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Musical Monday # 89

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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: a drum cover of Music Box Dancer. We all know I like drums as much as I do piano , so you can imagine how happy I was to find this. Probably not to everyone's taste, but I like it. and then I found this: the cutest little drummer ever.

Sunday Selections # 265

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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 and this week we're having a look at some of the views around the Port Adelaide wharf where Fisherman's Market is. cormorant sitting on an old small-boat dock cormorant sitting on a rail. random boat coming in from an outing part of the Birkenhead Bridge . The signal boxes you see here indicate when traffic shou

waiting, waiting, waiting

I'm sitting here at home, waiting for a plumber. I sat here at home all day yesterday, waiting for a plumber. Last Wednesday, while I was out, the water supply must have been shut off for a while, because when I got home and tried to fill the kettle, (yes, Andrew, the new kettle),the pipes banged with air bubbles and the water was all spurty for a few seconds. And it was dirty.  So I left the tap running, went into the bathroom and turned on the shower, the basin taps and flushed the toilet, to clear the air from the pipes. All of them made that awful banging thump as spurty water rushed through, but there was an added sound from the cistern as I flushed the toilet.  Then the toilet wouldn't stop running. The tank filled up and when it was full, the overflow kept running into the toilet and I tried to turn off the water at the little tap on the pipe, but that didn't work. I  went to the housing office first thing yesterday, was there before they opened, and went str

Wednesday's Words on a Friday

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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 Elephant’s Child, with words and images supplied by Sue. 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, in our comments sections, 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

Thursday Thoughts # 85

from I shall Wear Midnight by Terry Pratchett: "Every family, even up in the mountains, kept at least one pig to act as garbage can in the summer and as pork, bacon, ham and sausages during the rest of the year. The pig was important." from The Wintersmith by Terry Pratchett: "Nanny stood up and tried to look haughty, which is hard to do when you have a face like a happy apple." Today's Thoughts: Australia Post , our national mail service, has been in the news here lately.  They're losing money. Due to a lot of internet shopping and emailing etc, they've declared a failing of the business.  People aren't sending as many letters and cards to each other via 'snail mail' as they used to. They're losing money! Australia Post that is, not the general population.  So they've come up with a plan.  Increase the cost of a stamp to $1 and reduce services.  I can see how increasing the cost of a stamp might bring in more