#Writephoto Round-Up – Arrowslit

What Castle can this be?
It’s from wales but not a Valley
It’s on an island whose population
Is 2.2% of the home nation


The work began in 1295
Can you believe it still survives!
In fact, the castle was never completed.
And only once was it defeated.


How does this image give you a tip?
The Castle had 164 arrowslits.
To get to it now, we’d cross the Menai Strait
Good luck with the guesses, I’m sure you’ll do great!

Arrowslit

Apologies all, I hadn’t realised I’d done two Castle-related prompts in a row…

but thank you to everyone who gave them a go!

The marvellous entries can be found below…

Entries:


Thank you all again for taking part in #writephoto – Arrowslit

I hope you’ll join me for another #writephoto challenge. This week it is Battlestations at the ready with this beautiful battleship:

Battleship

Join in here: https://new2writing.wordpress.com/2023/01/26/writephoto-battleship/

Take Care
KL ❤

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An evening with a Vampire…

🎭I was out on a school night yesterday at the @darlingtonhippodrome watching the fang-tastic (sorry, not sorry) ‘ @buffyrevamped ‘.

⚰️In this fantastic one-man show, we delve back into the world of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, as told through the eyes of the one person who knows it inside out… Spike.🧛‍♂️

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Hilarious, nostalgic, brilliant music, the show has it all. Very, very funny, full of witty one-liners and brilliantly acted. The timing was just superb! Even the little bit of audience participation was fun.

I loved Buffy and more so, Angel 🔥 when I was younger. I still occassionally like a show with a bit of darkness, myth and magic to it now and highly recommend The Originals on Netflix for those seeking a bit of vampirism in their lives 😁.

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#WRITEPHOTO – Battleship

Afternoon Everyone,

Welcome to the weekly #writephoto prompt!

Protecting these waters

Keeping everyone safe

Defending the innocent

And guarding this place

I can’t wait to read your entries with this one, it’s actually one of my favourites although I think it could prove a challenge (no pun intended). Remember if you are struggling with the image, you can just use the word. Most importantly have fun!

Battleship

For visually challenged writers, the image shows a huge battleship that has just travelled through Tower Bridge in London.

The regulars already know this bit, but for those that don’t:

  • Each Thursday at Noon BST I will post the #writephoto prompt
  • Use the image and prompt as inspiration to create a post on your own blog… poetry, prose, humour… light or dark, whatever you choose, as long as it is fairly family-friendly.
  • Please have your entries linked back to the original prompt post by the following Tuesday at Noon GMT.
  • Link back to this post with a pingback (Hugh has an excellent tutorial here)  and/or leave a link in the comments below, to be included in the round-up.
  • Please click their links to visit the blogs of other contributors and take time to read and comment on their work.
  • Use the #writephoto hashtag in your title so your posts can be found.
  • There is no word limit and no style requirements, except that your post must take inspiration from the image and/or the prompt word given in the title of this post.
  • Feel free to use #writephoto logo or include the prompt photo in your post if you wish, or you may replace it with one of your own to illustrate your work.
  • By participating in the #writephoto challenge, please be aware that your post may be featured as a reblog on this blog and I will link to your post for the round-up each week.

If you need some more inspiration or fancy a bit of light reading, check out last weeks round-up.

I can’t wait to read your creations.

Take Care.

KL ❤

Happy Burns night!

Chasing the wild-deer, and following the roe,
My heart’s in the Highlands, wherever I go.

Robert Burns

I live in England now and love where I live but a piece of my heart will forever remain in Scotland. I was very lucky last year to visit Skye, a place I’d always wanted to visit and can only agree with so many before me that it is even more beautiful than I’d hoped it would be. We loved our little Scottish holiday.

I was lucky enough to be out with friends this evening at the theatre so celebrated with a glass of wine (instead of a whiskey).

My little one had his traditional attire on too today:

Kilt time!

Take care

KL ❤️

I have new interview questions and I’m looking for indie, self-published and hybrid authors – is that you?

Are you an indie, self-published or hybrid author looking for a way to tell the world about your books? Who’s That Indie Author is a great way to introduce yourself to readers. It’s also an opportunity to connect with bloggers and expand your network through connections on WordPress and social media. I have a new […]

I have new interview questions and I’m looking for indie, self-published and hybrid authors – is that you?

Tile Tales – Off Course

Off Course – By KL Caley – Original Kit

“If there is magic on this planet it is contained in water.”

— loren eiseley

Today’s tale was made with the Original kit.


Want to play along?

I love playing around with the magnetic poetry blocks.
I’m no poetry writer so I prefer to create a short story of sorts.
The kits can be found here (and they are free):

KL 💗

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Review of Windswept and Interesting – 5 Stars!

Windswept & Interesting: My Autobiography by Billy Connolly

My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Genre: Autobiography – Celebrity

Windswept and Interesting By Billy Connolly




📖 Billy Connolly reflects on his career, his life, his family and the many remarkable people he has had the opportunity to meet. Unlike other celeb books, this book doesn’t come across as a vanity project although it is indeed Billy’s story, but he intercepts it with jokes and anecdotes, much the way he does on stage. Each story is broken down into separate chapters with a little humour featured even in the darker aspects of his life. He includes a lovely collection of images too.


✍️ This book had it all for me, several pages were just heart-breaking, some were really uplifting and some inspired you to take a walk down memory lane. Some stories I already felt connected to as I remembered watching him do it on various shows and others were a fresh revelation, but both were equally captivating. So many of the stories stay with you long after you have stopped reading the pages.


