Weekly Photo – broken

While I would love someone to take over the weekly photo challenge in the interim I thought I would do a photo of my own to encapsulate a word and this week I chose


If you want to play along, feel welcome.



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October Writing Prompts – 31st



The haunting of Harold Hemmings,
Wasn’t going well.
When the lights went out,
He refused to yell.

When the ghouls played maracas,
He sang and danced.
No, the haunting of Harold Hemmings,
Just produced a laugh.

He seemed oblivious to terror,
He just didn’t scare.
As the days and weeks went past,
Their cupboard ran bare.

Harold Hemmings just
Refused to take fright.
Wearied and tired they conceded defeat,
This man was like a worthy knight.

Just when they were about to leave,
A floorboard creaked by the door.
And Harold Hemmings screamed,
Fear oozing from his every pore.

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Deb’s Tuesday Captions

Hi Everyone,

I stumbled across this snap during the week and I thought, i wonder what their discussing.  Any ideas?


I was just saying to Stella that he was no good for her.

Thanks to everyone who participated last week, we had some great captions


What do you mean you’ve fed all the fish to those dolphins?  What about me???

ArtisanX from Proscenium – “I’m swimming in my own poop!

Jay-lyn Doerksen from The Wonderful and Wacky World of one Single Mom – “You think I look pretty? Well thank you.”

Michael from Morpethroad – “Hey, are you talkin’ to me?”

Charles from Potatoes and the Promise of More Potatoes – “I swear to God, I parked my car right here”

V J Knutson from One Woman’s Quest – “What do you mean you don’t believe in global warming?”

Tammy from God Inspired Arts and Quotes – “FISH ALERT!!!”

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Chasing the Sun – When things take a turn

Hi All,

This week was a strange one, as mentioned last week we headed into Carnarvon to complete some repairs with the intention of heading out into the Pilbara – but that wasn’t the way things turned out.  We did set out and made it to a free camp 170km north of Carnarvon and then things went pear shaped.  My partner put his back out the heat escalated and I ended up towing the van back to Carnarvon.  Given I have never even towed a trailer, this was a bit of a challenge for me, but we did arrive safe and sound and spent another four days at the caravan park.

In the interim we decided that it was going to be too hot to venture any further north at this time of the year, so we have re-routed and we are heading inland towards Meekatharra with the intention of visiting Leinster and Laverton before going through Kalgoorlie and then back home.  While this means we will miss out on the Pilbara, the dogs are really suffering with the heat, so it is probably for the best.

How did this impact on our expenditure – well, being anywhere near shops always has a negative impact but what can you do?

So, on that note our expenditure this week:

Fuel:                      $211.22

Groceries:            $254.55

Camp Fees:          $120.00


Other:                   $  64.16

Anyway, I’ll let you know what happens next week and here are a few photos from our time in Carnarvon.


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