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Category: Grammarian

The role of the Toastmaster grammarian is to listen out for beautiful language, clever use of grammar and the inclusion of the word of the day.

Weekly Smile – (TTC #1000)

Last time, I popped over to Mum’s, I took my life in my hands and ventured into the loft! Dah Dah Dah! She had previously given me some rather nice […]

Weekly Smile – (TTC #993)

Friends, Lindy and Steve made it round, Saturday, for a much needed catchup on life, the universe and world events. Over vegetarian moussaka, and courgette a la Grecque followed by […]

Weekly Smile – (TTC #986)

There was no petition for a Platinum Jubilee Party in our tiny little cul-de-sac. We are an eclectic bunch of neighbours who quite happily chat away but have never socialised, […]

Weekly Smile – (TTC #979)

Last week saw the second anniversary of Dad’s final departure. To keep his memory alive, Boyfriend and I have been sorting the front and back lawns. He’d have loved that; […]

Weekly Smile – (TTC #965)

Sorry – it’s no good I simply can’t fit the three word challenge into this week’s weekly smile. I haven’t had a migraine, and nor did I have toothache (although […]

Weekly Smile – (TTC #965)

It’s been a long time since we gave caution a long throw and took off for an impromptu escape. This weekend, Boyfriend spotted that there was a freestyle Jive dance […]

Weekly Smile – (TTC #958)

The garden winked this weekend; the weather was too good to ignore it.  We set to the back lawn with shears for a short back and sides.  A few obvious […]

Weekly Smile – (TTC #951)

After last week’s lovely time in Bath, we are back to earth this Mayday weekend. This wet and windy Sunday, was spent clearing out the garage once again – this […]

Weekly Smile – (TTC #930)

We took Franny out for a long weekend; it had been planned for some time. Saturday saw Bath V Northampton rugby; twas a forgone conclusion we’d lose; so no major […]

Weekly Smile – (TTC #930)

I did write a Weekly Smile, when I was in Italy last week! Just found that the Internet system beat me! I didn’t have my lap top – just had […]

Weekly Smile – (TTC #909)

Not being one to brag but … I am quite pleased with my smile this week. This is Skadi who has a pre-density to scratch the the dining room wall […]

Weekly Smile – (TTC #902)

Loving the new robust looking greenhouse. It took, pretty much, three days to erect. That is forever; compared to the three hours that was spent on the flimsy one; (that […]

Weekly Smile – (TTC #895)

Well, well, well what to choose from this week’s smiles that fit the prompts? It is harsh to find grins when there is so much angst in the world … […]

Weekly Smile – (TTC #888)

The overarching frown this week has been the narrative of Russia invading Ukraine. For those of you who don’t know, I don’t sleep well and often have the BBC news […]

Weekly Smile – (TTC #881)

Darn it! Missed last week’s weekly smile and three things challenge AGAIN! I did mention two week’s ago it was becoming a habit. Heyho! I ran out of energy, I’m […]

Weekly Smile – (TTC #867)

I missed last week’s weekly smile – again.  At this rate it will become a habit – if, that is – I am not too careful.  I had thought that […]

Weekly Smile – (TTC #839)

Over the last couple of months; since I purchased a new sewing machine, I have got back into crafting. My crafting is not intricate. I don’t made beautiful cards or […]

Weekly Smile – (TTC #839)

Boyfriend and I took Franny to Bath for the weekend, despite the poor weather outlook on Saturday.  Late afternoon, we made for the magnificent 15th Century abbey where, by luck, […]

Weekly Smile – (TTC #832)

Last year, Boyfriend and his boy bought season tickets to watch their favourite rugby team, Bath. It’s not been a good run for them so far. This included the Boxing […]

Weekly Smile – (TTC #818)

We had friends to stay on Saturday night. They had met up with their oldies in Weymouth for a cuddly catch up earlier that day, then came to ours for […]

Weekly Smile – (TTC #811)

I have blog block … again! To be honest, I don’t think there is a better time to get it. There’s so much going on with Christmas just around the […]

Weekly Smile – (TTC #797)

We got to go on holiday last week. It’d been planned for quite some time; an invitation to join our great friends, Linda and Stevie; at a country lodge in […]

Marginal – (Weekly Writing Prompt #190)

The difference between marvellous and brilliant was marginal but brilliant alliterated with the name of the product and that worked for her. It was all about putting bright ideas into […]

Niggle – (Weekend Writing Prompt #187)

It had started to niggle, that rather irritating cough that wouldn’t go away – when working in the garden or worse when she left the house.  The brabbling drippy nose […]

Quixotic – (Weekend Writing Prompt #186)

The ballet was just beautiful to watch, so very sensual.  She had never experienced a ballet before. This one was quixotic; it made her eyes leak. (26-Word Micro-Story) Prompt inspired […]

Dire – (Weekend Writing Prompt #185)

The muted muffle coming from the old record player was just dire.  We cleared off the dust inches, changed the stylus, rewired the speakers, to no avail; Pink Floyd still […]