Who Won the Week (3 January 2021)

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.


Okay, we’ve all done silly things when we were drunk, right?

My winner this week is 30-year-old Thomas Dodds, from Staffordshire, UK, who spent one evening while furloughed getting drunk and watching a music video.

The evening, maintains Mr Dodds, is something of a blur. However, when official paperwork subsequently dropped through his letterbox, he discovered that he had changed his name… to Celine Dion!

Life through the Lens (3 January 2021)

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

Another arty shot from a holiday, this time in the town of Riquewihr, in the Alsace region of France. There were plenty of fountains about the place, since the town is only a stone’s throw from the Rhine, and the is surrounded by hillsides full of vines. This was also the home of what was, at the time, a unique phenomenom – a year-round Christmas shop. No wonder I stayed outside!

Only Trying to Help

inspired by Fandango’s One Word Challenge (FOWC) of 3 January 2021, avoid.

After shrinking her jumper, I fled,
I could see there was trouble ahead,
In a bid to avoid,
My missus, annoyed,
I splet rest ot the day in the shed.