Sunday, October 23, 2016

Sunday's Whirligig and Whirl!







He loved the woodland at twilight for it was peaceful, seldom visited by others. As he wandered this way and that, so too did his mind. Stories just appeared from nowhere. Tales of times gone by; yarns of days yet to come. One evening he stopped at the edge of a pool and threw in a pebble. He stared at the ripples as the wake drifted outward, wheeling in ever-increasing circles; just like the stories that grew within. He lost track of time as a thousand words bounced from here, leapt from there. Only when light signalled day break did he realise he had spent the night with his muse, his true lover, his inspiration.




That was me - well, kind of! I used always to scribble down my stories in a notebook, but never anything more. Nobody read them, because no one knew of them.

But ten years ago today, the twenty-third of October 2006, saw the birth of this blog. I thought it time to tell my tales, share my passion, and hopefully share in other’s too.

Like you too I guess, it takes no more than an insignificant event to plant a story in my mind. For I believe we see beyond what others see. We love to delve into imaginary places. We thrive on fantasy.

And so with fourteen hundred posts published and two hundred and thirty thousand page views in the bag, I fully intend to continue my ramblings! I hope that we'll continue walking the woodland together.






Today's given words at The Sunday Whirl are -  plant, bounce, thousand, birth, we, way, spent, tell, delve, break, wake and thrive.

At  Sunday's Whirligig we have- woodland, twilight, count, wheeling, lighter, lover, passion, wander, drift, edge, pool and find.

I managed to find homes for all but one!  






26 comments:

  1. Hi Keith - that's great your ramblings have been going on for so long and with successful reads ... congratulations on that ...

    Long may you continue on ... perhaps put them down into booklets ... with your travels - you've lots of resources to turn to ... all the best - a good time for those woodland walks now ... crunchier! Cheers Hilary

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    1. Years ago I did self publish some little books. They were so bad I didn't even keep copies for myself! Thanks for your kind words Hilary

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  2. Happy tenth year blogoversary, Keith! Yes, seeing beyond what others see is a great gift indeed!

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    1. I tell myself I can! Think positive. Thanks Tom

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  3. Happy tenth year of published writing Keith.. i think notebooks and all the writing that always goes before should have a candle or two as well

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    1. PS Alice is grumpy that she will never get to ten

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    2. I doubt Rosey will ever grow up!

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  4. Congratulations on ten years of telling your stories via your blog. Here's to the next ten years!

    Susan A Eames at
    Travel, Fiction and Photos

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    1. Thanks so much Susan. And here's to many more years of your travel adventures!

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  5. Happy 10th Blog Anniversary, Keith! That's a tremendous milestone! My tenth will be coming up next April. I think the blogsphere would have been a much poorer place had you not decided to share your wonderful gift for storycrafting with us! Here's to another ten as we continue to blog our life journeys! Coming here to visit is always a pleasure!

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    1. Josie, thank you so much your very kind words. The blogsphere is now a very different place from back then as I'm sure you'll agree. Onwards and upwards!

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  6. Congratulations Keith and Happy anniversary That is fantastic It is a long time. I remember "hanging" out with Melissa, Richard,Karen and you in 2007/8. You created marvellous stories week after week (while I had big blog breaks all the time) and your photos are fantastic too You are very creative.Up to another 10 years.

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    1. Those were the days! Back then we didn't have to rely on prompt sites to gather readers! How things have changed. Proost!

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  7. I am still a baby then with only 8 years on the clock. It has been a lot of fun hasn't it? Rosey will no doubt be buying you a drink tonight.

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    1. As I am wholly responsible for her celebrity status I reckon she owes me one! Cheers OE

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  8. Congratulations.Time flies and you will be notching up another ten in no time at all.I wonder if you and Rosie will become an item in the future with perhaps some sproglets in tow.?:)

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  9. Congratulations, Keith! See how time flies when you are doing what you love? Keep on ramblin'.

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    1. It certainly does Sara. Ramble on I shall!

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  10. Well done on the prompt my good man. And on the blogging milestone, well... wow!

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    1. Most kind of you. It only feels like...10 years!

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  11. My, there's a lot of water that had gone by under the bridge! Congrats to you Keith!

    Hank

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    1. I fell in a few times Hank and I probably will again some time! Thanks so much.

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  12. Love the way you used these words to allow us to celebrate your accomplishment with you!! Here's to the next ten years;-)

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    1. The words met my needs perfectly! Thanks Janet

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  13. Congratulations! I'm so happy to have found your blog. Happy writing, Keith.

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