Normally, I try to ‘only’ drink from Thursday – Sunday (whoops, that sounds terrible. I’m talking ONE glass of wine per night, that’s all! Or the occasional cheeky G&T) but now, because time and days are all mixed up, I get to about 7 o’clock and it feels like time for a pre-dinner drink! Anyone else?
But of course, this is the slippery slope, so tonight we have ‘fooled’ ourselves by having one of these… a glass of apple juice, with ice and a packet of crisps. A ‘faux wine’. Not quite the same but, cheers, anyway!
I am off to watch the final of University Challenge now (I’m under instructions from my mum, who’s a fan).
Right, the Random Word Competition!
Thank you for entering, if you did.
There were 45 stories and poems in total which I think is something of a record (and probably reflects the fact that more people have more time on their hands at the moment). But I did have to disqualify a handful of entries, for being too long or for missing out one of the required words (specifically ‘welcome’ or ‘welcomed’ or ‘welcomes’), which was a shame.
So, here, in alphabetical order, after much pondering and deliberation, is the longlist of 10 (story titles only).
The shortlist of 5 (chosen by the Head Judge – ie: not me or Him Indoors) will be printed in full on here in the next couple of days, so keep an eye on the blog! And well done to everyone who’s made it so far… .
FOR OLD TIMES’ SAKE
I HATE THE WAY YOU STIR YOUR TEA
PERCHANCE TO DREAM
THE KINDNESS OF STRANGERS
THROUGH GRAN’S EYES
USUALLY, IT’S GOOD TO SEE YOU…