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Musical Monday # 76

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Musical Monday I was introduced to Musical Monday by Delores who copied the meme from another site. I think it’s a fun way to show off some of the music we like and brighten up our Mondays at the same time.  I’ll be finding my clips on you tube , so will simply credit that site since there are often so many versions of everything and I wouldn’t want to accidentally credit the wrong artist. Today’s clip is: Pearl Jam Just Breathe and the lyrics: I heard this song on an episode of The Blacklist and I like it, as I do several others I've heard on the show.

Sunday Selections # 252

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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 Elephant’s Child to see more of her wonderful photos.   Andrew often joins in too. I usually go with a theme for my Sunday Selections but this week I have a random selection of older photos and one googled image . You may have seen some of these before. Let's begin with the googled image , it's a little blurry because I resized it and I haven't put the blog name on it, because it isn't my own photo: this is a Suzuki 50cc motor bike, the sa

Wednesday's Words on a Friday

On Wednesdays , assorted people have been taking monthly turns at putting up a selection of six (or twelve) words which is called “Words for Wednesday”. We have taken over this meme from Delores , who had been having computer problems This month the meme continues here , with words supplied by Susan Kane. ** Essentially the aim is to encourage us to write.     Each week we are given a choice of prompts: which can be words, phrases, music or an image.   What we do with those prompts is up to us:   a short story, prose, a song, a poem, or treating them with ignore... Some of us put our creation in comments on the post, and others post on their own blog.   We would really like it if as many people as possible joined in with this fun meme.    If you are posting on your own blog - let us know so that we can come along and read your masterpiece.  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:

once again the Phoenix rises from the ashes

Yes folks, you read it here first, she has risen again.  My neighbour P, the very ill one whose cat I have been feeding for the last four days, is back from the dead. Well, almost dead. I've been doing this on and off for quite a while now, and in the last fortnight, she's been taken to hospital three times, each time returning after a day or two, (she signs herself out against Doctor's wishes as soon as she is able) only to collapse again and be found by one of her carers, who then calls for an ambulance. Paramedics arrive first and get her stabilised and cleaned up, then she is loaded onto a stretcher and driven away. So, last Monday I arrived home, washed my face and hands, had a cup of coffee, and heard noises coming through from the back porch. I looked out and saw the ambulance, so kept watching. Eventually they wheeled her out, tense and unable to move, face in a grimace, extremely white/grey skin. I swear she was two heartbeats away from dying. This time she wa

Thursday Thoughts # 73

I don't have any book quotes today, there just hasn't been any quotable lines in the stuff I've been reading, so instead here is the blurb on the back cover of the book I'm currently reading.  Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard This is a world divided by blood - red or silver Reds are commoners, ruled by a Silver elite in possession of god-like superpowers. And to Mare Barrow, a seventeen-year-old girl from the poverty-stricken Stilts, it seems like nothing will ever change. That is, until a twist of fate brings her before the Silver court. Here, surrounded by the people she hates the most, Mare discovers that despite her red blood, she possesses a deadly ability of her own.  Fearful of Mare's potential, the king hides her in plain view: betrothed to his youngest son. Trapped, Mare decides to use her new position to bring down the regime - from the inside. But this is a game of betrayal and lies, and Mare has entered a dangerous dance - Reds against Silvers,

Whimsical Wednesday # 203

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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. Help! somebody, help!

funnel cakes

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My friend Murr , (I call her friend even though we've only met online) mentioned funnel cakes in her last post. In the comment section, in a reply to someone. She wasn't sure what they were and I had no idea either although the name is familiar; I've read about them in novels and on blogs. So I went to visit Mr Google and found a recipe and some pictures. And here they are: Funnel Cakes Ingredients: 2 eggs                                    1 cup 2% milk 1 cup water                            1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 3 cups all purpose flour          1/4 cup sugar 3 teaspoons baking powder    1/4 teaspoon salt oil for deep fat frying              confectioner's sugar for dusting Method: 1. In a large bowl beat eggs. Add milk, water and vanilla extract, mix until well blended. In another bowl, whisk flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Beat into egg mixture until smooth. Heat oil. 2. Cover the bottom of a funnel with your (hopefully clean) fin