Caducean Whisks

Caducean Whisks

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Know why I love a Paso Doble? Pure male energy confronts pure female energy. Neither is compromised, neither is diminished. They stand up to each other and each is equal to the fight. So sexy.
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  • Are you a ...?
    Unpublished writer (so far)
    What genre do you primarily write in?
    General fiction
    Are your reading habits ...?
    Sophisticated
    Who is your favourite author(s)?
    Margaret Atwood, John Steinbeck
    And your all time favourite books? (You can change these at any time, by the way ...)
    Oryx & Crake (Atwood), A Prayer for Owen Meany (Irving), Postcards (Proulx), Hard Facts (Spring), God of Small Things (Roy), Grapes of Wrath (Steinbeck), What are you like? (Enright), Canopus cycle (Lessing), Hangover Square (Hamilton), The Earth (Zola)
    What are your working habits when you write?
    Perfectly balanced
    Are you the edit-every-sentence-ten-times type, or do you prefer to let rip?
    Some self-editing
    Your ultimate writing ambition?
    To write better and continually improve
    Your worst habit?
    .
    Your opinion on the books industry?
    A conspiracy from start to finish. My work will die with me
    Where do you write?
    .
    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?
    I keep chickens and rescue foxes

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    Caducean Whisks
    "Caducean Whisks" commented on RichardB's Blog "Chapel-en-le-Frith: Devotion to Duty".
    Fascinating as always, Richard. And so sad. And so heroic. Very touched by this.
    2 days ago
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    Caducean Whisks
    Caducean Whisks Know why I love a Paso Doble? Pure male energy confronts pure female energy. Neither is compromised, neither is diminished. They stand up to each other and each is equal to the fight. So sexy.
    3 days ago
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    • Caducean Whisks
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      Caducean Whisks Aiyla: I looked it up and found some strange language that looked a little like Turkish. Que? Jane & Jill - yes and yes
      2 days ago
    • Aiyla
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      Aiyla And I love a wee Deelakano... or something.
      3 days ago
    • Janeshuff
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      Janeshuff Gemma and Aljaz
      3 days ago
    • Jill
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      Jill Haven't been watching yet this season, but agree about P.D. :)
      2 days ago
    • Caducean Whisks
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      Caducean Whisks Aiyla: I looked it up and found some strange language that looked a little like Turkish. Que? Jane & Jill - yes and yes
      2 days ago
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    Caducean Whisks commented on bazbaron's picture.
    Y, Wye, Why?
    3 days ago
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    "Caducean Whisks" commented on RichardB's Blog "Reality Check".
    Nicely laid out and summed up, Richard. I don't have much more to add, except in response to Yo's last point that 'editing won't come cheap.' No, it won't, but paying for it isn't the greater hardship. Having an editor doesn't mean they'll re-write ...
    3 days ago
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    Caducean Whisks Nicked off fb: "The devil whispered in my ear, 'You are not strong enough to withstand the storm.' I whispered in the devil's ear, 'I am the storm.'"
    6 days ago
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      Catasshe Ooh... nice! Halloween is coming...
      6 days ago
    • Dolly
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      Dolly No one's whispered in my ear for a long time now, well, not romantically anyway. I probably wouldn't hear it properly, as I'm half deaf, which sometimes is a blessing!
      5 days ago
    • Caducean Whisks
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      Caducean Whisks No one's whispered in my ear for ages either, Dolly. Not a real person :(
      5 days ago
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    Caducean Whisks
    Caducean Whisks Quote from my current read: 'Nothing relaxes a woman like a few pints of embalming fluid.' Anne Enright, The Green Road
    6 days ago
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    "Caducean Whisks" commented on Squidge's Blog "No motivation! ".
    She wants to be believed. Is that it?
    6 days ago
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    "Caducean Whisks" commented on Squidge's Blog "No motivation! ".
    Excellent news! Glad it helped. Now to wrestle with my own theme. Other people's problems are so much easier to solve :)
    7 days ago
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    Caducean Whisks There's a Mississippi Mud Pie on my desk. Every time I look at it, there's less. Can't imagine where it's going.
    7 days ago
    • Lizzielion
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      Lizzielion Oh, I wish I had some! My mouth is watering, just thinking about it.
      7 days ago
    • Caducean Whisks
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      Caducean Whisks You'll have to get here quickly, Lizzie. There's not much of it left.
      7 days ago
    • Lizzielion
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      Lizzielion Shall just have to dream.....:)
      7 days ago
    • Janeshuff
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      Janeshuff Mmmmm
      7 days ago
    • Caducean Whisks
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      Caducean Whisks There's still a little over, if you're interested. I'm feeling unaccountably green.
      7 days ago
    • Lizzielion
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      Lizzielion Hahahahaha! Bet it was worth it, though!
      7 days ago
    • Caducean Whisks
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      Caducean Whisks Le scales, he say, 'Non!'
      7 days ago
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    Caducean Whisks
    "Caducean Whisks" commented on Squidge's Blog "No motivation! ".
    1. "What she wants", is more of an all-pervasive theme that drives the book and is most likely to be one of our basic needs: Does she want to feel safe? Be loved? Have a home to call her own? No longer be plagued by nightmares? Perhaps she can't ...
    7 days ago
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    "Caducean Whisks" commented on Squidge's Blog "Celebrity children's authors...".
    I'm not normal either, Richard. I actively avoid brands, as I assume that you're paying for the brand or celebrity endorsement, rather than the product. But such things happen in grown-up books too, when a celeb decides to write a romance or ...
    12 days ago
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    Caducean Whisks
    Caducean Whisks has just heard that Top Gun was released 31 years ago. No! Five at the most. Surely.
    13 days ago
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      AlanP They released him? I thought he got life without the option.
      13 days ago
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    Caducean Whisks
    "Caducean Whisks" commented on Yo's Blog "Have any Wordies written a 300k+ word novel?".
    You have to take into account the changing audience, too. Nowadays, while we have more leisure time at our disposal, we also have far more choice how to spend it, and reading a book is quite a big investment of time, comparatively. It takes less ...
    16 days ago
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    Caducean Whisks
    Caducean Whisks Sheesh but there are some monster slugs out in the garden these days.
    17 days ago
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    "Caducean Whisks" commented on Bric's Blog "The 7 Year Writing Journey - Part 5".
    Wow. I've been AWOL these last few days on RL business, so just caught up on this and the last episode. It's only minutes since you got an agent, by my reckoning :) The parents. Gosh, that's hard. Life giveth and life taketh away. :( So pleased ...
    19 days ago

