#MusicMonday; REBEL SONGS

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♫ Music Monday ♫

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I’ve always been a “Rebel Rockchick”, so this week’s feature is:

REBEL SONGS

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#8Sunday WEEKEND WRITING WARRIORS JUL. 20/14

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** 8 Sentence Sunday Blog Hop **

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A weekly festival of writers sharing excerpts from their work.  Many different genres; something for everybody.  Enjoy!  

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This week, I’m returning to my Swiss boarding school memoir, “Internat Adventures”.  Previous instalment HERE.

Preamble –  My first year of high school was spent in a co-ed Swiss prison, er, boarding school, (there were actual bars on the windows!) which in German is called an “Internat” (short for International School). Last semester; Apr. – Jun., 1969:   Losing one’s first serious boyfriend to a bitter rival was such a heartbreak!  Said rival had previously injured me by shoving me from behind while I was changing a razor blade (this was before disposable razors).  The blade was driven bone-deep into my thumb, leaving a permanent scar.

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SOLITUDE – PHOTO FRIDAY

Welcome to another edition of Photo Friday.

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The objective is to post your own images, based on a prompt provided by the Photo Friday staff.

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SOLITUDE:

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DEAD TREE IN THE MIDDLE OF THE YARD

There’s a dead maple tree right in the middle of our otherwise lovely backyard.  Not being arborists, we didn’t heed the signs and now it’s too late.  

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BLACK and WHITE – PHOTO FRIDAY

Welcome to another edition of Photo Friday.

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The objective is to post your own images, based on a prompt provided by the Photo Friday staff.

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BLACK and WHITE:

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MOURNING THE END OF AN ERA

It’s true that everything comes to an end.  Sad when it’s something that has been part of your life for many years.

Hubby and I just got back from an overnight stay in Niagara Falls.  It’s less than an hour away and a frequent “go to” place for us, when seeking a little R & R.

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GRAVITY! AN ODE TO AGEING

SUNG TO THE TUNE OF THE BEE GEES’ “TRAGEDY”

Here’s the original, to give you the melody.  

♫♫♫ GRAVITY ♫♫♫

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#8Sunday WEEKEND WRITING WARRIORS JUL. 6/14

Welcome to Weekend Writing Warriors’

** 8 Sentence Sunday Blog Hop **

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A weekly festival of writers sharing excerpts from their work.  Many different genres; something for everybody.  Enjoy!  

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Continuing this week with “The Visitation”; a short story based on actual events from the summer of 1971.   Thanks to the excellent advice given so far, there will be a re-write in future. Continue reading

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SUNLIGHT – PHOTO FRIDAY

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The objective is to post your own images, based on a prompt provided by the Photo Friday staff.

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SUNLIGHT:

It’s summer and the warmth of the sun is so welcome after our long, hard winter!

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SPIDERS ON DRUGS

The secret lives of spiders!
I was going through some old posts, looking for inspiration and found this. Still funny, don’t you think?
:D

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#8Sunday WEEKEND WRITING WARRIORS: JUN. 29/14

Welcome to Weekend Writing Warriors’

** 8 Sentence Sunday Blog Hop **

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A weekly festival of writers sharing excerpts from their work.  Many different genres; something for everybody.  Enjoy!  

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This is a continuation of “The Visitation”; a short story based on actual events that happened in the summer of 1971.   Last week, I received many excellent suggestions and may do a re-write in future.  Thank you Marcia, Teresa and Jess for your advice.

Previous instalment HERE.

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GREEN – PHOTO FRIDAY

Welcome to another edition of Photo Friday.

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The objective is to post your own images, based on a prompt provided by the Photo Friday staff.

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GREEN:

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BLOGGERS: PLEASE ADD YOUR TWITTER NAME TO YOUR TWITTER SHARE BUTTON

I’ve been kicking around the Blogosphere for a few years now and try to be a good citizen in regards to sharing on social media, Twitter especially.  You know the premise.  The idea is to share others’ posts more often than your own, and they in turn, will share your posts. Maximum exposure and everybody wins, yes? Here’s the problem……
Unless you have set up your Twitter share button to include your Twitter name (@TwitterName) , you will not be aware that your post has been shared and neither will your followers!  Only the person doing the sharing and their followers can see it, but it looks like the sharer wrote it, not you!  Oh sure, they could click on the link for more info, but wouldn’t you rather get the recognition you deserve, immediately?  Don’t you think those doing the sharing would also like you to return the favour? Altruism is a wonderful quality, up to a point!
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#8Sunday WEEKEND WRITING WARRIORS JUN. 22/14

Welcome to Weekend Writing Warriors’

** 8 Sentence Sunday Blog Hop **

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A weekly festival of writers sharing excerpts from their work. 
Many different genres; something for everybody.  Enjoy!  

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It’s been three months since my last post here and I’m happy to be back! 

This is a continuation of “The Visitation”.  
Have you ever had a memory that haunted you for life?

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SIMPLICITY – PHOTO FRIDAY

 Welcome to another edition of Photo Friday.

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The objective is to post your own images, based on a prompt provided by the Photo Friday staff.

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SIMPLICITY:

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#MusicMonday: BRITISH INVASION – THE TROGGS

Welcome to

♫ Music Monday ♫

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For this edition, we’re going back about 50 years, to that music era known as the “British Invasion”.  This is a continuing series.

The British Invasion was a phenomenon that occurred in the mid-1960s when rock and pop music acts from the United Kingdom, as well as other aspects of British culture, became popular in North America.  The arrival of The Beatles in the U.S., and subsequent appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show, (1964) marked the start of the British Invasion. – Wikipedia

THE TROGGS

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SKY – PHOTO FRIDAY

Happy Friday my friends!   :)

Yes, I have returned, after taking a little break to catch up on some things offline.  
(Don’t everybody cheer at once!)

camera photo fridayI just discovered this weekly photography roundup and thought it would be a great addition to the blog. (Questionable skills notwithstanding!) The objective is to post your own images, based on a prompt provided by the Photo Friday staff.

SKY:

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TAKING A BREAK – BACK SOON!

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ACCOLADES AND REVELATIONS; THE LIEBSTER AWARD!

It’s my honour to announce that fellow blogger and dog lover, Carol Graham, has nominated me for a LIEBSTER AWARD!  The word “Liebster”, loosely translated from German means “Beloved”, so it’s all good.  Thank you, Carol!

 We bonded over the #AtoZChallenge and have much in common.  Her blog, Battered Hope, and memoir of the same name are recommended reading.  Such a remarkable, strong woman!

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BITCHES, BABES AND BROADS

[This topic was inspired by a discussion with some female friends.  Thanks Linda, Shelly, Mary, Vickie, Jody , Zhak, Barra  et al!]

Some women take offense to these terms, but not me.  In fact, I embrace them willingly.
(Just don’t ever call me “girl”, otherwise you could be subjected to one of my famous diatribes! More about that later.)

This goes back to the 1970s and 1980s, when I was working clawing my way up the corporate ladder.

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