This Will Help

With Christmas not far round the corner, this is lovely for bringing families together and making new memories. It certainly made me smile.


I’ve watched it everyday this week. It’s the best part of parenting. To do what looks crazy and somewhat embarrassing, in hopes they secretly enjoy it enough to follow suit with their own kid one day.

If you need a smile my darling, this will help!

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Friday Fictioneers: 15th November

This week our host Rochelle Wisoff-Fields has chosen a picture by Roger Bultot for our prompt.

No-one was turned away.
No secret knocks or passwords,
A welcome meal,
A hot bath,
Warm bed for the night.
No questions,
No judgements.
All were equal
In their need.
This was their sanctuary.

34 words

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Tuesday Photo Challenge – Slope

Thanks to Frank for setting this weekly challenge

No slopes on the actual river, but beautiful sloping fields and gardens:
Believe it or not, the little blobs in the centre here are robot mowers. There were six of them going about their business without a flex or owner in sight,  contentedly cutting the grassy expanse of this property! Fascinating!
This was also one of our favourite properties seen from the river. Chocolate box views.
Happy days.

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Heeding Haiku With Chèvrefeuille, November 13th 2019, crystals

This is the challenge:
Dear friends of MLMM,

Welcome at a new episode of Heeding Haiku With … This week I have a nice theme I think for you to work with.

I have chosen the theme “CRYSTALS” and I challenge you to create a classical haiku (so you have to follow the classical rules) or a classical haibun (max. 150 words incl the haiku).

Shimmering light trapped:
Beauty enhanced by shadow,
Perfection cascades

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Flash Fiction for the Purposeful Practitioner: #46

Roger Shipp hosts this weekly challenge. You can find our more here:

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Just another day, working out in the rain.
All right for some.
‘I’m not well,’ he said. ‘You’ll have to manage without me.’
Yeah, right.
You really think people are going to be honest and put their fares in the box?
I can hardly hoof them any change or check it can I?

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FOWC with Fandango — Doctor

Something different for Fandango’s challenge today:

A classic and hopefully will raise a smile today.

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3TC #54: my response

How did you do today?
Your three things today were:

tree, hive, flourish
I took this picture on a walk round the block earlier this year.
The flowers were woven around the branches of a small tree but not part of it and certainly flourished.
The bee was quite content to gather the pollen and take it back to the hive, though to date I don’t know if there are some locally or if it’s in an outbuilding somewhere.
We put up bee boxes several years ago but had no takers.


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