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YO HO shipmates ... After nearly 12 months of deliberation, research and jolly good fun the pirate comedy is complete and posted online on our Facebook page and on www.issuu.com/ risingbrookwriters and Twitter. The salty tale has everything a reader expects in a pirate treasure hunt and more besides ... Ghostly pirates (3), navy ships (2), Treasure hunters (4), Pirate Captains (2, 1 with a fire brand hat), a white whale, castaways, a brothel franchise, a cornucopia of nationalities all after Captain Kidney’s buried loot. And who gets there first ... Vera and Gloria, of course, and what do they do? Dig a ‘place for convenience’ ... Course they do ... Welcome to ... X Marks the Spot

Random words The summer draught seemed like a lifetime ago now the chill of November had arrived. Having decided to brave the outdoors after seeing an advert for the zoo on the T.V. we’d gone all out and were just finishing our wafer ice cream cones as we entered the baboon enclosure. They really are magnificent creatures. The chill from the air and the icecream finally getting to us we headed to the cafe for a coffee and grilled cheese sandwich. Assignment For the royal wedding of Will & Kate, my children’s primary school was having a “street party” in the playground. They had also invited people from the local community. At that time I helped out in the school quite a bit and was meant to be assisting in nursery that day. That was until one of the teaching assistants came and asked if they could pinch me to help with the preparation of the food. Wanting to try and be as traditional as possible the mail platter was ham sandwiches and cucumber sandwiches. It was my job to slice the cucumbers. Cucumber upon cucumber until I was sick of the sight of them. To cap the nightmare of the cucumber, we had a considerable amount left over that ended up coming home with me. It put me off cucumber for quite a while. Rachel Hope

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RBW Online Issue 544  

Poetry, blogs, Dickensian Project and much more

RBW Online Issue 544  

Poetry, blogs, Dickensian Project and much more

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