Writer’s Quote Wednesday and BeWoW.

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I haven’t taken part in this writing challenge for quite a while, so it’s good to catch up with Colleen at Silver Threading and Ronovan at Ronovan Writes. Click here to go to Colleen’s blog, to check out the other brilliant entries to this popular weekly challenge.


Here’s my offering.

Found on ellenbarone.com
Found on ellenbarone.com

Short, but I hope sweet enough.

Thanks for dropping by and enjoy the rest of your day.


Until the next time.

Dorne x

Writer’s Quote Wednesday. Bob Dylan.


This is my entry for Colleen’s Writer’s Quote Wednesday, click here

for more information on this brilliant weekly challenge.

I haven’t taken part in this challenge for a while and so it’s good to be back.

As a teenager I was mad about music and singing. I played clarinet in the school band and sang in the school choir. One of our favourite songs was this Bob Dylan number. I always did like it and when I listen to the wonderful lyrics,  I’m fifteen again. Wearing my maxi evening dress, I’m  standing under the coloured spotlights on the stage, with my fellow songsters. Happy memories!

Thanks for dropping by.

Dorne x


Writer’s Quote Wednesday: What If?

Photo credit: Twitter.com
Photo credit: Twitter.com

In my experience, the two little words ‘What if?’ can either start a brilliant and amazing journey… or the be the beginning of big trouble – with a capital T ! Either way, unless you get started, how will you ever know?

This is my contribution to The Writer’s Quote Wednesday, kindly organised by Colleen. Click here for more details and how to take part.

I feel another ‘What if?’ coming on.

Thanks for dropping by and thanks to Colleen. Have a great day.

Until the next time.

Writer’s Quote Wednesday: Scarborough Fayre.


This week I’ve chosen Scarborough Fayre as my offering for the Writer’s Quote Wednesday, as kindly organised by Colleen.

Firstly, here’s Simon & Garfunkel singing this lovely song, with the lyrics, so if you want to song along you can.

As I live in a village on the outskirts of a town called Scarborough, this song has a special significance for me.

But, there are lots of Scarboroughs in the world.

In my particular Scarborough, the fayre began in 1253; as a result of  a charter granted by King Henry lll. Lasting for a period of 45 days, from 15 August to 29 September, it soon became internationally famous and generated much trade for the seaside town.


Photo Credit: javiercoria.blogspot.com
Photo Credit: javiercoria.blogspot.com

Merchants travelled from all parts of England, Europe, the Baltic and the Ottoman Empire; to barter for various goods.

But, several villages on the outskirts of Scarborough also held markets. Amongst them were Sherburn, Brompton and Seamer. This caused bad feeling in Scarborough town, as they thought that valuable trade was being taken from them. There were attempts to have these markets abolished. The markets ceased to a degree, but Seamer market was revived again in the 18th century. The Scarborough Fayre ended in 1788.

Photo credit: www.popscreen.com
Photo credit: http://www.popscreen.com

Today Seamer has a Horse Fair, which takes place every July. Scarborough has a fair, in September. This is of the travelling fair kind, with fast and dizzying rides, stalls and hot dog trucks. Been there, done that, got the T-Shirt; been back with the kids and will no doubt be back again shortly with the grandkids!

Hope you enjoyed, Simon and Garfunkel,  my little piece of history and thanks for stopping by here. Have a great day.

Until the next time.




Writer’s Quote Wednesday – smile.


This is my contribution to the Writer’s Quote Wednesday, as organised by Colleen, click here for details on how to join in. Many thanks as always to Colleen for running this great challenge.

This guy needs no introduction and his lovely melody compliments the equally moving lyrics… enjoy!

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day.

Until the next time.

Writer’s quote Wednesday: What a wonderful world…Take That.

I’m a bit late with this, but here is my post for Write’s Quote Wednesday, click here for details. A big thank you to Colleen, as always for running this challenge. It’s great fun, so why not give it a go!

What can I say about this song and lyrics? I just love them. It’s a reminder to us all to use our time on Earth wisely. It soon runs out.

On that happy note I’m off to drug my dog, with her medication and get me some more caffeine.

Thanks for stopping by here and have yourself a great Friday.

Until the next time.

Writer’s Quote Wednesday: War of the Worlds.



War of the Worlds by Robert Photo credit: mikemesserli.blogspot.com
War of the Worlds by Robert
Photo credit: mikemesserli.blogspot.com

For today’s Writer’s Quote Wednesday I wanted to include something that covers several mediums.

Broadcast in 1938 to an unsuspecting American audience, history would have us believe that the story from the pen of HG Wells, had its listeners fearing that the New Jersey countryside was under attack from Martians.

In this clip, the late Richard Burton narrates for Jeff Wayne’s musical version of this intriguing and at times, terrifying story.

For me, this is an amazing piece of fiction, brought to life by brilliant storytelling and music. Artwork is represented as well and if you add the two major feature films that were also made on the back of this tale, it’s pretty much captured the imagination of artists as a whole.

For more information on this brilliant weekly challenge, organised by Colleen Chesebro check out her blog here.

I hope you enjoyed this and don’t have nightmares.

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your Wednesday evening.

Until the next time.