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Wednesday's Words on a Friday

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The original Words for Wednesday was begun by Delores and eventually taken over by a moveable feast of participants when Delores had computer troubles. Sadly, Delores has now closed her blog forever due to other problems.

The aim of the words is to encourage us to write. A story, a poem, whatever comes to mind.
If you are posting an entry on your own blog, please let us know so we can come along and read it.
This month the prompts are supplied by ME and can be found right here

This weeks prompts are:

1. suitable 
2. rapturous 
3. smeared 
4. snuffle 
5. bookmark 
6. scoop 

and/or: 
1. snick 
2. funny 
3. twilight 
4. espionage 
5. synchronicity 
6. feisty

Story #1:

The rapturous look on Elena's little face told me we had finally found the perfect suitable substitute for the fairy costume that no longer fitted her. With a final snuffle, she swiped a hand across her tear-smeared face and bent to scoop up her things from the floor. 

It had been a stroke of genius when Brad suggested trying 'The Da…

Another newspaper article

Save our sauce

I read that a concerned official has suggested that poking a plastic sauce bottle into a newly purchased pie to load it up with tomato sauce may lead to health problems. Perhaps the plague even.
Oh dear.
Yet another great Aussie tradition under attack.
I mean, for goodness sake, fair suck of the sauce bottle.
DAVE ANTHONY, Kingswood

If Dave wants me to take this down, he can leave me a comment..

Feel free to ignore his last sentence, because people here really don't suck on sauce bottles, but if they did, that would be one sure way to create the health problems.

Anyway, (or anyhoo, if that's what you prefer), Aussies have been poking sauce bottles, the squeezy kind, into hot pies and pasties, sausage rolls too, since the day these squeezy bottles were first invented. 
We know a good thing when we see it, right? 
As far as I know, not a single person has come down with the plague, or anything else because of it. 
The common practice is to remove the screw-on cap to the sque…

Words for Wednesday

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The original Words for Wednesday was begun by Delores and eventually taken over by a moveable feast of participants when Delores had computer troubles. Sadly, Delores has now closed her blog forever due to other problems.

The aim of the words is to encourage us to write. A story, a poem, whatever comes to mind.
If you are posting an entry on your own blog, please let us know so we can come along and read it.
This month the prompts are supplied by ME and can be found right here.

This week's words/prompts are:  1. suitable  2. rapturous  3. smeared  4. snuffle  5. bookmark  6. scoop 
and/or:  1. snick  2. funny  3. twilight  4. espionage  5. synchronicity  6. feisty
use either list or both, or mix and match, just have fun.

From today's newspaper: someone who thinks like I do!

Copied exactly as printed:

Backward on rail

It is a well-known fact that European countries are continually upgrading and increasing their essential train services.
  Anyone who has travelled in Europe will have experienced the convenience and speed of these fast trains.
  Trains are less environmentally damaging, they get polluting cars off the road and lessen traffic chaos and gridlocks.
  So why is this state and this country so backward that we still have politicians spending millions on roads and destroying hundreds of trees as a result?
  Where is the economic rationale in that or the care for our biodiversity?
  Many people are in despair at how this country is being run. No imagination and no foresight appears to be the order of the day, and we and our environment are all suffering as a result. 
  A change of direction is desperately needed.
ALEX HODGES,  Birdwood.

If Alex reads this and wants me to remove it, leave me a comment and I will take it down.

He didn't mention the other pr…

Wednesday's Words on a Friday

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The original Words for Wednesday was begun by Delores and eventually taken over by a moveable feast of participants when Delores had computer troubles. Sadly, Delores has now closed her blog forever due to other problems.

The aim of the words is to encourage us to write. A story, a poem, whatever comes to mind.
If you are posting an entry on your own blog, please let us know so we can come along and read it.
This month the prompts are supplied by ME and can be found right here.

This weeks prompts are:

1. pizza 
2. vase 
3. racing 
4. chainsaw 
5. derelict 
6. buttery 

and this:

 "hand over the ham!" 

Here is my story:

Racing through the city on his pizza delivery run, Joel was enjoying the feel of his brand new Ducati, the sweet machine sounding like a well-oiled chainsaw. Imagining touring across the country on the weekend, he almost didn't see the derelict old man sitting on the kerb as he rounded the corner. Swerving just in time, he was soon out of sight as the old man gazed up th…

Words for Wednesday

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The original Words for Wednesday was begun by Delores and eventually taken over by a moveable feast of participants when Delores had computer troubles. Sadly, Delores has now closed her blog forever due to other problems.

The aim of the words is to encourage us to write. A story, a poem, whatever comes to mind.
If you are posting an entry on your own blog, please let us know so we can come along and read it.
This month the prompts are supplied by ME and can be found right here.

This week's words/prompts are:  1. pizza  2. vase  3. racing  4. chainsaw  5. derelict  6. buttery 
and/or: 
hand over the ham!

use either list or both, or mix and match, just have fun.

all over and (not quite) done with

So there I was, pretending to read on my kindle while I waited for the specialist to be ready and just as I got caught up in the story, he called me in. He's a very nice Indian man, young and rather nice to look at, with a very gentle manner. 

