Category Archives: Writing

Grade Four Afrikaans Presentation


R has done this Power Point ‘My Pet Amber’ to support a presentation she has to give in Afrikaans at school. I think it is charming, particularly the whirly bit! If only we had had such aids available during my … Continue reading

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Rufus Leering at Edward Again


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Wildly Unlikely


This is, of course, a picture of pictures I took for the cover, but that isn’t what makes it unlikely. More unlikely is that one would ever get a peek at a peak so exactly shaped like a rhino, as … Continue reading

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Missing Post Card


Day 28  … our prompt (optional, as always). Following the suggestion of our craft resource, we challenge you today to draft a prose poem in the form/style of a postcard. (Well, OK, but that doesn’t seem to offer much scope … Continue reading

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Tarot Sets In


The Magician should be the chosen card Of writers, who are trying hard To conjure with all their written words, (Like from a hat extracting birds) Enthralling entertainment for their readers; And even more so in a fantasy, Wherein by … Continue reading

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Playing with Shakespeare:


Today marks the anniversary of what is agreed to have been, from baptismal records, the birthdate of William Shakespeare, and he died on the same date 402 years ago.   A wonderful way of remembering the dates was taught to pensitivity … Continue reading

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Six Impossible Things Before Breakfast


   22 prompt for today is: take one of the following statements of something impossible, and then write a poem in which the impossible thing happens: The sun can’t rise in the west. A circle can’t have corners. Pigs can’t … Continue reading

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