Let’s go down The Rabbit Hole

I am very pleased to be included in the Rabbit Hole Antology, which is available now. All proceeds going to the Anti-Maleria foundation.


It can be ordered via the link below

The Rabbit Hole

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November – bricks and mortar – 16/11

16th November 2018

The Empire State Building Generates More Revenue from its Observation Decks than from its 85 Floors of Office Space

The Empire State Building might be the most famous office landlord in the world, but it’s the view from the 102-story skyscraper that’s the real moneymaker. In 2013, the building’s owner Empire State Realty Trust became a publicly-traded company, meaning that their quarterly and yearly earnings reports are a matter of public record. In 2014, while the building’s two observation decks generated $111 million (40% of total revenue), its office space leases netted just $104 million (37% of total revenue).


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November – bricks and mortar – 15/11

15th November 2018

Frank Lloyd Wright’s Son Invented Lincoln Logs

Not all iconic Lloyd Wright designs can be attributed to Frank. Lincoln Logs were the brainchild of John Lloyd Wright, son of the legendary architect. An architect in his own right, John was inspired by the interlocking beams of the foundation below Lloyd Wright Senior’s Imperial Hotel in Tokyo.


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50 Word Thursday #27

Hi All,

Please find below this week’s picture and quote prompts.

The prompt will appear at high noon on Thursday and close high noon Wednesday. (This will be Australian time)

So here’s the rules if you wish to participate –

1 Completed piece must be in multiples of 50 words – maximum of 250 words. Anything is acceptable – poetry, story, anecdote.

2 There will be a photo and a random phrase that I will take from the current book I am reading – you can use either or both

3 Please pingback and tag 50 word Thursday, so I can do a summary on the Thursday morning.  You can either put your piece in the comments on this post or do a post of your own.

Love to have you participate and here is this week’s photo and phrase prompt.


Thoughts of escape began to plague me.

Isobelle Carmody’s Obernewtyn

Here’s my attempt for the week:

Is life a trap?
From which there is no relief
Consistent but monotonous
An existence to be endured
As it turns dreams into
Harsh brutal reality
Draining my enthusiasm
From my soul
So joy is but
A distant memory
Perhaps I should rebel
And make my escape
And be free

Thanks to all who participated last week.  Check them out below:


But then I reflected that nothing could be as bad as the kitchens.

Isobelle Carmody’s Obernewtyn


The Haunted Wordsmith – How Bad Could It Be?

Kristian Tales from the mind of Kristian – 50 Word Thursday #26 – Kin In The Kitchen

VJ Knutson from One Woman’s Quest – Superwoman Has A Dark Side


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If you are looking for a challenge to participate in Cee has put a list up on her blog, which can be accessed here.