Category Archives: Daughters

TOBOGGAN RIDE THAT COST +- ONE MILLION POUNDS


I am a dangerous person to be around, in that I am given to violins. The one I play most often is a run-of-the mill Suzuki: My other one, that Rhiannon has been picking up the rudiments on, is something … Continue reading

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Family Matters


Elder Granddaughter posts on Fb: Happy birthday to my badass mother, Kerryn Thomas. She is just about the most modest and self-sacrificing person I know, so I’ll take this opportunity to show her off a bit. Having spent her career … Continue reading

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Gala Appointments and Occasions


If I were not ill already, It occurs to me, you know, That events do go on steady Guaranteed to make me so. Take today: patiently waiting, So that patient I could be, But to find a waiting rating Just … Continue reading

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Father’s Day and Grandfather’s Day


Father’s Day last Sunday started with the daughter and two grand-girls bouncing into my bedroom to wake me up with a gift of a lovely bright LED lantern, and two cards from Jeneva as shown. The one, very much her … Continue reading

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Poetic Tribute by Eight-Year-Old to her Mother


This unsolicited and unprompted tribute was offered by just-turned-eight Jeneva last night. For the benefit of those challenged in any way by the inventive spelling, here is an edited version: A Poem for my Mommy Your … eyes twinkle from … Continue reading

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Talk of Writing Wrongs


GloMoWriMo Day 15 Prompt is as follows: ‘Today, I’d like to challenge you to write your own dramatic monologue.’ I write; but when I write then should I yearn For all to like what I set out? And if they … Continue reading

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The Caws of Understanding Crows on You


GloMoWriMo Day 14 Prompt is as follows: Today, we’d like to challenge you to write a poem that incorporates homophones, homographs, and homonyms, or otherwise makes productive use of English’s ridiculously complex spelling rules and opportunities for mis-hearings and mis-readings. … Continue reading

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