Monthly Archives: December 2012

CHRISTMAS #2


We chose to have another Christmas with dinner and the whole works for the returned contingent on Sunday rather than on 31st or 1st,  and this time a party of nine was involved.  Great gorgings of grub were prepared, and … Continue reading

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REALLY AWFUL CHIRP


Should cicada do its thing And monotonously sing Darkly in a thicket, You may know what goes on there Isn’t in the least bit fair, But completely, au contraire, Simply isn’t cricket!    (For those who haven’t been there yet … Continue reading

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COLLIE CLAUS AND BOXING BOW


Dear Diary, Hot evening.  Have just played a game of squash with a cockroach.  Not only won, but flattened him.  One of our lovely giant ones that fly in seeking house and home.  Christmas Day at our place only had … Continue reading

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THE IMPOSSIBLE CHRISTMAS PRESENT.


‘What are you wishing for as a Christmas present?’ James Dixon asked the latest little girl on his knee. She seemed such a forlorn little thing that he wondered if she would be too shy to speak, but then two … Continue reading

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REALLY AWFUL HAPPY HOLIDAYS; BUT A FLY FAIRY.


It follows snappy folly ways To wish one Happy Holidays! Well-meaning prissy folk, you see, All striving to be so PC, Are simply following a lead For which should be no slightest need.  Would I object should someone say They … Continue reading

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NOT A WHITE CHRISTMAS TREE


Here we have a traditional reflection of a children’s Christmas Tree party. It shows young J receiving her handout from Father Christmas.  The garb of most of those present gives a clue that perhaps the outside scene isn’t one of … Continue reading

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DISNEY CHRISTMAS


Grabbed this from Roley’s blog.  Couldn’t resist.  The grandkids are going to love it.

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BOOK LAUNCH A REAL BLAST


The launch of Lupa, Freedom Fighter and Forest Circle Quest certainly went off with a bang last evening.  There were flashes of genius, there was a-peal, a crashing bore it was not – although definitely with crashes – and there … Continue reading

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LAUNCH AT SAUPPER TIME


Last week I made the horrible mistake of being persuaded by a pop-up to update one of my browsers.  The result was a nightmare.  I didn’t instruct the wretched thing to assume the role of default, but it did anyway. … Continue reading

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REALLY AWFUL PROSE – AND IT IS A TRAINSMASH!


I simply do not have the time to write out anything in rhyme. A poem is a hopeless task – the whys and wherefores, just don’t ask! If I attempt a little ditty, all it would gain is lots of … Continue reading

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