Friday, 10 September 2021

CBWC: Weather

 


CBWC: Weather

This week our topic is Weather.

The cat ventured out in the snow (not for long)

December mist


Storm clouds brewing


Rain - but of course it's England. 








CFFC: Coat of Many Colors

 

CFFC: Coat of Many Colors


This week’s CFFC topic is Coat of Many Colors, by singer and songwriters Dolly Parton You will find the lyrics at this link.


Beautiful embroidered table cloth my mother made for me


Rainbow wig from my granddaughters after chemo












Saturday, 4 September 2021

 





CBWC: Steps – Indoors or Outdoors

This week our topic is Steps – Indoors or Outdoors..


Here are mine:














Thursday, 2 September 2021

CFFC: We are the World

 

This week’s CFFC topic is We Are The World, by songwriters Michael Jackson and Lionel RIchie. You will find the lyrics at this link.



There comes a time

When we heed a certain call
When the world must come together as one
There are people dying
Oh, and it's time to lend a hand to life
The greatest gift of all

I found this picture in a restaurant





Sunday, 29 August 2021

ANNIVERSARY

 

this week the lovely Debb Stanton has given us a prompt using these five random words

Compound – plaster – ban – decade - disorder

Here is my story:


THE ANNIVERSARY

On their tenth anniversary, Sue and Richard decided to celebrate a decade of wedded bliss by splashing out on a fancy restaurant.  Then, Sue noticed something that piqued her interest.  A mystery murder on a steam train!  She talked to Richard about it, he was a bit dubious at first but then agreed.  Anything to keep his lovely wife happy, you never know he might even enjoy it.  How they were going to serve a five-course meal on a steam train was beyond his comprehension.

The day dawned.  Sue made him laugh as he unwrapped her present to him.  The tenth anniversary was ‘tin’ and this is what she gave him.  


A Man Tin.  He laughed at the ‘pointless stuff I must keep’ in his opinion that was more Sue’s department than his.  He prided himself on being rather good at only keeping what was useful and discarding old, worn out, blunt or otherwise useless ‘stuff.’  Sue on the other hand had drawers full of disorder and chaos, a compound jumble of stuff that she thought might come in useful one day. 

Of course, he had spoilt Sue as he usually did with a beautiful gold locket that she swore she would wear constantly around her neck.  She loved beautiful jewellery and trinkets and ornaments; in fact, he was at his wit’s end as to where he could build another shelf for all her ornaments.  There wasn’t a spare piece of wall anywhere. 

Then he had a brainwave.  He could strip the old wallpaper off the spare room walls, repair any plaster that was chipped away, fill and re-paper the walls.  He bounded downstairs after his shower and presented the idea to his loving wife.

‘Richard, I am putting a ban on you starting anything today!’  She gave him ‘that look’.  She knew him too well.  He was just itching to get started but they had to get ready for their murder mystery event on the steam train.

Much to Richard's surprise he thoroughly enjoyed the evening, especially the food which was cooked to perfection and served on the swaying steam train without the servers spilling anything. 

To cap it all it was a themed Sherlock Holmes evening.  Such great actors and interaction from the passengers, clues to find and the murder to solve.  They went home very pleased with the evening’s entertainment. 

 

 Word count: 393




Thursday, 26 August 2021

CFFC: Tomorrow

 


This week’s CFFC topic is Tomorrow, by from Annie, lyrics by Alicia Morton.

.. Have fun finding photo to fit all or some of the lyrics.

The sun'll come out tomorrow
Bet your bottom dollar that tomorrow
There'll be sun
Just thinkin' about tomorrow
Clears away the cobwebs and the sorrow
'Til there's none
When I'm stuck a with day that's gray and lonely
I just stick out my chin and grin, and say, oh
The sun'll come out tomorrow
So you gotta hang on 'til tomorrow
Come what may
Tomorrow, tomorrow
I love ya tomorrow
You're always a day away
When I'm stuck a with day that's gray and lonely
I just stick out my chin and grin, and say, oh
The sun'll come out tomorrow
So you gotta hang on 'til tomorrow
Come what may
Tomorrow, tomorrow
I love ya tomorrow
You're always a day away
Tomorrow, tomorrow
I love ya tomorrow
You're always a day away









Friday, 20 August 2021

CBWC: Bridges

 



CBWC: Bridges

This week our topic is Bridges.


Here is my selection:

Pedestrian bridge structure

Bridge over the River Alde, Suffolk

Leeds Castle, bridge over the moat

Medieval bridge at Teston 


Approaching the medieval bridge at Teston