Showing posts from January, 2016

Sunday Selections # 261

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 have some photos of the goings on in our Victoria Square recently.  I took these on the day of our first cloudburst day, you'll notice the clouds in several of these photos that I took while waiting for my bus. I was crossing the road so couldn't stop in the middle to photograph the front of this, the other si

Saturday Bonus "caught between horror and mirth" take two

Reusing Wednesday's Words, phrase and image. Amid great fanfare, the beaming politician cut the shiny red ribbon and ushered an excited group of fifty people onto the newly constructed bridge across the ravine. If they'd walked across in ones and twos, things might have been fine, at least for a few months. But a group of fifty well-fed, pampered, upper-class snobs was too much weight for the shoddy workmanship and sub-standard timbers used in construction. As the group neared the middle, the bridge began to sway and loud creaks and groans were heard as timbers began to crack. First one and then another support broke loose.  Watching the event unfolding before her eyes triggered memories of the slapstick movies she used to watch all those years ago. Caught between horror and mirth , Muriel laughed hysterically as the group on the bridge collided with one another in a desperate bid to outrun their doom. The bridge gave way and the tangle of arms and legs became individual p

here we go again

Strong winds and heavy rain lashing Adelaide again as I type this, the rain began last night with a steady downpour and lessened this morning, but the rain returned later this afternoon and the winds rose a bit later. More flash flooding is expected.  Most unusual for this time of year. 

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 , at Randomosity, with words and images supplied by Jacqueline. 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?

Thursday Thoughts # 81

from The Wintersmith by Terry Pratchett: "You had to deal every day with people who were foolish and lazy and untruthful and downright unpleasant, and you could certainly end up thinking that the world would be considerably improved if you gave them a slap. But you didn't because, as Miss Tick explained: a) it would only make the world a better place for a very short time; b) it would then make the world a slightly worse place; and c) you're not supposed to be as stupid as they are." " But when it came to odd, Miss Treason didn't just take the cake, but a packet of biscuits too, with sprinkles on the top, and also a candle." "Yes...perhaps Miss Treason didn't just take the cake, a packet of biscuits with sprinkles on the top, and a candle, but also the trifle, the sandwiches and a man who made amusing balloon animals afterwards." Today's Thoughts: I recently discovered, okay a couple or three years ago, the steampunk style of


It's called a CRYPTO LOCKER virus and if you get it, it locks up all your files and they can only be unlocked by paying for a code from the virus people.  It's lately attached to emails from Australia Post, saying you have a parcel to collect, or from the Federal Police claiming you have a fine. Before you click any links, read the email address it's actually from and ask yourself how would they know my email address to send me this message.  Even if you are expecting a parcel, the people you've ordered from wouldn't pass your email address to Australia Post. Be careful people, be aware of who is sending you emails. 

Whimsical Wednesday # 212

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. Just like me.

purr purr purr

I'm  extremely hindered here  by a large fluffy, purring kitty  lying across my arms.  And I'm getting hungry....

Musical Monday # 84

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:  John Mellencamp R.O.C.K. in the USA  and for those who prefer a different sound: Hooked on a Can Can  and the dance :  Just look at all that energy! Doesn't it make you wish.......