Showing posts from February, 2014

Wednesday's Words on a Friday

On Wednesdays , Delores, from Under The Porch Light, has a meme which she calls “Words for Wednesday”. She puts up a selection of six words which we then use in a short story, or a poem. I’m hopeless at poetry so I always do a story. It’s a fun challenge…why not join in? This week's words are: 1. incarcerate 2. phlegm 3. damp 4. groan 5. knife 6. blessing we also have "a glacial stillness....the sickly sun of winter" Here is my story:  The world outside the courthouse was held in a glacial stillness, the sickly sun of winter making only feeble attempts to occasionally break through the blanket of clouds hanging low over the small town of Blissful. The damp cold this winter had taken its toll on Judge Wilmer, at 68 he was no longer immune to the failings of the aging. The recent flu that had laid most people up in bed for a week or more, had hit him too, although his version was more of a heavy chesty cough which lef

stupid walkman? or stupid brain?

I spent most of yesterday trying to put a new playlist on my walkman. I haven't done this for who-knows-how-long....years for sure. Many years. It seems I've forgotten how to do it. I went through my music library, selected a couple of hundred songs, clicked "add to sync list", so far so good....connected the usb....clicked on start sync and things progressed nicely. Then I accidentally clicked the "stop sync" button. Only two songs were now on my walkman. No big deal....I'll start over. Re-selected a couple of hundred songs, minus the two which were already transferred, clicked on start sync. Then started reading blogs, leaving comments, time know how it goes. Checked in every now and again, the little syncing icon was twirling around, but nothing was being transferred. I'll leave it a bit longer, see what happens? Six hours later, there were still only two songs on my walkman. I must have done something right to begin wi

Whimsical Wednesday #112

Welcome back to Whimsical Wednesday! The day for your googled giggle that gets you over the hump that is Wednesday and sliding down into the weekend. nuff said.....

market day...what I saw, what I bought

As you all remember, last Saturday I went wandering down to the Fullarton Community Centre where the annual plants, arts and crafts market was on. I remembered the first time I went, it was quite a small event, a few tents and stalls laid out in the carpark.......this year it was quite a bit larger. Actually a lot larger. It took me at least an hour to walk around looking at stalls to see what there was, I had a bit of a look at stuff, then I did a slower circuit and really looked, especially at the book stalls. There were only two and as I looked through the books on offer I was surprised by how many I had already read. I didn't take my granny trolley as I wasn't planning on buying anything or maybe just a small thing or two.... Let's just say next year I'll be taking the granny trolley.   And more money. There were many, many stalls with jewellery , some homemade and very nicely presented, some that looked a lot like one of those glittery Asian stalls at Ce

Sunday Selections # 160

Welcome back to Sunday Selections! This once-a- week-meme was originally begun by Kim of Frog Ponds Rock , as a way to showcase some of the many photos we all take, but don't get around to showing on our blogs. The rules are very simple:- 1. post photos of your choice, old or new, under the Sunday Selections title 2. link back to me, River , somewhere in your post 3. leave me a comment so that I know you've joined in and can come over and see what you've posted. 4. hop on over to TheElephant’s Child to see more of her wonderful photos. Kath and Andrew often join in as well, although Kath has been quite busy lately and unable to join us. There are several other semi-regular participants now though: Jackie K at WorkingThrough It Gillie at RandomThoughts From Abroad I usually go with a theme for my Sunday Selections and this week I'm continuing with a couple of photos of something I love. motorbikes! in particular, Harley Da

got things to do today.....

I'm heading off to the local plants, arts and crafts market this morning. I haven't been for a couple of years and since the weather here is cooler now and I'm less likely to melt while walking there, I'll be wandering up there right after breakfast. I planned on doing the grocery shopping first, but the market closes at 1pm and the supermarket is open until 5pm...and the craft market is more fun to wander around anyway, so I'm going there first. Maybe I'll buy stuff....let you know when I get back.

Wednesday's Words on a Friday

On Wednesday’s, Delores, from Under The Porch Light, has a meme which she calls “Words for Wednesday”. She puts up a selection of words which we then use in a short story, or a poem. I’m hopeless at poetry so I always do a story. It’s a fun challenge…why not join in? This week's words are: 1. actual 2. spontaneous 3. remedy 4. fanciful 5. mesmerized 6. cranium and just to increase the challenge, we have... 07. listen 08. glisten 09. christen 10. moisten 11. hasten 12. penicillin Here is my story:  Wrapped in the restraining jacket, Annemarie's actual life bore no resemblance whatsoever to the fanciful dreams and monstrous terrors inhabiting her cranium . She gazed as if mesmerized at white padded walls that she did not see.  On the other side of the heavy, locked door with its tiny barred window, her parents spoke anxiously with Dr Robinson and Dr Jerrie. "Is there nothing we can do? No remedy we can try

oooh! Heavy Machinery!

There's things happening here......things that involve big machines....trucks and bobcats.... A while ago, there was a residents meeting in the community hall where several persons from I-forget-where attended and spoke to residents then walked up and down the driveway looking at the surface and admiring the gardens. The driveway, which goes right through from the main road to a side street and also runs around behind several of the blocks of flats, is in pretty poor condition.  all cracked up The inspectors put in applications for roadworks, depending on what needed doing there was a decision to be made regarding resurfacing or repairing. After the last few rainstorms, it was decided the whole driveway would be resurfaced. edges and gutters are in bad shape  pot holes Work began last Monday and would be broken up into sections, two days per week per section, then the small areas behind the flats where the washing lines are placed would also be replaced as