Saturday, September 07, 2013

Six Word Saturday

my Six Words:

Some days I follow glass trucks

more Six Words:

Hopefully they turn the other way
Six Word Saturday: .
Describe your life (or something) in a phrase using just six words for Six Word Saturday. Click the box at right (or here) to visit Cate's blog with Mr. Linky showing all the other blogs participating this week. Cate is the boss at Six Word Saturday. She would like for you to participate.

ALL of my 2013 London Holiday posts? click HERE

Plus three others with KP linked to the Science Museum

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Friday, September 06, 2013

A Random Five post [016] — Home now (includes Feline-Friday picture) and London Things

.ALL of my 2013 London Holiday posts? click HERE
My Five for Today:.....

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One: (Feline Friday entry) Little Girl, what's your name?
Really, I don't know if this is a girl or boy cat. It liked me and got up when I climbed the stairs. When I left the cat was waiting for me. I did take its water cup in for a refill because she was about out and the water had some trashy stuff that had blown in.
Two: A lot of progress has been made on what I think will be our new pole dancing studio on Hwy 1097 since we have been gone.
I probably should take some lessons when it is finished.  They had hoped to open by September 15.
The picture below on the left is how it looked when we left for London.  On the left side might go the advanced pole for advanced dancing.  Then there can be seven other poles to the right of the tall one so that with using the advanced pole eight poles would be available for group lessons.
There might be an advantage in taking flying trapeze lessons instead.  That would be in London again, at Regents Park (see blog below for our boat ride there).  But because of my left knee joint replacement I probably shouldn't be doing the trapeze.  But most of you readers have both options open for you.

Three:  As much as I have been to Regent's Park I have not used the rest rooms.  If I had then I would have shown you the inside of one.  I imagine they are quite nice.
This one is in Regent's Park.  There is another gate for the ladies.
Below are a couple of shopping pictures.  On the left is High Street for St. Johns Wood where Karen and family live.  High Street is similar to the Main Street in the U.S. towns and cities.
On the right is KP playing with the Channel bags.  They are nice bags but I have no idea what came in them.  I doubt it was cheap.

On the left is a small crowd going to church.  This is the All Souls Church (link) in downtown London, at Langham Place and Regents Street, north of Oxford Street.  Karen and family attend there.  KP is liking the children's church a lot.  It has an excellent attendance with the upstairs almost always filled and sometimes there is standing room only. The church is of Anglican Evangelical denominational affiliation.
The picture on the right I took from an upstairs window in Karen and Billy's building.  The houses would be leading into Abbey Road.  They look small nestled in amongst the apartments but they are actually very large homes.  And very expensive, in the millions of British Pounds.

Four: This couple, Matt and Claire Abrey, are driving down Piccadilly Street in London.  They may have been returning from the filming in London of an episode for Top Gear.  There were £200million of British cars around for this. (link).

I could not find much about specific car mentioned.  In races the Abreys enter it in the pre-1920 class. (road rally link picture)  I was not sure exactly looking to find more.

Five: One of these homes belongs to Paul McCartney.  I believe it is the one on the left after being completely remodeled and given a face lift.

This video may help you. One hint is the brick pillars, now painted white, used for  holding the entrance gate.
(The Video)

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This should finish my London visit pictures for a bit.  Next posting should pick up again with our Venice-to-Black Sea-to-Athens cruise pictures.

Fine print stuff:
==> I'm linked with Steve's Burnt Food for this today, go see his cat.
He and others have a Mr. Linky going there so you can see other cats too.

==> I am also linked up today with Nancy at A Rural Journal. She conducts her "A Random Five" blog hop there. Click that link to read other "A Random Five" posts or to join in with your own.

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ALL of my 2013 London Holiday posts? click HERE

Plus three others with KP linked to the Science Museum

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Tuesday, September 03, 2013

Troll Lives Here

Troll Lives Here .............

That's what they said,
and don't dare go near the bridge
guarded by the two white swans.

The big birds are slaves of the troll. They
will drown any trespasser on sight.

Who are we to argue with those lords,
I hear they have guns and WOMDs*.

A troll lives here, stay
far away from his lair we were told.
Now my partner is mighty bold

so she turned our boat the other way,
to where a small white sentry bird
was standing.  He clucked

and screamed.  We knew these creatures,
simple as they seemed, were not of
the wild but were vassals of the troll.

With no escape in the channels now we looked to the shores of the lagoon. What seemed so safe till

we approached was guarded by still
more serfs.  They were of grey and dull nature and half asleep on their spindly legs. 

Then for us they too screeched their
message, "not wanted here."

We steered to the other side where by grace of Heavens, there was a place
for us to land our ship. Stranger still,

these contented grey creatures had
another nature.  They screeched not of doom and death.  Rather they bode, 

"Welcome to the Promised Land."
We dropped anchor and lived happily
ever after, reminiscing of Gilligan.
Photos and Story Poem Copyright © 2013 Jimmiehov. All Rights Reserved
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*WOMDs -- Weapons of Mass Destruction

- This post was written for Two Shoes Tuesday of Josie's Two Shoes.
- Josie's Directions: Your contribution must be in the form of an original poem, essay, or short story (fiction or non-fiction), and it must be a u piece - not something drawn from your other writings or archives.
- The September 3rd writing prompts to choose from are Creature and Wild.  Have Fun!

Also shared and listed with Real Toads,Open Link Monday.

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One Sunday while we were in London, August 26 (2013), Mrs. Jim, KP, and I were at Regent's Park (link) again.  The 410 acre park is within walking distance of Karen and Billy's flat.  It is the home of the London Zoo.  For children there are three play grounds and about six places to buy ice cream or gelato.
This time we rented us a paddle boat and explored the limits of the lake and  stream that went through, as far as we were allowed.  Many times we have come to feed the birds, admire the garden flower settings, or just get our exercise walking.

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Monday, September 02, 2013

Awww Monday (September 2, 2013) [# 01]


What was she seeing?
to see, click here
What was she thinking?
to see, click here
For more Awww Monday entries, see Sandee's Blog (most are cute little animals)

For other posts in this set of three, click on the Science Museum, London, label below.

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Sunday, September 01, 2013

Succintly Yours

Zonko, Gravity Defying Man, was getting irksome to his bosses. He'd be in the Hudson River if not for his burglary and safe cracking skills.

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140 Characters counted and
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µ-fiction Story Copyright
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- Picture prompt discovered by Pat -- Word of the Week: irksome, furnished by GMa -
GMa's Succinctly Yours Week 128 has links to other posts and gives the rules -
- Rules: Use the photo as inspiration for a story. Maximum of 140 characters OR 140 words -


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