Three Things Challenge # 12

Violá, here is my new cottage

All ready to step in and reside

There will be my name on the

Front door, beautifully written

On this tile here

But oh damn

What is this blunder done here

The painter has misspelled my

Lovely name all wrong and made

It into a joke, how could he write

Barbed Wire instead of Barb Dwyer?

Written for;


Misspell, Front, Tile


Oh no way, oh so way!

A new game by Rory

Here is what he has to say about this new game;

I have just changed the responses slightly to reflect it my blog to ‘Oh No Way’ for I Have Never and ‘Oh So Way’ for I Have.

Your answers to the questions below can only swing two ways ‘yes or no’ or Oh So Way or Oh No Way’.

You need only answer in the comments section below or It’s up to you if you go further or treat this as a prompt for a post .. .

Questions – panic NOT folks, nice ones …

Oh No Way, Oh So Way – Injured myself whilst trying to impress someone.

Oh so way! It’s been a long time that I had to impress anyone but any antics. So if I look in the long gone past, there are hazy recollections of trying to excel at games to impress my friends. In fact I injured my knee in trying to catch a ball once.

Pretended to be a raccoon and eaten from the trash can.

Oh no way, never, nada!

Taken part in a fashion show.

Oh so way. In college we put on a fashion show to raise money. The theme was vintage fashion. We borrowed clothes from our parents old collection and modeled them ourself.

Made money by performing on the street.

Oh no way! Not that I would have minded if I had any talent or the confidence to do so.

Accidentally broken something in someone’s house, but not told them.

Oh no way! My kids might have broken something in someone’s house but I came clean.

Walked for more than six hours.

Oh so way! When we visited New York, we walked around for hours, me lagging behind the rest of the family. It might not have been six hours, but it certainly felt like that.

Stolen from a shop.

Oh no way!

Ridden a horse.

Oh so way. But ridden would not be a correct description. I was given a ride on a gentle pony, as a kid!

Jumped out of a perfectly stable aircraft.

Oh no way!

Cut my own hair.

Oh so way. Plenty of times. And also those of my friends, kids and any of the family members willing to risk it. And even if I say so myself, I was pretty good at it.

Performed my own dentistry.

Oh no way.

Fallen in love at first glance.

Oh no way, not at first glance.

Had a paranormal experience.

This has to be a qualified answer. So it will be oh maybe some way. I have sometimes felt the presence of someone or something not physically there.

This is a fantastic game. Come and join in.


JusJoJan # 11

Your prompt for JusJoJan 2019, January 11th is brought to you by M! Click here to find her last SoCS post and say hi while you’re there! M’s word for our prompt today is in SoCS style: “flew/flu/flue.” Use one, use them all, use them anywhere in your post or make one or all the theme of your post. Have fun!

“Are you listening? “The question flew over her head. It wasn’t a rhetorical question, it demanded an answer. Her teacher was looking at her with hands on her hip, a frustrated expression on her face.

“Oh, I am sorry Mrs P, I didn’t hear you the first time. You see with this flu I am suffering from, my hearing seems to be affected”

“So Jessy, I am going to repeat my question, what is the function of a flue in a factory?”

Jessy looked around at the faces of her class mates ,found no clue there and looking at the desk in front of her, replied that she had no idea!

JusJoJan; # 11




Three things challenge # 9

It was the movie of the decade. Charlie had already seen it but had thought that since Charlotte was too young when it came out, they can watch a rerun of Titanic. There were a few people in the theater. They took seats in the middle row where the view was good. Charlie was a good and thoughtful friend. He got popcorn for Charlotte along with a few candy bars.

They did enjoy the movie, but were forced to leave their seats when they were discovered huddled in their seat by the big guy’s cat in the theater.

Written for 3TC;

Candy bar, Friend, Titanic



Queen of Questions # 6 th Jan

Today’s Questions:

1. What was the last thing that broke down in your house?

The door in the guest room is not closing properly. And I don’t think I can fix it myself! 😒

2. What tv show’s finale do you still think about?

Merlin, the BBC series. They just killed the whole thing in the final episode.

3. What is something that deserves to end?

The presidential term?

4. What was the last thing you were doing that made you think, “will this just be over already?”

Dieting, losing weight, always and always.

5. What is the worst thing someone could do at your funeral/end of life?

Be too sad. I won’t mind people having a good time.

6. If you could be frozen and reanimated in the future, would you sign up?

Not at all. It would be so risky to do something like that when you don’t even know if you will wake up in full possession of your senses!

7. How long do you have something before you admit it needed to go?

My limit is one year. Unless I would decide on the first day that it’s never going to be used by me.

8. What video game do you die the most in?

Don’t play those sort of games. Mine are puzzles, where there is no chance of dying.

9. What is your favorite thing to do at the end of summer/winter?

Looking at my clothes from the last season and deciding if I need new ones or not. I am trying not to buy too much stuff and this time around I curtailed all my urges to splurge.

10. If today turned out the be your last day, what are three things you have accomplished in your life?

I have raised a great family, I have been a good daughter and a good friend. And have given guidance and advice to help others when asked for!

