Who Won the Week (16 May 2021)

In response to Fandango’s Who Won the Week post, I have been looking at my own newsfeeds.

I’ll warn you, this is quite a long post, but maybe you’d like to ponder the rights and wrongs of this situation?

Last Tuesday, an inquest into an event called the Ballymurphy Massacre, which occurred during The Troubles of Northern Ireland, found that none of the victims had done anything which would have justified their shooting.

It doesn’t sound much, does it? Innocent? But these victims, who were all civilians, were hitherto dismissed as Irish Republican Army (IRA) gunmen. So to their families, it was a big deal, to have their names cleared.

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Reblog: Songshine Sunday #5

Earlier today, my blogging partner KK presented her latest Songshine Sunday post on our blog Songshine Sounds. Feels new-ish, also quite uplifting, I thought.

I hope your Sunday is going A-Okay!

Songshine Sounds

Whether or not there’s sunshine where you are in the world this Sunday, we hope you’ll enjoy a sunny track, and that it uplifts your spirit.

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Life through the Lens (16 May 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

Fireworks are the easiest thing in the world to photograph, you need a remote shutter and a tripod, to keep the camera absolutely still.

The biggest problem is that it is usually a damp, drizzly evening – in the UK our big fireworky celebration is in November, although they’re used at New Year’s too.


inspired by Fandango’s One Word Challenge (FOWC) of of 16 May 2021, laconic.

There once was a writer canonic,
Who adopted a style quite laconic,
But his words began flowing,
And pen began glowing,
Once he knocked back a few gin and tonic.

Prompt image for the Fandango One Word Challenge prompt