Wednesday, 18 June 2014

Look at me!

Gosh I'm a super writer. You can read my stories in a multitude of magazines or download them from Alfie Dog or buy one of my books and what's more you jolly well should!

Er, sorry about that. I was just demonstrating what it's like to be bumptious. It means to be annoyingly confident and self-important. I'm not really like that am I, at least not all the time?

I know, we'll put it to a vote (that couldn't possibly go wrong, could it?) Is the picture appropriate because -

A) I'm looking jolly smug as I'd just won a poetry competition (which was ages ago and yes I'm still going on about it) or

B) Because of the location?

Wednesday, 11 June 2014

Lickety-split

To go lickety-split means to rush headlong towards something, or travel at full speed. To me, it rather suggests one should be heading in the direction of a couple of frightfully nice chaps, serving lashings of ginger beer.

We don't generally go lickety-split in our van (it doesn't half rattle if we do) but we expect it to go where we want when we want. The other day it wouldn't go anywhere. Fortunately the RAC where able to coax it back into action.

We visited this castle with our van. I climbed the first turn of steps lickety-split, but by the time I reached the top it was more ... well what word or phrase do you think sums up the red-faced, gasping mess I was when I got up there?