Serene Some gentle strains of music could be heard from a window above. It was appealing to step out of the Delhi hubbub and explore. The staircase wound around and led to a silhouetted wine bar. A group of lads sat sharing beers and banter. A couple sat in one corner quietly chatting, perhaps stolen moments together. … Continue reading Serene
via Daily Prompt: Priceless A few ideas popped up in my head for this fantastic daily Word Prompt : The moment I realise that I have just managed to capture an elusive moment on my camera. 'Transparent' - an Amazon original drama - 'real' characters and family stories, cinematically filmed, an evocative title track, and … Continue reading ‘Just Priceless’
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.
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
via Daily Prompt: Tea A nice strong cup of tea is just the job. If I am lucky enough for someone else to make it, I ask for a builder's brew and in Britain, people usually know what you mean. Usually I make my own and I call it 'English' tea and I never have … Continue reading Builder’s Brew and Chai
via Daily Prompt: Fragrance Fragrance has incredible power over us. It can trigger memories and take us straight back to a time and place, long forgotten. It can make us feel elated, attracted, attractive, sad or repulsed. It is a, not-so-silent, back drop to our daily life. A reader's sense of smell can be evoked through writing, to take them … Continue reading Fragrance