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mum says if the summer gets too hot,

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  we may just take a wander down to Antarctica to cool off. I'm ready!  Almost.  I just need one of those ear-flappy hats and a long scarf to wrap around my nose and mouth. Probably I should put my boots on too. And I'll need some mittens...

Sunday Selections #513

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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. Still mostly in the Christmas theme:  "I can't see out properly" "that's much better" Yoda has a Christmassy bow tie "I'm going to help with the decorating" says Meg "Help! I'm caught in a tinsel avalanche!" almost finished, "All done! time for a chocolate covered cherry, Mum says these are not for children, but I don't think she will miss just one." I hung a small Santa on the front door, don't look too closely at the sloppy paint job I put out the vintage Santa and the snow g

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 to read it and add a few encouraging words. This month the words/prompts are supplied by Elephant's Child and can be found here This week's words/prompts are:  1. celebration  2. birth  3. bells  4. majesty  5. small  6. forgotten  and/or:  1. bay  2. half  3. hope  4. sister  5. book  6. hunt  and a special word in honour of Jo: Dragon Here is my story: Down by the dock of the bay , the town's children gazed with awe at the majesty of the Christmas Tree as it slowly passed by, safely secured to the largest barge available.  There had been no half measures this year, the council

Sunday Selections 512

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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. another moon shot with clouds a bit dark, but maybe you can make out Lola's white feet as she disappears into the shadows off the path? She snuck outside when I stepped out to take moon photos and I didn't see her until she streaked past me. I waited for her to come back, and waited, waited, waited, almost 1 o'clock in the morning I heard a tiny meow at the door and let her in. what to do with left over veggies, stir in one beaten egg, add as many cornflakes crumbs as it takes to get a firm mixture, fry spoonfuls in butter until golden an

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 to read it and add a few encouraging words. This month the words/prompts are supplied by Elephant's Child and can be found here This week's words/prompts are: 1. has the cat got your tongue? 2. curiosity killed the cat 3. let the cat out of the bag 4. dog tired 5. sick as a dog 6. like a dog with two tails 7. the elephant in the room 8. a one-trick pony 9. open a can of worms 10. busy as a bee Here is my story: Vera staggered through the door and collapsed into a wing chair, legs splayed out before her and mopping at her sweaty face with a large handkerchief. Across the room, in a mat

Deck the Halls

  as sung by my children many years ago: Deck the halls with bags of lollies  Fa la la la la la la la la Tis the season for more Lollies Fa la la la la la la la la Don we now our bibs and Braces Fa la la la la la la la la Stuff the foods into our faces Fa la la la la la la la la, (slower) Fa la la la la la la la 'Hic, Burp"

RIP Charley Pride

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  I hope these play for you. I have a copy of this particular Charley Pride album, I remember buying it way back when my kids were little, I'm not sure exactly where it is, somewhere in my kids house, in a big plastic tub along with a bunch of other old albums.

Sunday Selections 510

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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. Lola in stalking mode, the curtain was blowing in the breeze from the fan and she could see Draco's nose every time it moved. this is the carved wood statue just to the left of stalking Lola, looking so much better since I began feeding the wood, which was so dry it was grey and beginning to crack quite badly I managed to get a rainbow, but it was quite pale large fungii growing in the pot of aeonium new leaf growth on the monstera the mushroom made by (-) and painted by me has finally made it to the garden top view, the bunnies are bought from

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 to read it and add a few encouraging words. This month the words/prompts are supplied Elephant's Child by and can be found here This week's words/prompts are:  1. bent  2. icon  3. never  4. quiet  5. half  6. hope  and/or:  1. other  2. mean  3. particular  4. little  5. life  6. anthem  Here is my story:  Daniel bent over the bassinet and whispered quietly , "I've never seen anything so little , she only fills half the bassinet. And to think we made her, this tiny life ."  He turned to me with the goofiest grin on his face. "I'm going to send a text to Mum,

there goes my record

 😢 My lifelong never-broken-a-bone-yet record.  Not even when I crashed my motorbike decades ago. I'd been having some back pain, thinking I'd strained a muscle again, but usually that gets better pretty quickly and this pain hadn't even lessened after a couple of weeks.  No real OMG!! pain!   Just severe discomfort.  Losing a bit of sleep because I can't get comfortable sort of thing. So off I went to the hospital, the one my daughter works at, and lay around for several hours while they asked my name and birthdate at least six times, drained me of blood, poked, prodded, x-rayed, you name it, they did it. Anyway, it was eventually decided that I simply had a more severe strain than usual, in the muscles between the ribs. Off I went home, with instructions to take it easy, take anti-inflammatory tablets a couple of times a day, and stop lifting heavy things, no more vigorous sweeping of squished plums off my path etc.  That's all good, I can lay around like the Que

Wednesday's Words on a Friday

 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 to read it and add a few encouraging words. This month the words/prompts are supplied by Elephant's Child and can be found here This week's words/prompts are:  1. alias  2. garden  3. rivers  4. enjoy  5. little  6. you  and/or:  1. unusual  2. life  3. walls  4. serenity  5. mapped  6. madness Here is my story: Madness was mapped out for me if I followed the path of my ancestors, so I gave up the rat race and moved to a little plot near where two rivers met, here I planted a garden with vegetables, another with flowers, and now enjoy a life of peaceful serenity. It was an unusual choi

Sunday Selections #509

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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. Let's begin in my back porch today: Introducing Mr Herb Karret who loves to tend his carrot patch, but when all is done there... he climbs aboard his Harley and hits the open road for a well-earned break once home again, he often climbs the stairs to visit with Sam Baker for tea and cakes the other side of the porch is a messy work-in-progress, but not much progress has been made since the weather heated up and often enough the air out there is a bit lot too strong with whatever certain neighbours are smoking there are boards with tile adhesive