Time To Go

The leaves are turning;
time to go and find some sun,
holiday abroad!

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I seem to have got in a bit of a muddle with my posts this week, I’m having trouble keeping track of what day it is. This is mainly because we are off tomorrow (Saturday) for an extended trip through France to Spain and back. I shall therefore be taking a break from blogging until late November. I hope to catch up with you all then. Sadly I shall miss the progress of Autumn, which is a season I love. No doubt all the trees will be nearly bare by the time I return and life will be a mad rush to get ready for Christmas.


Life Cycle

Whenever you go away,
however brief your stay,
on your return you’re sure to find
the houseplants are dry,
the garden’s run wild,
it’s simply amazing
how the washing has piled
and dust has settled everywhere.
You rush around until you are tired
and there is no doubt in your mind
that what you need is a holiday,
you know,
however brief your stay,
on your return you’re sure to find…

Cycling Quote 1

I shall be off-line next week – we are going, in company with our eldest son, daughter-in-law and grandson, for a ‘bucket and spade’ holiday in South Wales – so I thought I would amuse you with some quotations while I am away. Two more to follow, on Wednesday and Friday.

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“When the spirits are low, when the day appears dark, when work becomes monotonous, when hope hardly seems worth having, just mount a bicycle and go out for a spin down the road, without thought on anything but the ride you are taking.”

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle in Scientific American (1896)


On the eve of our holiday
I wonder if, on our return,
all the Spring blossom
will have died away.

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I am going away today for a couple of weeks and will likely be off-line for much of that time due to no WIFI access. I have scheduled a review of “Dragonscale Leggings” by Freya Pickard to appear on Monday 16th May so please take a look. Normal service will resume around the beginning of June.


now over.
No more sun;
nothing but grim, grey,

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This Elfje also appears today on ‘Simply Elfje’. You can read it here.

Home Early

Back from holiday early
due to my husband’s dental emergency.
A swiftly arranged family meal yesterday
drove the blues away.

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We actually came home last Tuesday but I confess I have been catching up with other things (and enjoying the break from the computer!).


I am taking a short break from today as I will be away for up to a couple of weeks and may not have easy access to an Internet connection during that time. Normal service should resume by the second week in June. Posts will appear as usual over on my Simply Elfje blog if you care to check it out.

Stocking Up

Book swap
at the charity shop,
stocking up
for my holiday.

A Story in 100 Words #3

Holiday Romance

“Mum, can I have an ice-cream, please? I’ve got enough money,” Michael looked up.
“O.K but be quick,” she replied, “we leave for the airport soon.”

About to lick the large cornet he had just paid for he caught sight of Celeste, the pretty girl he had played with on the beach all week. They didn’t speak the same language but had managed somehow to understand each other.

Impulsively he ran towards her. “Michael,” Celeste smiled brightly, obviously pleased to see him.

Suddenly he kissed her on the cheek and handed her his cornet. “Goodbye” he said sadly, turning away.

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