lindahoyland: (Default)
2017-08-05 11:23 pm

Reuben's Writing Challenge

 Reuben is back with a double writing challenge for you and invites you to  try either or both challenges.
 
Write a story of any length and include these 6 words
 
Blackberries
Ducks
Fairy
Pond
Butterfly
Bird
 
Post the story on your blog or favourite archive with a link to this post and this banner.
 
<a data-flickr-embed="true" href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/52734929@N08/35557110484/in/dateposted/" title="challenge"><img src="https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4381/35557110484_96b410276f_n.jpg" width="320" height="222" alt="challenge"></a>
 
Or, write a story inspired by this image.
 
<a data-flickr-embed="true" href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/52734929@N08/36255892031/in/photostream/" title="armour"><img src="https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4339/36255892031_95f2793f00_n.jpg" width="320" height="222" alt="armour"></a>
 
Please share and tell your friends about the challenge.
lindahoyland: (Gingerboys)
2017-08-05 11:22 pm

Reuben's Writing Challenge

Reuben is back with a double writing challenge for you and invites you to try either or both challenges.

Write a story of any length and include these 6 words

Blackberries
Ducks
Fairy
Pond
Butterfly
Bird

Post the story on your blog or favourite archive with a link to this post and this banner.

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Or, write a story inspired by this image.

armour

Please share and tell your frends about the challenge.
lindahoyland: (Gingerboys)
2017-08-05 08:54 pm
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The boys

I took these about an hour ago.

Reuben was given some treat sticks for his birthday. He(aided by Thomas Leo) has removed them from a bag and opened the packet. Poor Harry only gets treats if I give him them apart from the others as they snatch them from him.

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lindahoyland: (Gingerboys)
2017-07-30 11:44 pm
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A quiet day

After yesterday, I just wanted a quiet day, but I did venture out to a nearby blackberry bush and gathered half a pound of berries. I checked out another nearby bush, only to find it had been cut down.

I wanted the cats to have some outdoor time as they zooming round the house, but a heavy shower quickly sent us back indoors. There was a beautiful double rainbow. Alas, the camera only captured part of it.

Thomas Leo isn't snuggling as much now he gets older, but that is usual. He is beside me now,though.
Click for cats, flowers and a rainbow
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lindahoyland: (N&N)
2017-07-26 03:47 am

August Teitho Challenge

Teitho: August picture challenge
Tue Jul 25, 2017 3:54 am (PDT) . Posted by: mirach_ravaia
Our August theme is going to be in a different format. Suggested by Linda Hoyland, this month we will a picture challenge.

It is said that a picture is worth 1000 words. So take a look at this one, and let it inspire you:
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Secret Path in the Mist by Mirach


You can write a story that takes place here, or just let the overall atmosphere inspire you for a story or picture.
The deadline for this challenge is August 25th, but can be extended until the end of the month. If you need an extension to finish your story or picture, just write to the email below!

For writers: send your stories to teitho.contest@gmail.com mailto:teitho.contest@gmail.com. The contest is anonymous and the story can't be posted publicly until the results of the challenge are announced. Aragorn or Legolas don't have to be main characters, but at least one of them must be mentioned in the story.

For artists: Submit your picture into the Teitho gallery folder of Arda-Inspired http://arda-inspired.deviantart.com/ at deviantArt. The picture should be new, drawn specifically for the challenge. State that you are submitting it to the contest in the artist's comments.

Happy writing and drawing!
Your Teitho-moderator,
Mirach http://mirachravaia.deviantart.com/
lindahoyland: (Thomas Leo8)
2017-07-24 10:17 pm
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Candid Camera - Thomas Leo

My lovable kitten. He is very sweet natured and well behaved.

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lindahoyland: (Thomas Leo outdoors)
2017-07-24 10:12 pm
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Playing

The boys have fun out of doors. Click the photos to play the videos.

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lindahoyland: (Gingerboys)
2017-07-14 11:40 pm

Reuben says thank you

Reuben says a big thank you for all the birthday wishes.

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lindahoyland: (Eye)
2017-07-14 02:00 pm

Reuben's Birthday Challenge

Today is Reuben's 1st birthday so he is taking time from his festivities to challenge you.

Write a story of any length and include these 6 words

Birthday
Party
Cake
Balloons
Greetings
Presents

Post the story on your blog or favourite archive with a link to this post and this banner.

