A True story A tropical hotel with a pool and a family on holiday. Mum's reliant on seven-year-old Meeva, to watch younger sister, Jenny, as they play. It's their custom back home. With Meeva’s help, two-year-old Jenny takes her soft toys for a swim. As Meeva swims laps, Jenny silently slips to the bottom.… Continue reading Street Smart is not Pool smart -Flash Non-Fiction
Sadly, all good things come to an end. After four years, and hundreds of posts across the blogosphere, Friendly Friday Challenge will soon be closing down. Gooseberry It has been great, blogosphere, but its time to move on. The current Friendly Friday team have been unable to find anyone keen to take over administering the… Continue reading Closing Down the Friendly Friday Challenge
The blogosphere has some of the nicest people. Is it our interest in writing that fosters this convivial atmosphere? This week the Friendly Friday Challenge is collaborating with Frank from Beach Reflections, whose contemplative posts are beautifully written. With my images, he has formulated a thoughtful post on Shapes, one that gives me much joy… Continue reading Friendly Friday Photo Challenge – Shapes and Beach Walk Reflections Collaboration
I opt to travel by train if I can. Not only is it easier on the body, but it's also a great way to see the countryside from a different angle and meet some fascinating characters. Tourists waiting for the Norway in the Nutshell Flamsbåna train By and large, railway passengers enjoy chatting with others… Continue reading Friendly Friday Challenge – Trains, Tales and Tall Stories
I was contextually reading about the 1800's, in Munster, Ireland, when I came across this: As part of the British colony, it [Munster], provided grain, meat and linens for booming English cities, while its own citizens faced poverty and sometimes starvation. This was particularly acute in the remote regions of Munster, where most families were… Continue reading Friendly Friday Challenge – Unique Treats
Get ready for the start of Friendly Friday Blog Challenges for 2022. The popular challenge returns with new prompts sure to inspire.