DP Daily Prompts: Sudden Shifts

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You are at the beach with some friends and/ or family enjoying sun nibbling on some water melon. All of a sudden, within seconds, the weather shifts and hail starts descending from the sky. Write a post about what happens next.

Early morning on a Sunday My family and I planned to go out for a picnic,it was a lovely bright morning the sun was shining, there was a cool breeze blowing, it was as if nature was inviting us to get ready to leave the house , after all we barely have such a pleasant day.

We took votes to see where we should go, the result was in , majority voted for the beach. We packed a food basket with a variety of foods, we sliced the watermelon so we wouldn’t need a knife, I especially am never in favor of carrying a knife. We didn’t forget to take some napkins, eating watermelon slices is healthy but it is messy as well. We took large sheets and towels, to use for our trip.

We reached Sandy beach within an hour. We found the perfect spot, the kids were delighted, there was a lot of pushing and shoving as we were laying the sheets on the sand, it took a few minutes for the young ones to calm down. Once everything was in place we all decided to eat the watermelon first, it is messy to eat, the fact it was sliced we didn’t want to leave the slices in the basket too long.

We hardly picked up our slices of the juicy fruit when we noticed the sky was getting dark, we never gave it another thought and started to eat, I had only taken a bite when I saw a flash of lightning followed by roaring thunder. We were nervous it was unexpected, without wasting another minute I instructed everyone to gather our things, and make a move to get out and hit the road.

We had walked a few metres when suddenly large hailstones started falling from the sky, the kids were scared and so were we. We could not think how to get away fast to avoid the barrage of hailstones. I was glad we carried the sheets and towels, they came in handy to protect us from the onslaught. Slowly and carefully we walked to our car, it seemed as if it took us hours just to walk to get inside the car,the hail didn’t stop so we took refuge in our car and waited for  the weather to change. After an hour  though the weather changed and the sun shone again but we made up our mind to go home where the weather would not ruin our plans to have a great time!

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DP Daily Prompt: Climate Control

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The idea that the weather and the people’s moods is connected is quite old.Do you agree? If yes, how does the weather affect your mood?

I agree the weather is connected with people’s moods. The past winter is proof of that, I remember when the snow started in December I thought, good it will end in February and we’d have a gorgeous spring and summer.

My calculation was wrong, the snow continued to fall beyond February,the days were too cold, the thought of snow and clearing it was a nightmare, then the town plow would show up like a giant monster blocking our driveway which we just finished clearing. When this happens everyday, it is impossible to be in a  good mood. 

I know weather is responsible for our moods,good or bad!

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DP Daily Prompt: Mr. Sandman:

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What kind of sleeper are you?Do you drop off like a stone and awaken refreshed or do you need pitch black and silence to drift off to dream.

I am not sure what kind of a sleeper I am. It’s different, so I am unable to write what kind I am. Some nights I can lie down,say my prayer, and if I can keep my mind off any kind of thoughts good or bad I then fall asleep. I am a very light sleeper I always have been,it hasn’t changed.

I have to have some kind of light in my room all night, to be able to sleep. If the light goes off due to weather or rolling black outs I instantly wake up and find it hard to breathe. I know you’d think that’s weird but having a dim light in my room is a necessity for me.

Then the prayer time changes every morning, it is 5:28 a.m today, so when I woke up my system was declining to leave the bed, I forced myself to get up after twenty minutes. It was still okay because the sunrise was two minutes before seven.I finished after twenty six minutes I mean praying. I didn’t feel I had enough sleep,but chose to turn on the computer and see if there was any mail for me, there were a few,I took care of those, I knew I wasn’t in a mood to have breakfast that early so I went back to bed.

When I woke up at 8:50 a.m I felt refreshed and happy I made the decision to go back to sleep. I am glad today’s prompt is all about sleep. I don’t dream much only occasionally.

Yesterday at 5:00 a.m I woke up thinking about the zucchinis I bought a week ago. I was sure they would rot after staying cramped in the fridge for a week. To my absolute delight they were as fresh as they could be, first thing I did I sliced them, washed them ,and spiced them. Imagine dreaming about zucchinis, they were in my sub-conscious mind I suppose, had they not come to half awake and half dreaming mode they’d still be cramped up and eventually rot.

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DP Daily Prompt: Obstacle Course

Last week I wanted to try out a recipe posted by blogger Rainee. I was pleased with it. It was very tasty. I was able to pick up my refills. I wanted some groceries from Costco I went and bought them.

What I couldn’t do was pay my bills. The weather was not favourable. There was sunny one moment and snowing the next. The wind was fierce. I’ve decided to pay my bills this week.

The things that hold me back from doing everything, especially if it is outside my house is the weather. This year the winter here is colder than normal. We have strong winds and lots of snow. I’m hoping to see better weather to enable me to do everything that needs to be done.

