The very lovely Poppy Patchwork blogged about it the other day - http://poppypatchwork.blogspot.com/
and I confess to being the same. Not that there is anything wrong, which is what the word confess implies!
I love word games - being brought up in the 70s and spending a lot of time with my Mum and Nanna.( Dad was with us but usually working or fishing! ) I would watch them as a child wondering who would win. They would play scrabble till the
death time came for us or them to go home. Once I was finally allowed to play - they went for the juggler hahahaha I do mean the jugular but that image made me laugh, as if we had our very own court jester at home! - fresh meat! Actually what happened was they'd help me find the best words on my little church pew letter holder, until I was robust enough to fly solo - too much dithering however, had them leaning over with a 'let's see what you have'. Hangman played on paper at first then oh how I loved my MB Games version of it.
The 1970's = perfectly fine to sell a game meant for children with a creepy man and a hangman's noose on it!!
My Mum and Nanna did crosswords - a monthly Puzzler magazine where I was allowed to do the word search, the spot the difference and the silhouette colouring in. My Nanna had the biggest red dictionary. It lived in the sideboard and was only brought out in the absolute last chance of not getting a word. It had bible thin paper and was very well used. When countdown arrived on TV they'd get their notebooks out and play along! My beloved Nanna would have LOVED Lingo that's on ITV right now.
So when word ladders as I called them back in the day arrived on my phone in the form of
Wordle - of course I played it! My Mum doesn't have the internet but I might let her have a go when I call in to see her in the morning before Dudley is due! I am proud to say I have 100% success rate
I also do worgle - same as wordle but with 6 letters
quordle - a form of hell where you can not escape ( 100% so far hahahahah ) this was yesterday's puzzle - I managed it with 0 chances left! It comes up with little phrases! Skin of teeth was yesterday's! Do you know what I learned last year that has revolutionised my life? Well it's a little exaggeration but the snipping tool - so if I am on my laptop and I have not transferred my photos for the blog onto my phone but I have posted them elsewhere online - I can go find them and use the snipping tool! It's like Print screen but better! I never even knew it existed. But now I do , hence my quordle pic!
and Nerdle - same hellish feeling but with numbers - I do it for the challenge but it is a chore rather than pleasure!
Girdle - something else my beloved Nanna used to try and foist upon me - her 18 hour one was her prized possession - she was teeny weeny and 7 stone wet through - why she needed an 18 hour girdle is beyond me! We call them magic knickers now! ( Just checking you are still reading )
There's once called absurdle which I thought was about Geography but I think I was wrong - its a word game but very annoying as the rules state
LONG RULE EXPLANATION very complex!
So I had a couple of goes - SNIP with my guesses typed in
Worldle - one about maps and geography - no thanks! I dropped Geography as soon as it was possible!
one called sweardle where the rules made me laugh my head off!
Anyway, my sister and I do these 4 every morning and I have been sharing them on facebook etc but I think I might stop that as it is annoying of me hahaha
I really do not need any more forms of procrastination at all. I meant to share a photo yesterday of my cooked smokey gammon stew but forgot so here it is! Looks very much like the uncooked one, just a bit darker.
Hopefully you will allescape unscathed by the incoming storm. I plan on doing very little today betond an online shop, some knitting in front of the TV and something in my craft room - don't know yet - I may make a teeny outfit for a polar bear! And if I get bored - I've a jigsaw and some books to occupy myself with! ( * I never ever get bored - this is because I was allowed to have unstructured, unoccupied by my parents time where I had to just 'be'. Children these days are so highly entertained and stimulated from the minute they wake up til they go to bed they cannot just 'be'. It explains a lot of unwanted behaviour in my line of work! Oops hadn't meant to get my soap box out!
lots of love from
Rachel *needs a cup of tea now* Radiostar xxx