We discussed what has been happening since he last saw me, and decided that cauterisation was to be done. only on the one nostril, he had a look and decided the other one was okay and it hadn't been bleeding anyway. 

He then squirted some anaesthetic spray up my nose and told me to give that a good sniff to get it right up where it needs to be, aaahh, OMG, that stuff tastes awful! someone really needs to invent one that tastes like vanilla ice cream instead. But my nose was numb almost immediately, also the back of my throat and the back section of the roof of my mouth. 

Then came the cauterisation bit, not nearly as painful as I'd been fearing. It was a long silver wand with some sort of chemical that seals the area. And here I'd b…

alas, alack, woe is me

You may or may not recall, last year, at the end of October I think, I had a week of heavy nosebleeds. one or two per day. I got pretty tired very quickly. 

Saw my doctor, who sent me to an ENT specialist, who had a good look, prescribed a cream to help with healing, then a spray to ease any nasal congestion from hayfever. 
He said to come back if the nose begins the bleeding again.

Guess what?

The nose is once again doing its Niagara Falls imitations, so tomorrow I have an appointment with the ENT again and cauterisation will be discussed. 
I'm told by a reliable source that it might possibly be done right there in his consulting rooms and a person cannot blow his or her nose for two weeks afterwards. 

Well, I managed the not-blowing-the-nose part when I had to use the healing cream last year, so I know that's doable. 
Whether or not the cauterisation goes ahead, I'll let you all know tomorrow after I get home.

Wednesday's Words on a Friday

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The original Words for Wednesday was begun by Delores and eventually taken over by a moveable feast of participants when Delores had computer troubles. Sadly, Delores has now closed her blog forever due to other problems.

The aim of the words is to encourage us to write. A story, a poem, whatever comes to mind.
If you are posting an entry on your own blog, please let us know so we can come along and read it.
This month the prompts are supplied by ME and can be found right  here. This week's prompts are:

1. blankets 
2. striding 
3. hocus-pocus 
4. sluggishly 
5. comparative 
6. notebook 

and this: 

"they're ruining everything!" 

Here is my story:



Lost and FoundPart ThreeChapter One



After slamming the car door, Dr Bruce Jones could be heard striding down the hallway even through the mountain of blankets Andrea had pulled over her head. The pounding head of her hangover increased exponentially with Bruce yanking off the blankets and letting the sunshine in by also yanking open the c…

Words for Wednesday

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The original Words for Wednesday was begun by Delores and eventually taken over by a moveable feast of participants when Delores had computer troubles. Sadly, Delores has now closed her blog forever due to other problems.

The aim of the words is to encourage us to write. A story, a poem, whatever comes to mind.
If you are posting an entry on your own blog, please let us know so we can come along and read it.
This month the prompts are supplied by ME and can be found right here
This week's words/prompts are: 
1.blankets  2. striding  3. hocus-pocus  4. sluggishly  5. comparative  6. notebook
 and/or: 
they're ruining everything!

use either list or both, or mix and match, just have fun.

VIRUS WARNING! NEW SCAM!

As if we don't already have enough to worry about.....

apparently there's a new computer scam going around where people are sent a warning saying the Coronavirus has been found in their area, with an attached file that is supposedly infection prevention measures, but if you open the file it infects your computer with malware. 


DO NOT OPEN THE ATTACHMENT!

Wednesdays Words on a Friday

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The original Words for Wednesday was begun by Delores and eventually taken over by a moveable feast of participants when Delores had computer troubles. Sadly, Delores has now closed her blog forever due to other problems.

The aim of the words is to encourage us to write. A story, a poem, whatever comes to mind.
If you are posting an entry on your own blog, please let us know so we can come along and read it.
This month the prompts are supplied by Mark Koopmans and can be found here.

This week's words are: 
1. splurge 
2. bonking 
3. veterans 
4. windows 
5. lasagna 
6. inconceivable! 

and/or: 

1. ruling 
2. extinguished 
3. Ebonics 
4. dresser 
5. Marley 
6. yikes 

Here is my story:


Marley burst through the door of their fledgling movie company so fast it banged all the way back and the knob left a dent in the wall. Stanley leaned back in his chair, eyes wide. “What’s up now Marl?” ‘This script,” said Marley. “There’s no bonking in it. How can you make a movie with no bonking? It’s inconceivable! Al…

They're here!

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Some time ago, I ordered a couple of hand made teatowels from Joanne, she shipped them on the 14th of January and they arrived today, January 30th. 

16 days. That's a pretty good delivery time.

Peacock Blue:

the photo doesn't do them justice, this is one of my favourite colours, almost too pretty to use, but of course I will use them.
a pretty business card was included
with Joanne hard at work on the back of it.


Sunday Selections

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Long, long ago, in days of yore...Kim of Frog ponds Rock, (who no longer blogs), dreamed up a meme called Sunday Selections. 
A place where those who were willing could put up photos they wanted to share, new, old, good, bad or indifferent, any photos you please. 
Nothing rude or vulgar though.

