Multiple Word Prompt Story – A Tight Deadline (A slightly rude comic tale)

This story was inspired by the following word prompts:

Word of the Day: Succinct.

Today’s things are: meat loaf, soup, stealing

WARNING: This story is a little bit rude. 

A Tight Deadline

It was the strangest dinner party I had ever been to. The host and hostess were a particularly odd pair wearing matching aprons. I had only been invited along at the last-minute because Siobhan asked me to come with her. Why I said yes, I’ll never know. Infatuation will make you do crazy things.

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The Liebster Award Nomination – A bit late, sorry.

Liebster Award 2018 nominations: Give answers and ask questions to participate

a couple of days ago I was nominated for this award by Moumita De Sarkar of Perceptions Unplugged, see here for the post:

Unfortunately this notification ended up in my Spam folder! So I may have missed the deadline. 😉

Go and check your spam folder, you may have messages that have accidentally ended up in there. I try to check it at least weekly now, just in case.

Please read the post above.

Thank you Moumita De Sarkar for nominating me.

The Liebster Award is an award that exists only on the internet and is given to bloggers by other bloggers. The earliest case of the award goes as far back as 2011. Liebster in German means sweetest, kindest, nicest, dearest, beloved, lovely, kind, pleasant, valued, cute, endearing, and welcome.

What to Do if Nominated for the Liebster Award?

  • Thank the person who nominated you, and put a link to their blog on your blog.
  • Display the award on your blog
  • Write a small post about what makes you passionate about blog posting.
  • Provide 10 random facts about yourself (optional).
  • Nominate 5 – 11 blogs that you feel would enjoy blogging about this award.
  • List these rules in your post
  • Inform the people/blogs that you nominated

To know more about the Liebster Award 2018 rules , please visit :

The Official Rules of the Liebster Award 2018


So why am I passionate about blogging?

Well I’m not sure I am passionate about it, I’m a cold blooded Englishman and as such am only passionate about two things, A Cup of Tea and the Weather. I do have to admit though that Blogging has become a bit of an addiction for me. I am enjoying it immensely and much more than I ever would have thought possible. It is the act of sharing a story or poem with with world, then receiving helpful and positive comments and a few likes. I suppose it strokes my ego. I have also enjoyed talking and interacting with people from all around the world, reading what others have put on their blogs and leaving my comments. IT is a much more friendly, supportive and engaging experience than I ever would have thought.

Thank you fellow bloggers for making this experience so fulfilling.

Interestingly, Moumita has said something very similar on her post, go and see.

Ten Random Facts about Me – I am confiding in you, so that makes YOU my confidant.

  1. I love trees.
  2. I have a Ginkgo Biloba tree in the garden (See picture of some Ginkgo leaves)Image result for ginkgo biloba tree free picture
  3. I do not like temperatures to go above 27 degrees centigrade (80 Fahrenheit)
  4. I like travelling to places and learning about their culture, what makes them different and interesting.
  5. I love coming home.
  6. I love tea, proper tea, which is the leaf of the Camellia Sinensis plant.
  7. I detest Coffee, even the smell of it makes me feel queasy.
  8. I am fascinated by History.
  9. I have never been to the Continents of North or South America.
  10. I keep pet chickens.


Moumita has set some questions which I will answer.

What is that one thing you hate doing the most and yet need to do it often?

Tidying up, House work in general. Eventually It gets to a level that I can’t tolerate any longer and I do a blitz of it. Also if I have friends or family coming round for tea then I tidy up too.

Who is that one person you would like to thank for standing beside you in times of need?

My Partner is one, and the other is my Mother, gosh that woman has had a lot to put up with over the years. 🙂

What is the advice you wish you had followed in life?

Don’t worry so much. Just get on a do it. It is better to do something than sit there worrying about it and not doing anything at all.

Also Start blogging, it’s great fun.

If you are given a chance to rewrite the ending of any novel, which one would it be?

There was a series of books, called the Wheel of Time series, that I started reading back in 1994. The last book came out a couple of years ago and at the end one of my favourite characters dies, and another character that you think is going to die ends up surviving but in an altered state. To be frank, I though the ending was a huge let down. To make matters worse the author, Robert Jordan, died before the last couple of books were finished and so another author finished them off using his notes. I think sometimes that the ending wasn’t what the original author intended.

What do you look forward to read when you follow another blog?

I keep an open mind. I like to read stories that take me off on a journey or make me think. I like poetry that does that too. I don’t like anything too abstract though. I like the fact that there is a wealth of different material out there.

Are you a selfie lover?

No, with my face, NO. I prefer photos of the scenery around me.

What will you prefer to do the most – travel to an unknown location or read an interesting book with a cup of coffee?

Travel to somewhere I haven’t been to, then come home and have a cup of tea.

Have you ever judged someone entirely by his/her physical appearance?

I make judgements all the time. I think it is human nature to try to protect us. I don’t think that is the problem, it is failing to adjust your initial impression or not allowing someone the chance to make an impression of their own. I always keep an open mind. I judge much more on behaviour than on appearance.

What were your expectations when you published the first post in your blog?

I had no idea what would happen. Would I get a message saying ‘what on earth are you doing on here, you clearly have no talent’ ? I didn’t know. Thankfully I didn’t get any negative comments at all. At first I only got a few views but that has rapidly increased.

What is that one (good/bad) habit that has stuck with you since you were a kid?

I think I am pretty much the same person I was when I was a Kid, with the same faults and same virtues. I talk too much, I am never as Succinct as I should be and I am very trusting.

You can’t stop laughing when you think today about an incident that happened few years back. What is it?

I wish I could think of something. I find humour in lots of things but I don’t tend to remember them.


My Nominees:


I am not going to set any questions for my nominees, If they want to they can answer the ones above.

Sweet Summertime…

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As I always say, There is no pressure to take part in this if you don’t want to. Answer some questions, post some facts about yourself, or don’t bother, the choice is yours.

All the best


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