Ive thoroughly enjoyed this month of Discover Prompts. They've given me a chance to show another side of myself. The less jokey, more introspective side. They've allowed me to consider and clarify my thoughts on many things and have been a source of joy and entertainment whilst I've been sequestered here in North Carolina. Of … Continue reading Gratefully Yours
This list is a little out of my usual league of shittery! I think most of you know how I feel about bullies and I think con artists are some of the worst. Playing on people's fears is despicable. I hope this list of scams, how to avoid them and where to get help is … Continue reading Current Scams and How To Avoid Being A Victim
The editor of a local paper hears about these two twins in the retirement home Harriet and Hazel who is celebrating their 102nd Birthday. He needs a feel-good story for filler so he sends down a photographer to snap some pictures. He gets there and asks the twins if he can take their picture. Harriet … Continue reading Getting The Story Straight..
I love being part of a team. There's no better feeling than having the synchrony of being part of a well functioning group of workmates or friends where everyone has a function and knows what to do to achieve goals. It's true, team work really does make the dream work! The first team you're ever … Continue reading The I in Team
Hidden. If ever there was a prompt to describe my misdeeds this is it! I knew sooner or later the opportunity to tell part two of The Light Story and here it is! You might want to read that first if you haven't. Anyway, the morning after the night before, we got up and drove … Continue reading This Little Light Of Mine…
Sadly I got a bit behind with these. A massive migraine over the weekend put me out of action. I'm still kind of fearful of it rebounding again but here we go regardless! Illegitimi non carborundum and all that. Magic. A ton of different ideas, thoughts and musings and I've come up with, for me, … Continue reading A Kind Of Magic
The Elixir of Life. Allegedly a potion that can grant immortality. Me, I don't think so. Living forever and being immortal aren't the same thing to me. I actually think living forever would be Hell. Can you imagine seeing everyone you've ever loved die? Being left on Earth alone with no one who remembers you … Continue reading The Elixir of Life
I’ve been making lemon curd today. The house smells lovely. I keep the recipe in a note on my phone. I keep a lot of recipes on my phone because they’re easy to access. I keep notes on future blog posts, shopping lists, book lists - there’s no end of uses for the notes app! Whilst … Continue reading If The Founding Fathers Had Smart Phones..
They say life imitates Art but it's truly the other way round. In a musical score, the tempo can change from one bar to the next. Sometimes you see it coming, sometimes it's a surprise. Life is really quite the same. Andante - slow, at walking pace I moved house in February and my first … Continue reading Corona Symphonia
I'm not a practising Catholic and I never will be again. With an Irish mother it was inevitable that I'd grow up 'in the true faith' and not a 'Godless Protestant' like my (English) grandmother. My mum was usually one of the most fair minded people but her (mostly justified) hatred of my English Grandma … Continue reading Instrumental Interlude
I don’t like Mondays and today wasn't improved by a prompt I had everything and nothing to write about. The voices in my head said 'can you feel it?' So... Here I go again! I guess you could say that music was my first love. I was raised on Country but I LOVE Rock and … Continue reading If Music Be The Food Of Love..
I decided to take today's Discover Prompt: Three and write about three things I've done that make me proud. Then I realised just how much I'd shot my self in the foot! Naturally as a Mum, I couldn't be prouder of my three kids. Sadly that's because of who they are, not because of anything … Continue reading The Power of Three
Who remembers the story where the evil magician was willing to let Aladdin have any other treasures, he just wanted the battered old lamp? He knew the real value of old over 'new' isn't always immediately apparent. That sparkly and shiny can distract from dependable and trustworthy if somewhat lacking lustre. It's the same with … Continue reading New Lamps For Old!
Distance is relative. It's a matter of perspective. You can be thousands of miles away from your friends and family but hold them so close in your heart that they're with you. Every minute of the day. You can sleep in the same bed as someone and be light years apart. The cold, empty void … Continue reading The Distance From My Heart To Yours
I've always had a bit of a lead foot. Why drive the speed limit if you can go twenty over kind of a thing. To be fair, I never speed on small roads, only motorways. You never know if there will be a person or an animal or a farm vehicle. Whilst living in NY … Continue reading Slow And Steady Wins The Race
It's absolutely pissing down here. I'm starting to think I should build an ark from all the branches that fell Monday. We had horrific high winds and tornado warnings. A couple of 200 year old oaks fell and took out the power as their swan song. They weren't on my property but I'm sad they're … Continue reading What The Scent Sent..
