The Best Laid Plans

Not  a  brilliant  day  so  I  rewrote  a  ROBERT BURNS Poem to suit my  present  mood!


The best-laid plans of mice and men often go awry

You  think  you  have  all corners  covered  then  fate  pokes  you in the eye!

Your day is meticulously ordered, your  plans  are  carefully  laid.

Trying to  complete your tasks, when the unforeseen pops up and  your  nerves  are  frayed!


Poetry Day, England.

This royal throne of kings, this sceptred isle,

Your time  is  running  out, you’ve  lost  your  style.

Over crowded, over stretched, under valued, under siege

All that  is great is  gone, not  much left  for  us, is  there  my liege.


Our leaders  are all in disarray,

They have not  a  word of  truth to say.

Under last orders, under threat

That  we  are  sinking is  a safe  bet.


All our  hope  and  pride  are gone

Rule  Britannia a  worn out  song.

This is  my land  and I love it  dear

Sadly  sinking is  this  isle I fear.

One Liner Wednesday :

This  is  part  of  LindaGHill’s   One  Liner Wednesday! Here is  the pingback!


Overheard  at  the  hospital Monday:  Two  elderly  Gentlemen  at  the  hospital. One  a  volunteer driver very  correct and pleasant, the  older  chap  an  equally  correct  and pleasant  person too.

They  approach  the  coffee shop in  the  reception. ” Two teas  please , ( he  spots  the paper cups) OH!  you have  no  cups, my  wife  always  carries  a  cup  with  her  she  will not  use  those  things! ( pointing  to the offending objects!!)


Anyone who would like to try it out, feel free to use the “One-Liner Wednesday” title in your post, and if you do, you can ping back to Linda’post here to help your blog get more exposure. To execute a ping back, just copy the URL in the address bar on Linda’s post and paste it somewhere in the body of your post. Your link will show up in the comments on Linda’s  page. Please ensure that the One-Liner Wednesday you’re pinging back to is this week’s! Otherwise, no one will likely see it butLinda.

As with Stream of Consciousness Saturday (SoCS), if you see a ping back from someone else in my comment section, click and have a read. It’s bound to be short and sweet.

Unlike SoCS, this is not a prompt so there’s no need to stick to the same “theme.”

The rules that I’ve made for myself (but don’t always follow) for “One-Liner Wednesday” are:

1. Make it one sentence.

2. Make it either funny or inspirational.

3. Use the tag #1lineWed for more exposure.

Have fun!


Wordless Wednesday: La Mare



Wordless Wednesday: Holy Fractals.

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Stream of Consciousness Saturday:

 LindaGHill said  “Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is: “expect/unexpected.”  Use either or both words in your post, or simply base your idea on them. Have fun!”

Sorry  this  is  so late!

Here is the pingback.

I did  not  expect  to  return  to  angst, I  did  not  expect  the  unexpected  to  rear up  and  bite  me  in  the  bum!

Stress  between  middle  son  and husband  exploded! That  was to  be  expected  he ( middle  son  )  has been pushing our  patience  for years  now. I  am  forgiving  of  his  shortcomings and  faults, I  am his  mother  what  more  would  you   expect? His  father  though  had  had  enough! That  also  not  unexpected.

Anyway  it  all  blew  almost  as  we  walked  through  the  door after  having  been  travelling, mostly  for the  last three days.


The  proverbial hit  the  fan, tempers  frayed  and  broke ,

Words  best left  unsaid  were spoke .

Belongings  removed in silence, looks  so  black  cast my way.

Husband tells  me it’s  all my  fault, well it  would  be , hey?

I never  disciplined  them  enough .

Well I did  my  best… not  good  enough…. tough!!


All  my fault  well that’s  to  be  expected….it’s  not  unexpected to get  the blame!


Here are the rules:

1. Your post must be stream of consciousness writing, meaning no editing, (typos can be fixed) and minimal planning on what you’re going to write.

2. Your post can be as long or as short as you want it to be. One sentence – one thousand words. Fact, fiction, poetry – it doesn’t matter. Just let the words carry you along until you’re ready to stop.

3. There will be a prompt every week. Linda will post the prompt  on her blog on Friday, along with a reminder for you to join in. The prompt will be one random thing, but it will not be a subject. For instance,  Linda  will not say “Write about dogs”; the prompt will be more like, “Make your first sentence a question,” or “Begin with the word ‘The’.”

4. Ping back! It’s important, so that Linda  and other people can come and read your post! For example, in your post you can write “This post is part of SoCS:” and then copy and paste the URL found in your address bar at the top of Linda’s post into yours.  Your link will show up in Linda’s comments, for everyone to see. The most recent pingbacks will be found at the top.

5. Read at least one other person’s blog who has linked back their post. Even better, read everyone’s! If you’re the first person to link back, you can check back later, or go to the previous week, by following my category, “Stream of Consciousness Saturday,” which you’ll find right below the “Like” button on Linda’s post.

6. Copy and paste the rules (if you’d like to) in your post. The more people who join in, the more new bloggers you’ll meet and the bigger your community will get!

7. Have fun!


Wordless Wednesday: Giant Versus Man

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