
"Buy her some sleepwear and say something nice. 
And remember, it's your fault that she wees a little everytime she sneezes. 
Love and Sacrifice!"

fiery roses! one of many bunches for sale for Mother's Day.

aren't they gorgeous?

these bunches are all in the front of the St…

Wednesday's Words on a Friday

The original Words for Wednesday was begun by Delores and eventually taken over by a moveable feast of participants when Delores had computer troubles.

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 words are supplied by Elephant's Child and can be found here.

This week's words are:

1. agile
2. blast
3. cacophany
4. desire
5. eager
6. flirt

and/or: 

1. ground
2. hidden
3. injury
4. jealous
5. kindliness
6. lament

Here is my story:



When she first arrived on campus, Julia had been so eager for friendship; her innocence and pretty face made her a target for Will Lawson, the campus flirt well known for his "love 'em and dump 'em" ways. Her desire to fit in made Julia blind to the whispers and hidden laughter of the girls who knew Will well. 
Within three months, a heartbroken Julia had learned her lesson.

She turned away from t…

Whimsical Wednesday # 279

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Welcome back to Whimsical Wednesday!

The day for your googled giggle that gets you over the hump that is Wednesday and sliding down into the weekend.


Musical Monday # 152

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I was introduced to Musical Monday by Delores who copied the meme from another site.

I think it’s a fun way to show off some of the music we like and brighten up our Mondays at the same time. 

I’ll be finding my clips on you tube, so will simply credit that site since there are often so many versions of everything and I wouldn’t want to accidentally credit the wrong artist.

Today’s clip is: Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons

Walk Like A Man

Sunday Selections # 327

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Welcome back to Sunday Selections.

Begun way back in the mist of time by Kim of Frog Ponds Rock and now continued by me, with a drastic relaxation of rules.

Originally meant for showcasing old photos lost on your files, never seeing the light of day, the meme has morphed into photos of your choice, new or old, good or not-so-good, anything you please, but nothing rude please.

If you are participating, please leave me a comment so I can buzz along and have a look.
Elephant's Child always participates, and her pictures are always worth seeing.

Yesterday I took myself into the hills, by bus of course, it's too far to walk, to a favourite town of mine, Stirling. It's gorgeous up there at this time of year and I took a few hundred photos of trees wearing their autumn colours, but I'll show some of those another day. 
Today we'll see a few of the sights in Stirling, but to begin, I have two photos of interesting clouds sent to me via phone by 'no-one'. You all remember…