Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Teaser Tuesday - Jun 30

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!
His modest background and notorious history meant his career relied on him performing the role of upstanding master of home, land and party to perfection: to show artistocratic disdain for bourgeois values was impossible. Mary Anne's position in society and at Hughenden was dependent upon her marital status.
from Mr & Mrs Disraeli A Strange Romance by Daisy Hay - our book group book of the month. Interesting I remember doing Victorian politics as part of 'O' level history at school.

The blog appears to have gone that was the source for this - but as it's 6 months since i last did one of these I shouldn't complain!

Monday, May 29, 2017

Summer Walks - 17

It's been quite some time since I've shared anything personal, there's been far too much on facebook and I need now to make things a little more open. The summer walking season has started, I led a walk a few weeks ago on Bosley Cloud here's a photo and you'll see there's an associated album. We had a pleasant after walk drink at the Royal Oak in Rushton Spencer.Sunset 2 The walks carry on until July if you want to participate we're open to anyone - drop me a note if you want a north east cheshire walk on Wed/Thursday - we alternate days!

Mutterings - May 29

This week's free word associations from Unconscious mutterings are:
  1. Corner :: Shop (turning the corner - in various senses)
  2. Establish :: -ment
  3. Cartoonish :: Jerky
  4. Request :: Last
  5. Disappointing :: Recipe
  6. Recluse :: Hermit
  7. Anti- :: establishment!
  8. Jeans :: Blue
  9. Ridiculous :: Claim (we're in elections in the UK...)
  10. Soul :: Friend (a Kenneth Leech book)

Monday, May 22, 2017

Mutterings - May 22

This week's free word associations from Unconscious mutterings are:
  1. Priest :: Care
  2. Lincoln :: Green
  3. Mother :: Superior
  4. Board :: Stiff
  5. Surgery :: Scalpel
  6. Barbecue :: Lighter
  7. Marina :: Barge (was tempted by Pizza but that's Marinara - I hope!)
  8. Squeeze :: Lemon
  9. Award :: Stamina
  10. Stopping by :: Neighbour

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Mutterings - May 14

This week's free word associations from Unconscious mutterings are:
  1. Climbing :: Rockface
  2. Unpack :: Belongings
  3. Emotionally :: Cut off
  4. Scatter :: Flee
  5. Worm :: Apple (the Blake poem lurks there)
  6. Graduate :: Hoffman
  7. Slide :: Camera
  8. Pinch :: Congestion
  9. Debated :: Confronted
  10. Show :: Dumb

Sunday, May 07, 2017

Mutterings - 7 May

This week's free word associations from Unconscious mutterings are:
  1. Wax :: Wane
  2. 50% :: draw
  3. Speaker :: Headphones
  4. Robot :: Wars
  5. Nail :: Colours (to mast)
  6. Contour :: Walk
  7. Pin :: Lapel
  8. Sex :: Toy
  9. Batteries :: (I'm sure there's no connection with the above!) Charge
  10. Echo :: Bunnymen