Pandora

Pandora’s name and purpose was All Giver she created Eden here on earth the Jealous Gods revamped her as a sinner and changed her story - put it in reverse Headline She let out all Ills Earths people now take bitter pills! BUT Invert the pythos  - beat that drum  and something else will always come some say a truth withheld from us so long both gods and man take certain pride in doing wrong maybe Pandoras husband did what he should not and opened up the secret pot perhaps the world was told a lie that blamed his wife that sowed historic seeds of misery and strife  the twist spun by the gods may last forever although the human world can be quite clever We know the fact that Hope was left is proof  of good seed in the mix Pandora loosed Kindness and Compassion were what she released much Joy and Laughter too- Goodwill and Peace   Pandora even though she’s much maligned  maintains her Gifts to earth - though she’s not blind She feeds earth’s bounty that the seasons bring as through...
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Lines of Blood Chapter 38

38 Cafe has a nasty head gash on her head. She is conscious now and tells us not to worry each time she wakes. Her son and I are taking turns at her bedside. She seems very tearful at times as if her confidence has taken a dive. The doctors are keeping her under observation for a day or two. In the little hospital garden we sit together in bougainvillea shade. On the night in my flat, late in the night, she had rested her head on my shoulder. Nothing more intimate has passed between us. Now she is recovering I ask her a question that I am burning to ask her. I reach out and put my hand on hers. She does not withdraw it. ‘Cafe, I hope you don’t mind me asking this but why were you crying in your tent before the storm? Did I do something to upset you?’ Two large tears spill from her eyes. ‘No it was not you. It...
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med

ingrowing toenails temperature  a decision When we finally get to the Medical centre I put my hand on Cafe’s forehead. It feels like she has a temperature. She mumbling incoherently it feels as if she is burning up. How many hours has it taken to traverse the rutted water swollen territory to get to the Nairobi Mombassa road? I feel suddenly cold with fear. Cafe?Cafe?  Reaching into my trouser pockets to look at the time I discoverI my mobile phone is gone. I look up at the moon now high in the sky and shiver. Dr Ahmed has just completed his notes on a particularly difficult case of ingrowing toe nails. He sighs and decides that he must schedule an urgent operation. The Gangrene must be nipped in the bud.  Hearing a squeal of breaks and urgent shouts below he  looks up and goes to the window. Looking down he sees a commotion in the Medical Centre entrance. A Safari truck with a body is being lowered...
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Lines of Blood Latest addition

36 Seasons in Kenya The months of Summer are Kenyas coldest, 23 degrees in the Highlands of Masai Mara. It is usually 28 degrees on the coastal plains During our Summer months in Kenya it’s often 10 degrees  as dawn breaks. Tourists are advised to pack warm clothing for the morning game hunt cameras at the ready. The long rains in in Kenya mirror the Spring and are unpredictable unsettling jacket-on-jacket off weather. Cloudy downpours send everyone running for shelter We come into camp feeling tired and dusty from our day out on safari Cafe and I go to our separate tents. The wash area is already full as the other waggon had arrived first. I lie on my camp bed and scroll through to choose the days best picks. In the tent next to mine I can hear muted sobbing.  ‘Cafe?’ I called softly, ‘Are you Ok?’ ‘I’m fine’ she calls softly back. ‘Shall I come to your tent?’ There was a pause there were sounds of people and...
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The Queens Gnome

Inspired by Esther Rantzen’s comment on Radio 4 - 13 April 2022 There never is! There is too!  Nah! Yeah! I know for a fact he didn’t make it up. He worked in Her Majesty’s gardens on work experience. His mum wrote to the Queen and asked ‘cos he wanted to be a gardener! Blimey! That were a bit of a liberty! I know! But it worked! He did some weeding in ‘the children’s patch’ as the Royal Gardens Team called it. But really? Her Majesty has a garden gnome? A Scottish Garden Gnome  With a kilt? A kilt and bagpipes! I can’t imagine the Queen having a gnome in her garden, It’s in a small garden thats walled off from the rest. He told me The Children’s Garden was carved into the wood. It was in Victorian writing on the old door in the wall. The garden team told him it was started by Queen Victoria for her children. They say Charles spent hours there as a boy. Did he say anything...
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One

