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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 opted to close her blog, so this is her last month to supply the prompts.

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 prompts are supplied by Delores and can be found here.

This week's words/prompts are: 

1: The season that speaks to your heart 
2: So many ways to say I'm sorry

Here is my effort:

I'd arrived at the small, ramshackle building almost a year ago. To call it a Schoolhouse was a wild stretch of anyone's imagination, but I'd been assigned here and on my first day and handful of pupils turned up, looking as if they had been freshly scrubbed just for this occasion. Over time, several more came along a few days a week, but only if they were…

Ready to get infected?

I've had this written down for years, I copied it from a book once, long ago and don't know who wrote it originally. I hope the original author forgives me for putting it here.


"Smiling is infectious, you catch it like the flu.
When someone smiled at me today, I started smiling too. 
I walked around the corner and someone saw me grin,
When he smiled I realised I had passed it on to him.

I thought about that smile and then realised its worth, 
A single smile like mine could travel round the earth.
So if you feel a smile begin, don't leave it undetected,
Let's start an epidemic and get the world infected."


😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😀


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 prompts are again supplied by Delores and can be found here.
Sadly, this month will be Delores' last turn with prompting us as she has been plagued by trolls and is closing her blog.
This week's words/prompts are: 

1. caps 
2. fishing 
3. storm clouds 
4. willow 
5. racing 
6. ripples  

and/or: 

1. blasted 
2. scurrying 
3. basket 
4. intense 
5. success 
6. model T

here is my story: 


I stared out at the ripples on the pond and the racing whitecaps speeding across the surface of the Southern Ocean. The rising wind had the willow swaying in all directions, the intense purple-grey of the gathering stormclouds looked like bruises against the orange …

the dress

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you've all wanted to see it, so here it is, in all its long, loose fitting, ummm….. dowdiness? the disappointing part was I felt cold most of the time so I kept on my long, wrap-style cardigan and the dress hardly got seen.

long and loose - shapeless, just like me

sunray pleats from top to bottom with a tie belt

the gold design almost echoes...
the band on my "good" watch, which I bought just for the wedding,
which has a little bling around the face.


Sunday Selections

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Welcome back to Sunday Selections.

Begun way back in the mists of time by Kim of Frog Ponds Rock and now continued by Elephant's Child, who gladly accepted my offer to keep this going, 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 won't always be participating, the increasing arthritis in the knuckles is more than annoying and typing doesn't help. but I found a couple of photos from way back in June 2014, or maybe it was May, anyway here I am at a wildlife park. 

here's me holding a koala, you can see just how large they are, even with me being only five feet tall. The handlers were close by, m…

I'm going to be offline on Saturday

ALL DAY!

I have a wedding to go to. One of my grandsons is getting married 😀

Now here's something you thought you'd never hear from me: I bought a dress.
That's right, a dress. Nothing fancy, because I don't do fancy. Or dressy.

It's black and gold, with a lining, so I didn't need to buy a petticoat (slip) and longish.
Past the knees, but not quite to the ankles. 

So now I have a dress, and shoes (no heels) and I have to wear makeup. 
                             😟😧
I haven't worn any makeup since my daughter's wedding, over twenty years ago. I hope I remember how to put that stuff on. Do I use a trowel or a putty knife? Two coats or three? Should I fill in the creases (wrinkles) with spackle first? 

oh my....

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.

Next month is again Delores' turn to supply the prompts, but sadly it will be her last as she is turning off her internet.

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 prompts are supplied by ME and can be found right here.
This week's words/prompts are:

1. endless
2. glittering
3. aqua
4. glow
5. diamonds
6. pearls

and/or:

1. bread
2. wallet
3. navy blue
4. directory
5. calculator
6. crossword puzzles

and two views from when I walked the coastal trail, included in my story.

Here is my story.

"Jim! Over here!"  "There you are, how does it feel to be almost finished with work? Just one week to go now."  "It feels pretty good, but I know there's a lo…