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Remorse – (Weekly Haiku Prompt #334)

A slip of the tongue, Can be undone, with good grace – And humble remorse. (Haiku) Post inspired by Ronovan’s Weekly Haiku Challenge – Slip & Grace. Please click through […]

Weekly Smile – (3TC #433)

This week has been full of smiles. I can’t believe how many times we have had to move the lounge furniture this year. In out, in out; shake it all […]

I Love My Dog – (Song Lyric Sunday)

I’m going with Cat Stevens singing I Love My Dog – just because I love the simple irony … Cat Stevens (real name Steven Demetre Georgiou) was just 17 when […]

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 […]

Villain – (6WSP #66)

He was the villain in the piece … (Six-Word Story) Post inspired by Swheta’s Six Word Story Prompt #66 – please do click through for the rules if you too […]

Awesome – (Weekly Haiku Prompt #333)

Life feels fantastic – When you look out on a view that’s simply … awesome (Haiku) Haiku inspired by Ronovan’s Weekly Haiku Prompt #333 Life and View. Click through for […]

Weekly Smile – (3TC #426)

Our Christmas Cactus that sits in the middle of the bay window sill, in the lounge had bloomed with a wonderful cerise cascade of flowers. It was truly a centre […]

Babooshka – (Song Lyric Sunday)

I’ve chosen Babooshka for my song lyric this Sunday. I bought the amazing Kate Bush album Never Forever when it was launched in 1980. I was on a Debenham’s store […]

Fishy – (6WSP #65)

Kitchen smells fishy – twas yesterday’s supper! (Six-Word Story) Post inspired by Shweta’s Six Word Story Prompt #65 – Fishy. Please click through for the rules if you, too, would […]

Wax – (Six Sentence Story #134)

Heyho! It turned out that the elusive first edition, signed Asimov Foundation Series novels were with, Malcolm, our first cousin on Dad’s side of the family. It came to light […]

Torture – (One-Liner Wednesday)

“Bad music forced on a child is abuse because it invariably forms that child´s taste in music.” (Cory Taylor, Slipknot) Post inspired by Linda’s One-Liner Wednesday – torture without pain. […]

Weekly Smile – (3TC #421)

I’ve broken the blog block. Yay! Actually I mean podcast but it doesn’t alliterate. The last one was recorded three months ago; before I had my hand operated on. I […]

Fridge? – (6WSP #64)

Can’t remember why … Just going crazy! (Six-Word Story) Post inspired by Shweta’s Six Word Story Prompt #64. Please do click through if you, too, would like to join in.

Clip – (Six-Sentence Story #133)

The old clothes we had donned to clear out the loft were now stiff with blood, sweat and tears; any more grime would have had them running off by themselves, […]

Brain – (One-liner Wednesday)

“If you’re too open-minded; your brains will fall out.” (Quote – Lawrence Ferlinghetti) Post inspired by Linda G Hill’s One-Liner-Wednesday . Click through for the rules if you, too, would […]

Facing the Future with Caroline Brewer

“It’s life, Jim, but not as we know it!”  In the last nine months, our sense of leadership, motivation and resilience has been tested to the limit.  In this podcast […]

The Scars – (Weekly Haiku Prompt)

It takes time to heal, There is no gain without pain – Recall the first time! Massage the swelling and scars, Day by day they’ll fade away. (Tanka) Tanka inspired […]

Weekly Smile – (3TC #414)

Finally, the weather vane stopped whizzing round on its pole. For the last couple of weeks we’ve suffered the tail end of Hurricane Zeta followed immediately by Storm Aiden, so […]

Bequeath – (Weekend Writing Prompt #182)

Sadly, Dad’s bequest to Alec. the Asimov’s Foundation Series, was a challenging find. The old clothes we’d donned to clear out the loft were now stiff with blood, sweat and […]

Love You Till Tuesday – (Song Lyric Sunday)

The critics of Record Retailer, Record Mirror and Melody Maker all praised the single. In a column reviewing recently released singles, Bowie influence Syd Barrett told Melody Maker in May 1967, “Yeah, it’s a joke number. Jokes are good […]

Stars – (6WSP #63)

Proposed beneath the Snowy Mountain stars … (Six-Word Story) Post inspired by Shweta’s Six Word Story Prompt – Stars. Click through for the rules, if you, too, would like to join […]

Finagle – (Six Sentence Story #130)

It wasn’t that Dad’s handwritten will had no date; it did … Friday February 2011. Hells bells and various other words to that effect. It had been witnessed by Dad’s next door neighbours, […]

Field – (Six Sentence Story#129)

“Oh dear” – she mumbled into her chest … “Dad bought a brand new shiny box a couple of years ago, it’s under the stairs, all his private papers will […]

Weekly Smile – (3TC #407)

I have been randomly blogging for many years, and had the remarkable readership of 38 ‘avid’ followers! As a Toastmaster, I’d often thought blogging would help me build confidence in […]