At the Back-End of Great Yarmouth

Ah! Released from my comfortable prison… fresh air. I took the camera out for a walk, although only as far as Breydon Water which, as I said on yesterday’s post, is the estuarine confluence of three rivers. And here are a few of the shots…

The back end of town…. 12th May 2020

Salsify, an expected find, clearly a garden escapee: 12th Mary 2020

A golden agricultural escapee… Rapeseed oil: 12th May 2020

Grown from a discarded apple: 12th May 2020

Pepperwort, a humble native: 12th May 2020

Wow, who knows what I might have for you next week.

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Come Hell and High Water

The camera and I walked out this week, although only as far as Breydon Water, the estuarine confluence of rivers Yare, Waveney and Bure. And there, from the dryness of the flood-defence bank, I did spy…

Weathered posts: 12 May 2020

Weathered, another title achieved in Maria’s Antonia’s #2020picoftheweek

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A Very Bad Egg

Humpty . . . Hic

Humpty Dumpty, we’ve all heard of him,
Sat on a wall to tipple his gin,
Fell off it backwards and cracked his head.
Altogether a very bad egg!

First posted: 2013

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CCC 79: Poem exceedingly silly


Helter-skelter in a swelter
Ice-cream sundaes and chilled drinks
Come on down, Dad’ll catch you
Just let go and, oops… he blinked.

Helter-skelter, sun’s a melter
Breezes cooler at the top
Come on down, Mummy’s waiting
Just let go and, ouch… you didn’t stop.

Helter-skelter, rain’s a pelter
It’ll soak you high up there
Come on down and share the brolly
Eat fish and chips upon the pier.





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Crimson’s Creative Challenge #79


Welcome to my weekly challenge—open to all—just for FUN, FUN, FUN

Here’s how it works:

Every Wednesday I post a photo (this week it’s that one above.)
You respond with something CREATIVE

Here are some suggestions:

  • An answering photo
  • A cartoon
  • A joke
  • A caption
  • An anecdote
  • A short story (flash fiction)
  • A poem
  • A newly minted proverb, adage or saying
  • An essay
  • A song—the lyrics or the performance

You have plenty of scope and only two criteria:

  • Your creative offering is indeed yours
  • Your writing is kept to 150 words or less

If you post a link in the comments section of this post I’ll be able to find it
If you include Crimson’s Creative Challenge as a heading, WP Search will find it (theory)
by ‘Searching’ in the WP Reader (fingers crossed)

Here’s wishing you inspirational explosions. And FUN.

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This Must Be the Place

Home… dream on. 1st Aug 2017

Neve did a last-minute check of all things electrical. Then Rat came behind her and powered the computer. She half-heartedly scowled at him. He accessed iTunes and scrolled and selected – oh what a surprise – Talking Heads, This Must be the Place. He sang along that home was where he wanted to be.

“Is this appropriate just as we’re leaving?” Neve asked.

“For the sake of my sanity, please change that tune,” Kaz shouted from the utility room.

“But listen to this,” Rat said. “The words are bang on. And the drums, I love the drums!”

“Led’s best for drums,” Neve said. “John Bonham’s Moby Dick.”

“No words. But I’ll grant you Whole Lotta Love.”

114 words, submitted for Sammi’s Weekend Writing Prompt: Home

Not entirely new… an excerpt from wip: Learning to Fly. And for those unfamiliar with the song… (expect a long intro, about 1:05)

Home is where I want to be
Pick me up and turn me around
I feel numb, born with a weak heart
I guess I must be having fun
The less we say about it the better
Make it up as we go along
Feet on the ground, head in the sky
It’s okay, I know nothing’s wrong, nothing
Oh! I got plenty of time
Oh! You got light in your eyes
And you’re standing here beside me
I love the passing of time
Never for money, always for love
Cover up and say goodnight, say goodnight
Home, is where I want to be
But I guess I’m already there
I come home, she lifted up her wings
I guess that this must be the place
I can’t tell one from the other
I find you, or you find me?
There was a time before we were born
If someone asks, this is where I’ll be, where I’ll be oh!
We drift in…
[source: Lyric Find]
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Sunday Picture Post: Leaf, Flower and Seed

Continuing the theme of spring…

After the pretty flowers die…

At a guess, probably wild pear. Note the bee, homing in to nick the nectar

Ash flowers, now dead, prepare to grow their wings

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Capitals and Columns

21 April 2018

Alas, still unable to wander wide and free; still must draw upon my stores.

There is a triangle of land in SE Norfolk tucked between the river and road where, in Days Gone By, the parishioners hired the services of a stonemason to make ornate the southern entrance to their churches. Many of these remain. Like this one.

Days Gone By, another title achieved in Maria’s Antonia’s #2020picoftheweek

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A Gentle Reminder this Bright Day in May

On this bright and sunny day in May, I’d just like to say…

… all five books of The Spinner’s Game historical epic fantasy are currently on sale on Amazon, as paperbacks and as ebooks on Kindle Unlimited.

Go get them from Amazon

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CCC78: The Only One in Town

Crimson’s Creative Challenge #78

“Now my dear, don’t you move, don’t you fear, I’ll see off these photographers here.”

“Huh, and I suppose you reckon yourself the only big horn in town?”

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