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Weekly Smile – (3TC #447)

On this spot in January 2021 – nothing amazing happened, it was a week of crossing off a whole load of little easy peasy jobs that so needed doing. Like […]

Weekly Smile – (3TC #447)

I’ve been planning it, pretty much since August … when I say planning I probably mean ‘worrying’ about it. As usual, I finished honing the script on Wednesday – just […]

Golden Years – Engaging Humour: Icebreaker

Introduction “This is not exactly the first time our next speaker, Laura McHarrie has completed an icebreaker. The first one was the second ever meeting of Casterbridge Speakers in April […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Success (6WSP #54)

Success; so close, yet so far! (Six-Word Story) This post was inspired by Shweta’s Saturday six word story prompt – success

62 Poems – (TTC #345)

Speech Introduction: Laura McHarrie started her WordPress site in 2007, alongside several friends that did likewise. She didn’t know what she wanted to share back then … and even now […]

Just Smile – Ch#58 (Just one thing)

Look at these cute and crazy kids, They’ll soon be monster, pouting, teens, Ignoring what the world forbids, Wishing they ‘so’ weren’t from OUR genes. Wild hormones ensure counter-bids. Their […]

Jostle – (Weekend Writing Prompt #170)

Pandemic aside, it’s that time of year, when the great unwashed jostle for prime position on the beautiful beaches here on the south-coast.  While the hoi polloi quaff champers on […]

Nuance – (Weekend Writing Prompt #167)

The mentor muted “Capturing the nuance of pitch, tone, pace, and volume in your speaking voice is important when delivering your talk.  Using a high, angry, rapid-fire, shout will convey […]

Wonder! Ch#15: (Just one thing)

We loved the wonders Of nature, when we were young. Revive that magic, As we seek ways to conserve Our beautiful Blue Planet. (Tanka) Photo by Caleb Oquendo from Pexels Chapter 15 – […]

Finger Pointing – (Weekly Haiku Prompt#314)

Don’t point your finger, When the planet turns brown as – Three, point back at you! (Haiku) Photo by Rodolpho Zanardo from Pexels Inspired by Ronovan Writes Weekly Haiku Poetry Prompt Challenge 314 […]

Syzygy (Weekend Writing Prompt #164)

When Mercury is in retrograde, I blame the celeste for everything that’s gone awry. Shame it only happens thrice yearly. However, a syzygy occurs twice a month, – so why […]

Unwelcome – (Weekend Writing Prompt #163)

It wasn’t long before Bournemouths’ beaches nearest the two piers had filled with bodies of all shapes and sizes.  It was bound to happen, wasn’t it?  It’d been forecasted the […]

It’s Neverending (3TC #279)

Tis unusual –  To scoop a restful pause in A garden much loved (Haiku) Photo from Pexels Post inspired by Pensitivity 101 Three Things Challenge #279 Unusual, Restful, Loved

Tough Times – (3TC #270)

Whisper in my ear, That formidable fortress, Can be scaled with grace. (Haiku) Photo from Pexels Post inspired by Pensivity 101 and the Three Things Challenge #270  

Sharing (Discover Prompts #13 – TEACH)

I looked up the synonym for teach and found the following list: Advise Coach Demonstrate Develop Direct Explain Instruct  Lecture Prepare Show Train Tutor For me, teaching is all of […]

Mentoring (Discover Prompts #4 STREET)

“Having mentored for years, Laura has studied Catherine Kram, David Clutterbuck and Norman Cohen’s works on the very subject. She has been trained by The Princes Trust, and delivers workshops […]