Wenhaston Jubilee Hedge One has heard that one has a Jubilee Hedge In Suffolk it’s Wenhaston’s Jubilee Hedge one trusts it ’s been grown to our royal advantage with nests tucked and woven deep into it’s branches Yes I’ve visited Suffolk or perhaps it was Kent? and One knows planting hedges is time that’s well spent Now when was it planted? One does have a spade! as do each guardsman you see on parade One thinks one has heard of this Jubilee Hedge to grow one each year is Prince Charles’s new pledge One has many hedges on our royal land Our hedge man assures one they’re expertly manned  Charles talks to his hedges to make them grow tall He much prefers hedges to building a wall at length he informs one as to the process to make homes for hedgehogs but we’re making progress! For hedges to thrive one must half slice and nick bending the branches to make them grow thick then twisted in madrigals bunching the twig ensures that one’s hedges grow bushy and big One’s Jubilee silver...
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The Queen

The Queen  Fairy Queen Palace  Buckingham Palace was built in 1703 but it didn't become an official royal residence until Queen Victoria's reign. She moved the family into the palace in 1837. Full construction was completed in 1853. In total, it took around 150 years to build Buckingham Palace If you were to wander for a week you would probably not see all the  775 rooms.  These include 19 State rooms, 52 Royal and guest bedrooms, 188 staff bedrooms, 92 offices and 78 bathrooms. That leaves 355 that are not officiallydesignated.  Even the most rambling gothic fantasy Castle of Gormenghast may not have had so many untold rooms. Perhaps there is a Fairy Room that gathers dust and has been locked for many years. A room where Margaret and Lilibet spent many happy hours flying fairy dolls with paper wings as they pirouetted around the many magical mirrors.  The question could cross your mind as to whether the Queen herself has visited all of them. Palaces, castles, and other...
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The White Poppy

“Stan’s not going to join up, he says he’s a conshie.  If you ask me, he’s just a coward.” “Well, he will have to do something, either go down the mines or become a stretcher bearer.” “I don’t fancy my chances with either of those choices, I would rather have a gun in my hand.  At least I would be able to defend myself, they don’t make bullet proof stretchers.” Stan could hear the conversation between his two best friends, as he was standing the other side of the pillar in the pub.  He decided not to intervene, they were entitled to their opinions, just the same as he was. When Stan announced to his family that he wasn’t joining up, it was met with differing reactions.  His Mum was delighted “I’m so glad that you can stay at home with me.” “Don’t be so stupid woman, of course he can’t stay at home with you.  They will send him away somewhere. I’m not sure...
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Peter the Great

Carving pumpkins is a pastime we have all taken part in with our children.  The combination of very sharp knives and little fingers is scary enough, coupled with naked candle flames, but we want to add stories of ghosts and ghouls to scare the little sweethearts completely. Carving the Jack of the Lantern, according to Irish Folktales, using turnips or potatoes was to scare away evil spirits from your home, by placing them in the window, complete with a burning candle inside. The Irish, apparently took the tradition to America, but discovered that the surfeit of pumpkins around that time of year, proved a better choice to carve.  Also, apart from Pumpkin Pie or Soup both of which are pretty horrendous, nothing else could be done with the huge orange fruit. One year, we decided to grow our own pumpkin, we tended it, watered it, generally spoilt it rotten, we even gave it a chair to rest on because it was growing over...
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Classwork 18.10.2021 aka Linda

“Mrs Hester, please may I borrow your stapler?” “Why what have you done with your own?” “I took it home to upholster a chair and it unfortunately broke.” “So, I suggest you go out an buy a new one at lunch time.” “Can I have some money from the Petty Cash box, please.” “No, certainly not, you broke it, you replace it.  It’s a staple rule of the office.”   Mrs. Hester, please may I borrow your ruler.  As a rule, I wouldn’t ask, but since I have to buy a stapler at lunch time, I can’t afford a new ruler.” Taking a long deep breath, Mrs. Hester asked “So, pray tell me, why do you need a new ruler?” “Well, when I was upholstering my chair at home, I couldn’t find my staple remover thingy, so I tried to prise out a staple using my ruler and it snapped.” “Anything else you have broken?  Tell me now, before I lose all my patience.” “Well, I did block up my hole...
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