Song Lyric Sunday: Photograph – ‘Old Friends’

“Preserve your memories/They’re all that’s left you” Usually, for Helen’s Song Lyric Sunday challenges I end up going with the first or second title that comes to mind. However, for this week’s theme of ‘picture/photograph’ I had to delve down to number four on my list. Number one was ‘Photograph’ by Ringo Starr; if that’s…

One-Liner Wednesday: Past The Halfway Mark

“You and I have memories/longer than the road that lies ahead”   – ‘Two Of  Us’, by Paul McCartney (credited to Lennon & McCartney), from the album ‘Let It Be’ – – – – – – – Last week’s One-Liner was about the future, so in the interests of editorial balance here’s one about the…

Faire-Le-Dodo (87): What You May Have Missed

Greetings from The Management. As we indicated in the recent post announcing that we were stepping in to rejuvenate Mr Deadhead’s blog, our aim is to keep our readers much more informed about local news – even if we have to make it up ourselves – as it concerns the local expat community. As Deaders…

One-Liner Wednesday: Forever Young

“I’m an old-age pensioner, not a reincarnation”  – – – – – – – I wish I’d said that. However, British readers may be surprised to know that it was actually Ann Widdecombe (on The Chase Celebrity Special, to be exact). Non-British readers, of course, couldn’t care less. One-Liner Wednesday 3 January 2018  

Sensory overload

Is it me* or is WordPress getting a bit personal, not to say voyeuristic, with this latest instalment of ‘365 Days of Writing Prompts’: “Feed your senses. Write down the first sight, sound, smell and sensation you experienced on waking up today. Pick the one you’re most drawn to and write. (For a bigger challenge,…

A First Time For Everything – Even Repeats

Consider the statement “I must be getting lazy in my old age”. A close reading suggests that there are at least two areas of ambiguity here: Firstly, ‘getting lazy’ implies that I’m not already. That flies in the face of both conventional wisdom and empirical evidence. Secondly, ‘in my old age’ suggests that old age…