Weekly Writing Challenge: Dialogue

I purposely made all of today’s appointments within walking distance of the office, that way I wouldn’t have to worry about what to do with my car after I’d had a few glasses of champagne at lunch. Unfortunately, I didn’t remember this when I was picking out what to wear today and that is why I now have red raw toes from wearing my sky high Kurt Geiger heels on the walk to work. I remember finding these shoes in John Lewis’s end of season sale last week and just managing to squish my feet into them then but I was convinced that it was because my feet were swollen from the 10 viewings I had carried out that morning. I had also convinced myself that if I lost the stone I had planned to lose last year, then my feet would be slimmer and they would definitely fit. I don’t know what happens to me when I am shoe shopping it’s like all common sense leaves my brain as soon as I enter the shop door.

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Three Ways: Autumn/Winter 2013 – Coats

It’s about that time of year when you decide that sandals and summer dresses just aren’t going to cut it anymore and you need to go shopping for the essential winter coat. But with a forest of leather, cotton and tweed ahead where could you possibly begin?

Well to start with lets see what’s trending on the A/W 2013 catwalks. Well there was a lot of PINK, but I’ve shown you what you can buy to follow this particular trend – (https://amelielockhart.wordpress.com/2013/09/09/three-ways-autumn-2013-trend-pink/) so now let me show you what else is out there for the fashion conscious in need of some new outerwear. AND as always I will be offering a budget, treat and extravagant choice so you can go shopping without feeling guilty.

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Three Ways: Victoria Sponge

Three Ways to enjoy the classic Victoria Sponge: Paid-for, packet-mix or home-made.

1. Paid-For

If you are buying your Victoria Sponge, ensure the cake is still soft and, if you are able to, give the sides a prod to check there are no hardening edges. Also make sure you pick up a cake with the most time left until it’s best before date because sponge goes stale very quickly and if you eat it even one day past the B.B.D. it is usually too late.

My favourite supermarkets for cakes are Morrisons as they have a fresh cake counter or Waitrose. Morrisons charge about £4 for a fresh 10 inch victoria sponge, but get there early as they sell out fast and make sure you are going to eat it that day or the next as they go stale quickly. The fresh cream and jam are really tasty and you can’t beat the price. Unfortunately, you cannot order them online and I know in my area Morrisons are few and far between but do not fear cake-lovers as Waitrose sells a gorgeous victoria sponge by Handmade Delights for £5.39, which you can order online for delivery. What’s more, as the cake is actually handmade and not perfectly round, if you throw away the packaging you can convince your friends and family that you actually made the cake! (Throw some icing sugar around your kitchen and down your top to really enforce your point.)

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Daily Prompt: “It’s our party we can love who we want”

The challenge: To take the third line of the last song I heard, make it my post title, and write for a maximum of 15 minutes. 

The Last Song I heard: We can’t stop by Miley Cyrus

The Third Line: “It’s our party we can love who we want”

Miley Cryus

Poem:

Is that true with the threat of pregnancies,

Unwanted trouser nits and STD’s,

And sex in the most awful locations.

Not to mention awkward conversations,

When you realise you have bedded a mate,

Which after a few vodkas sounded great.

A party just isn’t the place to hump,

Even if she has got the greatest rump.

So the next time you feel the need to mate,

How about you arrange a proper date?

Challenge Link: http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2013/08/29/daily-prompt-speed/