More Home Experiments

AccuWeather School: Let the air show its muscles and crush a can image from Accuweather You'll have to scroll a long way down the Accuweather page for the crush-a-can experiment; it was posted on April 27th. (Sorry - forgot to finish this post.) Scroll down even further for more home experiments, such as how to … Continue reading More Home Experiments

Bridge the Distancing

Online get-togethers and a new board game. Our writing group – the Whittlesey Wordsmiths – held our first meeting on Zoom in April. Some members were wobbly about the technology involved and left us pioneers to try it first. Although our first meeting was a doggy paddle of discovery, we soon got used to watching … Continue reading Bridge the Distancing

Editing The Pond People

It's been a while since I wrote The Pond People. It began as a short story which was edited to death to send out for a competition. After extending the story it was sidelined for something else and hadn't been edited beyond the first draft. Posting it as a blog serial has made me get … Continue reading Editing The Pond People

Riding the Waterfall

Those who've been following this blog for a while might have read this already on commaful at Or perhaps in my collection Witch Way, and other ambiguous stories (available from Amazon). But for more recent followers who've been reading the mirlings saga, here's a verse I wrote earlier. Skimming down the waterfall, bouncing off … Continue reading Riding the Waterfall

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Riding the Current. He was still figuring out where he was when Eddy landed beside him. ‘Flash… how …? Magic! I might have known.’ Flo joined them. ‘You’re bleeding. Let me look at that.’ He moved his hand away and watched Flo kneel to inspect the wound in his side. She looked up with concern … Continue reading Pond People 33

Recycling and Climate Change…13th April 2020… A once in a lifetime view …

There are some interesting links in this post of Carol’s.
Check out the chair farm – spoo-ooky.

Retired? No one told me!

Mother Nature is ever powerful and can regenerate herself so much faster than maybe even the learned scientists knew…Will lessons be learnt…? I do hope so…Amongst all this tragedy we have to take some positives we have to believe that the world and its inhabitants can and will change for the better…Show nature the respect she deserves…

The future may be very different but not all bad maybe we needed this …I know mother Nature did…

For the residents of New Delhi...Views are unfolding before their very eyes…Stars are visible in the night sky…there are blue skies and best of all the beautiful, majestic  Dhauladar mountain range is now visible from residents balconies a sight never seen in many of their lifetimes…How wonderful is that?

Like many others, I pray that governments and manufacturers see the signs and take action…

A fun little may keep the tweens…

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Things to do with Children, 4

Neverending games Does anyone ever recall coming to the end of a game of Monopoly? Is it possible to finish a game of Monopoly? (I suppose, if everyone but the winner goes bankrupt and drops out…) We once had a game called Hotel which was similar; players bought hotels and charged other players to stay … Continue reading Things to do with Children, 4