Three Things Challenge #760

Welcome to my daily Three Things Challenge.
Below are three things that may, or may not, be related. Simply read the prompt and see where your creativity takes you.
You can use one, two or all three words in your post, there are no restrictions regarding length, style, or genre apart from keeping it family friendly.
Remember to tag your responses with 3TC, #threethingschallenge or TTC and you can also add my logo if you wish, the roses of which are from our Peace bush last year.
Invite us along by creating a pingback to this post, then leave your link in the comments so that other people can read your writings and I’ll see it to respond to you directly. You might like to check out some of the other contributions while you’re there.

I schedule the challenge to go out around 6.30 am UK time, but pingbacks have to be approved manually so might not show immediately. This could be because I’m late accessing my blog or due to time differences, but I will get there, I promise!
I look forward to reading your responses, and as always thank you all for your continued support.

Your three things today are:
TODAY
YESTERDAY
TOMORROW

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It’s not just me then…………..

Over the past couple of months I have noticed my viewing stats are dwindling. Usually I don’t worry about it as it’s the comments and interaction that I feel are more important, but reading Melanie’s post today maybe it’s not just me.

Lately, there has been so much going on at home that I’ve been late accessing my blog and inspiration has been on vacation. Maybe it’s time for me to try something new or not do so many challenges and write more about what’s going on around me.

I appreciate that fellow bloggers have much more interesting things to do than read my witterings all the time, but as long as you continue to talk to me, that’ll be just great.

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First Line Friday: October, 22 2021

Dylan Hughes is our host for the fortnightly First Line Friday challenge. You can find out more and join in here

Your line for this week is:

“Whatever you do, you can’t do that.”


“Whatever you do, you can’t do that.”
Chrissy looked up at her father who was wagging his finger at her.
He wasn’t smiling but didn’t look angry.
She weighed up her options, which for a four year old weren’t that many. Either she did what she was going to do or she didn’t.
She smiled her sweetest goofy grin and raised her hand to start. Maybe he was playing too.
‘No Chrissy,’ he said. ‘Don’t.’
Moving across the room, he took the fork from her little fist and lifted her into his arms.
She snuggled in close.
Maybe poking those little white squares in the wall wasn’t such a good idea afterall.

 

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Today is Friday 22nd October

Good afternoon!
Hope your day is going well. We are enjoying a bit of sunshine after another damp start, but the wind is bitterly cold.

Hubby has been working on the electrics for our generator and things have gone together nicely. He has a few things to tweak, twist and bend, but other than that, everything is looking very good.

We received a text message yesterday to say the cooker would be delivered between 11.20 and 15.20 today. I had a phone call at 11 am to say they would be with us within half an hour, and they pulled up bang on 11.20. Continue reading

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Fibbing Friday: The truth 22nd October

I was unaware of some of these so thought some of you might be interested in the true answers.
1. A walk of snails (could also be a rout)
2. A bed of clams
3. A horde of hamsters
4. A bike of bees (could also be a colony, nest or swarm)
5. A rhumba of rattlesnakes
6. A shrewdness of apes (could also be troop)
7. A raft of penguins (on water, or on land a waddle)
8. A mess of iguanas
9. A huddle of walruses
10. A family of sardines

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Fibbing Friday 22nd October: my response

This week, I went with collective nouns which came in my pension newsletter recently.
Here are my fun answers:

1. A walk of giraffes.
2. A bed of lovers.
3. A horde of Auntie’s bad taste in clothes.
4. A bike of politicians without expense accounts.
5. A rhumba of rhinos.
6. A shrewdness of wise investors.
7. A raft of seaweed.
8. A mess of octopuses
9. A huddle of bears
10. A family of felines.

True answers will follow later.

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Take Seven 22nd October

It’s Friday!

Welcome to my Take Seven compilation which incorporates all 21 words (or derivatives) from the Three Things Challenge for the past week.
You are most welcome to join in using as many or all of the words too. Just pingback to this post and then leave a link to your post in the comments so that I can see it and respond directly.
As always, have fun, and I hope you enjoy this week’s effort.

