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Letters To The Universe… The It’s Friday Again Edition

Dear Fridays,
You certainly call around very quickly, don’t you? If I wasn’t a hundred per cent sure, I would say you crop up more frequently than the other days of the week. Not that I’m complaining, mind! Fridays are the gateway to the weekend, which is always a bonus!

Dear The Word Friday,
I think it is wonderful that you are named after the Norse Goddess Frigg, who is associated with foreknowledge and wisdom. I certainly have the wisdom that the weekend will follow, and the knowledge that two fabulous and easy days are on their way. That always gives the old Feel Good vibe a boost!

Dear The Beast From The East,
A little bird tells me you are planning on a quick return this weekend, bringing more winds and snow. Well, let me be a little bird to you, and tell you that Spring is now here, and you had best not go spoiling things. Some trees are now blossoming, and some flowers flowering and we wouldn’t want you affecting them now, would we?

Dear Road Resurfacers,
Please let’s not have a repeat of last Friday’s pandemonium on the roads, when you decided to close a major road, in both directions, during rush hour traffic. You caused gridlock. Perhaps starting an hour later may be more beneficial?

Dear The World,
Is it too much to ask that you sort yourself out this weekend? I really should have addressed this to the people of the world, rather than the world itself, as I know that the world will be more than capable of ‘sorting things out’ should push come to shove.

Dear The Weekend,
So good to hear you approaching once again. You certainly have a different vibe to the other days of the week (obviously not counting Friday!), but could you do something about Monday? That always seems a tad drab and a bit of a let down after the weekend. Thank you.

Dear Artistic Urges,
I may have time to be creative at some point over the weekend. I say ‘may’ as I may also be otherwise engaged doing nothing and relaxing – just as weekends were intended!

Dear Daft Drivers,
Please chill out a little and make the roads slightly more pleasurable for other road users. Especially if we have road closures and the Beast from the East to contend with, your choice driving skills aren’t really needed.

Dear Friday,
Have I mentioned that I’m pleased you’re here again? Yes indeed, Thank Goodness It’s Friday!

And Finally, Dear Blogland,
Once again I wish you all the very best for Friday and into the weekend! Feel Good, have fun and enjoy!

Thank you for reading,

P.S. I thought I’d end this week’s Letters post with a photo of things as they soon will be…

… well, Bluebells may be a few weeks off yet, but they will soon be here. And, I’m sure, that they may already be in flower in some places. Foreknowledge is a good thing at times – are you listening, Beast from the East?

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Letters To The Universe… The Easy Reading Edition

Dear Letters To The Universe,
I do hope that this edition will be easy reading, after the last mind-blowing one, and the one full of earworms the week before. Well, here goes… let’s see!

Dear Blogland,
The official date, should I post daily between now and then, for my 2,500th post is 27th March 2018. Therefore, I shall be throwing the blog party on the Saturday before, which is Saturday 24th March 2018. I hope to see as many of you as possible there throughout the day.

Dear The Word Concinnity,
You are a new word to me, and I think I actually like you. You mean ‘The skilful and harmonious arrangement or fitting together of the different parts of something’ or ‘Studied elegance of literary or artistic style’ (from the Oxford Dictionary). I hope to see concinnity in the blog party towards the end of March, and I would also like to see more concinnity throughout my blog posts both before and after then. Whether the latter appears here remains to be seen, but I will bear it in mind!

Dear Siberian Blast,
Yes, you have us firmly in your grip right now. Could I ask that you don’t hold on for too long, as Spring is just around the corner and we wouldn’t want it to be late!

Dear Spring,
Please, please, do not be put off by that chilling Siberian Blast that has decided to invade our green and pleasant land… please step forth and push those icy forces back! Spring, we need you!

Dear Synchronicity,
You seem to have been in hiding for a few weeks… will you be making a spectacular reappearance soon? Hopefully in time for Spring – or even my 2,500th blog post celebrations?

Dear Drivers,
You appear to be getting worse again. Please pay more attention to what you are doing, and most of all BE LESS IMPATIENT when on the roads. All road users have to get somewhere. Just saying.

Dear Pébéo Mixed Media Paint Set,
I am looking forward to using you, to see what effects you create when I dab a few drops of you here and there, once I start actually painting again. The thing is, with the Siberian Blast that is causing chaos and confusion at the moment, I can’t really open any windows. As you know, you need to be used in a well ventilated area, so I wouldn’t want to risk using you in a confined space, in case I find myself hovering around the ceiling. You do look fun to use, however!

Dear Ducks On The Lake,
I do hope that you aren’t freezing your flippers off in that icy icy water. I’m finding it rather nippy and I’m fully wrapped up, yet you all waddle around in your bare feet.

