(especially of change or action) relating to
or affecting the fundamental nature of something;
far-reaching or thorough.

Our rescue cat, Smudge, …

…had a radical change of behaviour on Friday afternoon.

This was the first time he had joined the dogs

in their beds and the closest he has

ever come to the house.


Word of the Day Challenge:  Radical







shine brightly with flashes of light.

Taken from my hospital bed…

…at the end of October.

Presumably Halloween fireworks

sparkling in the night sky.


Word of the Day Challenge:  Sparkle







referring to sexual matters in an amusingly coarse or irreverent way.

I think the decor in this Viennese toilet

could be described as ribald.

Rather crude…



…and most…






However, it brought a…


…to the face of most of those who viewed it.


Word of the Day Challenge:  Ribald







a fertile spot in a desert, where water is found.

During a few hours of free time in Venice…

…the heavens opened on St Mark’s Square.


We were fortunate enough to find a dry oasis

in one of the surrounding coffee shops.

Where, along with fellow travellers we spent

several hours chatting and keeping dry.

I don’t think I have ever taken so long

to dink a up of coffee.


Word of the Day Challenge:  Oasis







* having, worthy of, or bringing fame or admiration.
* having a striking beauty or splendour.

It does not matter which season I visit…

…the Twelve Apostles and other nearby places

along the coastline provide glorious views.


Word of the Day Challenge: Glorious