Vestiges of a glorious past.

photo by Watari via Unsplash It was hard to imagine the splendour of this passageway as it had been a hundred years ago : its floor lined by a thick pile carpet, its ceiling hung with a succession of chandeliers that shone on the aristocracy making their way to the ballroom beyond. Now the passageway and the ballroom, like the rest of the castle, were … Continue reading Vestiges of a glorious past.

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A not so pleasant surprise!

“Hurry up, you lot,’said Oscar, the maitre d’ hotel to the chef and his assistants. “Monsieur Jaques will be here in two shakes of a lamb’s tail and you are not ready.” “Do not worry monsieur. The chicken roulade you ordered is ready. So is the salad and the mousse,”reassured the chef, “I will make the sauce for the roulade once the guest is seated. … Continue reading A not so pleasant surprise!

Waiting for a haircut….

Mrs. Sheep and her Lambikin were waiting for the MSU (Mobile Shearing Unit) but Lambikin had butterflies in her tummy as this would be her first time. A fashionably dressed young woman passed by wearing a chunky pullover in a beautiful cable design, quite appropriate for this cold morning. She had styled it with tapered denim jeans, ankle high boots and a handbag on a … Continue reading Waiting for a haircut….

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#SoCS July 20/19 — Frame

I was really irritated by my glasses. Attracted by a new frame I had impulsively ordered two new pairs in different colours. Then I made the further mistake of picking them up from the optician without checking if they fit properly. Casting my irritation aside I picked up the Sunday paper. On weekdays I give newspapers a wide berth but on Sundays I skim though … Continue reading #SoCS July 20/19 — Frame

A Sustainable Celebration

For my parents wedding anniversary, we had a big family picnic on the beach. We pulled out all the stops with the food and the cake. We played games, listened to music and went beachcombing for shells and driftwood. But the best part was that before the party broke up, we collected all the litter in huge trashbags that we had brought with us. This … Continue reading A Sustainable Celebration

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Chinese Whisper

“I am getting married,” Pam said in a hushed voice to her colleague and best buddy, Lynn; “but keep it to yourself for now. Jim and I haven’t even told our parents yet.” “Don’t worry ! I won’t tell anyone,” Lynn reassured her, and later told her neighbour, who told her boyfriend, who told his buddy, who told his girlfriend, who told her sister Anna. … Continue reading Chinese Whisper

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50 Word Thursday # 16–The Gargoyle

Athena passed the gargoyle on her way home from her grandmothers every day. It seemed to watch over the city from its position of vantage. On the eve of the equinox, the city folk were fast asleep. At the stroke of midnight, sudden rustling sounds were heard. Soon, the sky was full of flying monsters. Vampires, ghouls and two headed bats swooped over the rooftops. … Continue reading 50 Word Thursday # 16–The Gargoyle

The Curio Shop 50 Word Thursday #15

 50 Word Thursday # 15   Hosted by Kristian The picture And the words: “Ah! The Wonder House! Can any enter?” – Kim by Rudyard Kipling   The Curio Shop Ah! The Wonder House ! Can any enter? Welcome to the curio shop ! Idols aplenty and statuettes galore: Josticks, incense containers and more A Ming vase, a jade Buddha, a copper urn, Mahogany figurines wait … Continue reading The Curio Shop 50 Word Thursday #15