Today is Saturday 21st May

It is a lovely sunny morning. I’ve been up a while having had a early night last night as everything suddenly caught up with me.
No doggy class today as we have reverted back to Sundays at 11am rather than Saturdays at 10 so not quite such a rush if the day starts later than usual.

Plans as always aren’t much, but next week we are really busy, so we shall enjoy the ‘rest’ while we can!

The recent rain has does wonders for the garden veg and the onions are doing very well. Continue reading

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Three Things Challenge #970

Welcome to my daily Three Things Challenge.
Below are three words 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 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. I’m using a variety this year so I hope you like them.
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. While you’re there, why not check out some of the other contributions too.

I schedule the challenge to go out around 6.00 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 words today are:
UNWELL
SICKLY
PALLOR

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Saturday Swapit #20

Fed up with dieting? Cheesed off because you always fancy things you shouldn’t have?
Bored with salads and fruit? Want to shoot the scales?
Welcome to Saturday Swapit, a place where you can vent your frustrations, curse the diet sheet and drown your sorrows in ice cream (in theory) or just add your views on today’s topic. If you’d like to check out the comments to Swapit #19, you can do so here

DISCLAIMER:
I am not, nor do I claim to be, a professional dietician, nutritionist or diet programme consultant.
I rejoined SW in May 2019 and have managed to stay within my target parameters since August 2019.

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Weekend Sky : memories of the boat

Hammad Rais hosts the Weekend Sky photo shots.

These pictures were taken when we were berthed at Pershore on the River Avon in July 2015.

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Fibbing Friday 20th May: my response

There’s a new kid on the block and Melanie is my new co-host for Fibbing Friday.
What a great set of questions for her debut FF post!
This week’s questions: 

  1. What’s behind the 8 ball?
    Seven others in the shade.
  2. What’s up the creek?
    Peace, tranquility and a place to think.
  3. What is hanging when one says, “Hang ten”?
    Not a pair of eight balls, that’s for sure.
  4. What size pole is it that you wouldn’t touch someone with?
    They say size matters, so mine would be extendable.
  5. How do you feel when you’re on cloud nine?
    Anxious because you forgot your umbrella.
  6. What does “at sixes and sevens” mean?
    A die has six sides and the numbers opposite each other add up to seven, so I guess you’re pretty square but feel lucky.
  7. Do you take five?
    Five was a chocolate bar, but has now been replaced by Dime, so yeah, I’ll take a five dollar chocolate bar any day.
  8. Which sport is referenced when the term “four bagger” is used?
    I’d say golf, as you have to have so many bags for clubs, balls, refreshments on the green and cash for the nineteenth hole.
  9. How many rings in the circus?
    Engagement, friendship, wedding, eternity or dearest?
  10. What is the loneliest number?
    Can ‘0’ be a number or just a digit? As a number it’s pretty empty.

 

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FLASH FICTION FOR THE PURPOSEFUL PRACTITIONER: 2020: WEEK #21

Reblogging this for Friday Flashback. Hard to believe this was written two years ago. How were we to know that come November 17th, we would lose our beloved Maggie.
Now we have Maya and it’s good to have a dog again.

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Her voice would haunt him forever. It was music to his ears and light to his soul.
And now she was gone.
Her face was beautiful, those eyes huge and brown, sparkling from within.
Now all that was lost.
How he would love to touch her one last time.
The image in his mind was crystal clear, almost as if she were lying beside him.
He reached out to smooth a wayward hair from her brow, but his hand was met with sand.
As the grains trickled through his fingers, the picture drawn from memory disintegrated.
The loss of a beloved pet is sometimes harder than the loss of family.

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Fibbin’ Friday 5-20-2022

Melanie is my co-host for Fibbing Friday as Frank has taken a back step from hosting any prompts. Have fun with these (I know I shall later) and link your responses to Melanie’s original post.
Have fun everyone!!!!

Sparks From A Combustible Mind

Hello.   This is Melanie (Sparks), standing in for Frank, while he’s on extended leave.   I’ve agreed to co-host with Di until Frank is back OR she gets tired of my snarkiness!  😄

This week’s questions

  1. What’s behind the 8 ball?
  2. What’s up the creek?
  3. What is hanging when one says, “Hang ten”?
  4. What size pole is it that you wouldn’t touch someone with?
  5. How do you feel when you’re on cloud nine?
  6. What does “at sixes and sevens” mean?
  7. Do you take five?
  8. Which sport is referenced when the term “four bagger” is used?
  9. How many rings in the circus?
  10. What is the loneliest number?

I’ll be back later in the day with my own answers.    Thanks for participating!  

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Today is Friday 20th May

The day is dull and overcast, but still warm. I hope that doesn’t mean more thunderstorms or rain later as I want to get out and cut the grass.

I’ve been up a while, but Hubby is still in bed. Maya has been fed and I’ve had a cuppa but no breakfast yet.
The calendar is clear but I think we may well be ordering the panels for the new gates today. They will have to specially made as we are going up two feet, but they’re reasonably priced and Hubby can fit them himself. We’ll need meatier posts too as they will be heavier, but this is a job that needs to be done sooner rather than later.
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Three Things Challenge #969

Welcome to my daily Three Things Challenge.
Below are three words 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 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. I’m using a variety this year so I hope you like them.
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. While you’re there, why not check out some of the other contributions too.

I schedule the challenge to go out around 6.00 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 words this week are:
POUNCE
SURPRISE
SHOCK

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To read or not to read?

Maggie is setting the theme for this week’s Throwback Thursday. You can find out more here.
This week’s prompt is: Reading Culture and Books Think about how your grandparents, parents, siblings and friends felt about reading. Then consider how this impacted your life as you matured. You can respond to the following questions as they are, or you can use them to spark your own memories and write your own post.

I always liked to read, and was a school librarian from 1970 to 1972.
However, embarrassing as it was, my reading habits really took hold in 1977 when I read five paperbacks whilst on honeymoon. These were The Swarm, The Killing Gift, Jaws, Incubus and Suffer the Children. After that, I got into Stephen King, Dean Kontz and James Herbert to name but a few. Husband of the time wasn’t a reader, and certainly not a fan of horror. We separated in 1980 and divorced in June 1981.
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