To ‘8813’…

 

—a while ago, I wrote this little poem:

‘If ever bored and lonely … (Who to talk to…? What to do…?)

I’d at last found a solution … I could simply turn to you…

We would take a seat together, always lingering for a while,

But to get a word in edgeways took a fair amount of guile…

It occurred to me one morning, that I didn’t know your name,

All we seemed to have in common was our online ‘Scrabble’ game…’


…so I used the little ‘Chat’ box in the top righthand corner of the screen and we now know each other quite well! 😉

As opponents we are well-matched with little between our scores and I reckon there’s an equal total of each of us winning or losing a match …

We chat regularly about the happenings in our day-to-day lives and the main reason for me writing this now is because I’d been talking about the view from my window these past few days. I don’t do Facebook so the only way I can post a photo for you is on here …

…so, Sarah, while you’re enjoying temperatures of 34 degrees on the third day of Autumn in Australia, ours have crept up to 3 degrees on the third day of Spring …

…see you on the board later… 😉 xx

  

4 thoughts on “To ‘8813’…

  1. Thank you for your lovely poem and message Marilyn! I am so glad to have ‘met’ you on the Scrabble game! I thoroughly enjoy our games and ‘chats’! The views from your window of snowy scenes look so beautiful; you are very lucky! I look forward to seeing you ‘on the Scrabble board’ soon!

    Sarah Xx

  2. Thank you, Sarah! Made me smile last evening when, just before my bedtime, you were off to the market to buy fruit and veg…..with our snowy conditions, deliveries haven’t been getting to the shops and the thought of you choosing luscious fruits and vegetables seemed like a luxury beyond our reach at the moment! 🙂 Off to see whether you’ve nabbed that precious triple word square while I’ve been sleeping…… 🙂 xx

    1. I hope those deliveries can get through to your local shops soon, Marilyn. I am loving our Scrabble games so much! Thank you for being such a lovely friend and opponent! Sarah Xx

  3. Well, there was very little in the supermarkets here yesterday but ‘The Thaw’ is now with us, roads are clear so the shop staff will soon be working flat out on our behalf stocking those shelves again, I guess. One thing that times like these do is to make us more appreciative of all the things we normally take forgranted….
    And it’s very refreshing playing Scrabble with you, Sarah….although I think we now spend more time chatting than concentrating on those tiles…;)
    Thank you, too, for being a lovely friend…. and for whetting my appetite to discover more about your country. Off to Google Sovereign Hill now…. 😉 xx

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