Category Archives: Post a day

Aug 14

Lip Reading

Today’s research led me into the world of lip reading and an amazing puzzle created in 1914. Too late for my Emily to refer to, but useful for my purposes The photograph was taken just as each boy starts to pronounce his name. And yes, you can tell which boy is which – just by […]

Burning Down the House 30/1

The house is burning down. All humans and animals are safe. What would I take? 5 items. My laptop. It has the latest draft of the  work in progress, odds and sods for books as yet unwritten, and drafts of the others in their just before publication state.  Why? I’m with Gwendolyn from The Importance […]

Through the Window 29/1

I’m breaking the rules with this one. It said, look through the window for a full minute and write about what you’ve seen. I had no time to stand and stare today.  A five period day. In three rooms. Doesn’t sound difficult until you realise you go d10, e6, d10, e6. Meeting over the otherside […]

Ode to a Playground 28/1

As a navy brat, born 25 years after the end of WW2, my playground consisted of gun emplacements, pillboxes,  mysteriously short narrow guage tracks which petered into undergrowth; large swaiths of concrete and other debris  that littered the south coast. I remember vividly one weekend, there was a cycling race, and we were at a […]

Jan 17

In a crisis 17/1

How do I respond in a crisis? If the crisis is my fault, I tell myself off and sleep badly ’til it’s over. If the crisis is caused by incompetence, I get angry. If the crisis involves children, I don’t rest until I find a solution. If the crisis involves missing my favourite tv programme, […]

Jan 16

Toot Your Horn 16/1

The best bit about me? According to the cat. My lap.

Polite Company 15/1

It’s not a good idea to discuss religion and politics. Oh I don’t know. If the people discussing such things are open minded. If they are studying it at school, college, university… then I would say “bring it on”. If their minds are closed, entrenched in dogma? Then I would say no. Forget it. For […]