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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!

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“To bee or not to bee…..”

I can still remember those long lazy summer days of my childhood. The afternoons were hot and sultry, but oh so long. They were so long that we would run out of books to read or games to play. We were accustomed to thinking up new amusements of our own but sometimes our ingenuity ran dry leaving us bored from lack of things to do. … Continue reading “To bee or not to bee…..”

Fandango's Provocative Question # FPQ

FPQ#41: “The past is always tense, the future perfect.”

Today’s FPQ posed by Fandango is a quote from author Zadie Smith “The past is always tense, the future perfect.” Fandango elaborates on this quote by saying that we sometimes have a negative perception of the future. I beg to differ. Most people have a selective memory of the past and remember it as being better than it actually was. You can find literature full … Continue reading FPQ#41: “The past is always tense, the future perfect.”

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Recipe for Friendship

Dedicated to all the friends that I have made on WordPress: A lasting friendship has simple ingredients Mutual trust and understanding Shared interests and experiences Zero tolerance for sarcasm and snide remarks.       Written for these word prompts: FOWC with Fandango – snide Daily Addictions —–– zero Word of the Day — friendship   Image by <a href=”https://pixabay.com/users/geralt-9301/?utm_source=link-attribution&amp;utm_medium=referral&amp;utm_campaign=image&amp;utm_content=3382503″>Gerd Altmann</a> from <a href=”https://pixabay.com/?utm_source=link-attribution&amp;utm_medium=referral&amp;utm_campaign=image&amp;utm_content=3382503″>Pixabay</a&gt; Continue reading Recipe for Friendship

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With due apology to all dieters:

Diet is a four letter word That invariably spells trouble. When I see a dieter coming I am quick to take flight, Before I am forced To hear the virtues Of the Atkins Diet, The South Beach Diet, The Paleo Diet, Or the Keto Diet. Diets galore and Diets ad nauseum. When the simplest solution Is to eat less and exercise more.   Written for … Continue reading With due apology to all dieters:

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Laughter is the best medicine. Joy is the best therapy.

I feel so sorry for the cynic. His cup is always half empty. If people are nice to him he suspects ulterior motives. When they are not nice, he feels persecuted. Rainbows, sunsets, spring flowers, Kindness, grattitude, compassion. He lets them all slide past Without appreciating their beauty. Cynicism does not let him enjoy his life And sinks him into a morass of despair. Eventually … Continue reading Laughter is the best medicine. Joy is the best therapy.

FOWC with Fandango — House

Today’s prompt made me think of several stories and novels I have read that have the word “house” in their title. 1.The Doll’s House by Katherine Mansfield This is a story about schoolchildren on the surface. It is actually a social commentary that highlights class distinction and discrimonation.   2. Crooked House by Agatha Christie One of my favourite Christies, it portrays an eccentric family … Continue reading FOWC with Fandango — House

An Urban Cacophony

cacophony A stream of cars Horns honking, radios blaring. Newspaper hawkers Shouting the days headlines. A cement mixer, Churning to repair a road. A fire engine Clangs en route to a fire. A siren wails, Signalling an ambulance. A mob gathers Shouting political slogans. Always some noise Suggesting panic and urgency. Such are the Sounds, Of an urban cacophony! Written for FOWC with Fandango– cacophony … Continue reading An Urban Cacophony