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Weekly Smile – (3TC #559)

Since lockdown last year, Boyfriend and I have been working on the garden, I can’t believe how much we have got done on this adventure and … how much ‘still’ […]

Yay! Weekly Smile – (3TC #552)

Yay! We are feeling a tad smug – last Sunday we arranged with our best friends to meet up on Thursday. The first day that we could possibly, now that […]

Weekly Smile – (3TC #545)

Sláinte – Boyfriend and I are getting in a groove now! So far this year, we’ve done Burn’s Night, St Valentine’s, St David’s and then, last week, we celebrated St […]

Weekly Smile – (3TC #538)

If you have been following my Weekly Smile journal – you’ll know that last week was spent with my mother; her having been discharged from hospital with a newly pinned […]

Weekly Smile – (3TC #531)

I am a bit late today, because I have been looking after my dear old Mum! She came out of hospital on Friday, having had her left hip pinned back […]

Weekly Smile – (3TC #524)

What a lovely start to the weekend, the glorious Snow Moon that seemed close enough to touch on Friday night and then that superb Sahara sunrise. Both boded well for […]

Weekly Smile – (3TC #517)

This week’s smile is a tad double-edged, bitter-sweet you might say. I finally got Dad’s estate sorted, as his executor, and distributed it, according to his wishes. For those of […]

Weekly Smile – (3TC #510)

It’s been a lovely week. Lots of smiles to report. Boyfriend’s boy went to see his matrilineal kin for a couple of days before he headed back to sea on […]

新年快乐 / 新年快樂

Friday is film night in front of the box, The takeaway is less of a flummox With quite a full flagon And “Kiss of the Dragon”, Tonight we welcome the […]

Weekly Smile – (3TC #503)

We’ve been clad in our working clothes most of the week, doing our level best to get a few more of those chores struck off my list of things to […]

Weekly Smile – (3TC #496)

Remember last week, how I was hoping, optimistically, amongst other things, that the ensuite shower would be fixed? It wasn’t; and the plumber came back this morning for the third […]

Weekly Smile – (3TC #489)

Last week, if I am honest, there wasn’t too much to smile about; there was an awful lot of angst one way or another. What’s more, whilst most of the […]

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 – […]