Friday, 24 April 2015

Inspired By Random - Post 3 Take Two!

Inspired By Random: Book Titles

Hello! So this is my (second attempt) third post in the link up I talked about here. This post is in no way related to the book and is not a book review. :) Have you done yours? Link your post so we can all read it! 

Before I start, the title I'm using next week is: Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher

Now, I did say last week that Luke will be writing this post but unfortunately he didn't have enough time and so he did something instead of writing it - he gave me an idea 😄


 by Paul Lawrence

Decay is all around us, can you smell it? It's in schools, in work places, in shops, it even lingers in our clothes. It's in the footsteps we take and if we aren't careful, the smell stays. It follows us around like a bad odour - well it is a bad odour but not the kind that we know. It's not like the smell of rubbish slowly decomposing, or the smell of a baby's nappy. We can't Febreze it away not matter how much we try because this smell comes from us and the choices we make. Some may even go so far to say that we are the smell. Let me show you how.

You see, this sweet smell of decay isn't really something you can see straight away, it builds up over time. It's that horrible feeling you are wasting away, that moment when you stop and think 'what's the point of this?' and realise that what you are doing does not make you happy. That's right, it's unhappiness. It's doing things because we have to, because we have no choice - because that's how they have always been done. It's when we don't put our hearts into what we are doing - when what we do has little meaning. And this is the sweet smell of us wasting away, the sweet smell of decay.

Can you smell it? I hope not. 

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Friday, 17 April 2015

Inspired By Random - post 3


Inspired By Random: Book Titles 

Hello! So this is my third post in the link up I talked about here. This post is in no way related to the book and is not a book review. :) Have you done yours? Link your post so we can all read it! 

Before I start, the title I'm using next week is: the same one.... Read on and I'll explain all. :)


I've been thinking and thinking all week on what I could write for this week and as of yet, I still haven't thought of an idea that I'm happy with! I thought I could write about dead mice or something gruesome, or the opposite and write about flowers, but nope, I haven't been able to come up with anything that's good - that I feel is ok. The lightbulb never went 'ping' this week!! :( 

This title was chosen by the lovely Luke - Hi Luke!! And so I've decided, I'm going to get him to write it. That's right people, next week Luke will be writing this piece properly. I can't wait to tell him!! Muhahahahahahah! 

Also, have you seen the links that have been added to the link up yet!? Go check them out because they are all great and add yours too!!

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Friday, 10 April 2015

Inspired By Random - post 2

Inspired By Random: Book Titles 

Hello! So this is my second post in the link up I talked about here. This post is in no way related to the book and is not a book review. :) Have you done yours? Link your post so we can all read it! 

Before I start, the title I'm using next week is: The Sweet Smell of Decay by Paul Lawrence

(original book by Mike Thomas)

I've been driving this bus for sixteen years. My oldest was three and my youngest was yet to arrive! It’s gone so fast but I remember my first day like it was yesterday. See, I have a baby face and when I first started driving the public, many people were very confused. ‘Aren't you too young to drive?!’ – something I heard on a regular basis and to this day I still can’t figure out if I should be flattered or offended!

Anyway, my bus and I have had some brilliant, and not so brilliant, times. We've helped deliver babies (yes, pregnant women have gone into labour on my bus a few times), taken children to their new schools in their brand-gleaming-new uniforms. Older women have flirted with me!! That’s right, I seem to attract older women and it still annoys my wife. My bus has seen the back of many handbags and I’m sure there are more to come. We've been insulted and shouted at, all sorts really!

The best thing my bus and I have done together was to deliver a groom and his wedding party to his bride. You should have seen it, it was beautiful! I was there driving along as usual when, at the next stop, I was greeted my some very smartly dressed people and a slightly panicked groom. Had I been the minutes late, the bride would have been one unhappy bunny! Their transport had broken down but luckily for them, my bus route was perfect – I stopped right outside the place they wanted to go to.

And my bus and I made the papers that day – ‘bus driver saves wedding’. That’s right, we hit the headlines.


Me and my beautiful, ugly bus. 


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