The eye of the storm

Strange and ridiculous sounding words are somehow always fun to work into a sentence. It can take weeks or even months from the moment you discover an epic word, to the moment when you find the perfect sentence in which to place it. However, in a similar situation the pressure to fit a particularly strange word into…

The pohutukawa trees

The topic for day five changed the direction of the initial story dramatically. The moment Alisa told me her choice of topic was Pohutukawa trees, just to get a bit of ‘Lil ole NZ‘ into my challenge, she had no idea how scene-setting it would be. To be fair, she had no idea what I…

Life going backwards.

My fourth theme, today given to me by my other and last adoptive mother, Libby, is entitled ‘Life going backwards’. When she first told me this was her choice, I have to admit I was a little worried. Such a strange topic! But here we go, and here the plot thickens, as they say! (If…

What about that spaghetti bolognese?

My next topic is Spaghetti Bolognese. When Mirka, one of my adopted UK mums (When you live so far from home you tend to adopt mothers!) gave me the topic, I had to laugh, because there are so many things you can do with spaghetti… What about that sphaghetti bolognese? J R Manawa. What exactly…

When children come to life

Evening beautiful people! Here we find ourselves at day two of my 31 days, and the theme given to me by my mum, Anne, is New Years Fireworks. Read on! When children come to life. J R Manawa. On her way home that evening, Emmeline cut through Kensington Gardens. The open park was swept with…