We all have a story in us. We're born a blank slate. The first few pages are filled in by others as we are too small but even as a baby, with no understanding of anything but wanting to be fed or changed or loved - we change the lives of others. We add pages … Continue reading The Story Of Your Life
The most valuable lessons I've learned in life weren't taught in a classroom. The lessons that have given me all I needed to win at life didn't carry a grade. A line in a book, a chance remark, a movie. All can have a truly profound impact but none as much as the people that … Continue reading What do you teach?
It's the little things in life! That's what they say isn't it? Well, that and little things amuse little minds... Guilty As Charged M'Lud!! We completed on this house on a Friday and had to be here at 8:30am for the walkthrough. The previous owners were driving to Florida and wanted to get a wiggle … Continue reading Let There Be Light…. Unless The Lady Of The House Says Otherwise
A bite is often used to describe a segment. A piece of a chocolate bar, a snippet of conversation, a couple of minutes out of the day. They can be a useful way to sample something, to see if you like it - or they can be manipulated to be a wholly incorrect version of … Continue reading Just a Bite..
Is there a prize for the most syllables in a post title? If there is I should definitely win for this one. Sometimes my life stories have a moral to them. Other than the usual 'Never trust a smiling Britchy' or a quiet Britchy actually, or a chatty Britchy or a... yeah I think you … Continue reading Orchestration Of Castration Without Hospitalization
'Every action has an equal and opposite reaction' This is the third of Sir Isaac Newton's Laws of Physics. How kinda perfect it would have been if it was the second. It seems everything has a pair, laughter and tears, good and evil, yin and yang, night and day, Shaggy and Scooby Doo. I remember … Continue reading Now Ap-pair-ing in ‘Life’…
Life isn't a straight line from the cradle to the grave. It's a series of curves, some are gentle, the curve is so gradual you don't even notice it. The kind of curve you don't notice until you look back and can't see where you were before. The curve of education, learning a little more … Continue reading Lessons in Map Reading for Life
When my kids were little they used to refer to the basement at my in-laws house as the 'under-the-neath' which I always thought was amusing. It doesn't have a standalone meaning but it definitely should. I have a great fear of basements unless they're ones you can walk out of. The basement at my in-laws … Continue reading What Lurks Below
Of all the parts of the body, to me, hands are the ones with the most meaning and least considered. If you were asked right now what body part would you least like to lose, what would you choose? Your eyes? Your voice, hearing, a leg? I can pretty much guarantee a hand wasn't the … Continue reading Take my hand..
If you look around you. At the grocery store, the doctors office, the swing park. In newspapers or on TV or the radio. Over the garden fence or under the boardwalk and ESPECIALLY on social media you'll find a common thread running through. It's not a pretty thread. It's a murky color and it's scratchy. … Continue reading Dish the Dirt!
1977. The Queens Silver Jubilee. 25 years as Queen of England and it was a big deal! My Mother, although Irish, was a staunch Royalist. She absolutely adored the Royal Family and in particular, Princess Anne. She loved her sense of style and often bought similar outfits. We had a house just behind Buckingham Palace … Continue reading The Street Party
Last year I wrote a Dear Ex blog post full of embedded song links. It was a lot of work! Because I’m as dumb as I look I thought I’d do it again to amuse you so, without further ado, I give you - well, a Social Distancing play list! So here I am in … Continue reading Is It A Post?! Is It A Playlist?! Sing Me A Song!
Sometimes the lengths I'll go to in preparing a prank amaze even me. I'm quite sure there are a lot of Hollywood stunts that haven't had as much thought and practice put into them. Many of my little escapades involve the victim bringing it on themselves. They're kind of my favorite as they're the least … Continue reading Opening Pandora’s Box..
When plotting new tricks in the kitchen, I ponder the things that I'm rich in. I have friends who share giggles, Whilst reading my squiggles Of my pranks and the reasons I'm bitchin' Today's prompt from Ben Huberman over at Discover is 'joke'. Hey Ben, I've got a prompt for you for tomorrow. Community Pool! … Continue reading Life’s a joke!!