Tuesday, 16 August 2011

Dragons and elves and brollies, oh my!

They say that summer’s ending
In the middle of August they’re selling
Christmas trees in Harrods
When there’s 130 days to go yet!




Yes bloggie friends, this report reckons that the year’s UK summer is now well and truly finished.

Time to bring out the brolly!

As well as to get stuck into lots of writing competitions – thanks to lovely Patsy Collins for the info to this one!

They’re looking for fantasy short stories so y’all should enter!! Think dragons and elves and fairies, oh my! LOL! It’s free, the prize is an iPad and it’s global and in association with a big name publisher!

Charlie says: I fantasise about treats.


Happy Tuesday!

19 comments:

Amber DaWeenie said...

Yep.....if you're going to dream, treats is the best thing you can dream about!

Hugs

Amber DaWeenie

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Let our autumn come soon!
And let Charlie's fantasy come true...

Al said...

Don't makr Charlie fantasize any longer!

Fuzzy Tales said...

Harrods is selling Christmas trees? Seriously? I thought it was bad enough that stores are carrying Halloween merchandise now.

I certainly hope you're entering the competition...or at least that Charlie does. :-P

bazza said...

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The Monkeys said...

We can feel the end of summer here too. It suddenly gets chilly mid-August here in Canada!

Hannah and Lucy said...

I wish you hadn't said Harrods were selling Christmas trees already - perhaps they'll just stock them as a year round essential next year!! The weather has been even more damp and cold than usual this summer and yet we are warned of global warming - mum says bring it on!
Charlie eat plenty of treats - they won't make the weather better but they will be tasty.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Talli Roland said...

Noooo...! We've barely had one!

Brigid said...

I think summer is over here too, we are using plenty of brollies too.
Good luck with entering the competition.

Ann Dziemianowicz said...

Oh dear! I have to get my presents wrapped! Each year Christmas preparations seem to start earlier and earlier!

I had to look up brolly. (I like this word!) Sorry to hear that the weather gods think your summer is finished. It always seems like the shortest season.

Charlie: I'm with you there! I fantasize about chocolate treats!

Clarissa Draper said...

I wish summer would end sometimes here. It's just too hot.

The Golden Eagle said...

Christmas trees? Already? And here I was thinking it was still summer. LOL.

Thanks for the info on the writing competition!

Marg said...

Hi there Charlie. You look like you are arranging your short story in your mind. Don't think we can do Dragons and elves etc. We can't wait to read your Mom's though. Take care.

Bethany Elizabeth said...

I wish I could write short stories - alas, they're all novels. Sometimes even a series. :) Short and sweet is not my forte.

Susan Kane said...

I haven't heard the word 'brollie' for years! Such a great word, such a necessary thing to have in an English rain.

Jenn said...

Thanks so much for sharing the link to Clarissa's blog!! You are awesomeness in a nutshell. Charlie is awesome too. :)

Cat Chat With Caren And Cody said...

Noooooooooooo I don't even want to SEE the word "Christmas" yet! It is waaay too early!

Theresa Milstein said...

I was shocked to see Halloween stuff the other day. Christmas?! Yikes!

I'll check out the contest. Thanks!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

An I Pad!! What a wonderful prize! Good luck!

We had 8 inches of rain in 24 hours in NYC this past Sunday ---I think it broke a record. If it was snow it would have been 10x as much...oh my!I love autumn but winter is too long.