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Another one :)

Has it really been a week since the last prompt? Okay…here’s one for today  . . .

Memories

Hope it brings some good ones 🙂

It’s that time of the year

Today’s writing prompt:

It’s beginning to look a lot like . . .

When I was very young, I thought everyone’s Christmas must have been celebrated in the same way!

Now, I know differently, of course, but also my Christmases have changed a lot over the years.

What does Christmas look like to you?

Jingle Bells

Today’s writing prompt:

Christmas.

Yes, I know most of you are rolling your eyes each time you go into a shop and see the overwhelming displays that arrive earlier and earlier each year, but . . . it is time to send off Christmas submissions. Poems, stories, articles, fillers. All very welcome 🙂

Hard copy please – Positive Words magazine, PO Box 798, Heathcote 3523, Victoria, Australia.

Waylaid

Today’s writing prompt:

Something happened along the way . . .

A few years ago a lady rang me to say she wanted to buy an item I had advertised for sale and would be at my house in about an hour. She turned up four days later and seemed very surprised when I mentioned that I’d thought she was coming earlier and must have changed her mind. She didn’t give an explanation but I’ve always wondered . . .

On this day…

Today’s prompt . . .

On this day ten years ago, she was . . .

What were you doing ten years ago?

Knit one, purl one

Today’s prompt . . .

Knit one, purl one.

Hope this prompt will inspire you for the Positive Words magazine April Mini-competition – mini themes 2014

or another story, poem, article or memory.

For me, I’m remembering sitting in my Nan’s back room with the sun streaming in the window as she taught me my first stitches. What patience she must have had!

But . . . the miles/kilometres of yarn I’ve knitted and purled since then have been worth every dropped stitch 🙂

Precious memories

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The cricket oval at Barham, NSW, with its new white picket fence 🙂

Yesterday I travelled to Koondrook and Barham with my Mum and Dad, to visit some of Dad’s cousins. We enjoyed a delicious lunch at the Barham Club and it was wonderful to listen to everyone reminisce. One cousin I hadn’t seen since I was a sixteen-year-old exchange student in New Zealand – he was living in Auckland at the time and we met up after a lady who worked with my host ‘mother’ realized I had the same surname as the Aussie her cousin had married. For a homesick teenager it was wonderful to visit a family member and see an amazing family resemblance so far away, even though we’d never met before that.

I now have a pile of family history papers, documents and details and we are hoping I can connect a few more dots.

And, it has reinforced my commitment to writing down family stories and interesting snippets . . . who knows who might want to read them one day 🙂

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