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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 to read it and add a few encouraging words. This month the words/prompts are supplied by Wise Web Woman and can be found here This week's words/prompts are:  1. colourless  2. slaughter  3. moustache  4. jockey  5. eliminate  6. whiskey  7. thermometer  8. wickedness and a picture of people in a pub or cafe Here is my story: Like lambs to the slaughter, we eagerly followed our elders into the wickedness of adulthood, each jockeying to be first. The first to grow a moustache, the first to taste whiskey, the first to smoke cigarettes.  Eventually, bright red cheeks and noses replaced the ne

There's an ad on TV

 that gets me wondering. it starts off with a room filled with mountains of clothes etc waiting to be washed, and a voice over saying," you wash loads, but what about your washer?" (possibly not the exact words) Then it goes on, "every load leaves behind (something) and grime" - here we see a hand wiping fingers around the rubber door seal and then rubbing fingers and thumb together, "and what's that smell?" says the voice over. Then the voice tells you about a product you can buy to clean your machine. Now I don't know about anyone else, but I've never had to buy any such product for my machine. She is 25 years old, happily washes whatever I throw in there and has never had a bad smell. I clean the lint filter maybe once a year and once found an earring, ruined so badly and a couple of coins, maybe a tiny bit of fluff.  Greasy/oily stains  such as spatter from cooking, get treated before the items go into the machine, sometimes with a spray bo

Sunday Selections # 529

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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. And we don't mind at all if overseas bloggers care to join us. The meme is now continued by Elephant's Child and I occasionally join in as do a few others, Andrew is one.  Drop in to Elephant's Child and have a look. full moon waning moon a couple of days later, about 10am look, we can see ourselves I like my new blue bow my new winter coat has arrived, head to toe warmth. Mum ordered it before Gillian came, so now she has to order another one :) what are we doing in the kitchen? I'm looking for more Easter chocolate. Help me? Of course we can't get the cupboard open never mind, let's have a concert instead Lola, please look at the camera thank you my tiny Christmas Ca

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 Wise Web Woman and can be found here This week's words/prompts are:  1. canopy  2. thorn  3. machine  4. charity  5. limp  6. aisle  7. nothing  8. sneak Here is my story:  Long ago, every Monday I would sneak down the aisle of Mr Shaw's grocery, pretending to just be looking, then walking out with a small tin of powdered milk and a half loaf of bread in my school bag. I always thought he didn't see, but sitting under the canopy of a giant magnolia tree, I learned from Sister Simon that he

Copied from today's newspaper: Advertiser, 14/4/21

 On the Letters to the editor page, also known as "Have your say", written by "Janine" ( I don't know her and hope she doesn't mind me spreading the word further) "The vaccine should be managed on a national basis as in the UK. Yesterday they started texting and sending letters to the 40-49 age bracket with appointment times and location - and they have more than 68 million people. Australia could have done the same thing using Medicare registrations; sending out appointments from the oldest down. Leaving it to people to phone all over the place hoping to get an appointment is ridiculous. No organisation whatsoever here and we've a lot fewer people to manage." People of Australia, do you agree this is a good way to do the vaccinations?  If yes, perhaps you could forward "Janine's" words to your local MPs.

Sunday Selections # 528

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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. And we don't mind at all if overseas bloggers care to join us. The meme is now continued by Elephant's Child and I occasionally join in as do a few others, Andrew is one.  Drop in to Elephant's Child and have a look. Meg and Gillian's Easter: would you like another cup of tea? yes please.  thanks Mum, the breakfast looks yummy, choc-chip hot cross buns Ha Ha Meg, you have a little chocolate on your mouth.  the girls have their own little bookshelf now Easter Egg hunting: I found one! Me too! there's another one down there on the gold box, I can't reach it I can't reach it either, (both together: MUUUM!) Here's another one behind the elf. we have two eggs each

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 Wise Web Woman and can be found here This week's words/prompts are:  1. dispensation  2. discretion  3. displeasure  4. placebo  5. silhouette  6. sergeant  7. wardrobe  8. sympathy also an image of a cat silhouette against a window Here is my story: In the shadowy dark, she stumbled towards the bed. Catching sight of her image in the mirror of the wardrobe , a few silent tears fell. In the near dark, the image was nothing more than a silhouette , but oh, what a changed silhouette. The rounded belly a

Sunday Selections # 527

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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. And we don't mind at all if overseas bloggers care to join us . The meme is now continued by Elephant's Child and I occasionally join in as do a few others, Andrew is one.  Drop in to Elephant's Child and have a look. A random selection again today:  we have had some very pretty skies lately my borage plants are flowering, the buds are pink to begin and blue once they open look how much brighter the colours are when I accidentally use the flash, I prefer the natural look Meg and Gillian discussing what to do for the day while this little monitor looks like he has a virus the lovely deep yellow yolk of my lunchtime free-range egg this is the water after I rinsed out my dusting clot

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 Hilary Melton-Butcher and can be found here . This week's words/prompts are:  1. watchful  2. laggard  3. pudding  4. mulberry  5. bark  and/or:  1. promenade  2. vineyard  3. allotment  4. wisdom  5. tenth  and a bonus set:  1. life  2. borrow  3. wily  4. ochre  5. brook Here is my story: Under the watchful eyes of Mrs Borthwick, the young convicts, orphans most of them, walked across the promenade and climbed onto the wagon taking them to the vineyard , where they would pick grapes to be made int

Sunday Selections # 526

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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. And we don't mind at all if overseas bloggers care to join us. The meme is now continued by Elephant's Child and I occasionally join in as do a few others, like Andrew . Drop in to Elephant's Child and have a look. A mixed selection today: a couple of Easter meerkats have come to stay Meg and Gillian discovered my old slippers make decent sleeping bags one of my tomato flowers, don't know why my fingers are looking so pink, they aren't that colour at all! The tomatoes haven't survived, they all got crispified in last Saturday's heat and I pulled them out on the Monday morning. mid-late afternoon sun highlighting the flowers on the rosemary bush, this was so tiny whe