via Photo Challenge: Corner Last year I received an exciting invitation to the wedding of a friend I had met in Greece, several years earlier. I had seen her every year since then, at the end of each summer, when we visited a favourite spot amongst the Dodecanese Islands. She spoke Spanish, Greek and a … Continue reading A magical corner of the world
via Daily Prompt: Visceral Visceral seems to be the word of the moment. It is freely used to describe any experience, for example a good film or a piece of music, that had an impact and the speaker often puts a fist to their solar plexus for emphasis. I had a truly visceral experience at … Continue reading Hold on to your viscera!
via Photo Challenge: Ooh, Shiny! (There seems to have been a glitch and my original writing accompanying the photograph has disappeared. I will try to re-write it from memory but it is not easy trying to recreate spontaneity.) Photographs used in iconic posters have made a lasting impression on me. We used to … Continue reading Shiny…and not so much.
via Daily Prompt: Trance With the Daily Prompt, sometimes the suggested word floats around for a few days before landing on an idea. Sometimes I go with the first theme that pops up. Trance took me immediately to how I feel when I write. It is a journey in a time-machine of the mind, crossed … Continue reading Trance
via Photo Challenge: Elemental Elemental is a profound word that conjures up so many images. I found this set of my photographs taken on a road trip in 2010, around the west coast of America. The stone sculpture was sitting amongst fragments of rock weathered by the elements over millennia. The roadside shot was taken during … Continue reading Elemental Art, Erosion and Recycling
via Daily Prompt: Glaring Last month we made last minute plans to pop into London by train and see a show. It dawned on me that something extraordinary was going on and it turned out to be The Pride march 2017. I avoid crowds, generally, but found myself overwhelmed and carried away by the collective … Continue reading Glaring Prejudice
I was lucky and managed to fit in a walk by the Thames, in Berkshire, today. I captured some riverside shots and contrasting textures were everywhere. I particularly liked the heavy metalwork, all painted in exquisite cornflower blue. One could almost feel the domed rivets which were well out of reach. The mini-rhubarb crumble pudding … Continue reading A walk by the river
Satisfaction ... bowl of homemade chicken curry with a roti hot off the press. When I need a proper, full on curry hit I roll up my sleeves and do it myself because it is rare to get that level of satisfaction anywhere else. Few things come close. Spices in Indian cooking evolved from a … Continue reading Satisfaction is a …
via Daily Prompt: Lust I was wondering whether to post under the prompt of Pest or Lust and went for Lust, although I could have written this under either heading. I was inspired to write having just commented on an article on WordPress Reader this morning (Five Questions...link below). I commented '... writers are truly … Continue reading Daily Prompt: Lust