Thursday photo prompt – Mask #writephoto


“Remember, remember,
the fifth of November,
Gunpowder, treason and plot.
We see no reason why
Gunpowder treason
Should ever be forgot!”
– words to Guy Fawkes rhyme

Penny for the Guy, the children chant
They solicit combustible materials
Money, food and drinks with songs
Getting ready for the bonfire night

A secret plot to overthrow the king
When plot was made with their rant
They got caught in their plight
Now celebrating the plot’s failure

Remember, remember the fifth of November
When I was in Britain, it was always a sight
Big bonfires all over town, and we can burn
All furniture we don’t need, plus fireworks display

For: Thursday photo prompt – Mask #writephoto


Granny’s inheritance

Image by Bikurgurl

The blue and white pattern
Other colours, too
It is now our turn
For what it is due

Other colours, too
Granny’s inheritance
Been there as we grew
Miss her in her absence

It is now our turn
To have these dishes
Better than flatiron
Keep them in boxes

For what it is due
Will pass them to our kids
I know they’re not new
Their value for more quids

Granny’s inheritance
Remembering her
Sitting there in silence
We never bicker

Been there as we grew
With tea and apple pie
Until all kids flew
Granny left we said bye

(c) ladyleemanila 2017

For: 100 Word Wednesday: Week 28, Writing Wednesday – 19 July 2017


Tuesday Photo Challenge – Yellow

as yellow as the sun
with you my life’s so bright
I could fly like a kite
we’ve always have some fun
I’ve felt like I have won
you’d always been my knight

yellow means happiness
I’m happy when you’re here
your voice I’d like to hear
our world’s full of goodness
and of course, rosiness
my universe, that’s clear

life is so wonderful
we’ve got to be thankful*

(c) ladyleemanila 2016

* The HexSonnetta, created by Andrea Dietrich, consists of two six-line stanzas and a finishing rhyming couplet with the following set of rules:

Meter: Iambic Trimeter
Rhyme Scheme: a/bb/aa/b c/dd/cc/d ee

For: Tuesday Photo Challenge – Yellow

Weekly Smile 81 #weeklysmile

Hello everyone! Hope you’re all fine. I have been busy this week, work, meeting fiends, eating out, cycling everywhere, ringing up my mother and so on. That’s my first smile – being busy! Positive stress I call it. It’s better like that than being bored. Sharing with you some of the food we had been having.

My brother has been operated this morning on his right shoulder. My mother and his family were with him at the hospital. I hope for his full recovery soon.

I have just finished filling a big “balikbayan box” for my mother and other relatives in the Philippines. They will get it here by Friday and will be shipped to the Philippines. My mother will receive it in two months. It’s full of “goodies” – 2 and 3 liters of red and white wine, coffee, tea, oatmeal, chocolates, sweets, cans of sausages, corned beef, old clothes, etc.

On Saturday, I’m going to a “wellness” holiday with my friend in Bad Füssing thermal baths. We’ll stay the night and be back on Sunday afternoon. It’s my birthday present to my friend and I’m sure we’ll have a great time swimming, talking, being pampered, etc.

So, what made you smile this week?

For: Weekly Smile 81 #weeklysmile, #ThreeThingsThursday – What made me smile this week…

Share Your World – July 17, 2017

What is your favourite cheese?
Cheddar and stilton blue cheese.

Are you left or right handed?
Right handed

Do you prefer exercising your mind or your body? How frequently do you do either?
Exercising my mind by reading and blogging/writing when I’m at home. As for exercising my body, I cycle most of the days. I still need to start going to the gym again.

Complete this sentence: Hot days are … drinking wheat beer and eating ice-cream in the park, also swimming in the lake

Optional Bonus question:  What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?
It has been sunny here so we’ve been out cycling to the beer gardens and parks.
This weekend, I’m going to a wellness holiday with my friend. It’s going to be fun!

For: Share Your World – July 17, 2017, Hibernating in the malls – Echoes of my neighbourhood