Monthly Archives: February 2016

The Leap Day Door

Originally posted on Hugh's Views & News  :
Juliet had watched all day as each woman went through the door that only unlocked itself on Leap Day. Some came back smiling while others would come back through the door crying.…

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I Am There – Richard Ankers

Underlined and underwritten Each one does as he is bidden Fighting armies, slaying foes That’s how the lives of heroes go Without a chance to see a dawn Or touch the horn of unicorn…   Reblogged from Richard Ankers To … Continue reading

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Beyond the door…

For the photo prompt suggested last week, Geoff Le Pard from Tangental gave us this: ‘You have to guess what’s behind it or it won’t open.’ Sally looked smug. George, 2 years younger, asked. ‘Is that right Grandpa?’ ‘Reckon. Been … Continue reading

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The haw is the fruit of the hawthorn tree. The name comes from the Old English word for hedge and the thorn is an integral part of our hedgerows still today, making an impenetrable and thorny barrier to keep livestock … Continue reading

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The Door in the Wall

Originally posted on BOOK CHAT:
? This post is in response to Sue Vincent of Daily Echo‘s challenge to write a post of 100 words or less telling what lies beyond the door in the photo. The little door intrigued…

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Only the good die young…

Originally posted on The Silent Eye:
Sitting in the interminable traffic I had been listening to music and the lyrics of a Billy Joel song had sparked a train of thought. Switching off the stereo I explored it a little,…

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Helvellyn from Walking with a Smacked Pentax

An older post, reblogged from James at Walking with a Smacked Pentax… do click through to see some his photographs of the stunning landscape of the Lake District. Helvellyn mountain is one of the most beautiful in the English Lake … Continue reading

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Like, yet not like…

If you are going to have your car squashed by a lorry, then I heartily recommend my local supermarket. Admitting liability instantly, their chosen intermediaries expedited the whole process, leaving me barely chance to mourn the Silver Bullet when they … Continue reading

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According to the two thousand year old Doctrine of Signatures, medicinal plants were thought to resemble the area of the body for which they would be useful. Later  Christian writers  agreed with the idea, thinking that God would have wanted … Continue reading

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The small dog does housework…

I thought I would help out this morning Give a paw with the housework, you know, But there’s really no pleasing some people… I tell you, it just goes to show… I thought I would tackle the bedrooms, She keeps … Continue reading

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