Category: Real Life

Assuming an Assumption

“Always asssume that all assumptions are wrong!” ~ unknowntalking heads cropped

The midweek Word-prompt on Weekly Prompts, the site I share with GC is Assumption, and when we discussed this word I assumed I would find it difficult to write about, let alone find a way to include the word.

Such a foolish assumption, it’s like saying I have nothing to talk about when in fact I can talk for England! Read More…

When

Bed imageSpam is a waste of the receivers’ time, and, a waste of the sender’s optimism.
― Mokokoma Mokhonoana, The Confessions of a Misfit

WHEN – When you don’t want to get out of bed, but you need something to do when you’re sitting there.

At 07:15 AM my bedroom was lamp-lit and cosy, I’d been awake for just over an hour. The howling wind, combined with the heavy rain that was bouncing off my window made me reluctant to leave my warm and comfortable bed, so I crawled over it and poured a second mug of coffee.

I’d already checked my WP e-mail account, and my Reader, I’d made my comments, and I’d clicked Like. I’d also browsed Houzz and viewed those grand houses with their stunning makeovers.

I picked up my iPad again – How interesting that even at this hour my newly published scheduled post had received twenty visitors from India!

The penny soon dropped, and I logged into the WP Dashboard and checked the Spam folder. Read More…

Junking

The joy of junking comes not only from a great find, but also from that moment when you figure out how to breathe new life into an old piece.” ~ Unknown.

This weekend the photo challenge from GC’s and my site Weekly Prompts is JUNK.

This is my own response to the challenge.

Each month I browse the IT magazine section in the newsagents and choose the one that appears to be the most interesting. This month I chose ‘WebUser’, mainly because of the recycling ideas.

When I’m due a mobile phone upgrade (cell phone) I normally hang on to the old one; it’s  a second browser, a spare camera, or an audio recording device.

What you do with your old equipment, do you find another use or is it simply junk?

Earlier this week, youngest daughter Sophie (pictured below) and I spent an enjoyable hour or so wandering around Decoporium, an underground junk shop. The shop is situated in the Thorp Arch Retail Park, not far from Wetherby Racecourse in Yorkshire England and is approximately forty minute’s drive from my home.

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During the Second World War, Thorp Arch was an underground munitions factory supplying the British Army and the Royal Air Force. The factory closed during the 1950s. Read More…