Word-of-Day-Challenge-Galvanising

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coat (iron or steel) with a protective layer of zinc.
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The right side of the roof is new galvanised iron

while the left half is the original.

Only new due to a strong whirlwind

or mini cyclone that passed over.

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Book Review-Stories-Untold

Untold Stories

by

Leslie Wolfe

Leslie Wolfe’s Stories Untold, was overlooked by me for several months because, my interpretation of the title said it was a book of short stories of which this reader is not all that fond.  Upon closer inspection I noted that it was not sort stories, and have, therefore, just finished reading Untold Stories.

I a nut shell, Untold Stories is about a war veteran (DJ) and his plot to commit suicide, so bad is his Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.  He settles on a time of death then enlists Doctor Angela Blackwell to be his witness to his state of mind over a six month period.  After meeting DJ Angela decides to save him.    The question is, does DJ want to be saved? Is there anything in his life that is worth living for?

I enjoyed Stories Untold, perhaps because I was in my teens during the sixties when National Service (in Vietnam) was mandatory for healthy twenty year olds.   Although I was called up my health precluded me from going into the armed forces let alone to Vietnam.

Stories Untold is again something different to Wolfe’s usual homicide fare however, I feel sure that Leslie Wolfe fans will find Stories Untold enjoyable.

I rated

Untold Stories

 as a four-star read.

At the time of writing my review other

Goodreads readers have rated

Untold Stories

an average of 4.30 stars

from 998 ratings

and 92 reviews

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Untold Stories

is available online

at

  Fishpond and Amazon

Unavailable:       Booktopia

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FOWChallenge-Death

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death

the action or fact of dying or being killed;
the end of the life of a person or organism.
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Whilst being surrounded by reminders

of death on the Western Front,

Ypres’ Menin Gate, in Belgium,

is the only place where death

is actively remembered each and every day

when the Last Post is played every evening at 8 PM.

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FOWChallenge-Machine

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machine

an apparatus using mechanical power
and having several parts, each with a definite function
and together performing a particular task
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An old drill (seeder) now converted to an

outdoor picnic table and bench seating.

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WeeklyPrompts-PC-Missing

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missing

(of a thing) not able to be found because
it is not in its expected place
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During my 2017 visit to the Western Front Battlefields,

we visited many memorials dedicated to those who

paid the ultimate sacrifice and those listed as missing.

The Thiepval Memorial, on the Somme, was one such

Memorial to French-Anglo Soldiers.

Although only 300 French and 300 British graves

in this French-Anglo memorial,

it set the tone for our few days

on the Western Front.

 I could only wonder if there were any of

the 72,000 names inscribed upon the Memorial

watching over their comrades in arms,

as I imagined they may be.

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Weekly Prompt Photo Challenge:…Missing

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RagTagChallenge-Myriad

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myriad

a countless or extremely great number
of people or things.
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This winter will be our sixteenth since we left farming life behind.

During that time we have tried a myriad of

plants and flowers in our garden.

We have endured severe frosts, severe heat,

drought and hot and cold winds.

Now when seeking out a new plant to add to our garden,

it must, at the very least, must tolerate all of

the above conditions before it gets

a ride home with us.

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RagTagChallenge:…Myriad

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Cee-BW-Challenge22-Pairs

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Cee’s

Black and White Challenge.

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Two Yellow-Billed Hornbill’s

Kruger National Park

South Africa

A pair of horses feet

London

Great Britain

Two lady’s boots

Giraffe Horns

Greater Kruger National Park

South Africa

 

Two Rhinos

Botswana

Leopard’s feet

Kruger National Park

South Africa

Harpist’s feet

Brugge

Belgium

Musician’s hands

South Africa

Huggers in Melbourne

Pair of lion cubs

South Africa

Horses on a cold foggy morning

Moorabool Valley

Geelong

Two trees

Moorabool Valley

Geelong

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Cees-BW-Photo-Challenge:…Two-of-Anything

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