From the Pub Wall

After a couple of lean weeks at the Pub…

we both had a chuckle at his one.

Although MGW wanted to correct the spelling!


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This challenge hosted by Proscenium





I don’t have many…

…of the action shots required by this theme.


However, I think the speed at which these cyclists passed by…

…is conveyed by the blurred background.

Sydney’s King’s Cross Station is where

the last two images were taken.



I must have used a flash and I am not certain if

that is a reflection of the Sydney Harbour Bridge,

or a reflection of a poster behind me somewhere.

I don’t know Sydney well enough but something tells me

that The Bridge was not in the background  of

any other King’s Cross photos so it must be a poster.

Still it looks effective…I think.


Weekly Prompt Photo Challenge: Motion


I have only realised this week that none

of my Outlander reviews appear

to have been published on WoollyMuses.

Prepare to be inundated by Outlander reviews

over the next couple of weeks. 🙂


Outlander 0.5


Diana Gabaldon

Whilst an enjoyable novella, featuring Jamie and Ian from the Outlander novels, it was difficult to work out exactly where Virgins meshed with the Outlander series. Or, for that matter, why it was written. I fully expected Virgins to be slotted into the Outlander storyline. I will concede that I have only read four of the seven Outlander books, but I cannot visualise Virgins being part of future Outlander books, if for no other reason than the characters (Jamie and Ian) are much younger, and their Outlander personas are more developed, than in Virgins.

Still, after all that apparent negative comment, Virgins is a solid 3.5 star book for all the above reasons. As a novella and knowing the characters, I think it was an enjoyable read and worth 4 stars…which is about as high as I would go with novellas.

And after all my comments I have just noticed Virgins is Outlander book, #0.5, which is exactly where it should sit.

Read: August 2016 according to Goodreads.

I have rated



Goodreads readers have rated


an average of 

3.94 stars

from 9,785 ratings and 657 reviews

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can be purchased online at 

Booktopia, Fishpond and Amazon





having or showing a modest or low estimate of one’s importance.

Humble is not a word to describe this little twerp.

She has the ‘guts of an  Easter egg‘ and

never, ever does anything wrong….in her opinion.

She stirs, starts then runs like anything

to be away from potential consequences.

And this is her idea of being in her kennel

and doesn’t the expression say

‘Who me? I didn’t do it’


Word of the Day Challenge:  Humble




the quality or state of being different or diverse; the absence of uniformity or monotony.

February 15, 2019


Photographing even one sunset will

provide a photographer with a diverse range

of colour depending on when the photo was taken.

This shot was around five minutes

after the sun had dropped out of sight. 

I’m sure tomorrow night Mother Nature

will provide us with a different experience.


Fandango’s One Word Challenge: 




An attractive but since deceased Camellia.

A pink bag which didn’t make past

a fellow travellers ‘test drive’.

It think price was the major consideration.


The button-hole worn at Number 2 Son’s wedding.


A Photo a Week Challenge: Pink




be strongly attracted to someone or something.

Almost from the moment Taji arrived home…

Maggie was smitten with her.

Maggie treated Taji much differently to Candi.

Maggie played with Taji and showed her how to behave.

Maggie showed Taji how to sleep…

…and how to protect the house from looters.

There hasn’t been a Magpie to feed for

several years thanks to young energetic dogs.

It almost seemed like they knew they were related.

Or perhaps it was just Labradors being Labradors.


Word of the Day Challenge:  Smitten