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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 Lissa and can be found here This week's words/prompts are:  leap;   original;   unusual;   29;   time; Here is my very short story: “It’s a leap year kids, 29 days this month instead of the usual 28. You remember what that means?” “Mum gets her birthday on the actual day of her birth!” said Melissa. “That’s unusual isn’t it,” said David. “but she ages with time just like the rest of us, if she only counted each leap year birthday Mum would only be nine instead of thirty-six!” “That’s younger

Sunday Selections #676

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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 other bloggers care to join us. The meme is now continued by Elephant's Child and I join in as do a few others. Andrew is one.  Messymimi is another. Drop in to their blogs and have a look. Elephant's Child is taking a break this month. Wisewebwoman has also been joining us occasionally. Going back to 2013 today, here are a few photos from my visit to Fremantle and Rottnest Island: down by the docks where the market sheds are was this old sailing ship isn't she beautiful? the sign tells you when she sails and the cost of tickets, but remember this was near eleven years ago. many of the Docklands buildings are painted white and stand out brilliantly against the blue sky t

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 Lissa and can be found here This week's words/prompts are:  1. meh 2. woo 3. yum 4. uh-oh 5. yippee Here is my story: In the Ryek home, Jenna was teasing Elena. “Today is Valentine’s Day! Are you hoping Simon will woo you with a bouquet of flowers? Maybe a box of chocolates, yum yum ?” she danced around her sister, grinning and making kissing sounds. “Stop it Jenna,” said Elena, “one day you will struck by cupid’s arrow and hope for flowers and a declaration of love.” “Never!” said nine year old Je

Musical Monday

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 Remember the days long ago when song lyrics were enunciated and easy to understand? Skeeter Davis: The End of the World: I hope it plays.

Sunday Selections #675

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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 other bloggers care to join us. The meme is now continued by Elephant's Child and I join in as do a few others. Andrew is one.  Messymimi is another. Drop in to their blogs and have a look. *Elephant's Child is taking a break this month. Wisewebwoman has also been joining us occasionally. Beginning today with a few more of the sculptures: mother and baby dolphin giant carved wood snail I don't remember what this represented, it has gears and chains and a temperature guage I think, let me just look this up:  labelled "Hippocampus" by Adrian Beacham:  Category: Environmental awareness "the Seahorse Hippocampus numbers have been in a constant decline mostly d

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 Lissa and can be found here This week's words/prompts are:  1. soul 2. brilliant 3. breakfast 4. winter 5. moon also including Charlotte's colour of the month: black Here is my story: Watching the sun glinting off the waves like a million brilliant diamonds had always soothed my soul and I often sat on my porch to eat breakfast while the sun came up. Today was very different, it was winter and I stood on my porch at midnight, watching the moon instead. A single silver stream cut across the

Breaking (bad) news

 Son J, mum S and the twins all have covid. 😢 I was there for several hours just last Monday and have tested negative so far, but will continue daily testing for a week or maybe ten days, just to be sure.