Tuesday, July 17, 2012
The Library Book Shuffle ... A Poem by Me!
The joy of a book reservation!
The author with which you am smitten!
To be able to dine
on one book at a time,
in the order in which they were written.
When you have your own library card
Finding each book is not very hard
You click on the link
and as quick as you blink
You become a library diehard!
But sometimes we have a slight hiccup
And the book which was ready for pick up
Is not read in time,
And the link that's online,
says “kindly return”, so you give up
Last Wednesday in all of that rain
I returned such a book. What a pain!
But when I got home
Minus books – all alone,
One book to return still remained!
So on Monday, in even more rain,
I returned that book too! How insane,
But there on a shelf,
With a note to myself,
Was the first book saved for me again!!!
So now in my bedroom you'll see,
As I read my first book, drink my tea
I don't count the cost
of the second book lost
'Cause one day it will come back to me!
By Lexie Devine
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Title says it all really! I was lucky at first, because to either side of me the clouds looked like this:
But above me was this:
Unfortunately, even though I was walking into the wind, the wind at cloud level had a different direction in mind, and by the time I was halfway to town, there was a real battle for supremacy going on:
The rain won!
I had Tara's little brolly with me, but it was no use, because the wind got up and the rain started creating a little joy known as Rainus Horizontalus!! LOL
Never mind. After about the fourth shop, the rain stopped, the sun came out, and I slowly steamed dry. :-)
And now I'm back home, neck still a bit stiff, but otherwise fine.
Useful Insult of the Day:
And now I have to go online to order a library book or two, which had to be returned today, for other borrowers before I got a chance to read them myself. *sigh* I was really looking forward to reading James Patterson's Kiss the Girls too. I'm trying to read his Alex Cross books in order, and the film they made of Kiss the Girls was really good, so I am disappointed it got snatched back so quickly. I only finished Along Came a Spider two days ago. I looked at Kiss the Girls, flicking through the 500+ pages, and briefly wondered if I'd be able to read it all in one day. Had the good sense not to try though! I'll just have to be patient until I can borrow it again. :-)
Meantime, I'm enjoying Sue Johnston's book Things I Couldn't Tell My Mother. And my Toilette Reading Material, for those times when one is, um... delayed in there... ;-) consists of Jeremy Clarkson's Driven to Distraction, and Pam Ayres' Surgically Enhanced.
From which the little ditty on my status came...
For those who missed it:
Bury me beside my dogs,
The dogs I loved and knew.
So, as in life, they'll never be
Short of a bone to chew.
-- Pam Ayres
I have been the biggest fan of Pam Ayres, since I first heard this little ditty of hers on a TV show:
I have also always adored Joyce Grenfell, and Victoria Wood - also amazingly talented ladies. Lovely, lovely ladies, all of them. None of them have ever failed to put a smile on my face!
Have a Wicked Wednesday!
Monday, July 09, 2012
I spent the whole of Saturday night having the most bizarre dreams. I'd drop off, only to find myself in the middle of a crisis! There was a threat of radiation poisoning, and we had the geiger counters going crazy every time they were pointed at anyone. You know that noise they make:
Well, that was all I was hearing. Each time the dream would jolt me awake, I'd turn over, go back to sleep and immediately be back there again.
It wasn't until it was approaching daylight outside that I woke sufficiently to realise that the geiger counter noise was coming from outside! It turned out that it had rained very hard for most of the night, and the geiger counter noise was the rain hitting my windowsill!
So there you go! The power of suggestion caused by an external noise while you are asleep. Of course, watching an episode of Crossing Jordan that involved radiation detection earlier that day probably helped! LOL
Hope your Monday is Mega!
Friday, July 06, 2012
I reached the end of my road about 7am, and there were already a lot of people lining the pavements. Seeing some space on the opposite side of the road, I crossed, passing behind my neighbour, there with her son and grandkids, tapping her on the right shoulder as I walked past. She fell for it! LOL
It was already lightly raining at this point, and as I stood chatting with a couple who had already grabbed a spot, we put up out brollies and leaned on the rail that was conveniently there.
The way they have arranged the route is so that the traffic can keep moving, with police there to stop the crowd from blocking the road. What we didn't realise though, was that the traffic wouldn't even be stopped when the cavalcade came past.
Just as the critical few minutes approached, a bloomin' great juggernaut stopped right in front of us, totally blocking our view! So all of us on the right side of the road had to charge round the juggernaut, to the central line, effectively narrowing the road for the cavalcade, and giving the poor policeman palpitations as he tried to keep us far enough apart from those on the left hand side to allow the various coaches and lorries through.
And it was a massive cavalcade! So many police on motorbikes! And they were high fiving the crowd as they drove past! I got a High Five from a Motorcycle cop! LOLOL
And I took photo after photo, which will give you some idea of how close we were to the vehicles.
Here's the juggernaut on the left, and some people dancing and singing on top of a bus!
Then I noticed that something was going on to my right...
As the crowds were asked to step back, I realised that there was a torch bearer standing there, ready to receive the flame!
Could the torch bearer finally be arriving?
and as I waited frantically for my phone to reset after the last photo, the Torch Bearer ran past me. I snapped a shot, and got the most amazing picture of the flame!
The curls in the flame are just beautiful.
Then we had the privilege of watching the hand-over...
And the new Torch Bearer runs off down the road...
And the crowd immediately began to melt away, and by 8am, I was back in my house, a drowned rat with a terrific memory to cherish. :-)
Enjoy the rest of your Friday!
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