I had this random thought that I have done a few things in my life that the average person will never experience. I thought I would write a post entitled:
“Ten things I’ve done that you probably haven’t.” It developed a little like this:
Ten Eleven Twelve Thirteen Fourteen Fifteen Sixteen Seventeen Eighteen Nineteen Twenty things I’ve done that you probably haven’t
I arranged them in reverse alphabetical order, just for the sake of it! Then I thought of an added one, or four. So, here we have:
Some things I’ve done that you probably haven’t
- Travelled down the Rhine on a Duck
- Transferred between Royal Naval ships at sea by Jackstay
- Transferred between Royal Naval ships at sea by helicopter
- Spent time in a prison cell
- Sat in a Harrier Jump Jet
- Rowed in a coxed 4 at sea
- Regularly travelled to work by helicopter
- Qualified as a helicopter handling marshall
- Played bugle and drums in a Cadet Force band
- Helped to spy on Russian spies
- Helped to open a Playboy Club, with no women, in Bahrain
- Handled, and repaired Enigma machines
- Gassed hundreds of people, some several times
- Fallen out of the top of an oak tree
- Driven a tank
- Crawled under the Queen’s bed
- Crash landed a glider
- Been underwater in a submarine
- Been inside a radome
- Been in the impact area of High explosive shells
- Been an unpaid tourist guide
- Been totally alone on an island
- Been a sound engineer for The Gibraltar Song Festival
- Been a cave guide
All of these were achieved before the age of 40 but, if you have a large outstanding bucket list, do not despair, it is never too late!
I must admit that there is an amount of poetic licence involved, but where that is will only be revealed as I expand on each tale.
No state secrets will be revealed during the making of these blogs.
You may be waiting a while!
BUT I’M ALREADY HERE!
What, awful punctuation there is upon, the screen?
Its’ often very difficult to know just, what they mean
They must; have been to school and: such
If not they Broke the law
Hang on, a bit the screens’ just changed
And now ther’es even more
Apparently my colons in danger of disease.
I thought I only had the one, but anything to please.
There’s hypo this, and hyper that, yet their and there are mixed,
and they’re convinced that all my ills can very soon be fixed.
Forget my moans, my name’s been called, enunciated strongly.
Computer generated speech was used, pronouncing my name wrongly!
I feel unwell!
Kat Myrman has this wonderful challenge to tax our creative souls. Just take her photo prompt and write a story, inspired by it, in 140 characters or fewer.
Here is this week’s prompt and my contribution. Check out all the fabulous entries here.
You may need to enlarge the photo unless you are into GoPro cameras!
The skies were full of hero’s! Prices from £150 up to well over £3,000. Not quite like during the blitz though! They were real heroes.