Embarrassing – Writespiration #119: Week 23

Writespiration is a great challenge as it really gets my grey matter working. The challenge is to write something using the weekly theme, in just 52 words…. EXACTLY 52 words, no more, no less and it's harder than it sounds. This week Sacha wants to know: Your most embarrassing moment… and yes, it can be fiction, but …

The Girl in the black hood – #Writespiration

Blogging challenge, flash fiction

Writespiration - is a challenge courtesy of Sacha Black.  The challenge is to write something using the weekly theme in just 52 words…. EXACTLY 52 words, no more, no less. It's harder than it seems, I can assure you! This week the topic is to write about The Girl that wore the black hood. Here's my offering: …

The Break – #Writespiration

Crossed Wires in Melbourne

Writespiration - is a challenge courtesy of Sacha Black.  The challenge is to write something using the weekly theme in just 52 words…. EXACTLY 52 words, no more, no less. It's harder than it seems, I can assure you! This week the topic is The Break. Here's my offering: The Break Living in a small country town, …

The Big Birthday – #Writespiration

Writespiration - A new challenge I've just discovered courtesy of Sacha Black.  The challenge is to write something using the weekly theme in just 52 words…. EXACTLY 52 words, no more, no less.  As it's Sacha's birthday, the theme this week is The Big Birthday. The Big Birthday by Debbie Harris Surprise! A big birthday means a big …

Australia Day 2017

https://youtu.be/LX__i-zeaWs  Today is Australia Day (Thursday January 26) and every year an advertisement is made by Meat and Livestock Australia encouraging us to eat lamb.  They are often controversial adverts and this year's ad is no exception, with many  critics. What do you think of the advertisement? Do you think it's funny, insensitive, clever, inclusive, divisive..... I …

Vanish, invisible mending – a poem I found

While cycling in New Zealand recently I found this poem in a delightful little book about the local area. Reading through it, I found it really hit a chord with me.  The book was one of many available for visitors to flick though in one of the guest houses (Tiger Hill Lodge) we stayed in, …

Magnetic Poetry Saturday Challenge #8 – Language

Over the weekend I visited my sister who isn't too well. She has a magnetic poetry set on her fridge so I wrote her a poem to cheer her up! When she gets home she will see my poem and hopefully it will make her smile. My sister is an academic and loves words so …

Finding Zen in gardening and poetry

Finding Zen in gardening and poetry A while ago, I was inspired to plant some bright colourful flowers in my sunroom/conservatory/hothouse/she-shed/glasshouse/orangery - call it what you will - and I marvelled at the peace that one gets when digging, planting and creating something new. It's a kind of zen feeling isn't it? Maybe I should …

Magnetic Poetry Saturday Challenge #6 – Time

my poem about time

Here's my latest poem for this week's Magnetic Poetry Saturday Challenge, joining in with others at Specks and Fragments.   Sweet friend of time No need to be frantic Dream soar play love life and watch over me This week I had fun using the Original magnetic poetry kit. I try to use different sets each week as it …

Magnetic Poetry Saturday Challenge #5 – Awesome

I'm happy to present my latest poem for this week's Magnetic Poetry Saturday Challenge, joining in with others at Specks and Fragments.   This week I have had fun using the Geek magnetic poetry kit to create this little gem! Go ahead, click the link and start creating for yourself, it doesn't cost anything but be aware …

Magnetic Poetry Saturday Challenge #4 – Life

  I'm happy to present my latest poem for this week's Magnetic Poetry Saturday Challenge, joining in with others at Specks and Fragments.   This link will take you to a weekly wrap-up of all contributors - there are some very talented people out there!! I was born to explore this magic universe to devour life never let …

Magnetic poem #3 – Longing for summer

I am just about over the coldest wettest winter in years and the seemingly constant spring showers.  I know this statement could be classed as blasphemous in some areas and I apologise for being so heartless. But I'm longing for some real warmth, some bright sunshine, some lightness - so when I saw the collection …

iPhriday – school’s out

It's iPhriday - school's out School's out, with holidays for some. Perhaps a longer break for this teacher bringing an amazing career to an end. Over 39 years of caring and hard work Who knows what lies ahead? It's always good to see the photos of the first day of school, so I thought I'd document the …

Magnetic poem #2 – The waterfall

Water tumbling down near Tumbarumba at Paddy's River Falls

Today's poem was inspired by a magnificent waterfall, Paddy's River Falls, which is very close to our little town of Tumbarumba (in New South Wales, Australia). I've matched my waterfall poem with some photos and video just so you can share my delight. My sister and her husband came for a visit over the weekend, on a …

Magnetic poem #1

I found this magnetic poetry challenge on the home of the elusive trope's  Specks and Fragments blog and promptly read the guidelines  as it intrigued me.  I discovered that it was quite an addictive and fun way to while away a few hours on a Sunday evening. What's it about? It's a fun activity where you …