Today’s prompt word is COLOUR from supernaturalsnark
for our Just Jot January
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.