Sometimes on the way to your dream,

you get lost and find a better one.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Words for Wednesday

On Wednesdays,  Elephant's Child has been putting up a selection of six (or twelve) words which is called “Words for Wednesday”.
She had taken over this meme from Delores, who is gradually retiring from the blogging world.

This month the meme continues here, at Drifting through Life.

Essentially the aim is to encourage us to write.   

Each week we are given a choice of prompts: which can be words, phrases, music or an image. What we do with those prompts is up to us:  a short story, prose, a song, a poem, or treating them with ignore...

Some of us put our creation in comments on the post, and others post on their own blog.  I would really like it if as many people as possible joined into this fun meme.  If you are posting on your own blog - let me know so that I, and other participants, can come along and applaud.

This week's words are:
1. battered
2. assessing
3. widened
4. credit
5. collection
6. clarity


1. thesis
2. believed
3. really
4. finger
5. game
6. flash

Whimsical Wednesday # 182

Welcome back to Whimsical Wednesday!

The day for your googled giggle that gets you over the hump that is Wednesday and sliding down into the weekend.

Today's giggle comes to us via fishducky, thank you Fran!

Wasting time is an important part of living,

so be sure to schedule some time for it.

wasting time is one of my most favourite things to do.

Monday, June 29, 2015

Musical Monday # 64

Musical Monday

I was introduced to Musical Monday by Delores who copied the meme from another site.

I think it’s a fun way to show off some of the music we like and brighten up our Mondays at the same time. 

I’ll be finding my clips on you tube, so will simply credit that site since there are often so many versions of everything and I wouldn’t want to accidentally credit the wrong artist.

Today’s clip is: Pearl Jam

Last Kiss

and the lyrics

A sad song, but I love it.

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Sunday Selections # 230

Welcome back to Sunday Selections!

This once-a- week-meme was originally begun by Kim of Frog Ponds Rock, as a way to showcase some of the many photos we all take, but don't get around to showing on our blogs.

The rules are very simple:-
1. post photos of your choice, old or new, under the Sunday Selections title
2. link back to me, River, somewhere in your post
3. leave me a comment so that I know you've joined in and can come over and see what you've posted.
4. hop on over to The Elephant's Child to see more of her wonderful photos.
  Andrew often joins in too, but he is currently holidaying in the summery northern hemisphere, hopefully taking lots of photos.

I usually go with a theme for my Sunday Selections but this week my selection is rather more random
I took a stroll through my 2010 and 2011 folders and came up with these:

a little piece of yesteryear, sandwiched between two more modern styles.

in Rundle Mall, February 2011, a giant wine bottle made entirely of corks

to advertise SA's first State Wine Festival.

in January 2011, I got up close and personal with a bee hive

the little buzzers had built inside a roadside meter box

and got my picture in the local paper when I wrote to them about it.

in October 2010 I took a day trip to Hahndorf in the Adelaide Hills, where I was delighted by so many things, including this Puppet Shop

with its outdoor displays of dolls that are quite possibly hand puppets

and string puppets.

I also loved this display of nesting dolls; that's my reflection in the window. I had a set of these when I was very little.

I remember promising myself I would go back one day, but it's been almost four years and I haven't got there yet.
One day.....

Friday, June 26, 2015

Wednesday's Words on a Friday

On Wednesdays, Elephant’sChild, puts up a selection of six (or twelve) words which she calls “Words for Wednesday”.

She has taken over this meme from Delores, who is retiring from the blogging world. 

Elephant's Child has now requested assistance to keep this meme going; perhaps others would like to take a turn putting up the word selection?

I have offered to do July. Is anyone keen to put up the words for August?

We then choose to use these words in a short story, or a poem.
I’m hopeless at poetry so I always do a story.

It’s a fun challenge…why not join in?

This week's words are:

1. choke
2. respect
3. smash
4. airplane
5. royal
6. spring


1. good
2. eye
3. burly
4. alarm
5. stick
6. rebel

Here is my story:

I'd always been a bit of a rebel, so when 'World Power' suddenly began issuing daily royal blue pills in the spring of 2957, I decided not to take them. 
We were all supposed to be getting our entire calorie allowance from the red and yellow pills, why would we need a blue pill? 
I watched with alarm as everyone around me swallowed these extra pills each morning without so much as a "why?" or a "what is in it?", much less "why do we need this?"

It was Spring when these pills first began appearing through the 'food' chutes and by Summer I noticed they had increased greatly in size. People now had to smash them up to get them down, or choke trying to swallow them whole.

By Autumn, the 'World Power' airplane had flown over twice, dropping leaflets explaining how important it was for the populace to respect the edicts of 'World Power' who had nothing but their best interests at heart. 

I wasn't convinced. My good eye had noticed that while everyone was busy scrambling to catch their leaflets, no one but me and the burly man who carried a sturdy walking stick, could see the tiny flash of a camera lens as 'World Power' took photographs. 

We had nodded to each other a few times, sensing a kindred spirit, but not wanting to draw attention to ourselves. Those who "stood out" as being different, somehow just weren't there the next time people shuffled out of their multi-story highrises for the allotted "sunshine in the garden" time.