Dolly

Dolly

78 years old
Male
Address
226 Fox Lane
PR25 1HW
Leyland
United Kingdom
Current Status
A Tap On The Drum I feel that when the time has come, I might signal the end, nothing flamboyant, just a tap on a drum. But until then all that I want is the warmth of the sun, to sit in the shade until evening is done and thoughts slide, minutes s
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  • Are you a ...?
    Writer published in mags, etc
    What genre do you primarily write in?
    General fiction
    If you write in more than one area, what is your next most favoured genre?
    Comedy
    Are your reading habits ...?
    Omnivorous
    Who is your favourite author(s)?
    Terry Pratchet, Alan Bennet, Dylan Thomas, T.S. Elliot, Joseph Heller Herman Hesse Larry Niven Gregory Corso, Daniel Defoe. Seamus Heaney. I find it almost impossible to list all the authors I like and admire.
    And your all time favourite books? (You can change these at any time, by the way ...)
    Catch 22, Steppenwolf, Ringworld, Treasure Island. I've stopped here, as its like asking me who my favourite author is. This list of books I like is not quite endless.
    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?
    Prefer to let rip and edit afterwards
    Your ultimate writing ambition?
    To be published and listened too. As well as writing fiction, I write poetry and I'm a singer/songwriter.
    Your worst habit?
    Doubting myself and solitaire!
    Your opinion on the books industry?
    Too much celebrity and hype, but good books still get through
    Where do you write?
    Mostly at home.
    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?
    None of the above. I'm also a poet and singer songwriter

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    mike
    "mike" commented on Dolly's Blog "Hindsight".
    Dear Dolly, The artists' room at the Southbank had been turned into a bit of a junk shop with sixties recording equipment. Reel to reel tape-recroders etc and hordes of din sockets and things to plug here and there. The problem with the ...
    1 day ago
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    Dolly
    "Dolly" commented on Dolly's Blog "Hindsight".
    Hi Mike. A couple of years ago Amanda and myself had a tour of the Albert Hall. We were lucky in the sense that it was at the end of the season, so tp speak. In fact, we took part in the very last tour, and we were the only two, so we had the guide ...
    3 days ago
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    mike
    "mike" commented on Dolly's Blog "Hindsight".
    Dear Dolly, I rather liked your idea of thoughts bubbling up in boiling water with tea-bags. It is something a Russian might think of. The SouthBank seem to be concentrating on the Russians. A Russian singer dressed in a cotton dress ...
    3 days ago
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    mike
    "mike" commented on Dolly's Blog "Hindsight".
    Dear Dolly, If you are not careful, you will end up like my grandfather with 'super thought's' whizzing around the universe - just like the internet. I thought of you yesterday as I joined a backstage tour of the refurbished South Bank. t is ...
    4 days ago
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    Dolly
    Dolly wrote a new blog: "Hindsight".
    The only time I seem to talk simple, straight forward, unambiguous sense, is in hindsight. I'm looking at a teabag in an empty cup waiting for the water. A thought walks slowly and deliberately to the front of my mind and says: 'I really shouldn't ...
    4 days ago
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    Dolly
    "Dolly" commented on Tony's Blog "What's in a name?".
    Hi Tony. I once new someone called Richard Hart, who was inevitably known as Dickie Hart. I did suggest he form a band called The Palpitations. Honest!
    6 days ago
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    Dolly
    "Dolly" commented on Dolly's Blog "Thee, Thou, and Airtah Orlreet?".
    Hi Penworthy. I'd say you were probably right there, but don't forget that the Romans were here for 300 years,, and soldiers in the army came from all over Europe and the middle East, and I'm sure that must have had an enormous impact on culture, ...
    6 days ago
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    Penworthy
    "Penworthy" commented on Dolly's Blog "Thee, Thou, and Airtah Orlreet?".
    Yes, I suppose so but I think it's lovely that we have such a huge variety of accents in this country. I have a theory that it came about mainly from the influx of various tribes centuries ago; you know, Picts, Scots, Vikings, Saxons, Angles, etc. ...
    7 days ago
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    Dolly
    Dolly A Tap On The Drum I feel that when the time has come, I might signal the end, nothing flamboyant, just a tap on a drum. But until then all that I want is the warmth of the sun, to sit in the shade until evening is done and thoughts slide, minutes slip and fade unnoticed, until there are none.
    8 days ago
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      Caducean Whisks Sobbing now.
      7 days ago
    • Dolly
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      Dolly Nothing sad about this Whisks. When I go, I'd like it to be like this, sat in the sunshine and slipping away in peace, although I'm not ready yet, as I happen to really like being alive!
      7 days ago
    • Jill
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      Jill Glad to hear it, Dolly. It did bring a lump to my throat though. :)
      7 days ago
    • Dolly
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      Dolly Hi Jill. I tend to look at death as an adventure, at least I will find out if there is anything after life. The only thing that bothers me about it, is the manner of my going.
      6 days ago
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      Jill Tend to agree with you, Dolly. It is those who are left behind to grieve... and we have all experienced that more than once by this stage in our life.
      6 days ago
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      Dolly Too many times Jill, too many times.
      6 days ago
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    Dolly
    Dolly Share something with The Word Cloud A Tap On A Drum I feel that when the time has come, I might signal the end, nothing flamboyant, just a tap on a drum. But until then all that I want is the warmth of the sun, to sit in the shade until evening is done and thoughts slide, minutes slip and fade unnoticed, until there are none.
    8 days ago
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    Dolly
    "Dolly" commented on Harry's Blog "Anyone spot any changes?".
    It its not broke, don't fix it springs to mind.
    11 days ago
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    Dolly
    "Dolly" commented on Dolly's Blog "Thee, Thou, and Airtah Orlreet?".
    Hi Penworthy. Sorry about the delay. One of the fascinating things about accents is how they subtly change over short distances. For example, I live in Leyland Lancashire, a scant six or seven miles away is a town called Chorley. Now, I pronounce ...
    11 days ago
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    Penworthy
    "Penworthy" commented on Dolly's Blog "Thee, Thou, and Airtah Orlreet?".
    I've finally been able to catch up with these interesting comments. I was actually born in Bolton, which has its own distinctive accent, too.
    13 days ago
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    Dolly
    "Dolly" commented on Mat's Blog "Wildlife Walks".
    Hi Mat. A brain drain to the North eh? Could be a good thing and benefit me as I'm already in the north so I don't have to move, with the extra bonus of my brain having been drained some years ago. I enjoy walks with no given destination, as I tend ...
    15 days ago
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    Dolly
    "Dolly" commented on Dolly's Blog "Thee, Thou, and Airtah Orlreet?".
    Hi Mat. I was born in Wales, although I spent part of my childhood in Watford, and then Croxley Green. All my family on my father's side are Welsh, and the place my grandfather was born in I have difficulty writing it, never mind speaking it!
    19 days ago

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