Monthly Archives: March 2013

ON COOKING, MY STOVE HAS NO CHIMNEY


(Do I have to spell it out?  I mean, I haven’t a cooking flue.) The Ponk Pilkadot Food Quiz No 80 1.  What does pomegranate mean? Very hard rock cakes baked by the English. 2.  Where is Torta Pasqualina traditionally served on … Continue reading

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Bard from addressing the question of the question?


I am, here, questing into the question of the SidevieW theme which is ‘The question’.  A quote from Shakespeare which is often used in our household relates to one of those. You see, Border Collie siblings Tess and Toby look … Continue reading

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REALLY AWFUL SONNET TO AN EASTER BONNET


HAPPY EASTER, EVERYONE! (If you don’t do Easter, have a happy one anyway.) My Easter message: By a failure, do not be appalled, Have ever you heard of a song that was called: ‘Smile and Show Your Dimple’? No? Reason … Continue reading

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REALLY AWFUL GERUNDS AND PARTICIPLES – AMAZING AND CONFUSING


An ‘ING’ is quite a funny th-ING. It can to words completion br-ING, Or turn a verb into a noun If you a gerund should jot down, So ‘walkING is a healthy sport’ Describes an ‘ing’-form of this sort.  Alas! … Continue reading

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ELEVEN QUESTIONS FROM THE ‘TAG – YOU’RE IT’ CHALLENGE


  Thanks for the nomination,   huntmode    of: http://chasingrabbitholes.com/   As I still have to deal with my previous challenge  🙂  I agreed to answer the questions without doing any of the other things.   1.  If you could choose … Continue reading

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CAPTION COMPETITION RESULTS


Remember that Caption Competition back in the age of Diner Soars (that was when you could get a full dinner on the flight with Economy Class – or it could instead have been the injuries suffered when Dinah clobbered you) and the votes on … Continue reading

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The Blogger You Award.


     Thank you, Ivor Knievel Skeem, for nominating me for this award.  I feel deeply honoured and chuffed and flattered and chirpy about it.  The rules are that I have to thank the nominator.  Done.  Then I have to … Continue reading

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THE REALLY AWFUL CHAMELEON


   (A SidevieW theme presentation.) Chameleon’s a lizard who For lack of speed’s derided, But then, you see, that it is true He’s very undecided.  He wasn’t sure which way to look So he just looked both ways; In consequence, … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Future Tense, Really Awully So!


A repost of a picture Of impact quite immense – In fact, it is a stricture On avoiding future … tense!  When living with such creatures Make sure that they are gone From inside footwear’s features Before you put them … Continue reading

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A Motion of a Motion to Motivate Emotion.


I had a clear warning about how the day was going to turn out when our bedroom toilet regurgitated what appeared to have been a few days of stored faeces all over the floor like an erupting volcano.  This, when … Continue reading

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