Spidey’s Serene Sunday – Part 221

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“No dream is ever chased alone.” – Rahul Dravid

Thank you Spidey!

Yes, it’s that time of year again, when Cricket Mum comes out.

Usually, cricket is the domain of Lil Man and Hubby Dearest, with me just helping out with training drop offs, and the odd match that Lil Princess and I go to watch. But this year, what with Hubby Dearest’s injury, it appears that all sporting activities will be attended by me…

And what a lovely quote by an amazing cricketer, Rahul Dravid. It’s all about team players. A cricketer himself doesn’t win a match but a combination of individuals, who pull together, who reach the ultimate end of a match.

It’s the same with life, and dreams we chase, isn’t it? There are very few things you can achieve totally alone.

Yes, you need the motivation and gumption to go after what you really want, but ultimately you need the support and guidance of the loved ones around you, the experts to help you, and those to appreciate whatever it is you are trying to achieve.

So I’ll be there with my blanket to watch the match (but I have to admit, my Surface, notebook and Kindle will also accompany me too!) to be there for my Lil Man, who is playing so well, and never asks for the support, but appreciates it greatly.

Hopefully we can bring his dad to one too, when it’s a little closer!

So… tell me, are you a team player?

Have a peaceful Sunday Peeps  And enjoy your week! ❤ 

April 12 – Flash Fiction – Howzat!

Charli’s prompt this week:

April 12, 2018, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story that includes a bat. You can use an association to the winged, cave-dwelling critter, or you can explore the word for other meanings. Bonus points for including a bat cave. Go where the prompt leads.

Howzat!
Parker readied himself, bat in hand, waiting for the bowler to release the ball.
He was a top spinner, and a fast one at that; tricky to handle, but he’d been practicing.
Here it came… Parker lifted his bat and slogged it!
It flew over the heads of the fielders, sailing over the boundary.
“Howat!”
Parker started to celebrate his first ever sixer, when it landed, with a crash, through the window of the newly refurbished club bar, aptly named The Bat Cave.
Celebration turned to commiseration – he’d have to pay for that.
So much for this month’s bonus.

And, as His Geoffleship and some others know, my son is an avid cricketer, with a superb left-hand Chinaman spin bowl so I am told… So this is for him!

Oh, and do I get the Bat Cave bonus points? We live in one too… see… check my welcome mat out!

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https://carrotranch.com/2018/04/13/april-12-flash-fiction-challenge/

#SoCS July 29/17 – Limb

Linda’s #SoCS prompt this week…

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is: “limb.” Use it any way you’d like. Enjoy!

Funny, this should be the prompt that Linda decided on for this week!

The other day, Lil Man, being cricket obsessed, has been begging anyone to go and play int he garden with him, to practice his batting and bowling skills.

Being rather tired still, I have avoided it at all costs (that and the fact I am NOT SPORTY AT ALL!) but this time, after a whole day of him whining, I decided to help him out, nice mummy that I am!

So there I was, at the wicket, wielding my bat, and I did pretty good, even if I do say so myself. Despite having a bat at least six inches too short, he didn’t get me out… but I did manage to sustain a few hits to my limbs! (See, got it in there!) My thigh, one knee and the other shin got whacked by stray balls.

Still, standing strong, I managed to stay in, until we had to run in from rogue showers!

The next day, after a particularly successful trip to the hairdressers with Lil Princess, she wanted braids, I decided I needed to embark upon some epic hair removal. The kids are threatening to cause havoc if I don’t take them swimming, so I had to get prepared.

Got me a new bikini waxing set, and then set about epilating the nether regions, as well as my lower limbs, when I noticed a bruise on my shin.

Lovely! That’ll look great at the party we are attending tonight! At least the sari will cover it! And there’s no hair!

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TJ’s Household Haiku Challenge – Spring & Cold

TJ’s prompt for his household haiku challenge this week.

Spring & Cold are the words

Or the photo

Notre Dame Fleurs

Here goes!

Spring blossoms bring joy
When the cold weather won’t pass
Nature cheers us up

Ritu 2017

I chose the words for my following two haiku

Runners, Male, Sport, Run, Athlete

Image from Pixabay

Chase the cold away
Get your heart rate beating fast
Spring into action

Ritu 2017

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Lil Man this morning at his first match of the season

Crisp Sunday morning
Red ball bouncing on the grass
Cricket season’s here!

Ritu 2017

TJ’s Household Haiku – Green

TJ’s Household Haiku Challenge this week… check it out here.

His prompt photo was

fence paint flaking with geraniums  and the prompt word, Fence.

My take…

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Cricket match tension
Batter standing at the green
Fielders fence him in
Can he hit a boundary?
By God, he’s done it! Howzat!

Ritu 2016

Dedicated to my Lil Man, who is completing his first season as a young cricketer!

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