When I was in my final two years year of Secondary School my school life was hell. Due to size reasons for the core subjects the year was split in two with Six Classes for each of the subjects and divided into ability, so two top groups, two middle and two remedial/bottom, as it had … Continue reading WotD: Penance
Reposting an opening for the Word of the Day Challenge: Tea
“Good afternoon noon sir,” beamed the waiter. “Have you made a reservation?”
“Indeed I have, the name Kesten Grenville.” Grenville said coldly.
The waiter checked his list and located the name on the list. “Oh yes sir, I see you are booked in for afternoon tea. Your guest has already arrived and is seated.”
“So I see,” stated Grenville as he scanned the restaurant.
“My I take your jacket?” Queried the waiter.
“A £12,000 jacket in the hands of a man who styles his hair with brylcream?” Barked Grenville, “I think you know the answer to that. I’m grown man, I think I am capable of having afternoon tea and not spilling it down myself.”
“Very good sir,” said the waiter guiding Grenville to the table. “Is this meeting social or business?”
“Both.” Answered Grenville as he took his seat at the table. “I’ll take a pot of Earl Grey…
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Reblogging as part of the Word of the Day Challenge: Quest
My look at the first season continues with a look at the fifth story in the season: The Keys of Marinus, written by Dalek creator Terry Nation and directed by one-time only Doctor Who director John Gorrie.
For those of you of up on your Doctor Wholore you will have noticed that I skipped story four, Marco Polo, and you probably know the reason why. For those out of the loop, Marco Polo is one the stories that was a victim of the BBC archive purge and no print of the story is known to have survived, an off-air sound track exists but I feel that since the story has no video to accompany the sound I cannot give an accurate and honest examination.
So, Keys of Marinus, is it any good? In short, no. It is the first real turkey of a story and is pretty much a…
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"Just hold it there," said the Artist leveling up the prospective from his stand. He sharpened his pencil with a penknife and started to sketch. "Do you think it will sell?" Asked his model. "You are an exquisite thing my dear," cooed the Artist. "This will be a valuable addition to any collection of beautiful … Continue reading The Artist
Some food related songs (allegedly): Fats Waller: Rump Steak Serenade https://youtu.be/-VhidlqZtKo Stan Kenton and his Orchestra: Shoo Fly Pie and Apple Pan Dowdy https://youtu.be/8uo-LGlo2d8 Dexter Gordon: Cheesecake https://youtu.be/hkyJQcmVtZQ Dexter Gordon: Fried Bananas https://youtu.be/J1lpVguArUQ Word of the Day Challenge: Appetite
In response to the Word of the Day Challenge: Enrapture. This is a repost of “your Daily Word Prompt” of the same word.
When Mrs A informed me she had joined my old theatre group just before Christmas I was amused. She was cast as half of a pantomime cow in the pantomime of that year, which was based on Jack and the Beanstalk but more had an element of The Goodies about it (the giant was played by a guy who was 5ft1 and had the immortal line “there is more to being a giant then size you know”) and as I was working I missed that performance.
I did however see her next play in which she disrobed on stage and while watching it I couldn’t help think, I hope none of her classes are here. I am not sure if they’d feel they were an enraptured or a captured audience….
No this isn't going to a reappropriation of the "Glory Glory, Hallelujah" song (as the Battle Hymn of the Republic is known in some circles) to a Shropshire set of lyrics or anything like that. I was wondering what, if anything, would my personal theme song be? Being a man whose Brain immediately starts running … Continue reading The Battle Hymn of the North Shropshire Sandman
The mourners reached the lublic house in respectable time, Mum had left the logburner on a slow burn so the house was warm for them. Her eldest child Derek, had laid on a good spread and it was expected that the regulars would soon attend for the wake. It had been announced that the Barry's … Continue reading FOWC: The Property of a Gentleman (Deceased)
In response to Fandango's One Word Challenge: Belong "Human beings aren't sheep, but they'd like to be."- Doctor Who: Ground Zero Now I don't believe that quote from the villain of that comic strip but I can see why people might think it right. There is, certainly in younger days, a need to belong seems … Continue reading Do You Belong?
Bonfire night is a funny one for me. Many people of my age have fond memories of visiting big Firework displays and the assorted fun fairs which went with them. I can remember only going to one big public one in my childhood and I can't recall the exact circumstances why we went and why … Continue reading Please to Remember…