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Sunday, 25 August 2013

With emeralds the size of tea-trays for...

eyes, she idly peruses other peoples' blogs.

Not a good idea for a green-eyed monster 
such as her, I'll admit.

Envy vies with avarice as her blood pressure
soars ever higher.
Her only hope is the rate of blood through
her bitter bile filled pipes will swill away the 
badness she feels inside.

The turn of phrase,
the artistry,
intelligence,
the wit,
the skill,
the snaps (she snapped)
the colours,
the crafts,
panache on every page.



The dragon, snarls, turns and with fiery breath
bites off her own tail.
Indigestion she carrys around for the rest of the day.
Serve her right some might say.

'Frankly my dear I don't give a damn!'
she cries.

She does

She does

She does

She frigging well does!

This blogging lark she decides
as she retires to her cave under
the stairs should carry a government
health warning.

Blogging seriously harms your
artistical aspirations.











16 comments:

  1. I sometimes feel like that too, when I read OP's blogs. I probably read different ones to you, but The writers all seem to have beautiful houses, live in beautiful places, have doting, loving husbands and extremely talented and well behaved children. They produce fabulous handmade crafts from such pretty and TIDY workrooms, and have time to bake high rise Victoria sponges and scones. They have pretty well kept gardens full of cottage garden plants and vintage nicknacks perfectly placed amongst them.
    Are they for real? Because I really struggle to live the life I live but I like my life, my kids, my home.....and I think it's a real life that I live......

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    1. Hi Debs, good to have you back, Ireland hols exciting?

      I love what you've put and it's good to hear it. They are probably thinking exactly the same about you. You tell 'em lassie.

      LLX

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  2. LL, No ~ don't feed that green eyed monster. You can't compare your unique talent or person to anyone else. It's good to idly browse, to read people's stories and comment, but you know your inspiration doesn't come from sitting in front of a computer screen. It comes when you are away from the computer, doing things, watching people, being who you are. Have a lovely week doing that stuff x

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    1. P.S. I know I used the word inspiration, not aspiration, and I agree with Debbie ~ yours is a real life x

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    2. Marking your own work now is it? Worrying if I may be so bold!

      I know, I know, in fact I'm out today doing just that. My head is fit to explode with thoughts and feelings to share. After today's excursion into the world of people and other excitements it'll be even worse.

      I do tend to over-egg the pudding, I suppose it's my cordon bleu training, added to which I do like to stir things up, not that you'd noticed, mind!

      All good Carol?

      LLX

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  3. Dear LL, Please do not be envious of others - they do not hold a candle to your wit and charm, my dear. Who cares a fig for posh houses and tall cake really. It's just about dipping into the thoughts and lives of others for a taste of something different.

    http://asaucystitch.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Couldn't agree more Giddy Great Aunt Lola. It's just me being a spoilt attention-seeking brat.

      LLX

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  4. They say that self-doubt is the enemy of something or other. At least, I think they do. It might not be doubt, now that I come to think of it. I'm usually wrong about such things. I don't actually know much, but I have discovered one thing in my twelve thousand six hundred and forty thirteen years in this human existence - everyone is faking it. Everyone. Absolutely everyone.

    Chin-chin Ms L. Ticketty wibble moo fribble de-clomp and a boing-boing for good luck. You are not only the best you that there could ever be but you are the only actress who was ever even considered for the part.

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    1. Thank you kind sir. It was obviously my innate dragon demurity that shone through on the casting couch. When I get the oscar I will put in a sterling performance, try not to cry crocodile tears and remember to mention everyone who has been instrumental in my meteoric rise. Your manly body swathed in fair isle pullover and Harris Tweed plus fours it goes without saying has been a constant on a cold winters night. Frankly I think had you been to Sketchleys a tad more, it probably wouldn't have been so effective in keeping my wolf of doubt from the door.

      LLX

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  5. I see a super-blog-market so I keep away from the sweetie counter and enjoy the savoury isle with a bit of sauce, of course! EE xx

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  6. Sauce... wot's that? No idea of your meaning my dear lady!

    LLX

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    1. It says 'smart and stylish' here. EE xx

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  7. Oh Linda I do love your rants! I agree with Debbie, we all feel self-doubt. I try to think positively, and you are without a doubt a diamond! I love your blog it is one of my favourites, your creative ability is in your writing. You have many strings to your bow, as readers' of your blog will know. I feel exactly the same, one day I think someone will find me out!!! I wish I could put pen to paper (figuratively speaking) as you do. Keep doing what you do we love it! Anyway bet you make a mean Victoria sponge! Jx

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    1. Jayne, I think my frustration comes from not being able to sew with my dodgy thumb. Even without that as an excuse, my creative 'talents' are dubious to say the least. Debs will tell you as a pupil in her sewing class, my main contribution was to entertain my fellow class mates by having monumental strops. With a head full of ideas and zilch skill (oh and patience) I always struggled. Added to which I didn't want to prat about learning how to do things properly I just wanted to DO IT! She had to rein me in on many occasions.

      Airily I said in the early days
      'Oh I don't think I'll bother with putting a zip in my cushion, I'll just do a pillowcase type thingy!'

      To which she replied, 'While in my class, you will do it properly!'

      Exactly what I needed, although don't tell her I said so!

      I now create with words, which I enjoy and your glowing comments fed the inner madam.
      Thank you.

      LinX

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    2. Yes Lin, but you would more often than not go ahead with what you wanted to do anyway! But then that is what creativity and individualism is all about! At least I was allowed to show you how to do something properly and you did always try!! Miss you in my classes though xx

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  8. I am with you on the zip front Linda, never had the patience or inclination to tackle a one so I just do the envelope thingy when I have made a cushion. Accuracy is not for me, that is why I have no sewing machine ability, way too mechanical, I blame being left handed (can hear mr T saying oh not that old chestnut). You have creative ability in truckloads, people will be reading your blog and be envious of your ramblings - I know I am. I laugh out loud all the time whilst reading your stories. Jx

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