Tuesday, February 09, 2016

Mutterings - Feb 9

This week's free word associations from Unconscious mutterings are:
  1. Pleasure :: Machine ( was that Woody Allen or I'm sorry I'll read that again?)
  2. Emoticon :: Ascii
  3. Race :: Human
  4. Highlight :: Marker
  5. 56 :: 7*8
  6. Error :: 404
  7. Taken :: Chess
  8. Street food :: Pizza
  9. Common sense :: Grounded (someone with common sense is clearly well grounded)
  10. Grace :: before meals

Wednesday, February 03, 2016

Teaser Tuesday - Feb 2


Teaser Tuesday
The rules are:
  • Grab your current read.
  • Let the book fall open to a random page.
  • Share with us two (2) 'teaser' sentences from that page, somewhere between lines 7 and 12.
  • You also need to share the title and author of the book that you’re getting your 'teaser' from .. that way people can have some great book recommendations if they like the teaser you've given!
Better late...
The face is blank and stiff, almost expressionless. One realises with a start how unchanging and conventionalized is the face of the living man and woman of these parts, handsome, but motionless as pure form.
From D H Lawrence's Twilight in Italy, I loved this book when I first found it at school and have returned to it regularly though not for quite a few years. This section is about crucifixes in the alpine meadows.

Monday, February 01, 2016

Mutterings - Feb 1

This week's free word associations from Unconscious mutterings are:
  1. Temper :: Steel (as in the manufacturing process)
  2. Late! :: Breakfast
  3. Status :: Site (as in website status)
  4. Breakfast :: Croissant (I don't think I saw this before entering the second word in the list)
  5. Hopeless :: Case
  6. 365 :: 366
  7. Lottery :: National
  8. Cancer :: Lump
  9. Facebook :: Upload
  10. Date :: ISO

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Changing Attitude Chester

I've forgotten to log here that the Changing Attitude Group in the Chester diocese have a new web pages location. Some local and UK events are listed. If you know of local events let me know and I'll add them to the news pages!

Monday, January 25, 2016

More alps

Here's the latest render from the current project.

A bit bare but with the colours layers I've set up I don't think there's likely to be a lot growing? I think the snow could do with being a bit chunkier? Looks like talcum power?

Mutterings - Jan 25

This week's free word associations from Unconscious mutterings are:
  1. Woke :: Pillow (I usually wake in the night due to sleeping on my arm trapped under the pillow!)
  2. Postcard :: Poetic (I used to write these in my weirder days)
  3. Blizzard :: Whiteout
  4. Pooch :: Collar
  5. Constipated :: Discomfort
  6. Pastel :: Blue
  7. Edge :: Postcards (.. from the .. again!)
  8. Mother :: Oedipus
  9. Linger :: Longer
  10. Header :: Byte


Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Teaser Tuesday - Jan 20


Teaser Tuesday
The rules are:
  • Grab your current read.
  • Let the book fall open to a random page.
  • Share with us two (2) 'teaser' sentences from that page, somewhere between lines 7 and 12.
  • You also need to share the title and author of the book that you’re getting your 'teaser' from .. that way people can have some great book recommendations if they like the teaser you've given!
A little late again!
I prize thy love more than whole mines of gold,
Or all the riches that the East doth hold.
My love is such that rivers cannot quench,
Nor ought but love from thee give recompense.
Anne Bradstreet 'To My Dear and Loving Husband' from Poems to Learn by Heart - Ana Sampson. Here's a piece on the Bradstreet poem. The Sampson anthology is our book group book of the month, it contains a lot that's very familiar but also some rarer items. Here's an interview with Sampson.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Mutterings - Jan 19

This week's free word associations from Unconscious mutterings are:
  1. Holiday :: Period
  2. Timeframe :: Business
  3. Initiative :: Risk
  4. Grinding :: Teeth
  5. Shouting :: Help!
  6. Liver :: Disease
  7. Extension :: File
  8. Taxes :: Death
  9. Obnoxious :: Meddling
  10. Ten minutes :: Appointment (I have one tomorrow!)