Who Won the Week (6 September 2020)

I always liked Fandango’s Who Won the Week post, and like to join in with some quirky stories from my own newsfeeds. All from our unique vantage points, the idea is to pick something (a person, organisation, anything) which “won” the week.


A quickie this week. My homage this week is simply to technology. This news clip was dated 1st September 2020, so I guess this incident happened just a couple weeks ago.

How brilliant is this? James Bond, eat your heart out. I mean, the clip says that investigators were skeptical but this was reported in, independently, by two airplanes flying into LAX…

My other possibility this week was a certain elk.

Life through the Lens (6 September 2020)

When my eyesight was still good, I was a bit of an amateur photographer. This is one of mine.

image showing a silhouette of a camera

Last week I introduced Étretat (France) and the Porte d’Aval. Here’s what you get if you look the other way, la Porte d’Amont.

I should have mentioned last week, and you can probably tell by the light, that these shots were taken first thing on a summer’s morning. We would arrive on the ferry at about 8AM, and Étretat was a favourite destination for breakfast. Looks like it’ll be a lovely day!

One Night Stand

That briefest of glances, across darkened space,
Those delicate movements, exuding their grace,
Those exciting eyes, where mischief is lurking,
Ideal respite from a day of working.

Go over and find an excuse to say ‘Hi’,
With strong innuendos, the hours fly by,
All too soon it’s the end of the evening,
“Back to their place?” you hear, disbelieving.

Some more drinks inside, and you’re in the bedroom,
Become ever closer, then passion consumes,
The two of you left feeling interconnected,
The evening turns out not-at-all as expected.

inspired by Fandango’s One Word Challenge (FOWC) of 6 September, 2020, encounter.