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Letters to the Universe… The New Theme Edition!

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!

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Comfort

The first thing that comes to mind when I think of ‘Comfort’ (which is Debbie’s one-word photography theme for this week!) is me snuggled up in bed, wrapped inside my gigantic duvet. Now, I don’t have any photos of that, and I wouldn’t share them if I did. The next thing that springs to mind is my Place of Peace and Tranquility. Raili reminded me of it recently in her post The Gift, so I thought I’d include it in today’s post. Obviously, I have no photos of my Haven, with it being inside my mind and all, but when I go for a walk, anywhere in the Iter Grinds (or the rest of the world), there is always something that reminds me of it. Whether in Winter (photo above) or Summer (photo below and featured image) the rocks, the greenery, the water, the sounds instantly relax me. I have no animals in my Haven, apart from some I see occasionally in the distance taking a drink, and I’m working on bringing them a little closer to me, but even without them my Inner Sanctuary is comfortable enough.

Having a nice comfortable place to escape to is a must. I have this blog as one form of escape, and my writing provides comfort as I explore the many avenues my thoughts go down, Random Lane being a particular favourite. But it’s being out in nature, anywhere with trees and grass, and even more special with water, that gives the biggest boost of comfort ever. It’s so relaxing it just Feels Good.

Do you have a special place of comfort? Do you have a photo of it? Or do you have a photo of anything that comforts you that you would like to share? Why not enter Debbie’s challenge. Or, you could pop on over to Debbie’s blog to see other bloggers’ entries. I’ve added a link at the beginning of this post.


And whilst you’re here (if you haven’t already!) would you like to take a candle or two and spread a little light around the world? This link will take you to my post where you will find several candles to choose from. The candles are free to be taken, you don’t need to link back here or anything if you do take one/some/them, I simply created them so we can all share the light.

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Shuddawuddacudda

There shuddawuddacudda (have) been a post here had things gone according to the plan. But they didn’t. So there isn’t.

Instead, today’s post has been brought to you in the form of a random photograph of a chair. And not even one of my photos to boot. Normal service will hopefully be resumed tomorrow, although if not, we may see if the chair is joined by a table and possibly some matching curtains.

Image from Pixabay

Image from Pixabay

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Doing It in the Fast Lane

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In a blink
I think
I miss a link
Or two, or even a few…
At times
I’m behind
My imaginary line
With lots to do
And even time for a brew or two
But then
Again
I find
Hardly the time
To write a rhyme
Or host
A post
With the most
Thought
Which ought
To be included
In a post
With the most
I suppose
A thoughtless post
Is almost
Toast
And jam
And Gammon ham
But no spam
Not around here
Beyond the Sphere
This or any year
Oh, no
But again
Now is now and then was then
Writing this, doing that
Waking from a lovely nap
Up and doing, doing, DOING
Froming and toing
All such fun yet likewise a pain
Doing it whilst in the fast lane

Time to rest
That is best
But in a mo
I’m on the go
And can’t go slow
I’m in the fast lane
If it’s all the same
To –
Things get done
Rushed
Shush!
They must
Such
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