Showing posts from December, 2015

Remember when Newspapers had early and late editions?

Thursday Thoughts --  The Late Edition Waiter: we've just had some lobsters flown in from Maine Customer: oh the poor things, their first night in the big city and they have to end up on my plate. from The Shepherd's Crown by Terry Pratchett: "Power means nothing without a decent harvest in the barn and a flock of Sunday dinners grazing on the hills."  (something our politicians should be more aware of eh?) Thoughts: I went to bed last night knowing I hadn't scheduled a post for today, thinking that I'd get a couple of hours sleep then be wide awake, or at least awake enough, to put something here by 2-3am.  Well, that didn't work out, as you can see. It's almost 8am already. Tuesday night's wide awakeness didn't repeat itself, instead my brain is a heat-melted mush puddle and all I want to do is lie around doing nothing until April. Or May. Probably I should have stayed home yesterday, but things had to be done, so out I went

Words for Wednesday

It’s Wednesday!    And December.    Which means it is my turn to provide you all with words to challenge your minds. Write a story, write a poem; the choice is yours.  Post it here in the comments, or on your own blog, it doesn’t have to be today, but  please leave a note in the comments here so we can all find you and read your creation. Here are the words: Joyously Delicatessen Appropriate Bundled Introduced Ruffle And/or: Improvise Consternation Whirlpool Disaster Shabby Fanciful And/or: A town of old people, old buildings, and old ways.

Whimsical Wedneday # 208

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. We've all felt like this occasionally, right?  


I'm watching Gordon Ramsay rip into a restaurant owner who hasn't a clue. His parents left him the restaurant/pizza place, but I don't think they taught him anything about running the establishment. A customer has just become ill from the seafood from his kitchen and Gordon has ordered the kitchen shut down with everything in it thrown out. An ambulance was called for the customer. A vegetarian customer finds a bone in her tomato sauce. Owner: but that's the way we've always made it, with pork bones and (whatever that was) for flavour.  Gordon: you cannot serve this to a vegetarian customer!! Gordon has asked all current customers to leave. The owner typically stays out of the kitchen entirely and spends all his time in the front making pizzas, the place is also a pizza takeaway place.  The owner is still running the place exactly as it was since the 1960s.  Nothing has changed, not even the menu.  Fresh ingredients are bought, processed then frozen

well, it's done,

the twice yearly fridge clean out.  Shelves emptied and washed, crispers emptied and washed, bags of assorted lettuce leaves tossed out, only a wee bit past the use-by dates, but smelling sour. Out went the mouldy onion, a mushy apple, old garlic that had gone soft.  Other stuff taking up space but not being used after the first tasting also got tossed out.  Bye-bye garlic aioli.  Doesn't that sound like something that would be deliciously yummy? Well, it wasn't.  More like oily, runny mayonnaise, and if there was any garlic in there, I'm Queen Elizabeth's twin sister, because I couldn't taste it. Besides, the use by date was last September. Even the freezer got an overhaul. Freezer-burnt bread, meant for toast, but who eats hot toast when the temps are over 40C? Frozen peas and corn, untouched since mid autumn, served with today's dinner, but didn't taste quite right, so I scraped them off my plate into the bin and followed that with both packet


I've just spent several minutes updating my blog list, after a reminder from a very dear friend that she wasn't yet on there. I confessed to her that I hadn't updated in years and had forgotten how, asked for instructions and voila! Newly updated and super long. Now you can all click on the links and follow along with all my favourite people. If any of you notice you still aren't on there, let me know and I'll add you while I still remember how.  (*~*)

Musical Monday # 80

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:    probably a surprise..   :) Bob Marley: One Love and the lyrics? yes, the lyrics! Bob Marley: One Love

Sunday Selections # 256

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 and this week I will show you some of the things I grew in my previous home , where I had a garden to properly call my own. If the computer will just behave itself and show me the photos I'm looking for.....! aeoniums: with multiple heads per stem. My current planting of these here isn't doing so well yet, but I'm hopefu

Wednesday's Words on a Friday, appearing on a Saturday because of Christmas Day

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 , at Drifting Through Life. 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: 1. bril