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Thursday photo prompt – Scattered #writephoto – Mr Bashyaup

The teacher, Mr Bashyaup, looked down his large roman nose and announced as if a fact of life that my son was a scatterbrain. He informed me in no uncertain terms that my son’s mind was scattered to the four … Continue reading

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Wordle #165 – The Offal was what undid him.

This week’s words: Shine  Clip  Abash (v)) to destroy the self-confidence, poise, or self-possession of; disconcert;make ashamed or embarrassed) Read Salvage Celadon (n.)) a pale grey-green, any of several Chinese porcelains having a translucent, pale green glaze..) Permeate Sag Nervous Vacant Offal … Continue reading

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Moral Mondays: “Always be on your best behavior”

Mum wanted to be on the Church Board and invited the Vicar to dinner. We were all told to be on our best behavior. The vicar was a stodgy man and thought himself superior to us.  My brother John was … Continue reading

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Word-High July: Silakbo

It’s the hysterical nature of your response When your mum leaves the room You pine, fret as if you have been forgotten. I feel helpless You are out of control You cry as a means to express your fear? No … Continue reading

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Moral Mondays: Lessons from Dad

No kissing on the first date My dad would have been the last person to give you lessons on dating. He was shier than me around girls. In later life he told me about a date where he was a … Continue reading

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Moral Mondays: “Spare the rod, spoil the child”

Mr Carson believed in not sparing the rod. Every night you’d hear him dishing it out to his sons Paul and Steve. He’d been brought up the same way and thought himself an ok sort of guy and he wanted … Continue reading

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#Maydays Prompt – The Break – Grandma’s Vase

Today’s #maydays prompt we look at something breaking. My mother’s most valued vase stood upon the mantle above the fire in a place of prominence. She had told the story of its importance all through my childhood and was more … Continue reading

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