Tag Archives: Humour

A face from the past… and a book extract…

One of the everyday wonders of my childhood was a visit to my grandparents’ home. The house itself was full of Art Deco details. The walls and shelves were adorned with curious things, brought back from far-flung places… wooden boxes … Continue reading

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The Small Dog’s Dog Days

She’s still smelling funny, She doesn’t look right, She gets up and down Like a yo-yo all night. I’ve given up following Each step she takes Just watch from the sidelines Whenever she wakes. If I’m missing out On my … Continue reading

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Manna…

When something fell from heaven, “Well! What’s this?” the small dog said, “If clouds are raining food, now, Could I have a steak instead?” A crow had dropped its breakfast And it landed on the grass, But seeing Ani’s interest … Continue reading

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Photo prompt round-up: Serenity #writephoto

Seeking solitude Being lost to find oneself Nature’s healing touch * The photo for this week’s prompt was taken on the estuary looking across to Edinburgh in Scotland… where I should be by the time this is published! We liked … Continue reading

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Thursday photo prompt: Serenity #writephoto

Welcome to this week’s #writephoto prompt! You can find all last week’s entries in the weekly round-up, which was published earlier today. Throughout the week, I will feature as many of the responses here on the Daily Echo as time … Continue reading

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Photo prompt round-up: Tokens #writephoto

Gestures of respect Tokens left in memory Gratitude displayed Anonymous offerings Minds and hearts freed by magic * The photo for this week’s prompt was a strange choice. I knew, when I stumbled across it, that the photograph had been … Continue reading

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Constructive thinking?

My son’s wetroom is currently spread between the lounge, the bedroom and the car park… not much of it is actually in the bathroom. The spare bedroom that became the gym is covered in wet paint and dustsheets… because somebody, … Continue reading

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Innocence #midnighthaiku

The lodger appears Mother makes introductions Sons squeal in terror  

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Thursday photo prompt: Tokens #writephoto

Welcome to this week’s #writephoto prompt! You can find all last week’s entries in the weekly round-up, which was published earlier today. Throughout the week, I will feature as many of the responses here on the Daily Echo as time … Continue reading

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Photo prompt round-up: Crescent #writephoto

A world too busy Days and nights run together Electric lights glare A crescent moon guards the dawn Peace clad in gold and silver * The photo for this week’s prompt was taken on my doorstep at dawn as the … Continue reading

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