Monday, 15 April 2019

The 2019 A to Z Challenge . . . Letter M


All I can say/type is that my Master Plan is working well. OK when I say working well I mean it is working sort of OK.  I can hear a hint of scepticism in you reading can’t I   . . . . .  OK my Master Plan is Rubbish.  Something that I’m sure many folk are starting to think when they reach the Letter M in this little Challenge. This is the way of Master Plans. They seem like a great idea at first, but then stuff sort of never actually goes to Plan which in the case of a Master Plan is not good.

One small and positive point while on the Letter M is everyone likes the Mallard Duck and also the old steam train named after the Duck . . . . . or was it the other way round. Apparently there was a huge race between the Train and the Duck on the 3rd July 1938 which sadly the Duck lost. Although many say making the Duck follow an old steam train though a long dark soot filled tunnel was somewhat of a disadvantage to the Duck. So although the Duck lost the race it always felt that the fact it was only after a photo finish meant that; had the race been run fairly things would have ended differently?  The train itself achieved a new world record of 126 mph (203 km/h) which still stands as a world record for a steam train to this day, although the Duck is keen to point out he is faster.

MMMMmmm  I feel maybe this Master Plan is not working as planned after all. . . . . . . . . . . . . DAMN

A quiet day in the village 


  1. Do you make these drawings? They are very good. This post made me chuckle. The image of a duck following a train into a tunnel... perfect! Love the duck stuff. Thanks for dropping by my blog!

    1. Yes all the drawings are mine. there is nothing clever to them I draw most of them with a cheap ball point pen then photograph them and turn them into a JPG. Then I will do something like solarise the image or add a bit of colour with a rather basic but free photo adjust software on my trusty PC

  2. A master plan that features motorcycles....sounds good to me! I SOOOO miss riding my own but at least I have the memories of riding through all 48 states (42 of them solo as a 58 yr old widow).

    DB McNicol, author
    A to Z Microfiction: Meat

    1. Well that is impressive. But I feel Ducks are more likely to turn up on this blog that motorbikes . . .