Tonight, along with about two thousand other people, I took the opportunity to see Jeremy Corbyn addressing a rally in Leeds. As it happened, the event was so popular that the hall reached capacity just as we were reaching the front of the queue. So JC came and stood on the steps of the venue and … Continue reading Jeremy Corbyn has convinced me…
Of all the wonderful ideas I've come across in the WordPress community, the Echoes of My Neighbourhood prompt from Jacqueline at acookingpotandtwistedtales.com must be one of the best. The idea, simply, is to share pictures of your local area so bloggers around the world can get a flavour of different cities, landscapes and environments. How … Continue reading Echoes of My Neighbourhood: the Singing Ringing Tree
Perspiring tourists made their way along the windless promenade. Squinting in the sunshine between islands of shade too far apart for any comfort. The sea at low tide was a distant mirage below the far end of the pier. 'I want an ice cream.' If her parents heard her above the thumping music from the … Continue reading Ice Cream
The battle 'tween Leave and Remain has driven us Brits quite insane Now Leave are delighted But we feel disunited As divided as Abel and Cain. Written for MindandLifeMatters weekly limerick challenge: this week's challenge was to come up with a limerick with two antonyms in the same line. For some reason #Brexit is seeping … Continue reading Weekly Limerick Challenge: Antonyms
Swing the axe. Chop. Swing the axe. Chop. And again. And again. One thousand cuts a day, every day for months on end. The woodcutter's hands were rubbed raw by the constant pressure of the axe handle. The ever-widening clearing around his house was littered with untidy piles of felled trees, the ground … Continue reading Weekly Photo Prompt: the woodcutter
Can I get two bites of the cherry with Song Lyric Sunday? My Dad suggested the first one, but if my Mum were still with us I think this one would have been her choice. I can still remember the songs of the Fureys coming through the ceiling from the kitchen as she cooked dinner: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5GxLOenKHjE … Continue reading Song Lyric Sunday – another protest song
Time to post another song for Song Lyric Sunday - this week's prompt from Helen is 'protest songs'. This started off some interesting discussions over breakfast in our family this morning, and this one was my Dad's suggestion, and is dedicated to him: love you Dad! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Qt57c7rnHM Where have all the flowers gone, long time … Continue reading Song Lyric Sunday: Songs of Protest
Some fantastic time travelling limericks here! Honoured to tie for third place with Peter – who’d have thought we’d end up doing this when I used to nag you about data entry procedures a few years ago!
Now, time to look up exactly what ‘antonym’ means so I don’t make a fool of myself, and start plotting next week’s limerick!
So, did you guys enjoy traveling in time? I know I did, time travel is amazing, is it not? Not just the idea of time travel, but the limericks about time travel was amazing too! All of them, brilliant limericks for the prompt. If you have not already done so, click here, to view all the limerick submissions for Week 29.
Now, let’s get on to take a look at the Top 5 limericks from last week’s challenge.
And the limerick superstar of this week………….*drumrolls please* Draliman On Life with this amazing limerick.
Trav’lling in time can be great
Though dangerous, ‘specially of late
If you travel too long
It can all go quite wrong
Then much worse than death is your fate!
Congratulations to Draliman – the Limerick Superstar of the week!
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It really has been far too long since I took part in MindandLifeMatters fabulous weekly limerick challenge! I've been racking my brains over this week's prompt - Time Travel - all week long, without much success. But there's nothing like a deadline to focus the mind. The challenge closes on Friday, which is only a couple of minutes away, … Continue reading Weekly Limerick Challenge: Time Travel
I love this take on my photo – not only is there a real natural rhythm in the lines, but it also hints at the truth behind the placing of those stones. My daughter gathered them at the beach and placed them in the garden at a time when we were dealing with bereavement, and she was truly facing the serious grown up world at a very young age. How strange – in a good way – that you’ve picked up on that!
She gently places her stones side by side,
creating a crystal clear division
between the serious world of adults
and the playful one of her creation.
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Written for kirstwrites’ weekly photo prompt: secret garden
Photo Credit: kirstwrites