Monthly Archives: January 2015

100 Word Challenge for Grown-ups: Week #165 two

…the suitcase lay open – Two Something shoved me from behind, propelling me into action. I stuffed underwear, socks, spare shirt, my gold cuff links, into the case. Snatched Teddy and the cash from the holiday fund. With my jacket … Continue reading

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100 Word Challenge for Grown-ups: Week #165 one

…the suitcase lay open – One I’ve made my decision. No more will I pour my love down the sink, balance trays of breakfast to our bedroom, sit through endless soaps, smell the acrid acid from your vile cigarettes. No … Continue reading

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weekly photo challenge: Express Yourself

Talk, walk, run, throw, hit, catch, roll, swing, jump, peddle, drive, swim, dive, float, watch, gather, dig, cut, display, fly, sink, soar, fall, climb, observe, eat, cook, drive, race, photograph, film, paint, print and draw… The is a colour pencil … Continue reading

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Travel Theme/Where’s my Backpack: Industry

Lithography Museum of Cadiz, San Roque (Lithography: from the Greek ‘lithos’, stone and ‘graphein’, to write) This  wonderful museum is home to over a thousand printing stones bearing witness to the thriving commercial and industrial economy of the city. These giant machine … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Serenity

Serenity Alone in the stillness of mid-afternoon a grandmother sits in contemplation. Outside, the sun bakes the land; coolness of thick  mud walls offer priceless shade. Clothes washed and mended, floors swept and food prepared for when families return from harvest. A background hum of flying … Continue reading

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Travel Theme/Wheres My Backpack: Mischievous

Mischievous Milkmen in Bundi Provence, Rajasthan. Cycling through a hot afternoon outside Bundi, Rajasthan where I had come to celebrate the famous Step Wells, I stopped and dismounted to take a photograph. A motor bike drew up alongside me carrying a couple of milk-sellers on a mission; milk churns strapped to the sides … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Shadowed

Shadowed… Shadowed….absense of light, cusp betwixt night and day, moody, solemn, dramatic, sombre, expectant, spooky, foreboding, somber, umbrageous, drab, gloomy, gloaming, dark, dreary, glum, grim, dusky, disconsolate yet… …the traffic light reflected in the surface of the water, agitated by … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: New

So what’s new? New number 2015, a New Year and today and every day a New day. Next door to us we have a New baby, Sophie, born on Christmas Eve. I’ve started a new book, The Goldfinch by Donna … Continue reading

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