Thursday, 16 October 2008

• Come Together

Posted by speedygeoff on Thursday, October 16, 2008 with 6 comments
Each daily post has a theme. There is more than enough material about. I can be selective.

How does it all come together?

(a) I try and include something current and interesting, e.g.

Granny out-runs teenage bag-snatcher
“Mrs Lane had won the Yorkshire cross-country championship as a schoolgirl in 1953 and had kept herself in shape ever since.” See the story at

(b) I see what pictures I have for which there might be a link, however tenuous, eg

Grandmother out-runs scary looking man at Parkway.

Consie is the grandmother of Helen's three children.

(c) there's a chance some cartoon or other is not totally irrelevant

"Young Frankenstein" - putting disparate parts together can result in a monster.

(d) I write something which helps link things together. Even helpful running hints on occasion. Today, this discussion is all you get.

(e) I like to throw in a running gag (of course!). At the moment I think it's funny to have each day some sort of mixed metaphor, which I highlight in red (see below).

(f) A Beatles title which relates is chosen early or late in the process.

(g) I stand back to admire the finished product, despairing of ever doing it really well. I shuffle or rewrite bits to improve it, hit publish, and it's done.

Actually when I write a post I am flying by the edge of my seat for most of the time.


  1. What a great story ... go Granny Janet!!!

    Maybe you should throw down a 'title challenge'. We give you the name of a Beatles song and you have to write a post that suits the title.

  2. That explains Helen's good running form!

  3. Tesso - I have used 143 Beatles titles already so the odds are I may have already used one you suggest. I am saving up some really good ones like "A Taste Of Honey" and "While My Guitar Gently weeps" for the right occasion. Hey, I have already used "Yellow Submarine". Too easy!

    Ewen - yes, having a fast mother-in-law must be a great asset. LOL.

  4. p.s. and of course "Come Together", a title I really didn't know what to do with, fell into place today!
    If you suggest a title you don't think I could write about, I will simply write about the fact that you suggested that particular title. Problem solved!

  5. now i have visions of you and ewen (ewen ewen?) doin' puttin' on the ritz.

  6. EWEn ewen DID "come together"? At a 10k in Melbourne last week I believe.