Sunday, 21 November 2010

Going South - Sunday 160

My silly internet keeps shutting down, but as the modem light is on at the moment I thought I'd join in quickly!  Fingers crossed it will be sorted soon, but until then here is ...

Monkey Mans - Sunday 160 - where you must use only 160 characters (including spaces) and post on Sunday.


My waist is ready
preparing to meet
two dear old friends
on their way to my feet
they did their best
but gravity won
I'm just waiting now
for it to get my bum!


Monday, 15 November 2010

Ted and Flo - Monday's Child # 21

Monday's Child prompt for children's poetry or verse

The pie was baked and ready to eat
full of pumpkins, a wonderful treat.
Flo brought it out as proud as punch
to share with Ted for Thanksgiving lunch.
Ted was a turkey like no other
and she loved him dear, just like a mother.
They gave thanks together for all they had
and prayed for others whose lives were bad.
Ted was twenty nine if he was a day
the oldest turkey in the USA!
He'd watched thanksgivings come and go
eating pumpkin pie with his dear friend Flo.

Sunday, 14 November 2010

Cat Fish - Sunday 160

Monkey Mans - Sunday 160 - where you must use only 160 characters (including spaces) and post on Sunday.

Ooo yeah, like I'm soo scared
I saw you freaking out at the sink when you got
that tiny bit of water on you
... one flick of my fin and you're history, whiskers!

Einstein! ... I Saw Sunday - Week 9

A random assortment of things seen
this week for  I Saw Sunday

here are mine ...

Grace getting well and truly buffeted on our walks this week with the crazy windy weather we've been having. I really wanted to get a full front shot of her head with the wind behind her, because I swear, if you catch her at just the right angle with her face fur on end ... she looks remarkably like Albert Einstein!


A picture of Grace when the wind dropped with her face fur the right way ... looking a little fed up about having her picture taken again!!


Another walk related thing ... people must think all I do is walk all week!  Anyway, we had to do an abrupt u-turn on Friday because we spotted the boisterous doberman, I could see Grace stiffening so we legged it pretty sharpish down to the little lake where we came across a wonderful old red setter who Grace took to immediately and they spent a good five minutes together smiling and sniffing with their tails in full wag.


Whilst having stopped at some traffic lights by a row of houses, I looked up to their roofs and it was clear which one hadn't any loft insulation as it was the only one full of pigeons,  it was a freezing cold day and I couldn't help but smile at the thought of them with their little feet all nice and toastie.


A traffic tail back of about eight cars behind two little whited haired old ladies driving at about 25mph on a 40mph road, as I passed by on the other side I could see them both grinning,  they were either happily oblivious ... or fully aware and finding it highly amusing!

and lastly

Two swans at the lake taking off about a foot from me and flying over my head ... absolutely breathtaking!!

Saturday, 13 November 2010

A Good Walk - Saturday Centus # 28

Week 28 of Saturday Centus this weeks prompt is to use up to 100 words (not including the prompt) using the line ...."The early November sunshine cast golden rays..."

The early November sunshine cast golden rays that flooded the room, showing every bit of dust on every surface.

Annie smiled to herself and grabbed the lead.

"Come on, Lady."

Lady scampered to her side, tail wagging.

They headed off, breathing in the wonderful crispness of the air and spent an hour together in the glorious morning sun.

As they neared home the sky turned grey and clouded over.

Once inside, Annie looked again around the room ... the dust was gone.

She bent down to give Lady a stroke, and smiled.

"A good walk sorts everything out, doesn't it, girl."

Thursday, 11 November 2010

Quacked off

That's it! ... If that goose calls me a pin head one more time,
I'm gonna smash his BIG FAT BEAK IN!!

Wednesday, 10 November 2010

The Finger - Three Word Wednesday

Three Word Wednesday where you write something using the three prompt words.
This week's words are  ... Gesture, Immediate and Treasure.

It was an adolescent gesture to say the least, two fingers well and truly thrust in the air ... at me! I sprang into action with the most authoritative voice I could muster.

"How old are you, young man?"

His response was immediate.

"Not as old as you, you old bat."

Well what do you say to that? He was right of course, but that wasn't the response I was looking for. I was going to have to be clever here, show him that manners and diplomacy were the treasure trove and making of a young gentleman. I was still thinking of my clever retort when he jumped in again, obviously feeling he now had the advantage.

"Wots the matter, you deaf as well as old?"

Well the truth was, he had set me off balance and my usual gauged and rational mind was struggling with just what I could say to regain my standing.

"Look, young man."

"Look where?"

"Nowhere,  just ..."

"Well, what are to telling me to look at something for then if it ain't there, you senile or summut?" 

