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Tuesday 29 November 2016

U for Under Milkwood

Under Milkwood  is the most amusing play written for the radio in 1954 by the highly acclaimed Welsh writer and poet Dylan Thomas.

 The story is based around a fictional Welsh fishing village called Llareggub which, if you spell it backwards, it says 'Buggerall which is a sardonic term meaning nothing.

The village is full of quirky characters including Captain Cat who is blind and is haunted by the loss of his crew in a violent storm.

Captain Cat sleeping and dreaming of his lost crew.

This just a small offering this week as there was some confusion (caused by Google) so I abandoned my part written offering, only to be asked if I would carry on with it.

There is so much more to tell you about Under Milkwood ,which I shall in due course ! My enduring memories of this wonderful writing by Dylan Thomas is sitting around our huge radio with my family and hearing the dulcet tones of Richard Burton's voice narrating this wonderful tale.

 In 1972 it was made into a film starring Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor although it was quite good I could still close my eyes and just listen to the narration.

If I have captured your imagination enough and you haven't listened to the play, you can google it or check it out on You Tube.

My thanks and UNDISPUTED respect for Denise the devisor of ABCw, Roger editor, ably assisted by Leslie. Not forgetting the team workers who help to keep this wonderful meme together.

Best regards to all,


Abcw team. 



Monday 21 November 2016

T is for...


Ten years!!!

That's how long this blog has been around.  I joined at about the halfway point and it's been an interesting ride.

Anyone here who has been here since round one?

I'd love to see some of your early posts and hear how you feel the blog has evolved.

It's time to unveil the badge for round 20, our final round and I have to say this was one of the Toughest for me to do.

I knew what I wanted to do.  But I kept putting it off.

I believed that if I procrastinated long enough it would change the inevitable result.  But that never works, so with encouragement from Roger, I completed the final badge.

I only wish we had actual shirts.

So T is for T-shirt and for farewell Tour.

But mostly T is for Thank You to each of you who has stayed with us.

Monday 14 November 2016

S for Satnav..

 by Pam Ayres.

I have a little Satnav it sits there in my car.
A Satnav is a driver's best friend it tells you where you are.
I have a little Satnav, I've had it all my life
I'ts better than the normal ones,


It gives me full instructions, especially how to drive
"It'sixty miles" it says  "You're doing sixty five".
It tells me when to stop and start, and when to use the brake
And tells me it's never ever, safe to overtake.
It tells me when a light is red, and when it goes to green

It seems to know instinctively just when to intervene.
It lists the vehicles just in front, and all those to the rear.
And taking all this into account It specifies my gear.
I'm sure no other driver has so helpful a device,
For when we leave and lock the car, it still gives it's advice.
So why don't I exchange it and get a quieter sort ?
Ah well, you see, it cleans the house,
 makes sure I'm properly fed,

It washes all my shirts and things, and keeps me warm in bed!
Despite all these advantages, and my tendency to scoff,
I only wish that now and then, I could turn the b*****r off.

My sincere thanks to the SASSY Denise who devised  Abcw
many moons ago and Roger the SCRUPULOUS admin man
who is ably assisted by ' Le oh si Savant'  Leslie' from Vancouver.
Also the team of helpers who STRIVE each week to visit 
alloted sites and welcome newcomers to ABCW.


Friday 11 November 2016

Happy Birthday toooo:

Hi all members of our ABC-Wednesday-family.. 

Saturday, november the 12th we may congratulate Arnoldo Romero with his birthday.
Wishing him a wonderful birthday with lots more in the best blessings of health and happiness!

If someone wants his/her date to be added to our Birthday-Calendar, just let me know!

♫ M e l d y ♫ (abc-w-team)

Tuesday 8 November 2016

R is for Restoration

Many years ago Jon and I were at an auction when this old lawnmower came under the hammer, I got it for £2. It has been a garden ornament for 20 years but Jon restored it for me....he made a new roller and a new handle, stripped all the metal parts and sharpened the blades. It cuts perfectly!

The lawn is Jon's domain and loves nothing more than to sit on his lawnmower and spend a couple of hours getting the perfect cut - but for small area, or round trees this is perfect. It is a Ransom Henley model.

I am really pleased with the washstand - it has been just an ornamental piece for years, but it too has done well for being restored.

Restoring is certainly the way to go right now - is it the same in other parts of the world?


Tuesday 1 November 2016

ABC-Wednesday - 19-Q

abcw19groot  Mrs. Nesbitt's 


Round 19-Q

Hello and good morning, -afternoon, -evening, dear people who all participate is this wonderful photomeme, which is a joy to me, week after week, after week.
I’m always curious to what you come up with!

The challenging letter of this week is the and I've chosen for the word Quest

Coming again to the letter Q, searching for an appropriate word, I realized that filling in some letters truly is a quest.
Just joined ABC Wednesday, its the 5th time that I have to fill in this letter and that is not that easy, especially for someone who's native tongue is an other then the English one.
But for this time, I've succeeded. Next time?...Time will tell won't it? *smile*

 So many things can be categorized under 'quest'... can't they?
 I would like to say that life in itself is a quest, at least to me it is. Always trying to look for the bright side, however dark some moments can be.

Another quest, in which I find lots and lots of joy is going out with my camera, the quest for beautiful things to capture so that I whenever I want or need to, can relive that moment and re-feel the joy to that I had at the moment of capture. Photographing is my favorite quest, as you might have guessed by now. Its a quest which gives pleasure, lots of it, and who does not want to have that?

 What is your favorite quest?

 Have ave a nice ABC-Wednesday-day / - week ~ ♫ M e l o d y ♫ (ABC-W-team)