Tag Archives: Tintin

In praise of town planners…

I know that heading feels oxymoronic, doesn’t it? Prince Charles perhaps sums up a lot of people’s attitudes to Town Planners when he said this about a scheme they were minded to approve in central London back in the 1980s … Continue reading

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M is for Marlinspike Hall

  Marlinspike Hall is the stately home, that as a child, I wanted to visit more than any of the others I was taken to – and I seemed to be taken to a lot. Or indeed any that I have … Continue reading

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On the Fringe of things

I’m on my way to Edinburgh for the Fringe. Apparently it is the biggest cultural festival in the world – everything has to be some sort of -est for it to be worthwhile, doesn’t it? Really it is just great … Continue reading

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Through a glass, darkly.

This week’s prompt from Charli Mills concerns the idea of alternate realities – multiverses. August 6, 2014 prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) craft a multiverse situation, setting or character(s). Charli gives us some examples thus: Time travel, … Continue reading

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Booking a vacation

Lisa Reiter’s latest prompt is Holiday Reads. It’s a difficult prompt if only because of the number of holidays someone of my age has been fortunate enough to undertake and the amount of reading material that has accompanied me. For … Continue reading

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Top Cat

Lisa Reiter’s latest prompt is Bite Size Memoir “10 out of 10″ We have to write a memoire around something we, or someone, has excelled at – at which someone has excelled – as you can already see, it won’t be … Continue reading

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Bone tired (but happy)

June 11, 2014 prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story about exhaustion. Who is tired and why.  This week’s prompt from Charli Mills at the Carrot Ranch contained a surprise treat – like a Kinder chocolate … Continue reading

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