Trifecta Meme

What is your name (real or otherwise)?

Plumbum, ulygan, Beth

Describe your writing style in three words.

Far too wordy and prone to too much use of the word “I”

How long have you been writing online?

It was the early to mid-Nineties, I cannot be certain now but I was certainly writing online by 1996. Back then, I was exposing myself on a Demon website.
The Wayback machine has a record of that site for as early as April 1997 an dperusal of the archived pages shows that I was building the site (Still under construction, of course) in 1996

Which, if any, other writing challenges do you participate in?

I recently began following the Daily Post’s DP Challenge prompts and have taken a stab at Prompts for the Promptless – just trying to get back into the habit of thoughtful writing

Describe one way in which you could improve your writing.

I wish that I might find some true imagination that I might harness. Words have never been a problem; stories come much harder to me

What is the best writing advice you’ve ever been given?

Keep writing

Who is your favorite author?

Margaret Atwood

How do you make time to write?

I have nothing but time

Give us one word we should consider using as a prompt. Remember–it must have a third definition.

3. characterized by an inability to think imaginatively or independently; lacking originality or scope; narrow: a rather limited intelligence.

Direct us to one blog post of yours that we shouldn’t miss reading.

Ooh, that is difficult. I don’t have much to be proud of. Try this one – it may not be well-written, and it is long, but I think it is interesting. One of a set of memoirs of my early years, with a focus on food.

Recently, at the: Crooked House

Feeling a bit seedy

Feeling a bit seedy

Nell and I went for a walk this morning. It was a gorgeous day but we ended up by not going very far. The Crooked Man had gone out and I was expecting a parcel delivery. Plus, I was finding it hard going. Not feeling on top of my game right now. Possibly a touch of “Keto Flu”? I’d like to think so, but honestly haven’t been working hard enough at it to have gotContinue readingFeeling a bit seedy

Here, there, everywhere – and nowhere at all

Here, there, everywhere – and nowhere at all

Where do all these yawning gaps come from? Aha – this time I have the answer – I have been busy updating Scattered Thoughts! After a couple of very long posts, time and energy were lacking for coming here to write and as little else had happened other than a shopping delivery or two, it seemed unimportant.Also spending far too much time at Facebook, which I am trying to give up but it keeps onContinue readingHere, there, everywhere – and nowhere at all

Recent movements of the: Deux Escargots

October 29, 2020 at 12:12PM

It’s mass migration time! #livereportingfromtheroad #france #autumn2020 #thelockdowndash

October 29, 2020 at 10:24AM

An interesting morning. Up and at ’em we went to Intermarché to fuel up and to buy some food for when we arrive home. They were queuing outside the door for what appeared to be controlled entry. There were queues for fuel too. “We’re not that desperate” we said and set off for home. It… Continue reading October 29, 2020 at 10:24AM


  1. March 19, 2013

    I absolutely identify with words not being a problem but stories being another issue altogether. I never seem to run out of words until I need to weave them into some sort of story and then, nothing. Crickets. The wind. Silence :).

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