I was able to take out a few days (and also enjoy some superficial delights through indulgence in cocktails and food) on a couple of islands set in the idyllic Saronic Gulf in Greece. Travelling to the Islands It is fascinating that vehicles (other than waste lorries) are not allowed on Hydra, so the only … Continue reading Superficial Delights: Chilling in the Sun
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 Daily Prompt: Critical Jack had a critical mother and the impact of this on his entire life, slowly became clear to Lucy. His mother would never have accepted that this dynamic was at play, nor that the comfort and warmth she had provided him from childhood, did little to outweigh her toxic effects on … Continue reading Critical Mother
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 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 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