Quote Challenge Day Three – Going Gaga – various contributors


Quote Challenge Day Three

My thanks to Robbie Cheadle for nominating me for this challenge… I love a good quote and you can read Robbie’s first quote here. https://robbiesinspiration.wordpress.com/2017/10/29/quote-challenge-day-1/

Today a little humour from a delightfully witty book I got for Christmas once year, compiled by Rosemarie Jarski. Wrinklies’ Wit & Wisdom with quotes from the famous on Getting on a Bit or going GaGa.

Click on the image to buy the book.

I thought I would share a handful of my favourites but recommend this as a great stocking filler for the man or woman who already has everything!

You can’s turn back the clock. But you can wind it up againBonnie Prudden

“I once wanted to save the world. Now I just want to leave the room with some dignity” Lotus Weinstock.

Old men are dangerous; it doesn’t matter to them what is going to happen to the world” George Bernard Shaw

and last but not least!

“If you rest, you rust” Helen Hayes

It is customary to nominate three other bloggers to pick up the challenge.. I have done so in the last two days…However as this is my last day I am going to open this up to anyone who feels they would like to rise to the challenge.. thanks for dropping by and have fun.

Quote Challenge Day Two – John Gray – Mars and Venus Together for Ever.


Quote Challenge Day Two

My thanks to Robbie Cheadle for nominating me for this challenge… I love a good quote and you can read Robbie’s first quote here. https://robbiesinspiration.wordpress.com/2017/10/29/quote-challenge-day-1/

Yesterday my quote was from Dorothy Parker and it was a poem War Song. I received that book when I needed a lot of encouragement to stay on a path I had chosen. That path led me to meet my husband David two years later and after about 16 years of marriage I thought that I should brush up my marital skills and bought this book…

https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2017/10/30/quote-challenge-day-one-dorothy-parker-war-song/

Here is my next selection.

You can click the image to buy the book.

Relationship skills for lasting love… I had enjoyed John Gray’s book Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus and was very happy to have an MOT a few years along.

I particular enjoyed the section “Masculine Skills for listening without getting upset!”

A couple of quotes did make me chuckle ( well there were more than a couple actually).. well actually roll about on the floor laughing!

“For men, the home has traditionally been a vacation spot. For women, it is a major hub of activity!”

A man must think about feelings before he talks about them, while a woman can feel, talk and think all at the same time.”

I did in reality do a little rethink after I read this book and perhaps I should read it again as we approach our 37th wedding anniversary this month.. you are never too old to take good advice.

It is customary to nominate three other bloggers to pick up the challenge.. knowing how busy you are I will not be offended if you cannot participate but it is an excuse to give your latest post a plug anyway.

Colleen Chesebro

Head over to read Colleen’s fabulous Halloween post: https://colleenchesebro.com/2017/10/26/fairies-myths-magic-author-spotlight-guest-posts-halloween-havoc-by-colleen-m-chesebro/

My collaborator on Cook From Scratch.. Carol Taylor who makes a mean Fish and chips: https://blondieaka.wordpress.com/2017/10/27/fish-friday-british-fish-and-chips/

And finally today Balroop Singh and her wonderful poetry and who speaks to relationships too. https://balroop2013.wordpress.com/2017/10/27/poetry-too-speaks/

My third and last quote will be tomorrow night.  Thanks for dropping by.

Quote Challenge Day One – Dorothy Parker – War Song


Quote Challenge Day One

My thanks to Robbie Cheadle for nominating me for this challenge… I love a good quote and you can read Robbie’s first quote here. https://robbiesinspiration.wordpress.com/2017/10/29/quote-challenge-day-1/

My first quote is from Dorothy Parker from a book that was given to me 38 years ago as a parting gift from a friend. You too can own a copy of this fabulous book by clicking the image.

The book contains stories and poems published in 1944… in the blurb it says ” Beneath her carapace of electrifying wit which reflected so brilliantly the age she lived in, was a woman for whom happiness was, at best, precarious”.

I loved the book from page one to the end. I am not going to share a quote as such, but a short poem that has always stayed with me.

War Song – Dorothy Parker – 1944

Soldier, in a curious land,
All across a swaying sea,
Take her smile and lift her hand –
Have no guilt of me.

Soldier, when were soldiers true?
If she’s kind and sweet and gay,
Use the wish I send to you –
Lie not lone till day!

Only, for the nights that were,
Soldier, and the dawns that came,
When in sleep you turn to her
Call her by my name.

I will be sharing my other 2 quotes over the next couple of days.

It is customary to nominate three other bloggers to pick up the challenge.. knowing how busy you are I will not be offended if you cannot participate but it is an excuse to give your latest post a plug anyway.

Judy Martin who is also a witty poet and who is entertaining us with some Halloween Limericks.. https://www.judyedwinamartin.com/some-more-halloween-limericks-a-vampire-and-a-ghost/

Patricia Salamone is wonderfully supportive and shares her review of Danny Kemp’s book The Desolate Garden. https://the-italian-thing.com/2017/10/29/the-desolate-garden-free/

Traci Kenworth is another writer who does a huge amount for us all by sharing the mother lode of blog links weekly and also does book reviews: https://tracikenworth.wordpress.com/2017/10/27/book-talk-2-102717/