I’ve had many smiley moments over the last week so to keep this short I’ll only share three.
Onions – A Lost in Translation Moment
How can onions make you smile when they are renowned for making you cry?
I always grow red onions as they are quite expensive to buy in the shops. So last month I went to our local market to buy some red onion plugs – no luck. I thought the stallholder said (my Portuguese is not brilliant) that he would have onions next month.
Ever the optimist I returned this month to buy the onions, still no luck with the onions but somehow I bought fifteen red cabbages. WHAT? Why on earth did I buy red cabbages, yet alone fifteen? If three survive they will last me a year. So that’s twelve for the slugs and snails, and three for me. Anyway, it made me laugh that rather than tell the guy in my best Portuguese I wanted red onions rather than red cabbage, I just bought them for a quiet life.
I have finally finished revising my poem which attempts to highlight plastic pollution. It’s now almost ready for submission to a couple of LitMags. Fingers crossed. If the poem gets accepted I won’t be smiling I’ll be doing a happy dance! The poem was inspired by the TV documentary ‘Drowning in Plastic’. Anyone else watch the program?
3. Sunday Coffee With a View and a Surprise!
This is a place of the soul and to feel at one with nature. While the photograph was a little hazy due to the sea mist, the view still made me smile and feel at peace within.
As I can’t walk along the beach and estuary at the moment, or master steps, my creative spirit must be content with the view. A flask of coffee, my writing notebook and a camera is the next best thing.
As we were about to leave we noticed this sign which made us roar with laughter!
“The Weekly Smile”, is a shared blogging event over at Tren’ts blog. What a great idea!