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Goodness! A post from ME!

Chittle Chattle is about chitchat! Or something like that, anyway. Recently, however, I have neither chitted or chatted. Well, today I have something to relate. It’s really to furthere explain the post that you will find here.

Just how mundane can it be?

A wooden spoon?

And one with a chewed end, to boot!

Well, needless to say – there is a story about this particular spoon, and I just hope that our daughter isn’t reading this post!

You see, once upon a time,  a few years ago now (when she was about 5 I should think) this spoon belonged to her! It was part of a cookery set that she was given for Christmas. We spent many happy hours baking cakes and mixing things – daughter with the above spoon, and me with one that was much bigger and more clumsy.

At this time we had two dogs.

One was beautifully behaved – never any bother and a good companion.

The other ……..

… let’s just say that she was boisterous! Full of life and vitality (she was several years younger that the one mentioned previously, by the way) but she chewed!

She chewed anything…..

… and everything!

One fateful day the beloved spoon above was stolen from its hiding place by said dog. Other items in the same hidey-hole were also ‘appropriated’ and destroyed beyond recognition. The spoon survived in its above state – but no more did we fancy using it for cooking :(

Sadly the dog expired. That is another story and not for today, however, the spoon remained, now safely in a drawer, out of sight, out of mind.

Daughter got married and left home! Two children came and went (in as much as they have now left home) and still the spoon lay in the drawer until……

I found it not so very long ago. It’s had another really good scrub and wash – and I’ve started using it again. My goodness me! It’s the perfect size for so many things, and SO comfortable to hold. Does daughter want it back? I don’t know – she doesn’t yet know that I have it. However, I will tell you one thing…….

SHE WILL HAVE TO FIGHT ME FOR IT!   :D

Playing the game – or not!

Blogging comes and goes. This blog, apart from Wordless Wednesday, has been somewhat neglected, but with good reason. I’m not about to apologise for a long break, or to explain it away – I just haven’t been inspired to write here.

Until today, that is…..

Half the problem has been my interpretation of extremely uninspiring prompts from WordPress. Specifically these probably relate to the Weekly Photo Challenge over the past few months. I’m sure the problem is with me and not WordPress, and maybe at some point I will be tempted to join in. I usually ignore the writing prompts. If I want to write I’ll just get on and do it – as I say, I haven’t felt inclined.

Today’s ‘writing‘ prompt, though, is different. It has ‘inspired’ this post because the subject fills me with total anathema!

I   H A T E   all board games. My ambition from the moment I sit down in front of one (which is sometimes impossible to avoid when GKs are present) is to lose within the first five minutes.

I   A L W A Y S   succeed, regardless of the rules.

No doubt I’ll bounce back – I love thinking laterally and that’s how I’ve always dealt with the challenges in the past. I’ll do my best, and just hope that tomorrow’s is a good one at last!