Write a letter to the personality trait you like least, convincing it to shape up or ship out. Daily Prompt Hey, procrastination – beat it! I’m tired of you holding me back. It’s your fault that it takes me days to get round to jobs that need doing. That pile […]

Shape Up or Ship Out

From the Daily Prompt: Describe a moment of kindness, between you and someone else — loved one or complete stranger. When my Round the World 2007 trip came to an end, I blogged about the two men who carried my suitcases for me down to the subway. This is one […]

Moment of Kindness

I would rather it stop altogether, but anyone who eats animals should demand better. Staffordshire Trading Standards are already aware of the disgusting conditions these animals are forced to live in, as are the RSPCA. But perhaps they just need more of a push.Trading Standards’ contact details are as follows:Animal […]

Hillside Animal Sanctuary Farm Investigation

I’m getting a bit teed off with people pointing out what a lot of work I’ve got to do with the land. I realise they think they’re being helpful, but what they don’t realise is that they’re one of many people telling me the same thing. And pointing it out […]

Pointing out the obvious

Do parties and crowds fill you with energy, or send you scurrying for peace and quiet? Daily Prompt Depends how much alcohol is involved. I’m naturally quite shy and cope better in small groups, but ‘tipsy’ is directly correlated to ‘gregarious’; and unfortunately ‘really drunk’ is directly correlated to ‘making […]


Tell us how your week went by putting together a playlist of songs that represent it. Daily Prompt My week has been one of forgetfulness, awkwardness and general rubbishness. I’ve been forgetting about doing basic things, a haircut appointment, and all the things people rely on me for. I used […]

Playlist of the Week

Take a quote from your favorite movie — there’s the title of your post. Now, write! Daily Prompt My favourite quote used to be from Harvey Dent in The Dark Knight: You make your own luck. But personal circumstances that make me feel massively out of control of my own […]

Silver Screen

Pick a contentious issue about which you care deeply — it could be the same-sex marriage debate, or just a disagreement you’re having with a friend. Write a post defending the opposite position, and then reflect on what it was like to do that. Daily Prompt (but I’m only doing […]

Bone of Contention

You’re stranded in a foreign city for a day with no money and no friends. Where do you go; what do you do? Daily Prompt This is a tough one. I’ve been in plenty of foreign cities without friends, but never without any money. That makes it a bit more […]


Do you have animals in your life? If yes, what do they mean to you? If no, why have you opted not to? Daily Prompt In short, yes. I have 15 horses. I had a cat which my grandparents looked after for a while before he died in 2011, and […]


Continuing with the idea of responding to WordPress Daily Prompts on Blogger, I move to this one: What was your favorite book as a child? Did it influence the person you are now? I loved reading and being read to as a child. Everything from Smot the Dog, Sali Mali, […]

Bedtime Stories

It was Dad’s birthday a couple of weeks ago. I spent the day at a mounted games competition with the riders he trained previously. He would’ve been very proud of them all and it’s a real shame he can’t be there to see them this year. I took the following […]

Happy Birthday Dad

So I’m feeling a bit better than I was when I write this post: my car did have more damage but it didn’t cost as much as I thought it might do. I got electrical contact spray which managed to get my Dad’s car started, and so I could start […]


Yesterday’s Daily Prompt over at the Daily Post at WordPress was: “And they lived happily ever after.” Think about this line for a few minutes. Are you living happily ever after? If not, what will it take for you to get there? Once again it is more appropriate to respond […]

Happily Ever After

I have both Blogger and WordPress sites, and one of the nice things about WordPress is the Daily Prompt on the Daily Post at WordPress. Today’s is: Murphy’s Law says, “Anything that can go wrong will go wrong.” Write about a time everything did — fiction encouraged here, too! The […]

Murphy’s Law