6 Word Story Challenge: Supernatural

 

Vienna tomb 2016 © Southampton Old Lady
Vienna tomb 2016 © Southampton Old Lady m

 

 

Guided in darkness through devil’s fen

To take part or see others who have taken part in this week’s 6 word story challenge visit: https://nicolaauckland.wordpress.com/2016/02/20/sometimes-stellar-storyteller-six-word-story-challenge-22/

Valentine’s Day

This is a dedication to all those who grieve over loved ones on the 14th of February.

I am fortunate that the love-of-my-life and I will be together to celebrate this day which will hopefully be a happy occasion, but I am so aware of those who find it difficult to cope on St Valentine’s Day. You might be widowed, have a a family member snatched away by Cancer or grieving for someone who is still alive but gone from you. My heart goes out to the parents of those massacred by bullets that commemorate this day.  Whatever your grief this is for you…

YouTube link to David Bowie singing Valentine’s Day: https://youtu.be/S4R8HTIgHUU

Storm Imogen

Car crashed into tree as it collapsed on Hill Lane Southampton during the night - it has been cleared this morning.
Car crashed into tree as it collapsed on Hill Lane Southampton during the night – it has been cleared this morning. BBC News
Storm Imogen forecast over the British Isles today
Storm Imogen forecast over the British Isles today

So do I venture out?  I have important appointments in Bournemouth again today and a quick weather-check brings up police warnings not to venture out unless it is urgent, as Storm Imogen, which hit the British Isles yesterday, is expected to be worse than expected in the South of England today.

UPDATE: 23:25 pm: Well we ventured out when it was a bit ‘calmer’ and decided to keep to main roads through the New Forest avoiding any country lanes – very gusty but manageable. There was heavy, slow-moving traffic on our return, we passed a fallen tree across the A31 which was being cleared very quickly by a team of hard-hat workers. We heard that a tree had also fallen across the A35 (an alternative route between Bournemouth and Southampton). It was dark when we arrived home, but we are glad we took the risk.

Car trapped between two branches of a tree on the Romsey Road A35 (an alternative route). BBC photo
Car trapped between two branches of a tree on the Romsey Road A35 (an alternative route). BBC photo
A tree blew over in Southampton High Street but caused little damage. Media photo
A tree blew over in Southampton High Street but caused little damage. Echo Internet photo.

Colour Your World: Gold

I spent two days in Salzburg. A beautiful Austrian city with touches of GOLD

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Painting of Grace Kelly in hotel
Painting on hotel wall

And then there’s the hotel fixtures and fittings

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Even the Supermarket logos are in gold
Even the Supermarket logos are in gold

In response to Colour Your World Photo Challenge: February 8th 2016: GOLD

To find out more about the challenge: http://jennifernicholewells.com/category/color-your-world/

“Time, Gentleman Please!”

The Bent Brief
The Bent Brief closed in early 2015

In response to The Daily Post Photo Challenge: TIME and Pub No 3 in my series

TIME has been called on this popular Southampton pub that had a great reputation for live music. From opera to jazz, it offered a broad range of sounds. One of the pub’s former regulars was blues musician Gordon Haskell.

The highlight of the festive season was their annual pantomime – political satires written by Dr Julie Campbell who lectured at the University of Southampton; performed by students and locals together under the name of the £40 Theatre Company.

The Bent Brief‘s name was coined in competition with another pub further along Lodge Road: The Honest Lawyer (which I posted on the Photo Challenge: Change http://wp.me/p6jveM-gU ). This was due to the number of law firms that used to operate in the area in 1878. My father had been a local and met up with friends in both pubs.

To enter or see others: https://dailypost.wordpress.com/photo-challenges/time/