Category Archives: miscellany

Week Seventeen: 2022 – A Weekend, A Few Thoughts

We made it back; the return flight was okay. Full of the Ulster Hurling team so a bit boisterous and slightly strange, surrounded by beefy young men carrying these large wooden bat thingies. Aer Lingus have this process whereby, when … Continue reading

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Doorways To The Soul #writephoto

This week’s #writephoto prompt is ‘Excuse me, young lady!’ Jane Footpad jerked back. She was pretty sure she was dreaming; how often did a blue door appear on the work surface when making brownies and equally how often can you … Continue reading

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Flight Or F(r)ight

I flew for the first time in 30 months. Only from London to Belfast, one of those flights where you’ve just gone through the stomach tumult of sprinting down the runway and asking yourself why you didn’t go to the … Continue reading

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Walking With The Boys #Wandletrail

I mentioned this a week or so ago and planned it for after my little procedure as a sort of test of… well,. everything. Yesterday was the day, the weather threatened rain but it held off and was pleasantly cool. … Continue reading

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Out Out #99wordstories #carrotranch

This week’s #99wordstories from the Carrot Ranch is May 2, 2022, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story about extraction. What is being extracted and from where? Is it an idea? How does genre change the … Continue reading

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That Sculpture…

https://www.southwarknews.co.uk/news/the-cornerstone-new-community-artwork-unveiled-in-bermondseys-tanner-street-park/ This is the answer… cool idea!

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It’ll Be Alright In The End… And If It’s Not Alright, It’s Not The End… #99wordstories #carrotranch

This week’s #99wordstories prompt from the Carrot Ranch is April 25, 2022, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story using the phrase, “up and away.” You can imagine a story from the photo of hot air … Continue reading

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Week Fifteen: 2022

We spent a few days in Suffolk, near Southwold, mostly to let the gasman service the boiler but also to relax and take in the coast and heathland. The gorse is out in force at this time of year and … Continue reading

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Let Their Be Light #writephoto

This week’s writephoto prompt is Colin Rhapsody was generally a happy chap who drifted through his life in a fug of unjustified optimism and rather cheap instant coffee. Everyday he walked the mile to the bus stop to go to … Continue reading

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Truth, Lies And The Stiffest Of Top Lips #filmreview #operationmincemeat

I’m never entirely sure who our favourite heroes are, when it comes to being British. After all most people seem to think the suavest of English heroes in one J Bond should be played by an unashamedly nationalistic Scot in … Continue reading

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