Inspired by sheer boredom at work today and by the super-human entries by Watercats and Delusions...I thought i'd give it a go myself this week.
Anyone who wants to know the rules etc should probably visit http://ravensviews.blogspot.com/2009/07/saturday-wordzzle-challenge-week-70.html - even if you don't want to play it's worth a look.
Words to include: florida, spit, child bride, operatic, busy, holding pattern, sunflowers, ginger jars, office, superintendent.It took some time for her parents to work out that what Lucy wanted for her birthday was a Super-Nintendo and not, as she had insisted for some hours in the taxi back from Florida Airport, a Superintendent. The plane had been held in a holding-pattern above the sunshine state for nearly two hours whilst the worst of the hurricane passed below; Lucy kept busy splitting her time between singing loudly in her 6-year-old operatic style and adding to the ever-growing list of presents she absolutely had to have.
They took a detour via her dad’s office to pick up Mr Wiggles the stuffed frog: she’d been desolate to find that she’d forgotten it and pledged once again to her parents that she wanted to marry him. Her mom, tired now and developing a nasty headache, cleaned the remains of the crappy in flight meal from her daughter’s face with spit and a handkerchief and explained, for the fourth time, that she couldn’t marry Mr Wiggles because a) he was a stuffed frog and b) she was far too young to be a child bride.
Back at the house she was first up the stairs to check on her pond, spending all the pent up energy from the long flight on running around the garden trying to catch flies and seal them in her ginger jars. Finally seeming to tire she collapsed amongst the tall sunflowers and watched innocently as one hand kept Mr Wiggles dancing through the stalks. It was good to be home.