QoQ #6



Jack of all trades

A person who has many talents, can perform a lot of things with some degree of skill, is often referred to as A Jack of all trades. It is not a glamorous title, in fact it is not used in a complimentary tone. A Jack is the third highest card in the deck, after the King and the Queen. But being a Jack of all trades, implies that you are master of none!

I grew up with three brothers and was something of a tomboy in my teens. My father was very interested in teaching us kids how to fix things. But my brothers, being boys weren’t much into learning all that stuff and I was the one who learned a lot of handy tricks. I could not only change a bulb, but a socket too. Could rewire an electrical device like a lamp, fan and fix a fuse as well. This made me very useful to have around, specially when my friends, all girls needed something fixed. I learned the girly stuff too, from my grand mother like cooking, baking and sewing. I could knit, embroider and paint too. As I became an adult and was introduced to a computer, I learned how to program it, compress files, reprogram it and all sorts of tricks in between.

So where am I going with all this- that I am a Jack of all trades but I didn’t master any of the skills. But I am happy with my skill level. It saves me a lot of hassle, time and money. I mostly manage to fix the things that need fixing. I also can improvise and make do if I don’t have a specific thing for a specific job. And the sense of satisfaction I get is the best thing about this talent.

So it’s not bad! Being a Jack! Or the handyman as my kids sometimes joke!

Have you any skill in this area?

Written for:


JusJoJan 6th Jan




“Hey! Jackie, Give me your frank opinion” Stella shouted out to her friend. Jackie, peeked into Stella’s sitting room and looked around.

“What is that you want my frank opinion about” she asked.

“Didn’t you noticed my new wallpaper! I got a new one installed last week”

“Oh, hmm, yes now I can see that it’s a different one from last time I visited”

“So! Do you like it or not? “

“It’s nice… “Jackie’s words weren’t as enthusiastic as Stella had hoped for.

” You don’t like it” Stella said accusingly. “You know its all the rage there days “

” Oh, I love it Stella but it’s been changed three times in as many months now. Why aren’t you just satisfied with what you have? You know the fashion and trends change so fast, why are you throwing away your money on these frivolous things?”

” So it means you do like it? ” came Stella’s reply. Apparently she hadn’t heard a word her friend had said after the first sentence.








Three things Challenge

Today is the day,

I am going to do it

All ready and prepared

A bucket of warm water

A sponge and a wash cloth

That is all the stuff I need today

For you can guess, I am cleaning up

The fridge, the slime in the corners and

In between the spaces , the dried out spills

Taking it all out and filling the garbage bag

It’s high time to give all the space inside

A thorough clean and scrub, that it so

Needs, and what do I see down there

A bar of chocolate fallen in between

The shelves, from so long ago

Well I got a reward out of

The hard work, a candy

To appease my



space, bar, slime



Queen of Questions #4

Teresa’s 10 Questions for today are all about the favorite fairy tales

Today’s Questions:

1. Everyone thinks they know the story of Jack and Jill, but why did they really go up the hill?

Water is scarce and the only well was on the top of the hill. Their efforts were however wasted because, Jack being a clumsy boy, tripped and spilled all that water.

2. What was humpty dumpty sitting on and why?

It was the wall built by the POTUS, between USA and Mexico. He was waiting to see how the people would manage to cross the border in the presence of the wall. He was cheering any brave person who wanted to climb over it.

3. What did Rapunzel let down?

Specially made hair attachments, reinforced with threads of steel. She didn’t want her beau to fall down and break a leg.

4. What was Little Miss Muffet eating and what happened when the spider came down beside her?

Miss Muffet was a greedy little girl and had bullied her sister into handing over all the trifle to her. But the spider was a social activist and wanted to show the bullies that they cannot take the share of others by force.

5. Why was Hansel and Gretel sent into the woods?

They were trying to find the cell phone signals. But alas they just found the witch.

6. Who really ate Grandma?

Nobody can or could. She is one tough dame!

7. What did the Three Little Pigs build their houses out of?

In the days when the housing sector was facing a slump in prices, all three of them got their own mansions in the posh area of the town.

8. What did Little Jack Horner pull out of the pie?

He didn’t like the candies ginger his ma had put in the pie, so he pulled all the pieces out .

9. What is the true story behind Cinderella?

Cruelty never pays and hard work can make you a princes, provided that you have connections in high places.

10. Rumpelstiltskin wasn’t his name…what was it?

His real name was Donald……..

QoQ #4



SoCS January 5th

Your prompt for #JusJoJan and Stream of Consciousness Saturday is: “sap/sep/sip/sop/sup.” Use one or all of these words or find a word that contains them, but most of all, have fun! Wondering what to do with “sep”? This is interesting: Enjoy!

The soup was not only cold, and lumpy

But tasted strange on the very first sip,

it was a poor sop to the conscience to say

That the cook was infirm and all his energy

Was sapped out of him due to his illness

After all it was somebody else’s problem!

( Sep= Somebody else’s problem)

Written for Stream of Conscience Saturday

JusJoJan 5th Jan