👓 One of my favourite things about this book was the fact that it genuinely made me laugh out loud. I even found myself copying some of the excerpts and sending them to friends who I knew would find it hilarious too. I read this book in just two days (and could have possibly completed it in one), it was so enjoyable and engrossing I didn’t want to put it down. It was quite strange that you could almost hear Billy’s voice as you read it, which added to the humour.

🗣 I often think it’s useful to see an extract from a book to get an idea of the writing style. Here is a brief extract so that you can see a sample of the writing yourself:

… these days bean-bag chairs are the least of my worries – ANY chair is a big challenge. I get trapped and can’t get up. My physiotherapist taught me to rock back and forth to build momentum, but that’s dangerous, because I fart more than when I was younger. I don’t know why. I just do. And the most acute farting risk is when I’m getting up out of a chair. Bbbbbbbbbrrrrrrggggghhhhhh!!! The rocking just accentuates it. I got myself a leather chair because I thought it would squeak by itself and cover the farting … but nothing covers these thunderclaps. BBBBBRRRRRGGGGHHHHH!!!

💭 Overall View: Smart, witty, sarcastic, honest, yet still with a positive message and full of love.

📣 I hope you enjoyed my review. Thank you for reading. 😘

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Belly Laughs

This week for Writer’s Quote #3 Marsha has given us Belly Laughs…

The new year had arrived and he’d proclaimed

That it was time for a lifestyle change

He didn’t want anything experimental

So he found a class, one that’s gentle


When he entered he was quite pleased

When they said they’d take things gently

They started with some gentle stretches

But then they laughed, those awful wretches!


He’d bent himself into each shape

But each time he did some wind escaped

It announced itself into the room

Often with a mighty boom!


He tried to ignore it and carry on

But each seemed louder than the last one

Supposedly yoga’s meant to be relaxing

In the end, he found it mighty taxing!


A day without laughter is a day wasted

Sorry about this Marsha, but hopefully it might give you a belly laugh or two! Unfortunately, my type of humour is quite juvenile. bodily functions are easily humourous. One of my closest friends is a nurse and she regularly has me laughing until my stomach aches and it’s usually bodily function related!

I love a wicked sense of humour; dark, witty, tongue-in-cheek are all far funnier to me than slapstick style comedy. I work with a brilliant group of lads (and I say that because they are all geninely male) and they forever take the mickey equally out of themselves and each other, they so often have me giggling or blushing! I particularly like a pun or a limerick something with a bit of cleverness to it. Panto Dame songs, also a huge fan, especially those when your head fills in the last word of a rhyme (no idea what they are called but they always have me in stitches)!

What’s your favourite style of comedy?

Laughter is the best medicine

KL

#Writephoto Round-Up – Approach

He wandered the ruins in an endless, restless state.

He knew every nook, every crannie, and every stone.

Especially the stone from which he had fallen.

The moat looked beautiful today, peaceful even.

He’d followed the guides as they’d walked across the bridge, and heard their whispers, today they were going to do scans of the moat.

They were excited.

The team approached the castle. In search of weapons, jewels and answers to ancient questions.

He wondered if today was the day he’d be free to leave this castle.

The day, they finally found his body in the water.

Approach

This beautiful castle is Caerlaverock in Scotland, I’ve been lucky enough to visit it three times now and each time it amazes me. Caerlaverock is a triangular shaped castle and is unique among British castles.

The eagle-eyed amongst you spotted this is the second time I have featured an approach to a castle with the previous one, Raby Castle, shown below. I love both, equally ancient, mystical and mysterious in their own ways. Which do you prefer?

Approach – Image by KL Caley

I’ve had so many wonderful responses and enjoyed each and every one. This week’s list is below (if I have missed anyone, please let me know). It makes for fantastic reading.

Entries:


I hope you’ll join me for another #writephoto challenge, the latest is published here:

Thank you all again for taking part in #writephoto – Approach

Take Care
KL ❤

#WRITEPHOTO – Arrowslit

Afternoon Everyone,

Welcome to the weekly #writephoto prompt!

Looking from the darkened room

Someone’s job is to defend

Protecting these ancient walls

On them, we do depend.

For those doing serial stories this image might help you out a bit 🙂 Enjoy!

arrowslit

For visually challenged writers, the image shows an arrowslit looking out over a body of water, with an ancient stone wall and curved tower just visible.

The regulars already know this bit, but for those that don’t:

  • Each Thursday at Noon BST I will post the #writephoto prompt
  • Use the image and prompt as inspiration to create a post on your own blog… poetry, prose, humour… light or dark, whatever you choose, as long as it is fairly family-friendly.
  • Please have your entries linked back to the original prompt post by the following Tuesday at Noon GMT.
  • Link back to this post with a pingback (Hugh has an excellent tutorial here)  and/or leave a link in the comments below, to be included in the round-up.
  • Please click their links to visit the blogs of other contributors and take time to read and comment on their work.
  • Use the #writephoto hashtag in your title so your posts can be found.
  • There is no word limit and no style requirements, except that your post must take inspiration from the image and/or the prompt word given in the title of this post.
  • Feel free to use #writephoto logo or include the prompt photo in your post if you wish, or you may replace it with one of your own to illustrate your work.
  • By participating in the #writephoto challenge, please be aware that your post may be featured as a reblog on this blog and I will link to your post for the round-up each week.

If you need some more inspiration or fancy a bit of light reading, check out last weeks round-up.

I can’t wait to read your creations.

Take Care.

KL ❤