The meme is now continued by Elephant's Child and I occasionally join in as do a few others. Drop in to Elephant's Child and have a look.

I didn't have any photos planned for today, then I saw this feel-good article in today's paper:

it's a little hard to see clearly, but those are Australian flags hanging from the table, and Australian goods on the table.
this is the story. Enlarging should enable you to read it easily.
also in today's paper, this made me laugh,
while this made me sad. How can they withhold funds that were donated expressly for the relief of those in desperate need? I personally donated to each of these (as well as to a couple of wildlife rescue organisations) …

Wednesday's Words on a Friday

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The original Words for Wednesday was begun by Delores and eventually taken over by a moveable feast of participants when Delores had computer troubles. Sadly, Delores has now closed her blog forever due to other problems.

The aim of the words is to encourage us to write. A story, a poem, whatever comes to mind.
If you are posting an entry on your own blog, please let us know so we can come along and read it.
This month the prompts are supplied by Mark Koopmans and can be found here.
This week's words/prompts are: 

1. devilled 
2. interdependence 
3. watery 
4. figs 
5. zoom 
6. headphones  

and/or:  

1. gargled 
2. presence 
3. yelling 
4. Andalusia 
5. snowdrifts 
6. exfoliate

Here is my story: 

Judy, with headphones on and schoolbag swinging, entered through the back door on her skates and proceeded to zoom through the long hallway, completely oblivious to the presence of her Grandparents sitting in the kitchen. 
Yelling for Stuart to "wake up, I've brought your homework," she tossed …

We all "know" that Heaven is way up high and Hell is way down under

Right?

Australia is commonly known as The Land Downunder and we inhabitants know how "hellishly" hot our summers can be, even our winters are warmish. 

Recently we've had the uncontrollable furnace-worthy fires (of hell) too.

So what's going on?

Is "Lucy" growing bolder and staking his claim on this small part of God's green Earth?

Discuss...

This tribute to Freddie Mercury is lovely to watch

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I saw this a few minutes ago at double-half or one ten without ham and just had to share it with all the other Queen fans out there


Wednesday's Words on a Friday

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The original Words for Wednesday was begun by Delores and eventually taken over by a moveable feast of participants when Delores had computer troubles. Sadly, Delores has now closed her blog forever due to other problems.

The aim of the words is to encourage us to write. A story, a poem, whatever comes to mind.
If you are posting an entry on your own blog, please let us know so we can come along and read it.
This month the prompts are supplied by Mark Koopmans and can be found here.
This week's words/prompts are: 
1. constipation 
2. rivalry 
3. occupation 
4. sneeze 
5. wishy-washy 
6. diatribe  

and/or:  

1. snot 
2. beluga 
3. emergency 
4. qualify 
5. coffee 
6. butt

Here is my story, we've gone downstairs this week, way, way down:


Lucifer stomped around the receiving room’s hellfire, seething. His diatribe earlier had done nothing to improve his mood and now he was out of sorts. Usually he loved scaring the pants off the wishy-washy new inmates, who had no idea why they were there instead o…

Wednesday's Words on a Friday

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The original Words for Wednesday was begun by Delores and eventually taken over by a moveable feast of participants when Delores had computer troubles. Sadly, Delores has now closed her blog forever due to other problems.
The aim of the words is to encourage us to write. A story, a poem, whatever comes to mind.
If you are posting an entry on your own blog, please let us know so we can come along and read it.
This month the prompts are supplied by Mark Koopmans and can be found here.
This week's words/prompts are: 
1. annihilate 
2. Zinfandel 
3. lozenge 
4. pacemaker 
5. spokes 
6. invoice 

and/or: 
1. business 
2. panniers 
3. wooden 
4. thunderstruck 
5. podcast 
6. zesty

Let's head up stairs this week, way, way up high.

God's Observation Deck

Peter strode through the celestial themed doors and casually asked "How's business Boss?" Turning to greet his old friend, God appeared a little thunderstruck at Peter's appearance. "You look like one of those Hippie Flower Chil…

A little something to bring a smile?

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One of my favourite songs  SIMPLE by the Florida Georgia Line

I hope this helps to lift a few spirits.

Wednesday's Words on a Friday

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The original Words for Wednesday was begun by Delores and eventually taken over by a moveable feast of participants when Delores had computer troubles. Sadly, Delores has now closed her blog forever due to other problems.

The aim of the words is to encourage us to write. A story, a poem, whatever comes to mind.
If you are posting an entry on your own blog, please let us know so we can come along and read it.
This month the prompts are supplied by Mark Koopmans and can be found here.
This week's words/prompts are:

1. koozie
2. porche
3. dinosaur
4. watergate
5. Douglas
6. soften

and/or:

1. castrated
2. chateau
3. lego
4. router
5. suncream
6. Freudian 

Here is my story: 

Grandma Emilie arrived just as Dad was yelling at the TV, "ba----d should be castrated!" and just about fainted dead away, or at least pretended to, just inside the front door. The look on her face was pretty funny, almost like that painting "The Scream". I held her arm as she recovered and led her down the hall i…

To Everyone Out There

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Let's hope it's a better year






that is all....yawn...zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz