#54 Trainee Terrorist cell


Who said that the rest of your life is spent looking  back at your childhood okay I admit it – I know the gist of loads of quotes – but not who said them or exactly what was said.

Anyway seems my childhood in ‘War torn Ulster’ is never far away from me. Arms have been decommissioned – but not memories.

My son discovered ‘fun snaps’ which are like caps we had when we were small.  Yesterday I discovered him stuffing shredded paper into the inner of toilet roll and putting in about 5 fun snaps.  He was making home-made dynamite he told me.

Robert told him to stop it as it was too dangerous.  I agreed, better to put dried hay inside in, insert a taper you could light into the centre of in, and double the amount of ‘fun snaps’!

So there we were under cover of darkness in the back yard.  Charlie was looking out with his binoculars from behind the safety of the sunroom.  I was in the garden with my rubber gloves on ready to light the match.

Well it was a bit of an anti-climax as I had to light it twice and each time I heard the quotes from Halloween in my head. Never go near a fire work even if it looks like it has gone out.

To describe this ‘device’ accurately – it was like an  overly aggressive candle.  Charlie was delighted and I was delighted as I told Robert, it would make a funny blog.

Never blog about terrorism or explosives he warned.  He told me of a cornish folk singer who was arrested for inciting terrorism – he sang about Cornish independence.  He was raided at 6am one morning four years ago, arrested and kept in custody for a day.

So on Robert’s reckoning – I will be ‘lifted’ tomorrow morning before the school run.  Tempting eh?

About joanniemitchell

An enforced lady of leisure. A Lady who cant afford to lunch! I was in Corporate Sales for Global Entertainment Company until 17th January when I had the phone call - 'Meet me in the office with HR'. Now am pursuing my Masters in Professional Writing and looking on the upside after Redundancy.
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4 Responses to #54 Trainee Terrorist cell

  1. peterhobbs1 says:

    Very nice, I remember childhood things like that and only hope my son doesn’t discover some of them. Not sure if the flaming bag of dog excrement on the front porch of an annoying neighbor is something he should know about. Just have to keep him off these blogs I suppose.

    Well done 🙂

    • Peter -my childhood in ‘THe Troubles’ was on a rural farm – but much easier to big up the ‘I survived a war’ card – much more mileage in that really. But your story sounds great!! Thanks for the comment 🙂

  2. Great writing Joan – so much fascinating stuff in your life – from bombs to Disney! I can definitely see a book here. Go for it!

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