Walking Away

Walking Away

Tuesday, 27 December 2011

The Christmas Cake

My 75 words for Christmas....... Today's 75-word tale is by Stella Turner. 'The christmas cake'
I submitted a 75 word Christmas themed story and to be honest it was dire. So I re-submitted the 75 words below and it was chosen for December 27th 2011. Sometimes I can be very lazy in my writing thinking anything is better than nothing but that is so wrong... Poor writing is always worthless. I'm enjoying reading the 75 words on paragraphplanet each day some are excellent, some are good and some are not so good. I'll leave the reader to decided where my 75 words fall. 
The Christmas cake; it’s too rich and too dark, I’ve always hated it. The little piece of plastic holly and the red ribbon around its midriff shouts out I’m posh not like the sponge fingers you put in the homemade trifle. I stab the fork through the hard Brussels sprout and dream of steamed vegetables. We look at each other trying to find hope for the future. Christmas spirit comes out of a bottle, cheers.

Sunday, 18 December 2011

The Weekend before Christmas

Had hair dyed, legs waxed.
Realised I'm vain enough to want to look my best for people I haven't seen for a year.
Husband's works Christmas do.
Stayed the night at the hotel.
Room had a bath with a jacuzzi.
Late night.

English and continental breakfast at hotel.
Took Son and his girlfriend to airport to fly to Poland for the Chrismas holidays.
Went to daughter's home to see her and 8 month old Grandson.
Bought two books delivered to my Amazon Kindle.
Early night :)

Sunday, 4 December 2011

German Measles

My son has German Measles, his girlfriend is just getting over it. What is unusual is that they are thirty one and twenty eight. They both were quite ill with it and I'm thinking wonder if I've had it. My son reassures me that anyone over forty has little chance of catching it, so I'm safe :)

Someone has just told me that snow is forecast for thursday. I hate driving in it, so I'm hoping it won't arrive. I really need to stop worrying about things I can't control. I woke up this morning really happy, that was a strange feeling because I normally feel a bit down thinking its work tomorrow. My favourite time of the week is friday after work and saturday morning. When I retire every moment of the week will be my favourite time. I need to re-evaluate my thinking because at the moment I'm wishing my life away. I need to live in the moment, not sure how easy thats going to be :) 

Things I like

  • Writing
  • Wit
  • Voltaire's Candide
  • Theatre
  • Shoes
  • Reading
  • Music
  • Laughter
  • Coleslaw
  • Cheese