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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 Margaret and friend and can be found here.

This week's words are:

1. parasol
2. heel
3. wag
4. ascending
5. hook
6. stair rods

and/or:

1. mint
2. tottering
3. chew
4. binder
5. coming
6. pelmet

Here is my story:

"Mint?" I spun around at the voice so close to my ear and in doing so, snapped the heel off one of my brand new high-heeled shoes.

"Jason! You startled me!" I wagged my finger at him reproachfully. "Now look what's happened. I can't go tottering home on one heel."

"Walk home without shoes."

"Jason, I can't do that, my stockings will be ruined and they're real si…

it's that time of year again

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may it turn out to be as wonderful as we all hope it will be



"my wish for you - all of you
Happy sunshine and many flowers Starry nights and gentle showers"
(*not my quote and I don't remember where I got it from. If you recognise it as yours, thank you*)


P.S. go over to www.cakewrecks.com and see their Sunday Sweets edition for the most amazing Christmas cakes. You won't be sorry.

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 Margaret Adamson and friend and can be found here.

This week's words are in fact two pictures and here they are included in my story:

Elfrida walked slowly across the untended field to face the small stone building. "This must be it," she said to herself. "It fits the description and it's in the right area."
"It's prettier than Aunt Nellie said, there weren't any flowers then and she did say it was a gloomy rainy day." She sat on a large stone and thought about what Aunt Nellie had said. "We were gypsies back then and some of us had started to settle in small towns inst…

sometimes I forget and call her Angel

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Is that a bad thing? I still miss him so much and Lola, the lovely Lady Lola, aka Miss Fancypants, is nothing like Angel.

She meows when she is hungry and probably many of you are saying "of course she does, that's what cats do", but up until very recently, Lola was a quiet cat. Purring when contented, which seems to be most of the time now, but otherwise silent. So when I first heard a thin little meow I was very surprised and I think she was too and appeared to be watching for my reaction. 
Of course I praised her, asking was she hungry, did she want some dinner and then gave her the food. She now meows quite firmly and runs to the kitchen if I ask does she want some dinner. 

She sleeps on my bed, of course,  but now instead of always sleeping at the end of the bed, Lola will often curl up beside my hip or my arm, or in the curve of my lying down lap when I'm on my side. 
Last night, she did a very "Angel" thing, walking up the side of the bed, across the top…

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  Margaret Adamson and friends and can be found here.

This week's words are:

1. The show must go on 2. The straw that broke the camel's back
Here is my story:

"Oh no", moaned Mr. Willoughby. "This is the last straw. The straw that broke the camel'sback, as the saying goes."

"Whatever has gone wrong now?" said Myrtle. 'What else could possibly have happened? We've had the lighting go haywire, the plumbing all backed up and flooded and now you're moaning again. What is it this time?"

"The curtains," said Mr Willoughby. "I pulled the cord to open and clo…

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 Margaret Adamson and friends and can be found here.

This week's words are:

1. giraffe 2. puddle 3. thorny 4. evergreen 5. distant 6. tubular
and/or:
1. torrent 2. cab 3. aspidistra 4. faucet 5. teddies 6. carbuncle
Here is my story:
"I'm Sam. Sam McKenna. I've been driving this cab for thirty years. Boy, the things I've seen 'n heard. Lemme tell ya a few things. People don't notice cabbies much, as long as we're there to take 'em where they wanna go.  The things they get up to, I could tell ya stories that would burn your ears off. Young kids on a hot date, gettin' carried away in the backsea…

Calendar Tuesday # 12

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Welcome to the final Calendar Tuesday of the year. Possibly the Final,  as I may not purchase calendars for next year.  I'll have to see how the budget pans out.

First, Violent Veg:

Guess buying a cheap Sat-Nav wasn't so wise.

Second, Life of Teddy:

Christmas Teddy! Merry Christmas! and look at that cute little puppy :)

Last, Suzy Toronto:

and here is what Suzy says for December:

 Ignite Your Passion

Choosing a life of passion is not the path of least resistance. Living a life that simply keeps pace with the flow is far easier (and has significantly less drama)!
But in the end, taking the easy path could leave us feeling like we inadvertently missed out on some of life's most spectacular fireworks.

True passion is about asking "What's really important?" and then having the courage to structure your life around that answer. It's about boldly reaching into the darkness and harnessing that energy to light up the world. It's about fanning the flames of what sets yo…

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. invincible 2. wander 3. goofy 4. supreme 5. purring 6. pretend
and/or:
1. linen 2. kick 3. puny 4. immense 5. zoom 6. sound
Here is my story:
"I am the supreme being," Sean announced to the purring pile of fur that was Jessy. And you are my puny sidekick. I am invincible, my power is immense. We shall wander the world and pretend to be normal. When we find trouble, we shall zoom in and fix it. The bad will be vanquished and the good will prevail."
His parents watched as Sean zoomed around the small yard, feather duster sword held aloft and soup …