In One Word…

This week I found a new writing prompt (well new to me – I don’t know how long it has been going for).

Sarah  Sarah the creator of the blogging site Sarah Elizabeth Moore has a writing challenge called “The August Write Away”.  It has a different prompt for each day of August…hoping she will carry on next month too.

So today’s prompt is:

And, I thought about it for a while…all sorts of words went through my head, really hard to just pick one.  But then I thought about how I feel ever since the challenges I faced leading up to the night I was victim of a crime in a London Park and how I have felt trying to recover.

The word that came to mind, (one that may mean something to you, if you grew up watching the same children’s TV shows as I did) and therefore, my description of myself in just one word is…..



I could write pages and pages about why I chose this one word.  But I will spare you!!!

But what I will say is that right now, this is how I feel.  Maybe that will change in the future.  But at the moment…I am making the best out of a situation that is not ideal for me, and finding joy in the lovely friends and family I have who love me for who I am and continually support me.

She Clearly Thought I Was A Nutcase

I met someone last week who has never seen this video.  She has no idea who Gru is, or who the minions are, as she has never seen Despicable Me.  My face was like…”what? you don’t know who the minions are?  Where have you been?  You poor deprived little lamb!”  I could not believe she had never become acquainted with the minions.

I have a couple of friends who are brilliant at being the minions…every now and then they just break out into their little minions sketch.  It is so so funny.  I started trying to relay how hysterical it was to the young woman who has never heard of or seen the minions or Gru.  She gave me the raised eye-brow kind of “Really?!!”

I was trying my best to relate to her just how very very funny they are, to the point where I was crying with laughter trying to reenact the whole banana battle.  I was trying so hard to prove to her that the minions short movies are comedy genius, she may have mistaken my ardour for conniption.

Nothing I said seemed to convince her that this stuff is incredible.  She just kept looking at me as if I was from another planet.  Oh well!  It’s her loss.  If you have not seen this…oh goodness – where have you been?  My friends and I still love an evening now and then with nothing but online minions short movies.