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Sunday Selections #504

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Long, long ago, in days of yore...Kim of Frog ponds Rock, (who no longer blogs), dreamed up a meme called Sunday Selections. A place where those who were willing could put up photos they wanted to share, new, old, good, bad or indifferent, any photos you please. Nothing rude or vulgar though.The meme is now continued by Elephant's Child and I occasionally join in as do a few others. Drop in to Elephant's Child and have a look.Off we go again >>>

I bought new hotplate covers, the old ones had started to rust around the edges and I was sick of looking at them anyway

I don't know how many of you will remember Garden Guardian Harley, my biggest garden gnome, he had a brown hat too and was getting very weathered out there, so I brought him in for a makeover, starting with a red hat

He is so badly worn some of his plaster has eroded away where the paint wore off, this is his left boot

I moved him into the back porch as the paint fumes were too strong to keep working inside…

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 to read it and add a few encouraging words.This month the words/prompts are supplied by messymimi and can be found hereThis week's words/prompts are: 1. thanks 2. preparation 3. hypothesis 4. gradual 5. island 6. calf and/or: 1. short end of the stick 2. goody two-shoesHere is my story:Tony slammed the front door and threw his schoolbag into his room before stomping into the kitchen and reaching for the cookie jar. “Stupid goody two-shoes, getting the good people and leaving me the short end of the stick, again.”He turned to get a glass of milk and almost dropped the cookie jar when he saw G…

Sunday Selections #503

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Long, long ago, in days of yore...Kim of Frog ponds Rock, (who no longer blogs), dreamed up a meme called Sunday Selections. A place where those who were willing could put up photos they wanted to share, new, old, good, bad or indifferent, any photos you please. Nothing rude or vulgar though.The meme is now continued by Elephant's Child and I occasionally join in as do a few others. Drop in to Elephant's Child and have a look.Let's dive right in, shall we?

This is the mouse mat I bought many years ago when I had a desk top computer. These days I have a laptop and use the finger pad, so this is a place mat now to protect my table top from hot dishes.
Oh no! A murder of crows has descended upon the fairy village!

I was given a small bottle of gold paint, so have been making "pots of gold", now I just need to make the rainbows.

My concrete Leprechaun doorstop also has had a touch of gold added to his pot.

including the padlock and the dropped coin under his boot.

I notic…

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 to read it and add a few encouraging words.This month the words/prompts are supplied by MessyMimi and can be found hereThis week's words/prompts are: 1. implicit 2. grass 3. spring 4. accident 5. ankle 6. start and/or: 1. God's Acre 2. Larcener 3. WeedHere is my story:God’s Observation Deck 8Peter strode across the star spangled observation deck and stepped onto the softly glowing pearlesque receiving deck. “Excuse me Boss,’ he said, “Mary said to tell you the new Halo and Wings are ready. Who is it this time?”  God turned his head slightly and replied, “Eliza MacMurtrie. I’ve been keepi…

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 to read it and add a few encouraging words.This month the words/prompts are supplied by messymimi and can be found hereThis week's words/prompts are: 1. genuine 2. dominate 3. moving 4. gold 5. embark 6. classroom and/or: 1. bleed 2. absent 3. separate 4. affair 5. steep 6. beginningHere is my story: In the beginning, I'd had a genuine interest in school and learning. I watched as my older sister struggled to understand the printed words, despaired over simple arithmetic and knew I could do it easier. I'd already picked up her schoolbooks and read to her from them. My love affair wit…

Real news or Fake?

On my Yahoo news page, it says Trump and wife Melania have tested positive for Covid 19 and will begin the quarantine and recovery immediately.Is this true or is he trying to avoid the next two debates with Biden?What will this mean for America?The world holds its breath....(not literally of course)

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 to read it and add a few encouraging words.This month the words/prompts are supplied by ME and can be found right hereThis week's words/prompts are: 1. surprise 2. winked 3. firepit 4. gnomes 5. quilt 6. sunroom and/or: 1. lonesome 2. shirt 3. beach 4. volcano 5. train 6. moatHere is my story:Glenda wandered away from the campground after promising she wouldn't go too far and be 'home' before the sun set. She had been bitterly disappointed at being brought to see an ancient castle surrounded by a moat, instead of the volcano that had originally been decided upon. But a week befor…