Dolly

Dolly

76 years old
Male
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226 Fox Lane
PR25 1HW
Leyland
United Kingdom
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I would like to thank all those who commented on my blog Down The Back Of The Sofa, for carrying on the daftness with wit, humour, and inventive writing, which for me at least, provided a lot of happy entertainment. Thank you all!
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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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    Dolly
    "Dolly" commented on Tony's Blog "FUNNEL VISION".
    Seen it, done it, and nearly bloody drowned on something similar, and I'm seventy five! Needless to say I won't be doing or thinking about doing that again!
    19 hours ago
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    Dolly
    "Dolly" commented on Caducean Whisks's Blog "A Question of Time".
    I must admit I much prefer looking at a clock face, although sometimes digital can't be avoided. I love those big railway station clocks and own a pocket watch.
    19 hours ago
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    Dolly
    "Dolly" commented on mike's Blog "a plea for second hand bookshops".
    Try Great Grandfather's Bookshop in Leyland Lancs. Imagine a terraced house filled with bookshelves instead of furniture, upstairs and down! I bought some firs edition Pratchett's from there along with Wodehouse, and just recently a Buffalo Bill ...
    19 hours ago
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    Dolly
    "Dolly" commented on Dolly's Blog "Do Ants Sit Down?".
    Don't forget the shades, and the cocktail glass with the little umbrella in it.
    10 days ago
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    Snowflake
    "Snowflake" commented on Dolly's Blog "Do Ants Sit Down?".
    Enjoyed this immensely. Now I'm off to sketch ants on sun loungers.
    10 days ago
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    mike
    "mike" commented on Dolly's Blog "Do Ants Sit Down?".
    Absolutely. The destruction and removal of an ant's nest from the turf would be a more serious concern the ant population at large, But I recall - viv a viz squirrels - the issue had been the London housing market and the wish to move to zone 6.
    16 days ago
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    Dolly
    "Dolly" commented on Caducean Whisks's Blog "My Sister's Keeper".
    Lovely Whisks, you and your hens are very special!
    17 days ago
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    Dolly
    "Dolly" commented on Dolly's Blog "Do Ants Sit Down?".
    I think the ant disruption at Wimbledon was an annual demonstration against tennis. For two weeks they have to suffer the sound and vibration of balls and heavy feet pounding on their roof! Can you imagine how awful that must be? The sporadic falls ...
    17 days ago
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    mike
    "mike" commented on Dolly's Blog "Do Ants Sit Down?".
    Dear Dolly, Are ants protected by a United Nations Charter? But more to the point, when will they be given the same legal rights as white middle-class males and when will universal suffrage be extended in their direction? This would have been ...
    17 days ago
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    Clytemnestra
    "Clytemnestra" commented on Dolly's Blog "Do Ants Sit Down?".
    Dolly may have been aiming to produce a "Stream of Consciousness" piece here; a genre beloved of the solipsistic or self-conscious and I think she did pretty well. Write on, Dolly. Do ants sit down? Who knows? It's an interesting question but ...
    17 days ago
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    Caducean Whisks
    "Caducean Whisks" commented on Dolly's Blog "Do Ants Sit Down?".
    I'm also a fan of following loose connections - streaming it- and seeing where it goes. Such fun. Ants contain formic acid, the same acid as in Stinging Nettles. Formica is a genus of ants. Also used for kitchen work tops and tables. Did ants make ...
    17 days ago
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    AlanP
    "AlanP" commented on Dolly's Blog "Do Ants Sit Down?".
    I am very familiar with writing down what passes before your eyes and seeing where it takes you. It can produce interesting results as shown by this blog. Interesting, but I do feel obliged to mention that arachnids are spiders. Ants are ...
    17 days ago
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    Dolly
    Dolly wrote a new blog: "Do Ants Sit Down?".
    Now, you might say, what sort of question is that? Then again you might not say that at all. But this all started of with the word, is. You see, a number of years ago, I used to mess about with a writing exercise, but then did it less and less until ...
    18 days ago
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    Dolly
    "Dolly" commented on Hilly's Blog "The 'Bull' in the china shop".
    Well Mike, Big Brother has always been with us in one form or another. Even when we lived in caves, there would always be someone watching someone.
    18 days ago
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    Dolly
    "Dolly" commented on Barb's Blog "Caption Comp".
    Well, there I was, minding my own business, chewing on a bit of bamboo....
    19 days ago

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