March 22


You’re stranded in a foreign city for a day with no money and no friends. Where do you go; what do you do?

I am going to assume that I can communicate with the people in the city and am able to read notices in the local vernacular.  One of my summary posts is also stranded without a publication date, so I am adding it to this post!

There are always places which it is possible to enter (at least into the foyer) without having to pay. It is not always possible to find rest rooms, as they are called in the USA, free of charge even at railway stations.

I do not believe there is a law against walking into a restaurant, café or equivalent without buying a meal.  In case of real need it might be possible to use the rest room there, although signs indicate, “Customers only”.  A person with acting skills could emerge searching desperately for their wallet.  It might even happen that someone took pity on them and invited them to have something to eat.

A more honest ploy would be to go to such a place and ask whether it would be possible to work for the day in return for a meal or two.  There is a joke that if you are unable to pay for a meal after consuming it that you have to wash the dishes.  If this strategy were adopted, it could take half the day to find a job.

I have not visited enough foreign cities to know how many have museums and churches or cathedrals which are free to enter.  Such surroundings would be more pleasant to spend time in than having to work to eat.

In good weather a visit to the park might be the answer.  It would have to be within walking distance.  Hunger and thirst might be an issue.  Drinking fountains might help, but I don’t think I’d resort to looking in rubbish/trash bins for food!

There might be accommodation on offer in a police cell, but it can never be a good idea to do anything to ensure eligibility for this!

Of course, it might be possible to walk to the British embassy and ask for help.

I have a feeling that I have referred to a certain passage in the Bible more than once before.  Matthew 6:25-34 begins, Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink…

This is my fourth summary post as my blogging anniversary approaches.  If you are only viewing this one post, you may click on Sue’s Trifles on the banner at the top to display a few more posts below this one.

More knitting A cardigan with teddy bear buttons

Where do I begin? With posts or titles was Rarasaur’s question in a post.  I decided to answer it in one of my own.

Almost all the remaining links in this section are for my attempts at the Daily Prompt.

Behind the mask is about people-watching in public places.

I can temporarily live without… I looked back on a recent trip away.

My excitement led to action! I planned the trip mentioned above and describe it here.

We’d never have guessed! a story with twists and turns was required.  I retold a well-known one.

It’s only a game!  Whist in this instance, connecting with Rarasaur’s prompt about honne.  (I have fixed my Word settings now, so that spelling mistakes are indicated but not changed automatically!)

Backwards was about telling a story backwards.

Speaking volumes was based around a random word.

Sorry, I can’t help a hasty response.

Socialising with bloggers on comment threads – the title is the label on the can!

Kindle – one spark or two? About reading e-books, blogs and blogging.

Clash of dates A post for prompt for the promptless about the decisions I have to make from time to time.

Public speaking A daily prompt brought back some memories.

Customer satisfaction This was the daily prompt on a day that I was having some work done.

A great teacher Who did I nominate?

Non sequitur Did I really drag the Daily Prompt’s required sentence into this post in a convincing way?

Dear Reader This was a post linked to both Prompt for the Promptless and the Daily Prompt.  It is a letter to my readers.  If you are a new reader of this blog, please consider that it was also written for you.

Questions, questions  My blogs are award-free, but I decided to answer some questions I was asked when I was offered a Liebster award (for blogs with fewer than 200 followers).

Deciduous was a verse I wrote for the daily prompt – Life.

Visiting offspring was another verse.

Knock, knock I cheated with a daily prompt and copied one of my A to Z posts as it fitted.

Reading matter  How do I choose what to read?

Muddled Mrs Malaprop Queen Creative’s prompt for the promptless was about a slip of the tongue.  I wrote an essay and promised more.  (I think I forgot!)

Yesterday was National Poetry Day a poem I wrote some time ago.

Beauty a very short post with memories.

Say ph a post about learning to speak.

Unplugged when I know I should switch my computer off.

Shopping list was a prompt fro the promptless.

To be continued…