MOP 2022 Day 1 – Saturday challenge: Theme poem – Time

A moment of perfect happiness Here, hold it gently Resting lightly A butterfly perching on fingertips Let breath out slowly Softly A thing of fragile beauty Breathe in deeply Drawing a warm release Through body, heart and mind Don’t hold too tight A moment only No more Let it go Keep the memory And believe More moments will come Continue reading MOP 2022 Day 1 – Saturday challenge: Theme poem – Time

La vache est dans la maison

The cow in the lounge room was definitely not Gemma’s fault. It seems important to make this clear from the start given that it has taken her quite a long time to stop feeling horribly guilty about the Not a Baby Groot After All invasive vegetation incident of 2014. No, the cow in the lounge room was quite clearly the cow’s fault and I hope she is feeling suitably ashamed of herself. I should begin at the beginning I suppose. Mum, Dad, Gemma and Harry were on holidays last summer, staying at the big farmhouse that belonged to Grandma Kathy. … Continue reading La vache est dans la maison

Day 21 it’s been a busy one

It was a bold plan, and only the boldest of cats could pull it off. Night had fallen and, despite the absence of darkness, it was time. #sebastianaral made his move. #brendathecivildisobediencepenguin was unceremoniously shoved off her precarious perch on #storagellama and operation Liberate The Toys was underway. It took a few goes, and it’s possible some of the more awkwardly shaped or less loved toys were left to fend for themselves, but Sebastian is confident that the operation can be declared a success. #matildaekaterin seems pleased with the results. Continue reading Day 21 it’s been a busy one

Day 21 continued

#sebastianaral: Um, guys? I thought we were waiting till it got dark. It’s not dark at all! #matildaekaterin: The advice was to wait for nightfall, wasn’t it? The sun has definitely gone down. #jarvisgaleni: You’ll be fine, I was up there watching for hours and didn’t see that #storagellama fella or the penguin move even once. They’re probably dead or something. Get on with it. Continue reading Day 21 continued

Day 21

After the disastrous breakdown of negotiations (we are yet to hear an update on the welfare of #bedroomdoorbear) #jarvisgaleni and #sebastianaral decided it was time to confer with a higher authority. The advice they received was to wait for nightfall before attempting a rescue. And so they did. Sebastian undertook to lull #unibasketcorn into a false sense of security by appearing to be interested only in what was going on in the street outside. Meanwhile Jarvis embarked on an aerial surveillance of the target. Continue reading Day 21

Day 20

Negotiations for the release of the hostages are not going well. Frustrations are rising. #bedroomdoorbear is making unreasonable demands. The tension in the room is palpable. #jarvisgaleni is losing patience and is no longer willing to follow the path of peace advocated by #matildaekaterin. #unibasketcorn stands firm in the face of Jarvis’s posturing. But it’s too late, negotiations have completely broken down… OH NO JARVIS WHAT HAVE YOU DONE?!!! Continue reading Day 20

Day 18

Quelle horreur! What dastardly deed has here been done? Did #brendathecivildisobediencepenguin flap her flippers for freedom a little too furiously? Has #matildaekaterin, the matriarch of the feline family, been bludgeoned by #bedroomdoorbear? Did #storagellama slip her something suspicious? Only #owlsandbag was on the spot to observe and he looks a little overwhelmed. To be continued… Continue reading Day 18