Actually, they’ve been and gone . . . yesterday my parents-in-law came for lunch and a pleasant afternoon catching up and solving the world’s problems
My Mother-in-Law gave me the beautiful hen a few weeks ago . . . no reason, she just saw it while browsing in a shop and thought I’d like it. I do Very much!
I’m lucky, Noeline and Don are wonderful but over the years I’ve written quite a few stories and poems about very scary In-laws!
One of the very first poems I wrote in a writing group was about a particularly scary M-I-L. It certainly wasn’t Shakespeare but everyone laughed. Years later I met one of the ladies from that group who told me she still had a copy and it still made her laugh. I was thrilled.
In-Laws are a great inspiration for writing . . . if you have a story or poem, do send it in :) (Positive Words magazine, PO Box 798, Heathcote 3523, Victoria)
Appropriate for the upcoming October issue PET theme . . . Bella, Elijah and Eilidh’s dog who will be staying while they visit Scotland
Lots of rain through the night and lots of visitors
Later today Nathaniel, Chau and Jackie leave for home . . . the house is going to seem very quiet!
I know I’ve posted a photo of my Magpie visitors before. They are getting cheekier and visit up to TEN times a day, calling out if I don’t notice them waiting and often hovering over April and Jasper’s pen in case they score a crumb or two. I studied our bird book and I’m pretty sure these two are male and female, so perhaps we’ll have lots more vistors soon
NaNoWriMo update: This will sound like one of those excuses but truly our power went out yesterday afternoon at 3 o’clock and wasn’t restored until 2am. My ageing computer battery doesn’t give me much time away from power but I managed to hand write several pages by candlelight once we realised the first estimated restoration at 7pm had changed to 10pm, and then again even later. Fortunately I did add about 700 words earlier in the day but I’ve got lots of re-typing to do today, if I can decipher my writing
This weekend we have my son Elijah and his girlfriend Eilidh visiting with their dog Bella But the sign comes from my daughter’s house.
Every day we are visited by a growing number of Magpies hoping we will throw them some crumbs. Often some at the back door and a couple more at the front.
Fortunately, no swoopers and they do sing beautifully for their supper