Share Your World 2-17-2020 — sparksfromacombustiblemind

I will post four or five different questions each week for you to answer. There are two ways which you can participate. Create a SYW post. Then post the link to your blog in my comment box or, alternatively, leave your answers in the comments box of my blog. To make it easy for others […] How can someone win a gold star (i.e. win … Continue reading Share Your World 2-17-2020 — sparksfromacombustiblemind

Fandango's February Expressions

Fandango’s February Expressions #19 Don’t bite the hand that feeds you.

Of course I know as well as the next person that “Don’t bite the hand that feeds you” means don’t harm someone who treats you well. Reading this, however, as today’s topic took me back into the mists of time and I remembered an incident that illustrated today’s expression quite literally. Some thirty years ago, I had a dog called Napoleon. He was one of … Continue reading Fandango’s February Expressions #19 Don’t bite the hand that feeds you.

Fandango's February Expressions

Fandango’s February Expressions #17– A stitch in time saves nine.

I have always been dead scared of the dentist, hacving failed to overcome my childhood phobia of the drill. You would think that this fear would keep me away from the dentist’s chair as much as possible. Strangely enough, it is my phobia that makes me rush to the dental surgery as soon as I develop the tiniest cavity. I believe that this saves me … Continue reading Fandango’s February Expressions #17– A stitch in time saves nine.

FF E #9 — Let bygones be bygones

    A conversation with my weighing machine “You have always been against me. Whether I stress eat in difficult times Or eat to surfeit in celebration, You have never shared my joys and sorrows. Always showing extra pounds, You have no compassion. But despite your past behaviour I am willing to give you another chance. I will let bygones be bygones If you agree … Continue reading FF E #9 — Let bygones be bygones

Fandango's February Expressions

FFE#10 — Barking up the wrong tree.

    ” I am always optimistic Positive, enthusiastic, inspired; Nothing can get me down. If you think you can discourage me, Or Or depress me with your criticism, Dude ! You’re barking up the wrong tree.”     Written for: Fandango’s February Expressions #10 — This, That, and The Other Barking up the wrong tree Each day during the month of February, at around … Continue reading FFE#10 — Barking up the wrong tree.

What do you see # 16 “You have big shoes to fill !”

You may have seen in many situations, that a new person who is replacing someone in a position is faced with a lot of expectations. The newcomer is constantly measured up against the predecessor and often (if only out of loyalty) found wanting. “You have big shoes to fill ” is a refrain that you sometimes hear too often. It is intimidating and discouraging. Although … Continue reading What do you see # 16 “You have big shoes to fill !”

Share Your World 2-10-2020

I will post four or five different questions each week for you to answer. There are two ways which you can participate. Create a SYW post. Then post the link to your blog in my comment box or leave your answers in the comments box of my blog. To make it easy for others to […] via Share Your World 2-10-2020 — sparksfromacombustiblemind Questions: Do you … Continue reading Share Your World 2-10-2020

Fandango's February Expressions

Fandango’s February Expressions #8 A watched pot never boils.

Expressions, adages and proverbs are passed down over the years . They are usually communicaed as they are verbally from generation to generation. When written down in literature they become immortal. Some, like”All is well that ends well” are quite clear in their meaning. Others, like today’s example “A watched pot never boils” are, in my opinioon, open to interpretation. One way of seeing this … Continue reading Fandango’s February Expressions #8 A watched pot never boils.

Five Things- 5 Things that I would like to see more of in today’s world

1.Smiles   2.Kindness   3.Gratitude   4.Patience     5.Courtesy   These are 5 Things that I would love to see more of in today’s World. Written for :Five Things-– a prompt by Sadje of KeepItAlive Images courtesy unsplash.com   https://wp.me/paf3ao-6fY Continue reading Five Things- 5 Things that I would like to see more of in today’s world

What do you see? Mushrooms

Does this picture inspire you to write something? Image credit; Flickr   Mushrooms and rainbows are equally rare in my part of the world. This confers on them an almost magical impression. Maybe they seem magical to me because I grew up on a surfeit of Enid Blyton ‘s stories. Fairies, pixies, elves and goblins live in mushrooms in her stories. If I remember correctly, … Continue reading What do you see? Mushrooms