Thursday, January 28, 2021

Mutterings - Jan 28th

This week's (well last week's!) free word associations from Unconscious mutterings are:
  1. Wanting :: Waiting (maybe the old Access card ad - "taking the waiting out of wanting", maybe yearning of separation)
  2. System :: 4 (ICL...)
  3. Home :: Screen
  4. Excessive :: Alcohol
  5. Handy :: Andy (I think the cleaner rather than any TV person!)
  6. Traditional :: Carols (listened to some earlier)
  7. Buying :: Scheme
  8. Tone :: Lean (tanned..)
  9. Modern :: Technology
  10. Needing :: Loving

Over the town

First thing in the morning is good for quiet walks, sometimes you get a sunrise but Monday was cloudy though with lockdown it was good to be out and enjoying the cold quietness.
View of St Paul's - it was the day the church remembers St Paul that day!

Sunday, January 24, 2021

Mutterings - Jan 24

This week's free word associations from Unconscious mutterings are:
  1. Finale :: Season
  2. Old man :: [of] Hoy
  3. Sticking :: Plaster
  4. Hardship :: Fund
  5. Change :: Better
  6. Suppose :: Assumption
  7. Jacket :: Bomber
  8. Volatile :: Cocktail
  9. Five :: Fingers
  10. Pajamas :: Trousers

Thursday, January 21, 2021

Teaser - err Tuesday - Jan 21

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!
He took a beer out of the fridge or made himself a mug of tea, and while Roxana perched on the sofa to paint her toenails with deft strokes of silver glitter he told her about providing technical support to editors who could spend days honing a manuscript, somehow manage to lose all their work with a couple of keystrokes, and want him to recover it for them.

It sounds highly responsible business.

From a book group book of a few months back - `Constance' - Rosie Thomas - I'm a little uncomfortable with some of the phraseology in that quote, but I was very impressed back when I read this very powerful story of loss and re-connecting - see this review

Teaser Tuesday is hosted here if you wish to go and thank Ambrosia or get other ideas.

Monday, January 18, 2021

In a window

On alleged Bue Monday here's something to encourage, spotted this in a currently closed cafe on a walk
unfortunately, it has now gone, probably Christmas decorations, the words changed periodically. You may also spot me!

Monday, January 11, 2021

Across the car park

An early morning shopping trip produced these lovely winter colours in the snow and the unromantic surroundings of a supermarket car park.

Mutterings - Jan 11

This week's free word associations from Unconscious mutterings are:
  1. Crass :: Trump
  2. Raging :: Trump (is this a competition ;) )
  3. Delivery :: Turpin (highwayman - nearly!)
  4. Cash :: Outmoded
  5. Streaming :: Music
  6. Trip :: at home
  7. Business :: Call
  8. Tiger :: Jungle book
  9. Sneeze :: 7 dwarves - more Disney!
  10. Bribery :: Trump (again!)

Wednesday, January 06, 2021

Mutterings - Jan 6

This week's free word associations from Unconscious mutterings are:
  1. Discount :: Dat Count (sorry!)
  2. Gluttony :: Christmas
  3. Hype :: Social media
  4. Imposing :: Edifice
  5. Segment :: Chord (I think a geometry connection here rather than musical)
  6. Controlling :: Abuse
  7. Suspicious :: Glance
  8. Prime :: Function (maybe 2n - 1?)
  9. Auction :: Car
  10. Epic :: Agile (software terms strike back!)

New Year

Another new year and as an intent let's try to breathe more new life here with some catching up and positive views. An early morning walk today along the local canal, quiet, frosty with the local birdlife giving a reminder that some things still go on. A bit too cloudy for good dawn pictures but then a boat with some heating appeared after rounding a corner under a bridge.