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June 29, 2013

Happy Birthday…

by cobbies69

30th June 2013 Sunday

Also posted on Restawyle my own site.  Restawyle2     

One Year Old Today….

My Birthday as well.  [I am more than one year old, unfortunately.]


This was my first design of the blogpaper header.  An edited version of a real newspaper heading. But after a couple of uses I changed it to a green colour.


This one as you might see is very similar, but it does have a few small differences.  The launch and blogpaper fonts are different. But even with this one I was not happy with it. Yes it looked like a good normal newspaper heading but it was not really fully 100% mine. Yes the editing altered the original to make it mine, but the foundation was not mine. So I decided to start from scratch and came up with the design below. I do quite like it, if I say so myself.

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Some related articles..

The one above is my latest and now most used, it is crisp and clear, and is easily recognisable as a paper title/header. I like to use it when writing specific subjects or ideas, to make my post a little different to others. It also seems to justify the post and make it a little more believable or meaningful. I have tried to use it as a newspaper would with their articles, but actually after checking through my posts I have not used it as often as I thought. I have used it on my Writing Hell blog a few times as well, and, here on Legends Undying my Sunday guest posting. So maybe I might have to have a word with the editor and see what is going on,, is there not enough stories, I cannot believe this.  Watch this Space.

Tomorrow.. July 1st and is the start of July Camp- Nanowrimo, and although I have enlisted with the intention of trying to finish my story ….        

‘The Birth of the Wizard Prince’


As the day gets closer, I am not really sure about actually doing it, my mind is not fully open to this project.  When I first decided on doing it my frame of mind was completely different and prepared, but cannot be sure now.  However,  after saying this I will try to give it my best shot. After all I have completed all three of my previous attempts.

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June 8, 2013

July CampNano’

by cobbies69

Sunday 9th June 2013…

Hi guys I am back, maybe only temporary, not sure yet. will have to see how it goes..But a great thanks to James allowing me to do as an when. Keeping my options open.

So James, Thank you.

After seeing other on the Facebook Nanowrimo pages and the amount of people joining in on this project.. I just thought shall I? Still not 100% sure, still 21 days to go to be absolutely sure. So I will post this and see if I get any feedback, which would be greatly appreciated.

Due to unforeseen, and unexpected circumstances.. I will probably have more spare time on my hands this coming month. I was not intending to do the July CampNano. My reasoning behind me doing, or trying to do it is that I do write better under pressure of time. The quality might not be there, but this is me, but I do seem to relish the battle of word counts against the clock. I always enjoy the logging of word count and seeing the percentage required to finish in time.. My current story ‘Birth of  the Wizard Prince’ which I did in the April Campnano, I reached my word count and completed the challenge. I did not, however finish the story, and it is still in the writing. So I thought I might be able to finish the story when under pressure against the clock.   Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated..and if I do attempt the project again, would you like my weekly updates.. And if I get put into a cabin maybe might get some that want to communicate,,,  and this would make a story to tell as well… All is starting 1st July 2013, but preps are going on now….

Would any one like to read the story in small chunks posted weekly when each piece has  been satisfactorily would be incentive for me at the same time.


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May 11, 2013

Michael Morey’s Hump!

by cobbies69

Sunday 12th May 2013

Michael Morey’s Hump.

Not a Forest Tale,,I.o.W one.

Michael Morey, a man who had murdered his grandson. Michael Morey was a woodsman and had never seen large amounts of money – but the boy had inherited a small sum: from whom no one is sure. But Michael Morey wanted it, he wanted it all. He did not like the idea of the boy having more than him! Should it not be that the eldest held all purse strings.

Michael Morey now in his sixties said to his grandson one day “Come and help your old granddad at his work.”

Down to the woods they went, and there Michael Morey hacked off  his grandsons head with a bill hook. Then he hacked of the boys arms and legs, stuffed them into old leather saddle bags, and hid them in the forest undergrowth.

Michael Morey may have been a greedy man, but he certainly was not a clever one, so it was not long before the law caught up  with him, and was taken to Winchester to stand trial. He was naturally found  guilty and hanged. The body was later returned to the Isle of Wight and a gibbet was erected on an old tumulus, and there the tarred corpse swing in the wind until it fell to the earth and the remains were buried in the old mound.

And should you go to the mound at midnight, and should you wish to circle it widdershins (anticlockwise) twelve times, and then call out ‘Michael Morey’ three times his ghost will then appear. Why anyone would want to do this I hazard a guess, but apparently some impressionable ghost hunters did try this in the recent times. Unfortunately no one knows what they saw, because none of them will talk about and allegedly they no longer do ghost hunting. The gibbet post is said to have used as a beam in the nearby Hare and Hounds public house, which is also supposed to be the proud owner of Michael Morey’s skull.

Pleasant story I hear you saying quietly to yourselves, and I hear the evil laugh in the distance getting closer and closer. But it is these reasons that this has survived the folklore because of the unnaturalness of a grandfather murdering his grandson. It could be though,that the location was what has kept this story alive. Michael Morey’s Hump is a Bronze age barrow, which also has Saxon remains buried in it. One day when you go there, you will however be rewarded with some wonderful sights of the eastern Wight.It is one of the singular places, and maybe the grisly story of Michael Morey has added it to the more ancient stories.

The skull that the Hare and Hounds has in it’s property is not that of Michael Morey it is far too old, and is said to come from the burial grounds.

If you get a chance to visit hen I really suggest you do, but be careful wouldn’t want you to lose your head…  😉

All info courtesy of Folk Tales by M O’leary.



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