Friday, 7 November 2014

November Giggles

Driving along the by-pass, I saw a beautiful bird strutting about in the road ahead, pecking at the grit, as they do. I slowed down, hoping he’d move before I got there (he did).

My grandson saw and sat forward in his seat. “That’s a… it’s a … It’s one of those peasants!”

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And one of my granddaughters was talking about a beautiful dog we sometimes see out on our walks. She confidently told her parents that he is an Elastic Malamute. I blame my accent!

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Two of my short story books are on sale at 99p (usually £1.99) for the next six days. They should also be at a special price from Amazon.com.




You Can’t Love a Stranger – all stories include an animal of some sort. Available from Amazon UK.











Haunted – all stories include a ghost. Available from Amazon UK.













And here’s Dusty cuddling up with one of his best friends – Bananaman.







22 comments:

  1. Children, especially grandchildren, know best Teresa. I should go with them.

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  2. Wonderful. And those two books are a fabulous read :0) xx

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  3. I love the things children say. And I also love Bananaman. xx

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    1. He is mad about Bananaman, Joanna - he points his finger at you and says, "This banana is loaded!" He's only 3 and so shy, but when he puts that costume on, I think he could take on the world :-) x

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  4. Great giggles, Teresa. What does the elastic malamute look like exactly, is it a marmalade colour? or did she mean a bullmastif? and bananaman looks a handy chap to have on hand... I still call them peasants sometimes. I have the love a stranger one, it's really lovely, and must get the ghostie one. xx:))

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    1. Hope this link works, Susan - he's an Alaskan Malamute http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alaskan_Malamute

      Bananaman is very useful - fearless, brave and strong :-) Glad you liked the Stranger book :-) x

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  5. Those comments certainly made me smile, Teresa, thanks. :)

    Dusty is clearly a fan of Bananaman.

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    1. Dusty loves bananas too, Carol :-) x

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    1. Very smart looking peasant though I must say :-) x

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  7. I remember seeing flamingoes at Whipsnade when my children were young, and my daughter afterwards referring to them as Flamencos - which sounded rather nice!

    Looking forward to reading more of your fab stories. Just enjoyed the one in the new Fiction Feast too :o)

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    1. Oh Karen, that's lovely - flamencos - it really suits them too!

      I loved your story in FF - had tears in my eyes by the end, lovely :-) x

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  8. Kids are a great source of inspiration. They don't mind getting things wrong. Like the lads playing the 3 Kings in the Nativity play:
    No. 1 said 'I bring you gold'.
    No. 2 said 'I bring you myrrh'.
    No. 3 said 'Frank sent this'.

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  9. Ha ha, love it, Keith! And who's to say they're wrong? Maybe Frank did send it :-) x

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  10. I love the peasant comment - makes your grandson sound like a snooty lord of the manor (which I'm sure he's not)!

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  11. Aw, love the children's comments. And I adore the photo.

    xx

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  12. Greetings human, Teresa,

    Pawdon me for my lengthy time in actually getting here. Had to take both my humans for walks! :)

    May the pleasant, peasant, pheasant revolt! It was very good to offer your books at such a low price.

    Hello to Dusty and the banana dude!

    Pawsitive wishes,

    Penny :) x

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    1. You've been keeping your humans busy, Penny! I will have to tell my littlest human you called him the Banana Dude - he's going to love that :-) x

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