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Sunday Selections # 377?

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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.

I had a really great day yesterday, here's why:

I was at a birthday get-together for a neighbour

with a group of lovely ladies. That's the birthday girl in the hat. She turns 82 on Monday
we had a lovely view from our outside table
we were beside the pond in the Botanic Gardens 
time to chat after eating cake
gifts were unwrapped, I didn't realise the other ladies were bringing gifts so I didn't have one to give :(
Garfield is ready to pa…

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:

1. thin 2. frightened 3. scratch 4. wealthy 5. flowery 6. sulky
and/or: 
1. stove 2. unwieldy 3. fearless 4. zoo 5. price 6. inquisitive
there is also a photo of a lake, which I haven't used this time.
here is my story: (another chapter added to Lost and Found)
Detective Stanley took the maps Bernice pulled out of her rusty, long unused stove and carried the unwieldy package down the hill back to the Cove Hotel. Along the way, Irene Fargo mentioned that Bernice seemed familiar and wondered about old cases that Bernice might have popped up in. Stanley said, “I …

Sunday Selections # 376

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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.


continuing on with my furniture painting:
(some of you may have seen some of these before)
the first five are from my previous home......which had much bigger rooms

A secondhand chest of drawers. I'd only just moved in and things were not fully unpacked

a new mirror, the box along the base has a lift up lid and that's where I stashed all my hairclips,  scrunchies and combs
and one of a pair of new bedside chests. The pink and green chest on the …

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:

1. tick 2. fresh 3. droplet 4. magnificent 5. juice 6. appeal
and/or:
1. clue 2. cancel 3. cheap 4. purple 5. whales 6. love
Here is my story:
We’d had kind of a rough beginning, born to poor working parents, never enough money or clothes, but at least our Dad didn’t get drunk and hit us, like Cheryl’s Dad did. There was only Cheryl and her brother Simon, while there were eight of us kids, but we were the happier family. Sometimes Cheryl’s Mum Joan would bring over cakes or biscuits she had made, saying there were too many for just her and the kids, “Dan doesn’t…

Sunday Selections # 375

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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.

continuing on  (again) from the previous two posts:
the gnomes corner of my TV cabinet, I think I've shown this one before
more of my oil/polish work, this statue was on my front porch for several summers and beginning to crack from dryness, so I moved it inside and gave it two coats of the polish/oil
here's one of the cracks and also some of the detail which is more obvious now 
the top, which the statue person is holding up,
now holds a small …

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:

1. ghoul 2. ambiguous 3. forgery 4. benefit 5. affair 6. parade
and/or:
1. delight 2. whisper 3. bottle 4. homicidal 5. sawdust 6. circle
Here is my story: 

Voodoo Circus
The statement given by the witness was ambiguous at best; clutching an almost empty bottle of Baron Samedi Rum, with another empty bottle in his coat pocket, he’d been found roaming drunkenly through the field next to where the “Circus” had been held. It was decided to put him in a holding cell for a few hours, as many hours as possible of course, until he slept off some of the drunk, hopefully …

Sunday Selections # 374

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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.

continuing with last week's post:  
this is my old bamboo garden chair, folded
I've noticed some of the wood isn't actually bamboo, but replacement parts
the bindings are bamboo, I think, maybe some form of wicker?
not in the best condition anymore and it was already old when I found it during kerbside collection week about 10 years ago
a good brushing to remove dust and spiderwebs
and loose bits of timber/bamboo
I'm using this furniture p…