Just Jot Jan 2018: 23rd January

Today’s prompt word is COLOUR from supernaturalsnark

for our Just Jot January

I love rainbows. They always hold a magical quality for me, and it has nothing to do with crocks of gold.

Photos: These are my pics of a Mangawhai rainbow when I visited Bro in NZ.

I guess it could stem back from a book my Dad gave me, Where the Rainbow Ends By Clifford Mills, a fairy story which I read in one night because it captured my attention from Page One.
Sadly it was one of several classics that got mislaid or sent to charity when I was first married having been stored in my parents roof for years. I tried to get a copy, but apparently it is a collector’s item now and the only ‘cheap version’ is as a screenplay.

We often joke that we couldn’t afford a colour licence for Maggie which is why she is a monochrome dog. Dog licences over here cost 7/6d until decimalisation in 1971 when it became 37 ½ pence. This was reduced (there’s a change) to 37p in 1984 when the half pence piece ceased to become legal tender. Dog licences in the UK were abolished in 1987.
Although it hasn’t officially been stated as such, I believe the 2016 law that all dogs be microchipped was a replacement for the dog licence so that our pets could be identified and monitored, which I think is a good thing. Maggie was chipped when she was a pup, and our previous vet said they hadn’t seen a chip with that old a serial sequence!

After the beautiful day yesterday where the water and sky were clear and blue,  we have awakened to a colourless day.

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have recently lost our beloved dog Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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5 Responses to Just Jot Jan 2018: 23rd January

  1. I love a rainbow too, the fact that it brightens up a dreary day and always makes me smile 🙂

  2. Capt Jill says:

    Glad you’re happy with the whole chipping thing. I hate the very idea of it! Perhaps I read too many science fiction stories, but I seriously doubt that chipping will end up being beneficial in the end.

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