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The Bathtub Was Dirty

April 29th, 2018

The Bathtub Was Dirty

Ethel lay on the floor screaming. The linen that served as a nappy was filthy and her little hands clasped and unclasped the air as her small red face crunched in another wail of unhappiness

Her mother pushed a damp lock of.............................

She Wore Flowers In Her Hair

April 29th, 2018

She Wore Flowers In Her Hair

Tongue stuck out of one side of her mouth, she carefully slit a line in the daisy stem. Eyes scrunched in concentration she slipped one more daisy in through the slit and gently patted it to the end, careful not to mush the petals.

She remembered how Grandma had taught her, on a spring day just ..............

The Problem With Love

April 28th, 2018

The Problem With Love

When she first saw Alan, little did she realise how problematic this might be :)

Dismemberment

April 28th, 2018

I’m not sure I’ll get away with this I thought to myself as I went to get the knife. I had been planning this for weeks.

I knew that, if I could just get the parts through customs without any suspicion, then I could get away with it. I knew they didn’t check all baggage.

Onlooker At The River

April 28th, 2018

All the little kiddies were playing around the brook. Lovely day for it with the weather hot and calm after colder days. It would storm soon thought the old timer as he looked up at the grey skies a few miles off. He watched the kids splishing and a splashing from his vantage point on a seat shaped rock in the shade. Seat shaped after years of him sitting here watching, every year….waiting. Another year, another anniversary.

Just A Day From Facebook

April 9th, 2018

Just A Day From Facebook

I am going to start this post with a huge sigh. For the first time it will not be shared to FB unless someone else does it for me. I cannot do it as my account was closed a whole day ago. I hasten to say that I did not delete it due to the security and privacy fiasco. I do not think I was too surprised when all that came out into the open. No, I have removed myself from temptation (as the saying goes). I mean, I was addicted (am addicted). Yes, my name is Isabella and I am an addict.

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Tote bag reviewed

June 8th, 2015

Tote bag reviewed

I received my first tote bag this morning. As I'm going to sell them I wanted to check the quality before really advertising them.

The first thing I look for in a bag is the material. I need something quite sturdy and normally go for canvas which this isn't. However it is 100% polyester and, upon inspection, seems very strong. Time will tell on that but on first look and feel, not bad at all. Talking about feel, it is not a soft material really and a little stiffer and coarser than I was expecting but not unlike the canvas I normally go for so definitely something I can live with.

The bag has about 3" of depth (the bottom width) and mine is 18" tall, which is normally plenty for what you would carry in this kind of bag. School books, some groceries, or even a small picnic ( my normal use for this type of bag) will go well in here.

The stitching is complete and finished well and the handles are double stitched and very strong, albeit a little shorter than I had envisaged. Plenty of room there to pop over my shoulder but I'm one of those who likes putting it all the way over my head onto the other side, for safety and ease of carrying. I cannot do that with this bag.

The interior is black.



Now, very importantly, the artwork.

Almost faultless and the only fault is not a fault at all but a fact of printing onto the polyester......the colours. Very, very slightly lighter but hey, that's a minor issue and not a printing error and it looks very cool on both sides of the bag.

All in all I'm Extremely happy with the bag and have no qualms in advertising it to all.

The Gardener

April 4th, 2015

(an unusual tale by me)


Julia sat in the park on the same bench every day. She liked to come here and watch people walking through, or having their outside lunch, to take her mind of her own loneliness. She knew some of them now. The young girl with the rosy face who blushed every time a lad smiled at her. The old man who brought a bag of crumbs for the birds and who would sit talking to them, and any one who passed, until the bag was empty, when he would pull himself back up to painfully hobble home again......................PLEASE CLICK BELOW TO READ MORE

The Gardener A Short Story by Abbie Shores

Poor Mr Darcy

February 27th, 2015

Poor Mr Darcy

Mr Darcy is an 11 month old GSD pup.

When Mr Darcy came into my life, along with his sister, Hannah, he changed it. The two puppies completely took over the home, destroyed the garden with playing ad became firm favourites among all the neighbours, even visiting an elderly couple three days out of every seven to brighten their week.

When just 8 months old, Hannah slashed her main artery whilst running through a shallow stream. She nearly died and was under the vet for over a month. Almost a week after she got the all clear, Mr Darcy also slashed his paw, this time in fields near us. This was not as bad as Hannah's but an infection he caught from the cut would not clear and he had to have two operations.

On Monday we found lumps on his back and he went straight to the vets. I was positive they were just cysts or similar and was not really worried when he had a biopsy on this Wednesday. However, when the results came today it was to tell me he has cancerous growths and needs treatment.

I am not on a high wage. I have just spent out a lot of money on Hannah, then Mr Darcy's paw and now my poor little man needs a lot of treatment to kill this disease.

I am hoping that someone out there can help me, even if it is just 5. ANYTHING that anyone can give to help us fight this will be most appreciated.

He has his first operation on Thursday 5 March 2015 at RT Jones Veterinary Surgery.

You can catch up with him, his sister, and his progress on Facebook by searching for 'Hannah and Darcy'

To help us, please copy and paste this website link http://gofundme.com/mrdarcy

Hannah and Darcy do High Five

January 3rd, 2015

Hannah and Darcy do High Five

This is a very rough vid of training the dogs to high five. I was in the bedroom and just got my bf to catch us as I was training. Do not give treats if they do it incorrectly. It makes them think and do better next time. They are now chasing a squeaky toy

 

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