Sorry for the delay, the laptop issue is back. I thought I had solved it by buying a new power cable but the issue is back. I feel I now need to purchase a new machine. That will have to wait a we while. I'll be back to not book and pen for a while only to type up when the machine allows. Sad times.
I had to say goodbye to the old apple tree today. The loppers and saw came out and down she came. It is a shame but some horrid disease got into the bark which has caused her to die. She gave such good apples – they will be missed this year. I always feel sad when a tree dies; it is like its spirit has left to find pastures new. That only leaves me with: A silver birch, birch, holly, William’s pear, mock cherry, variegated fir, Mulberry and a Sweet Chestnut. You could say that I was a tree fan, but I've also got many shrubs and at this time of year they are all demanding attention.
Work has been busy and it set to be even busier over the next month. I hope to rise to the challenge and not disappear under it!
With the English summer coming to an end, still hoping for a September scorcher, but fear a September squelch.
This week’s prompts are to inspire a piece of poetry or short story. Below are four starting points, but you can use this as a catalyst to trigger something or use it as the first opening words.
1. What was in Aunt Ethel’s under-the-stair cupboard?
2. Are you really going to eat that!
3. The cellar door slammed shut plunging them into darkness...
4. The smile danced on her lips as she stepped out of her towel and under the ice cold waters from the waterfall.
Have fun and go on, get writing.