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  • Snowflake
    by Snowflake 1 month ago
    Thank you. If you look up Mandelbulb animation on YouTube there is some stunning work, though I think they are done on much more powerful PC software. Probably requires more understanding of the maths involved too. For me the maths just goes WOOSH!
  • Purple witch
    by Purple witch 1 month ago
    How upsetting Whisks. It’s sad those neighbours have nothing better to do.
    Go and sit in your garden with the ‘Chickie crew’, take a deep breath, enhance your calm, blow a raspberry in the direction of complaining neighbours home and try not to let them get you down.

    I suspect there must be a breeding programme in full swing whereby these horrible people are grown in Petri dishes -it must be the main way they are able to reproduce. They have the obnoxious gene inserted right where the sun don’t shine and are registered
    Self-centred
    Homeowners
    Insensitive
    To
    Surrounding world

    They sneak into quiet, unsuspecting communities; lurk in the work place, the supermarket and little local shops. They bask on the beaches and insinuate themselves on airplanes and other public transport.
    Like aggressive self absorbed little clones, I think they may be starting to self seed.
    They are everywhere!
    For example right now I am at in my partners mums house writing this while he helps her sort out her pc problems.
    I was just recounting to them about your complaining neighbour sand she handed me a folded sheet of paper that was tucked on her mantle shelf. It’s a copy of letter pushed through her neighbour next doors letter box several weeks ago.
    Just to set the scene a little -
    My partners mum lives in a busy residential side street in a large town in Hampshire . Recently the lady neighbour next door had the misfortune to have some very shoddy building work undertaken by the “cowboy builder” brigade and can’t afford to get the mismatched areas redone.
    To get back to the letter..... the single older lady next door knocked on my partners mum’s door a few weeks ago in tears as a so called ‘concerned’ neighbour had written this nasty and on reading it I must observe illiterate, letter telling her what a disgrace the work was and that all the other neighbours in the close have had a meeting, contacted the local council with a petition and feel she needs to sort out all the new tiles and brickwork. It also stated that local the council agrees with the letter writer that the work must be redone asap as it is an eye sore for all the neighbours and has reduced the price of properties in the road.
    We are all having a good chuckle because the funny thing is that my partners mum has not been invited to, or attended, any meeting, let alone been party to a signed petition to the council. She was totally unaware of the concerns raised in the letter until she saw it . Enquiries to other long term and established neighbours further up the road have uncovered no-one else knew about the concern, or cared about the building work.
    As the house in question is in a residential area at the end of a long cul-de-sac with partners mum, the lady in question and one other house past her, by a process of elimination it seems the last house in the cul-de-sac may possibly be the originator of the letter.
    Even more amusing, even if it’s not the suspected neighbour who wrote the letter, is the fact that over the past 4 or 5 years this neighbour has converted their house and created a dungeon- yes, a dungeon- that runs out into the back garden (partners mum witnessed it being built). ... Is allowing scantily clad ladies to parade around the back garden.... and entertain gentlemen clientele at an alarming rate. They also advertise the house and its services online. There was no mention about this devaluing the housing on the road in the letter.
    I am sure that this household and it occupants will more probably drive down house prices in the street not some mismatched roofing tiles and bit of concrete dried onto to pavement .

    Tolerant and respectful neighbourly values are dwindling fast and it such a shame. I agree with your supportive neighbours I‘d love it if you lived near me .....
  • Woolleybeans
    by Woolleybeans 2 months ago
    I think it's some magic of the Isle of Lewis. They almost all look massive and then have four rooms in total or something.
  • Woolleybeans
    by Woolleybeans 2 months ago
    This is the link for the house on Zoopla, Whisks - https://www.zoopla.co.uk/for-sale/details/44475997?search_identifier=214d39cbe4e7b2a22b029fc7991374c1
  • AlanP
    by AlanP 2 months ago
    Nothing changes is blocked for comments. So it's just this one. Strange.
  • AlanP
    by AlanP 2 months ago
    Is this just my blog, or all blogs?
  • AlanP
    by AlanP 2 months ago
    Tony has posted something recently, so yes. It does seem as though it's personal.
  • AlanP
    by AlanP 2 months ago
    The blog I rote yesterday? It is still open for comments and unchanged. Ia'nt dun nuthin.
  • dyslexic of dartford
    by dyslexic of dartford 4 months ago
    Thanks Whisks, it's nice to be back.
  • Pinkbelt75
    by Pinkbelt75 4 months ago
    Right back at you.