Dear Blogland,
Apologies are in order if you have seen any temporary posts appear and then disappear from little ol’ me… especially after me not posting anything for a few weeks; one knows how that feeling of dashed excited expectation feels. I want to return to full time blogging with a new look, so I’m experimenting with themes again. If there was only one, I wouldn’t need to, but there’s about fifteen thousand and three themes to choose from, with some not exactly having the features I think I’m looking for. I may have it with this one (but we shall see!)

Dear Short-sighted Drivers,
I think I must help you for when we are on the roads together. I’m going to change the colour of the back of my car to fluorescent reflective orange, so you will be able to see me from further back without your need to drive so close to my car you are practically on top of me. I saw three of you back to back to back behind a fourth car yesterday, so maybe you would all benefit from this idea as well.

Dear Short-tempered Drivers,
I think you all need to chill out a little. Hand gesturing through your front window will not make the road signs in a strange town any clearer, especially when they are covered by our gloriously green Summer leaves as well. If you are in such a hurry as to where you are going, may I suggest you set off a little earlier? And may I also suggest that you consider the fact that if you are already late, going any faster will not make you any earlier. Oh, and some of those gestures were impertinently rude. Tsk.

Dear The New Company That Has Taken Over The Running Of The Buxton Health And Healing Festival,
Thank you for your recent programme, however this year I’m, sadly, unable to attend. I think my name has been lost in translation during your changeover, which gave me a chuckle when I read the envelope. How you managed to change Tom to Lynn is a bit of a mystery, although you kind of managed to get my surname correct. The capital letter in the middle of it encouraged a different pronunciation, which I may stick with, should the need arise.

Dear Visitors To The Buxton Health And Healing Festival,
I wish you all a good time when you go – there seems to be a lot going on!

Dear United Kingdom Election,
Is that finally it? Are you done? Can we all settle down now? I know some will be offering in-depth analysis of what went right and wrong until the next election, comparing things to 1802 or the last election (which seems like last week). The stumpy pencil industry must now be quids in!

Dear Ducklet,
How cute you were earlier today, hastily swimming on the Lake to catch up with the rest of your clan. And you had me laughing when you got on top of the lily pads and started running. Still, any means to an end, I suppose!

Dear Open Live Writer,
I must say I’m liking this experience since I downloaded the new blogging theme to you. Text fills the screen magnificently, which is just how I’d like my posts to appear on the blog itself. Will things look like this? Possibly not, with the sidebar that’s there, but almost. Anything is better than the thin columns I had in the last theme I tried.

Dear Garlic Bread,
Thank you for making my breath smell so special. The taste of you far outweighs the reaction I occasionally get from others due to my pungent exhalations, so you are every bit worth the tiniest amount of effort required to eat you. One more slice? No, I coul… ah, go on then! See I cannot resist. 

Dear Weather,
Here’s hoping for a good weekend, weather-wise. Thank you for the rainbow segment yesterday, any chance of a fabulous and brilliantly bright one over the weekend? I haven’t seen a full one this year, so it would be most welcome.

And to finish… Dear All,
May you remember that being a part of the human race doesn’t mean that everything has to be done in such a rush. Sit back, chill out, and watch the world go by for a while. Your time is just as important as everybody else’s, so it’s important to notice it every now and then.

Thank you for reading!

P.S. Here’s a photograph of that ducklet I mentioned, just because:

…Just because it was so darned cute I couldn’t do anything else but share!

Posted by Tom Merriman

A future writer living in the present day

24 Comments

  1. Lovely to see you back! We love ducklings here too 😊

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    1. Thank you, MrsCraft, it’s good to be back.
      As for ducklings… do they really have to be that cute? 😀

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        1. Well, Raili, being honest, it’s good that they are! 😀

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  2. OMG!!!! I want the ducklet….Can you not feel the softness of its downy fur/feathers against your cheek as you hold it tenderly by your face to say hello? Happy weekend…VK 🙂

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    1. As did I, VK, when I saw it. There were actually about a dozen of them, and this one was straggling behind. (S)he soon caught up with the others though.
      And how fluffy???

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  3. I like your new theme and I understand how difficult it can be to find one that works. I have tested several and even though I like my current theme, I seem to always see one I like better. I have a test site, which I use to test different themes. That way I don’t mess up my blog. My current theme is Rosalie, which I pay for.

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    1. I used to have a test blog, Eugenia, but I just go straight to the new theme with this one now. I actually have several blogs, some private, so I could use them to test things out, but I think I’ll stick with this one for now. It’s called Periodical, and it utilises the full screen, which I like,

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      1. Good choice. Your blog is stunning.

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        1. Thank you. I do like the look of yours also! 🙂

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  4. Hello Tom
    LOVE this new theme. I always have my computer screen in black, as it’s much kinder to the eyes and easier to read, so this new theme was/is an absolute pleasure.

    Also love your letters. Each one is short, sweet and to the point. Something I have the greatest of problems with.
    In particular, I am drawn towards the last letter. The message it holds is clear and reminds us all of that thing we forget. Love it Tom.
    Bless you for being who you are, for we all love who you are.
    Squidges ~ Cobs. x

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    1. Thank you, Cobs, I’m liking this theme as well.
      The ‘previous’ and ‘next’ post indicators are the wrong way around, which is a little confusing, but it’s always good to be a little quirky.
      Hope you’re having a chilled weekend.

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      1. Beautifully chilled, thanks Tom.

        I wonder if there’s something you can do about switching those ‘previous’ and ‘next’ clicks over.
        If you can’t find anything, you could always ask an admin on WordPress. They’re incredibly helpful.

        Isn’t the weather lovely today? Warm, sunshine, but not too hot. ‘Perfick’ – as Pa Larkin would say.
        Squidges ~ Cobs.

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        1. My perfick ‘ere, Cobs was the rain between the sunshine. Nice and refreshing!
          I’ll look into those clicks, there may be a way to change them around.

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  5. Welcome home Tom! 🙂

    Love your letters to the Universe – you have everything ‘on point’ as it were!!! 🙂

    God Bless and love the little duckling!!! 🙂

    Prenin.

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    1. Thanks, Prenin. I like these letters for that exact reason, they don’t need to be too long. Just say what I’m saying and move on! 😀
      And the ducklings were adorable little bundles.

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  6. I’m a-chillin 🙂

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    1. Fabulous! Good to hear it, Raili!

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  7. Aw, very cute indeed! And your advice is excellent – I’m looking forward to a little chill-out time very soon! 🙂

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    1. I think you deserve one (or maybe even two!), Diane. Enjoy!

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      1. Thanks, Tom, I will! 🙂

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        1. Don’t blame ya! 🙂

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  8. Lovin’ these letters! Fun to read!

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    1. They’re fun to write as well, Jodi. And they help to clear the mind a little! 😀

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