Another Germ – A Poem by Stevie Turner

It's been a winter of nasty germs this year.  I should know - I've had three since Christmas.  In the midst of my misery I came up with this poem...   Cough and sneeze, Hack and bark, Wandering about at night Trying to breathe, in the dark.   Steaming, steaming, Vaporiser peeling Wallpaper from the … Continue reading Another Germ – A Poem by Stevie Turner


Who’s Afraid of Big Words? by Cher’ley

This blog by Cher'ley  Grogg When trying to express oneself, it's frankly quite absurd, To leaf through lengthy lexicons to find the perfect word. A little spontaneity keeps conversation keen, You need to find a way to say, precisely what you mean... Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious! Even though the sound of it is something quite atrocious! If you … Continue reading Who’s Afraid of Big Words? by Cher’ley

Weel, Wha’d a ken’tit?

This post is by Nancy Jardine. Weel, Wha’d a ken'tit? - Well, who would have known that? I'm always touting my Scottish heritage and today is yet another of those days! Hallowe'en is over. Done and dusted, costumes stored away for another time...and anyway, I've done Scottish Halloween blog posts before, so here are a … Continue reading Weel, Wha’d a ken’tit?

Dumbest Thing I’ve Done by Cher’ley

  This Blog  by Cher’ley Grogg Over on the SDL Facebook wall, Dan Pearce asked: what was the most hilariously stupid thing you’ve ever done? He got 24 favorite answers. Here are 3: I stopped at Hollister and inspected one of the sweaters on their mannequins. Only it wasn’t a mannequin. It was a guy waiting for his girlfriend to … Continue reading Dumbest Thing I’ve Done by Cher’ley

Hoarding or Collecting by Cher’ley

   This Blog  by Cher’ley Grogg You might be a PackRat if: You think if you hold onto that polyester huge-lapeled suit, that it might actually come back in style some day. You save flat tires for years because you think they can someday they can be repaired. You don't throw things away because every time … Continue reading Hoarding or Collecting by Cher’ley

Seize the Moment by Cher’ley

  This blog by Cher’ley Grogg A young soldier and his commanding officer got on a train together. The only available seats were across from an attractive young women who was traveling with her grandmother. As they engaged in pleasant conversation, the soldier and the young woman kept eyeing one another; the attraction was obviously … Continue reading Seize the Moment by Cher’ley

Procrastinate? Who Me? by Cher’ley

     This blog by Cher’ley Grogg A farm boy accidentally overturned his wagonload of corn on the road. The neighbor who lived nearby came to investigate. "Hey, Willis," he called out, "forget your troubles for a spell and come on in and have dinner with us. Then I'll help you get the wagon up."  "That's … Continue reading Procrastinate? Who Me? by Cher’ley

It’s the journey AND the destination!

By Stephen Buehler I have taken on an arduous task – converting my novella into a novel. The Mindreading Murders is about a magician who's making his big comeback. One of his assistants is killed after being a guest on a medium’s TV show. This medium has something to do with the magician’s tragic past. … Continue reading It’s the journey AND the destination!

Wow! It’s National Bridge Day!

This post is by Nancy Jardine. I’m endlessly amused when I check in to Facebook, or Twitter, or Google+ and find that it’s a ‘National SOMETHING Day'. I just happened to pick up a reference to today, 15th October, while I was looking for some inspiration for a topic for this blog post and it … Continue reading Wow! It’s National Bridge Day!

Blogging for Gold!

This post is by Nancy Jardine No, I’m not talking about earning myself money from blogging, or winning an Olympic medal for blogging: it’s more that I need to ensure that the content of my blog is ‘pure gold.’ Flip back to the end of May 2011. Along with the copy of my first book … Continue reading Blogging for Gold!