What’s lurking just under the surface of your mind?

I was at the doctors having my blood pressure taken. So, to relax and try get a lower reading, I started to think about a flat, glassy ocean reflecting a lovely blue and grey sky.

It didn’t work !

Half way through a huge white pointer broke the surface.

SurpriseShark

I love my ocean swimming and look what the, publicity hungry, politicians and sensationalist media have done to me ! ! !

Enough to make your blood pressure go up.   :-(


Shark picture supplied through the courtesy of: Google.com
Animation supplied through the courtesy of;

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It’s a jungle out there!

My normally uneventful morning jog, today involved ‘3 swooping magpies’ and a ‘small yapping furry thing’ that thought it was a ‘wolf’. BEWARE of swooping magpies, especially Mums and kids returning to school today. Also BEWARE, ‘small yappy furry thing’, THE KIDS ARE BACK!!!!!!!

defiance

One thing that would I change, I had the opportunity!

I would change very little, however:

Every now-and-then an, emotion based, impetuous response creeps in and causes me to go 'Aaaaagh……….' . That would be the thing that I would tweak.

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FICTIONAL BOOK TITLE 3


FICTIONAL BOOK TITLES

A little indulgence of mine is to create book titles that reflect some of the attributes of books or characters I have read,

and,

who better to be the author of that book , than the characters themselves.

The following books DO NOT exist of course, but they SHOULD!!!

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1. ‘How (not) to Keep Your Head Above Water’

or

‘Calamari Soup

by C. Nemo.

(Voted the world’s most captivating tour guide.)

(This book-title came to me after reading Jules Verne’s  ‘20,000 Leagues Under the Sea‘)

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FICTIONAL BOOK TITLES 1 & 2


FICTIONAL BOOK TITLES

A little indulgence of mine is to create book titles that reflect some of the attributes of books or characters I have read,

and,

who better to be the author of that book , than the characters themselves.

The following books DO NOT exist of course, but they SHOULD!!!

~~~~~

1. ‘(not so) Effective Teaching Strategies

by Wackford Squeers

(Obviously a ‘founding father’ of British education.)

(This book-title came to me after reading Charles Dickens ‘Nicholas Nickleby‘)

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2. ‘How to Live a Long and (not so) Healthy Life

by Jason Bourne

Ten books and still not dead going strong.

(This book-title sprang to mind after reading the ‘Bourne’ series of books , written by Robert Ludlum and then Eric Van Lustbader.)

Nature’s Bounty

Pictures of our first granny-smith apple crop, arranged next to an obviously inferior example from the supermarket. We had great hopes for those apple trees.

On a more successful note – an awesome flower from one of brother Kevin’s cacti. :-)

 

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I love my ROOMBA!

As you can see,  I did the vacuuming this morning. A beautiful day.. I may go for a jog and a swim this afternoon… It’s a great life and ‘boy! DO I LOVE MY ROOMBA ROBOT’