OFP

OFP

59 years old
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... my bid on Grenfell has been gazumped. ...
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  • Are you a ...?
    Writer published in mags, etc
    What genre do you primarily write in?
    General fiction
    Are your reading habits ...?
    Sophisticated
    Who is your favourite author(s)?
    W E Bowman
    And your all time favourite books? (You can change these at any time, by the way ...)
    Ascent of the Rum Doodle
    What are your working habits when you write?
    Procastinatory
    Are you the edit-every-sentence-ten-times type, or do you prefer to let rip?
    Who needs editing? I am perfect already
    Your ultimate writing ambition?
    To be understood
    Your worst habit?
    Political debate with the lesser gifted
    Your opinion on the books industry?
    A conspiracy from start to finish. My work will die with me
    Where do you write?
    M4
    What else do you want Word Clouders to know? eg: do you have 9 cats / like paragliding / eat nothing but tinned fish / work in the bath / live in Kettering?
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    OFP
    "OFP" commented on Catasshe's Blog "Rejection".
    Not all Americans are optimists, or maybe they are and that's why I had to leave.... This is very revealing in reading the replies. i have taken much from some of it but not all of it. Only one conventional achievement made much difference to ...
    8 hours ago
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    AlanP
    "AlanP" commented on OFP's Blog "Appropriate Response".
    I understand Pepper Vodka can only be drunk after a day or so in a freezer, or Siberia.
    21 hours ago
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    OFP
    "OFP" commented on OFP's Blog "Appropriate Response".
    Sandra, I tried to open your link about 'President Mary' but it asked for a subscription. So I googled her and I was pleasantly surprised by her take on things. Clearly no future in politics.
    23 hours ago
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    OFP
    "OFP" commented on OFP's Blog "Appropriate Response".
    Alas, Jenni, it is difficult to back off the trigger and actually take a look at what are aiming at sometimes in the heat of debate. Someone once pointed at me while explaining one of my 'misunderstandings' and said; 'patience to him is people who ...
    23 hours ago
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    AlanP
    "AlanP" commented on OFP's Blog "Appropriate Response".
    Stephen, if I assume that most your income/pension is tied to the pound sterling then I must also conclude that all of your purchases in Baht or Dollars, are less than they once were be it ml of Savannah Cider or feet of toilet paper. A lack of the ...
    1 day ago
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    stephenterry
    "stephenterry" commented on OFP's Blog "Appropriate Response".
    OFP - you're getting soft. Call a spade a spade and damn the consequences. Be true to yourself, but at the same time respect other views. No need to apologise.
    1 day ago
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    stephenterry
    "stephenterry" commented on OFP's Blog "Appropriate Response".
    If you get to try Savannah, a South African cider, you might be surprised at the dryness and taste. Here, in Thailand at current Brexit exchange rates - don't start me on that f-in disaster waiting to happen - a 330ml bottle costs £2. Which is ...
    1 day ago
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    Jenni Belsay
    "Jenni Belsay" commented on OFP's Blog "Appropriate Response".
    It doesn't always have to be click and go though, does it? It could be save-to-desktop-and-leave-to-marinate-overnight. There's always a choice. It's interesting how we're all in the writing game here, yet regularly remind ourselves and one another ...
    1 day ago
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    OFP
    OFP ... my bid on Grenfell has been gazumped. ...
    1 day ago
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    • Squidge
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      Squidge Ten grand for Walliams? Nah...even if it is for a good cause. Might have to look at other critique peeps though, if John gets his bid!
      20 hours ago
    • Barb
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      Barb Is the auction finished?
      1 day ago
    • Catasshe
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      Catasshe Not until Sunday night methinks!
      1 day ago
    • Squidge
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      Squidge Me and John seem to be bidding on the same thing... ;) Perhaps if he wins, he'll let me a fly on the wall to pick up some tips?!
      1 day ago
    • OFP
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      OFP I think we should haggle for a group discount...
      1 day ago
    • Barb
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      Barb Go in hard when there's only 33 seconds left.
      1 day ago
    • Caducean Whisks
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      Caducean Whisks Did you see someone has bid £10,000 for tea at Claridges with David Walliams?
      1 day ago
    • Catasshe
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      Catasshe Yes, they thought it was a fake bid at first, but it's been verified!!! (It wasn't me!) ;-)
      1 day ago
    • Scheherazade
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      Scheherazade me too - three of the prizes i fancied already gone through the roof - jonny geller at more that £1000 already - which is great for the charity - but I will have to go for someone less stellar
      1 day ago
    • Squidge
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      Squidge Ten grand for Walliams? Nah...even if it is for a good cause. Might have to look at other critique peeps though, if John gets his bid!
      20 hours ago
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    AlanP
    "AlanP" commented on OFP's Blog "Appropriate Response".
    It happens I discussed the very exchange above with a Cloudey over lunch the other day. The point, quickly made, was that emails and forum posts lack body language and the instant look of shock when something isn't taken as intended. Which usually ...
    1 day ago
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    Sandra
    "Sandra" commented on OFP's Blog "Appropriate Response".
    Day before yesterday Mary McAleese said much the same thing: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/women/politics/things-can-quickly-run-control-ex-irish-president-mary-mcaleese/
    1 day ago
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    OFP
    OFP wrote a new blog: "Appropriate Response".
      Recently, I expressed a differnce of opinion regarding Health and Safety in the country on AP's blog regarding the disaster at Grenfell.   It accelorated into a heated agrgument but same heads prevailed and reduced our differences of ...
    1 day ago
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    OFP
    OFP .... having a bad keyboard day...
    1 day ago
    • Jenni Belsay
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      Jenni Belsay Happens to us all More Rat req8(r2d,?
      1 day ago
    • OFP
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      OFP is using the 'monkey+Shakespeare+typewriter' technique...
      1 day ago
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    OFP
    "OFP" commented on Andrew's Blog "Editorial critique for #authorsforgrenfell".
    Argggh I saw Sandra's bid so went elsewhere as she was nice to me once...
    2 days ago
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    OFP
    "OFP" commented on Andrew's Blog "Editorial critique for #authorsforgrenfell".
    I saw, so I bid elsewhere with Lizzy Goudsmit. Not sure I will get much out of it if I win but the cause is sound.
    2 days ago

