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Sunday Selections #555

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  Long ago, 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. And we don't mind at all if overseas bloggers care to join us. The meme is now continued by Elephant's Child and I occasionally join in as do a few others. Andrew is one.  Messymimi is another. Drop in to Elephant's Child and have a look. I am always surprised by how small a block looks once the house has been demolished and removed. along the front, before the fence went up, is where I rescued the bulbs, tricky work in slippery muddy soil this is the biggest clump and I just could not shift them. I googled later and discovered they are also known as Peruvian Lily and Caribbean Lily and come in white, light blue and the darker blue that these ones are. bright golden wattle, taken a week too late, you m

it's a good day for soup

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 Last Wednesday I was clattering about in the kitchen, so the girls came in to see what was going on. Meg: I see empty cans, tomato soup and four bean mix Riley: the beans are already strained and rinsed Gillian: over here is a carrot and a quarter cabbage Jordan: and Gracula! Gillian: we love Gracula, we think he's the cutest garlic chopper Meg: the onions, garlic and carrots have softened and now the beans are in the pot, I have to stand well back because the steam is hot and might frazzle my hair. Riley: I want to help stir but I can't reach the spoon Riley: the tomato soup and water mix goes in next we are watching the chopping of the cabbage, the knife is too big for us to help now the cabbage is in and simmering, it is time to wash up the dishes. We love this part because we get to play with the suds Gillian: I got suds in my hair! Jordan: I have suds on my face 😀 Back at the front door, "the rain is really pelting down!" "It's a good day for soup&quo

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  Elephant's Child and can be found here This week's words/prompts are:  1. machine  2. telephone  3. fiction  4. delightfully  5. trap  6. skulduggery  and/or:  1. groaned  2. umbrella  3. fertile  4. corner  5. deft  6. selection Here is my story:  “Scuse me Kate”. DI Kate Beaumont put down the fiction novel she’d been reading, ”What is it Dan?” “Don’t mean to interrupt your lunch break, but that CI of yours is hovering around the yard, in the corner by the dumpster.” “Thanks Dan, I’ll go out a

putting photos onto a thumb drive, step-by-step

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  My friend Dora, from peppylady , was wondering about putting photos ono a thumb drive, so I put this together for her and anyone else who might want to know. Please note that I am working on a PC laptop (not a Mac) and running Windows 10.  Thumb drive also applies to flashdrive, usb stick, or anything else you might call these little information carriers. They also hold movies, lots of movies :)   open the "pictures" folder on your computer locate the little folder icon in the top corner, unless yours is located somewhere else click on that to create a new folder which you then label 'thumb drive' or anything else you want to call it as long as you remember what you called it. have your empty thumb drive ready, I like these tiny little ones this is what the other side looks like, this one is a 32GB size, holds HEAPS! plug it into the usb port on your laptop, not all laptops have the usb ports on the left hand side. (If you have a desktop I don't know where you w