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Venturing out of my lair
Over on HabitRPG I have acquired a guild. Part of the acquisition process was to give the guild a name and a purpose. Someone had already suggested "Get Outside", which I really liked as an idea and I suggested a slightly more gameified name "Venture outside your lair" and my challenge was better than hers and I'm a more experienced Habitican and have gems to offer as prizes, so I got the guild and she got a runner up prize.

Anyway...

Today I ventured out of my lair and into town by going the long way round. On the way I passed these daisies...

Daisy



Cricket match

The batsmen have managed to grab a quick single.


...and finally I got a shot that would do for this week's theme for the Weekly Alphabet Challenge Flickr group.

27/52

This week's theme was: Intermission: ?@!"&:) (punctuation)

Yes, we're past the half way mark now in 2015 -- scary thought!

Toy Room sign

There wasn't as much punctuation about in town as I'd hoped. Of course the modern tendency is to use as little punctuation as possible. No longer do we put commas after Dear Sir or Madam at the start of letter or the Yours sincerely at the end. And in these days of supermarkets, the Grocer's Apostrophe is not seen as often, at least not round here. However, I did spot this sign which seems to be using apostrophes as emphasis, not realising that the more correct use is to indicate sarcasm! Though I suppose if I wanted to be charitable, I might assume it's a quote from an appreciative customer. Note also the bonus ampersand. :)

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puddleshark From: puddleshark Date: July 4th, 2015 07:29 pm (UTC) (Link)
Wonderful summer pictures!

There wasn't as much punctuation about in town as I'd hoped...

LOL. Perhaps there is a gang of pedants who hang around the town causing trouble, and the shopkeepers have become too frightened to try their hand at apostrophes and colons.
heleninwales From: heleninwales Date: July 5th, 2015 05:15 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks. Those daisies are so photogenic.

Re punctuation, I did see one grocer's apostrophe, but it was in a shop window and not in a position where I could photograph it. Otherwise I like your idea of roving gangs of pedants causing fear and despondency amongst shopkeepers.
muuranker From: muuranker Date: July 6th, 2015 09:07 pm (UTC) (Link)
No one told me!!! (" No longer do we put commas after Dear Sir or Madam at the start of letter or the Yours sincerely at the end. "). I do. I'm finding it difficult enough to stop putting two spaces after a full stop. It took me two decades to stop putting the commas in addresses, and I was told when learning to type, aged 17, that was no longer current business practice ...
People must think my emails are quaint. Or something.
scallywag195 From: scallywag195 Date: July 5th, 2015 12:17 am (UTC) (Link)
I love the flowers!
heleninwales From: heleninwales Date: July 5th, 2015 05:15 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks. Those big daisies are just so photogenic in the sunshine.
cmcmck From: cmcmck Date: July 5th, 2015 03:23 pm (UTC) (Link)
A nice day for the cricket!
heleninwales From: heleninwales Date: July 5th, 2015 05:16 pm (UTC) (Link)
It was indeed, even though the Welsh are not particularly noted for their cricket playing, the town does have a team.
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