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Archive for June, 2012

And the band played…

 

Today’s prompt…

Another photo from Renmark, South Australia. I love band rotundas. You can almost hear the band warming up πŸ™‚

Fuel for Writing

Today’s prompt…

Well known to Australian writers, the Tim Tam is a chocolate-coated chocolate biscuit filled with chocolate cream (the original-Β there are some new variations, too). Perfect for celebrating success, comforting rejection and fuel to keep you going on your next project πŸ™‚

I could name one or a thousand other alternatives and my favourite depends on weather, mood, and mostly, availability πŸ™‚

Much too early in the day for chocolate for me – this is my second attempt at trying to get the prompt on-line. Now I’m off for a healthy breakfast πŸ™‚

Renmark

Today’s prompt…

We passed through beautiful Renmark on our way home from Gawler on Monday and stopped to stretch our legs and give April and Jasper a walk. I love the sign for the town centre and the riverside park in the afternoon sun was perfect to re-charge our batteries πŸ™‚ We’ll be back . . .

A Spanner in the Works

Today’s prompt…

Although in real life we’d rather do without them, every story needs a spanner in the works, or a little conflict, to make it interesting πŸ™‚

Heading in the Right Direction

Today’s prompt…

Although the GPS voice gets very annoying at times (and most agitated when you dare to veer off-course to sight-see πŸ™‚ ), it is handy to know you are going in the right direction when you are a long way from home.

Wouldn’t it be great to have a ‘Writing GPS’ to let us know we’re on the ‘write’ track with our novels, stories and poems? For some that’s the role of critique groups or trusted pre-readers and although sometimes the critics can sound as iritating as the GPS lady, we need to take it all on board and re-assess our direction.Β But, always remember that just like the GPS, the critics don’t know everything and sometimes you have to go with your own judgement or gut feeling πŸ™‚

Knit One, Purl One

Today’s prompt…

In my spare time I usually have a pair of knitting needles in my hands (when I’m not sewing, crocheting or gardening), especially when sitting in the passenger seat on a drive, long or short, and while watching television.Β It’s amazing how many rows I can get done even when we just drive into town. For more than 30 years, I’ve been making baby booties and selling them at markets, and of recent times, Ebay. I’m not going to make a fortune any time soon but it does keep my hands busy and it was a big help paying for my children’s extras when they were young and I raised them alone for many years. These days it means I can put a little away to save for a special project . . .hopefully a Yellow Mitsubishi Lancer some time in the not-too-distant-future πŸ™‚

My kids grew up listening to just wait till I finish the row, and Rod is now well used to hearing it! Late last night we returned from Gawler, South Australia, after leaving late Friday night and driving through the night, to visit my daughter and her partner. It’s a long way to go (740kms) to spend only two days but always well worth it. Mobile phones and emails are great but never enough!

I got some great photos too, perfect for upcoming prompts πŸ™‚

Clothes Pegs

Today’s prompt . . .

While the washing dries you can . . . write a poem, add a paragraph to your short story or novel, jot down some new ideas . . . or, submit that poem/story πŸ™‚

 

 

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