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DP Daily Prompt: Interplanet Janet

The weather in my planet will be temperate. It will not have excessive hot or cold climate. It will have some precipitation in the form of rain.  Each month there will be a week of rain. This is necessary for plants, animals and for us too. We will have mild summers and winters.  It will be pleasant in summer. During the cold season the temperature will not go under forty degrees Fahrenheit. A light coat will be sufficient to stay warm.  Spring and Autumn will be colorful .

The inhabitants will work to keep the planet clean and tidy. Each family will have one mode of transportation they will either have a car,bicycle,or motor cycle. There’ll be public transportation for those who prefer . The number of vehicles used on the road will be limited. This will eliminate pollution.

Education will be compulsory and free. Incentives will be given to hardworking students,this will be in the form of cash or something they need. The size of the classroom will not exceed twenty students. Books ,exercise books,pen and pencils will be provided for everyone.

Teachers will help students with their work after school whenever there is need.

The administrators of City Hall will meet once and discuss about the services provided to make sure there is no problem.

My planet will be a happy planet. Steps will be taken to keep everyone happy.

DP Daily Prompt: Luxurious Post by Ranu

English: Electric Stove Français : Cuisinière ...

English: Electric Stove Français : Cuisinière électrique (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Luxury to me is something desirable for comfort and enjoyment. Where I live now, having an electric stove to cook my food without interference  is a kind of luxury I cannot do without. There have been times when we lost power,because of inclement weather. We had no way of cooking the bare necessity,such as a cup of tea. We had a lot of problems,we had to go to the restaurant to eat. I don’t mind eating out once in a while,but six whole days was tough to take.

I would say having electricity is a blessing for me. There are other things, I consider electricity the most important,I cannot live without it.

Malta ( another one from memory lane) Posted by Ranu

Mediterranean Sea, on the coast of Malta (Sliema)

Mediterranean Sea, on the coast of Malta (Sliema) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Arrivals lounge for the Malta International Ai...

Arrivals lounge for the Malta International Airport. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Flag of Malta

Flag of Malta (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Valletta - Malta

Valletta – Malta (Photo credit: Ploync)

Mediterranean Sea

Mediterranean Sea (Photo credit: AudreyH)

Coat of arms of Malta.

Coat of arms of Malta. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Malta is a group of islands in the Mediterranean sea.The terrain is low and rocky with coastal cliffs.

Malta ,in the heart of the Mediterranean is a melting pot of civilisations with a history stretching

back thousands of years. The country has been inhabited since around 5200 B.C.a significant prehistoric

civilisation existed on the islands prior to the arrival of the Phoenicians, who named the main island Malat,

meaning ‘Safe Haven.’ Later the islands were for centuries the seat of the ,’Knights of the Hospital of St. John’

and then part of the British Empire.Malta became independent in 1964.

The national language is Maltese,which is part of the Semitic language family that includes Arabic.English is also

recognised  as an official language, and many Maltese speak Italian. The capital of Malta is Valetta. At the crossroads

of the Mediterranean, half-way between Europe and North Africa lies the Maltese archipelago, consisting of three main

islands, Malta(the largest) Gozo and Comino. Gozo the second largest is more rural,characterized by fishing ,tourism

and agriculture,Comino is largely uninhabited.

We arrived in Malta from Heathrow,London.We represented twenty-three different countries. We were received by Maltese officials. Later we were taken to apartments rented for us by our university.I shared the apartment with two students,one was from Malaysia and the other was from Japan,Zakiah Ibrahim,Yukiko Adachi and Chaman. We went to three different schools for our teaching practice.

I loved the children I taught. We stayed in school for the whole day.We came back late afternoon. Zakiah took over as the boss.Our duties were divided by her. I was in charge of breakfast,we had lunch in our respective schools,Zakiah was in charge of supper. Yuki did not have to cook. she was given the duty of washing the dishes after supper.

She was a lovely person,when it came to doing the dishes,she left it for later. In the morning I would wake up and find the dishes in the sink.I had no choice but to wash them.Yuki would in a drowsy tone apologize and say:’ Chaman just wash enough for breakfast.’I washed them all and this is the way it went. Zakiah reminded Yuki of her duty,it didn’t matter,she in her sweet Japanese accent would apologize and promise to take care of her duty.Nothing changed,she continued to be in her land of dreams, while Zakiah and I took care of the rest.We spent a month teaching and sight-seeing whenever possible.The weather in the month of June was fabulous,it was a treat for us.Let me tell you London wasn’t great as far as the weather goes.

Courthouse, Valletta, Malta

Courthouse, Valletta, Malta (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Lower Barracca Gardens, Valletta, Malta

Lower Barracca Gardens, Valletta, Malta (Photo credit: Wikipedia)