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  • Hel
    by Hel 17 days ago
    A very sexily romantic piece in this month's comp. Got me wondering about the backstory, and why he'd ignored her for so long. A very enjoyable read.
  • BellaM
    by BellaM 22 days ago
    Thanks, Prop. :-)
  • BellaM
    by BellaM 29 days ago
    I, too, loved the negligent discharge (and the whole thing). Though I think that sentence might be open to misinterpretation. But Daffy, oh Daffy. Please tell me that Daffy was OK.
  • Sandra
    by Sandra 1 month ago
    Oh! For 'negligent discharge' you ought at least get an honourable mention. Stonkingly entertaining tale.
  • AlanP
    by AlanP 1 month ago
    These are trying times indeed. Anyway it will now be business as usual as the political classes polish their lies and exaggerations once more.

    The issue with nuking the problem is a bit like treating cancer when it has spread- it's a question of targeting.

    Enter the comp.
  • RichardB
    by RichardB 1 month ago
    Aber where? Aberystwyth? Ooh.. (sharp intake of breath) Just bear in mind that them Gogs can be touchy folk, and the word isn't exactly complimentary...
  • RichardB
    by RichardB 1 month ago
    I ain't going to clutter up the blog with my response, but I think i need to make one. Yes, I own up to being thin-skinned, but I also said 'Let it pass.' I wasn't coming over all hurt at ST's comment: I just thought it was uncalled for.

    As for an Englishman living in South Wales, no probs. At all. If it had been North Wales, maybe. A couple of people round here have said to me, of the North Wales folks, North Walians or Gogs (from the Welsh for North), as they call them, 'They don't even like us up there.'

    But it ain't like that in this part of the South. The day we moved in the people from across the road came over to say how nice it was to see this house being lived in at last (it had stood empty for over a year). The next day we got invited to a street party (Willy and Kate's wedding). It's been like that ever since: nothing but friendliness.

    As I said, no probs at all. Just thought you'd like to know.
  • Jenni Belsay
    by Jenni Belsay 1 month ago
    :-)) So much for thinking I was closer to cracking timing issues with black humour in my writing! ;-)
  • SecretSpi
    by SecretSpi 1 month ago
    Thanks for your kind words - much appreciated!
  • bazbaron
    by bazbaron 1 month ago
    Have an extra Rat or two for me, Prop. ;-)