Life through the Lens (25 July 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
A photo of some fireworks exploding

Relieved

inspired by Fandango’s One Word Challenge (FOWC) of 25 July 2021, calendar.

While at college my friend was a dandy,
But caught pox one night when feeling randy,
Abstained calendar year,
Till he got the all clear,
Which was good news indeed for his handie.

Back from vacation. More later.


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Reblog: Songshine Sunday #14

My partner in crime on Songshine Sounds, KK, posted this mellow John Denver track yesterday. I mean to repost but I got caught up in my own travel arrangements.

I remember John Denver mainly just for being such an easy listen. I guess he was much bigge in the USA but we got him here, without checking I think his biggest hit was Annie’s Song.

Still sounds silky smooth.

Songshine Sounds

Graphig for the Songshine Sunday post

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.


Perhaps no song expresses the power of a sunny day more than American singer-songwriterJohn Denver’s Sunshine on My Shoulders.” The song was originally released in 1971 onPoems, Prayers & Promises, and went to number one on theBillboardHot 100chart in the U.S. in early 1974.

There’s been little sunshine here in Munich so far this summer, and so this song just felt right today as I travel towards sunnier places. Enjoy!

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Who Won the Week (18 July 2021)

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

This is a story very much in progress, so I’m not sure whether I’m talking about someone who won the week or who lost it.

Let me tell you about my odyssey.

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Life through the Lens (18 July 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

I just liked this town. it reminds me of my frequent cycling trips to France – this is called Arromanches, in Normandy, right by the D-Day beaches. Arromanches was known in its own right for being the site of an artificial Mulberry harbour, which the allies used to disembark men and materiel before they captured any proper harbours in France, and its remnants can still be seen a little way out to sea today.

A photo of Arromanches in Normandy

This is not a remarkable image but it was appropriate to run alongside the news that I will hopefully be visiting Arromanches once again for the second half of the week.

I will have some devices with me but have no idea whether there will be time, wi-fi or willpower to be active on WordPress. My planned posts are already scheduled, I hope to read some of yours, but I have no specific plans to write spontaneously while I am there.

I’ll say more this evening.

Spick and Span

inspired by Fandango’s One Word Challenge (FOWC) of 18 July 2021, thorough.

A street-cleaner friend from Alsace,
Kept his home looking spotless, first class,
Meticulous, thorough,
As he tidied the borough,
Then at night slept with broom up his ass.


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Of All He Surveys

inspired by Fandango’s One Word Challenge (FOWC) of 17 July 2021, realm.

Touring kingdom, king passed by some trees
Breathed in pollen and gave a great sneeze
His knees started to swell,
Then he let out a yell,
He had come down with Dutch Realm Disease.

Dutch Elm Disease is a fungus which attacks mainly elm trees, often with fatal consequences. It gets around, spreading through both Europe and North America, although it is thought to have originated in Asia. It only acquired the name Dutch because it was first pinpointed by Dutch botanists in the 1920s.


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Dragging It Out

This is my response to the Flashback Track Friday prompt, where we were given Got To Give It Up by Marvin Gaye and challenged to:

Write about something that you need to give up.
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