Back to nature.

Taking a short break from the normal daily challenges today... I'll be back tomorrow to update you all with the events of the last day or so. Today... I'm enjoying the view!


#Stream of Consciousness Saturday, YOUR DAILY WORD PROMPT, Word of the Day Challenge. 29/6/19. FOR/FOUR/FORE. HIDE. VACATION.   Its almost time!   Almost time for our summer vacation here. Seven weeks of Baby Bear three and Baby Bear four under my feet continually. No bedtimes, no formal structure, no homework for anyone! Our chance to hide from... Continue Reading →

The awesome shades of Mother Nature.

Six Word Saturday. 29/6/19. TAKING ON THE COLOURS OF SUMMER.   Newly hatched Elephant Hawk moth beauty. Found in the sandpit by BB4. Isn't he an absolutely stunning colour?   Hope you enjoyed today's challenge. Don't forget to follow the link word/title back to the original post and enjoy other peoples entries too. Don't forget to... Continue Reading →

Purple Beauties.

Friendly Friday photo challenge. 28/6/19. FLORAL. This weeks challenge is hosted by Manja Mexi Moving   I love roses, they are one of my favourite flowers. I have the pleasure of having these beauties flowering at my university. The picture doesn't do their colour justice as in person they are much more purple. They are stunning.... Continue Reading →


I need help!   Being a housewife is easy, if you’ve ever been taught the skills. Being a cook, cleaner, maid, laundry assistant, handyman and nanny is easy if you know how. Running a house is simple, if you have a clean slate and proper routines right from the start. Running a family isn’t hard... Continue Reading →

The Heist.

Your Daily Word Prompt, Word of the day challenge, 50 Word Thursday #26 & Thimbleful Thursday Challenge. 27/6/19. CHARGE, SPRAY, "There is nothing more deceptive than an obvious fact" (Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, The Boscombe Valley Mystery) & VERTICALLY CHALLENGED. THE HEIST. Max and Keef weren’t the most experienced thieves but that didn’t stop them aiming... Continue Reading →

I don’t own a lawn!

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge. 26/6/19. Lawn ornaments.     I don't own a lawn, nor any ornaments to put in one, but I do have this striking little fellow sat on my patio wall and I really wanted to join in the challenge. Hope he's allowed.   Hope you enjoyed today's challenge. Don't forget... Continue Reading →

That describes me perfectly.

Your Daily Word Prompt & Word of the Day Challenge. 26/6/19. Extraneous & Vulgar.   Never have two words described me more. Extraneous because I have never found my place in the world; always felt out of place and irrelevant. Be it my opinions and viewpoints or my mere existence; I simply have little relevance... Continue Reading →

The race to re-take Ernabeth.

The Daily Spur Photo Prompt. 24/6/19. Today’s word is TEAR. Get the definition from or from the urban dictionary Today's picture, taken from The Daily Spur. Photo by Carl Nenzen Loven (archduk3) Photo provided by Unsplash The race to re-take Ernabeth.   Tears rolled down her face as she stared into the depths of the canyon;... Continue Reading →

An ‘Over the Pond’ Perspective.

Fandango’s Provocative Question #28 “Do you believe that Donald Trump is an effective American president who should remain in office despite having accepted aid from a foreign adversary (Russia) and having committed obstruction of justice into the investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 Presidential elections? Do you believe that Trump should or should not... Continue Reading →

A day in the life of EUPD Me!

Your Daily Word Prompt. 24/6/19. CONTROL. It's been a bad few days for me because, like the fool I am, I forgot to take my meds on Saturday. (Hence no posts over the weekend) This has spun my head into its previous cycle of self-loathing and I don't know which way up is at the... Continue Reading →

And Relax!

Your Daily Word Prompt & Word of the Day Challenge. 21/6/19. INHALE & ALMIGHTY.   She took an almighty big inhale. Held it for just a little longer than was comfortable and then slowly breathed out the thick, creamy smoke.  She had been waiting for that all day long and now the kids were in bed,... Continue Reading →


FRIENDLY FRIDAY PHOTO CHALLENGE – EBB AND FLOW Todays Friday Photo challenge we are asked to think about 'the cyclic changes in the tides, the comings and goings of life, recurrent patterns of decline and growth. An awakening, an ageing and a rebirth.'     I am blessed as far as water goes where I live. I... Continue Reading →

A Call to Positivity

Your Daily Word Prompt & Word of the Day Challenge. 20/6/19. Original & Nourish   A Call to Positivity Be original, be unique Never give up or admit defeat Nourish your soul all you can Love yourself, your only fan up the ante on your daily game aim up, aim higher, never wain You are amazing,... Continue Reading →


JUNE 2019 ART CHALLENGE: Fun In The Sun! 19/6/19. Pick the prompt for the date and enjoy the challenge. My offering in watercolour pencils and biro. I really need to improve my watercolour abilities. I apologise for such a poor attempt.   Hope you enjoyed today's challenge. Don't forget to follow the link word/title back... Continue Reading →

A Confession.

