WWFC writing challenge and a Sofa Conversation

To all of the people taking part in the WWFC writing challenge – and any other readers I have.

I have recently started the mammoth task, of scanning a whole life’s worth of photographs on to my computer. I have been doing it for the last few weeks and I have just as many weeks left, probably more, before I finish. I keep finding more, long forgotten albums, tucked away, with yet more memories. of holidays, days out, parties and lots of family fun. Not to forget photos of Mo and I when we were young. Once I’ve finished, I will be making movies for the family’s viewing pleasure.

Why am I telling you this? I’m telling you, because I feel bad that I can’t spend the time taken to comment on all of your posts. I am enjoying reading them as and when I take a break from scanning, but I just don’t have the time to comment on them, so forgive me.

The following is a conversation we had while watching the X Factor, a while back. It seems I forgot to post it.  What’s new?

sofa backIt was disco week on X Factor. We remember disco fondly. We used to go out dancing regularly, so some of the music holds fond memories for us.

“Here we are folks….. Live, on stage….. performing a medley of their hits is….. CHIC….. along with …….”

Mo and me, in unison: “Who?”

They start singing and he starts playing guitar and mumbling words into the microphone.

Me: “Oh I remember all of these”

Mo: “Yes, but I never knew his name”

Me: “No, me neither……. I still don’t”

Performance ends and he is interviewed, as all the star turns are, every week. Interview over. “OK guys, give it up for …….” (crowd applause) he leaves the stage.

Me: “I still don’t know his name”

Mo: “Me neither”

We look at each other and burst out laughing.


Why is the X Factor audience so loud?

Or is it that we are both going deaf?


  • No you aren’t going deaf. A lot of TV shows are having the audience sounds louder than the announcer. Drives me crazy!! BTW…I adore your sketches, they are just darling.

    • Well, between you and I, I do have hearing problems, but that doesn’t alter the fact that the sound is way off in these programmes. It’s time they got their acts together and sorted it out.

  • You do what you need to do. We’ll all be right here when you get done. Enjoy the memories.

    Bwahahahahahahaha. You two have the best laughs. No you’re not going deaf. Things are just too loud anymore.

    Have a fabulous day you two. Big hugs. ???

    • We get so mad at having to have the control in our hands constantly adjusting the volume.

  • ReformingGeek

    Good Luck on your photo project. That is quite an undertaking!

    Yeah, those sketches are adorable.

    Hubby and I have to use closed-captioning on those types of shows. They drive us nuts!

    • Closed-captioning is a good idea. We may try that next time. It’s nice to know that we’re not alone in this.

  • Ron

    “I just don’t have the time to comment on them, so forgive me.”

    No worries, Babs, we understand. And I think it’s awesome that your doing this with your photographs. And I can only imagine how much time it’s taking.

    And this post? HILARIOUS!!!!!!!!!!! And not only the post, but the faaaaabulous graphics you made to go with it. You are so talented and clever!

    LOVE that last one of you and Mo laughing!

    X to you both!

    • Thanks Ron. I may have time to comment on the odd one or two, but can’t go through them all. This is the biggest job I’ve taken on for years 🙂

  • I think I might have had that same conversation!

    • I’m so glad we’re not alone and it isn’t age related 😉

  • AhahAHHAhHAhHAhHAhahAH! Oh Babs! You and Mo are forever making me laugh!

    Also – I feel badly too, not being able to keep up with all of the WWFC writing challenge blogs. But there are only so many hours in a day!

    And I LOVE that you’re working so hard to preserve all of those photos. It’s absolutely wonderful. And extremely time consuming!

    • We make ourselves laugh ha ha! Mo has had to create a special work space for me, to make the scanning a little easier on my back! It really is a huge job, but I’m in no hurry 🙂

      • Yeah ­ take your time with it ­ enjoy it ­ don’t hurt yourself over it!!

  • I smiled through this entire post. I can picture you two sitting there giggling. I would love meeting you two and going on an adventure somewhere…. I bet I would smile so much my face would hurt!

    • I often wish we didn’t live so far away and could meet up with bloggers. It would be so much fun.

  • That’s funny! Hubby and I have moments when turn to each and ask “what did he say?” I understand about your project and the time it takes. The WWFC challenge takes a fair bit of time too, which is why I’m so late getting to this post. Sorry!

    • Oh, please don’t apologise. I can imagine how much time that takes up. I am trying to read all the posts, but some days I have to play catch up.
      I hadn’t realized just how many photos I had. So far I’ve scanned in about ten albums of photos.