Whatever the weather…

I really enjoyed Pam’s latest discussion but had to remove my long-winded commentary to save and make a responsive “inspired post” [blogging101 style – refreshing again!] – and i got snaps this morning or other days to illustrate… how about /how are you?

As it’s Thursday and a ‘Shutterbug showcase’ day in our schedule I thought I’d hook into that motivation and see who’s out there and might join in? Of course you could pingback to Pam’s creative writing post just below, or maybe here if it’s a photopost from non-members- you are free to choose how [and when] you might interact with these prompts if you’re an author-level member and make a new post on any topic at your own will, usual WordPress type community guidelines apply of course (is my understanding of how things are here these days for a while. I’ll pingback to my lil post here and to Pam’s for the inspirational content 🙂 Hope all are ok – have fun and enjoy 🙂

Problem with this site #help

I do know that I started writing a draft some time ago now toward a comedic play-writing excercise (British humour!) but hadn’t realised that partial draft was here at this site. I guess it must have been for it to have suddenly appeared here publicly as if I had posted it myself. I did not.

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#data-breech, #intrusion, #invasion-of-privacy, #personal-safety

#13wordstory – Remembrance

Below is the penultimate #sixwordstory posted by Paul aka Palfitness on 21st May 2017 at his personal blog which now appears to have been deleted. With his title preceding it it makes his six word story a thirteen word story as follows:

Six word story part 4 number 77: “Strive to always be moving forward.”

(copyright, 2017: wwwpalfitness.wordpress.com)

Paul was previously a respected blogging co-learner and forum member here. Due to my personal inefficiencies I only this morning received the belated news, pertaining to be from his sister, informing his followers that he had unfortunately died on 29th May 2017. He will be very sadly missed by the blogging community.

(Posted in good faith, assuming information received in email notifications to contain true and accurate information.)

Hi everyone, just a quick…

Hi everyone, just a quick ‘Best wishes’ to all and hoping wherever you are in the world you are all safe and well. Our UK news is a bit iffy at the moment. And recent weather affecting devices and internet and things like that. Seems generally very quiet online when internet is available but understandable given recent world circumstances. Hopefully all areas will recover when storms and circumstances ease and look forward to catching up with you all again soon. bye for now.

#quotations ” “My infant finds…

#quotations ” “My infant finds favour in the austere eyes ,” muttered his Grace. “Infant, I am trying to prevail upon Mr. Marling to honour my poor house with his presence. Pray add your entreaties to mine.” ” Georgette Heyer, p216, These Old Shades.

A very quickly sourced by absolute chance quote from a page from one of my mum’s books (I only have a small few of her books as they were shared among family and others were donated. I had to grab her Georgette Heyer novels as I read those in my childhood while too young to really understand them, but could mechanically read them at about six years old. I don’t think I read all of them because of the antiquated adult world portrayed in the stories.) I’m hoping to read them enough to find the one i did read from start to end, but haven’t had the free time to relax with them yet. Not really the kind of genre I go for in a book these days. My poor mum struggled to keep me in reading material but I had books like Enid Blyton and comics every week where i learnt about things like majorettes in Judy and Bunty, Debbie etc. I had an advantage over my brother in getting to read his Eagle and Roy of the Rovers comics (much more interesting than girls comics!) and he always complained it wasn’t fair and did share but I’d have to pay back a favour of some sort like take on one of his chores, otherwise he got nothing for my reading his when of course he refused to read a girl’s comic. The library was too far to walk but don’t think they had anything I wanted to borrow but my mum did make us to join. I used to go in to the library very occasionally to use the reference section. I couldn’t understand while so young why you couldn’t borrow the only books I wanted to read. We had a lot of worldly books in our classroom at school though and I was a voracious reader as a child. Not been much of a reader as an adult. Heard on local radio yesterday that statistically only 11% of people read fiction and most reading is other types, ie. for information, so I don’t feel as bad about not reading enough fiction now. Not sure if that’s a UK statistic, regionally or nationally, or if it’s a global market result. i might look for more info on it sometime. I nearly panicked for a quick authorstory post but spotted the postwindow’s autotag just as I was leaving and thought I’d add a quick quote then. That’s what it turned out and i didn’t want to select a replacement. Should be elsewhere, gotta go 🙂 bye for now, best wishes all 🙂

PS – i felt it was a good quote to suggest, if you are reading or have a book to hand for a chance find, you might like to add a quote post or in comments.
#tuesdaytrivia #triviatuesday

#quotations “The brown sky hid…

#quotations “The brown sky hid a few stars in her shawl at dawn.” Parijat

I guess it was reading this line a week or so ago that influenced my haiku post today (new blog space for minimal form posts). It’s a beautiful opening to chapter 12 of the novel ‘Under the Sleepless Mountain’ as translated by Nara Pallav. I expect it does lose some of its’ qualities by limitations of equivalence. Unavoidable. I’m very pleased I waited for a copy as it wasn’t immediately available at the time) and it’s interesting summer reading. Very glad it’s not at all a slushy romance(!) i’d still like to hear it in the original language and I’m going to look out for an audiobook to buy eventually. i don’t mind not understanding.

Thanks to our authorstory contributor for the post on this author

#haiku

Being a ditzy female now…

Being a ditzy female now I can’t find the ‘notify me of new comments via email’ tickbox, other than in the new post. Has it always been like that? I hate wasting energy looking for things that never existed in the first place. It’s worse than finding something that was there just happened to have disappeared. I only back up my own posts by the way, as we all should on any online service, if preserving our content is somehow important.
#help