Sit back and smile!
Sit back and smile!
A lady from Plymouth I know
she lived in a tent on the Hoe
just under the lighthouse
she built a new shitehouse*
and charged folk a penny to go
*Also known as a shithouse. Generally means an outside toilet.
Music to make you smile – thanks to Jim Adams.
Emile Waldteufel’s famous composition from 1882 is known in English as ‘The Skaters’ Waltz’. It was inspired by the sight of Parisians skating on the frozen Seine river. Waldteufel wrote over 200 works, but this is the piece he is best remembered for and this is one of the most famous wintery pieces in classical […]
A lady from Nottingham said
I’ve a terrible pain in my head
I was shot by a sparrow
with a huge arrow
and now I’m apparently dead
After reading all the terrible reviews of the Cats (2019) film, Daisy, my British Shorthair princess, would like it to be known that, although she auditioned for one of the leading roles, she was rejected for being too beautiful!
She thinks she’ll have to ponder a little and, of course, the best way to do that is to snooze.
My cousin Kevin worked at Kew
he kept the kale well clipped
He couldn’t cut too closely though
in case his clippers slipped
He used a cutlass on the grass
as sharp as sharp could be
A fact that he regretted much
as he sliced through his knee
Regardless, Kevin hopped around
but fell and banged his head
He rolled across the grass and then
he rolled into the bed
Alas poor Kevin is no more
succumbed to cuts too many
And if you want another verse
Well tough, there are not any!
It’s time again, for Kat Myrman’s wonderful challenge, to write a story, inspired by her picture prompt, in 280 characters or fewer.
Here is this week’s prompt and my contribution.
Check out all the fabulously creative entries here and, if you’ve never had a go, why not try a story of your own? You may surprise yourself!
The crime had remained unsolved for 40 years.
Someone had stolen the largest ballpen, as verified in the Guinness Book of World Records.
They’d left the shaft and ink sleeve propped against the Eiffel tower.
Now the giant ball had been found. Hidden in plain sight all these years!
My camel is really quite small
because he has no humps at all
He can’t store lots of water
the way that he oughta
so buys his supplies at a stall
Guess the name of my camel?
(that’s twice in 4 weeks that I’ve used oughta)
Well, I didn’t expect to be back so soon with this, but I so enjoyed the first Smile time that I had to discover just where those children lived.
They are from Podersdorf am See, a small market town in Austria with a population of only about 2,500. They are very near to the Slovakia and Hungary borders, so my guess at East European was pretty accurate.
They have what appears to be a fantastic primary school with a fine musical tradition, and here they are, with my Smile time #2, singing “Good Morning, Did you sleep well? I love the anticipation of the percussionists!
There are many things in life that make me smile, and I like to smile! It is so much easier than frowning, or grimacing.
I have decided to, occasionally, pass things on that I happen across that have made me smile. The first is something that I included in a comment on Colleen Brown’s lovely blog, The Chatter Blog. If you’ve never read any of Colleen’s words, or seen her delightful drawings, I can guarantee that you will find many a smile amongst her wise words and insightful sketches.
So, without further ado, here is my very first Smile time! The Ging Gang Goolie song.
It’s a gibberish song, widely spread around the world and popular among Scouts and Girl Guides as a campfire “round”. Originally Scandinavian. Sounds as though these are East European children. I bet you smiled!
The Journey Home
Living slow and eating well.
Writing, the Universe and whatever occurs to me
Here and now, with all of it.
Edinburgh author of the Zander Trilogy
Stu[pidity] on Stareoids
Kickin' it behind the Eight ball
Write about what you don't know about what you know. ― Eudora Welty
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Be authentic ~ Be creative ~ Be love
Diana R Zimmerman
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When a woman tells the truth she is creating the possibility for more truth around her. Adrienne Rich
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