And Finally, Dear Cheerfulness,
Sprinkle a bit of your magic dust on us all, will you? And a couple of extra large sprinkles on those who may need it a little more! Let’s boost that Feel Good Factor once again around the world!

Thank you for reading,

P.S. I thought I’d end this edition with a tweaked photo of the Moon from earlier in the week…

… well, it was taken on my mobile phone, and I was a little dithered taking it, hence it being a little fuzzy. I think the warm orange colour somehow makes it appear even cooler. A most strange effect, I must say!

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Letters To The Universe… The Black Rose Edition

Dear Letters To The Universe,
Wonderful to have you back with us once again, now for your third run! I do hope you are going to remain as positive and upbeat as before, putting the world to rights and wrongs to bed without any supper. I also hope you stick around longer for this run – but that is in the Hands of the Universe!

Dear Blogland,
I hope you aren’t tiring of these Hallowe’en/Valentine’s mash-up posts I’m doing lately, they will be coming to an end next week, I promise. The reason why I do these posts each year, every year, year after year, is because, well, to be honest, I prefer Hallowe’en to Valentine’s. I’ve never been a fan of Valentine’s. Never liked it in fact. Not because (sob) I’ve never been anyone’s Valentine, or (sniffle) nobody has ever been my Valentine, or (Bwaaaahoo boohoohoooooo boohoooooo) I’m a permanent singleton or anything (pull yourself together!), I just think it is a pointless celebration when everyday should be celebrated that way. I know many will disagree with this opinion of mine, and I appreciate that, I really do… but there’s no point lying about it and pretending otherwise, is there? If you celebrate it, enjoy it, like spending loads of money, then by all means enjoy yourself! I’ll still enjoy myself regardless!

Dear Typos,
Do you know how infuriating you can be at times? It took me twide as long as it should have done to type the previous Letter because of you. If you do not improve, I shall be sending you to bed without any supper! Give me strength! See what I mean. I’m leaving that one there. Twide should be twife.

Dear The United Kingdom’s Entry To The Eurovision Song Contest 2018,
I LOVE YOU!!! SuRie’s performance is brilliant, and I feel I must share a link to the song here…

Good luck in Portugal in May!

Dear Spring,
Please let me know that you are really on your way now! Things were looking up last week, then suddenly, this week, we had a return to snow! And we don’t very often get snow around these here parts!!! I think you should arrive with a glorious fanfare so that we can all enjoy you! See you soon!

Dear The Moon,
I’m sorry I missed your Super Blue Blood Moon extravaganza recently. I was looking out for you, but something prevented me from seeing you. You may find a clue in the previous Letter. Next time you put on a show, I’ll be there, waiting. And hopefully seeing as well!

Dear The Word Bingle,
I’m ging to start usng you, instead of ‘collision’ which is an alternative to you. And if these typos continue, my keyboard will be having a bingle with the nearest wall!

Dear The Weekend,
YES!!! Fabulous! You’re here! Woohoo!!!
Can you tell I’m pleased to see you? I love the weekend!

Dear Love,
Such an amazing emotion to be used to death in one day. Spread a little. Share a little. Give a little. Daily.
There’s even a scattering of love in this post, but don’t tell anyone – I do have a rep to protect.

And Finally, Dear Valentine’s Day,
Here. Have a black rose from me.

Thank you for reading,

P.S. I scoured Pixabay for an image of a black rose to end this post…

…well, this image caught my eye, and I instantly thought of how it would be in negative. Not wanting to end things on a negative, I left it as it was. Just because that’s how I roll!

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Vampyre’s Day–what we know so far

As Vampyre’s Day draws closer, ever closer, reports are emerging of:

Love birds fighting;
Mail being intercepted by carrier pigeon;
Red roses suddenly turning black;
My true love sending only one turtle dove on the second;
Heart-shaped chocolates being made with a harsh, sharp edge;
A million love songs being replaced by an odd grunge/swing combo;
Humbug sales on the increase;
Cute Vampyre Bunnies rampaging amok, everywhere;
Weeping statues suddenly starting to smile;
The Argentine Tango now including five different Charleston steps;
Dating websites now getting a ‘swipe up’ option indicating, presumably, ‘get me off this planet’;
Seasonal card manufacturers slicing their prices by ninety per cent;
Cheese replacing oysters as a favourite aphrodisiac, due to the latter’s emerging vampiric tendencies;
The Love Bug movie being remade featuring a clapped-out tractor in the title role;
Aphrodite’s Moon, the THIRD Full Moon of January being covered by cloud, WORLDWIDE, and missed by everyone.

These developments are ongoing. Perhaps you have noticed something untoward – something not quite as it should be – taking place in the run up to Vampyre’s Day (February 14th). If so, let us know in the comments below.

Further updates will appear here as and when they come to light…