An Elegant Gentleman – A Riddle


He’s an elegant fella, with a great fashion sense,

he wears timeless colors with pride, never tense.

White is his shirt, and there on his back

he carries a tailcoat in shiniest black.


Let’s have a look at his elegant wife

they love each other despite their hard life.

They live in a world with no roads and no street

The lady gives life to her brood on her feet.



Their world is so cold, where air freezes breath

everyone going will inevitably meet death.

And still, they found a way to survive

give birth and feed, walk, slide, swim and dive.


Their existence is hard and is constant danger

and to us it couldn’t be any stranger.

But to them, it’s normal, to walk, slide and try

to survive by swimming because they can’t fly.



Six different ones are living on ice

the same hard life in misery, not nice.

And still our fella is happy in his elegant dress

He’s a penguin – right. Did you guess?


(Copyright Aurora Jean Alexander, May 2017)



The Writer Friend Job Description #AmWriting #Writer

You want to be the friend of a writer? – There is a job description! Lucy Mitchell published it on her blog “Blonde Write More”. Thanks Lucy! I’m sure this will help us writers to be surrounded with friends. 😀



The job description for a writer friendmight gosomething like this…

About The Role

Writer friend needed to provide long-term creative and emotional support to a fellow writer.

Hours: Can vary each week. Dependent upon a number of factors:

  • The mental state of the writer
  • The stage the writer is at with their latest project.
  • The writer’s view of their current project.
  • The writer’s view of their own creative abilities

Location: Can be based anywhere in the world as long as there is Wi-Fi access.

Key Duties / Responsibilities:

  • Must be on hand to provide email, text or phone support to the writer. This will include evening, late night and weekend shifts.
  • Must be able to provide a quick literary assessment of the writer’s new story idea which might be written in the form of a brief text or a photo of a diagram involving arrows, stick people and…

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Funnies on Facebook this week – Spiders, Bikini tops and spot the horse!

Thank you Sally Cronin from Smorgasbord for making us smile with these memes. They’re hilarious, and I couldn’t resist re-blogging! You’re a gem, Sally!

Smorgasbord - Variety is the spice of life

As usual there have been some classic comedy moments captured on Facebook… discovered and shared by people who obviously were born with an enlarged funny bone.. They certainly made me smile.. Hope they make you do too.


Iona Parr with I hate your face

judith-barrow-with-junggle-womenJudith Barrow with Junggle Women

purple-clover-comPurple Clover

tolly-dobbins-with-women-after-50Tolly Dobbins with Women over 50

anne-allen-with-madly-oddlyAnne Allen with Madly Oddly

d-b-hicks-and-kxly-newsradio-920D.B. Hicks and KXLY news radio 920

devlyn-dunne-with-107-3-the-waveDevlyn Dunne with 107.3 The Wave

judy-sheluk-with-don-savageJudy Sheluk with Don Savage

nicholas-rossis-with-kevin-sorboNicholas Rossis with Kevin Sorbo

nicholas-rossis-with-purple-cloverNicholas Rossis with Purple Clover

steve-bicknell-with-realistic-parenting-unleashedSteve Bicknell with Realistic Parenting Unleashed

Have a great weekend and hope to see you over here when you have time. Sally

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Banned Books Throughout History

Anastasia of “Read & Survive” shares an infographic about banned books with us. I couldn’t resist forwarding it to my followers with a smile. Thank you, Anastasia!

Read & Survive

September 26−October 2, 2016
Banned Books Week
is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. Typically held during the last week of September, it highlights the value of free and open access to information. Banned Books Week brings together the entire book community –librarians, booksellers, publishers, journalists, teachers, and readers of all types – in shared support of the freedom to seek and to express ideas, even those some consider unorthodox or unpopular.

Moreover, one of my favorite trilogies, His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman was almost banned once. The Catholic League campaigned against The Golden Compass / Northern Lights, declaring that it promoted atheism and attacked Christianity…Well, that it did I guess.

On fantasy & how it encourages difficult behavior: Reading Harry Potter books makes children MENTALLY ILL says headmaster who warns letting them become ‘addicted’ to fantasy novels is as bad as feeding them ‘heaps of…

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