Sunday, December 30, 2012

Mutterings - December 30

This week's free word associations from Unconscious mutterings are:
  1. Princess :: Pea
  2. First kiss :: Long ago
  3. Humor :: Cracker (but not usually!)
  4. Campaign :: Tents
  5. Resolve :: Character
  6. Intrepid :: Fearless
  7. Rhythm :: Hangman (a useful word for that game)
  8. Grand :: Duchy
  9. Dirty :: Dozen
  10. Tooth :: Fairy

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Mutterings - December 23rd

This week's free word associations from Unconscious mutterings are:
  1. Altercation :: Argument
  2. Spiffy :: Simply
  3. Mollify :: Curdle (I've no idea what's going on here, something to do with cooking eggs?!)
  4. Heroic :: Eroica (Beethoven)
  5. Rustle :: of Spring (Sinding)
  6. Bride :: Dowry
  7. Turbulence :: Fluid
  8. Thirty :: Years War
  9. Nonsense :: Rubbish
  10. Ordeal :: Trial

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Teaser Tuesday - Dec 18

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 lad called Baker had been sent back a few weeks ago with a kind of cancerous seeping blob in his neck, a swelling with some kind of life of its own. He'd admitted injecting paraffin wax ten months before.
Life (or death) in the WWI trenches from Louisa Young's My Dear, I wanted to tell you a tale both of those who went to war and of those left behind. Our book group book of the month.

Sunday, December 16, 2012

2012 news

Much of this has appeared here in some guise or other but the annual Christmas newsletter of our doings is here.

Mutterings - Dec 16

This week's free word associations from Unconscious mutterings are:
  1. Dragon :: Smaug
  2. Battery :: Acid
  3. Ziploc :: Huh?
  4. Shiny! :: Gold!
  5. 8 minutes :: 480 seconds
  6. Photograph :: Still!
  7. Future :: Perfect
  8. Tie :: Level
  9. Bangs :: Hair
  10. Appointment :: Dental

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Cat burglar

Via IcanHazCheeseburger - I'd not been there for ages!

New kitchen

kitchen - looking back by rajmarshall
kitchen - looking back, a photo by rajmarshall on Flickr.

As some readers may know, we went for sudden death last month and had both the kitchen and bathroom updated at once. The dust has now (mostly!) cleared and here's the kitchen (I'll spare you a bathroom picture!). It - the kitchen - still needs painting, tiling and flooring but it's a lot better environment to prepare food in and the sink now looks out onto the garden (view of that in the next flickr pic to this).

Sunday, December 09, 2012


the best of the group by rajmarshall
the best of the group, a photo by rajmarshall on Flickr.

We've been back to Scargill for an ex-community reunion. It was good to see folk I'd not seen for 30 years even if we didn't manage a trip to the pub! The full flickr album is here.

Sunday, December 02, 2012

Mutterings - Dec 2

This week's free word associations from Unconscious mutterings are:
  1. Idiot :: Gibbering
  2. Starving :: Crust
  3. December :: Cold(-hearted - cold-hearted December is a quote from the Sitwell/Walton Facade)
  4. Choose :: Moose (word patterns!)
  5. Dreams :: Sweet
  6. Clash :: Clang
  7. White :: Snow
  8. Meticulous :: Care
  9. Bus :: Double-decker
  10. Insubordination :: Courage