COOKING, DAILY WORD PROMPT, Life, Travel

If you are vegetarian, look away now …

I've got about twenty horse rugs to go and repair, wrap and ultimately deliver to eager clients whose horses are not naked, but wearing their 'spares'.   The pressure I feel upon my shoulders I have placed there myself, as there are approx 180 in the queue behind these twenty, waiting to be washed, proofed… Continue reading If you are vegetarian, look away now …

Fiction, Travel, Writing

Create your piece, and find your peace 🌸

So I can finally sit and share with you a little from my first experience of a RNA meeting (Romantic Novelists Association). I had the most inspiring two hours in a conference room in Park Place, St James Street. Set up in the UK some years ago - the Romantic Novelists Association which has a… Continue reading Create your piece, and find your peace 🌸

FAMILY LIFE, Travel

Breakfast at Tiffany’s

One of my favourite films... Audrey's Holly Golightly was so forward-thinking for the time, using her charms to maintain her chosen lifestyle for a while ... and what a gem was George Peppard's character. If you recall he did not judge but befriended in a kind and funny manner while maintaining alpha properties; that's an… Continue reading Breakfast at Tiffany’s

DAILY WORD PROMPT, FAMILY LIFE, Travel

The streets are paved with purple nails 💜

I've always loved nice nails. Today I've had them painted purple. Having had horses in my life from my early twenties for the following quarter century, I knew what having broken chipped nails at the end of chapped hands felt like. It wasn't girly. They were the hands of hard work. But I welcome the… Continue reading The streets are paved with purple nails 💜

FAMILY LIFE, Travel, Writing

24 hours with Viola won’t cost you $1,000,000

But it might leave you peckish if you haven't had breakfast... Nothing like a Shell garage heated-too-quickly snack to fill a hole, and burn the roof of your mouth. What is it about the sanctuary of your own car as a teensy place to sit and contemplate stuff? Builders en route to work, wearing the… Continue reading 24 hours with Viola won’t cost you $1,000,000

DAILY WORD PROMPT, Travel, WELLBEING, Writing

Aim high, but remember your breathing apparatus

Travel posts from bloggers provide us with unique experiences of different parts of the world from individual points of view, and this I love.   However, I found a site today while perusing short story competitions - about which I would like to start thinking - and must share the link with you. By Friday… Continue reading Aim high, but remember your breathing apparatus

FAMILY LIFE, Travel, WELLBEING

18 or 48

My small boy who weighed 8lb 11oz at birth turns 18 at the end of this month. That same small boy who used to squeeze himself into a yard bucket aged around 4, was a spindly thing yet athletic and brave. Always smiling, happy in company or with his own (*goes off to find photo*).… Continue reading 18 or 48

FAMILY LIFE, Travel, WELLBEING, Writing

Silver drops and fountains of strength…

I was disappointed to wake on the Sunday in Milan to discover I was wearing only one of my earrings. I had bought them specifically for my trip and I only wear silver. "What a shame." Said my travelling companion supportively as we shuffled around the apartment nursing sore heads and making cups of restorative… Continue reading Silver drops and fountains of strength…

DAILY WORD PROMPT, FAMILY LIFE, Travel

Cathedrals and vineyards… (#wordprompt)

I don't do travel blogs. I leave those to the experts who know answers to questions like "what time does that open?" ... and ... "how much is the tram?". "I know narthing" said - coincidentally - in an Italian (or was it Spanish?) accent I believe. Who the hell was that? Manuel from 'Faulty… Continue reading Cathedrals and vineyards… (#wordprompt)