Word of the Day Challenge. 18/6/19. DEAL. A Confession. So today I'm feeling a little nostalgic (this is my second post about my past) and so I thought I would give you a little insight into the person I used to be; the one that helped shape me into the person I am today. Looking... Continue Reading →

The Warning.

Your Daily Word Prompt. 19/6/19. Admonish. THE WARNING   Go back upstairs, go back to bed! She admonished for the 10th time, you can’t need the toilet again, can you? Well, everything’s just fine. You don’t need anything else to eat, can you listen to what I’ve said? you don’t need another drink and there... Continue Reading →

Baby Bear Update.

Well, that's him under... There is nothing more frightening than the moment your baby goes limp in your arms, even when you know it's meant to happen. I've done nothing but sob since and the wait for him to come back from recovery is already agonising. I really hope everything comes back ok. I miss... Continue Reading →

Baby bear goes to hospital.

So... Today is the day I have been fighting for since baby bear was tiny, he finally gets to have the exploratory investigation he's been waiting for for the last 6 years. When BB3 was born he wasn't quite right! Most parents will understand the joys of newborn nappies, he was my 3rd surviving baby... Continue Reading →

Bit of digi-art.

Sorry for the lateness, this should have been posted yesterday but had internet issues. Kiras Sunday Skribble. 17/6/19. Original Image I loved the background so much I kinda had to steal it! It lends itself to something more romantic than perhaps the original image offered and so I created this on Windows 10, paint 3D.... Continue Reading →

Heart Rate.

The Daily Spur. 17/6/19. RATE. Today’s word is rate. Get the definition from or from the urban dictionary   "Heart rate and blood pressure are falling consistently now; it's only a matter of time." The last words the nurse said to me before she came to silence the alarms half an hour later, at 12:30am on 11/11/17, Remembrance... Continue Reading →

A Quandry!

Fandango’s Provocative Question #27. 17/6/19. “If you could choose one — and only one — particular malady, condition, or disease for which a safe and effective treatment was available, what one condition would you choose to treat and why is that your choice?”   Before I answer this question, I would like to say I... Continue Reading →

Daddy Issues.

Word of the Day Challenge. 16/6/19. DADDY.   A poem I wrote a long time a go.   Daddy Issues. When I was one, life had just begun When I was two, my brother was new when I was three, I sat on your knee When I was four, you weren't there anymore When I... Continue Reading →

Make you feel my love.

Song Lyric Sunday. 9/6/19. LOVE.   For this week’s Song Lyric Sunday, Jim Adams is gettin’ jiggy with us. His theme is Desire, Lust, Romance, and Passion. My all time favourite love song is Adele, Make you feel my love. I sing it, a lot. To my kids, to my fella, to myself in the... Continue Reading →

Why do I keep falling for it?

Your Daily Word Prompt & Word of the Day Challenge. 16/6/19. INSINCERE & SHINE INSINCERE & SHINE Insincere people shine like a beacon to me, most of the time. I can usually smell their bull when they enter a room but there are those rare few that completely bowls me over and suck me in;... Continue Reading →

Johns Demise.

Sunday Photo Fiction. 16/6/19. The challenge is to write a story using 200 words or less based, on the photo. John ran through the thick forest as fast as his legs would move him. He feared for his life as he dodged roots that sprang up to trip him and thorns that clawed at his... Continue Reading →

Some days!

Some days you just can't win no matter what you do. My neighbours hate me for stuff I haven't even done to them. My older kids only want me when they want or need something; they spend more time falling out with me than not. My little kids won't do anything I ask of them,... Continue Reading →

No More!

Your Daily Word Prompt &Word of the Day Challenge. 14/6/19. QUANDARY & SAFE. QUANDARY & SAFE. Life is a quandary; don't you think? Just when I think I have things figured out, something comes along and throws a spanner in the works and I'm back to being the same confused little girl I always revert... Continue Reading →


Friendly Friday Photo Challenge. 14/6/19. SHADOW. SHADOW. The shadow dance across your face has me spellbound, every line, every crease, every perfect flaw, all mine. Watching you sit, king of the flames, lord of my heart, astounds my minds to think that I wake each day, and you're mine. You are my idea of perfection,... Continue Reading →

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