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lindahoyland: (Gingerboys)
2017-07-08 02:19 am
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Cat photos and visitors

Thursday was a busy day and hot too. A LJ friend visited, then my best friend, then a good friend for supper. Between visits, I took the boys out and took photos. Reuben enjoyed playing host to my friends.Harry and Thomas Leo are shy.

Click to view the album
6th July 2017



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Reuben playing host.

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A tiny tiger.

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Beautiful Harry
lindahoyland: (Gingerboys)
2017-07-07 03:21 am

An e mail from e bay

Order dispatched Strong Umbrella Lady..
lindahoyland: (Eye)
2017-07-02 10:00 pm

Reuben's 4th July Challenge

Reuben doesn't celebrate 4th July as a British cat, but he wants to issue a special challenge for his American friends special day in good time.

Write a story of any length including these words,
Independence
Flag
Stars
Stripes
Banner
Fireworks
Eagle.

Post your story on your LJ, DW or favourite archive with a link to this post.

Reuben couldn't find a banner specific for the occasion but he thinks Disney is the essence of the USA. At least it is to a young cat!

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lindahoyland: (Thomas Leo)
2017-07-01 08:20 pm

Solicitations

Just like his namesake, Thomas Leo is a master of solicitation purring and he jumps on me and purrs when he is hungry, just like Leo, then goes to sit behind my laptop again like Leo! Utterly uncanny! He eats enough to feed a horse and is hard to keep up with!

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lindahoyland: (Boromir)
2017-07-01 07:18 pm

Broken

I'm utterly gripped by "Broken" on BBC 1. Sean Bean is brilliant. It does make "Game of Thrones" look a cheerful show by comparison though!
lindahoyland: (N&N)
2017-06-29 11:19 pm

July Teitho Challenge

I hope you are not out of ideas for our July theme because the theme is exactly that - Ideas.
Any story, poem or picture is born as an idea first. Even the whole Arda was first an idea in the minds of the Ainur and Il├║vatar, given shape. The same is true for any plan or battle strategy: everything begins with an idea. Getting the right idea may be a difference between life and death when you are, for example, captured by Orcs and need to escape, trying to gain some food and water in a barren country, or trying to survive in any hostile environment.

Ideas are also thoughts or opinions, something abstract that takes shape in your mind. Some of these thoughts can be silly, but some are so powerful that they can change the world, especially if they challenge the old views. It could be, for example, the idea of equal rights for everyone or the idea of freedom of speech. You can think of a Middle-earth equivalent of such ideas and their impact on the people there.

This is going to be a bit of an inception since you first need an idea for a story or picture about ideas, so good luck with that!

The deadline for this challenge is July 25th, but can be extended until the end of the month. If you need an extension to finish your story or picture, just write to the email below!

For writers: send your stories to teitho.contest@gmail.com. The contest is anonymous and the story can't be posted publicly until the results of the challenge are announced. Aragorn or Legolas don't have to be main characters, but at least one of them must be mentioned in the story.

For artists: Submit your picture into the Teitho gallery folder of Arda-Inspired at deviantArt. The picture should be new, drawn specifically for the challenge. State that you are submitting it to the contest in the artist's comments.
Happy writing and drawing!

Your Teitho-moderator,
Mirach
lindahoyland: (Thomas Leo3)
2017-06-25 09:32 pm
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Thomas Leo playing

Click to see Thomas Leo playing. He looks pale as the sun is on his fur.

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lindahoyland: (Gingerboys)
2017-06-23 12:36 am

My Lexulous stats

I love playing this scrabble like game on Facebook.

Couldn't resist saving these stats.
Playing Since: 16-Apr-2009
Rating: 1290 Best Ever: 1804 (03rd Mar 2013)

Rating
1290 Played
9999
Won
4092 (41%)Lost
5863 (59%)
Bingos
5874

Rating
1351
Played
10001
Won
4093 (41%)
Lost
5864 (59%)
Bingos
5876
lindahoyland: (Gingerboys)
2017-06-22 05:19 am
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The boys

Harry just gave Thomas Leo a bath like he gives Reuben. Thomas Leo was not pleased and Reuben came to see what the squeaking was about.

Harry and Thomas Leo both sat on my lap for a few minutes earlier until Reuben butted in.

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lindahoyland: (Gingerboys)
2017-06-21 01:58 am

Happy Solstice and a few photos

Here are a few photos in honour of the solstice. It's been too hot to go further than my backyard. I'll answer comments when the heatwave is over.

The boys enjoyed their trip out then disconnected my internet!

Click the photo to view the album
June 20th 2017


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