I took a deep breath. I was excruciatingly aware at this point that he did have the upper hand. I had now been relegated to an old bat, deaf, and senile in a matter of seconds. I needed a different approach, and quick. I then remembered seeing something a young lad did to another boy in an argument that for some reason did shut the boy up. It was worth a try ... I had nothing else.

"Ain't you got nothin else to say then, grandma?"

This was my chance.

I looked him straight in the eye and raised my fist in front of him, then very slowly did a winding motion with my other hand by the side it. As I did I slowly uncurled my middle finger until it was erect then thrust it in front of his face.

.... Silence.

Well, if you can't beat them!

Monday, 8 November 2010

Best Friends - Monday's Child # 20

Monday's Child prompt for children's poetry or verse

When Harriet Mouse came round for tea
she had a cold it was plain to see.
They'd been friends for years these two little mice
and their tea times together were always so nice.
When the time finally came for goodbye to be said
Molly Mouse told her friend "Now you get right to bed!"
So dear Harriet took herself home for a rest
as Molly always knew what to do for the best.
When next tea time came Harriets snuffles were gone
and they ate and they chattered until well after one.
They had shared so much all over the years
that when Molly sneezed they giggled till tears.
It seemed only right they should share the cold too
as very best friends, well what else would they do?

Sunday, 7 November 2010

Dobermans and Dachshunds! ... I Saw Sunday - Week 8

A random assortment of things seen
this week for  I Saw Sunday

here are mine ...

Grace our lovely dog encountering a large boisterous doberman that made her go all stiff and tall until he'd gone  ... bless her, and then soon after that her slipping on the leaves by the lake and falling right in!  Bless her again ... not one of her best walks.


My mum making me laugh on a walk with her in her shopping buggy when her wheels got all muddy and started collecting these long leaves that stuck out from the sides, and her saying it looked like a chariot, which in turn led us to a conversation on buggy customization that made us laugh even more.
(this reminded me of when my mum first got her buggy, my sisters partner said if ever she went to a fancy dress competition she could just throw a sheet over her and the buggy, put a helmet on and stick a plunger on her head and go as a Dalek ... hehe ... it still makes me laugh)  :o)


Another walk with Grace where she bumped into her most favourite breed of dogs, a dachshund.
She just loves them and really does smile at the sight of them, the very first time she ever saw one, she stood stock still, looked straight at me, smiled and wagged her tail madly as if to say  "LOOK!"  ...  this was a much better walk as far as she was concerned.


The little mouse removal ... or mice.
Okay, okay, yes a few people may have mentioned to me that there wouldn't be just one, but I only ever saw one, and to be fair as I've been taking them out ... they do look remarkably alike.
We've removed 6, and have plugged in some sonic mouse deterrents. Needless to say, my partner who is still having nothing to do with them in case they 'get him',  is feeling a lot more relaxed.
I have stopped shouting 'THE LITTLE MOUSE' at him to make him jump ... BUT I have found now that I only have to show him an empty little mouse box trap to get some real lift out of him!    hehe  :o)

and lastly

I have to mention the glorious pathway of leaves everyday on my walks, it's as if the whole park has been to a wedding and the trees have thrown their leaves for confetti ... just BEAUTIFUL.

Friday, 5 November 2010

The Bouncing Turn

I'm severely lacking in sleep.
My lovely partner has an affliction which is driving me potty.
At night, besides his feet shuffling, his tongue sucking (don't ask) his squealing dreams and his snoring ... he does his bouncing turn.
I know turning over in your sleep is a completely normal thing to do, you just ease yourself gently, sleepily over and settle ... or so you'd think.
My partner gets ready for his turn with this little grumbling sound then starts getting this bounce going like he's about to do a triple flip or something.
He then grabs ALL of the covers with his arms and in three very large bounces that are strong enough to make my side of the bed bounce too, he turns taking all of the covers with him.
I'm left with nothing on me after being violently bounced awake and then have to wrestle with him to get the covers back as he manages every time to make them all 'tuck' in around him.
He's a lot bigger than me and I just know one of these nights when he really gets going and does one of his extra powerful bounces ...
he's going to PING  me right off the bed!

Monday, 1 November 2010

The Bunny Meeting - Monday's Child # 19

Monday's Child prompt for children's poetry or verse

He read aloud for them all to hear
"Our carrots will be scarce this coming year"
Miss Fluffytail wiped a tear from her eye
as without her carrots she was sure she would die!
Mr. Patches pink nose began to twitch
his dear wife so worried she began to itch.  
But Snowy was not one to panic at all
and gave a solution to suit them all.
 They'd take all their carrots that very same day
and share them between them, for that was their way.
 So this was how the bunny meeting came to an end
with carrots enough for all four special friends.