Swings and Roundabouts
is the current SidevieW theme. When I looked at it I suddenly remembered taking a picture I meant to delete, where the setting was completely hopeless to stop the action. It occurred to me, though, that it provides rather a good illustration of dizzy movement.
‘It’s all swings and roundabouts,’ means that the two
Are equal in pros and the cons they give you,
While gaining on roundabouts, losing on swings,
Will mean that one comes out quite equal on things –
Of all the attributes of other and one,
The best is they offer a good deal of fun!
I haven’t been able to do more than glance at blogs over the past few days. It has been birthday-party-silly-season, with one after another for the girls. Apart from that, I have been involved in the project of repairing a bridge and recovering a mountain. The pictures of the exercise have been disappointing, because they don’t really give an idea of the scope of the operation. Anyway, this one shows my repaired bridge, and across it towards our newly deforested ‘Matterhorn’. That ‘rockery’ is several metres high, and the view over the ponds from it used be spectacular. There is much work to do before it will return to the glory of the feature it was when we built it, though. The string of ponds forming the ‘river’ have to be cleared and refilled, and the ‘lake’ has to be restored while an island in it needs to be freed of the tall bamboo palms which are making it look ridiculous at present.
Then, I suddenly had an urge to add a very tricky passage to finish the first chapter of one of my works in progress – the fantasy novel Darx Circle. The 1800-word Prelude had created a really bleak feel to it, and I needed to lighten up Chapter 1 without losing the scary momentum. Another 2500 words seem to have done the trick, though.
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