Sharing My World 2017 Week 31

July 30, 2017 12 comments

Here is my post for Cee’s Share Your World series.


List some of your favourite types of teas.
I only really drink fruity tea. And that’s really a “fruit infusion” rather than actual tea. I would drink tea on occasion but I don’t drink milk so it would be with lots of lemon juice, in the continental style.

If you had to describe your day as a traffic sign, what would it be?
No honking, please, I have one of my heads.

What are a couple of things people could do for you on a really bad day that would really help you?
Leave me alone, please.

Regardless of your physical fitness, coordination or agility: if you could be an athlete what would you do?
I think I’d be a long distance runner. It would be cool to just run and run without a care in the world, getting away from it all and keeping fit at the same time 🙂

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FF – Back in the Day

July 26, 2017 74 comments

Here is my story for Friday Fictioneers, hosted by Rochelle. This week’s photo was contributed by J Hardy Carroll.

To read the other stories, click on the blue froggy.

Copyright J Hardy Carroll


“What’s that, Dad?”

“A phone, Son.”

“Whaaaat? It’s huge!”

“It is, Son. Let me show you how it works. Smell that?”

“Urgh, yes.”

“That’s wee. And that stickiness under your shoe? Chewing gum. Now, grab the phone book.”

“There’s loads of pages missing!”

“Par for the course, Son. And ignore all the cards offering “a good time”. Now, lift the big black thing, take this coin and put it in the slot.

“It keeps falling through, Dad.”

“Common problem. But that doesn’t matter. See the end of the cord?”

“It’s been ripped off, Dad.”

“Yep! Ah, the good old days…”



Sharing My World 2017 Week 30

July 23, 2017 26 comments

Here is my post for Cee’s Share Your World.


What is your favourite cheese?
Mmm, cheese. Hard cheese, soft cheese, white cheese, blue cheese, cheese with stuff in, cheese without stuff in, stuff with cheese in, stuff with cheese on, cheese with holes, cheese without holes, I Buy Any Cheese dot com.

I’m quite fond of cheese.

Are you left or right handed?
Right. My left hand often asks if it can do more, but to be honest it’s not really up to the job. Just concentrate on changing gears, leave the business of steering to the right hand, I say. Let’s not end up in a hedge.

Do you prefer exercising your mind or your body? How frequently do you do either?
Neither. I’m too lazy to exercise my body and I do complicated stuff all day at work. The last thing I want to do after a long day at work is brain-teasers and challenging books.

Complete this sentence: Hot days are…
Few and far between 😦

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FF – A Nice Big Car

July 19, 2017 70 comments

Here is my story for Friday Fictioneers, hosted by Rochelle. The photo was contributed by Kent Bonham.

Click on the blue froggy for other stories this week.

Copyright Kent Bonham


“A nice big car, yes…”

“Indeed! So, interested?”

“Hmm, yes, good acceleration, a nice big boot, large enough for two of my enemies simultaneously…”

“For your whaaat…?”

“My shopping, yes, as I said, large enough for my shopping.”

“Um, and very economical to run…”

“Yes, economical, yes, who needs to have to keep stopping for petrol during the kidnappings?”

“The whaaaa…?”

“During the school run, as I said, the school run, yes? Let’s talk Shekels.”

“Listen, take it, just don’t hurt…”

“Nonsense! Here is a suitcase full of untraceable non-consecutive banknotes, yes? Goodbye!”


“Man. I hate selling to politicians.”


Sharing My World 2017 Week 29

July 16, 2017 22 comments

Here is my post for Cee’s Share Your World.


How do you like to spend a rainy day?
Well, we get plenty of those. It’s TV, reading and PS4! To be fair, that sounds like a non-rainy day too.

List at least five favourite treats. (They do not have to be sugary).
Chocolate bars. I get addicted so I hardly ever eat them. Black Forest Gateau. A new video game. Plus two other treats I can’t think of right now because it’s quite early still.

Where’s your favourite place to take out-of-town guests?
I don’t have out of town guests. Or any guests. But fortunately since this is Cornwall they can go anywhere and it’s all very nice. Godrevy, Tintagel and Trelissick would be good starts.

You are trapped in an elevator, who would you want to be trapped with?
Firstly it’s highly unlikely that I would be in a lift in the first place. If I were, I would want to be trapped with someone who doesn’t have any gung-ho ideas about fiddling with the controls or opening the escape hatch in the roof (which only exists in films anyway), as both of those actions would likely get me killed.

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FF – Fairy Revenge

July 12, 2017 58 comments

Here is my story for Friday Fictioneers, hosted by Rochelle. This week’s photo was contributed by Janet Webb.

I have unashamedly combined violence, social commentary and fantasy to come up with something a bit surreal!

To read the other stories for this week, click on the blue froggy.

Copyright Janet Webb


Sorcerer Gordak regarded his receptacle of fairy dust with glee. Spotting movement from the corner of his eye he quickly grabbed the luckless sprite. As it screeched in agony he crushed it between fingertip and thumb, wringing its shattered body and allowing the fairy dust to fall into…

“Whoa, dude, how is this ‘an enjoyable fantasy romp suitable for all ages?’

“Kids are desensitised to violence these days. They’ve seen worse on YouTube.”

“Huh, true. Write in some more gore.”

Lurking in the corner, fairy scout Jinglebeenz read the words, mistook them for a battle plan, drew his sword and attacked.


Godrevy in High Zoom

July 9, 2017 17 comments

I took a little trip to Godrevy to try out my new zoom lens. It’s an Olympus 75-300mm (150-600mm equivalent on my Micro 4/3 camera). I don’t have a tripod so I wanted to see how things went. Obviously I usually wouldn’t use a big zoom for landscapes but it did a good job of the flowers and I could barely see the helicopter or seal with the naked eye 🙂

Also, I know the white balance is off. My camera warned me about it but I don’t know which of the million buttons to push to do that so I left it alone.

Here’s a seal on max zoom. He’s there on the rock 🙂

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