RonovanWrites #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge #163 Shell&Coast

Lovely Ron’s prompt this week:

Ronovan Writes Haiku Challenge Image 2016

Shell & Coast


Image from Pixabay

Feet sink into sand
Walking along the coastline
Shells litter my way

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Image from Pixabay

Just coasting along
Where’s that Shell petrol station?
I’m flat outta gas!

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From Coast Website – £199!

Saw a coat in Coast
Can I shell out all that cash
On just a jacket?

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#RiNoWriMo – Week 3 #canidothis? #MondayBlogs

Instead of boring you each day, and I really have had to stop myself, I thought I would do a weekly post to let you know whether I have managed to accomplish what I wanted during this creative month of August that I have named, #RiNoWriMo! (Ritu’s Novel Writing Month).

Back home and hoping to get back to 2,000/2,500 words a day, if I can manage it! Still got to keep the kids occupied though, I don’t have the luxury of sending them to the grandparents for days at a time this week, and we have a wedding to attend, so a couple of days may have to be written off!

Day 14

I was relieved when Hubby Dearest decided against working from home today. Him getting up and going signals time for me to write!

I still had shopping to do, the cupboards were bare when we arrived back home yesterday, and there was cleaning and laundry to do too!

But first things first, writing time! Split it into two sittings, but I managed!

Word Count: 2511

Day 15

He did it again. Threw me first thing by announcing he was working from home! But I left him to it and settled myself on a table in the living room.

I had a throbbing foot, where I managed to lose a toenail the day before (thanks, Lil Princess for stepping on my foot – hard!)

The plan is to write and maybe visit the nail place, today or tomorrow, to get a refresh done before the wedding on Saturday.

It was hard today, the words weren’t flowing in the same way as they had previously. Possibly because I was writing about a place and situation that I hadn’t experienced myself.

I find it so much easier to draw on past experiences when writing. It’s not an autobiography by any stretch of the imagination, but I feel that the realism shows clearly when I  can relate to what I am writing about!

Still, I had my determined hat on and I managed!

Word Count: 2597

Day 16

Great start to today! Hubby at work, kids still asleep, and it’s early.

I’m hoping to be productive again today!

And boy was I!

Word Count: 2802!

Day 17

I wasn’t sure I’d be up to writing today, to be honest. Been caught with a dodgy tummy the night before, I was shattered, and didn’t think I had it in me.

But I waved Hubby Dearest off to work, settled the kids down for the morning, with activities they wanted, and had a go. Smashed it!

Word Count: 2568

Day 18

I woke up feeling dog tired, literally!

But determined to get something done, I set myself up. The kids interrupted, as usual, and then I had housework to get done too.

And even though it took a little longer than previous days, I managed,

Word Count: 2637

Day 19

We’re going to a wedding reception today, and staying out. Will I get anything done? I have shopping to do before we go, as well as packing, since we are staying out for the night….

Ok, so I cheated a little. Well, actually, it’s not cheating, but rather forward planning. I knew I wouldn’t get time today, so the day before, I kept on finding time to go and write. And I added this much to it, to count towards today’s word count!

Word Count: 2556

Day 20

Today I felt like curling up into a little ball and hibernating, but I couldn’t! I was so tired from the wedding, late night, and then even though we stayed close by, we still needed to get up and drive home.

I totted up my numbers and decided I deserved a writing free day (apart from my post, obviously 😉 ) Took advice from my friend Spidey, who was extremely wise yesterday. If you didn’t get a chance, read his wisdom here!

Word Count: 0

Taking everything into account this means I wrote 15,671 words this week, and the #RiNoWriMo word count stands at

36,967 words in three weeks!

And not only that, I have managed to push my WIP to over 50,000 words! Eeek! How did that happen!?!

One and a half weeks to go!

Enjoy your creativity Peeps, and I’ll be back with another update next week!

TJ’s Household Haiku – Well & Sweet

Dear TJ is back with his words and/or photo prompt for his Household Haiku Challenge!

Well & Sweet


St Malo

TJ’s prompt image

So we’ll start with one that is inspired by the photo, using the words, although I have taken some creative liberties!

Canoes, boards et al
Awaiting the ocean’s swell
And sweet waves to ride!

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Now for one slightly more sensible one…


Image from Pixabay

Wishing well beckons
Drop a penny, make a wish
Will my sweetheart come?

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And a funny one to end with!
ali g

Lustily he said
“You look well sweet, mi Julie,”
Ali G romanced

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Proud member of the Haiku Hub!

Spidey’s Serene Sunday – Part 131


“Your speed doesn’t matter. Forward is forward.” – Anon

A wonderful reminder for us from Spidey this week Peeps!

This is so true! Sometimes I have to remind myself of this.

I am guilty of thinking that if I say I have to do something, I have to do it now!

Take my writing at the moment. I had so many plans, and ideas.


Numbers were calculated, though not set in stone. But still, I wanted to succeed.

Now I have really taken this quote to heart.

I have accepted that I most likely, will not have finished my first draft at the end of August. But I started this 17 years ago, so from 13,000 words to close to 50,000 in three weeks is a pretty good chunk!

And I will continue to add to it, until my creativity is spent. When that happens, I will refresh myself, and then carry on, and hopefully, in the not too distant future, there will be a post telling you all to buy my book!!!!

Have a wonderful week Peeps!

#SoCS Aug. 19/17 – Pant

Linda’s back with her #SoCS prompt AND a shiny new badge too!

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is: “pant.” Use one the word “pant” as is, or find a word with “pant” in it and base your post on it. Have fun!


They are very confusing, aren’t they?

Well the understanding of the word on either side of the Atlantic varies slightly, and with that could come several uncomfortable situations!

You see, over here in good old Blighty, pants are the short term for underpants. Yes, that’s right, Underwear.  Knickers, Y-fronts, thongs – PANTS.

Yet over in the US of Aaye, you loosely use the word to describe what we call trousers!

So if, in one of these tags, someone asks “What colour pants are you wearing?” you have to wonder at the nationality of the person who wrote the question. Are they truly interested in the style and design of your trousers, or is there a perverse desire to collect data on what type and colour smalls you are wearing?!

What if someone asks you to take your pants off… ? Which ones!?!

Pants – American folk over there – they are not trousers, they are undies!


And don’t you just love the new badge? 😀

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