Sunday Whirl 20th May

Click here to find details on how to join in.

The bar was packed and there was a long wait to be served.
It had been a good bash, and already some of the unsavoury members of the family were blind drunk on the free booze. Even the old ‘queen‘ who’d been asked to wear a suit rather than his usual drag clothes was particularly animated when he’d had a few.
Everything was in full swing and the bridesmaids had won everyone’s hearts with their little posies and pigtails.
It didn’t exactly raise the loudest laugh when someone thought to check on the pageboys, and discovered they were playing Eagles by jumping off the balcony.
Luckily they landed in the fish pond below and apart from soggy clothes, were having more fun than the adults.

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Song Lyric Sunday 20th May 2018

Our theme for Song Lyric Sunday this week is “a song from an artist/singer who shares your name”.

Many years ago I had the album Touch me in the Morning by Diana Ross.
I loaned it to a friend and never got it back.

I particularly like this track, especially the way things have worked out for Hubby and I after I responded to his ad in the paper all those years ago.

Sit back and enjoy
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UOLR1r0KMbI

All of my life
I have walked alone
In search of a star
You are that star
You’re the one I’ve waited for
You’re the one I’ve waited for
All of my life
There’s a song to sing
A chorus for two
All that love can bring
I’ll share here with you
You can make it all come true
So darling
All of your life to share
Is all I’m asking
All of the minutes and the years
All of your happiness
And sometimes all your tears
So darling
All of my life to share
Is all I give you
All of the flowers in the field
We’ll walk together through the sunsets and the years
So darling
All of my life to share
Is all I’ll give you
And all of the flowers in the field
We’ll walk together through the sunsets and the years
All of my life
There’s a song to sing
A chorus for two
All that love can bring
I’ll share here with you
You can make it all come true
So darling
All of my life to share
Is all I’m asking
All of the minutes and the years
All of your happiness
And sometimes all your tears
So darling
All of my life to share
Is all I give you
All of the flowers in the field
We’ll walk together through the sunsets and the years
So darling
All of your life to share
Is all I’m asking
Songwriters: Michael Randall
All of My Life lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
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Sunday Photo Fiction – May 20, 2018

Thanks to Susan for supplying another of her photos to work with.

Photo Credit: Susan Spaulding

It had started off as a simple joke, a toy packed in his luggage, but things had backfired in a big way and now George was in serious trouble.
It was bad enough being held in a detention room for five hours with nothing but a bag of crisps and bottle of soda, but when he asked for a potty break, he was led in handcuffs to the men’s room where he had to perform in front of one guard whilst another stood outside.
They were the only other people he saw.
He was tired, hungry, and frightened.
The door opened, and a third guard stood there holding the keys as his father came into view.
Without a word, George meekly gathered his things and joined him.
‘I’m sorry, ‘ he whispered.
George Senior nodded to the guard, and put his hand firmly on his son’s shoulder as they walked down the corridor.
The guard watched his boss and son go, knowing the boy was more afraid of his father than the customs officers confiscating his replica gun.

177 words

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Snoops are Us

It seems that a new way of snooping on your emails has been created.
Hubby has always known Google and GMail are nosey soinsos, but now Yahoo have got into bed with AOL and made OATH.
Bottom line?
Everything you type or hold in your emails is being read by big business all over the world by heaven knows who without any form of data protection or regard to your rights or privacy (such that it is).

So I need some help.
Encryption of content is not enough as the address will be logged by some Corporate somewhere (under the guise of advertising, surveillance or to make your aware of special deals in relation to your likes, purchases, interests and that of your friends).
I am therefore looking for a FREE mail service that is nothing to do with
Wordpress
Google
GMail
Yahoo
and their new friend AOL.

Any suggestions please?
Thank you.

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Goose and Duckling Watch

We’ve just got back from walking the dog in the park.
Here are some new photos of the goslings and the latest duckling family for you.
Enjoy.

Only 7 here, but don’t worry, number eight was busy nibbling something close to Mum.

They took to the water shortly afterwards.

This is definitely a new hatching to the previous 11 as they are too small to be those.

And now for the geese:

This is one of the new sets of parents, though I’m not sure if it’s the three or four family.
There are at least two fluffy bums under Mum’s tail feathers!

These are our first two hatchings, fourteen in total. Welcome to a gosling scrum!

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100 word Wednesday 16th May

Over to Bikurgurl for her weekly photo challenge.

Petra was annoyed at Jeb for dropping his paddle.
She lay her own across the front of their board and stared into the water.
‘If it wasn’t for the view,’ she said, ‘I’d be really cross.’
‘I’m sorry,’ he said. ‘It just slipped out of my hands!’
‘Don’t worry about it.’
She turned her head and smiled.
‘Can you see them?’
‘See what?’
‘The turtles.’
‘Turtles?’
‘Yeah. There’s one swimming towards us right now. Awesome!’
Jeb was relieved.
‘They’re supposed to be really smart aren’t they.’
He grinned at her.
‘Do you think he might retrieve my paddle for me?’

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19th May 2018

Just in case you’ve been on another planet, Prince Harry and Ms Meghan Markle got married today. They are now The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, a title that has been ‘vacant’ since the death of the original Duke in 1843, and she will be the first to hold the duchess title.
To show our interest, Hubby was painting the gates and I was walking the dog at midday when it was all happening.
The internet is now full of pictures of the celebrities, ex girlfriends, family and friends.
Of course the main interest is The Dress, and I have to say it was rather lovely with its simplistic lines and design.
I wish the couple well.

Photo from the internet: © Press Association

On to another important event of the day and the FA Cup Final between Chelsea and
Manchester United which is currently in progress. At the time of typing, Chelsea are one up from a penalty in the 22nd minute, and we are just about to enter half time.

Would be nice if Chelsea took the crown, not that I know anything about footie.

Chelsea have won it 7 times:
1969–70, 1996–97, 1999–2000, 2006–07, 2008–09, 2009–10, 2011–12

Manchester United have won it 12 times:
1908–09, 1947–48, 1962–63, 1976–77, 1982–83, 1984–85, 1989–90, 1993–94, 1995–96, 1998–99, 2003–04, 2015–16

(source for wins data: WIKI)

We must also not forget that it is the Bloggers Bash today!

 

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