Wednesday, 27 April 2011


I just LOVE the things people come out with at times, and something I  heard when I was a lot younger has always stuck in my mind. I was being given a lift with my friend by her parents, and as we turned a corner we saw a car turned completely upside down on its roof.

This was the conversation that took place up front.

The Dad.      "Look!"

The Mum.    "Do you think someone's done that?"

The Dad.      "I don't know... (thoughtful pause) ... Maybe."

Now, as I said, I was a lot younger at the time and very polite so I just kept quiet, but every part of me was screaming  "MAYBE?"

I can remember shaking my head, thinking, what other possible options could there be?

It was dead?

It got bored and 'flipped' itself?

Or just possibly... umm... umm... let me think.

Yes someone DID do it!

It still makes me smile.

Wednesday, 6 April 2011

Pixies! - Three Word Wednesday

She was adamant she'd seen a pixie running across the lino in the kitchen. Never one to fabricate, I took into account her 5th glass of wine, and smiled.

"It was most peculiar," she said, shaking her head. "It had a bright pink hat on!"

I leant over the chair and gave her a kiss on the cheek. "Hey Gran, what do you say we go up to bed now?"

She looked at her empty glass and tutted. "Might as well, there's no wine left in the kitchen anyway."

I raised my eyebrows. "Mmm, I know ... strange that, I can't think where it all went."

"I know," she answered innocently.  Then paused for a moment, deep in thought, "... but do you know what Amy?"  She gestured over to the kitchen door and whispered, "it wouldn't surprise me if that damn pixie didn't drink some!"

 Three Word Wednesday where you write something using the three prompt words.   This week's words are ... Adamant, Fabricate and Peculiar.

Monday, 4 April 2011

A Special Bed - Monday's Child # 40

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

I have a secret, but please don't tell
for normal beds are all very well
but mine goes to places in my dreams
on sky blue oceans and deep green seas.

It waits until I'm fast asleep
then whisks me off before I can peep
to special coves and golden sands
where it sweeps me in and softly lands.

Then all night long I'll run and play
till it's time to go, then my bed will say
come snuggle now and rest your head
 for to sail you must sleep in your special bed.