Our words were:

fan, fast, field, foul, haste, hollow, hoop, liking, nine, paste, prime, ring, rough, satisfy, settle, shirk, shock, sour, sugar, tease, through.
In his prime, his band were in the limelight so it was not unusual for a fan to try and sneak backstage and occasionally one got through.
Theirs had been a fast relationship lasting nine days, and his mates would often tease him about his liking for young sugar. Always one to play the field, he was surprised how hollow he felt when they moved on but she had not cried foul or tried to make him jump through hoops to satisfy her dreams.
There had been no contact afterwards, and living rough on the road most the time, the band had never returned to her town.

He was never one to shirk his responsibility, so it had come as a bit of a shock to learn he had a nineteen year old daughter.
Pasting a smile on his face, he waited for her to settle in the chair in front of him.
He noticed the friendship ring she was wearing, remembering the day he gave it to her mother..
She wanted nothing, she said, but felt he ought to know her mother had died recently and she had finally found out who her father was, so wanted to meet him.
Her words left a sour taste in his mouth when he realised he had been too hasty to judge her. He saw her mother in her face, and was transported back twenty years.

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Three Things Challenge #759

Welcome to my daily Three Things Challenge.
Below are three things that may, or may not, be related. Simply read the prompt and see where your creativity takes you.
You can use one, two or all three words in your post, there are no restrictions regarding length, style, or genre apart from keeping it family friendly.
Remember to tag your responses with 3TC, #threethingschallenge or TTC and you can also add my logo if you wish, the roses of which are from our Peace bush last year.
Invite us along by creating a pingback to this post, then leave your link in the comments so that other people can read your writings and I’ll see it to respond to you directly. You might like to check out some of the other contributions while you’re there.

I schedule the challenge to go out around 6.30 am UK time, but pingbacks have to be approved manually so might not show immediately. This could be because I’m late accessing my blog or due to time differences, but I will get there, I promise!
I look forward to reading your responses, and as always thank you all for your continued support.

Your final three things for this week are:
SETTLE
ROUGH
SOUR

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Fibbing Friday 22nd October

Hello and welcome to Fibbing Friday where you’re given the chance to lie through your teeth and get away with it.
My turn to host this week as regular readers know I alternate with Frank, aka PCGuyIV https://pcguyiv.wordpress.com/

To join in, write a post with your answers to my 10 questions below and tag it “Fibbing Friday” or #FibbingFriday. Then link back to this post so that others can enjoy your answers and maybe join in as well! The more the merrier and some of your answers have been tremendously inventive!
If you use WordPress, pingbacks are enabled, so as long as you link to this post, it should show up.
Bear in mind though that they are usually approved manually, so don’t be surprised if the link doesn’t show immediately as I may be late accessing my blog.
You can also leave a link to your post in the comments.

Ignore the truth as you know it and make things up, though please remember to keep things family friendly. Thanks!

This week, I’m going with collective nouns. I’m pretty sure I’ve done this theme before so my apologies for the repetition. These came in via my pension newsletter this month.

Can you ‘invent’ what creature or something else would apply in the following…

1. A walk of …………
2. A bed of ………….
3. A horde of ………….
4. A bike of …………..
5. A rhumba of ………..
6. A shrewdness of ………….
7. A raft of ……………..
8. A mess of …………….
9. A huddle of ……………
10. A family of……………….

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Throwback Thursday #9 – Independence

Maggie and Lauren alternate as hosts for the Throwback Thursday memories.
This week it’s Maggie’s turn to set the theme, which is Independence.
She says

Learning to be independent is a critical step in adolescent development. Some people ease into it a step at a time, and others plunge in all at once. When did you start to feel independent? Maybe it was when you finally had your own bedroom, or perhaps the first time your parents let you stay home alone. Or maybe the first time you slept over outside your own home. Money can signify independence. What was your first job? Maybe independence was transportation – a new bike, your driver’s license, a new car or your first trip on an airplane. Or maybe, it was when you moved away from home – maybe into a college dorm, or an apartment of your own or maybe it was moving in with a significant other and sharing space outside your parents home. Or maybe it was something else entirely. What milestones signified your search for independence?
I guess I stepped up to being independent in 1972, which was a difficult year for me.
I was 16 and right in the middle of my ‘O’ levels,  we had family problems and I found myself very much on my own. So much else was going on but no-one seemed to have any time for me and I was kept in the dark as apparently everyone wanted to ‘protect’ me.
Had I known, I would probably not have been so upset, confused, and eventually resentful because I would have understood the reasons why my Mum was never home when I got in from school and why we would never live in the house my Dad was building for us.

I grew up very fast that year, Continue reading

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