Today’s title says it all. I attempted to go for my exercise ride at lunchtime thinking there was a window of dry weather-there wasn’t!!!!! A good soaking resulted!
Apologies there was no blog yesterday!
I have been writing quite a bit because I can’t do much in the garden with the rain. It is surprising when you sit down and graft how new ideas develop-had one today for my story that came out of the blue!
I feel I should make some time to learn some new stories over the next fortnight-however, we may attempt to do some more recording for the pod cast this weekend so I have to re-learn the stories for our River Severn show. Need to watch the weather forecast -it has to be dry so we can social distance ourselves doing it!
I’ve decided to put two different pictures on today -this follows on from my comment on my dressing up a couple of days ago. The pictures are from my first World Book Day at Dursley Primary School the one with the children and my colleagues featured in the local press. The “baby” on my lap is actually a good friend of my Peter’s and is now a civil servant playing a key role in the current crisis! I was supposed to be Mrs Doubtfire! I hope the pictures and the poem make you smile!
Tuesday’s Quiz Answers loosely based on fruit.
a) Tomato is called the Love Apple b) Chinese Gooseberry is Kiwi Fruit c) Flower of Kent is the apple that may of landed on Isaac Newton’s head (poem at the end of blog) d) The Beatles set up the Apple label e) Fleegle and friends were the Banana Splits!
The poem at the end is my take on the Isaac’s apple!
Today’s Quiz is all on disguise as I have mentioned my attempts to be someone else-I don’t think it is that hard-I did all from my head!
a) Which Greek hero was dressed as a girl by his mother to avoid him going to war? b) Which well known fictional character dresses up as a washer woman to escape from jail? c) The fictional Sir Percy Blakeney is better known as………? d) Who’s place did Sydney Carton take? e) Who is Superman?
A REALLY “GREAT” APPLE
Picture the idyllic scene of sixteen sixty-six
An orchard bulging with branches of great worth
A wigged man pondering-his thought all of a mix
As to, “Why it is we don’t fall of the earth?”
Eyes transfixed on the heavily laden trees
A solitary apple stirs, begins to tremble, shiver
Ruffled by a flicker of a gentle breeze,
Isaac excitedly anticipating, his whole body a quiver.
A maggot ridden, wrinkled apple starts to drop
Descending under Isaac’s scientific scrutiny
A violent bruising impact…………plop!
That moment, that idea…….Isaac’s destiny.
Isaac Newton’s Law of Gravity is now a fact
But what was the unknown apple, responsible for that?